You probably haven’t heard of the Flash Media Summit, and for good reason.
The annual industry conference relentlessly focuses on a single niche—ultra-fast flash-based storage. What’s more, it does so in a way that tends to highlight the underlying technology and its potential datacenter applications more than consumer-centric applications. It’ll never garner as much coverage as CES or E3 or Computex.
But PC enthusiasts should keep an eye on the Flash Media Summit. We’ve sifted through all the announcements from this year’s conference and present here the most radical and truly exciting reveals. Many of these harbingers focus on datacenters today, but they’re a glimpse into the glorious future of storage for all users—a world where massive, ultra-fast SSDs stuffed with revolutionary 3D chips are the norm, and a world where phones pack as much onboard storage as