Document Type

Trade Journal Article

Completion Date

Fall 2020


[excerpt] In the rapid development process of data storage, 3D NAND is the next generation of this technology in which the semiconductor flash cells of the solid-state drive (SSD) are stacked vertically to increase storage density and read / write efficiency. Originally announced by Toshiba in 2007, but with Samsung creating the first commercially available 3D NAND SSD in 2013, the technology is still extremely new to the market. Despite this, it has already proven to be far more effective and reliable than its 2D NAND counterpart. However, the question remains is it worth the upgrade.

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