Tag Archives: M.2

Understanding M.2 NGFF SSD Standardization (Or The Lack Of)

So I am a few thousand miles above beautiful California and the 2013 LSI Accelerating Innovations Summit. I can’t help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports (1, 2, 3).  If you are confused and not an industry professional, don’t …

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LSI SandForce SF3700 Flash SSD Controller Questions Answered – LSI AIS 2013 Update

CODENAME GRIFFIN Since our discovery of the next gen LSI SandForce flash controller at Computex earlier this year, it has been the talk of the storage world.  Codenamed Griffin, ADATA displayed both enterprise and M.2 ultrabook SSD prototypes of the controller at their event display without mention or word to anyone, almost daring the storage world to take note.  It …

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Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB) – New Ultra Standard Exceeds 140K PCMark Vantage Score

Our attendance at the Samsung Global SSD Summit in South Korea brought us a first glimpse of a new standard in ultrabook storage performance.  At the Summit, the Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD was displayed reaching 1GB/s transfer speeds and Apple has since released their 2013 MacBook Air which has a customized variation of the XP941; this attaining native performance of …

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Intel Announces SSD Pro 1500 Series For Business Class Applications — Performance, Manageability And Security In 2.5″ And M.2 (NGFF) Form Factors

Intel Corporation is announcing release of a new family of business-class SSDs.  The first member(s) of this new product family will be the Pro 1500 Series, which will offer improved manageability and security features when utilized with Intel’s vPro Technology and an Opal management suite of protocols. The Intel Pro 1500 Series helps IT departments to easily deploy and securely …

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