by Lyle Smith

OCZ Intrepid 3700 SSD Series Announced

OCZ Storage Solutions has announced the Intrepid 3700 Series, a new family of SATA III SSDs that adds to its Intrepid 3000 enterprise portfolio. The new Intrepid 3700 SSDs are designed to deliver top-class performance and I/O latency responses, which OCZ indicates will dramatically improve application performance and I/O efficiencies. The new line will also support higher storage densities up to 2TB, representing OCZ’s largest capacity of enterprise SATA SSDs to date.

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by Brian Beeler

Micron and Seagate Announce Strategic Partnership

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology have announced a strategic agreement, allowing the two companies to combine each of their own innovations and expertise. Micron and Seagate believe that this collaboration will benefit customers due to a focused approach to deliver new and improved storage solutions all the while helping them innovate faster and more effectively.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel DC S3710 and DC S3610 Data Center SSDs Released

Intel has announced two new additions to their data center family of SSDs, the Intel SSD DC S3710 Series and the Intel SSD DC S3610 Series. The Intel SSD DC S3710 Series is 2.5” form factor and comes in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, and 1.2TB capacities. The Intel SSD DC S3610 Series comes in both 2.5” and 1.8” form factor with the 2.5” coming in 200GB, 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 1.2TB, and 1.6TB capacities and the 1.8” coming in 200GB, 400GB, and 800GB capacities. Both of the new SSDs will use 20nm NAND, SATA interface and will deliver greater write performance compared to their prior models.

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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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