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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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Availability Of Dual Port OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced that is wholly owned subsidiary, OCZ, has made a dual port version of its Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series immediately available. With a dual port connection two hosts can concurrently access data from the same storage device. Or users can use the dual port as a redundant access path to the drive, providing SAS-like features such as High Availability (HA).

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by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Introduces A Flexible NVMe JBOF

At the Open Compute Project Summit today Facebook is announcing its flexible NVMe JBOF (just a bunch of flash), Lightning. Facebook is introducing Lightning as a flash building block, or flash sled. Lightning will allow data centers to better scale out flash capacity across multiple applications while tuning the compute-to-storage ratio. Facebook is contributing this new JBOF to the Open Compute Project.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Demonstrates World’s Fastest SSD

Today Seagate Technology unveiled its production-ready unit of the fastest single solid-state drive (SSD) demonstrated to date, with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second (GB/s). Seagate states that its early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, making it ideal for hyperscale data centers looking to adopt the fastest flash technology with the latest and most sustainable standards.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Now Shipping The PM1633a 15.36TB Enterprise SSD

Samsung has announced that it is now shipping the PM1633a, which is touted as the industry’s largest SSD drive at a whopping 15.36TB in capacity. Unveiled last year at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit, the PM1633a leverages a 12Gb/s SAS interface and is designed specifically for use in enterprise storage systems. This huge capacity point will certainly allow businesses to optimize both their physical and digital server spaces and will help lower total cost of ownership. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces New High-Capacity Enterprise SATA SSD

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has announced a new enterprise 6Gbit/s SATA solid-state drive (SSD) series, the HK4. The HK4 series is designed for read-intensive and value-endurance workloads and are Toshiba’s first enterprise SSD to embed 15nm MLC NAND flash memory. The drives include low latency tuned for high quality of service (QoS).

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