by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces 64-Layer V-NAND & A 32TB SAS SSD

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. made several announcements around its 4th generation 64-layer vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology. These new solutions include a 32TB SAS SSD, an ultra-light 1TB BGA SSD, and a new high-performance Z-SSD. The blueprint introduced today shows how Samsung intends to create next-generation flash products to meet the ever-growing demands of increasing data.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Huawei ES3600 v3 NVMe SSD Review (2.5”)

The Huawei ES3000 v3 is a series of NVMe SSDs (Non-Volatile Memory Express Solid State Drives) that marks the sixth generation of Huawei’s enterprise-level SSDs. The ES3000 v3 series is Huawei first NVMe drive however. The series comes in two form factors: 2.5” (15mm z-height) and Half-Height, Half-Length add-in card (HHHL AIC). The drive comes in a variety of capacities from 1.2TB to 3.2TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 60TB SAS SSD

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California Seagate Technology made two big announcements: they announced a 60TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state-drive (SSD) and a new 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD. The 60TB SSD is currently the largest SSD to be demonstrated. These latest announcements round out Seagate’s enterprise portfolio of drives with these new innovative options in SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD

Today Seagate announced that it is continuing to expand its Nytro line and its flash footprint with the new Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD. Though Seagate seemed a little slow out of the gate when it came to flash, they seem to be making up for it here recently with announcements such as this one and their recent 2TB NVMe SSD in both M.2 and HHHL AIC form factors. We have wondered out loud in the past where Seagate plans to go with flash and it looks like they’ve responded.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Industry’s Smallest NVMe Form Factor SSD

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc announced that it intends to showcase new BG series solid state drive (SSD) family. The new BG SSD family leverages Toshiba’s BiCS FLAS with 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) technology and Toshiba’s new single-package ball grid array (BGA) NVMe PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 x2 SSD. Toshiba intends to showcase their new technology at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California next week, August 8-11.

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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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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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