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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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Monster Digital Le Mans 6Gb/s SSD Races Into the SSD market

Monster Digital, up until now known primarily for their flash memory cards, has announced that it is branching out into the SSD market. With a strong background in flash technology, the shift certainly makes sense. The new SSDs, named the Le Mans, will be ‘SandForce Driven’ sporting read speeds and write speeds of 550MB/s – 515MB/s which is typical of …

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A*Star and Seiko Team Up For Super Small 5mm Tablet Hybrid HDD

Seiko today announces a partnership with A*STAR to develop key internal parts for a planned new hybrid HDD/SSD drive that will come in at 2.5 in form factor, and an astounding 5mm thickness! This new hybrid drive will be developed for the tablet market and will be the first release of such a form factor available to tablet manufacturers, whereas …

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Verbatim Launches SATA II SSD And Upgrade Kit

Verbatim has announced a new 2.5″ SATA-II SSD upgrade kit for notebooks and desktop PCs. This kit will allow the customer to have everything that is needed for a transition from an HDD to an SSD. The handy kit includes an SSD, a bracket for converting an HDD drive bay into a SSD bay. There also is a USB transfer …

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ADATA Releases S396 SATA 2 SSD For The Value Conscious

ADATA has announced the release of their new S396 SSD today hot on the heels of their new USB 3.0 flash drive. There certainly are two competing approaches at work here as the USB 3.0 flash drive is utilizing the newest, fastest standard, while the new S396 SSD is using the more commonplace 3Gb/s interface. The ADATA S396 SSD is …

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Flash Gordon Supercomputer Unveiled – 1024 Intel 710 SSDs Result in World Record 36 Million IOPS

The worlds first flash based supercomputer has been unveiled at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.  Aptly named “Gordon” (i.e. Flash Gordon), this new supercomputer is an impressive display of how SSD technology is presenting itself not only in consumer devices, but in enterprise environments as well. Supercomputers have traditionally relied upon mass amounts of hard disk drives to handle their …

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SandForce Announces The SF-2481 Cloud Computing Processor

SandForce has announced today an enterprise class variant of their SSD Processors. The SF-2481 is the first SSD Processor optimized for cloud computing environments. Utilizing MLC NAND, the new line of controllers is aimed at creating high performing, high capacity devices with extremely high data protection capabilities. The challenge for cloud based storage is that it requires several key factors …

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Fusion-io and Digital China Join Forces to Increase Availability of Low-latency ioMemory Technologies in Chinese Market

SALT LAKE CITY “ Press Release – Dec. 8, 2011 “ Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), pioneer of shared data decentralization, today announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with Digital China, a leading provider of integrated IT services in China. Digital China will offer the full range of Fusion-io software and hardware technologies, working closely with Fusion-io to help …

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VMware View 5 and vSphere Storage Appliance V1.0 Announced

IBM today announced the availability of VMWare View 5 and vSphere Storage Appliance V1.0. These new versions will be made public on December 16, 2011. VMware View 5.0 delivers desktops as a managed service and transforms desktop management into a simplified and automated process to help reduce the TCO by up to 50%. It also provides users with a performance …

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