Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:51

We run into SanDisk at CES 2015

CES 2015 Las Vegas, NV – SanDisk Impromptu meeting   
Occasionally when you are at CES you run into some interesting people. This happened yesterday when we were hanging out with the guys from eteknix.com. We had the chance to catch up with the SanDisk gang and talk about storage for a few minutes in the Lobby Bar at the Palazzo. Although SanDisk did not have much new to show they did have some cool products that we are looking forward to get into the lab in the near future.

Sandisk company unveiled its first SSD drive with capacity of up to 4 TB. It is a solid state disk Optimus Max from Optimus series. The disc is based on the 19 nanometer architecture NAND chips and is manufactured in the factory which Sandisk shares with Toshiba. Optimus Max is optimized for tasks that are oriented towards reading data such as image storage and daily provides a total of 1-3 direct data set.

Hynix Fire

Hynix Fabs 1 and 2 in Wuxi, China were engulfed in flames today after a chemical fire broke out. The fire was large and in many of the pictures circling the internet the buildings appeared to be totally immolated. When the news of the fire broke it was estimated that as much as 30% of world memory production were destroyed. This led to much speculation about memory shipments and prices as well as how long the consumer electronics industry will be affected.