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Samsung stuffs 2 TERABYTES into flash drive for ordinary folk


"Each drive contains 128 32-layer 128Gbit Samsung 3D V-NAND chips"

Surely not? It can't be possible to fit 128 chips inside a 2.5" drive. They must mean 4 chips each containing 32-layers (effectively 128 layers, each storing 16Gbytes/128Gbits).

Either way, 128 layers of silicon must consume a large area of wafer. No wonder they're so expensive. I can't see there being much room for price reduction / economy of scale in future.

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