Last year, Microsemi released a new generation of 12Gbps SAS controller chips, then incorporated them into a variety of SAS/SATA host bus adapter (HBA) and RAID cards under their Adaptec brand. Now, their SmartRAID family of advanced RAID cards is getting two new models that bring new features to the product line. First up is the SmartRAID 3162-8i, which decodes to indicate a card with 8 internal ports and a 2GB DRAM cache with power loss protection. This is the first Adaptec RAID card to feature a fully-integrated power loss protection scheme including supercapacitors on the card itself. Previous SmartRAID cards such as the 3152-8i have all required an external supercapacitor module to be mounted in another expansion slot or elsewhere in the server. Putting...
Thunderbolt 3-enabled computers continue to gain compatibility with various exotic and special-purpose devices. ATTO this week released its ThunderLink 3128 SATA/SAS Thunderbolt 3 adapter, which can allow a Thunderbolt...8 by Anton Shilov on 5/11/2018
Update 2/21: Adding power consumption figures for the PM1643 drive, new features. Samsung this week announced that it has started mass production of its PM1643-series SSDs. These are monstrous data...22 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2018
Today Microsemi is announcing the availability of a new generation of SAS/SATA adapters and RAID cards under their Adaptec brand. The new cards are based on the 28nm SmartIOC...8 by Billy Tallis on 11/1/2017
In spite of a fire that closed the exhibition floor last week at Flash Memory Summit, Seagate managed to set up several live demos and display their latest SSDs...7 by Billy Tallis on 8/15/2017
Toshiba is continuing their series of product announcements featuring their new 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. With the client SSD for OEMs segments covered by the XG5, BG3...4 by Billy Tallis on 8/7/2017
Samsung started to ship its PM1633a SSD with 15.36 TB capacity to select customers in March and recently it began to supply the drive to select resellers as well...42 by Anton Shilov on 7/29/2016
Samsung on Thursday introduced its new lineup of high-capacity SSDs for enterprises. The new Samsung PM1633a family of drives includes the world’s first SSD that can store 15.36 TB...44 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2016