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Western Digital Grabs Storage Acceleration Software Specialist VeloBit

Western Digital Corp. has announced the acquisition of storage system performance acceleration software specialist VeloBit.  Previously a privately held company, VeloBit has made a strong name for themselves with ground-breaking software technology that utilizes SSDs to create a transparent application acceleration layer to significantly improve storage system performance.  VeloBit will be integrated into HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), Western …

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Western Digital Acquires sTec To Expand HGST’s Enterprise SSD Presence

Western Digital Corp. has announced that wholly-owned subsidiary HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) has acquired sTec, Inc. for around $340 million in cash.  sTec’s enterprise SSD engineering expertise, application acceleration software experience and intellectual property will complement that of HGST. With enterprise being the other growth market for SSDs (beside mobile devices), HGST will now be able to more …

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Super Talent Announces UltraDrive MX3 SSD — Twice As Fast As Its Predecessor

Super Talent Technology, a premier manufacturer of storage solutions that utilize NAND flash, is announcing the release of their UltraDrive MX3 SSD.  The MX3 features speed and durability to help withstand high endurance atmospheres that expose SSDs to shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures. The UltraDrive MX3 utilizes a SATAIII (6 GB/s) interface in a 2.5″ form factor.  It features sequential …

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SMART Announces Optimus Eco Enterprise SSD — Up to 2TB in 2.5″ Form Factor Using 19nm MLC Flash

SMART Storage Systems, a leading enterprise SSD technology developer, is announcing their new Optimus Eco enterprise SSD — the first SAS 6 GB/s SSD utilizing 19nm multi-level cell (MLC) Flash.  Anticipating the ever-changing needs of enterprise data centers, SMART continues their efforts to usher in a new era of Flash storage.  Their Optimus Eco SSD offers an industry best combination …

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HGST Releases Industry’s First 12GB/s SAS Solid State Drives For Enterprise Applications

HGST, formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now part of Western Digital), is announcing the industry’s fastest and most advanced enterprise muti-level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family. The Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM, and the Ultrastar SSD1000MR are the first drives to double today’s standard SAS interface of 6 GB/s to now achieve an amazing 12 GB/s interface. HGST’s new …

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Western Digital Co-Invests Another $51 Million in Skyera Solid State Storage Expertise

Western Digital and Skyera have announced that Skyera is receiving strategic funding from Western Digital as  part of its recently announced Series B round of financing.  Western Digital had previously funded Skyera as the initial outside investor, and has now co-invested to the tune of an additional $51 million as an extension of the strategic relationship.  The relationship between the …

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Micron Announces P410m SAS SSD For Enterprise and DataCenter Applications

Micron Technology is announcing the release of its new P410m SAS SSD for enterprise and datacenter applications.  This 6 Gbps SSD is available in 2.5″ x 7mm form factor and features SAS connectivity to interface with mission-critical datacenter storage arrays.  This will be the first SAS SSD to implement Micron’s XPERT architecture, which extends performance and enhances the drive’s life …

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SMART Storage Systems XceedStor 500S 240GB MLC Enterprise SSD Review

Our SSD analysis today will be on the SMART Storage Systems XCeedStor 500S 240GB MLC enterprise SSD and SMART hopes to cater to the exploding Light-Enterprise market with this new enterprise entry. Many users are now substituting client SSDs for more price-conscious approaches to boosting read-centric environment performance which can expose users to data integrity and security concerns, making the …

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