Items tagged with flash storage

Storage requirements are not getting any smaller these days, and that is especially true in mobile devices. Today's handsets are capable of shooting 4K resolution videos, taking detailed photos, and playing increasingly larger and more complex games. To account for the growing storage needs in mobile, Samsung has begun mass producing the industry's first 512-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next generation smartphones and tablets. "The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of microSD cards," said Jaesoo... Read more...
Cisco has never been bashful about acquiring companies even though it doesn't always work out (after acquiring Linksys, it was later sold to Belkin, for example). In it's latest move to beef up its portfolio, Cisco today announced its intention to acquire Whiptail for $415 million in cash. Whiptail primarily focuses on software to manage cloud-based flash storage. In a press release, Cisco said the acquisition will strengthen its Unified Computing System (UCS) strategy and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid state memory into the USC's fabric computing architecture. "We are focused on providing a converged infrastructure including compute, network and high performance... Read more...
At a time when some still swear by tape storage, flash storage is making inroads into the data center, driven by newcomer Pure Storage. Today, the company announced an all-flash enterprise storage array in the form of the Pure Storage FlashArray FA-300 series. Pure Storage FlashArray (FA-310) The new line of products are designed to marry the benefits of flash with enterprise needs such as high availability, scalability, and compatibilty, and all for a low low price. The FlashArray FA-300 series and the company’s home-grown Purity Operating Environment software were both built from the ground up to handle the flash architecture. The company is making some bold claims about the benefits... Read more...
If there's one iconic thing in the long, storied history of consumer electronics, it's Maxell's "blown away guy." While the company doesn't run commercials featuring him any longer, he's still hanging around, seated deeply in his seat, being blown away by whatever new product the company launches.The latest from the outfit is a new flash media product line, which is perfect for storing photos, movies, music and all sorts of other media. The lineup includes the Maxell SD card, micro SD card and high speed CompactFlash card, which range in size from 2GB to 16GB and ship in a variety of different colors. There's also a handful of new USB flash drives in five different styles, all of which are detailed... Read more...
If you’re looking for some serious storage in a portable form, Kingston has you covered with its latest DataTraveler 200 USB Flash drive. Claimed to be the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive, the DataTraveler 200 not only provides plenty of storage, but it also comes with password protection to help secure important files. For users who require slightly less storage capacity, the DataTraveler 200 is also available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The 128GB drive is build-to-order only and customers can purchase it through normal channels. Read on for additional details in the press release. Kingston Technology First to Market with 128GB USB Flash Drive Large Capacity, Password Protection on New... Read more...
Today Sandisk filed a lawsuit against 25 other flash memory vendors, aiming to erase some of their profits.The roll call of the companies is a long one, but here goes: ACP-EP Memory, A-Data, Apacer, Behavior Computer, Buffalo, Chipsbank, Corsair Memory, Dane-Elec, Edge, Imation/Memorex, Interactive Media, Kaser, Kingston, LG Electronics, Phison Electronics, PNY, PQI, Silicon Motion, Skymedi, Transcend, TSR, USBest, Verbatim, Welldone Company and Zotek/Zodata. SanDisk says it's just enforcing its patents to be "fair" to the companies that already license its technology for flash storage devices.Quite a few of those names are well-known, such as Apacer, Buffalo, PNY, PQI and Corsair.  SanDisk... Read more...
Recent IDF attendees might have overlooked such acronyms as ONFI and NVMHCI, but these two acronyms could very well be the future of flash based storage and possibly even a look at the future of Intel Robson-like technologies.So what exactly are these acronyms, and how are they planning on changing the PC landscape?“It [NONFI] is a part of an initiative to optimise the flash memory integration and performance in the PCs, starting with NVMHCI "Non Volatile Mem Host Controller Interface" akin to SATA AHCI.NVMHCI is a standard programming interface for multiplatform OS support for flash as native storage at low level, enabling a single driver for both hard disks and flask memory. It can be used... Read more...