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
> 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.
I concede that's a fair point :-)