STORAGE NEWS

March 30th, 2010, 11:44 AM

WD Leads in 2.5-Inch Areal Density With New 750 GB Notebook Hard Drives

WD today announced that it is now shipping 750 GB of storage capacity in a standard-height 2.5-inch notebook hard drive — the industry’s highest capacity to date in this form factor. Designed for mainstream notebook computers, the WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB hard drives utilize WD’s leading 375 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology. [...]

March 18th, 2010, 10:07 AM

LSI Starts Shipping LSISSS6200 PCI-E Solid State Storage Card

LSI Corporation today announced it is sampling a PCI Express (PCIe)-based solid-state storage (SSS) solution to OEM customers. The LSISSS6200 PCIe SSS card provides a high-performance storage solution with enhanced reliability and industry-leading storage density for enterprise servers. For easy system integration and management, the card uses the industry-standard SAS protocol and widely deployed LSI [...]

March 15th, 2010, 11:02 AM

Intel Officially Launches the X25-V 40GB SSD

Despite the fact that the drive has been available from retailers since January 2010, Intel announced today a new addition to its award-winning lineup of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs): the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD. Priced at $125, the 40 gigabyte (GB) drive is aimed at value segment netbooks and dual-drive/boot drive desktop set-ups to [...]

March 10th, 2010, 11:20 AM

OCZ Launching Value Oriented Onyx SSD

OCZ  today unveiled the OCZ Onyx SATA II 2.5″ Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, an ultra-affordable MultiLevel Cell (MLC)-based solid state storage solution designed for consumers looking to take advantage of flash-based storage technology. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient SSD, the Onyx delivers reliable performance without [...]

March 4th, 2010, 11:28 AM

Corsair Launches Force Series Solid-State Drives

Corsair today announced the Force Series of SSDs, providing outstanding SATA 3 Gb/s performance based on innovative SSD Processor technology from SandForce Inc. By utilizing the state-of-the-art SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor combined with MLC flash memory, the Corsair Force Series of solid-state drives deliver outstanding performance figures of up to 280 MB/sec read and 260 [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 3:59 PM

G-Skill Shows Off Phoenix SSD with Sandforce Controller

At CeBIT, G.Skill is showing off its latest creation, the Phoenix SSD, in partnership with Sandforce. G.Skill’s Phoenix SSD series utilizes the SandForce SF-12xx series controller, which has been touted to revolutionize SSD read/write performance and stability. You have to really squint to make out the numbers, but these preliminary benchmark tests show speeds of  [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:23 AM

Western Digital Shipping SiliconDrive N1x SSDs

WD today announced that the company is shipping its new high performance WD SiliconDrive N1x 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) family. The new SSDs feature fast read/write speeds in high capacities and are designed for embedded system OEM applications that require superior performance, high reliability and long product life. The single-level cell (SLC) -based WD [...]

March 1st, 2010, 12:20 PM

Team Group Xtreem-S1 Powered by Sandforce

Fast, stable and lightweight, the solid state disk (SSD) has successfully replaced conventional mechanical hard drives to become the product with the most potential in 2010. After the great market success of the Xtreem-G1 SSD last year, Team Group Inc has launched technological cooperation with the US-based SSD pioneer Sandforce to introduce the faster and [...]

February 26th, 2010, 12:15 PM

Crucial Shipping C300 6Gbps RealSSD

Crucial is finally shipping its C300 RealSSD that boasts incredible speeds with its SATA 6 Gbps interface. The drives announced earlier this year feature a Marvell controller and MLC (multi-level cell) NAND memory preforming at a blistering 335MB/s read and 215MB/s write speeds. Both  128GB and 256GB models are available at the “bargain” price of [...]

February 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM

Seagate Shipping 2TB 6Gb/s Constellation ES Drive

Seagate is now shipping its 3.5-inch Constellation ES drive, the industry’s first 2TB enterprise-class drives featuring 6Gb SAS, to customers worldwide. Designed specifically for multi-drive nearline storage environments, the Constellation ES drive has been qualified by leading enterprise OEMs and system builders who demand storage solutions of the highest capacities with increased power efficiency, enterprise-class [...]