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Intel Announces First 3D NAND SSDs Optimized For Cloud and Enterprise

Intel Corporation is announcing their first dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs that utilize the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol.  The dual-port design of the new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 series provides failover and redundancy, which are critical in safeguarding against data loss.  Systems utilizing the D3700 can realize up to a 6 X performance increase as compared to …

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HP and SanDisk Join The Storage Class Memory Parade With Their Own “1000 Times Faster Than Existing Flash” Technology

HP and SanDisk are announcing a collaborative effort to bring their own new storage technology to market that is “1000 times faster than existing flash”. This new technology is being referred to as “Storage Class Memory” (SCM), and this latest version apparently will combine HP’s Memristor technology with SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology to produce a “universal memory” that can be …

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U.2 (SFF-8639) Connector Insight When Buying The Intel 750 NVMe SSD

One might have never thought there could be a problem with efficient SSD availability, but many have felt the bite with their Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD purchase. Ordering through online retailers, many bought the newest Intel 750 SSD in what appeared to be a notebook version that connects to PCIe, only to learn that it wasn’t quite that simple. …

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Intel Advises of Firmware Update to Improve Boot Times of Intel 750 Series Solid State Drives

A discussion thread was opened back at the beginning of June on an Intel Communities messaging board concerning users experiencing very slow boot times with their Intel 750 Series solid state drives. Thirty-plus replies over the next nearly ninety days, including Intel staff offering assistance, failed to provide a satisfactory resolution. Intel staff assured that they were working on the …

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Intel and Micron Produce 3D XPoint Memory – 1,000 Times Faster Than NAND

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc., are announcing the first new memory category since NAND flash was introduced in 1989, revealing their 3D XPoint technology.  This major breakthrough in memory process technology enables non-volatile memory speeds of up to 1,000 times faster than NAND! Digital data services and connected device growth continues to explode, creating ever-more-massive new data amounts.  This …

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Intel 750 PCIe SSD Review (400GB)

The Intel 750 is the first NVMe SSD released into the consumer market. It offers users some pretty killer performance at a price point that is roughly twice that of top performing SATA SSDs. Back in April we were able to review the 1.2TB model. After seeing the results we were quite impressed, however, at over $1,000 the 1.2TB model …

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Intel Announces DC S3510 Series of SATA SSDs – High Performance and High Capacity Storage For Data Centers and Virtualization

Intel Corporation, a leading producer of high-reliability solid-state storage devices, is announcing availability of its latest addition to their Data Center Family of SSDs – the DC S3510 Series. As the technology related to hyper-converged storage continues to evolve, enterprises are more and more turning to virtualized applications to provide high-performance services to their end users. Along with the increased …

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SSD of the Week – Intel SSD 750 Series

Today we have something very special for SSD of the Week. A new enthusiast class SSD that outshines any of the same form factor PCIe SSDs. By utilizing the new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) interface, Intel’s 750 series of SSDs are leagues above the current PCIe interface in efficiency and speed. NVMe allows a more direct path to the CPU …

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