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Samsung Magician 5.0 Released – Is Less More?

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SSD toolboxes are quite useful for monitoring your SSD’s health, updating its firmware, and more often than not, have some other features built into them to optimize the operating system and/or boost the SSD’s performance. Almost every company has one, but one company is more well known for theirs over anyone else. Whether it is because of the sheer number of SSDs …

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Micron Announces 5100 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs With Tunable Drive Performance

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Micron is announcing their latest enterprise SATA SSD lineup, designated as the 5100 series. This new series of enterprise SATA SSDs gives data storage platform designers the ability to future-proof their data storage with ideal combinations of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. The 5100 series provides IT with a realistic upgrade path as storage systems migrate to an all-flash data …

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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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Silicon Motion Announces Industry’s First SD 5.1-Compliant Merchant Flash Controller

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Silicon Motion is announcing that its premier SM2703 SD Flash controller has now attained the performance standards of the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements to meet the latest SD 5.1 specification.  SM2703’s fastest random read performance of up to 2000 IOPS and random write performance of up to 800 IOPS meets the A1 performance standard, and provides compatibility with …

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ADATA Announces SD700 Durable External SSD With 3D NAND

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ADATA is announcing the SD700 durable external SSD, representing the first time that a 3D NAND SSD has achieved the IEC IP68 dust and waterproof specifications compliance, as well as military-grade shock resistance.  The SD700 utilizes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, allowing it to connect to Windows, Android and Mac OS devices.  The USB 3.1 Gen 1 connection enables …

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Plextor Announces EX1 External SSD With USB Type-C Interface

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Plextor is announcing a new generation of external SSDs that feature a USB Type-C interface.  The Plextor EX1 is slim and lightweight, as well as offering extreme data transfer speeds.  The EX1 features a shock-proof case design that is both rugged and attractive, offered in either a  titanium silver or gold finish. The USB Type-C interface (USB 3.1 Gen 2) …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

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Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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SMART High Reliability Solutions Announces HRS-M1 Highly Ruggedized SSD With MLC NAND

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SMART High Reliability Solutions is announcing their latest 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD, designated as the HRS-M1.  Highlighting SMART HRS’s exclusive focus on highly ruggedized, highly secure and highly reliable solid-state storage solutions, the HRS-M1 comes housed in a high-strength and industrial designed enclosure to protect the components from harsh environments.  Key markets for these SSDs include aerospace, defense and industrial …

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Transcend Announces New SSD230 Featuring 3D NAND

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Transcend is announcing its newest SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND and an SLC cache.  The SSD230 is built in the 2.5” form factor, and reflects Transcend’s move to 3D NAND flash technology for its latest SSD offerings, with its ability to increase storage capacity at reasonable price points, as well as enhanced performance and reliability. As we try to increase …

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