Tag Archives: HDD

Toshiba Enters Consumer HDD Market As WD/Hitachi Merger Hangs In The Balance

A little over two months ago, Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, leaving only three major players in the magnetic storage industry. Actually, not quite three, as Toshiba remained as well. The problem was that this veritable “David” wasn’t actually in any position to take on what were the three remaining “Goliaths” of this industry. The reality …

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Researchers See Gloom And Doom For SSDs–Shortsightedness Never Ceases To Amaze

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have announced that SSDs only have about a decade of life left before they become impractical from a functional standpoint. The researchers have stated that as flash memory shrinks, read and write latency, not to mention cumulative bit errors increase. Apparently, one of the team members wrote a paper which asserted that the …

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Nimbus Data Announces E-Series SSD Array And Gives HDDs A Run For Their Money

Nimbus Data, well known for their enterprise storage systems, has unveiled their new E-Series storage array. The E-Class products will offer software support for iSCSI, FibreChannel, Infiniband, 1Gbe and 10 Gbe interfaces. In addition, they will be compatible with both NFS (network file system) and CIFS (common internet file system). The new product can also function as a giant RAID device, and includes RAID …

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Fujitsu Launches SSD Line As The Old Guard Protects Its Turf

Fujitsu, a one time supplier of high performance SCSI and mobile hard drives, has announced the release of a new SSD line. Based on the SF-2281 controller, the drives will offer 550MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes along with 55,000 and 40,000 R/W IOPs . Interestingly, it seems that in addition to its old hard drive division, Fujitsu has eliminated their marketing …

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Great Positioning For NVELO As Caching SSD Solutions Expected To Skyrocket

According to market research firm iSuppli, caching SSD shipments are set to increase 100 fold over the next four years. The main catalyst for this remarkable growth is the expected massive proliferation of Ultrabooks, whose presence was undeniable at this years CES. While success isn’t guaranteed, it’s clear that the industry has high hopes for this market, and is going …

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DigiSAFE Wins Design And Engineering Showcase Award, Again! – CES 2012 Update

DigiSAFE DiskCrypt is an innovate device, and it shows, Winning the International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the second time! The first time this prestigious award was bestowed upon this innovative product was in 2010, and the commission has seen fit to grant the award again. Certainly a popular product for ST Electronics, the DiskCrypt is …

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