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LSI Purchase of SandForce – Our Discussion With VP Gary Smerdon

LSI has announced their purchase of SandForce Technology for approximately $400 million, a number which is oddly close to their sale of their Engenio Storage Business Unit. After removing itself from the external storage systems business which was primarily based on hard drives earlier this year, LSI has just put in place what they believe to be the main component …

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Areca ARC-4036 6Gb/s SAS/SATA JBOD Enclosure Review – Areca, LSI, Sandisk and Patriot Perform!

The storage industry is shifting from 3Gb/s devices to the new 6Gb/s specification which has been a boon to manufacturers as new devices are needed to handle the new, faster devices that 6Gb/s enables. The 3Gb/s specification reigned  for roughly five years which allowed user speeds up to 300 MB/s. With the advent of “disruptive” technologies like SSD devices, the …

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Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Review SSD IN RAID 0 – Lightning Strikes at 3.6GB/s!

Today we are testing the new Areca 1880ix-12 RAID controller. This is Areca’ premier SATA 3 internal RAID offering and signifies a great leap forward for a company known to cater to the enthusiast crowd. With the speed and power of SSDs reinventing mainstream storage, RAID card manufacturers have been under tremendous pressure to deliver a product that can handle …

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SuperTalent About To Unveil Worlds Smallest and Fastest SSD

SuperTalent is about to unveil the worlds fastest mPCIE card with SATA 3 speeds of 354MB/s read and 257 MB/s write respectively At first glance, this may just seem to be another of the many daily ‘ground breaking’ ssd announcements but there may be a bit more under the surface on this one folks. This is very exciting news in …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Its Lightning Fast!

The best part of being a technology reviewer is that every time there is a knock at the door the years are stripped off and we become kids again. The delivery carriers and I are on a first name basis and I am sure one or two are wondering if I should be reported to authorities because of the mysterious …

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