Tag Archives: NAND

Andy Tomlin Joins Skyera As New Chief Architect, Company Assembling “Best Flash Controller Team On The Planet”

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Skyera Inc. has announced that it has added 25-year storage veteran Andy Tomlin to its management team as Chief Architect. Tomlin will lead the design, development and execution of the future product roadmap for the company’s skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems. In addition to his service within the general storage industry, Tomlin has spent more than 10 years …

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Skyera Reveals RAID 5 Hinders Reliability Of SSD Arrays

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RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the …

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Samsung Begins Mass Producing 128GBPS MLC NAND Chips Using Sub-20 nm Architecture

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., A global force in NAND technology, is announcing mass production of a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND chip. Now breaking the 20nm barrier, this new architecture is classified as 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. These advanced, high density memory chips will enable even larger capacities for embedded NAND storage, and especially for solid state drives (SSDs). …

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Kingston Data Traveler Workspace Windows To Go Flash Drive Review

The Kingston DT Workspace USB 3.0 Flash Drive is a ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ SSD that can start it’s own OS on any computer, compliments of the new Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise Windows to Go (WTG) environment. As of today, technology has taken us to a place where it simply isn’t necessary to be stuck to a single system, or lug …

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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

Many organizations implement a “rip and replace” model using cheaper consumer-grade SSDs, and when they inevitably meet their demise under intensive workloads, they’re simply removed and replaced with new drives, increasing the cost of storage. Instead of moving up to much pricier solid state storage options, simply burning though cheaper drives makes more financial sense. SMART Storage Systems’s new CloudSpeed …

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Toshiba Announces New Hybrid HDD Solution

Back at the Flash Memory Summit in August, we had the opportunity to see a mock up of a Toshiba hybrid HDD/SSD solution. Whether or not the drive would go into production was unclear at the time, but the Japanese company announced today that it intends to go forward with the design. Toshiba, which makes NAND flash, SSDs, and conventional …

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STEC and SuperMicro Reach 1 Million IOPS Together

 SuperMicro has achieved up to million IOPS in their SYS-6047R-TXRF servers using STEC’s PCIe SSDs (or SSAs as STEC refers to them, for Solid State Accelerators). These servers are based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 family of CPUs (Socket 2011) and support up to 512GB of RAM. STEC’s current PCIe offerings are based on their own silicon, and come in PCIe Gen2 …

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Samsung’s New eMMC Pro Class 1500 Leverages Toggle 2.0 To Accelerate Mobile Devices

Samsung has started producing the fastest embedded flash/controller combination around for mobile devices like phones and tablets. Based on their new 2xnm Toggle 2.0 flash, the embedded processor and NAND (referred to as an enhanced multimedia card, or eMMC for short) should greatly enhance storage speeds of phones, tablets, and a bewildering array of other small devices. This newest eMMC, the …

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