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Enterprise Flash-Based Storage Adoption Is On The Rise

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Historically, Flash-based storage has been considered to be a rather expensive niche technology that is targeted at a rather narrow range of workloads, as opposed to anything resembling mainstream technology.  According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis, the tide is definitely beginning to turn to much broader adoption of Flash-based storage for data center usage.  The momentum for this …

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OCZ ARC 100 SSD Review (240GB) – Consistency in a Value SSD

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It has been quite a while since we have seen a value oriented SSD from OCZ. Their last two releases where the Vector 150 and the Vertex 460, the latest updates to their enthusiast and mainstream drive lines. The market need for value drives is very apparent when we consider the popularity that the Samsung 840 EVO and Crucial MX100 …

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LSI SandForce SF3700 Displays 1.3GB/s in Mixed Workloads – FMS 2014 Update

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As much as the LSI SF3700 speaks to 1.8GB/s performance as a spec high data transfer, this year at FMS they are focusing more on real-world performance and endurance. Currently, we are seeing the SF3700 controller reaching 1300MB/s in mixed 80%/20% read/write workloads in this demonstration. The SATA interface is designed as uni-directional, meaning it only allows for reads or …

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Plextor M6e PCIe SSD Wins Best Of Show — FMS 2014 Update

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Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, has won a Best of Show award for most innovative flash memory technology at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California.  Plextor’s M6e PCIe SSD was first-to-market for this technology that interfaces into a PC motherboard’s M.2 slot, eliminating the need for either a power or data cable. The M6e …

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Samsung Announces SM1623 SAS-Interface SSDs To Enhance Enterprise Offerings

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leader in solid-state storage technology, is announcing mass production of a new high-performance SAS-interface SSD featuring 10-nm class MLC NAND flash memory.  The new SM1623 is targeted to meet the needs of enterprise customers worldwide who are in need of high-capacity, yet cost-effective SSDs.  Release of the SM1623 enhances Samsung’s lineup of SAS (Serial Attached …

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SanDisk Memory-Channel Connected ULLtraDIMM SSDs To Be Utilized In Supermicro Platforms

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SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, and Supermicro Computer, Inc., are announcing that SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM(TM) solid-state drives (SSDs) will begin shipping in Supermicro’s Green SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms.  SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM SSD is the industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency storage solution that is memory-channel connected.  By adding flash storage onto the memory bus, Supermicro will be able to …

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Marvell Announces 88SS1093 NVMe SSD NAND Controller — Up To 4GB/s Interface To Host

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Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash memory controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing the 88SS1093 — its first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solid-state drive (SSD)  controller.  The flash-optimized architecture of the 88SS1093 overcomes SAS/SATA performance bottlenecks by optimizing the hardware and software to take full advantage of the NAND’s capabilities.  The 88SS1093 also features Marvell’s …

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