We hope you have been enjoying the holidays and to all we wish you a happy new year! To end the week, our SSD of the Week will be highlighting a newcomer’s introduction to the SSD market, AMD’s Radeon R7. This gamer oriented SSD continues to expand AMD’s Radeon product diversity. For their first step, they have decided to partner …Read More »
The Samsung 850 EVO is a third generation TLC NAND SSD, second 3D V-NAND product on the market, and the first SSD in the industry to feature 3-bit 3D V-NAND. At first people were weary of TLC NAND, due to the issues it presents. TLC NAND has much lower endurance and slower performance when compared to MLC and SLC. By …Read More »
Over the years, consumers have demanded and pushed manufacturers to develop SSD toolboxes to use when they install an SSD in their system. Offering a SSD toolbox has become almost a necessity in today’s SSD market. These toolboxes offer features such as drive health monitoring, feature activation, manual secure erase and TRIM triggers, as well as firmware update abilities and …Read More »
Rarely does one find them self searching through shelves at a store trying to find the best USB flash drive. You have one goal and your focused on that: capacity. Things like looks and speed are sure to follow. What would you say if we told you that you could have all of that and more? How about a USB …Read More »
Our SSD of the Week series became a little side tracked over the past few weeks. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on, almost any SSD was a good buy. Now however, prices are back where they should be and the holidays are just around the corner. If you weren’t lucky enough to score a good deal yet, …Read More »
HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a division of Western Digital Corp., is announcing that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a leading developer of all-flash enterprise storage systems for data centers and scale-out cloud applications. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD. The Skyera acquisition enhances HGST’s existing portfolio and …Read More »
It has been quite a while since Mushkin has released a new SSD product. Our last Mushkin product review was in 2013 where we ripped apart their Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD which utilizes multiple SandForce controller based SSDs on a single PCIe card. Mushkin has been utilizing SandForce controllers in the majority of their SSD product line for the past few …Read More »
Avago (Formerly LSI) Announces 9300 Series Of 16-Port 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter — Up To Nearly 2,000,000 IOPS!!
Avago Technolgies, via its recent acquisition of LSI, is announcing that it is expanding its industry-leading lineup of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) to include new 16-port offerings. The 9300-16i (internal connectivity) and 9300-16e (external connectivity) are their newest high port count SAS HBAs, providing 12Gb/s of bandwidth and (up to) nearly 2,000,000 IOPS of performance. Avago’s new 16-port …Read More »
OWC Announces Aura SSD – Industry’s 1st SSD Upgrade For 2013 Mac Pro — 1TB And 2TB Available For Preorder
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading producer of solid-state storage products for Mac computers, is announcing its new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. This makes OWC the first company to offer cost-effective and easy DIY storage capacity upgrade solutions for the 2013 Mac Pro. This new Aura SSD is custom engineered for the 2013 …Read More »
Memblaze And PMC Collaborate On PBlaze4 PCIe SSD For Hyperscale Data Centers – 3.2GB/s Reads and 850,000 IOPS!
PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions, is announcing that Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of flash storage devices, is utilizing PMC’s Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe) SSD controllers in its newest generation of PCI Express (PCIe) flash accelerator cards. Memblaze’s Flashtec-based PBlaze4 solutions are geared toward Open Compute Project and hyperscale data center deployments. The …Read More »