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SanDisk Announces TLC Based Ultra II SSD — Over 90,000 Read IOPS For 50Cents/GB!

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SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage solutions, is announcing the Ultra II SSD, their first TLC memory equipped SSD, which is being targeted to the mainstream notebook and PC market.  Notebook-compatible SSDs continue to increase in capacity, at the same time as they continue to go down in cost.  More and more laptops and notebooks are shipping with ... Read More »

Enterprise Flash-Based Storage Adoption Is On The Rise

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Historically, Flash-based storage has been considered to be a rather expensive niche technology that is targeted at a rather narrow range of workloads, as opposed to anything resembling mainstream technology.  According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis, the tide is definitely beginning to turn to much broader adoption of Flash-based storage for data center usage.  The momentum for this ... Read More »

LSI SandForce SF3700 Displays 1.3GB/s in Mixed Workloads – FMS 2014 Update

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As much as the LSI SF3700 speaks to 1.8GB/s performance as a spec high data transfer, this year at FMS they are focusing more on real-world performance and endurance. Currently, we are seeing the SF3700 controller reaching 1300MB/s in mixed 80%/20% read/write workloads in this demonstration. The SATA interface is designed as uni-directional, meaning it only allows for reads or ... Read More »

Plextor M6e PCIe SSD Wins Best Of Show — FMS 2014 Update

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Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, has won a Best of Show award for most innovative flash memory technology at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California.  Plextor’s M6e PCIe SSD was first-to-market for this technology that interfaces into a PC motherboard’s M.2 slot, eliminating the need for either a power or data cable. The M6e ... Read More »

Samsung Announces SM1623 SAS-Interface SSDs To Enhance Enterprise Offerings

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leader in solid-state storage technology, is announcing mass production of a new high-performance SAS-interface SSD featuring 10-nm class MLC NAND flash memory.  The new SM1623 is targeted to meet the needs of enterprise customers worldwide who are in need of high-capacity, yet cost-effective SSDs.  Release of the SM1623 enhances Samsung’s lineup of SAS (Serial Attached ... Read More »

PMC FlashTec NVRAM Caught in Action – FMS 2014 Update

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It hasn’t been 48 hours our publishing of PMC’s newest NVRAM release and we were able to get some first hand shots, and also see it in action. Relatively new in popularity as of late, the NVRAM takes advantage of DRAM performance in order to speed up system data transfer. The PMC FlashTec NVRAM is capable of unlimited endurance (as ... Read More »

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