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Earlier this year, Samsung made major waves with the introduction of its 850 Pro SSD and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Now, Micron is striking back with lower-geometry conventional NAND -- and new drive technology it claims will accelerate performance more effectively than other competing... Read more...
When SSDs hit the market, it was a revolution in terms of storage speeds, unlocking a serious performance bottleneck over slower (but generally higher-capacity and much less expensive HDDs), but a team of Japanese researchers has developed technology that could significantly boost SSD performance while also making... Read more...
A leaked Intel roadmap for solid state technology suggests the company is pushing ahead with its plans to introduce new high-end drives based on cutting-edge NAND flash. It's significant for Intel to be adopting 20nm NAND in its highest-end data center products, because of the challenges smaller NAND nodes present in terms of data retention... Read more...
USB 3.0 offers excellent performance characteristics for external storage, but thumb drives that take full advantage of the standard have been few and far between. According to Silicon Motion, its upcoming SM3267 controller will boost single-channel USB 3 speeds for flash drives to 160MB/s read, 60MB/s write, while... Read more...
OCZ’s now three-year-old line of Deneva enterprise-class SSDs is getting a refresh with new models in the Deneva 2 series. The company announced three new versions in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. The new 2.5-inch SSDs feature a SATA 6Gbps interface and 19nm NAND MLC flash and utilize the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor. OCZ says... Read more...
Samsung announced that it has developed and begun mass producing a new kind of NAND flash that could shake up the storage industry by substantially increasing the reliability, scaling, and performance of flash. The product is three dimensional vertical NAND (or 3D V-NAND), and it’s slated for use in both the... Read more...
It's been quite the week for memory. Last Friday, we learned that Micron absorbed Elpida, and just earlier today, Samsung showed off its "3D" vertical NAND flash memory. Now, we have potentially the most interesting story of them all, coming to us from start-up Crossbar. The company claims that it has developed the... Read more...
Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) technology is taking a step forward, into the enterprise space. The company announced that it has created the “world’s fastest” enterprise hard drive with the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. Seagate’s SSHD technology has been available in notebooks... Read more...
Intel has announced a new series of SSDs aimed specifically at data centers, with a focus on features that matter most to that market. The DC S3700 series is designed to offer high performance at an extremely predictable rate, ensure end-to-end data protection, and keep total power consumption low. Predictable... Read more...
One of the upgrades Apple made to its recently refreshed iMac line is the inclusion of Fusion Drive technology. As with hybrid solid state drives and Intel's SRT (Smart Response Technology), Fusion Drive leverages the performance of SSD NAND flash memory with the capacity of a mechanical hard drive to offer the best of both worlds. However,... Read more...
To make a dent in the mobile market, companies have to make things smaller, denser, and then do it again. The latest effort along those lines from SanDisk is a 19nm 128Gb NAND flash memory chip that employs the company’s X3 (three bits per cells) technology to hit a reported write performance of 18MB/s. SanDisk... Read more...
More memory, more problems? Can't say that NAND is causing issues for Samsung the way intellectual property lawsuits are, but either way, the company's pushing out a new highly efficient embedded multi-chip memory for the marketplace to pore over. Just this week the company started producing embedded multi-chip... Read more...
When it comes to wild storage performance, few do it better than Fusion-io. The company has cranked on some insane NAND-based storage solutions in the past, but none as crazy as this. At a recent demo, they managed to break one billion (with a B!) IOPS. Yeah, that's many, many more times what even your average PCIe-based solid state drive... Read more...
And the fast, just keeps on getting faster. And cheaper. And more mainstream. And that's just the way we like it. As hard drives continue to best SSDs and NAND-based storage solutions in price, the latter two are besting HDDs in terms of performance. No shock there, but the "price gap" keeps getting more and more... Read more...
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