Storage

Micron this week published its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 (ended on May 31), which also included an update concerning its non-volatile memory products and projects. The company confirmed that it is on track to start volume shipments of 96-layer 3D NAND chips (3rd Gen 3D NAND) in the second half of calendar 2018, and said that development of its 4th Gen 3D NAND is proceeding as planned without participation of Intel. At the same time, Micron indicated that sales of its 3D XPoint memory were well below expectations, which hurt the company financially because its fab remained underutilized. 64-Layer 3D NAND Progressing Well, 96-Layer Is On Track At present Micron is ramping up production of its 64-layer 3D TLC NAND...

Intel X25-M G2: Dissected and Performance Preview

The first internal pics and a full performance preview of Intel's brand new 34nm X25-M G2 SSD. This thing rocks.

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/22/2009

Intel's 34nm SSD Preview: Cheaper and Faster?

Today Intel announced its new 34nm SSD lineup with lower prices and better performance. While we await the arrival of our drive, we spend some time discussing the...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2009

The SSD Update: Vertex Gets Faster, New Indilinx Drives and Intel/MacBook Problems Resolved

Another week, another SSD update. OCZ's Vertex drive got even faster, the first non-OCZ Indilinx drives show up and some Intel issues get resolved.

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/30/2009

The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ

The SSD market appears to have changed a lot. Drives are cheaper, newer controllers are everywhere and there are more questions than answers as to how these SSDs perform...

264 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/18/2009

Intel X25-M SSD: Intel Delivers One of the World's Fastest Drives

Intel finally lifted the NDA on the performance of its first MLC SSD. Let's just say that after today, a Core 2 isn't the only Intel component you...

97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2008

Vigor iSURF II Hard Drive Cooling System - Keeping it Cool...

We take a quick look at Vigor Gaming's hard disk cooling system that provides a unique design which actually works.

17 by Gary Key on 7/31/2008

64GB SSD on the Desktop: Samsung and OCZ go mainstream

We provide a desktop oriented review of the new mainstream 64GB Solid State Drive from Samsung and its fraternal twin from OCZ Technology.

41 by Gary Key on 5/15/2008

Western Digital VelociRaptor- No longer just a Raptor

We provide a quick update on the WD VR150 series after receiving a new drive from Western Digital that proves this dinosaur is serious about ruling the storage world.

31 by Gary Key on 5/2/2008

Western Digital VelociRaptor: A Drive with a Bite

We provide a preview of the new VelociRaptor and a drive hampered by early firmware that still manages to set new performance standards.

31 by Gary Key on 4/22/2008

Western Digital 640GB - Twice the Platters, Twice the Fun

We take a first look at the new WD6400AAKS and find Western Digital has turned performance up a notch in the mid-range market.

42 by Gary Key on 3/21/2008

Western Digital serves up 320GB on a Platter

We take a first look at Western Digital's latest drive that will have you scrambling for part number WD3200AAKS-00B3A0.

29 by Gary Key on 2/22/2008

A Lesson in User Failure: Investigating the Serial ATA Connector

We learn about failure prevention when we break a SATA wafer connector

64 by Ryan Smith on 1/18/2008

Thermaltake Muse R-Duo: External RAID

Thermaltake sent us their Muse R-Duo for testing, and external enclosure supporting RAID 0/1, USB, and eSATA. We put the device through the performance wringer to see what it...

12 by Dave Robinet on 12/14/2007

MTRON MSP 7000 SSD - Raptors Beware

We take a quick first look at the new MTRON 7000 series and come away impressed, again.

48 by Gary Key on 12/3/2007

Seagate and Western Digital 1TB Drives: Improved and Green

Hitachi beat everyone to the 1TB drive level, but can these more recent offerings offer a compelling alternative? We'll find out, as Western Digital and Seagate target your green.

32 by Dave Robinet on 11/26/2007

Ultra ULT40010: Keeping it Cool

We put Ultra's new HD cooler through the ringer and it barely breaks a sweat.

32 by Dave Robinet on 11/2/2007

Transcend TS16GSSD34E: SSD ExpressCard for those on the Go...

We take a look at one of the first ExpressCards featuring SSD technology and will not be giving up our USB thumb drives, just yet.

11 by Dave Robinet on 10/25/2007

Transcend 16GB SSD

We put one of Transcend's latest SSD drives through the wringer and look at the benefits and drawbacks of this technology.

17 by Dave Robinet on 10/23/2007

ICY DOCK MB664US-1S: eSATA with a twist

ICY DOCK's 12 year quest to build market share continues. Do they have a hit with the MB664?

20 by Dave Robinet on 10/9/2007

RAID Primer: What's in a number?

In preparation for some upcoming RAID product reviews, we wanted to provide a brief introduction to the concept of RAID storage setups, what the various levels mean, and the...

41 by Dave Robinet on 9/7/2007

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