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The SSD Review SSD of the Week – Intel NVMe P3700 SSD

Last week we started off the SSD of the Week series with the value oriented the Samsung 840 EVO. This week we are focusing on pure performance. Where else could we look besides the first NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD on the market? Intel is a big name in the SSD world and are known for their performance and reliability. Their …

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HGST Announces World’s First Enterprise-Class 10TB HDD

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a leading producer of enterprise storage solutions, and a Western Digital company, is announcing the world’s first enterprise-class 10TB hard disk drive (HDD) for cool/cold storage applications.  Mike Cordano, President of HGST, this morning introduced this HDD in San Francisco. HGST achieves unprecedented capacity leadership by utilizing two complementary technologies:  HelioSealTM technology and host-managed …

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Enterprise Flash-Based Storage Adoption Is On The Rise

Historically, Flash-based storage has been considered to be a rather expensive niche technology that is targeted at a rather narrow range of workloads, as opposed to anything resembling mainstream technology.  According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis, the tide is definitely beginning to turn to much broader adoption of Flash-based storage for data center usage.  The momentum for this …

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SanDisk Memory-Channel Connected ULLtraDIMM SSDs To Be Utilized In Supermicro Platforms

SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, and Supermicro Computer, Inc., are announcing that SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM(TM) solid-state drives (SSDs) will begin shipping in Supermicro’s Green SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms.  SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM SSD is the industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency storage solution that is memory-channel connected.  By adding flash storage onto the memory bus, Supermicro will be able to …

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PMC Announces Flashtec NVRAM Drives — More Than 10,000,000 IOPS And Sub-Microsecond Latency!!

PMC, a leading semiconductor and software solutions innovator, is announcing a new ultra-fast storage class memory tier that accelerates critical applications in all-flash arrays and scale-out storage used in data centers and enterprise deployments.  PMC’s new Flashtec(TM) NVRAM drives are able to combine the endurance and speed of DRAM with the persistency of NAND flash memory to deliver performance that …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND-based SSDs For Data Centers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leading producer of memory products, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first high-performance SSDs utilizing  three-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND that is geared toward servers and data centers.  This new SSD will allow IT pros to better manage workloads that are related to e-mail, web browsing and social networking, helping to …

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Intel’s 3rd Generation SSD Controller Manufactured By LSI

The Intel 3rd Generation SSD controller was first seen in  our review of the DC S3700 SSD in late 2012, and followed by our later review of the DC S3500 in May of 2013, both SSDs being enterprise variant drives targeted for the data center. The controller is an 8 channel 6Gbps controller and has enjoyed a great deal of …

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

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 …

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Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) – Little Brother to the Popular SSDNow E100

Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be “exquisite”.  “It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives” we raved.  That’s pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD.  Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market.  As we have discussed in previous reviews, a …

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OCZ Technology Announces StoragePro XL 1.1 — Centralized Management Software For OCZ Enterprise SSDs

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., leading developer of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for consumers and enterprise, is announcing its new StoragePro XL 1.1 SSD management software.  This new application allows for centralized monitoring and management of OCZ enterprise SSDs that are connected to network servers, appliances or storage arrays.  Designed to be a network-accessible management tool, StoragePro XL 1.1 gives IT …

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