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Intel Debuts the Optane SSD DC P4800X Series

A new series of solid-state drives (SSD) from Intel target data centers looking to deploy advanced applications with heavy database demands. The Optane SSD DC P4800X Series can provide either “blazing fast” storage or cache support for databases, according to the company. Intel’s latest SSD series is built on the 3D XPoint non-volatile computing memory […]

Silicon Motion Dubets the SATA FerriSSD Single-chip 3D NAND SSD

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers and solid-state storage devices, today announced that it has extended its popular family of SATA 6 Gb/s FerriSSD Industrial BGA SSDs to support the latest 3D NAND with end-to-end data path protection, NANDXtend ECC, and IntelligentScan feature – delivering unsurpassed data […]

ADATA Debuts the SD600 External 3D NAND SSD

ADATA has launched the SD600 external SSD, which uses high quality 3D TLC NAND to offer 256GB and 512GB variants. The drive reaches speeds of 440MB/s read and 430MB/s write, easily outpacing external HDDs. It weighs a mere 90g for convenient portability, and works driver-free with Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Android. The SD600 […]

Intel Announce Optane Memory System Requirements

Intel has announced that its Optane memory will require an Intel Kaby Lake processor to function. While previous demonstrations of the technology used an Intel Skylake processor, it appears this configuration will not be possible on the consumer versions of the technology. Further, the consumer application accelerator drives will also require a 200-series chipset motherboard, and […]

Intel Launches Official Optane Memory Site

Intel has updated it website with now Optane landing page that discusses the first iteration of ‘Intel Optane Memory’, which appears to be the 8000p Series. The site does not cover the upcoming enterprise parts like the 375GB P4800X.   The site focuses on the far smaller 16GB and 32GB ‘System Accelerator’ M.2 modules. While only two […]

Seagate Joins Forces with Fornetix on Federal Cybersecurity

Seatgate Technology announced that its HDDs and SSDs that are designed to meet federal security standards would now be even more secure. Seagate’s secure drives will now be integrated with advanced encryption key management software and services from Fornetix, LLC. The newly integrated secure drives give the federal government more tools to help fend off […]

Seagate Have 12TB HDDs in the Field with Plans for 14TB, 16TB Models Over the Coming Year

During its Q2 2017 earning call, Seagate disclosed that it already has 12TB HDDs in the field and 14TB and 16TB models in the design phase. This re-forces that Seagate is on the path toward its goal of producing 20TB HDDs by 2020. These type of drives are also used by video production houses in their […]

Patriot Announces the Hellfire 480GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Patriot has announced  the Hellfire 480GB M.2 PCIe NVMe drive.  The drive uses Phison’s PS5007-E7 controller and 15nm MLC NAND from Toshiba, components familiar to anyone who spends a lot of time looking inside of SSDs and which can give a good estimate of the speeds to expect.  With a sale price of about $230 it […]

Adata’s Ultimate SU900 Sports SLC Buffers

Adata announced its new Ultimate SU900 SSD, which makes the notable change to Micron’s 3D MLC NAND and throws in an SLC buffer for better performance. Adata is the first major third-party SSD vendor with 3D MLC NAND, and also the first to use an SLC buffer on an MLC SSD. 3D NAND has finally […]

Corsair Debuts Its First NVMe SSD – MP500

Corsair has announces a a new, high-performance entry to the Force Series dubbed MP500. The Force Series MP500 is Corsair’s first NVMe-protocol SSD. The company partnered with Phison to bring the high-performance product to market. This is just the latest in a line of recent products from Corsair to feature the Phison controller. The partnership […]

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