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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

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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

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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

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 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

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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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SMART Storage Retrofits XceedIOPS2 With 24nm eMLC Toggle

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24nm Toggle is hot these days. From the Plextor M3P to the SanDisk Extreme and all points in between, 24nm Toggle from Toshiba is a performance favorite. When we looked at SMART’s XceedIOPS2 earlier this year, the potent combination of enterprise-class SF-2582 controller and 32nm Toshiba eMLC did not disappoint. But in keeping with the times, SMART has seen fit to …

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Transcend Announces SSD320 As Max IOPs Becomes Irrelevant

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Transcend, well known for their myriad storage and memory solutions, has announced the release of its new SSD320 6Gb/s SSD. The LSI Sandforce based drive will deliver read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively. Also offered is random 4k performance of up to 87,000 IOPS, up from from the 60,000 IOPS seen on most garden variety SF-2281 based …

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ADATA Targets Gamers with XPG SX910 SSD Release

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ADATA Technology has announced a new addition to its powerful XPG line of SSDs in the form of the new XPG SX910 SSD, adding on to the XPG SX900 family. Highlighted by ADATA’s new industry leading five year warranty, the XPG SX910 is one of what seems to be only ADATA SSDs to offer the famous LSI SandForce processor name …

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