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Seagate Announces Industry’s First 2TB M.2 NVMe Enterprise SSD

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Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of data storage devices, is announcing a first-of-its-kind high-capacity M.2 solid state drive (SSD) that enables data centers to more easily accommodate the exponential growth of data requiring storage, yet still achieving a high degree of computing power and performance.  The 2TB version of Seagate’s Nytro® XM1440 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) SSD is …

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Samsung Producing World’s Smallest 512GB NVMe SSD – Its a Game Changer

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., world-leading producer of advanced memory devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package, to be used in next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs.  The new BGA NVMe SSD is dubbed PM971-NVMe and features an extremely compact package that …

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Zstor Announces NV-Series – NVMe Over Fabric Storage Array For Ultra-Low Latency

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Zstor, a Germany-based leading producer of high-performance storage offerings for compute-intensive applications, is announcing its newest flagship storage solution family based on the latest NVMe specification.  Zstor’s new NV-Series is developed in conjunction with Mangstor Inc., and uses Ethernet or Infiniband Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks to take advantage of the low latency benefits of the NVMe standard.  This …

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Intel Announces First 3D NAND SSDs Optimized For Cloud and Enterprise

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Intel Corporation is announcing their first dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs that utilize the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol.  The dual-port design of the new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 series provides failover and redundancy, which are critical in safeguarding against data loss.  Systems utilizing the D3700 can realize up to a 6 X performance increase as compared to …

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Seagate Demos Fastest-Ever SSD Flash Drive At Open Compute Project Summit 2016 — 10 GB/s!

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The Open Compute Project Summit 2016 was held earlier this month in San Jose, CA, and Seagate was there demonstrating the fastest-ever SSD flash drive.  What they were demoing was a production-ready solid-state drive (SSD) with throughput performance of 10 GB/s.  This early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, creating an ideal solution for hyperscale data centers seeking to …

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Toshiba Announces New Availability of Dual Port Functionality on OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing immediate availability of dual-port functionality on their award-winning OCZ Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express™ (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series. By adding dual-port connectivity to the Z-Drive 6000, two host systems are able to concurrently access data from the same storage device. This can also provide a redundant access path to the drive, which …

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ZOTAC Announces SONIX PCIe SSD Featuring NVMe 1.2 PCIe Gen3 Interface and Phison E7 Controller

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ZOTAC International, a leading producer of high-performance graphics cards and other PC components and accessories, is announcing the SONIX PCIe SSD to enhance their growing lineup of fast solid-state drives (SSDs). ZOTAC’s SONIX is geared toward enthusiasts, representing a top-of-the-line high performance SSD for serious gamers, enhanced productivity and even enterprise applications. SONIX is ZOTAC’s first PCIe-based storage device, with …

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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

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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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Intel Advises of Firmware Update to Improve Boot Times of Intel 750 Series Solid State Drives

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A discussion thread was opened back at the beginning of June on an Intel Communities messaging board concerning users experiencing very slow boot times with their Intel 750 Series solid state drives. Thirty-plus replies over the next nearly ninety days, including Intel staff offering assistance, failed to provide a satisfactory resolution. Intel staff assured that they were working on the …

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Toshiba Announces Three New NVMe Lines of Solid State Drives – Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

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The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing three separate new families of PCIe solid-state drives that use the NVMe protocol, that are geared toward various usage scenarios, including high-performance notebooks, thin notebooks, 2-in-1 / convertible notebooks, all-in-one tablets and PCs; and also server and general storage applications. All three of …

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