Storage

Mushkin at CES demonstrated its new SSDs in 2.5”/7 mm form-factor aimed at mainstream PCs with a SATA interface. The new Reactor Armor 3D and Triactor 3D use 3D NAND flash memory, the same controller from Silicon Motion and offer nearly similar performance. The main difference is that the former use 3D MLC, whereas the latter uses 3D TLC memory. The NAND flash industry is transitioning to various 3D NAND architectures that enable higher densities, lower per-bit costs and higher endurance compared to planar flash made using very thin process technologies. So far it has not been easy for independent makers of drives to secure a supply of 3D NAND memory because some manufacturers are cutting down the share of produced flash they sell on...

Seagate to Shut Down One of Its Largest HDD Assembly Plants

As a part of its cost-cutting efforts, Seagate has decided to shut down its HDD manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China. The factory is one of the company’s largest production...

41 by Anton Shilov 6 days ago

Kingston Launches DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB Flash Drive with 2 TB Capacity

Kingston this week introduced its new DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive with a re-freshed design and up to 2 TB capacity. The new devices are designed for those...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2017

Netgear Expands ReadyNAS Lineup with Intel Denverton Atom Platform

Netgear's CES 2017 announcements include a trio of updates to their ReadyNAS network-attached storage lineup. Back in September 2016, Netgear announced one of the first NAS lineups based on...

8 by Ganesh T S on 1/4/2017

Western Digital Announces WD Black PCIe SSD

Western Digital has announced the WD Black PCIe SSD, their first PCIe SSD for the consumer market. While the WD Green and WD Blue SSDs introduced last fall were...

18 by Billy Tallis on 1/4/2017

LaCie Launches Rugged and d2 Thunderbolt 3 Storage Devices

LaCie at CES introduced its new storage devices with Thunderbolt 3 interface. The new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C and the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 support 2.5” and 3.5” storage...

0 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2017

PNY Launches CS2030 SSDs: Phison PS5007-E7, MLC NAND, 2.8 GB/s

PNY has introduced its new CS2030 lineup of higher-end SSDs designed for desktops and laptops with M.2-2280 slots. The new drives are based on Phison’s PS5007-E7 controller for PCIe...

2 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

Sharkoon Launches Rapid-Case USB 3.1 Type-C Storage Device DIY Kit

Sharkoon has introduced a DIY kit that lets users build their own external storage devices with the USB 3.1 Type-C interface. The kit is not expensive and resembles similar...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

Kaby Lake Systems With Intel Optane SSDs Coming Soon

Lenovo's announcement today of a new generation of ThinkPads based on Intel's Kaby Lake platform includes brief but tantalizing mention of Optane, Intel's brand for devices using the 3D...

54 by Billy Tallis on 12/28/2016

Plextor to Demo Mainstream M8Se NVMe and 3D NAND-Based SSDs at CES

Plextor has announced plans to demonstrate some of its next year’s products at the upcoming CES early next month. In particular, the company will show off the final versions...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

Commercial NAS Operating Systems - Exploring Value-Additions - Part I

A comprehensive overview of how various commercial off-the-shelf NAS operating systems address the core requirements was posted last month. From the perspective of addressed features, the core requirements are...

30 by Ganesh T S on 12/22/2016

ADATA Announces Ultimate SU900: 3D MLC NAND, SMI Controller, SATA

ADATA has introduced its second family of consumer SSDs featuring 3D MLC NAND memory. The Ultimate SU900 drive is claimed to be designed for users who value extended reliability...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

Corsair Releases Force MP500 SSDs: 3 GB/s, Phison PS5007-E7, MLC NAND

Corsair on Tuesday introduced its flagship Force MP500 lineup of SSDs targeting high-performance gaming PCs. The new drives come in an M.2-2280 form-factor with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface...

18 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

ADATA Introduces SC660H and SV620H External SSDs with 3D TLC NAND

ADATA last week announced its new SC660H and SV620H external SSDs, featuring 3D TLC NAND memory, which are new versions of the SC660 and the SV620 drives introduced last...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2016

The Plextor M8Pe (512GB) SSD Review

The Plextor M8Pe is their second PCIe SSD and their first to support PCIe 3.0 or NVMe. The M8Pe is a M.2 SSD based on Marvell's 88SS1093 controller and...

64 by Billy Tallis on 12/14/2016

Micron 3D NAND Update: 2D and 3D NAND Bit Crossover, Gen 2 Hits Production

Micron last week made two announcements regarding its transition to 3D NAND memory. According to the company, the output of 3D NAND at its fabs has surpassed the output...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2016

Western Digital Announces Ultrastar He12 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs

Western Digital on Tuesday introduced its fourth-generation enterprise-class hard drives filled with helium. The HGST Ultrastar He12 HDD can store up to 12 TB of data, whereas its version...

26 by Anton Shilov on 12/9/2016

HGST Ultrastar SS200 SSD: Up to 7.68 TB, 1.8 GB/s, Dual-Port SAS 12 Gbps

Western Digital has introduced a new family of Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSDs that wed high-performance with capacities up to 7.68 TB as well as relatively high endurance. The drives...

6 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2016

HGST Ultrastar SN200 Accelerator: 7.68 TB Capacity, 6.1 GB/s Read Speed, 1.2M IOPS

Western Digital this week announced two high-end HGST Ultrastar families of SSDs designed for high-frequency workloads in cloud and hyperscale environments that require instant response time. The new drives...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2016

Micron Announces 5100 Series Enterprise SATA SSDs With 3D TLC NAND

Micron has announced their latest generation of enterprise SATA SSDs, all based on their 3D TLC NAND. The new 5100 series is a full range of enterprise SSDs with...

19 by Billy Tallis on 12/5/2016

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