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KILLER BLACK FRIDAY AMAZON TECH AND SSD DEALS

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Before we start, I am always asked for this link to the Amazon Best Sellers List for SSDS!  It may reflect some great pricing throughout the day and is a great resource whenever one is looking for the most popular and best value SSDs. Well today’s the day and if there is any time of the year to make the …

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Swissbit Announces New SD and Micro SD Memory Cards Featuring pSLC Technology

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Swissbit is announcing their new S-46 (SD) and S-46µ (Micro SD) memory cards for high performance and high endurance applications.  Swissbit is a leading European manufacturer of DRAM and flash memory devices.  Both of these new Swissbit memory cards utilize the latest MLC flash memory with a page-based firmware translation layer (FTL), along with a single bit per cell (SLC) …

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Microsemi Provides the Industry’s Highest Density, Lowest Power PCIe Switch

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Microsemi, has announced today that they are now offering a new PCIe Gen3 Switch, its Switchtec PFX PCIe switch. The Switchtec PFX PCIe switch provides for the the industry’s highest density and lowest power for data center, defense, communications, and industrial applications. These new switches enable PCIe solutions in a variety of systems from general purpose applications requiring low power and high-reliability PCIe …

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Toshiba’s ZD6000 Dual Port NVMe SSD Powers DDN IME14K All-Flash Application and File System Accelerator Software

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Toshiba, has just announced that their ZD6000-series NVMe SSDs will now be featured in DDN’s latest servers to provide for the capacity, quality, and reliability needed for the latest application acceleration and burst buffer technologies. Their collaboration enables the DDN IME14K to deliver redundancy, low latency, and game changing performance at the application layer, providing impressive compute ROI. DDN achieved …

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WD Announces World’s First 64 Layer 3D NAND

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This week Western Digital Corp. announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half …

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Crucial Expands MX300 Line With More Capacities & Form Factors

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Just a month after we reviewed the Limited Edition 750GB model, Crucial is now announcing the release of more capacity options for the MX300 family. It is now available in 275GB, 525GB, the original 750GB, and 1TB. In addition, there will also be an M.2 SATA version that will be released next month in what is said to be all capacities and a 2TB …

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Micron Simplifies Path to Next-Generation All-Flash Data Center with Introduction of Micron Accelerated Solutions

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On Tuesday Micron Technology, Inc. introduced to us new NVMe SSDs for the enterprise market, however, that was just one of many announcements. They also announced the creation of Micron Accelerated Solutions, a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers. The first suite of Micron Accelerated Solutions are designed and developed in close collaboration with …

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Micron Accelerates Data Center Storage with New NVMe PCIe SSD Portfolio

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Micron announces a new PCIe solid state drives that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These new drives extend Micron’s rich portfolio of SATA and SAS SSDs that enable customers to extend and improve their legacy data center infrastructure …

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