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Hitachi Announces SAS 12 Gbps SSD Capable of 4.8GB/s Performance

Hitachi Global Storage Technology, well known for their high performance storage solutions, has unveiled the very first SAS 12 Gbps SSD which is capable of a total available interface bandwidth of 4.8GB/s per drive. The SAS 12Gbps interface represents the highest performance interconnect seen on SSDs thus far, aside from PCIe of course. The new drives will be on display …

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LSI Releases Nytro PCIe Application Acceleration Architecture Family

LSI announced today the launching of the LSI Nytro Application Acceleration Architecture, an entire family of PCIe based devices and software. Currently there are a multitude of solutions available from many different vendors of enterprise-class Solid State Storage and PCIe solutions. Many of these solutions are for niche users, and not easily integrated into the wider enterprise space. LSI is …

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OCZ’s Talos 2 SAS SSD Gets New Gig In Drobo SANs

OCZ’s Talos 2 SAS SSDs are getting a new gig courtesy of Drobo. Drobo, manufacturer of professional and business oriented storage solutions is making use of OCZ’s Talos 2 enterprise SAS SSDs in their B1200i SAN offering. Drobo currently offers products with HDDs, but this will mark the first use of SSDs in a tiered solution by the company. The …

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SMART Optimus Ultra SAS SSD Capable of 1GB/s Transfer and 100,000 IOPS Performance

SMART Storage Systems, well known for their high performance memory and storage products, has announced the release of their Optimus Ultra SSD. Utilizing a SAS interface, the Optimus will offer a sustained transfer rate of 1GB/s and random read/write performance of 100k and 60k IOPS, respectively. The Optimus  will be available in capacities ranging from 150GB to 1.2TB, which makes it …

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Sandisk Purchases Caching Software Specialist FlashSoft

It’s no surprise that SSD- based caching solutions are popular. Both for consumers and enterprise customers, flash based caching offers the ability to accelerate storage performance at lower price points. Needless to say, companies specializing in caching are hot commodities in the storage world. Today, SanDisk announced the purchase of FlashSoft, a provider of flash caching software for Windows, Linux, and VMWare. …

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Nimbus Data Announces E-Series SSD Array And Gives HDDs A Run For Their Money

Nimbus Data, well known for their enterprise storage systems, has unveiled their new E-Series storage array. The E-Class products will offer software support for iSCSI, FibreChannel, Infiniband, 1Gbe and 10 Gbe interfaces. In addition, they will be compatible with both NFS (network file system) and CIFS (common internet file system). The new product can also function as a giant RAID device, and includes RAID …

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BitMicro Announces TALINO-DE Controller With 5 TB SSDs On The Road Map

BitMicro Networks, well known for their industrial and military class SSD products, has announced the successful tape out of their new TALINO-DE SSD controller. Aimed squarely at the enterprise and government sectors, the TALINO-DE will enable SSD capacities of up to 5 TB. Other features include full data path protection, end-to-end data integrity, hardware AES encryption, embedded XOR engines for enhanced raid …

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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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