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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller With Support For TLC NAND — CES 2015 Update

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We were privileged yesterday to meet with Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion to discuss their latest SSD controller, the SM2256, which features support for TLC NAND.  Historically, TLC NAND has had a reputation of having low endurance and reliability, and hence was not suitable for use in solid state storage devices.  Fast-forward to today, and ... Read More »

Trusted Computing Group Booth – Storage Visions 2015 Update

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With computers in use reaching the two billion mark and mobile phones exceeding the world population, security is mission critical. Based on IDC estimates, about half of all data is unprotected. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reports that 536,508,478 records have been breached from unencrypted drives that were lost, stolen or hacked since 2005. This has led to some substantial lost ... Read More »

SATA-IO Readies SATA Express For Prime Time — Storage Visions 2015 Update

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Day two at Storage Visions finds us visiting the SATA-IO booth and talking to Paul Wassenberg. Paul is the Director of Product Marketing for Marvell, and also a SATA-IO board member.  The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies for the purpose of providing the industry with guidance and support for ... Read More »

Samsung Unveils Portable SSD T1- Storage Visions 2015 Update

Storage Visions 2015 - Samsung Featured

While about the exhibit floor here at Storage Visions 2015, we couldn’t help but notice a small gathering around Chris Geiser, senior memory and storage product manager at Samsung. It turns out that all the commotion was for a sneak peak at a new 3D V-NAND powered external SSD, the Samsung Portable SSD T1! Samsung’s Portable SSD T1 is a ... Read More »

Marvell’s New 88NV1120 Pictures Display Ultra Small Controller – Storage Visions 2015 Update

Marvell 88NV1120 Featured Pic

This afternoon at Storage Visions, we had the fortune of bumping into our close friend Mike Chen, Marvell SSD and Strategic Marketing Director, who had a bit of a surprise in store.  Some might remember Marvell’s announcement of their new 88NV1120 and 88NV1140 controllers back in December, but we don’t think anyone could have imagined a controller this small. Contained ... Read More »

LiteOn Technology Corporation — Storage Visions 2015 Update

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Next up at Storage Visions 2015 is a visit with LiteOn Technology Corporation, who is both an OEM supplier and also offers products under its own brand. They have been much more aggressive in the last couple of years in developing and marketing SSDs under the LiteOn label. Our meeting today was with Darlo Perez, managing director at LiteOn, and ... Read More »

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