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Christopher Ryan

Samsung’s New eMMC Pro Class 1500 Leverages Toggle 2.0 To Accelerate Mobile Devices

Samsung has started producing the fastest embedded flash/controller combination around for mobile devices like phones and tablets. Based on their new 2xnm Toggle 2.0 flash, the embedded processor and NAND (referred to as an enhanced multimedia card, or eMMC for short) should greatly enhance storage speeds of phones, tablets, and a bewildering array of other small devices. This newest eMMC, the …

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SMART Storage Retrofits XceedIOPS2 With 24nm eMLC Toggle

24nm Toggle is hot these days. From the Plextor M3P to the SanDisk Extreme and all points in between, 24nm Toggle from Toshiba is a performance favorite. When we looked at SMART’s XceedIOPS2 earlier this year, the potent combination of enterprise-class SF-2582 controller and 32nm Toshiba eMLC did not disappoint. But in keeping with the times, SMART has seen fit to …

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NAID: Are SSD Sanitization Routines Enough?

NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction, has formed a working group to tackle data destruction on solid state storage. NAID’s special team of industry personnel (they use the slightly more serious sounding term “task force”) will study the murky world of data security in the solid state age. Some studies we’ve seen show that traditional secure erasure combined with …

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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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Silicon Power’s New Velox V70 SSD Moves Up to Toggle

Silicon Power announced a new SATA III SSD today to add to their product stack. Based on the LSI SandForce 2281, the Velox V70 adds Toggle NAND and comes in a metalic-gold package. Toggle NAND and SF-2281’s have gone together like peas and carrots since the processor’s debut, but the switch to 24nm Toggle has brought about more announcements as …

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