Toshiba and SanDisk introduce 48 layer 256GB flash memory

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Published: August 6, 2015 1:00:02 AM

Japanese company Toshiba in partnership with SanDisk has introduced their 256GB flash chips.

Japanese company Toshiba in partnership with SanDisk has introduced their 256GB flash chips.

Toshiba has the smallest flash cells in the world at 15 nanometers, which it stacks in 48 layers to maximize density.

The new chips add in 3-bit tech to put even more bytes in, helping it double the storage of chips. The result will be faster and more reliable memory for smartphones, SSDs and other devices, reports the Engadget.

It will also result in cheaper and faster memory chips for smartphones and other mobile devices.

Toshiba’s in the process of building its new fab plant in Japan and said the 256Gb chips will be available sometime in 2016.

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