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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND-based SSDs For Data Centers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leading producer of memory products, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first high-performance SSDs utilizing  three-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND that is geared toward servers and data centers.  This new SSD will allow IT pros to better manage workloads that are related to e-mail, web browsing and social networking, helping to …

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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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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware’s Virtual SANTM.  VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for …

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Seagate Makes Strategic Investment In eASIC To Further Joint Development Of Seagate SSDs

eASIC. a leading developer of new ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) devices, has announced that Seagate Technology has made an equity investment in their operations.  It is anticipated that this will enhance opportunities for the two companies to jointly develop customized solid-state drives (SSDs) to add to Seagate’s portfolio. The ongoing rapid evolution of Flash memory from 2-bits-per-cell (MLC) (1Xnm architecture) …

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Samsung Announces XS1715 SSD Capable Of 3GB/s & 740K IOPS – 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Samsung’s 2013 SSD Global Summit has revealed another exciting development on the SSD front — Samsung’s announcement of development of the XS1715 enterprise SSD.  The XS1715 is the storage industry’s first SSD featuring the NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe interface, and can achieve sequential read speeds of 3000 MB/s and 740,000 IOPS! Samsung’s XS1715 will be available in capacities of 400GB, 800GB …

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Samsung Begins Full Production Of Industry-First Ultra-slim Notebook PCIe SSD — Sequential Reads Of 1400 MB/s!

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading memory technology provider, is announcing mass production of its XP941 PCI-Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) to be utilized in modern ultra-thin notebooks / laptops.  Earlier this quarter, Samsung began supplying the new XP941 SSD to OEM notebook PC producers. With mass production of the XP941, Samsung is establishing a basis for a significant …

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Hitachi Announces SAS 12 Gbps SSD Capable of 4.8GB/s Performance

Hitachi Global Storage Technology, well known for their high performance storage solutions, has unveiled the very first SAS 12 Gbps SSD which is capable of a total available interface bandwidth of 4.8GB/s per drive. The SAS 12Gbps interface represents the highest performance interconnect seen on SSDs thus far, aside from PCIe of course. The new drives will be on display …

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SNIA Hopes To Standardize PCIe SSDs As Industry Gets Set For Major Shift

SNIA, who’s stated goal is “to promote acceptance, deployment, and confidence in storage-related architectures, systems, services, and technologies, across IT and business communities”, has announced that they will be forming a PCIe SSD Taskforce. This taskforce is charged with the duty of coordinating and providing guidance to the PCIe SSD marketplace. Their campaign will apparently include educational materials, best practices …

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Super Talent Upstream SSD Aimed Squarely At The Consumer – Market Set For Shower Of New Products

Super Talent, making their presence known at this year’s CeBit, has announced the imminent release of their UpStream PCIe SSD. The LSI Sandforce based card on display will deliver read and write speeds of 1GB/s and 900MB/s respectively and will be offered in capacities of 220GB, 460GB and 960GB. Super Talent hopes to have the card released in April and we hope to …

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Intel Keynote And Future Plans- Storage Visions 2012 Update

Today Intels’ Robert Crooke, Corporate VP and GM of the NVM (Non-Volatile Memory) Solutions Group, delivered an impressive Keynote speech. To keep things in perspective, one must recall that Intel has been in the SSD Flash manufacturing market for some time.  Intel has been developing this type of solution since 1992 and time has brought about many changes and advancements. …

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