Those of you who watched us record our podcast over at last night got an early peek at this:

More details on the JMicron 612 SSD controller - Storage 2

Noteworthy items:
  • Integrated USB 2.0 port (upper right)
  • JMF612 ARM 9-based 8-channel controller
  • ELPIDA SDRAM cache (unlisted part number, but most likely 16MB)
  • Toshiba 4GB 43nm process flash memory (suggesting this is a 64GB unit assuming double sided PCB)
It’s interesting to see flash memory from someone other than Intel or Samsung make an appearance on a (soon-to-be) production SSD.  Hopefully Toshiba can scale volume and capacity and bring some much needed competition to the field.