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Western Digital Confirms New Ultra Slim WD Black Hybrid SSD Not Haswell DEVSLP Compliant – Computex 2013 Update

Although it isn’t news to some, it is a very interesting consideration most should make when selecting their new ultra and PC systems this year.  Hard drives are not compliant with the new SATA DEVSLP spec and this includes hybrid devices, although we wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t overcome sometime in the future.  SATA DEVSLP only works for SSDs.  …

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Skyera Adds Unified SAN/NAS To SkyHawk Series Enterprise SSD Storage Systems

Skyera has announced that it has added NAS to the company’s skyHawk series of solid-state storage systems. With SAN and NAS connectivity, the company’s unified storage vision is complete. The skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems are based entirely on latest generation Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash in a compact half-depth 1u form factor with a staggering 44 …

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LSI Ships Over 40,000 Nytro Cards, Becomes Second-Largest Supplier Of Enterprise PCI-E Flash Adapters

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LSI Corporation announced that it has moved into the No. 2 position in the rapidly growing enterprise PCIe flash adapter market segment, according to leading market research firms. Since the introduction of the Nytro™ product portfolio in April 2012, the company has shipped more than 40,000 Nytro flash adapters. Demand reflects the needs of hyper scale web and cloud datacenters, financial services and other enterprises to …

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Andy Tomlin Joins Skyera As New Chief Architect, Company Assembling “Best Flash Controller Team On The Planet”

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Skyera Inc. has announced that it has added 25-year storage veteran Andy Tomlin to its management team as Chief Architect. Tomlin will lead the design, development and execution of the future product roadmap for the company’s skyHawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems. In addition to his service within the general storage industry, Tomlin has spent more than 10 years …

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Skyera Reveals RAID 5 Hinders Reliability Of SSD Arrays

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RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the …

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Seagate Sinks 40 Mil into Virident In Order to Offer OEM and Distribution Partners PCIe Flash Solutions

It has been some time now since the rumor mill started where Seagate was in search of a flash storage solution partner, all rumors coming to fruition this afternoon with Seagates strategic partnership with flash storage vendor Viradent Systems Inc. In exchange for a 40 million dollar investment (again very close to previous rumors of what they were willing to …

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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

Many organizations implement a “rip and replace” model using cheaper consumer-grade SSDs, and when they inevitably meet their demise under intensive workloads, they’re simply removed and replaced with new drives, increasing the cost of storage. Instead of moving up to much pricier solid state storage options, simply burning though cheaper drives makes more financial sense. SMART Storage Systems’s new CloudSpeed …

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Toshiba Announces New Hybrid HDD Solution

Back at the Flash Memory Summit in August, we had the opportunity to see a mock up of a Toshiba hybrid HDD/SSD solution. Whether or not the drive would go into production was unclear at the time, but the Japanese company announced today that it intends to go forward with the design. Toshiba, which makes NAND flash, SSDs, and conventional …

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