Breaking News

Tag Archives: Kent Smith

LSI’s Kent Smith Speaks To SSD Over Provisioning

Back in August of last year, Kent Smith delivered an excellent  lecture on over provisioning at the Flash Memory Summit, held in San Jose, California, and we published a quick summary in result. We find that consumers still don’t quite understand over provisioning and this is seen, many times, through the amount of e-mails received asking us to explain why …

Read More »

Kent Smith of LSI SandForce Delivers Presentation on Over-Provisioning – FMS 2012 Update

If you happened to be at the Flash Memory Summit, you might have caught Kent Smith, the LSI SandForce Senior Marketing Director, delivering presentation on the virtues of over-provisioning. Over-provisioning is the process of setting aside additional capacity to help with SSD performance and longevity, and Kent’s message is don’t be afraid to take advantage of it.  Let’s take a look …

Read More »

Garbage Collection and TRIM in SSDs Explained – An SSD Primer

‘Garbage Collection in SSDs’ is a contributed article that was submitted by LSI and authored by Kent Smith, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Flash Components Division, LSI Corporation. It’s importance cannot be understated for anyone venturing into today’s world of SSDs. Garbage collection (GC) is a fundamental process with all solid state drives (SSDs), but it can be implemented in …

Read More »

LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit: SandForce Pairs With Toshiba 24nm NAND Flash Memory

While at the LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit this week, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to spend a little time with SandForce. Their display showcased the combination of the SF-2000 series processor with Toshiba’s newest 24nm NAND flash memory, thus pushing the SSD fold just a bit further.  The inclusion of Toshiba TH58TEG8D2HBA8C memory in consumer SSDs means lower prices and, …

Read More »

LSI Acquires SandForce For $322 Million

Just when everyone is expecting Intel to make this exact announcement, LSI Corporation announces acquisition of SandForce for 322 million dollars US which opens up an entirely new market space for LSI, a company that has excelled purely through enterprise interest for some time now. Official release news can be found here  and we hope to bring word from both …

Read More »
SSD QUICK SEARCH