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Building The New Z170 TSSDR Test Bench

There is no question that 2015 will be the year of NVMe and we are about to see storage performance increase like it never before has.  Where yesterday several SAS enterprise SSDs would be necessary to reach 5GB/s transfer speed, it is now possible with a single SSD with the inevitability of 1 million IOPS becoming a common performance variable …

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SanDisk Announces CloudSpeed Ultra Gen II SATA SSD for Cloud Infrastructures –Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing its new CloudSpeed Ultra Gen.II SATA SSD geared toward cloud service provider (CSP) and software-defined storage (SDS) vendor environments. With up to 1.6TB of usable capacity, the CloudSpeed Ultra Gen.II SATA SSD offers the storage performance and density required for mixed-use, low-latency-critical transactional workloads, including collaborative online services and …

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Novachips Announces Scalar-Series of Solid-State Drives – First 4TB/8TB SATA/NVMe SSDs in 2.5” Form Factor

Novachips Co., Ltd, an innovative producer of flash storage solutions, is announcing the Scalar-Series of solid-state drives (SSDs), representing the first 4TB SSD in a 2.5” x 7mm form factor, and the first 8TB SSD in a 2.5” x 15mm form factor. The Scalar-Series of SSDs are based on a SATA 3.1 (6Gb/s) interface, and deliver sequential read speeds of …

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Toshiba Announces PX04S Series of Enterprise 12Gb/s SAS SSDs — Up to 3.84TB Capacity

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronics Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its next generation of enterprise solid-state drives (eSSDs).  The new PX04S series represents an expansion of the PX lineup, and it will feature four SCSI eSSD models that are optimized for a wide range of enterprise applications.  Usage scenarios include database servers, virtualized …

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Seagate Announces 1200.2 Series of 12Gb/s Enterprise SAS SSDs — First Result of Seagate/Micron Alliance

Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of storage devices, is announcing the 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD).  The 1200.2 SAS 12Gb/s series of enterprise SSDs is the first product resulting from the strategic alliance formed between Seagate and Micron, that we previously reported on in February of this year. The agreement worked out between Seagate and Micron …

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Samsung SM951 M.2 NVME SSD Review (256GB)

The Samsung SM951 is one of the fastest SSD solutions out for those with a need for speed. It offers speeds that put most SSDs to shame and does it in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Last week we took a look at the 512GB variant that utilizes the AHCI host controller interface. To say the least, performance was …

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Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB)

In 2013 we were able to get a hold of Samsung’s first go at an OEM M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, the XP941. Once word got out about this SSD’s speeds many storage enthusiasts thirsted for it. Samsung was not prepared for the consumer market to get so hyped up over it and they stopped distribution to 3rd party resellers …

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