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LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit – 12Gb/s Revealed

Today at the LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit we were pleased to witness the unveiling of the first working silicon featuring the new 12Gb/s specification. Utilizing the new SAS expander IC, LSI was able to demonstrate speeds in excess of 1 million IOPS from a one adapter solution. The new controller series, featuring the 12Gb/s LSI ROC, makes its debut in …

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LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit: SandForce Pairs With Toshiba 24nm NAND Flash Memory

While at the LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit this week, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to spend a little time with SandForce. Their display showcased the combination of the SF-2000 series processor with Toshiba’s newest 24nm NAND flash memory, thus pushing the SSD fold just a bit further.  The inclusion of Toshiba TH58TEG8D2HBA8C memory in consumer SSDs means lower prices and, …

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LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit: The Changing Face of LSI

It was only a few weeks ago that the announcement of the SandForce purchase of LSI was topping SSD news world wide and today we find ourselves attending the LSI Accelerated Innovations Summit (AIS) in Silicon Valley itself. This years AIS took place in Silicon Valley where some of the worlds largest corporations gathered to discuss such things as the …

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LSI Purchase of SandForce – Our Discussion With VP Gary Smerdon

LSI has announced their purchase of SandForce Technology for approximately $400 million, a number which is oddly close to their sale of their Engenio Storage Business Unit. After removing itself from the external storage systems business which was primarily based on hard drives earlier this year, LSI has just put in place what they believe to be the main component …

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Strontium Matrix Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Frequent followers of our SSD reviews have already been introduced to Strontium, a SSD manufacturer from Singapore. Our first review of the company’s product was the Gamma Series 115GB published last week. The Gamma Series is Strontium’s entry level SSD that uses a SandForce SF-1200 controller and pairs it with 25nm IMFT flash. The Matrix Series drive that we are …

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LSI 9265 MegaRAID Cachecade Supplementary Review: Conclusion

ADDED VALUE During testing,  one thing that struck me was the sound of the drives, once they were loaded with information and being tested. The 4k random read is one of the hardest types of file access for any storage solution, especially Hard Disk Drives. At the beginning of each test, sitting in the room I could hear the sound …

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