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Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review – Showing Off With 3D V-NAND

Some time ago, Samsung introduced their 3D V-NAND (vertical NAND) to the world and NAND flash memory took on a whole new look with what some might call, very high aspirations.  Samsung was quick to point out that, as demands for reduced memory sizes increased, achieving a smaller footprint meant increased error rates and performance limitations. An example of this …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2246EN Controller Support For Micron 16nm 128Gb MLC NAND — Computex 2014 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a leading designer and producer of NAND flash controllers for solid state drives (SSDs), is announcing that its SM2246EN SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller now supports the latest 16nm 128Gb MLC NAND from Micron.  The combination of the SM2246EN and the Micron 16nm 128Gb NAND is ideal for high performance SSDs up to 1TB in capacity. According …

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Intel’s 3rd Generation SSD Controller Manufactured By LSI

The Intel 3rd Generation SSD controller was first seen in  our review of the DC S3700 SSD in late 2012, and followed by our later review of the DC S3500 in May of 2013, both SSDs being enterprise variant drives targeted for the data center. The controller is an 8 channel 6Gbps controller and has enjoyed a great deal of …

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Intel 1500 Pro M.2 SSD Debuts With Another Unknown Intel M.2 SSD Variant – Storage Visions 2014 Update

The world got its first look at Intel’s new 1500 Pro M.2 SSD today at Storage Visions, along with another Intel SSD with definite unknown origins.   The 1500 Pro story is relatively new with this SSD being designed as a client solution for business.  It will be available in capacities of 80-480GB and has performance specs of 540MB/s throughput and …

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Toshiba’s 35 Mil OCZ Purchase Re-Opens OCZ Doors, Reassures OCZ Customers and Provides Toshiba With A Great Controller

Early this morning, OCZ issued a press release that Toshiba had successfully purchased OCZ under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy agreement for 35 millions dollars.  This is great news for the millions of present OCZ customers who have been holding their breath as we will now see OCZ opens its doors once again, and serve existing and future OCZ customers during …

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ioSwitch Raijin M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD Review – Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Revealed With Boot Features

The advent of M.2 SSDs holds the promise of eliminating the SATA bottleneck and, while it may not seem that big of a deal for the typical consumer, improved performance to a media professional is pure gold.  Faster transfer speeds translate into quicker job completion which realizes increased business and higher revenue.  Although we have had M.2 SSDs in hand …

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