Micron Announces Development Of 16nm Flash Process Technology As Moore’s Law Rolls On

Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in storage technology, is announcing sampling of its next-generation 16nm (nanometer)  process technology.  Micron’s 16nm node is both the industry’s leading Flash process, and the most advanced processing node of any semiconductor device in sampling.  This latest die shrink will enable the industry’s smallest 128-Gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash memory devices. Micron’s …

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LSI Introduces PCI-E 3.0 SAS 9300 HBA Family, Delivers Industry-First 12Gb/s Performance For Enterprise Environments

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LSI Corporation has introduced the LSI SAS 9300 host bus adapter (HBA) family, the industry’s first 12Gb/s solution for high performance servers, workstations, and external storage systems. The LSI SAS 9300 HBA family accelerates storage and meets the high performance applications needs for a range of environments including transactional databases, Web 2.0, data mining, and video streaming and editing. According …

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SanDisk Extreme II SSD Review (480GB)

A few weeks ago we posted a review on the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB capacity SSD and it turned out to be one of the stronger contenders we have seen to date, and most definitely the strongest using a Marvell controller. We wanted to today follow that up with an analysis of that same drive, this time in the 480GB …

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Western Digital Grabs Storage Acceleration Software Specialist VeloBit

Western Digital Corp. has announced the acquisition of storage system performance acceleration software specialist VeloBit.  Previously a privately held company, VeloBit has made a strong name for themselves with ground-breaking software technology that utilizes SSDs to create a transparent application acceleration layer to significantly improve storage system performance.  VeloBit will be integrated into HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), Western …

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TSSDR Affiliate Tech Reviews for July 9, 2013

Summer is truly here!  We just returned from a motorcycle ride out to the hills of West Virginia.  While we didn’t go totally without our electronics, we did give ourselves a ‘time-out’ to enjoy our friends and a beautiful technology free wedding. That being said, back to reality and the fact that we love our electronics and sharing information with you. …

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VR-Zone Update — More Intel SSD 5Q Roadmap Info Published

As TSSDR reported a couple of days ago, Chinese site VR-Zone published Intel’s latest SSD roadmap.  This roadmap indicates a pending 530 model release, along with M.2 NGFF form factor and mSATA series.  VR-Zone has now posted an updated model chart related to the roadmap. The model chart indicates that the 530 series will be offered in M.2 form factor …

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SanDisk’s Enterprise Portfolio Strengthens Yet Again With Acquisition Of SMART Storage Systems

SanDisk Corporation, a worldwide provider of flash memory storage, is announcing that it has agreed to acquire SMART Storage Systems.  SMART is a developer and producer of enterprise-grade SATA and SAS solid state drives (SSDs).  SMART Storage Systems has been experiencing rapid growth in its own right, with approximately $25 million in revenue in the latest business quarter that ended …

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