Tag Archives: Solid State Drive

Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Evolution and Progress

There are many companies marketing solid state storage products today. The landscape is broadening, yet we continue to see consolidation. Who are the players today and who will be around in ten years? Stay tuned in upcoming days as our follow up articles shed a bit of light on today’s SSD companies, focus on the business models of some, and maybe even …

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OCZ Launches Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD With Up to 16TB Capacity and 1.4 Million IOPS

High performance solid state storage devices for enterprise and data center use are getting faster everyday it seems. Today, OCZ announced the release of their a new product, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD. While the name is impressive, the specifications are decidedly more so. To start things off, the CloudServ is availability in several configurations up to an …

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Hitachi Releases Ultrastar SSD400S.B Enterprise SSD Introducing Intel 25nm SLC NAND

Hitachi has announced the release of their Ultrastar SSD400S.B Series of enterprise SSDs, these SSDs being the first to employ 25nm SLC NAND flash memory ensuring ultra-high performance and endurance.  The SSD400S.B features the 6GB/s SAS interface and is available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB. Specifications detail performance at 536MB/s read and 502MB/s write (64K sequential) with random …

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Intel Series 520 SSD Round Up Special Edition

To say that Intel went all out with their allocation of Series 520 SSDs for review is quite the understatement.  In fact, we have NEVER seen this many reviews hit the net simultaneously. The Series 520 is, without a doubt, the biggest and baddest SSD to hit the streets and it’s release has probably been the most anticipated event in …

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