Tag Archives: Toshiba

Toshiba Enters Consumer HDD Market As WD/Hitachi Merger Hangs In The Balance

A little over two months ago, Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, leaving only three major players in the magnetic storage industry. Actually, not quite three, as Toshiba remained as well. The problem was that this veritable “David” wasn’t actually in any position to take on what were the three remaining “Goliaths” of this industry. The reality …

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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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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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MyDigitalSSD ‘Bullet Proof’ 128GB mSATA SATA 2 SSD Review

Our evaluation today will be a detailed analysis of the MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm ‘Bullet Proof’ mSATA SSD and the price point ( a mere $179.99) and timing of this SSDs arrival couldn’t be better. Considering the latest entries of laptops with dual mSATA/HDD storage access along with the first round of new Ultrabook family releases, mSATA SSDs are making an …

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OWC Announces Enterprise SSD Equipped With SF-2500 and eMLC NAND Flash Memory

In 2010, Other World Computing was one of the first to start shipping SSDs with a SandForce controller.  Like those first SF drives, OWC’s new Enterprise Pro 6Gbps uses a SF processor and 28% over-provisioning. After that, the similarities end. The Enterprise Pro SSD utilizes eMLC, as is becoming popular in enterprise-style drives. Unlike many other eMLC drives, the Enterprise Pro is …

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Samsung Toshiba LG Ultrabook Shootout – CES 2012 Post Update

There seems to be no doubt in anyone’s mind that 2012 is going to be the year of the ultrabook and CES 2012 Las Vegas was front and center with just about every ultrabook available, or soon to be, this past week. Today’s report will examine three forerunners that appear to be in a position, above all others at this …

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Former SMART Modular VP Wayne Eisenberg Teams Up With The SSD Review

The Solid State Storage market is commanding much interest across a variety of applications and solutions. The technology provides clear advantages such as performance and power savings, however the landscape for suppliers remains grey. Who will be the winners, the losers, who will command the enterprise, the client, who will be bought and/or sold? My name is Wayne Eisenberg and …

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