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 SSDsSamsung to Offer New Type of Flash Memory Card
I've got the cheapest strategy:
1: A new technological achievement is announced2: Wait a while until the item becomes available3: Wait some more until it's affordable4: GOTO 1
I'm holding out for a $300 laptop with 6-12 CPU cores and hardware decoding support for AV1 [wikipedia.org].