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Techman SSD XC100 Series NVMe SSD Review (3.2TB)

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High capacity and high-performance SSDs are starting to pop up every which way in the enterprise segment and competition is getting heated. Thanks to PMC with their latest Flashtec NVMe controllers, third party SSD vendors are able to develop these high capacity, high performance devices faster than ever with features catered to their target buyers. Techman SSD, a new company, is one …

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Fixstars Announces North American Launch of 1TB and 3TB SSDs For Media and Entertainment Professionals

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Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a Tokyo-based innovative producer of flash storage devices, is announcing that it has commenced sales to the North American markets of its 1TB SSD-1000M and 3TB SSD-3000M solid state drives (SSDs). These drives offer enterprise-grade reliability and outstanding sequential read and write performance, and are geared toward datacenter, high-performance computing (HPC), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and …

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SanDisk Announces Completion Of Fusion-io Acquisition

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SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Fusion-io.  Fusion-io is a leading producer of flash-based PCIe solid-state devices and software solutions that accelerate performance for enterprise and hyperscale datacenters. Under the agreement’s terms, SanDisk has completed the acquisition for $11.25 per share for the outstanding shares of Fusion-io, …

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LSI Nytro Flash Accelerator Cards Boost Performance Of SQL Server 2014

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LSI Corporation is announcing that its LSI Nytro flash accelerator cards have been successfully tested in helping boost the performance of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 operating system.  This cooperative effort between LSI and Microsoft combines technologies to assist businesses in overcoming I/O bottlenecks, accelerate database transactions, and achieve additional value from their data.  LSI’s Nytro flash cards will also be …

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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 …

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The Datacentric Era Keynote With LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar – LSI AIS 2013 Update

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Earlier this morning at Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013, LSI President and CEO Abhi Talwalkar presented his vision of “The Datacentric World” which primarily focused on instant retrieval of information and real-time analytics. http://youtu.be/j54lb6usPqo A few examples to illustrate the point came from the video, such as the ability to instantly dispatch first-responders in case of an emergency, or to decipher …

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HGST Releases Industry’s First 12GB/s SAS Solid State Drives For Enterprise Applications

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HGST, formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now part of Western Digital), is announcing the industry’s fastest and most advanced enterprise muti-level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family. The Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM, and the Ultrastar SSD1000MR are the first drives to double today’s standard SAS interface of 6 GB/s to now achieve an amazing 12 GB/s interface. HGST’s new …

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Micron Announces P410m SAS SSD For Enterprise and DataCenter Applications

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Micron Technology is announcing the release of its new P410m SAS SSD for enterprise and datacenter applications.  This 6 Gbps SSD is available in 2.5″ x 7mm form factor and features SAS connectivity to interface with mission-critical datacenter storage arrays.  This will be the first SAS SSD to implement Micron’s XPERT architecture, which extends performance and enhances the drive’s life …

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Intel DC S3700 Data Center SSD Review (200/800GB)

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A few months back, we randomly heard three words during a passing conversation; Intel, Taylorsville, and latency. That was it; no context, no explanation and no hints. Given that we happened to be at the Flash Memory Summit, it was a safe bet that something solid state was afoot, but at the time these were just random words to file …

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LSI Extends PCIe Flash-Caching to EMC and Cisco Blade Products

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LSI has put together a little something for the Cisco servers of the world. Leveraging EMC VFCache caching software and LSI’s Nytro WarpDrive PCIe solutions, LSI intends to extend PCIe SSD caching to EMC’s storage systems attached to Cisco’s Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. The goal is to reduce latency and service times in storage transactions coming from EMC’s storage …

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