Is This the End of Rotating Hard Drives?

by Jeremiah on October 9, 2014

Samsung 3D Vertical NAND SSD

First, the official jibberish:

Samsung Electronics announced today the beginning of mass production of the first 3-bit multi-level-cell, three-dimensional, Vertical NAND flash memory, to be used in solid state drives.

Now you may know Samsung for their kickass smartphones, but Samsung’s largest market share actually comes from their advanced memory technology division. Memory, yes, those tiny chips that store all your data, hot and cold. So what does all this sum up to? Well, the advent of cheaper, faster, better drives, which in short, is pretty much the death of those bulky, error-driven, rotating hard drives.

Exciting news, but they’re not quite out there yet, so hold your horses before you take out your wallet for that new gadget just yet.

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