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ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac Mobo Reaches 6 GB/s & 850K IOPS

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Our report today will demonstrate single and RAID tests when we combine the newest ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac motherboard with eight HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps 400GB enterprise SSDs.  Our charts will display how the HGST SSD800MM scales as it is tested on its own, as well as in RAID 0 at X2, X4 and X8 combinations.  We can validate right off ... Read More »

LSI Acquired By Avago Technologies

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Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation have announced a definitive agreement whereby Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15/share; this being an all-cash transaction with a value of approximately $6.6 billion.  Avago is a global producer and supplier of analog semiconductor devices, offering thousands of products for wireless communication, wired infrastructure, and industrial (and other) markets.  By adding LSI’s enterprise storage ... Read More »

Toshiba Announces HK3R SATA III Enterprise SSD For Read-Intensive Applications

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Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation, a global technology innovator, is announcing the HK3R series of enterprise solid-state drives (eSSD).  Optimized for read-intensive applications, the HK3R series are suitable for tasks such as read-caching, boot, error logging, and low-duty storage usage that requires end-to-end data protection and power-loss protection.  The HK3R series feature Toshiba’s own proprietary QSBCTM (Quadruple Swing-By Code) ... Read More »

Toshiba Announces PX03SN Series Of Read-Intensive 12GB/s SAS Enterprise SSDs — Read Speeds of 900 MB/s And 130,000 IOPS

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Toshiba Corporation, a global storage solutions leader, is announcing expansion of its enterprise SSD family to include new models keyed toward read-intensive applications.  It is anticipated that the new PX03SN series of 12GB/s SAS SSDs will begin shipping just before calendar year’s end. Toshiba’s PX03SN series will support up to one full drive write per day (DWPD), and are geared ... Read More »

Prepping IT As A Service For 2020 – VMware Virtualization & Cloud At LSI AIS 2013

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Ray O’Farrell of VMware’s cloud infrastructure R&D took the stage for Thursday’s LSI AIS 2013 opening keynote to show the current correlation of virtualization and cloud, and how it would extend to IT in 2020 as a faster, more efficient and multifaceted service compared to the present day. The estimated numbers were quite staggering, especially considering the projections were only ... Read More »

Serial Cables 8-Port 12Gbps SAS Direct Attached JBOD Review – Pushing 8 HGST SSD800MM 12Gbps SAS SSDs to the Limit

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When we started receiving 12Gbps SAS products in the summer of 2013, we were met with typical products such as the Adaptec ASR-8885 RAID Adapter, the LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA and the HGST SSD800MM SSD.  Each of these products delivered excellent performance that far outpaced the 6Gbps versions that they were built on.  But, in order to have a full ... Read More »

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