HP EX920 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – Great Speed for a Dynamite Price

High performance, low power, increased system responsiveness, high reliability, small form factor, minimum weight, enhanced ruggedness along with high data integrity and security; these are the selling points made by HP with respect to their newest HP EX920 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD.  As much as this description might fit any of the latest gen M.2 SSD family, HP …

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Review (1TB)

There are three constants evident in the storage industry in recent years, these being increased performance, increased capacity and lower pricing.  We could probably include such things as product build quality and warranty in this, however, those three features traditionally have made up that golden triangle.  The consumer wants value. They need a higher capacity and with media quality and …

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Microsemi Announces Expanded Opportunities for Cloud Data Centers – Adaptec Smart Storage Now Compatible with AMD EPYC Processors

Microsemi is announcing that its family of 12Gb/s SAS/SATA host bus adapters (HBAs) are now compatible with AMD’s EPYC™ series of processors.  This applies to the Microsemi Adaptec HBA 1100, the SmartHBA 2100 and the SmartRAID 3100 series of HBAs.  Data center customers utilizing AMD EPYC processors and looking for a storage adapter solution can utilize Microsemi’s full lineup of …

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Marvell Announces Industry First NVMe Chipset Solutions for Data Center SSD Applications

Marvell is announcing the launch of several innovative NVMe-based chipset solutions that will accelerate time from development to market for application-optimized SSD deployments in data centers.  Marvell’s newly-developed and highly versatile devices can be tailored to specific cloud and enterprise workload requirements, improving capacity, performance, latency, power requirements and cost. The continued growth of cloud services and new technologies, such …

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Nimbus Data Announces World’s Largest SSD at 100TB! – Powering Data-Driven Innovation!

Nimbus Data is announcing the ExaDrive® DC100 – the largest capacity of solid-state drive ever produced at 100TB!  This represents more than 3 X the capacity of the nearest competitors, and the ExaDrive DC100 also consumes 85% less power per terabyte (TB).  Nimbus Data’s innovations have reduced total cost of ownership per terabyte by 42% as compared to competitors’ enterprise …

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Toshiba Announces KumoScale Storage Software for Cloud Applications

Toshiba is utilizing the 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit to announce general availability of their new KumoScale™ storage software for cloud applications.  This new NVMe-oF™ (NVM Express™ over Fabrics) shared accelerated storage software enables the use of NVMe-oF to make flash storage accessible over a data center network, providing a simplified, flexible abstraction of physical disks into a …

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Toshiba Announces New Data Center SSDs Featuring BiCS FLASH™ 64-Layer 3D NAND

Toshiba Memory America is announcing expansion of its portfolio of SSDs for data centers with the addition of new PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs that feature Toshiba BiCS FLASH 64-layer TLC 3D NAND in several form factors.  Their new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSDs provide robust performance and reliability for read-intensive usage scenarios such as streaming media, big data analytics …

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Bootable VROC RAID0 and 4x Intel Optane 800P SSDs

It has been some time now since Intel introduced VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) and VROC provides for a capability on our motherboards that all would have hoped to see some time ago; the ability to create a bootable RAID configuration.   At the consumer and enthusiast level, VROC is only available in newer X299 chipset motherboards at present, and these …

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Intel Optane 800P SSD Review (58/118GB)

If you are in touch with storage technology at all, Intel Optane will be familiar to you and, in fact, we have even gone so far as to describe it as a ‘game changer’ or ‘disruptive technology’ in a previous report.  If you are not ‘up to spec’ on the ins and outs of storage, let’s just say that SSDs …

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Plextor M8V SSD Review (256GB)

Today we are going to take a close look at the Plextor M8V. Just like the top of the line Plextor M9Pe we just reviewed last week, this new value-oriented SSD from Plextor promises to come into the market guns blazing. It is filled with Toshiba’s BiCS3 TLC NAND and powered by an SMI 2258 controller. Together this combo can easily …

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