STORAGE NEWS

October 7th, 2010, 1:16 PM

SandForce Unveils SF-2000 Series SSD Processors, Enabling Up to 500 MB/s over SATA 6G

SandForce Inc. today announced the availability of the SF-2000 Family of SSD Processors optimized for SSDs deployed in mission-critical Enterprise and Industrial computing applications. These chips feature a 6 Gigabit-per-second SATA host interface, industry applauded DuraClass Technology, an unprecedented 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS (Input-output Operations Per Second) and sustained sequential read/write performance of 500 [...]

October 5th, 2010, 4:04 PM

WD Delivers USB 3.0 and 3 Terabytes With Its New External Hard Drive Product Lines

WD today introduced its new My Passport Essential portable hard drive (photo),My Passport Essential SE portable hard drive (photo), and My Book Essential external hard drive (photo). All three drive families come in a variety of capacities and offer lightning-fast USB 3.0 connectivity (1). Highest industry capacity is another key feature for the My Book Essential drive, [...]

September 29th, 2010, 11:43 AM

OCZ Launches HSDL SSD Interface For Mind Blowing Theoretical Speeds

OCZ Technology  has unveiled a proprietary interface called “High-Speed Data Link” (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage. Unsatisfied with existing interface options, OCZ developed HSDL to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and enable SSD technology to operate at its full potential. With this initiative, OCZ aims to enhance high performance computing (HPC) and I/O-intensive infrastructures [...]

September 27th, 2010, 1:39 PM

OCZ Unveils Maintsream Onyx 2 SSD

OCZ  has unveiled the OCZ Onyx 2 Series, a 2.5 inch SSD with superior affordability designed for mainstream desktops and mobile systems. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient solution, the Onyx 2 delivers excellent performance with lower price per gigabyte than that of other comparable drives on [...]

August 27th, 2010, 11:29 AM

Viking Modular Solutions Unveils First Solid State Drive in DIMM Form-Factor

Viking Modular Solutions, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, and leading manufacturer of innovative DRAM modules and flash solutions, today announced that its SATADIMM is available for immediate customer qualification. SATADIMM is the first of its kind – an Enterprise Class SATA II Solid State Drive (SSD) in an industry-standard DDR3 240-pin DIMM form factor – [...]

August 23rd, 2010, 10:19 AM

OWC Announces SandForce 40GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Under $100

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today a new 40GB model to its award-winning OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD line as the most affordable high performance SandForce Processor based Solid State Drive on the market. Designed and made in the U.S. from imported parts, the new OWC [...]

August 19th, 2010, 10:29 AM

G.Skill Launches New Phoenix Pro Series SSDs

G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage with solid quality, has today added three new capacities to its ultra-high performance Phoenix Pro series SSD, including 40GB, 80GB and 160GB models. Based on the popular SandForce SF-1200 SSD controller that has been tuned to deliver an unparalleled performance in 4k random write speed [...]

August 18th, 2010, 10:23 AM

SanDisk Introduces Coin Sized 64GB SSD

Sandisk has come up with a pretty inventive little device (see what we did there), dubbed the integrated SSD or iSSD. The iSSD is a solid state devices no bigger than a postage stamp at 16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm, and weighs less than one gram. The total potential capacity ranges anywhere from 4GB up [...]

August 16th, 2010, 11:42 AM

Intel Prepping 25nm NAND Flash SSDs for Q4 2010

Intel will be transitioning its SSD lineup to the 25nm manufacturing process by Q4 2010 according to a leaked Intel SSD roadmap slide. A joint venture between Intel and Micron earlier this year has resulted in Intel-Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) 25 nm MLC NAND flash memory  that will be used in the “G3″ version of [...]

August 13th, 2010, 10:45 AM

Seagate and Samsung Team Up To Develop SSD Controller Tech

Seagate Technology  and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that they have entered into a joint development and licensing agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop and cross-license related controller technologies for solid state drive (“SSD”) storage devices to attain the high levels of performance, reliability and endurance demanded by enterprise storage [...]