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Christopher Ryan

Permabit’s Albireo Dedupe Technology Lowers The Cost Of Enterprise Flash

Permabit’s Albireo Data deduplication technology is now supporting enterprise level flash technologies. By deduplicating data before it ever hits the flash, Permabit is claiming it can reduce the cost of enterprise flash storage by 5x to 35x. Not because the enterprise solid state device is somehow cheaper thanks to Albireo, but because you don’t need as much flash to hold an …

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LSI Adds New AXE2502 Axxia Communications Processor To Networking Products Portfolio

LSI, maker of silicon for storage and communications infrastructure, has released a new PowerPC based processor aimed at the cloud storage market. The Axxia processor is based on a dual core IBM PowerPC processor manufactured for the express purpose of enabling high bandwidth, high traffic cloud computing environments to handle processing for servers and networking infrastructure. The Axxia will be available …

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OWC Releases First Fully Bootable PCIe SSD For Mac and PC

Other World Computing’s new Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is a new entry in the consumer/prosumer storage market and will be the first such device that is bootable in both PCs and Macs. Composed of a half-height PCIe card with two MacBook Air-styled SandForce powered SSDs in RAID, the Accelsior is capable of SATA III speeds up to 780MB/s read and …

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Intel 330 Series SATA 3 SSD Family Released With SandForce Performance and Great Prices

This morning, Intel is releasing their new 330 series SATA III SSDs with a healthy mix of performance and value. A new addition to the mainstream 300 series, the 330 is a budget oriented offering which shouldn’t lack for performance. The 330 series is available in 60GB, 120GB, and 180GB capacities and suggested retail pricing is $89, $149, and $249, respectively, …

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review – Better Value With Incredible Performance

Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, ‘3k’ signifying Kingston’s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value …

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Kingston Adds New HyperX 3K SSDs For High Performance and a Lower Price Point

Kingston, longtime manufacturer of memory products, got it’s start in the SSD market years ago. Over the years, Kingston has evolved into a major player and now enjoys a partnership with LSI SandForce. Last year Kingston released the well-received HyperX SSD. A SF-2281 controller paired with Intel’s special, higher grade 25nm Synchronous ONFI 2.2 flash set the drive apart in …

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Intel 313 SSDs Could Enable Connected-Standby Caching in Next-Gen Laptops

Intel’s 313 SSDs, codenamed Hawley Creek, have been shipping for several weeks now. The 313 series, successor to last-year’s 311 Larson Creek SSD, may be shipping to laptop manufacturers too. The 313 is a small capacity SSD intended to accelerate traditional HDDs through caching. The 311 was released last year in a mSATA and 2.5″ version to coincide with the release …

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