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How SSDs & VNAND work


Teddy T. writes:

In this video, I modelled the inside of a VNAND microchip. After a lot of arrays and copying models, I made an array 100 layers tall by 800 cells deep by 500 cells wide. This ended up being a MASSIVE layout- but the real layout is closer to 100x 40,000 x 50,000. It just give you a sense of the insane size of microchips.

This video took about 3 weeks of modeling, and then 2 months of animating to do all 18 min & a short 3 min abridged video.


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Teddy Tablante

I am an engineer that wants to get others excited about engineering as well. I worked 8 years as an electrical and mechanical engineer on subsystems in machines that make microchips, specifically on Ion Implanters. I want to inspire others to get into engineering, so I decided to learn Blender. Eventually, I left my engineering job so I could make high-quality educational engineering videos for YouTube. My hobbies are: cooking, inner tube water polo, frisbee, and lindy hop dancing.


  1. How nice this video! Was everything modeled with Blender?
    Very professional. This is an excellent documentary, congratulations

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