by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces DC P3608 Data Center NVMe SSD

Today Intel released its latest data center SSD, the DC P3608. The P3608 leverages NVMe interface to give it performance up to 850,000 IOPS in 4K random read tests. When paired with Intel’s multi-core Xeon processors, the new SSD can obtain real-world transfer speeds up to 5GB/s. And the P3608 runs in capacities for 1.6TB up to 4TB, doubling the highest capacity of the previous P3700 drive by Intel.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung SM863 SSD Review

Samsung’s latest enterprise SATA SSDs are its two new lines, the PM863 and SM863. The SM863 is built all in-house at Samsung using all Samsung components. The SM863 is designed more for write intensive applications, where as the PM863 is designed more for read-intensive applications. The SM863 utilizes Samsung’s V-NAND technology giving the SSD higher density with a lower footprint. The drive comes in five capacities ranging from 120GB to 1.92TB.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung PM863 SSD Review

The Samsung PM863 SSD line is the company’s latest enterprise SATA drive designed to offer consistent performance for data centers and server data storage use cases. Released alongside the SM863, the PM836 works best for read-intensive applications including streaming services, content delivery networks, web servers, and cloud services, while the SM863 is designed more for write intensive applications. The new Samsung drive was first unveiled at this year’s CES back in February and was released late last month for enterprise businesses. The company has made the highly anticipated PM863 now available to SMBs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces Optane Technology Based On 3D XPoint

Yesterday at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel made a series of announcements around their work on upcoming products, most of which focus on connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Of more interest to us here at StorageReview, is the introduction of Optane Technology based off of Intel’s collaboration with Micron on 3D XPoint (pronounced cross point) technology announced last month.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces 5TB and 6TB Capacities For WD Red Pro and Black Lines

WD has announced the addition of 5TB and 6TB capacities to its WD Red Pro line of hard drives, which are designed for NAS systems equipped up to 16 drive bays and businesses with more expansive storage requirements than the standard WD Red drives. We previously reviewed the WD Red Pro 4TB model.

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by Brian Beeler

Samsung Enterprise SSDs

Samsung offers a wide variety of enterprise SSDs, ranging from low-cost entry-enterprise SATA SSDs to some of the best performing SAS enterprise SSDs rated for write intensive workloads. In our recent reviews of the Samsung SSD portfolio, both the SATA and SAS drives topped the charts repeatedly, showing clear benefits of a vertically integrated enterprise SSD solution.

 

 

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor MX6300 NVMe SSD Review

The Mangstor MX6300 is a Full Height, Half Length SSD that uses NVMe interface. The MX6300 comes in three capacities: 2.0TB, 2.7TB, and 5.4TB. The drive leverages enterprise MLC NAND and can be placed in x86 server PCIe slots. Using NVMe and MLC NAND gives the MX6300 tremendous performance benefits. Mangstor claims the drive can hit 900K IOPS on random read performance and 3.7GB/s sequential read and with seven complete drive writes per day endurance. The Mangstor MX6300 leverages Toshiba NAND and a software-defined flash controller developed by Mangstor using Altera FPGAs.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces TCO-Optimized, High-Performance SSDs; PM1633, PM1725 and PM953

Samsung has announced three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs--the PM1633, PM1725 and PM953--adding to its portfolio of advanced enterprise and data center SSDs. Built specifically for OEMs, the company’s new SSDs all leverage Samsung’s 3-bit MLC V-NAND flash memory to offer superior performance and reliability in high capacities points. Yesterday, Samsung had announced the mass production of their 256Gb 3D V-NAND flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit MLC arrays for use in SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced its new CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD for cloud service provider and software-defined storage vendor environments in capacities up to 1.6TB. Designed for mixed-use, latency-sensitive transactional workloads, including e-commerce and collaborative online services, the CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II boasts 32,000 4K write IOPS with 530MB/sec throughput. Additionally, SanDisk quotes their drive with 80ms in random read write latency as well as 99.9 percent QoS.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces BG1, XG3, and PX04P Series of PCIe NVMe SSDs

Toshiba has announced three distinct families of PCIe SSDs products, the BG1, XG3, and PX04P series of SSDs, all of which leverage the NVMe protocol. The new lines are targeted towards a variety of use cases and applications and are built to be optimized for high-performance and low latency all the while utilizing the PCIe interface. As a result, this creates point-to-point links with the processor to lessen system bottlenecks.

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