Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices

Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices

Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices

Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices


Anyone familiar with MicroSD cards, mobile phones and even tablets will know that their internal storage is more often than not painfully slow. Not all NAND is created equal, and the NAND used in portable devices is certainly not going to offer the same performance as a desktop grade SSD, but it looks like things are going to change. 

This is where the UFS (Universal Flash Storage) specification comes in, with plans of replacing existing eMMC storage standards with increased memory bandwidth and reliability, offering end users with some hefty performance boosts. 

Samsung has already released UFS memory cards with capacities from 32GB to 256GB and Read and write speeds of up to 530MB/s and 170MB/s respectively, which is a huge improvement over traditional MicroSD cards. 

Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices

With their new 3D NAND Micron wishes to create their first UFS embedded memory chips for mobile devices, some of which integrates 3GB or LPDDR4 or the even lower powered LPDDR4X memory. LPDDR4X offers the same performance as LPDDR4 but with a 20% reduction in power consumption.  

These new memory packages will allow mobile phone and tablet manufacturers to create devices which offer increased memory performance and lower power consumption, which will certainly be qualities of interest for several companies for creating future mobile devices.   


Micron launches their new 3D UFS SSDs for portable devices  

Micron says that these are the industries smallest 3D NAND memory dies, measuring in at just over 60mm squared, making them ideal for small form factor devices.  

With increases in storage speeds, applications will load much faster when using these new memory chips with this new chips space saving nature enabling device makers to use bigger batteries or simply make their devices even smaller. 


You can join the discussion on Micron's 3D UFS NAND memory for mobile devices on the OC3D Forums


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10-08-2016, 13:14:15

I think this is gonna get popular. Now we just have to wait for mass production and then mobile companies to get it into phones. I'd say next year??
I also think this is gonna be a a massive upgrade, like going from a HDD to a SSD. Because even with all these phones with 6+ cores and 2GB+ of memory, with SD cards I find basically all of them still lag at certain points because of loading times. Hopefully this would rectify this issue.Quote

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