Seagate Announces Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD For Cloud Data Centers

Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of data storage devices, is announcing the release of the Nytro™ XF1230 SATA solid-state drive (SSD), an energy-efficient storage solution designed to satisfy the reliability and performance needs of the cloud data centers of today.  The Nytro XF1230 utilizes the SATA 6Gb/s interface, meaning wide compatibility and easy deployment in existing storage architectures. The …

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Microsemi Provides the Industry’s Highest Density, Lowest Power PCIe Switch

Microsemi, has announced today that they are now offering a new PCIe Gen3 Switch, its Switchtec PFX PCIe switch. The Switchtec PFX PCIe switch provides for the the industry’s highest density and lowest power for data center, defense, communications, and industrial applications. These new switches enable PCIe solutions in a variety of systems from general purpose applications requiring low power and high-reliability PCIe …

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Toshiba’s ZD6000 Dual Port NVMe SSD Powers DDN IME14K All-Flash Application and File System Accelerator Software

Toshiba, has just announced that their ZD6000-series NVMe SSDs will now be featured in DDN’s latest servers to provide for the capacity, quality, and reliability needed for the latest application acceleration and burst buffer technologies. Their collaboration enables the DDN IME14K to deliver redundancy, low latency, and game changing performance at the application layer, providing impressive compute ROI. DDN achieved …

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Corsair Neutron XTi SSD Review (480GB)

It has been nearly two years since we have reviewed the Corsair Neutron XT. At its release it was the first SSD we analyzed with the Phison S10 controller and after putting it through the paces, we were quite impressed with its performance at first show. The combination of the S10 controller with all its features and Toshiba’s 19nm MLC NAND …

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WD Announces World’s First 64 Layer 3D NAND

This week Western Digital Corp. announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half …

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Crucial Expands MX300 Line With More Capacities & Form Factors

Just a month after we reviewed the Limited Edition 750GB model, Crucial is now announcing the release of more capacity options for the MX300 family. It is now available in 275GB, 525GB, the original 750GB, and 1TB. In addition, there will also be an M.2 SATA version that will be released next month in what is said to be all capacities and a 2TB …

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Seagate Announces Industry’s First 2TB M.2 NVMe Enterprise SSD

Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of data storage devices, is announcing a first-of-its-kind high-capacity M.2 solid state drive (SSD) that enables data centers to more easily accommodate the exponential growth of data requiring storage, yet still achieving a high degree of computing power and performance.  The 2TB version of Seagate’s Nytro® XM1440 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) SSD is …

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Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD Review (480GB)

Today we are going to look into the performance of yet another entry level SSD. This trend, to offer entry level products, is very strong now and since TLC NAND is readily available, almost every manufacturer out has one of these cost effect drives in their portfolio. While these SSDs aren’t the top performing devices enthusiasts love, they offer significantly better …

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