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Intelligent Machines

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X4 flash memory chips can store four bits per memory cell instead of the two bits per cell of conventional chips. Thanks to the extra bits, a memory card of any given capacity should be 20 to 30 percent less expensive.

Credit: Joshua Scott

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Products: X4 Flash Memory

Cost: $10 to $200, depending on capacity and retailer pricing

Availability: Now

Source: sandisk.com

Company: SanDisk

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