Storage

SATA isn't dead yet. Kingston has kicked off a new generation of enterprise SSDs with a new family of SATA drives built around the new Phison S12DC controller and using Intel 64-layer 3D TLC. More enterprise NVMe drives are on the way, but in the meantime the DC500 series aims to be a cost-effective solution for read-oriented and mixed server workloads.

The Memblaze PBlaze5 C916 Enterprise SSD Review: High Performance and High Capacities

The Memblaze PBlaze5 high-end enterprise SSD product line has been refreshed with 64-layer 3D NAND, allowing for better power efficiency and more affordable top-tier performance. The PBlaze5 C916...

13 by Billy Tallis on 3/13/2019

Western Digital Develops Low-Latency Flash to Compete with Intel Optane

Western Digital is working on its own low-latency flash memory that will offer a higher performance and endurance when compared to conventional 3D NAND, ultimately designed to compete against...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2019

Western Digital to Demo Dual-Actuator HDDs Next Week: Double the Actuators for Double the Perf

Western Digital has revealed this week that it will demonstrate its first dual-actuator hard drives at next week's OCP summit. Marking the company's first foray into multi-actuator drives, WD...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Samsung Ships First Commercial Embedded MRAM (eMRAM) Product

Samsung today announced that it has started mass production of its first commercial embedded Magnetic Random Access Memory (eMRAM). Made using its 28FDS (28nm FD-SOI) process technology, the eMRAM...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Micron Announces 1300 Client SATA SSD With 96L TLC

Micron's line of client SATA SSDs for the OEM market is making the jump to 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory with the new Micron 1300 SSD. This replaces...

4 by Billy Tallis on 2/28/2019

The Silicon Power P34A80 SSD Review: Phison E12 With Newer Firmware

Today we're looking at Silicon Power's P34A80 high-end NVMe SSD, another drive based on the Phison E12 controller and Toshiba 64L 3D TLC NAND, but with newer firmware than...

4 by Billy Tallis on 2/28/2019

Samsung's New 512 GB UFS 3.0 Chip for Galaxy Fold, Now in Mass Production

Samsung this week said that it has begun mass production of its UFS 3.0 chips. The company’s initial lineup of UFS 3.0 products includes embedded drives featuring a 128...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

512 GB of UFS 3.0 Storage: Western Digital iNAND MC EU511

Western Digital said that it has now completed development and started sampling its first UFS 3.0 storage solutions for ‘5G era’ smartphones. The new embedded flash drives (EFDs) provide...

6 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

18 TB HDDs: Toshiba Collaborates with Showa Denko for MAMR HDDs

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) announced on Thursday that it had completed the development of its microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) platters for next-gen hard drives. The company is set...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/22/2019

Best SSDs: Q1 2019

The unsung hero of PC performance, these days it’s often storage that makes the difference between a fast, responsive PC and something that feels like less. A processor can...

24 by Billy Tallis on 2/21/2019

The Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review: How Fast Can Flash Memory Get?

Samsung's 983 ZET is a high-end enterprise SSD and the first retail drive to feature Samsung's low-latency SLC Z-NAND flash memory. Designed for highly performance-bound workloads that favor IOPS...

47 by Billy Tallis on 2/19/2019

Western Digital’s RISC-V "SweRV" Core Design Released For Free

Western Digital has published a register-transfer level (RTL) design abstraction of its in-house designed SweRV RISC-V core. The SweRV core is one of several RISC-V projects the company as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/15/2019

Plugable USBC-NVME Tool-Less NVMe SSD Enclosure Capsule Review

Storage bridges are an important part of computing systems. Currently popular external bridges allow storage drives (hard drives or SSDs) to talk to computing systems over USB or Thunderbolt...

23 by Ganesh T S on 2/14/2019

HOYA Starts to Build Next-Gen HDD Glass Substrate Production Facility

HOYA Corp., an optical glass maker from Japan, announced this week that it had started construction of its new production facility for hard drive platter glass substrates. These substrates...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2019

State of the Union: Seagate's HAMR Hard Drives, Dual-Actuator Mach2, and 24 TB HDDs on Track

Seagate this week reiterated that the company is on track to launch two crucially important technologies later this calendar year. Firstly, the company plans to start ramping up its...

56 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2019

HiDisc’s 1 TB SDXC Card with A2 Rating Now at Retail

HiDisc, a Japanese brand that belongs to Magnetic Laboratories company, has started sales of its 1 TB SDXC memory cards in Japan. The cards do not offer very high...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2019

Comparing Two 1TB NVMe Drives with Same NAND, Same Controller: XPG SX8200 Pro vs HP EX950

Retail drives based on the Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller have arrived. The ADATA SX8200 Pro and HP EX950 are nearly identical drives that are replacing last year's flagship models...

40 by Billy Tallis on 2/6/2019

Samsung Starts Production of 1 TB eUFS 2.1 Storage for Smartphones

Samsung said it had started mass production of its eUFS 2.1 storage solution featuring a 1 TB capacity for smartphones. Apart from its massive capacity, the drive offers a...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2019

CES 2019: The Quintessential ADATA HC770 External HDD, with RGB

There is a wide choice of RGB-lit components and accessories to suit all tastes. There is also plethora or RGB-lit keyboards, mice, and even displays. Even despite (in spite?...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

Toshiba Begins to Sample UFS 3.0 Drives: 96L 3D TLC NAND, Up to 2.9 GB/s

Toshiba said late on Tuesday that it had started to sample its first UFS 3.0 storage solution. The device is aimed at mobile applications and promises to offer performance...

0 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

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