There are very few manufacturers who make storage components for mobile device, there’s Samsung, Toshiba and Western Digital, with the drama at Toshiba yet to settle, only Samsung seems to be dominating with their 64-layer V Nand technology.
WD under its newly acquired Sandisk brand has introduced new portfolio of advanced iNand embedded flash drives for smartphone devices leveraging on its own 64-layer 3D NAND technology and give Samsung something to think about. Capable of managing storage for the demands of modern day smartphone, the iNAND flash drives are thin, lightweight and able to manage wide range of demanding data-centric applications, including augmented reality, high resolution video capture and rich social media experiences, as well as emerging artificial intelligence and Internet of Things. It is estimated by end of next year, average storage capacity will climb to over 60 gigabytes per smartphone globally.
Made for flagships the iNand 8521 EFD delivers double the sequential write speed, and up to 10 times the random write speed compared with previous versions and is built to take advantage of the latest Wi-Fi speeds and network enhancements as service providers transition to 5G. Meanwhile the iNand 7550 is targetred for low end devices, and is capable of sequential write performance of up 260 MB/s and random read/write performance of 20K IOPS and 15K IOPS respectively.
Both are set to be be available and currently being sampled by OEM’s with capacity from 32GB to 256GB.