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Josh Zale

Technology Editor, covering SSDs and every other piece of interesting engineering you can think of. I’ve been intimately involved with computer hardware since 1998, and haven’t looked back. There’s always something new to learn about in this industry, and I wouldn’t have it any other way…….

Violin Memory Releases Flash Optimized Data Management Accelerating Enterprise Virtualization

Violin Memory, well known for their innovative all flash storage arrays, has announced the release of a fully integrated data management solution from Symantec meant to complement the already numerous capabilities built into their products. The new features should make it considerably easier for companies to manage and protect their sensitive data. The new functionality includes cloning, snapshots, replication and …

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Sonnet Releases Upgradeable HD-SDI Enabled Tempo SSD PCIe Cards

Sonnet Technologies has announced the release of its 2.5″ Tempo SSD cards. The “Pro” variant will support up to two SATA 6 GB/s SSDs configured in RAID 0 in order to provide an aggregate bandwidth of up to 900MB/s while the non-pro version provides accommodations for one drive. The Tempo SSD and SSD Pro cards will be priced at 149.95 …

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Micron SSD Business Update: Future Of The SSD Industry And The Virtues Of Vertical Integration

Micron Technology held a press conference today regarding the future direction of Micron and of the solid state storage industry in general. They touched on several interesting aspects of the industry, going into detail on both the consumer and enterprise SSD markets, both of which are becoming important staples in Micron’s bottom line. This is excellent news for the industry, …

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Intel To Develop Ultrabook SSD Specs As Naysayers Are Put On Notice

Intel, well known for, um, just about everything, has announced their intention to release a unified set of Ultrabook SSD specifications. This comes in the wake of Ultrabook manufacturers releasing their products with SSDs of all shapes and sizes, which has had the side effect of making it difficult for consumers to increase their storage capacity without breaking the bank, if it’s …

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Crucial Adapts Phison Controller in New v4 SSD SATA 2 Family

Crucial Technology today announced the imminent release of their Crucial V4 SSD. Crucial’s new V4 will be equipped with a SATA 2 interface, underscoring the demand for lower end SSDs in the marketplace. Crucial’s new product will deliver read/write speeds of up to 230MB/s and 190MB/s respectively. The new drives will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB …

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Transcend Announces SSD320 As Max IOPs Becomes Irrelevant

Transcend, well known for their myriad storage and memory solutions, has announced the release of its new SSD320 6Gb/s SSD. The LSI Sandforce based drive will deliver read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively. Also offered is random 4k performance of up to 87,000 IOPS, up from from the 60,000 IOPS seen on most garden variety SF-2281 based …

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