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Toshiba Announces HK4 Series of Enterprise SATA SSDs in Both Read-Intensive and Value-Endurance Versions

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing the HK4 series of enterprise SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drives (SSDs) that are geared toward read-intensive and value-endurance usage scenarios. The HK4 series represents Toshiba’s first enterprise SSDs that utilize embedded 15nm MLC NAND flash memory for data center and enterprise applications, and include low latency that is tuned for high quality of service …

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Toshiba’s 12Gb/s PX04S SAS SSD Powers Dell’s Fastest SAS-Based Servers – 340,000 Random Read IOPS With a Single Drive!

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing a new collaboration with Dell, who becomes the first global server original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to utilize Toshiba’s PX04S solid-state drives (SSDs). By utilizing the PX04S family of SAS SSDs, Dell now offers SAS-based servers with the fastest random read enterprise SSDs in the market. A Dell PowerEdge R730 is able to demonstrate …

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Toshiba Announces SG5 Series of Consumer SSDs With Embedded TLC NAND

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing their newest client solid-state drive (SSD), which is designated as the SG5 Series. The SG5 Series will utilize embedded 15nm TLC NAND flash, creating higher storage capacities within smaller form factors, as well as creating a lower price point for consumers. The SG5 represents Toshiba’s first consumer SATA SSD that supports up to …

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HGST Ultrastar SN100 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (3.2TB)

With the introduction of the Samsung XS1715, back in 2014, we were able to review our first ever PCIe SSD in a 2.5″ form factor. Utilizing the NVMe interface, it provided from some jaw dropping performance. At the time Intel also had (and still has) multiple 2.5″ form factor PCIe SSDs within their Intel SSD Data Center family lineup. These products, while they aren’t exactly bleeding edge any longer, answer …

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PNY CS1311 SSD Review (120GB/480GB)

Yet again, we see a new entrant to the ultra-cheap, entry level SSD market. Aimed at those who are looking for a nice step up from a HDD, but have to pinch pennies, PNY has released a TLC packed contender, the CS1311. Designed to help speed up the computing experience for the everyday user, it isn’t the enthusiast class drive which …

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Toshiba Announces Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series of SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing its new OCZ Trion 150 SSD series, representing a cost-effective performance upgrade option for notebooks and desktop PCs. Pairing Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory with a Toshiba controller, the Trion 150 series provides a superior blend of reliability, endurance and value with increased real-world performance. The …

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PNY CS2211 SSD Review (240GB/480GB)

Just last week we announced PNY’s latest SSD products for the new year, the CS1311 and CS2211. It just so happens that today we have some in our hands for review. The CS1311 is your basic, entry level SSD jam packed with TLC NAND for those looking for a cheap SSD upgrade from an HDD. As you may have noticed as …

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Toshiba Announces Availability of PX04SL Series of Enterprise SAS SSDs For Read-Intensive Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing availability of a new SAS enterprise SSD, designated as the PX04SL series. The PX04SL is geared toward very read-intensive usage scenarios, such as web servers, data warehousing, video-on-demand (VOD) and media streaming. The PX04SL series are available in both 2TB and 4TB versions, and in both self-encrypting (SED) and non-self-encrypting models. The PX04SL …

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Toshiba’s Client and Enterprise Lineup – CES 2016 Update

Toshiba’s show room was packed with NVMe goodness and a bit more. To start off, while Toshiba does not target the consumer retail market under their name they do target OEM and enterprise customers with their client and enterprise products. Thus, many consumers end up using their storage devices without even knowing it! Nothing is necessarily new from what we …

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SSD of the Week – AMD Radeon R7 Just $0.29/GB!

This week we were looking around for the best deal at the ~250GB capacity range of SSDs. Hands down, it turned out to be the AMD Radeon R7. At a low price of just $69.99 it is even cheaper than many of its competitors and delivers great performance! The Radeon R7 is a 2.5″ 7mm form factor, SATA 6GB/s SSD. It …

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