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Marvell Announces Industry First NVMe Chipset Solutions for Data Center SSD Applications

Marvell is announcing the launch of several innovative NVMe-based chipset solutions that will accelerate time from development to market for application-optimized SSD deployments in data centers.  Marvell’s newly-developed and highly versatile devices can be tailored to specific cloud and enterprise workload requirements, improving capacity, performance, latency, power requirements and cost. The continued growth of cloud services and new technologies, such …

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Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD Review (512GB)

It has been quite some time since we have reviewed a product from Plextor. In September of 2015 we took a look at the M6V, an entry-level SATA based SSD and before it, their flagship M6e Black edition, one of the very first NVMe SSDs in the market in the beginning of 2015. But, as of late, nothing…at least until now. …

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Marvell Announces 88NV1160 NVMe DRAM-less SSD Controller — Flash Memory Summit 2016 Update

Marvell, a world-leading producer of semiconductor devices, is announcing the expansion of their solid-state drive (SSD) controller portfolio to include their new 88NV1160 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) DRAM-less SSD controller.  Marvell’s 88NV1160 DRAM-less SSD controller delivers industry-leading performance per watt, and sequential read speeds of up to 1600MB/s.  The 88NV1160 can be utilized in a single ball grid array (BGA) …

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Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD Review (480GB)

Today we are going to look into the performance of yet another entry level SSD. This trend, to offer entry level products, is very strong now and since TLC NAND is readily available, almost every manufacturer out has one of these cost effect drives in their portfolio. While these SSDs aren’t the top performing devices enthusiasts love, they offer significantly better …

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SanDisk X400 SSD Review (512GB)

Targeted towards read-intensive workloads, boot, and logging applications in both servers and mobile computing, the X400 is SanDisk’s top-tier client SATA SSD available in both M.2 and 2.5″ form factors. Based on the marketing material it seems that SanDisk has put a lot of value into this drive, not only with its feature set, but performance and efficiency. The X400 is the …

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Marvell Announces 88RC13XX Family of High-Performance RAID Storage Controllers – Computex 2016 Update

Marvell, a world-leading producer of storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), multimedia and connectivity semiconductor devices, is announcing the Marvell 88RC13XX family of high-performance RAID storage controllers.  This new series has a full set of features that include eight 6Gb/s SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0 and a 10Gb/s USB 3.1 device port with type-C connector support.  …

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Marvell Shows Off 88NV1140 SSD Controller Supporting NVMe 1.2 Host Memory Buffer (HMB) and Project Dean SSD Controller – CES 2016 Update

Wednesday afternoon brought us to the Sands Expo Center for a one-on-one meeting with Marvell. Their CES 2016 announcement centers around the addition of support for Host Memory Buffer (HMB) to their Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) 88NV1140 SSD controller. HMB is an NVMe revision 1.2 feature that enable DRAM-less SSDs to utilize host memory to achieve the performance of SSD …

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