Toshiba Launches 128GB Embedded NAND Flash Memory Module

Jun 17, 2010 by John Messina report
Toshiba Launches Industry's Largest Embedded NAND Flash Memory Modules. e •MMCTM Compliant Embedded Memories Combine up to 128GB NAND and a Controller in a Single Package. Credit: Toshiba Corp.

(PhysOrg.com) -- Toshiba announced today the first ever 128GB embedded flash memory chip using 32 nanometer processes. The entire design is less than 0.06 inches thick.

The new 128GB embedded device integrates sixteen 64Gbit (equal to 8GB) chips fabricated using Toshiba's 32nm process technology and a dedicated controller into a small package measuring only 17 x 22 x 1.4mm.

Using this new memory module in a system would yield recording up to 2,222 hours of music at a 128Kbps bit rate, 16.6 hours of full spec HD video and 38.4 hours of standard definition video. HD and SD video are calculated at average bit rates of 17Mbps and 7Mbps, respectively.

No customers have been announced yet however Apple would seem to be a likely candidate since they are one of the largest customers for and occasionally will use Toshiba memory for their iPhones, iPods and Macs.

should have test samples of the 128GB chip available by September, with mass production starting in the fourth quarter of this year. The module is sealed in a small FBGA package only 17 x 22 x 1.4mm and has a signal layout compliant with the JEDEC e•MMCTM V4.4.

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More information: www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2010_06/pr1701.htm

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bg1
not rated yet Jun 17, 2010
Wow!
trekgeek1
3 / 5 (1) Jun 17, 2010
Just get the read/write cycles worked out and my 250 Gig laptop hard drive will be feeling kind of silly, since I'm fairly sure it's thicker than 1.4mm.
ScientistAmauterEnthusiast
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 17, 2010
500gb / 1tb sizes and then we will talk. I have over 258GB of music, who the hell listens to 128Kps audio? :S
mysticshakra
2 / 5 (4) Jun 18, 2010
Who? Everyone who isn't a self important audio dick.
Anthony_Casey
Jun 18, 2010
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Koen
5 / 5 (1) Jun 18, 2010
8 of these NAND Flash modules is a TB.
Its dimension, about: 1.7 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm ??
Fits in most devices, probably.
Coldmochi
not rated yet Jun 29, 2010
HOLY BALLS!!

I am proud of You Toshiba, my computer is Toshiba too lolollolol
CHollman82
not rated yet Aug 10, 2010
500gb / 1tb sizes and then we will talk. I have over 258GB of music, who the hell listens to 128Kps audio? :S


What are you talking about?

Do you realize this is not a hard drive? This is embedded flash memory...

No one said only one of them will be used in any given consumer device either...

Sometimes people on this site need to get some incite into the topic before deciding to comment on it...