Windows 10 May 2020 update bricks your SSD
The Windows 10 feature update that was released in May of this year can brick your SSD. In this update the feature drive optimization was enabled, which uses defragmentation. Defragmentation is only good for hard disk drives (HDD) not for solid state drives (SSD).
Microsoft released a large Wind... Read more
Enterprise SSDs prices are 10x higher than Hard disk drives
Hard Disk drives (HDDs) are the most preferred in the market. The reason for this is that SSDs cost about ten times more, and they are not going to come down anytime soon. It would seem that the gap people expected would close, hasn't, and many are left to wonder if it will.
SSDs are much cheape... Read more
Toshiba Memory acquires SSD department LITE-ON
Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation (TMHC) has announced the acquisition of the SSD business of the Taiwanese company LITE-ON. LITE-ON is a company that supplies optoelectronics, storage, semiconductors and other devices.
LITE-ON started its SSD department in 2008, with the aim of designing, develop... Read more
Samsung produces SSDs with hundred-layer V-NAND memory chip
Samsung has started mass-producing new 250GB SSDs that feature 100-layer V-NAND. It is the first time in the industry that such a V-NAND memory chip is made, according to the company. In recent years, the number of layers has been increased time and again to get more capacity in a single chip.
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Microsoft changes SSD security settings to encrypt your data
Last June, security researchers discovered that it was quite easy to bypass SSD hardware encryption. This required a maximum of one hundred euros in tools to reset the SSD drive's firmware. Microsoft now seems to have solved that problem.
The problem found only affected the hardware encryption of da... Read more