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Western Digital announced a new solution for legacy datacenter storage with the WD Xe, which consists of a 2.5-inch SAs hard drive mounted in a 3.5-inch WD “performance adapter”. The package is designed to offer low power consumption coupled with high performance for datacenters that need a way to migrate from 3.5-inch drive based systems without ditching their existing chassis. The 10,000 RPM SAS drives feature 6Gbps tranfser rates with sequential data rates of 204MBps with up to 50% higher capacity and 67% less power consumption of other 3.5-inch (15,000 RPM) solutions. The solution... Read more...
Western Digital has announced a line of SAS and SATA hard drives designed for both the consumer and enterprise markets, and they’re designed for high-capacity and longevity. The 3.5-inch, 7,200RPM WD RE SATA drives are available in capacities of 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities, and the SAS drives come in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, or 4TB. Western Digital sees the drives as ideal for public and private cloud environments. The higher storage density allows companies to include more storage capacity in a smaller footprint, which is always a plus, and the drives are designed to last, thereby cutting down on... Read more...
Drobo made a couple of announcements today, the first one being that it plans to deploy OCZ's Talos Series SAS solid state drives (SSDs) in its business-class storage systems. Specifically, OCZ's Talos drives will be integrated into Drobo's B1200i iSCSI SAN solutions aimed at small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). "Drobo is a leader in data storage products for both professionals and businesses and we are thrilled that they have qualified and selected our enterprise-class Talos SAS SSDs for their business oriented solutions," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "This collaboration is a perfect... Read more...
Yes, the Western Digital S25 SAS enterprise drives have been around for some time, but this generation is special. WD has just shipped the third-generation of the 2.5" SAS HDD family, serving the performance-optimized, mission-critical enterprise server and storage market. Shipping now, the new 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, WD S25 with SAS 6 Gb/s interface hard drives offer IT professionals a more advanced array of ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage, available in capacities of 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB. The WD S25 line is designed for the most demanding applications such as... Read more...
OCZ announced the Talos 2 Serial Attached SCSI SSD Series. As the follow-up to the Talos Series which was available in a 3.5 inch form factor, the Talos 2 features a 2.5-inch form factor and offers capacities ranging from 100GB to 1TB in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND configurations. The Talos 2 also offers increased I/O performance and scalability. Talos 2 SSDs can deliver random transactional performance at up to 70,000 4K IOPS and features improved mixed workload (75% read; 25% write) performance with up to 42,000 8K IOPS. OCZ Technology Launches Talos 2 Enterprise SAS 6G Solid State Drive Series Second... Read more...
We recently had a conversation with representatives from SandForce, the designers of the controllers used in many of today’s popular solid state drives like the OCZ Vertex 2, about their next-generation SSD processor family. The new SF-2000 SSD processor family builds upon the success of the current SF-1500 / SF-1200 series by adding 6Gb/s SATA III interface support, integrating a more powerful encryption engine, and adding support for new flash memory types. In addition, the SandForce SF-2000 SSD processor family will offer SAS-bridge support for non-512 byte sectors, enhanced ECC and BCH... Read more...
No matter how you slice it, everyone needs a slice of solid state storage. At least that's how we see it. And that includes the enterprise, or consumers who need ultra reliable goods for continual or business-related use. Super Talent knows it as well, and has today introduced the 2.5" ShuttleCraft SSD to meet the needs of those in the enterprise. It's a new line of SAS drives (Serial Attached SCSI), which means that you'll need a special interface just to work with these guys. SAS features key benefits required by enterprise servers including: high performance, strong reliability and advanced... Read more...
Solid State Drives may be the next big thing, but hard drives aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Not until everyone wins the lottery, anyway. Toshiba has this week introduced their newest 2.5" drive, a 600GB unit that marks the company's first SAS self-encrypting enterprise drive. For starters, 600GB is a lot of space for a 2.5" form factor drive, and Toshiba claims that this new MBF family represents the industry's highest-capacity 2.5-inch enterprise-class HDD.It's also the company's first enterprise-class self-encrypting drive (SED), which "demonstrates the successful integration of Toshiba... Read more...
OCZ Technology Showcases Cutting-Edge SSD Technology and other Leading Solutions at CES 2010 San Jose, Calif. - January 6, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives, plans to unveil an array of next generation solid state drives (SSDs) along with other premium hardware at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its finger on the pulse of emerging and booming markets, OCZ’s impending line of SSDs are designed to optimize entire... Read more...
WD® ENTERS TRADITIONAL ENTERPRISE HDD MARKET WITH FIRST SAS PRODUCTWD S25 SAS Hard Drives Provide High-Reliability and Performance for Mission-critical Server and Storage ApplicationsLAKE FOREST, Calif. — November 3, 2009 — WD® (NYSE: WDC), known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces, today announced its entry into the traditional enterprise market segment with volume production shipments of its first 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, small form factor, SAS interface hard drives. The WD S25 provides up to 300 GB of high-performance storage suitable for... Read more...
Pliant Technology Unveils Enterprise Flash Drive Family: Industry’s Highest Performance and Most Reliable Flash Storage Devices Pliant Lightning EFDs Deliver 2-4 Times Faster Performance and 10 Times Higher Data Reliability than Existing SSDs; Provide Dramatic Data Center Cost and Energy Savings Milpitas, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2009 – Pliant Technology, developer of Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs), a new class of high performance, high reliability storage drives, today announced the availability of its first family of products. Pliant’s Lightning EFDs integrate an advanced software architecture and... Read more...
Introducing the Thecus N7700SAS NAS ServerBrand new 7-bay NAS with powerful business-class performance and expandability 06/30/2009 – Thecus, the leader in digital storage, today announced the availability of its latest 7-bay NAS server, the N7700SAS. Offering massive storage capacity and cutting-edge technology, the N7700SAS is an enterprise class NAS server providing incredible flexibility, reliability, and expandability.The N7700SAS brings the latest technologies to the table, including seven SATA/SAS hard disk bays that accommodate multiple terabytes of storage. To manipulate all of this data,... Read more...
Sans Digital definitely isn't a household name in the NAS / external storage industry, but the outfit's latest devices are definitely sharp. So sharp, in fact, that we could see them giving the latest from LaCie a run for the design dollars. This week, the company expanded its TowerRAID series by adding mini-SAS interfaces. The TowerRAID TR4X / TR4X-B is a 4-bay tower with a single mini-SAS connection, while the TR8X / TR8X-B is an 8-bay tower with two mini-SAS connectors. Both units are fully compatible with the latest SAS hard drives (not to mention SATA hard drives), and they both promise transfer... Read more...
New G-SPEED eS PRO XL Brings Blazing Performance, Huge Capacity and Low Cost to High-End HD and 2K Film ProductionLas Vegas – G-Technology by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced its new G-SPEED eS PRO XL, a rack-mount, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expansion solution, with mini-SAS connectivity, providing high-performance, low-cost RAID for professional content creation applications. The new G-Technology® G-SPEED™ eS PRO XL comes in a 2U 12-drive, or 3U 16-drive rack-mount enclosure, with hot swappable SATA 3Gb/s hard drives for high-performance, high-capacity,... Read more...
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