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sTec Announces s260 Series Of mSATA SSDs — Small Footprint, Ruggedness And Power-Fail Protection For Embedded Applications

sTec, Inc. a world leader in enterprise soild-state storage products (and in the process of being acquired by Western Digital), is introducing the sTec s260 mSATA family of solid-state drives (SSDs).  The s260 series will feature high reliability, a small storage footprint and low power consumption; making them ideal for embedded storage in rugged and/or space-constrained usage scenarios.  The s260 …

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sTec Announces Availability Of Industry’s First Micro SAS 1.8″ Form Factor Solid-State Drive

sTec, a world leader in enterprise solid-state storage products (and in the process of being acquired by Western Digital),  is announcing general availability of the industry’s first Micro SAS solid-state drive (SSD).  The new Micro SAS SSD is an expansion of sTec’s s800 series of Serial Attached Storage (SAS) SSDs.  The new 1.8″ small form factor Micro SAS SSD will …

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Western Digital Acquires sTec To Expand HGST’s Enterprise SSD Presence

Western Digital Corp. has announced that wholly-owned subsidiary HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired sTec, Inc. for around $340 million in cash.  sTec’s enterprise SSD engineering expertise, application acceleration software experience and intellectual property will complement that of HGST. With enterprise being the other growth market for SSDs (beside mobile devices), HGST will now be able to more …

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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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Examining The SSD Industry – Researching The Controller or Processor

If NAND flash is the fuel, than a controller is the engine. This article takes a look at controller and firmware, it’s importance, and the players that “Own the Controller”. The first debate is what’s more important, the controller itself, or the firmware that drives it? While a debatable issue, we can certainly agree that one does not work without the other. Further, significant Intellectual Property …

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STEC ZeusIOPS SSDs Integrated Into Fujitsu ETERNUS DX Enterprise Storage Systems

STEC and Fujitsu have announced today that the ZeusIOPS series of SSDs has been integrated into the Fujitsu ETERNUS Systems. These ultra high performance disk systems also include the top of the line ETERNUS DX8700 S2 storage system. This integration will support multiple open system environments and virtualized infrastructures. This news comes right on the heels of the latest STEC …

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STEC ZeusIOPS XE SSD Claims Industry’s Highest Endurance MLC Flash Based SSD

Arguably the second most important reason for choosing solid-state drives over tradition hard drives is data reliability. You can practically rest assured that an SSD will keep your data intact, but there are examples where consistency does not always hold true. An SSD, while more enduring, can malfunction in the same fashion as a regular hard drive. Thankfully, The SSD …

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