Virtium Announces StorFly XE Class SSDs – Middle Endurance Category to Extend StorFly Lineup of Industrial-Grade Offerings

Virtium, a leading producer of industrial solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory products, is announcing the expansion of their StorFly lineup of high-endurance industrial SSDs with the addition of the StoryFly XE Class of SSDs. Virtium’s new XE Class of drives fits between their current StorFly CE Class SSDs and their StorFly PE Class drives. The CE Class of SSDs are …

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Samsung 750 EVO SSD Review (120GB/250GB)

Once every so often we get to look at a solid state drive that stands out from the crowd. A recent out stander to the storage scene was the Intel 750 NVMe PCIe SSD that we have grown to love. What if, you’re just entering the storage industry, or even less yet, just purchasing your first prebuilt PC or bare bones kit, …

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Micron Discusses Both MLC and TLC Products Utilizing Their 3D NAND As Well As Future 3D NAND Plans

We had the opportunity last week to chat with Kevin Kilbuck, Micron’s director of NAND strategic planning, to discuss their current 3D NAND generation, as well as their future 3D NAND plans.  Not only for SSDs, data storage usage opportunites for NAND continue to grow in embedded markets, such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial and the Internet of Things. In …

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HGST Ultrastar SN100 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (3.2TB)

With the introduction of the Samsung XS1715, back in 2014, we were able to review our first ever PCIe SSD in a 2.5″ form factor. Utilizing the NVMe interface, it provided from some jaw dropping performance. At the time Intel also had (and still has) multiple 2.5″ form factor PCIe SSDs within their Intel SSD Data Center family lineup. These products, while they aren’t exactly bleeding edge any longer, answer …

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Kingston Announces Acquisition of IronKey USB Technology and Assets From Imation

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., is announcing that it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey™ from Imation Corp. Kingston has been a leader in encrypted portable storage solutions for businesses for over 10 years, when they launched their first DataTraveler encrypted USB Flash drive. IronKey is one of the top …

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PNY CS1311 SSD Review (120GB/480GB)

Yet again, we see a new entrant to the ultra-cheap, entry level SSD market. Aimed at those who are looking for a nice step up from a HDD, but have to pinch pennies, PNY has released a TLC packed contender, the CS1311. Designed to help speed up the computing experience for the everyday user, it isn’t the enthusiast class drive which …

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Sony Enters SSD Market With SLW-M Consumer SSD

Sony Electronics is dipping its toe into the consumer SSD market with the release of their new SLW-M series of consumer SSDs. Sony had been selling some SSDs in Japan, but this is their first foray into the international SSD market. Image source :  techpowerup.com The SLW-M is to be sold in two capacity points – 240GB (SLW-MG2) and 480GB …

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Toshiba Announces Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series of SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its new OCZ Trion 150 SSD series, representing a cost-effective performance upgrade option for notebooks and desktop PCs. Pairing Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory with a Toshiba controller, the Trion 150 series provides a superior blend of reliability, endurance and value with increased real-world performance. The …

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Kingston DataTraveler 2000 USB 3.1 Drive (32GB) Review

Continuing with our promise from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, we are taking an in-depth look at the latest encrypted USB device from Kingston, the DataTraveler 2000 USB 3.1 device. Today, especially in the business world, hacking and system security flaws can be the result of something as simple as losing that USB device that contains some company data. Thanks to …

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Xitore Announces DRAM Bus-Attached SSD – 25.6 GB/s, 4 Mil IOPS and Sub 2 µs Latency

Hmmm, a solid-state storage system with an operating bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s, 4 million IOPS, sub-2 microsecond latency and unmatched endurance? Are these performance metrics actually achievable? Xitore Inc. is a 2014 start-up based in Mission Viejo, California, and their answer to this question is “Absolutely”! Xitore is designing a solid-state storage system that is truly a game-changer. All of …

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