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TSSDR Affiliate Reviews for November 24, 2013

Watched the American Music Awards and could not help but notice that they too were highlighting technology. No more ‘envelope’ identifying who the winner was but a cellphone. It appears they started this process in 2012 with the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying enough attention to see which one was used this year. HIGHLIGHT …

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Understanding M.2 NGFF SSD Standardization (Or The Lack Of)

So I am a few thousand miles above beautiful California and the 2013 LSI Accelerating Innovations Summit. I can’t help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports (1, 2, 3).  If you are confused and not an industry professional, don’t …

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LSI SandForce SF3700 Flash SSD Controller Questions Answered – LSI AIS 2013 Update

CODENAME GRIFFIN Since our discovery of the next gen LSI SandForce flash controller at Computex earlier this year, it has been the talk of the storage world.  Codenamed Griffin, ADATA displayed both enterprise and M.2 ultrabook SSD prototypes of the controller at their event display without mention or word to anyone, almost daring the storage world to take note.  It …

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LSI Introduces SandForce SF3700 Flash Controller Capable Of 1,800MB/s Sequential Reads, First To Support Two Native Host Interfaces

LSI Corporation today unveiled the third generation of its market-leading SandForce flash controller line, the industry’s most widely deployed flash management technology for driving PCIe and SATA solid state drive (SSD) and flash card solutions. Designed to support power-sensitive client computing applications as well as I/O-intensive enterprise and hyperscale environments, the new LSI SandForce SF3700 flash controller family provides the …

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Serial Cables 8-Port 12Gbps SAS Direct Attached JBOD Review – Pushing 8 HGST SSD800MM 12Gbps SAS SSDs to the Limit

When we started receiving 12Gbps SAS products in the summer of 2013, we were met with typical products such as the Adaptec ASR-8885 RAID Adapter, the LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA and the HGST SSD800MM SSD.  Each of these products delivered excellent performance that far outpaced the 6Gbps versions that they were built on.  But, in order to have a full …

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Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) – Little Brother to the Popular SSDNow E100

Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be “exquisite”.  “It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives” we raved.  That’s pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD.  Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market.  As we have discussed in previous reviews, a …

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TSSDR Affiliate Reviews for October 28, 2013

Lots of good changes taking place on the website that we hope you will find beneficial.  Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, take a moment to join in on the forums and let us know what you think. HIGHLIGHT REVIEW Tt eSports Cronos Review @ Vortez If you are a gamer then it is likely that you will recognize the …

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