Storage

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 never put much thought into what the next physical storage implementation would be, but M.3 has a nice ring to it. The M.3 drive on display was listed as IM3P33EI – an enterprise level component name for a 2TB drive using PCIe 3.0 x4, supporting NVMe 1.3, LDPC ECC, and RAID engines. One of the prominent features on the drive was for live hot swap with what is a PCIe drive, allowing the drive to be used in the 1U server. The drive was using a Silicon Motion SM2262G controller, and in the server designed by...

Toshiba Announces 14 TB PMR MG07ACA HDD: 9 Platters, Helium-Filled, 260 MB/s

Toshiba is announcing its first family of helium-filled hard drives today. It includes the industry’s first 14 TB HDD with nine platters featuring perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology without...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2017

Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had initiated volume production of UFS NAND flash memory chips with 512 GB capacity based on its latest 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND. The...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2017

Microsoft Announces Azure VMs with Dual 32-core AMD EPYC CPUs

Microsoft is the first cloud container provider to formally announce a new range of VMs based on the AMD EPYC platform. These VMs will be called the Lv2 Series...

12 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

Toshiba Samples New UFS 2.1 NAND: Up to 900 MB/s Reads For 2018 Smartphones

Toshiba has announced that it had started sample shipments of its latest UFS storage devices based on its 64-layer BICS3 3D TLC NAND memory. The new devices are compliant...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2017

Toshiba Unveils 10TB HDDs for Video Surveillance: Support for up to 64 HD Streams

Toshiba has announced its third-generation SV-series hard drives designed for always-on video surveillance applications. The new HDDs can record videos from 64 HD cameras simultaneously, offer up to 10...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

The Samsung PM981 SSD Review (512GB, 1TB): Next Generation Controller And 3D NAND

The Samsung PM981 is an OEM SSD featuring a newer generation of controller and flash than the current retail 960 EVO, resulting in improved performance and hopefully lower prices...

53 by Billy Tallis on 11/30/2017

Toshiba Updates XG5 NVMe SSD With Faster And Larger XG5-P

Today Toshiba is announcing a new variant of their XG5 client NVMe SSD for the OEM market. The new XG5-P offers improved performance over the original XG5 and introduces...

2 by Billy Tallis on 11/30/2017

The Samsung SSD 850 120GB Review: A Little TLC for SATA

The latest entry level SSD from Samsung has no suffix and bears neither the PRO or EVO appellation. It is a new entry-level SATA SSD featuring Samsung's latest 64-layer...

31 by Billy Tallis on 11/27/2017

Best SSDs: Holiday 2017

It's been only two months since the last update to this guide, but with the holiday sales starting it's time to check where SSD prices are at. There haven't...

4 by Billy Tallis on 11/22/2017

Micron Demos 3D NAND-Based 11 TB U.2, 8 TB SATA Enterprise SSDs at SC17

At the SC17 trade show, Micron is demonstrating several currently unavailable products for the enterprise market. Among other things, the company is showcasing its upcoming Micron 9200 ECO U.2...

16 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2017

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB HDD Review

Data storage requirements have seen an exponential increase over the last several years. Both cloud and local storage requirements continue to be served by hard drives where workloads are...

58 by Ganesh T S on 11/15/2017

FreeTail EVOKE Pro SDXC UHS-II Memory Card Capsule Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

1 by Ganesh T S on 11/13/2017

Lite-On Launches CA3 M.2 NVMe SSDs: Up to 1TB, 2.9 GB/s, Marvell 88SS1093

Lite-On has quietly added its new high-end CA3 M.2 NVMe SSDs to its lineup. The new drives are based on Toshiba’s 3D TLC NAND memory, a Marvell controller, and...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2017

Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 750GB Hands-On Review

Intel's rollout of Optane products, based on 3D XPoint memory, continues. Today is the release of the 750GB Optane SSD DC P4800X, a larger capacity version of the model...

61 by Billy Tallis on 11/9/2017

SanDisk Extreme and Extreme PRO Memory Cards Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

20 by Ganesh T S on 11/8/2017

Seagate Launches SkyHawk AI HDDs for Intelligent NVRs

Seagate has released a new family of hard drives for intelligent network video recorders (NVRs) with 'AI capabilities'. The new Skyhawk AI HDDs are built to simultaneously record footage...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2017

Western Digital Now Shipping 14 TB HDDs: HGST Ultrastar Hs14 with 1000 Gb/in2

Western Digital has started to ship its new HGST Ultrastar Hs14 hard drives, promoted as being suitable for cloud datacenters and for hyperscale developments. The capacity increase from its...

34 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2017

Microsemi Introduces New SAS/SATA HBAs And RAID Cards

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

ADATA Premier and XPG SDXC and microSDXC Cards Review

Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF...

9 by Ganesh T S on 10/30/2017

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

Thumb drives are the most commonly used flash-based storage devices, thanks to their compact form factor and affordability. In our series of direct-attached storage reviews, we have taken a...

8 by Ganesh T S on 10/25/2017

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