AIC

After the official announcement last week of Samsung’s new 8TB NF1 drive, I went back through my Computex photo kit to dig out a couple of images I snapped at AIC’s booth. AIC, a sizeable server OEM, was one of the first to show a storage server (with ADATA) targeted at 5G with Samsung as a customer. But at the booth at Computex, I bumped into a small add-in for current U.2 enabled servers. Each one of the NF1 drives is within its own bracket that can be removed easily from the drive, and the backplane of the U.2 conversion drive we were told lets the system see each drive as a separate drive in the system (U.2 is essentially PCIe, so as long as...

AIC’s Grays Peak Server with Intel ‘EDSFF’ Ruler SSDs

In the consumer space, we get SATA drives, mSATA drives, M.2 drives, and for the high end, U.2 drives. By contrast, the enterprise space is expanding: U.2 is a...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

Hands On With Samsung's New NF1 SSDs: 36 x 16 TB in 1U

Samsung this week demonstrated progress in its new NF1 form-factor (formerly known as NGSFF and sometimes called M.3), unveiled last August. At the OCP Summit this week, the company...

16 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 3/23/2018

ADATA at CES 2018: A 1U AIC Server for 5G Comms, with 36x 8TB M.3 Drives

LAS VEGAS, NV – I had no idea what an M.3 drive was until I visited ADATA at CES. Having lived through IDE, SATA, and now M.2, I had...

11 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

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