Tag Archives: SLC

SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD Review

The race to get the performance and longevity of expensive SLC flash at MLC prices has been going on for some time now. SMART Storage Systems believe that their unique blend of technologies has the potential to replace SLC-based drives in many applications, helping to tip the scales of price vs. performance in favor of high-endurance MLC products. SMART’s Optimus SAS …

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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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Kingston Focuses on New E100 SSD As Enterprise Embraces Cost Efficiency

Kingston Technology has announced the release of their new enterprise focused E100 SSD at VMWorld 2012 this week. This is actually the second enterprise class SSD from Kingston, the first being their KC100. Nevertheless, it should be interesting to see how it fares against the competition. According to Kingston, the new products will provide up to 10x the endurance of …

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Marvell Displays DragonFly Platform – FMS 2012 Update

Marvell already has a hand in just about everything. The silicon company makes practically everything, including some of the most popular SSD controllers around. We had a chance to get our eyes on another Marvell product, the DragonFly. The DragonFly platform should ship in a few slightly different flavors, but the one we saw was based around the idea of …

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Silicon Power Extreme E25 128GB Review

Earlier this year, Silicon Power introduced their newest members of the Extreme family, the E25 series of solid-state drives. The new E25 line is a bump up from the year-old E20 models, and more than likely flew under the radar for a vast majority of readers. It was announced close to CES 2012 and released just a few months after, …

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TCS Proteus Plus 256GB Military/Industrial Ruggedized SSD Review

Today, we’re once again forging a trail off the mainstream with a something a little more unusual than our normal fare. We have another military and industrial SSD from Telecommunication Systems (TCS) in house, and we can’t wait to scope it out. “Mission Critical Application” is any application in which failure of the Product could result, directly or indirectly, in personal injury or …

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