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Paul Alcorn

ADATA Launches Waterproof and Shock-Resistant USB Flash Drive

ADATA Technology is launching a new USB 3.0 Flash drive, the S107. The new USB device has speeds of up to 100MB/s, three times faster than the USB 2.0 interface. Capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB will be available initially. Designed for rugged use, thee drives are encased in rubber, and are waterproof as well. They come with a unique …

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Fusion-IO Developing 2.5 inch SSDs

Fusion-io is developing a 2.5 inch form factor SSD according to an article released by Channel Register today. The 2 week old prototype was apparently on display at the HP Discover event in Vienna. There are several key takeaways to this news, one being that Fusion-io has long berated SSDs for poor performance. This would lead many to question why …

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Texas Memory Systems Introduces RamSan-720

Texas Memory Systems has announced their latest SAN offering, the RamSan-720, a flash storage system that is primarily for server systems. A new feature to the RamSan line is its high-availability features, that protect the system from failure. The key here is to eliminate any one source of failure. There are several approaches to this with the new device, utilizing …

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Intel and Micron (IMFT) Debut 20nm MLC NAND

Intel and Micron today announced their mass production of a new size of NAND, the worlds first 20 nanometer 128 gigabit MLC device. The new 20nm device can fit an astounding 1Tb of storage into a chip the size of a human fingertip, as evidenced by the picture to your left. This amazing achievement is capable by using only 8 …

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Seagate Releases Next-Generation Momentus XT

Seagate has announced the newest version of their Momentus XT, which is in a laptop-friendly 9mmm 2.5 inch form factor. Utilizing Seagates FAST Factor technology and Adaptive Memory, these drives blend HDD capacity and SSD speed in a nice small package. One of the hottest trends right now in Solid State Storage utilization is caching and hybrid devices, yet Seagate …

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OCZ Publishes Q3’12 Revenue And the Future Is Looking Good

OCZ released their preliminary revenue for Q3’12 and its not good news for those pessimists that, not so long ago, predicted OCZ demise.  OCZ’ innovative style and ability to be the first to market of new SSD tech has done them a world of good it seems. COMPANY RELEASE SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OCZ Technology …

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OCZ Talos 2 R Series SSD Family Announced

OCZ has announced that they are releasing the Talos 2 Enterprise SSD, a server-class SSD line that uses  dual-port SAS 6Gb/s interface and supports OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture 2.0 technology. OCZ is expanding its enterprise class devices, and utilizing their new VCA 2.0 technology is a good match. With capacities up to 1TB now available in a compact 2.5-inch form …

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BiTMICRO Announces 400,000 IOP SSD Controller!

Full Speed Ahead with the Integration of BiTMICROs Next Generation of Solid State Drive Controllers BiTMICRO has announced a new line of SSD controllers that will enable capacities up to 5TB of capacity per SSD, and an amazing 400,000 IOPs per device. Utilizing a multi-core SSD controller integrated with multiple embedded processors, this will allow some stunning performance from a …

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Phase Change Memory (PCM) Explored as NAND Replacement in SSDs

TechTarget put out an interesting read on new technologies that will either supplement, or replace, flash memory. Long under development with some iterations of SSDs as soon as the late 70’s, these types of accelerated storage solutions can take quite some time to develop. One could say that the glacial pace of advances is about as fast as an HDD….however, …

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Versant and Kove Partnership Announcement

Versant and Kove recently announced their strategic partnership and stated that moving forward will benefit both companies as well as their customers. We held a phone interview with Robert Greene, the Vice President of Technology at Versant, and Jim Hetherington, Director of Business Development at Kove, to flesh out some of the advantages of this new strategic partnership. IDC predicts …

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