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Phison Demos Entry-level NVMe E8 Controller – CES 2017 Update

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When talking about high-performance storage and the controllers that power them, you can be sure that Phison will be in the conversation. Many companies have taken advantage of their E7 NVMe controller to bring out enthusiast class SSDs, such as the Patriot Hellfire, Corsair MP500, and MyDigitalSSD BPX (all of which are in our queue to review). But, as times are moving, Phison …

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Maxiotek Begins Mass Production of Their MK8115 DRAM-less SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND

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Back in August of this year our Sean Webster was at Flash Memory Summit 2016, and had the opportunity to visit the Maxiotek display (view our coverage here).  On display was their new MK8115 DRAM-less SSD controller that supports 3D MLC and 3D TLC NAND.  The new Maxiotek controller has reportedly been widely adopted by numerous major SSD brands, resulting …

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Micron Announces 5100 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs With Tunable Drive Performance

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Micron is announcing their latest enterprise SATA SSD lineup, designated as the 5100 series. This new series of enterprise SATA SSDs gives data storage platform designers the ability to future-proof their data storage with ideal combinations of performance, capacity and enterprise-class reliability. The 5100 series provides IT with a realistic upgrade path as storage systems migrate to an all-flash data …

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Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB)

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Last month we took a look at the best performing SSD, Samsung’s 960 PRO. Packed with Samsung’s latest MLC V-NAND, new Polaris controller, and put together with their engineering expertise, it easily sped off to the top of our charts. Not only that, but it did so without even utilizing their latest NVMe 2.0 driver. The 960 Pro is the enthusiast class …

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Toshiba Building New Fab Facility at Yokkaichi (Japan) to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

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Toshiba is announcing their outline schedule for constructing a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility at their Yakkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan.  The new fab will be geared toward expanding production of Toshiba’s proprietary 3D Flash memory, also known as BiCS FLASH™. Toshiba had announced their intention to build a new BiCS FLASH™ facility back in March of this year, and they …

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Transcend Announces New SSD230 Featuring 3D NAND

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Transcend is announcing its newest SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND and an SLC cache.  The SSD230 is built in the 2.5” form factor, and reflects Transcend’s move to 3D NAND flash technology for its latest SSD offerings, with its ability to increase storage capacity at reasonable price points, as well as enhanced performance and reliability. As we try to increase …

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Intel Announces DC P3100 3D NAND SSD – Intel’s First M.2 Form Factor PCIe/NVMe SSD For the Data Center

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Intel is announcing the addition of the DC P3100 series of SSDs to its lineup of 3D NAND solutions for data centers, representing Intel’s first PCIe/NVMe data center model in the M.2 form factor.  Intel’s latest offering extends their 30-year commitment of providing innovative and breakthrough memory technologies, as well as their long-term goal of transforming the economics of storage …

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ADATA Announces Launch of XPG SX8000 M.2 SSD With 3D MLC NAND

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ADATA is announcing the launch of a new SSD under their XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) lineup, which is dubbed as the XPG SX8000.  The XPG SX8000 is built on the M.2 X 2280 form factor, and pairs 3D MLC NAND with a Silicon Motion SMI2260 controller.  The SX8000 conforms to the NVMe 1.2 specification, and connects directly to motherboards through …

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