Category archives for: Storage

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 […]

Seagate Duet Hard Drive Syncs Your Files with Amazon Drive

Seagate and Amazon have partnered up to offer a new USB external hard drive called the Seagate Duet that, while functioning as you would expect an external drive to, also automatically keeps files synced between itself and the user’s Amazon Drive cloud storage. The Duet is based on Seagate’s Backup Plus drive series and is […]

WD Debuts 12TB HDD and 8TB SSDs – QLC SSDs Coming in the Future

Western Digital (WD) held its investor day to cover its post-acquisition strategic maneuverings after its $19 billion SanDisk purchase. The storage world is quickly moving to flash for performance applications, such as PC desktops and notebooks, and in the data center, 15K HDDs are already under duress, and 10K HDDs aren’t far behind. However, flash […]

Adata’s Ultimate SU800 SSD Sports a Silicon Motion Controller

  Adata’s Ultimate SU800 512GB SSD is in the middle , at $0.27/GB it is not exactly inexpensive nor does it take advantage of some of the SM2258 controllers advanced features, on the other hand it does use Micron’s 3D NAND, the same chips used in Crucial MX300, offer a dynamic SLC cache and is overprovisioned […]

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