Tag Archives: Sandisk

New SanDisk Extreme SSD Firmware Fixes TRIM

We took a look at the SanDisk Extreme a few months ago, and found it to be one of the fastest drives on the market, combining the tried-and-true SandForce 2281 with Toshiba’s 24nm Toggle NAND. A new FW update for the Extreme promises to fix TRIM for the drive. When being used in IDE mode the TRIM command would not …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Researching The Controller or Processor

If NAND flash is the fuel, than a controller is the engine. This article takes a look at controller and firmware, it’s importance, and the players that “Own the Controller”. The first debate is what’s more important, the controller itself, or the firmware that drives it? While a debatable issue, we can certainly agree that one does not work without the other. Further, significant Intellectual Property …

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SanDisk Co-Founder States Flash Memory Will Checkmate Hard Drives by 2020

Eli Harari,  one of flash memory’s founding fathers, was not reserved when speaking Monday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). The SandDisk co-founder predicts that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020.  He goes on to state that DRAM, as we know it, may not be far behind. This is quite the counterpoint to the recent Microsoft Research …

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Tegile Systems Emerges With Hybrid SSD Array – Joins Starboard In Enterprise Storage Fray

Tegile Systems, which came into existence on Tuesday, has announced the release of their Zebi hybrid SSD storage array. According to Tegile, SSD Acceleration will allow Zebi to offer up to 5 times the performance of conventional storage arrays. The array will also utilize in-line compression and de-duplication, allowing businesses to save on storage space, enabling them to make the …

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