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ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac Mobo Reaches 6 GB/s & 850K IOPS

Our report today will demonstrate single and RAID tests when we combine the newest ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac motherboard with eight HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps 400GB enterprise SSDs.  Our charts will display how the HGST SSD800MM scales as it is tested on its own, as well as in RAID 0 at X2, X4 and X8 combinations.  We can validate right off …

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Toshiba PX02SS 12Gbps SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB) – 156% OP Achieves 1.1GB/s Speeds and Up To 43.8PB Endurance

Toshiba is a world leader in many different technologies and applications.  In the NAND market, for instance, they supply components for some of our favorite SSDs.  But, they haven’t really been known as a major player in turn-key storage products.  While they have an impressive offering of mechanical drives, especially for automotive and industrial uses, they are dwarfed by the …

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Serial Cables 8-Port 12Gbps SAS Direct Attached JBOD Review – Pushing 8 HGST SSD800MM 12Gbps SAS SSDs to the Limit

When we started receiving 12Gbps SAS products in the summer of 2013, we were met with typical products such as the Adaptec ASR-8885 RAID Adapter, the LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA and the HGST SSD800MM SSD.  Each of these products delivered excellent performance that far outpaced the 6Gbps versions that they were built on.  But, in order to have a full …

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Western Digital Acquires Virident To Further Extend HGST’s Flash Storage Offerings

Western Digital Corp., a global storage solutions leader, has announced that its HGST subsidiary (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired Virident Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise flash storage solutions.  The acquisition has a price tag of approximately $685 million in cash, and reportedly represents around $645 million in enterprise value. Virident has been a technology leader in …

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Western Digital Grabs Storage Acceleration Software Specialist VeloBit

Western Digital Corp. has announced the acquisition of storage system performance acceleration software specialist VeloBit.  Previously a privately held company, VeloBit has made a strong name for themselves with ground-breaking software technology that utilizes SSDs to create a transparent application acceleration layer to significantly improve storage system performance.  VeloBit will be integrated into HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), Western …

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Western Digital Acquires sTec To Expand HGST’s Enterprise SSD Presence

Western Digital Corp. has announced that wholly-owned subsidiary HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired sTec, Inc. for around $340 million in cash.  sTec’s enterprise SSD engineering expertise, application acceleration software experience and intellectual property will complement that of HGST. With enterprise being the other growth market for SSDs (beside mobile devices), HGST will now be able to more …

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

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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