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posted by martyb on Wednesday December 06 2017, @02:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the big-things-coming-in-small-packages dept.

Samsung has announced that it is producing 64-layer 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) NAND chips for smartphones and other mobile devices. The chips boast 860 MB/s sequential read and 255 MB/s sequential write speeds, and 42k/40k random read/write IOPS.

Toshiba has announced its own 64-layer UFS chips ranging from 32 GB to 256 GB.

Also at Engadget and ZDNet.

Previously: Samsung 256 GB UFS 2.0 Phone Storage is Faster than some SATA SSDs
Samsung to Offer New Type of Flash Memory Card


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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Wednesday December 06 2017, @02:22PM (7 children)

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Wednesday December 06 2017, @02:22PM (#606132) Homepage Journal

    I just paid $300 extra to get 256 GB of flash for my iPhone.

    That's about half of what I need to hold my music collection. I expect I'll have to buy an iPhone 13 someday.

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    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday December 06 2017, @02:25PM (2 children)

      by takyon (881) Subscriber Badge <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Wednesday December 06 2017, @02:25PM (#606134) Journal

      Look at the high roller!

      I should start cyberbegging so I can buy a Raspberry Pi Zero.

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      • (Score: 3, Informative) by inertnet on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:15PM (1 child)

        by inertnet (4071) on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:15PM (#606151)

        I've got the cheapest strategy:

        1: A new technological achievement is announced
        2: Wait a while until the item becomes available
        3: Wait some more until it's affordable
        4: GOTO 1

    • (Score: 2) by ledow on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:03PM (3 children)

      by ledow (5567) on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:03PM (#606209) Homepage

      For that price you could have bought a couple of 256Gb (or maybe one 512Gb if you could find it a tiny bit cheaper) micro-SD cards and stuck them in any normal old phone.

      But, hey, if you'd rather be constrained to a new device every time you fill up the storage, feel free.

      • (Score: 2) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:33PM (2 children)

        by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:33PM (#606224) Homepage Journal

        I have been typecast as an apple coder

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        • (Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Wednesday December 06 2017, @07:31PM (1 child)

          by Nerdfest (80) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 06 2017, @07:31PM (#606317)

          You've also handed a huge pile of cash to a company that is training people to rent devices rather than own them.

  • (Score: 2) by donkeyhotay on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:15PM (5 children)

    by donkeyhotay (2540) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:15PM (#606150)

    Samsung just announced better magic crystals for smartphones and other mobile devices.

    Toshiba has announced their own, similar, magic crystals.

    Samsung and Toshiba are both now hoping that you will run out and buy new google-boxes with their new magic crystals, even though your current magic crystals work just fine.

    These new magic crystals will contribute to the advancement of civilization by making it possible for you to put more animated cat's ears on countless selfies.

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:23PM (1 child)

      by takyon (881) Subscriber Badge <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Wednesday December 06 2017, @03:23PM (#606157) Journal

      These new magic crystals will contribute to the advancement of civilization by making it possible for you to put more animated cat's ears on countless selfies.

      Correction: These new magic crystals will contribute to the advancement of civilization by making it possible for you to store countless selfies with animated cat's ears added.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06 2017, @07:09PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06 2017, @07:09PM (#606287)

        Gentlemen, gentlemen, we can now add more cat's ears to more selfies! There are enough to go around.

    • (Score: 2) by fyngyrz on Wednesday December 06 2017, @04:46PM

      by fyngyrz (6567) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 06 2017, @04:46PM (#606201) Homepage Journal

      even though your current magic crystals work just fine.

      Oh, don't worry. Your* non-replaceable battery will ever weaken as it reaches towards its max number of charge cycles, and your* non-replaceable flash memory will begin dropping data as it reaches towards its maximum number of write cycles, and the increasingly bloated and ever-higher-level abstracted (and ever-less-functional, and ever-poorer user-interface-laden) apps you* buy will eat both of those resources ever faster as the resources themselves shrink day by day...

      ...and you* will want those new magic crystals, or you* won't be able to post your latest angst-fest on fleecebook and twaddle.

      New magic crystals for everyone!* Yay!

      * Not necessarily you you, but the generic "you" that makes up the vast majority of the marketplace.

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    • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:24PM (1 child)

      by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday December 06 2017, @05:24PM (#606218)

      > These new magic crystals will contribute to the advancement of civilization by paying for geeks' salaries so they can tinker around with useful stuff in their spare time

      I'm -unusually- grasping for a sliver lining in an ocean of cynicism.

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