While we wait here, thought someone might enlighten me on the implication of moving to 19nm geometry. Other than being able to get more storage in a smaller space, what other benefits are there?
Wear out happens much sooner and less reliable for long term data retention but cheaper $ per GB. Best practices would probably be read heavy server environments or single user workstations.
cheaper, more readily available nand supply, uses less power . I also noticed they are using toggle nand which is faster than regular MLC. I'm pretty sure the MLC version of Deneva 2 was using regular synchronous MLC nand as opposed to the toggle nand they are using now. This should give it a speed boost and makes you wonder if the new Vector will be using the same nand?
Looks to me like they are expanding supply chain so as not to be as vulnerable to supply (artificial) shortages due to having only one supplier. Didn't Toshiba and Sandisk announce 19nm NAND this year? I believe Micron uses 20nm process node and will be moving to 16nm, I like this strategy it will help maximize revenue.
part of the reason of the shortage in 25 NM was all nand makers moving to smaller dies, they doing so because you get a larger yield off a wafer. more yield, cheaper price, only thing unknown is how well it hold up in wear.
we shall see in a year or so tbh.