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SMART Optimus Ultra SAS SSD Capable of 1GB/s Transfer and 100,000 IOPS Performance

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SMART Storage Systems, well known for their high performance memory and storage products, has announced the release of their Optimus Ultra SSD. Utilizing a SAS interface, the Optimus will offer a sustained transfer rate of 1GB/s and random read/write performance of 100k and 60k IOPS, respectively. The Optimus  will be available in capacities ranging from 150GB to 1.2TB, which makes it …

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Tegile Systems Emerges With Hybrid SSD Array – Joins Starboard In Enterprise Storage Fray

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Tegile Systems, which came into existence on Tuesday, has announced the release of their Zebi hybrid SSD storage array. According to Tegile, SSD Acceleration will allow Zebi to offer up to 5 times the performance of conventional storage arrays. The array will also utilize in-line compression and de-duplication, allowing businesses to save on storage space, enabling them to make the …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

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Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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Researchers See Gloom And Doom For SSDs–Shortsightedness Never Ceases To Amaze

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have announced that SSDs only have about a decade of life left before they become impractical from a functional standpoint. The researchers have stated that as flash memory shrinks, read and write latency, not to mention cumulative bit errors increase. Apparently, one of the team members wrote a paper which asserted that the …

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Our Tech Partner Reviews For a Rainy Thursday

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Checking out the reviews posted by our affiliates today, graphics cards were the hot topic. This lead me to think about coloring and crayons and I know one may think there isn’t a connection, but really. isn’t this somehow related to the graphics revolution? I looked into the history of Crayola and did you know the ‘Crayola’ name comes from …

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Diskeeper and SanDisk Team Up To Take On NVELO

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SanDisk has had a very busy few days, flexing its muscle and letting the world know its intent to power into the consumer and client OEM SSD market in a big way. After the announcement of the Extreme SATA 3 SSD and the X100 series, they have announced today a strategic partnership with Diskeeper to exclusively license their SSD caching software …

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VIA Announces Upcoming SSD Processor Design Based On Tensilica IP

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VIA Technologies, well known for their various peripheral controller solutions and low power x86 processors, has announced their intention to bring an SSD controller to market. According to VIA, the processors will be based on technology licensed from Tensilica and will offer 4x the performance of competing solutions. Specifically, Tensilica stated that their solution compares favorably with simply raising clock …

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Sandisk Purchases Caching Software Specialist FlashSoft

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It’s no surprise that SSD- based caching solutions are popular. Both for consumers and enterprise customers, flash based caching offers the ability to accelerate storage performance at lower price points. Needless to say, companies specializing in caching are hot commodities in the storage world. Today, SanDisk announced the purchase of FlashSoft, a provider of flash caching software for Windows, Linux, and VMWare. …

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Karen’s Review Roundup on this Valentines Day – Feb 14, 2012

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Happy Valentines Day!  Hope you did something special for your special someone? This is a day when the small things count. You don’t need a lot of money to express your love, do something kind for someone. I just read that over approximiately 15 million e-cards were sent in 2010.  Unless you are halfway around the world from your loved one, I don’t think …

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