The Open Compute Project Summit 2016 was held earlier this month in San Jose, CA, and Seagate was there demonstrating the fastest-ever SSD flash drive. What they were demoing was a production-ready solid-state drive (SSD) with throughput performance of 10 GB/s. This early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, creating an ideal solution for hyperscale data centers seeking to …Read More »
Toshiba Announces New Availability of Dual Port Functionality on OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing immediate availability of dual-port functionality on their award-winning OCZ Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express™ (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series. By adding dual-port connectivity to the Z-Drive 6000, two host systems are able to concurrently access data from the same storage device. This can also provide a redundant access path to the drive, which …Read More »
OWC Announces Aura PCIe-based SSD Upgrade Kits for Mid-2013 and Later Macs — OWC’s Most Anticipated Release Ever!
OWC Digital®, a world-leading producer of Mac and PC technology products, is announcing its all-new Aura SSD for Mid-2013 and later Mac laptops. Being offered in both 480GB and 1TB capacities, the Aura SSD upgrade kits are the first and only PCIe-based flash storage upgrades available for both the MacBook Air (mid-2013 and newer) and MacBook Pro with Retina display …Read More »
Transcend Announces 1TB Version of MTS800 M.2 SSD – Large Capacity in 2280 Form Factor For Ultra-Thin Computing Devices
Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of storage and multimedia devices, is announcing availability of their new MTS800 solid-state drive (SSD) in a 1TB version in the M.2 2280 form factor. The MTS800 is ideal for providing large storage capacity for ultra-thin computing devices, such as laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Transcend’s MTS800 utilizes high-quality MLC NAND flash memory and the …Read More »
ZOTAC International, a leading producer of high-performance graphics cards and other PC components and accessories, is announcing the SONIX PCIe SSD to enhance their growing lineup of fast solid-state drives (SSDs). ZOTAC’s SONIX is geared toward enthusiasts, representing a top-of-the-line high performance SSD for serious gamers, enhanced productivity and even enterprise applications. SONIX is ZOTAC’s first PCIe-based storage device, with …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Virtium Announces StorFly XE Class SSDs – Middle Endurance Category to Extend StorFly Lineup of Industrial-Grade Offerings
Virtium, a leading producer of industrial solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory products, is announcing the expansion of their StorFly lineup of high-endurance industrial SSDs with the addition of the StoryFly XE Class of SSDs. Virtium’s new XE Class of drives fits between their current StorFly CE Class SSDs and their StorFly PE Class drives. The CE Class of SSDs are …Read More »
We had the opportunity last week to chat with Kevin Kilbuck, Micron’s director of NAND strategic planning, to discuss their current 3D NAND generation, as well as their future 3D NAND plans. Not only for SSDs, data storage usage opportunites for NAND continue to grow in embedded markets, such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial and the Internet of Things. In …Read More »