Where will your flash media come from and can you trust it?

Flash - who can you trust

Have you tried to purchase flash memory recently? You may have found that the high end flash is harder and harder to come by. The primary reason is that Apple is the largest consumer of the latest 3D Nand flash, leaving less and less for everyone else. As more people demand newer and faster Apple iPhones, iPads, and laptops, means that Apple, who eats first when it comes to flash production, takes the lion’s share of the top quality flash on the market. 3D NAND makes up half of all flash memory production for total flash media and 3D NAND flash availability will remain tight as Apple devours more of it for their iPhone production.

What does that mean? It means that many of the USB and SD flash drives on the market today are forced to use either substandard flash memory or outright downgraded defective flash to fulfill orders and keep up with demand. Since it’s very difficult to identify what brand, type, and grade of flash are used in each flash device, manufactures are playing fast and loose with their production for the consumers. That leaves us with two choices: expensive 1st tier flash in limited quantities or take your chances with low cost unregulated, inconsistent 2nd and 3rd tier flash that’s flooding the market and causing more and more aggravation and headaches for suppliers and users alike.

Vinpower is changing that outlook by working with both flash manufacturers and suppliers as well as flash controller chip manufacturers to offer high grade flash media for a low cost. We are able to mitigate the problem flash by using our flash hardware that can identify and weed out the low grade or inconsistent flash so those are not passed on to our customers. Through close relations and onsite product testing and evaluation, Vinpower can navigate the tricky flash market and support even the most discerning clientele with pricing that will entice everyone.

For more details about Vinpower’s offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

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