WD is now shipping 96-layer 3D NAND to customers

Posted on Wednesday, May 30 2018 @ 13:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Western Digital revealed it started shipping 4th generation BiCS 3D NAND flash memory to some of its clients. This memory features 96-layers and is used for storage devices sold in retail, which likely implies it's used for inexpensive USB drives and/or memory cards.

The 96-layer BiCS4 lineup from WD will include both TLC and QLC NAND flash memory chips, with capacities ranging from 256Gb to 1Tb. Previous company statements indicated it would first do 256Gb 3D TLC NAND flash, before moving to higher-capacity 3D TLC and eventually 3D QLC chips with a capacity of up to 1Tb. More details about WD's NAND roadmap can be learned at AnandTech.

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