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Contamination incident affects ‘at least 6.5 exabytes’ of SSD memory chips

Western Digital and Kioxia announced a contamination incident at their NAND flash memory production sites in Yokkaichi and Kitakami, Japan. In a statement posted on Feb. 9, Western Digital explained that a “contamination of certain material used in its manufacturing processes” was to blame. The company noted that only 3D NAND chips are affected and […]

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What is Western Digital’s OptiNAND?

Among the announcements Western Digital made at its HDD Re/Imagine event on Sept. 1, OptiNAND stood out. At first glance, it appears that Western Digital is simply adding a NAND component into its hard disk drives, but it goes a little bit deeper than that. Although SSDs have seen massive jumps in density and performance […]

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