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Marvell Releases SATA 3 88SS9187 SSD Controller – Promises Low Power and 500MB/s Speeds For Ultras

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Marvell was the first to enter the SATA 3 SSD market by several months.  The Crucial C300 used the first SATA III Marvell processor as early as mid-2010. Since that time, there several manufacturers have used the Marvell controller, and with great success. No stranger to enterprise needs, Marvell controllers have also been used to equal success in enterprise flash …

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Intel And Micron NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture Modernized

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Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have announced that they are expanding their existing joint venture relationship for production and use of NAND flash memory. As part of this expansion, Micron increases its share of the overall NAND Flash output by purchasing the assets of IM Flash Singapore (IMFS) and also the assets of IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) in Manassas, Va. …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Researching The Controller or Processor

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If NAND flash is the fuel, than a controller is the engine. This article takes a look at controller and firmware, it’s importance, and the players that “Own the Controller”. The first debate is what’s more important, the controller itself, or the firmware that drives it? While a debatable issue, we can certainly agree that one does not work without the other. Further, significant Intellectual Property …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

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Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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Micron Buys U.K. Based Virtensys Ltd. For PCIe SSD Solutions

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The PCIe SSD based storage market is getting quite popular these days. Micron already has a PCIe SSD on the market, but their acquisition of U.K. company Virtensys on Friday should help them keep up with other PCIe SSD rivals like Fusion-io and OCZ. Virtensys Ltd. specializes in PCIe I/O sharing appliances for large server and owns intellectual property to help share …

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Super Talent TeraDrive Nova 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review

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So we were just winding down from CES 2012 last week and bidding adieu to many of our friends for another year when we popped by the Super Talent booth. Our relationship with ST goes back a few years and Peter Carcione, Super Talents Director of Marketing, is a good friend who always seems to have something up his sleeve.  …

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Crucial Adrenaline 50GB Caching SSD Announced

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Combining the attributes of spacious, low-cost mechanical storage with the raw speed of SSDs is becoming a popular pastime for the purveyors of solid state storage. Intel’s Z68 HDD + SSD caching was followed by OCZ’s RevoDrive Hybrid and Synapse solutions. Now it looks as though Crucial is making ready it’s own caching product in a new press release. Dubbed “Adrenaline”, …

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