Micron’s new 3D NAND memory might usher in a new generation of SSDs with lightning speed

Micron has stated that it has developed a 232-layer 3D NAND memory that will go into full production later this year.

The storage device, which Micron calls “the world’s most sophisticated NAND,” is made by splicing together two 3D NAND chips and has a capacity of 128GB (1Tb).

The business has not released performance figures for its 232-layer chip, but has hinted that it may outperform its current 3D NAND offerings, paving the way for faster and larger SSDs.

NAND flash is a form of non-volatile memory found in a wide range of storage devices, including memory cards, USB sticks, and portable drives, as well as SSDs for computers and servers.