by Adam Armstrong

Intel Doubles Capacity For Its Optane DC P4800X SSD

Today Intel announced that it has doubled the capacity for its data center Optane DC P4800X SSD. The drive will soon be available in both HHHL AIC and a hot-swappable 2.5” U.2 form factor in both its initial 375GB capacity and the new 750GB capacity. The introduction of higher capacities and new form factors make this drive a more attractive option for data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Shows Off New Tech & Ships 1st 64-Layer 3D NAND For Data Center

Last week at the Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, China, the company gave updates on some of its new technology. Some of the new technology showcased included power and performance updates for Intel’s 10 nm process, high-level plans for Intel’s first 10 nm FPGA, and an announcement the company is shipping the industry’s first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Unveils New SSD Form Factors At FMS

At Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017, Intel unveiled some new form factors for its SSDs as well as some other changes to its data center SSD lineup. Intel unveiled a “Ruler” form factor SSD that, as the name implies, is long and skinny. Intel announced dual port Optane SSDs as well as dual port 3D NAND SSDs. And the company updated several of its SSDs for the data center with an eye on replacing enterprise HDDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces Several New V-NAND Solutions At FMS

At the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced several new V-NAND (Vertical NAND) memory solutions and technologies. These new technologies include the first 1Tb V-NAND chip, a 16TB Next Generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) SSD, a Z-SSD with lower latency than NVMe, and Key value SSD technology. These new technologies aim to address issues such as the need for higher density in a smaller footprint, the increase of data-intensive applications due to artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and the need for lower and lower latencies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces Its 9200 Series Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its latest flagship performance SSD family, the Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs. The next step up from the 9100 series, the new series leverages innovative architecture to deliver what Micron is calling industry-leading performance. This performance will be geared around enabling organizations to access data faster and stay one step ahead of the growing diversity of business-critical workloads and surging data demands.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 64TB NVMe SSD & New Nytro SSDs At FMS

Today at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), Seagate Technology announced two updates to its Nytro SSD line, the Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Nytro 3000 SAS SSD. Each of these new drives had been designed to address specific needs of different market segments of cloud and data center. To address the explosion of data and the constant need for more performance, Seagate will be demonstrating the world’s highest capacity and faster performing NVMe drive, a 64TB NVMe AIC that can read at 13GB/s.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Demos New NVMe SSD At FMS 2017

Today Kingston Digital, Inc. announced that it would be showcasing its new 2.5” U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, DCU1000, at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017. The DCU1000 will be aimed at higher end enterprise use giving Kingston the broadest portfolio of end-to-end data performance solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Introduces First Enterprise-Class 64-Layer 3D SSDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) continued on with its announcements of new products that feature its 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell BiCS Flash technology (the other two being the TR200 and the BG3). Unlike the value drive and client NVMe SSD announced over the last few weeks, the drives announced today will feature the company’s 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS Flash. The new drive series are the TMC PM5 12Gbit/s SAS series and the CM5 NVM Express (NVMe) series.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD DC S3610 Series Review

Launched back in early 2015, the Intel DC S3610 Series is a line of SATA 6Gb/s SSDs intended for applications such as virtualization and e-commerce. These SSDs are equipped with 20nm Intel NAND Flash Memory technology designed and offer a blend of endurance and performance. Intel quotes the DC S3610 with sequential read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 520 MB/s, and random 4k speeds up to 84,000 OPS and 28,000 IOPS for reads and writes, respectively. Intel also claims a Quality of Service of 500 μs for random 4KB reads measured at a queue depth of 1.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVM Express Certifies Over 100 Market-Ready Devices

Today NVM Express Inc. announced that over one hundred market-reay products have been NVMe certified in the last four years. These devices certified include SSDs on a PCI Express (PCIe) bus as well across Fabrics. With a recent test conducted at University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), 21 new devices were added to the list (as well as 6 new NVMe-MI devices) bringing the total over 100.

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