Samsung Launches 32 GB 30-nm NAND Memory

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Gee, Apple IS the only company that thought to use 2, 4, 8, 16GB sizes in it's model lines. They are also the only ones innovative enough to say "hmm, it has 16GB now... how about we give the new one 32GB!" Yep, it must be them.
 

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I always wondered why disk drives could get away with those even Base-10 numbers, then end up using incorrect counting methods. I'm glad we get a new, better start with SSDs.
 

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What makes you think those numbers are base 10? 2, 4, 8, 16, 32GB are NOT base 10. One GB = 2^30 bytes, so 32GB = 2^35 bytes. The only time I can think of that base 10 is used in computing is in networking (where, if I'm not mistaken, 1Mb = 1x10^6 bits).
 

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[citation][nom]gm0n3y[/nom]What makes you think those numbers are base 10? 2, 4, 8, 16, 32GB are NOT base 10. One GB = 2^30 bytes, so 32GB = 2^35 bytes. The only time I can think of that base 10 is used in computing is in networking (where, if I'm not mistaken, 1Mb = 1x10^6 bits).[/citation]

Good god, can you not read? Disk Drives have been going at 250GB, 500GB, 80GB, etc. All of which are rounded to the nearest 10 in Base-10, yet so many use that archaic 10³ x 2¹⁰ as a MB.

SSDs have been using Base 2 in their number conventions, staying away from the archaic improper MB usage improperly used by Hard Disk manufacturers for so many years. So there isn't a difference between what's on the package and what's reported by the OS.
 

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Then again, doesn't Intel offer an 80 GB SSD?

I honestly don't care about the guts, tell me the capacity and performance and I'm good to go. Stop arguing about silly cr@p.
 

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@TindyTim

I though you were complaining about the GB part, not the number of GBs. Having the number of gigabytes off isn't that big of a deal, you end up losing or gaining a few here and there I guess.
 

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[citation][nom]Niva[/nom]Then again, doesn't Intel offer an 80 GB SSD?I honestly don't care about the guts, tell me the capacity and performance and I'm good to go. Stop arguing about silly cr@p.[/citation]

40 16gbit cells, 80 gigabytes (in the 2^30 x 80 bits sense).
 
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Each 32 GB moviNAND device incorporates eight 30nm 32Gb NAND chips
How do they get 8x 32GB NAND chips in a 32GB flash device?
I think someone was dozing off when they wrote this article!
 

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[citation][nom]ProDigit80[/nom]
Each 32 GB moviNAND device incorporates eight 30nm 32Gb NAND chips
How do they get 8x 32GB NAND chips in a 32GB flash device?I think someone was dozing off when they wrote this article![/citation]

Little b = bits, Big B = bytes.
 
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