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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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

OCZ Intrepid 3600 SSD Review

The OCZ Intrepid 3600 is an enterprise-class SSD designed specifically for workloads like transaction processing, VM infrastructure, and email servers, while featuring advanced enterprise-grade functionality with a focus on performance, endurance, and reliability. The Intrepid 3000 Series also supports the industry standard 2.5-inch form factor and consists of two configurations: the Intrepid 3600 line, which takes advantage of reliable and cost-effective MLC NAND media, and the Intrepid 3800 line which features high endurance eMLC NAND media. OCZ has also put an emphasis on sustained performance and consistent I/O responses both of these SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Extends Agreement With Intel to Produce SAS SSDs

HGST has announced that it will extend the use of Intel NAND flash technology as part of a cooperative agreement with Intel Corporation on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs. HGST successfully worked with Intel since 2008 to develop enterprise-class SAS SSDs for servers, workstations, and storage systems, resulting in products that combine HGST’s enterprise storage experience with Intel’s NAND flash expertise.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SM1623 Enterprise SSD Released

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the SM1623, a new high-performance SAS SSD using 10-nanometer class MLC NAND flash. The new Samsung SAS SSD is designed to meet the needs of many global customers for cost-effective, high-capacity SSDs and is targeted at enterprise customers. 

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by Brian Beeler

WD SSD Revenues Grow 43% Year over Year

WD reported their fiscal yearly results this week and overall the numbers looked pretty similar to most other quarters/years that get reported in the HDD business. The HDD business is an oligopoly that is impossible to penetrate by a new entrant. Thus, WD and its fully owned HGST division, take their near half of the business, Seagate takes their big share and Toshiba takes what's left over. Where the market is different though is in the enterprise SSD business where WD has invested substantially over the last year. Here, HGST shows significant growth as they hold a strong position in the enterprise SAS SSD segment, driving in over $500 million in revenue in fiscal 2014. 

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MR, SSD800MH.B, and SSD1600MM Enterprise SSDs Launched

HGST has announced the next-generation of its Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, with capacities up to 1.6TB. The new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM, and Ultrastar SSD1600MR SSDs are designed for server and storage systems running today’s performance-sensitive enterprise applications and are capable of boasting sequential throughput up to 1100MB/s read and 765MB/s write as well as up to 130,000 read and 110,000 write IOPS.

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