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Kingston 200GB SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review – Kingston Gets Back to the Enterprise

Kingston, like other memory manufacturers, wanted to get into the solid state storage game a few years back. At the time they chose to partner with Intel, offering their own label on the chipmaker’s first gen SSDs like enterprise-oriented X25-E. Eventually, they branched out with new controllers from Toshiba and JMicron, resulting in a bewildering array of options. More recently, Kingston switched to …

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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

Many organizations implement a “rip and replace” model using cheaper consumer-grade SSDs, and when they inevitably meet their demise under intensive workloads, they’re simply removed and replaced with new drives, increasing the cost of storage. Instead of moving up to much pricier solid state storage options, simply burning though cheaper drives makes more financial sense. SMART Storage Systems’s new CloudSpeed …

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SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD Review

The race to get the performance and longevity of expensive SLC flash at MLC prices has been going on for some time now. SMART Storage Systems believe that their unique blend of technologies has the potential to replace SLC-based drives in many applications, helping to tip the scales of price vs. performance in favor of high-endurance MLC products. SMART’s Optimus SAS …

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TCS Proteus Plus 256GB Military/Industrial Ruggedized SSD Review

Today, we’re once again forging a trail off the mainstream with a something a little more unusual than our normal fare. We have another military and industrial SSD from Telecommunication Systems (TCS) in house, and we can’t wait to scope it out. “Mission Critical Application” is any application in which failure of the Product could result, directly or indirectly, in personal injury or …

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LSI Extends PCIe Flash-Caching to EMC and Cisco Blade Products

LSI has put together a little something for the Cisco servers of the world. Leveraging EMC VFCache caching software and LSI’s Nytro WarpDrive PCIe solutions, LSI intends to extend PCIe SSD caching to EMC’s storage systems attached to Cisco’s Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. The goal is to reduce latency and service times in storage transactions coming from EMC’s storage …

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TCS Galatea Ultra-Rugged 100GB SLC SSD Review

This report covers the TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) Galatea line of ultra-rugged SLC SSDs. Adhering to the MIL-STD-810 military specifications governing a multitude of ultra-ruggedized requirements, this SSD is designed for ultimate reliability in the harshest of environments. Designed and tested with the most hostile environments imaginable in mind, these SSDs are surely amongst the toughest storage mediums available. INTRODUCTION This …

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