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Toshiba TR200 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)

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If you have been following the storage market over the past year, you may have noticed that OCZ has yet to release any products since the VX500. As a matter of fact, with the NAND shortage, there have been fewer SSD releases across the industry. The guys who own the NAND fabs such as Micron, Intel, Samsung, Hynix, and of course …

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Patriot Hellfire SSD Review (480GB) – Fast & Efficient

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Most well known for their DRAM and USB drives, Patriot memory isn’t new to offering performance and gamer oriented products. Years ago, they jumped on the SSD bandwagon, but they seemed to fall off at one point or another. As of last two years, however, they hopped back on and they now offer SSDs for every segment of the market. …

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PMC Demos New Flashtec NVMe Controllers and NVMe over RDMA – Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

PMC Switchtec

This year at FMS we are not only seeing much more innovation in end storage products themselves, but the entire storage ecosystem as well. Over at the PMC booth there are multiple demos showing how they aim to address the oncoming migration to PCIe in enterprise storage. Through the use of their second generation Flashtec NVMe2016 and NVMe2032 controllers, SSDs …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

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Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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