back to article Toshiba and WD indulge in mutual 96-layer flashing: Two partners, two products

Tosh and WD's flash foundry joint venture has begun to pump out 96-layer 3D NAND chips and the two partners are using them to produce quad-level cell (QLC) products. TLC Tosh has a 1TB SSD with 3 bits/cell while it and QLC Western Dig have a 1.33 Tbit chip with 4 bits/cell. Toshiba's XG6 is a single-sided M.2 "gumstick" ( …

  1. druck Silver badge

    Write life?

    What is the write life on the QLC drives compared to TLC?

  2. Kev99 Silver badge

    Sounds like if I decide to replace my 8 year old spinning rust PC some day, NVME is the way to go. I still don't like the idea of a single drive holding so much data which is why my box has three HDDs.

    1. Ian Michael Gumby


      I still have spinning rust, however all of my new builds use NVME and SSDs.

      Today's NVME is wicked fast. I mean that there are faster, but I love the m.2 form factor and lower power and heat. You can build a small server with enough memory and these drives to handle the back end processing for a web app that needs fast response.

      This is all good news!

      8yr old spinning disks are ok until you get hit with a power outage and the machine cycles down. Then when you spin back up... boom. Your drive fails. :-(

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