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Kingston ‘LSI SandForce’ M.2 SSD Discovered Hidden Away At SATA-IO Booth – Storage Visions 2014 Update

Finding SSDs at Storage Visions 2014 was definitely reminiscent to a Easter Egg Hunt as some of the best finds were not found at manufacturer’s booths, many manufacturers not even present at Storage Visions.  Such is the case with a Kingston ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ M.2 SSD we found buried within the literature at the SATA-IO Display. As much as we …

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SanDisk Optimus Eco SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB) – Great 2TB Capacity With Up To 90K Steady State IOPS

A lot has changed since the announcement of the Optimus Eco earlier this year.  The most notable change is the company supplying it.  When we last looked into SMART Storage Systems, they had just finished being acquired by SanDisk.  At that point, though, nothing had really changed except for ‘a SanDisk Company’ being added to their name.  Many were unsure exactly …

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Toshiba PX02SS 12Gbps SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB) – 156% OP Achieves 1.1GB/s Speeds and Up To 43.8PB Endurance

Toshiba is a world leader in many different technologies and applications.  In the NAND market, for instance, they supply components for some of our favorite SSDs.  But, they haven’t really been known as a major player in turn-key storage products.  While they have an impressive offering of mechanical drives, especially for automotive and industrial uses, they are dwarfed by the …

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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’s Technology Partners at AIS Part II — LSI AIS 2013 Update

LSI’s Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013 has a host of technology partners and sponsors displaying their latest LSI-related wares for attendees to view.  This session has us visiting a few more booths and displays of exhibitors.  With only a couple of exceptions, everyone displaying is presenting technology that utilizes and/or features some of LSI’s latest software and hardware solutions. ARM, a major …

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LSI’s Latest Technology Key Partners Take Part in AIS – LSI AIS 2013 Update

LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013 is underway in San Jose, California. After keynote speakers Abhi Talwalkar (President and CEO of LSI) and Rob Crooke, (Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the NVM Solutions Group at Intel) opened with an overview of their vision of the unfolding DataCentric Era, we headed off to see some of LSI’s latest solutions as …

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The Datacentric Era Keynote With LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar – LSI AIS 2013 Update

Earlier this morning at Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) 2013, LSI President and CEO Abhi Talwalkar presented his vision of “The Datacentric World” which primarily focused on instant retrieval of information and real-time analytics. A few examples to illustrate the point came from the video, such as the ability to instantly dispatch first-responders in case of an emergency, or to decipher a …

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What is Micron doing wrong in Flash? – A Guest Submission Brian Bulkowski CTO Aerospike Inc

Micron has the fastest Flash devices available, but they’re also the best-kept secret in storage. We think that should change. Why are their devices rumored to be selling poorly? Although Micron isn’t releasing individual product sales numbers, all industry insiders say Micron sales haven’t reached expectations. Aerospike’s testing shows Micron PCIe devices blow away the competition, and our customers who …

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