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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Q300 and Q300 Pro Series of Internal SSDs Announced

Toshiba has announced two new additions to their internal storage portfolio, the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series SSDs, which are built for gaming and creative applications with high-end demand for performance and reliability, and the Toshiba Q300 Series SSDs, which provide consumers looking to upgrade their system with a balance of high performance and value. Both lines are equipped with Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology, which enables SLC-like performance for high processing speed and low power consumption.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces 256 Gigabit 3-bit-per-cell 48-layer 3D NAND Chip and 3D NAND Pilot Line Operations

SanDisk has announced the world’s first 256Gb 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) 48-layer 3D NAND chip using BiCS technology as well as the beginning of 3D NAND pilot line operations in Yokkaichi, Japan, in a joint effort with its partner, Toshiba. SanDisk’s 256 Gb X3 BiCS chip is built for wide range of use cases including consumer, client, mobile and enterprise products. Both companies initially announced the development of 48-layer 3D NAND back in late March of this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces High Capacity iNAND 7232 Storage Solution

Today at the Mobile World Conference in Shanghai, China, SanDisk Corporation introduced its new advanced embedded flash drive (EFD), the iNAND 7232 Storage Solution. The iNAND 7232 Storage Solution comes in capacities up to 128GB (twice the maximum capacity of the previous 7132) and is optimized to deliver best-in-class imaging performance for flagship mobile devices. Now OEMs will be able to introduce mobile devices with even more storage capacity to meet the growing needs of customers. SanDisk is also announcing that they have shipped over 2 billion microSD cards (collectively storing an estimated 11,103 billion MB) since it first started shipping them 10 years ago.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Trion 100 Series SSD Review

The Trion 100 Series is OCZ’s newest addition to their portfolio of value-oriented SSDs and the first OCZ drive that features next-gen TLC Toshiba TLC NAND flash technology. OCZ has stated that the Trion is not a replacement to the similarly classed ARC line of SSDs, but a complementary release targeted towards an even more cost-sensitive demographic (the lowest capacity is priced at just $57). Though they aren't going to convince power-consumers to purchase the drive over premium SSDs such as the Samsung EVO, it still a viable option for a lot of people. This is a drive that is targeting the HDD upgrade market, all the while making SSDs more accessible to the mainstream consumer market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 850 PRO SSD 2TB Review

Today Samsung released a new addition to its 850 PRO SSD line, the SSD 850 PRO 2TB. This marks the largest capacity consumer SSD for Samsung and the first 2TB consumer SSD commercially available. Like the rest of the line, the new 850 PRO 2TB uses Samsung’s 32-layer 3D V-NAND 2bit MLC/3bit MLC. Samsung states that its 3D up to two times the density and write speed performance. The drive has 2GB of LPDDR2DRAM cache memory, SATA 6Gb/s interface, and comes with a 10-year warranty.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 850 EVO SSD 2TB Review

Today Samsung has released the latest addition to its 850 EVO SSD line, the 850 EVO SSD 2TB. The 850 EVO SSD line is designed more for everyday computing. Like its PRO counterpart, the EVO use Samsung’s 32-layer 3D V-NAND 2bit MLC/3bit MLC. Unlike the PRO, the EVO is aimed more at mainstream computer users and less at enthusiasts. Samsung states that its 3D V-NAND gives it up to two times the density and write speed performance of other drives. The drive has 2GB of LPDDR2DRAM cache memory, SATA 6Gb/s interface, and comes with a 5-year warranty.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Announces New High Capacity 16nm TLC NAND

Today at Computex, Micron Technology Inc. announced its new Triple-Level-Cell (TLC) NAND built on its 16nm process. This new TLC NAND adds to Micron growing portfolio of flash storage devices. The new NAND will set a balance between cost and performance for consumer flash products such as Consumer SSDs and USB flash drives.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Demonstrates Thunderbolt NAS, Qsirch, Virtualization Solutions, QTS 4.2, and More

QNAP Systems has demonstrated various new technologies and devices at Computex 2015, including the world's first Thunderbolt NAS, the unique search tool "Qsirch", a hybrid approach to virtualization with Virtualization Station and Container Station, the new QTS 4.2 operating system, multi-zone multimedia system, and various new and feature-rich Turbo NAS models for home and businesses. In addition, QNAP cooperated with HGST, Seagate, Toshiba and WD to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS using a variety of their HDDs and SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial Announces DDR4 Memory Products; Storage Executive Updated

Crucial has announced various SSD and DRAM news during Computext 2015, including significant updates to its Storage Executive tool, Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory, and the general sampling of Crucial DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based RDIMM, LRDIMM, and ECC UDIMM server modules.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Plans To Unveil New TLC-based Trion SATA SSD and Z-Drive 6300 NVMe Add-In Card At Computex

Today OCZ Storage Solutions announced that they plan to showcase their new Trion-100 series at Computex this year. This new series of SSDs is based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash. This new series is aimed to provide an easy and affordable SSD for entry-level users looking to optimize mobile or desktop systems. OCZ will also have a first look at the Z-Drive 6300 add-in Card (AIC), the newest addition to the recently announced Z-Drive 6000 PCIe NVMe SSD series.

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