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OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition Review – Speed, Capacity and Data Security

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Capacity, performance and value are three things always being examined by the media professional to increase efficiency and productivity.  Similarly, a large chunk of media production and editing still favors the Mac.  Our report today examines the newest release of the OWC ThunderBolt 4 external storage device, a device that connects to the newest Mac Pro via single or dual ... Read More »

Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD Review — LSI-SandForce Performance With Enterprise-Level Durability Features

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Edge Memory is a leading supplier of DRAM memory and other flash-based devices, including solid-state drives (SSDs).  Back in February, we reviewed their diskGO Super-speed USB 3.0 pocket SSD.  While offering a variety of consumer-level products, Edge’s expertise and passion are focused on the enterprise market and corporate-level projects. Edge is best known for their “Boost” series of both client ... Read More »

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 »

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