DDR5 DRAM is getting a lot of attention. It is gaining a lot popularity due to its wide memory span.  Even though the specifications of it are no released yet, the development of it will begin in 2020. This DDR5 DRAM has many benefits. Some of the benefits are that users will be able to cram a lot more computer memory into their PCs which will make certain application run faster, this is necessary for many people and big companies that care about being efficient and getting the most done in a short period. Also, it is being denser and could consume less power that could lead to extending battery life in certain laptops.


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As of March 2016, Samsung has started to send out their 15.36TB solid state drive (SSD) and has been tagged to cost an approximated 10,000. Although it is viewed as a high ranged piece it results to be cost efficient being sold for an approximate 63 cents per gigabyte compared to many other consumer SSD. Due to Samsung’s PM1633a SSD high performance and efficiency it isn’t necessarily marketed for the average gamer and computer geek but for a higher stature of capacity needing customer such as the enterprise class. The Gargantuan Samsung storage drive is twice as fast as the average consumer SSD is capable of,” read and write speeds up to 200,000 and 32,000 I/Os per second (IOPS), respectively, and it sports sequential read and write speeds up to 1200 Mbps.”


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“Intel’s new SSDs include the consumer 600p SSDs, which are priced at $69 for a 128GB model And $359 for a 1TB drive” Intel is a large corporation that priorities and makes it one of their top goals to be efficient and diverse with its customers. Because Intel is always trying to find ways to improve their products, they came up with the idea of expanding their lineup of SSD with their 3D NAND chips. These chips will be more affordable for consumers and enterprises.


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On August 31, 2016 Lucas Mearian wrote an article for Computer World talking about how Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd has unveiled its new RAM that is 1000 times the performance of DRAM. Not only this, but Fujitsu also announced that the data is stored like the NAND flash memory.


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The solid-state drive market has AMD entering it again with Radeon drives. These Radeon drives are for laptops and desktops. With a very low price for the 120GB, in US dollars it comes out to be only $40.99. They happen to be compatible with the SATA III 6GB interface, it is also able to plug into a computer’s 2.5-inch hard drive slot.


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The Transcend SSD370S which retails for $320 is a premium solid-state drive (SSD) and is offered from the brand you trust. Transcend has been the leading manufacturer for solid-state memory and the storage business for the last twenty years.


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Samsung Electronics most advanced removable memory card has been released.  The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) was purposely composed for a higher resolution on mobile devices which include DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. A wide variety of storage size offered which include 32, 64, 128, 256 (GB)s with different cards.


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Intel Corporation, one of the world’s premier semiconductor chip maker, has finally launched the much anticipated “Knights Landing” (KNL) version of their MIC Xeon Phi processor. This new chip offered by Intel is the first full implementation of Intel’s Scalable System Framework and differs from its predecessors in three critical ways. First the chip is a bootable CPU and not a PCIe accelerator. Second the chip has an on-die Omni-Path interconnect for high bandwidth and low latency scaling between nodes.


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Agam Shah, wrote an article for PC World talking about Seagate’s newest 8TB external drive. Seagate’s 8TB storage will have capabilities to work with Raspberry Pi and Chromebooks. The name of Seagate’s product is called the Backup Plus Hub. The article was posted on June 22th 2016.


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The computing industry is constantly on the hunt for higher speed for both data storage and data transfer. Taking advantage of the technology development that is persistently on the rise, the industry was able to overcome an enormous obstacle such as not being dependent on the conventional form of energy, and instead it started simply operating on a source of light.


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