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Nimbus Data Announces World’s Largest SSD at 100TB! – Powering Data-Driven Innovation!

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Nimbus Data is announcing the ExaDrive® DC100 – the largest capacity of solid-state drive ever produced at 100TB!  This represents more than 3 X the capacity of the nearest competitors, and the ExaDrive DC100 also consumes 85% less power per terabyte (TB).  Nimbus Data’s innovations have reduced total cost of ownership per terabyte by 42% as compared to competitors’ enterprise …

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Toshiba Announces KumoScale Storage Software for Cloud Applications

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Toshiba is utilizing the 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit to announce general availability of their new KumoScale™ storage software for cloud applications.  This new NVMe-oF™ (NVM Express™ over Fabrics) shared accelerated storage software enables the use of NVMe-oF to make flash storage accessible over a data center network, providing a simplified, flexible abstraction of physical disks into a …

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Toshiba Announces New Data Center SSDs Featuring BiCS FLASH™ 64-Layer 3D NAND

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Toshiba Memory America is announcing expansion of its portfolio of SSDs for data centers with the addition of new PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs that feature Toshiba BiCS FLASH 64-layer TLC 3D NAND in several form factors.  Their new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSDs provide robust performance and reliability for read-intensive usage scenarios such as streaming media, big data analytics …

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Bootable VROC RAID0 and 4x Intel Optane 800P SSDs

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It has been some time now since Intel introduced VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) and VROC provides for a capability on our motherboards that all would have hoped to see some time ago; the ability to create a bootable RAID configuration.   At the consumer and enthusiast level, VROC is only available in newer X299 chipset motherboards at present, and these …

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Intel Optane 800P SSD Review (58/118GB)

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If you are in touch with storage technology at all, Intel Optane will be familiar to you and, in fact, we have even gone so far as to describe it as a ‘game changer’ or ‘disruptive technology’ in a previous report.  If you are not ‘up to spec’ on the ins and outs of storage, let’s just say that SSDs …

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Plextor M8V SSD Review (256GB)

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Today we are going to take a close look at the Plextor M8V. Just like the top of the line Plextor M9Pe we just reviewed last week, this new value-oriented SSD from Plextor promises to come into the market guns blazing. It is filled with Toshiba’s BiCS3 TLC NAND and powered by an SMI 2258 controller. Together this combo can easily …

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Plextor M9Pe M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB)

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First revealed back at Computex 2017, Plextor is back at it again with a new product. Today, we have in our hands their top of the line PCIe NVMe SSD, the M9Pe. While it is not out quite yet, its release is right around the corner. The M9Pe, similar to the M8Pe before it, utilizes the same controller, a Marvell …

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Intel SSD DC P4510 Enterprise NVMe SSD Review (2TB/8TB)

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Intel has recently expanded their lineup to include some higher capacities and new form factor SSDs that are infused with their latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. With this announcement, we were able to get our hands on some of their latest tech, 2TB and 8TB samples of their DC P4510. While these bad boys aren’t the exotic Enterprise …

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Sonnett Technologies Begins Shipping 1TB Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ PCIe Flash Drive

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Sonnett Technolgies is announcing that they have begun shipping a new 1TB version of their popular Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Flash Drive.  This is a ruggedized and pocket-sized solid-state storage device (SSD) that utilizes a Thunderbolt 3 interface and leverages the 40Gb/s bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 2600MB/s, and sequential write speeds of …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of 30.72TB SSD – Industry’s Largest Capacity for Next-Generation Enterprise Use

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Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of their PM1643 30.72TB SAS SSD, the industry’s largest capacity SSD for next-generation enterprise systems.  Samsung’s latest breakthrough technology is created by combining 32 of Samsung’s newest 1TB NAND flash packages.  Each package consists of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.  The super-density 1TB packages allow for a massive amount …

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The SSD Reviewers Guide to SSD Optimization 2018

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Catch lines are everything.  If you are reading this, that title has done its job and it’s now in my hands to keep you here.  My name is Les Tokar and I am an SSD Reviewer.  I have worked in flash media since it rolled out to the public ten years ago and have written extensively on SSDs to the …

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND Data Center SSDs

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As the world’s stockpile of data continues to grow, Intel continues to bring to market industry-leading storage and memory products, pushing both form factor innovation and ever-increasing capacity.  Intel’s latest data center offerings, the SSD DC P4510 and P4511 series, are reimagining how data is store for data centers.  With the creation of interesting new form factors, such as the …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

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There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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Silicon Power Announces Their First PCIe SSDs for Consumers and Enterprise

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Silicon Power is announcing its first foray into PCIe SSDs, with the launch of the P32A80 and the P32A85. These new PCIe SSDs are geared toward high-end systems and offer new levels of responsiveness and performance, making them ideal for large image rendering and intensive graphics editing, musicians needing high volume storage and music library loading, and enterprises that demand …

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe SSD Review (128GB/256GB/512GB)

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Things have changed a lot since we have started reviewing SSDs. They have gone from the highest priced parts, only few could afford, to something that almost everyone can buy for a reasonable price…depending on how much space you really need that is. We went from SSDs that were barely faster than HDDs to some that are magnitudes faster than …

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