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.......

Researchers See Gloom And Doom For SSDs–Shortsightedness Never Ceases To Amaze

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have announced that SSDs only have about a decade of life left before they become impractical from a functional standpoint. The researchers have stated that as flash memory shrinks, read and write latency, not to mention cumulative bit errors increase. Apparently, one of the team members wrote a paper which asserted that the …

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VIA Announces Upcoming SSD Processor Design Based On Tensilica IP

VIA Technologies, well known for their various peripheral controller solutions and low power x86 processors, has announced their intention to bring an SSD controller to market. According to VIA, the processors will be based on technology licensed from Tensilica and will offer 4x the performance of competing solutions. Specifically, Tensilica stated that their solution compares favorably with simply raising clock …

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Starboard Storage Systems Emerges – Launches AC72 With SSD Acceleration

Starboard Storage Systems, a company that was apparently just launched today, has announced the release of their AC72 mixed storage system. Facilitating what Starboard is calling “Application Crafted Storage”, the new unit should allow administrators to employ a “set it and forget it” attitude when it comes to managing storage. This will allow the focus to be exclusively on maintaining …

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ATP Releases Velocity SI Pro SSD As SLC Comes Into Season – 240GB Specs Detail Lifespan of 8000TBW

ATP Electronics, well known for their high performance memory products, has released their new Velocity SI Pro industrial grade SSD. The newly released LSI Sandforce based drives will offer up to 500MB/s read and write speeds, not to mention 60,000 4k random read IOPS. The SI Pro will utilize SLC flash and has gone through extra validation for things like shock …

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Maingear Releases Six Core Laptop With 1.8TB Of SSD Storage

Maingear, well known for their high performance custom PCs, has announced the release of their Titan 17 gaming laptop. Fully decked out, this beast will include a Core i7-3960x, 32 GB of ram, 2 Geforce GTX 580Ms in SLI, each with a 2GB framebuffer and, the star of this show, 1.8 TB of SSD storage. In this configuration, the brimming behemoth …

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Runcore Announces Pro-V Max SSD as Perks Overtake Presentation

Runcore, well known for their myriad SSD products, has announced the release of their new Pro-V Max series of drives. The products will be based on the SF-2281 and offer Read/Write speeds of 560MB/s and 520MB/s respectively. The drives will also deliver 87K burst IOPS, and over 60K sustained IOPS. They also mention that the drive has a score of …

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Nimbus Data Announces E-Series SSD Array And Gives HDDs A Run For Their Money

Nimbus Data, well known for their enterprise storage systems, has unveiled their new E-Series storage array. The E-Class products will offer software support for iSCSI, FibreChannel, Infiniband, 1Gbe and 10 Gbe interfaces. In addition, they will be compatible with both NFS (network file system) and CIFS (common internet file system). The new product can also function as a giant RAID device, and includes RAID …

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