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Apple’s Next MacBook Air, to Add a New Flash Memory Chip?

Written on July 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple's next-gen MacBook Air is adopting a new Flash memory chip to make the device more faster.

A recent report coming from revealed that will be adding a new Toggle DDR 2.0 type of NAND into its next ’s drive. The so-called “Asian electronics component person”, from whom the website got the information, clearly stated:

“Current SSD device Blade X-gale supporting SATA 2.6 will be abolished and new 19nm flash memory will be packaged into smaller chip and will be soldered on base circuit directly.”

The new Flash memory chips, which will replace the current SSD stick format, will be mounted directly on the device’s motherboard. By this update, it is expected that users will experience a much faster MacBook Air with 400Mb/s, a better performance through the new ONFI 3.0 standard, and a good device with “half the number of channels, providing both a cost and space savings”.

Apple’s MacBook Air is also said to be working on different ways to improve the life of their device’s batteries. This was in accordance with ’s report last year, claiming that a low-power mode could strengthen a notebook’s battery life.

“The resulting power throttling capability enables the drive’s high-performance levels without any increase in power consumption over a 40nm-class 16Gb NAND-based 256GB SSD. The controller also analyzes frequency of use and preferences of the user to automatically activate a low-power mode that can extend a notebook’s battery life for an hour or more.”

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