SMART Storage Systems Introduces Cloudspeed 1000 SSD Line And Steps Out With The NAND Band

Having been involved in the storage industry for several years, we can tell you first hand that, traditionally, storage companies have typically been very conservative when it comes to marketing strategies. This all changed at Storage Visions 2013 where SMART, not only introduced the new high endurance Cloudspeed 1000 line but also, introduced their new NAND Band to the world …

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Samsung SSD Angels On the Job At CES 2013 Las Vegas

The Samsung SSD Angels made their first appearance at CES Las Vegas 2013 and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to put them to the test.  For those new to the Samsung SSD Angels history, they have traveled the world ‘showing the Samsung love’ by upgrading sometimes unsuspecting people to the world of SSDs. Not wanting to pass up a great …

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OCZ Unveils Vector PCIE SSD at CES 2013 Las Vegas

Our visit with OCZ at the Venetian in Las Vegas this morning resulted in a close up of their new flagship Vector PCIe consumer SSD that is expected to be released sometime in the next quarter of this year.  The Vector PCIE SSD is driven by two Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers and is available in 240, 480 and 960GB capacities …

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Marvell Partners With MemoRight To Enhance SSD Offerings

Marvell Technology (US-based) has reportedly invested in Memoright (Taiwan-based) to enhance its SSD offerings to include firmware, this according to a Digitimes story.  This alliance w0uld allow Marvell to couple its SSD controllers with Memoright’s firmware technology, and let Marvell offer a more complete SSD solution to its customers and clients. The SSD controller IC market is currently dominated by …

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Marvell Unveils Dragonfly NVDRIVE – World’s First NVRAM-Powered PCIe SSD Cache Solution

Marvell has announced availability of the Marvell DragonFlyTM NVDRIVE – the world’s first NVRAM-powered PCIe SSD cache solution.  This turnkey enterprise-class caching solution with built-in SSD modules extends the company’s award-winning DragonFly NVCACHE and NVRAM adapter product offerings that were released last August.  The DragonFly NVDRIVE is targeted to large-scale Internet and cloud computing datacenters.  It will dramatically scale both …

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Just How Far Will SSD prices Drop?

For many models of solid state drives, the last two years has been turbulant with certain models dropping from $3/GB to less than $1/GB.  A quick look at e-tailers, even today, shows quality brand name SSDs as low as the 80-90 cents/GB range.  The Crucial M4 256GB SSD has even been seen on sale as low as 67 cents/GB!  According …

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Kingston Wi-Drive Now Available in 128GB Capacity

Kingston has released an upgrade to one of our favorite toys lately which should interest a number of readers.  As you may remember, we reviewed the Kingston Wi-Drive in a 64GB capacity a while back and it deservedly received out Innovations Award.  Quite frankly, I never expected the Wi-Drive to be so useful and it has since become one of …

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