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What Does the Future Hold for NAND Manufacturing?

In 2013, Samsung, Toshiba and SanDisk lead the global NAND flash market and in 2016, Western Digital made moves to purchase SanDisk in a deal worth nearly $19 billion. Now Toshiba, with joint venture partner Western Digital, is looking to sell its NAND flash memory unit in order to avoid bankruptcy.  As Toshiba searches for its buyer, the number of NAND manufacturers looks to be consolidating further. Price Hikes and …Read More

More Speed for your SSD – NVME Expected to Replace SATA and SAS in the Future

While traditional hard drives appear to be sticking around for a while, chip-based solid state drives (SSDs) continue to advance and improve in sales and are becoming a large part of the future. Experts from Gartner are expecting that total revenues from SSDs will exceed those from hard disk drives (HDDs) for the first time in history this year. Although not all experts in the market agree to that forecast, …Read More

The Risk of Reusing Smartphone Memory Chips in Brand New USB Drives

Where do your USB drives come from? At an international computer forensics conference in March of this year, experts and law enforcement collaborators discussed a serious challenge investigators are facing when analyzing data from USB drives. Martin Westman, digital forensics and storage media expert, and Aya Fukami from the National Police Agency Japan, have found evidence that in some cases, old data from former computer users can be found on …Read More

Apple macOS High Sierra and APFS – what can we expect?

Since the inception of Apple Inc., we have seen groundbreaking products come to life, like smartwatches, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, an Apple Server and a variety of Apple computers.  The company developed different operating systems for each range as well: watchOS for smart devices, iOS for iPhones and Tablets, tvOS for Apple TV and macOS for. However, the file system used in these operating systems still relies on the 30-year-old …Read More