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SSD of the Week – ADATA SP610

In last week’s SSD of the Week we highlighted AMD’s first entry into the SSD market, their Radeon R7. It is a gamer oriented drive that has been developed with OCZ to deliver some great performance. This week we are starting off 2015 by recommending a great performing drive at very good price points, the ADATA SP610. The SP610 comes …

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Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Specs And Photos Leaked

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Our friends over at Hardware.Info just came into some pictures and specifications of a new Plextor PCIe SSD, which will reportedly be called the M6e Black Edition. It is anticipated that it will be unveiled and/or launched at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next week. The original M6e was basically a green PCB, while the Black Edition will come shrouded …

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SSD of the Week – AMD Radeon R7

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We hope you have been enjoying the holidays and to all we wish you a happy new year! To end the week, our SSD of the Week will be highlighting a newcomer’s introduction to the SSD market, AMD’s Radeon R7. This gamer oriented SSD continues to expand AMD’s Radeon product diversity. For their first step, they have decided to partner …

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Samsung Magician 4.5 RAPID Mode – Evaluated With Demonstrated Speed Increase

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Over the years, consumers have demanded and pushed manufacturers to develop SSD toolboxes to use when they install an SSD in their system. Offering a SSD toolbox has become almost a necessity in today’s SSD market. These toolboxes offer features such as drive health monitoring, feature activation, manual secure erase and TRIM triggers, as well as firmware update abilities and …

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SSD of the Week – OCZ Arc 100

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Our SSD of the Week series became a little side tracked over the past few weeks. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on, almost any SSD was a good buy. Now however, prices are back where they should be and the holidays are just around the corner. If you weren’t lucky enough to score a good deal yet, …

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Western Digital / HGST Announces Acquisition of Enterprise All-Flash System Developer Skyera

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HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a division of Western Digital Corp., is announcing that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a leading developer of all-flash enterprise storage systems for data centers and scale-out cloud applications. Skyera will be fully integrated into HGST, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD. The Skyera acquisition enhances HGST’s existing portfolio and …

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Avago (Formerly LSI) Announces 9300 Series Of 16-Port 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter — Up To Nearly 2,000,000 IOPS!!

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Avago Technolgies, via its recent acquisition of LSI, is announcing that it is expanding its industry-leading lineup of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) to include new 16-port offerings.  The 9300-16i (internal connectivity) and 9300-16e (external connectivity) are their newest high port count SAS HBAs, providing 12Gb/s of bandwidth and (up to) nearly 2,000,000 IOPS of performance.  Avago’s new 16-port …

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OWC Announces Aura SSD – Industry’s 1st SSD Upgrade For 2013 Mac Pro — 1TB And 2TB Available For Preorder

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Other World Computing (OWC), a leading producer of solid-state storage products for Mac computers, is announcing its new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. This makes OWC the first company to offer cost-effective and easy DIY storage capacity upgrade solutions for the 2013 Mac Pro. This new Aura SSD is custom engineered for the 2013 …

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Memblaze And PMC Collaborate On PBlaze4 PCIe SSD For Hyperscale Data Centers – 3.2GB/s Reads and 850,000 IOPS!

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PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions, is announcing that Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of flash storage devices, is utilizing PMC’s Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe) SSD controllers in its newest generation of PCI Express (PCIe) flash accelerator cards. Memblaze’s Flashtec-based PBlaze4 solutions are geared toward Open Compute Project and hyperscale data center deployments. The …

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Sonnet Announces Tempo Ultra-High Performance PCIe SSD

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Sonnet Technologies is announcing the Tempo PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive (SSD) card, containing a 512GB SSD module, becoming the newest offering in the Sonnet Tempo series of high-performance storage cards. The Sonnet Tempo PCIe SSD card represents an ultra-fast alternative to traditional storage devices by mounting a high-performance SSD on a low-profile card that installs into a computer’s PCIe …

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Toshiba Announces HK3E2 And HK3R2 Series Of Enterprise SSDs Utilizing Toshiba-Designed Controller

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Toshiba America Electronics Components, Inc.’s Storage Products Business Unit is announcing a new series of enterprise SSDs (eSSD).  The HK3E2 and HK3R2 both feature Toshiba’s second generation A19(nm) MLC NAND flash memory coupled with a Toshiba-designed enterprise controller.  The HK3E2 series is geared toward value endurance workloads, while the HK3R2 series is geared toward read-intensive workloads. Ideally suited for enterprise …

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