by Lyle Smith

SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco Review

The SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco launched in March of last year as part of the consolidation and rebranding of their line of SATA enterprise SSDs. The enterprise SATA family includes four models covering the gamut of use case needs. For its part, the CloudSpeed Eco is designed for the popular entry-enterprise category, which comprises mostly read-intensive workloads in scenarios including boot drive duty, web serving, media streaming, and performance read tier in hyperscale data centers. The CloudSpeed Eco comes in capacities of up to 960GB with cMLC NAND and supports a drive write per day over the three-year warrantied life. 

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba HG6 SSD Review

The Toshiba HG6 is a dual entry-enterprise and enterprise client SSD that is designed for high-performance, high reliability, and power efficiency for OEM systems. Available in capacities up to 512GB, the Toshiba HG6 SSD is offered in the five standard form factors (2.5" 7.0mm, 2.5" 9.5mm, mSATA, M.2 2280-D2 Double-Sided, and M.2 2280-S2 Single-Sided), allowing the diverse line of SSDs to satisfy a plethora of use cases.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba HK3R2 Review

The Toshiba HK3R2 series is the company's new line of high-performance enterprise SSDs and direct successor to the HK3R eSSD family. Specifically designed for read intensive workloads, the HK3R2 has a maximum capacity of 960GB in a 2.5" form factor, supports a SATA 6Gb/s interface and leverages Toshiba's second-generation A19nm MLC NAND. The HK3R2 also features vital enterprise functionality, including full power loss and to-end protection as well as proprietary QSBC (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error-correction technology, the latter which helps to protect and secure data from corruption caused by NAND flash memory media wear. Its counterpart, the HK3E2, was also announced by Toshiba this week, though it's demographic targets businesses looking for value-oriented intensive workload SSDs instead.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba HK3E2 and HK3R2 eSSDs Announced

Toshiba has announced two new enterprise solid state drive series: the HK3E2, which focuses on value endurance workloads, and the HK3R2, which is designed for read intensive workloads.  Both of the new Toshiba drive support 6Gb/s and add to the company’s portfolio of enterprise storage solutions, featuring a variety of endurance ratings to meet a variety of use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Saber 1000 Enterprise SSD Series Announced

OCZ Storage Solutions has announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series, which is designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments such as online archiving, web browsing, media streaming, and indexing. The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series is equipped with an enterprise-optimized feature set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Adam Armstrong

NVM Express Delivers 1.2 Specification

Today NVM Express has released its 1.2 specification. NVM Express (NVMe) is already a high-performance standard for enterprise and client non-volatile memory based storage solutions (NVM developed the specification for accessing SSDs on a PCIe bus). NVMe 1.2 extends to a new level of enterprise and client functionality with new data center and client features. Along with the updated specification NVM is also announcing it is developing new specifications such as management interface for NVMe devices and NVM Express over fabrics.

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by Lyle Smith

Micron M500IT Automotive Storage SSD Announced

Micron has announced the M500IT SSD, expanding on its automotive storage solutions portfolio with capacities ranging from 60GB to 240GB as well as embedded multimedia card (eMMC) 5.0 memory. Both solutions are specifically designed to enhance automotive applications.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fusion ioMemory PX600 Review

The Fusion ioMemory PX600 is a third-generation PCIe application accelerator with an emphasis on endurance and price-to-performance. The PX600 and its value-oriented SX300 sibling comprise Fusion's new "Atomic Series" which is essentially one hardware platform with two different NAND overprovisioning schemes that result in different performance and endurance profiles for the two drives. Therefore we will be publishing reviews of the two drives in tandem.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fusion ioMemory SX300 Review

The Fusion ioMemory SX300 is a third generation PCIe application accelerator with an emphasis on endurance and price-to-performance. The SX300 and its higher-performance PX600 sibling comprise Fusion's new "Atomic Series" which is essentially one hardware platform with two different NAND overprovisioning schemes that result in different performance profiles for the two drives.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First TLC V-NAND

Samsung has announced that it has begun the mass production of the industry’s first 3-bit multi-level-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND flash memory for use in SSDs. The 3-bit V-NAND leverages 32 vertically stacked cell layers per NAND memory chip (with each chip providing 128Gb of storage) and is Samsung’s second generation V-NAND package.

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