by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces Industry-First 2TB Enterprise M.2 NVMe SSD

Today Seagate Technology announces that it was continuing to expand its Nytro line, now by adding the industry’s first 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. The 2TB version of Seagate’s Nytro XM1440 M.2 is the highest capacity M.2 SSD currently on the market and is ideal for demanding enterprise applications that require fast data access, capacity and processing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba PX04P NVMe SSD Review (2.5")

The Toshiba PX04P is a series of NVMe SSDs (Non-Volatile Memory Express Solid State Drives) designed specifically for servers and storage appliances that need scalable performance at the lowest possible latency. The PX04P series is offered in both 2.5” and half-height half-length add-in card (HHHL) form factors. Both form factors are offered in capacities ranging from 800GB to 3.2TB and come in several flavors to meet write-endurance needs.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Micron 9100 MAX PCIe NVMe SSD Review (HHHL)

The Micron 9100-series is a high-performance PCIe NVMe SSD that is configured as a read-centric or mixed-workload drive in capacities ranging from 800GB to 3.2TB. The two series are split into the PRO and MAX models, where the MAX-class leverages additional over-provisioning to improve write performance and endurance. Micron partnered with Memblaze for the launch of the 9100-series, which leverages the Memblaze PBlaze4 product with Micron NAND. As with all NVMe devices, the 9100 is designed to bring better performance and lower latency. The Micron 9100 is targeted for use cases in Big Data, content deliver, database solutions, hyperscale, high performance computing (HPC), and private cloud.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HGST Ultrastar SN100 Series 2.5" NVMe SSD Review

At the end of last year, we reviewed the HGST SN150 and found it to be a solid, good performing NVMe drive. The SN100 is the 2.5" equivalent and comes in capacities up to 3.2TB like the SN150. HGST's aim then is to make NVMe adoption easy, providing a wide range of form factors and capacities to suit most needs. The HGST Ultrastar SN100 series is specifically designed for data center professionals who need high application performance at a low total cost of ownership. While support for 2.5" NVMe drives doesn't match SAS in the enterprise, the benefits of front-of-server serviceability are front of mind for those wanting a familiar deployment model for their latency sensitive applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba HK4R SSD Review

Back in February, Toshiba announced the HK4 series, the latest addition to its high-performance, enterprise SSDs. The HK4 series comes in two models: a value endurance model and a read intensive model. Toshiba has doubled the maximum capacity of the drives, running all the way up to a maximum of 1.92TB (the HK3s topped out at 960GB). As with the previous model, the HK4 is a 2.5” form factor that supports SATA 6Gb/s interface. The HK4 also features vital enterprise functionality, including full power loss and end-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.

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by Lyle Smith

Mangstor Adds 5.4TB Capacity & P2P Capabilities To MX-Series NVMe SSDs

Mangstor has announced 5.4TB models and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) capabilities to their MX-Series of NVMe-based PCIe SSDs, the latter which allows for low latency access to a huge storage pool of non-volatile memory, bypassing host resources. The MX-Series is built specifically for High Performance Computing (HPC), transactional processing, video editing, cloud computing workloads, and real-time analytics.

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by Brian Beeler

Is Seagate at Risk When it Comes to Flash?

Seagate’s stock is getting hammered after the company sent out an update earlier this week indicating the company would miss its prior quarterly guidance. Seagate files its financials at the end of this month; generally companies issue bad news like this ahead of time to soften the downward surprise when there’s a material miss like this. While one quarter doesn’t make a company, Seagate’s momentum can at least partially be traced to their lack of investment in flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Unveils New Portfolio Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new portfolio of PCIe SSDs using NVMe. The new portfolio, including the Micron 9100 (partnering with Memblaze) and 7100 PCIe SSDs, has been created with the data center in mind, helping customers implement an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These new drives expand upon Micron’s existing SATA and SAS SSDs including the S600DC, which is now shipping in volume.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Refreshes HP Z Workstations & Announces Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD

HP has announced an upgrade to three products from its line of HP Z Workstations, focusing on blending increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates to power the most demanding workflows. HP Z Workstations specifically built to handle the constraints of compute-intensive industries, such as media and entertainment, graphic design, CAD, architecture, photography, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration. HP has also announced the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD, which is touted as their fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to date.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Expands Its Portfolio Of SSDs

Along with releasing its latest Xeon processor series today, Intel is also expanding its portfolio of SSDs. Intel’s latest SSD are aimed at Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as consumer and enterprise Applications. The new SSDs were unveiled during Intel’s Cloud Day event today. Intel revealed several new SSDs including their first 3D NAND drive and their first dual-port PCIe SSD using NVMe protocol.

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