by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Expands Its Nytro Line With New Flash Products

Today Seagate Technology announced that it was expanded its Nytro line with three new products, Nytro XF1440 2.5”, Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSD, and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card. These new flash additions will extend Seagate’s flash products while working in conjunction with Seagate’s existing storage products.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Releases New SAS SSD Line, S600DC

Today Micron Technology announced a new series of SAS SSDs, The S600DC series. The new series builds off of Micron’s established reliability and is workload-optimized for continuous availability of 24/7 enterprise applications. This is Micron’s first product as a result of their strategic partnership with Seagate announced in February.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces New Enterprise SAS SSD With Speeds Of 1800MB/s

Today Seagate Technology announced that through its collaboration with Micron Technology Inc. it is releasing a new enterprise SAS SSD, the 1200.2. The collaboration brings NAND technology to Seagate and access to SAS drive technology for Micron. The drives run in capacity up to 3.84TB and Seagate claims a single drive can hit speeds of 1800MB/s.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba PX04S Enterprise SSD Review

The Toshiba PX04S Series is a third generation enterprise SAS SSD. The PX04S Series are 2.5”, 15mm SSDs with the largest capacity currently available of any 12Gbps SSD, at 3.84TB. The Toshiba PX04S family is comprised of 4 different models that cater to specific needs. There is a High-Endurance, Mid-Endurance, Value-Endurance, and Read Intensive model. The new PX04S also comes in a self-encrypting drive model that has instant secure erase and supports pin-3 power disable. The PX04S is dual ported and comes with a performance option that enables users to increase write performance by as much as 47%.

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by Lyle Smith

Micron M510DC SSD Review

The Micron M510DC SSDs are built for optimization during read-heavy workloads including content delivery and virtualization, fitting alongside (and not replacing) the existing M500DC line. This new line of light enterprise drives are based off of proven technology designed to hit low price points rather than delivering blistering performance. As such, the M510DC SSDs fit a very important demographic in organizations who have a multi-tier flash approach or can characterize their read-centric workloads and leverage this type of flash appropriately. Micron also ensures the M510DC has a complete set of enterprise features with its third-generation power loss architecture to protect data both at rest and in flight and its focus on reliability and longevity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Unveils SM863 & PM863 Data Center SSDs

Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Introduced new high performance SATA SSDs aimed at small to medium businesses (SMB), the SM863 and the PM863. First showcased as CES earlier this year, Samsung states that the new SSDs will deliver higher reliability, faster speeds, and much higher capacities. This will give data centers better performance at a higher density while bringing down the overall footprint.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Releases M510DC SATA SSD With Enterprise Data Encryption

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced its new encryption-enhanced SSD designed for read-centric data center workloads, the Micron M510DC. The M510DC, that will be sold along with the M500DC (it is not a replacement for it), is designed to help datacenters ease the transition from HDDs to proven, reliable flash drives. The M510DC also comes with a suite of firmware data protection features with the market’s first true TCG Enterprise-level data encryption for SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netstor Releases New 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage

Netstor has released new 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage device, the NA338TB. The NA338TB is a follow up the larger 3.5” NA333TB and NA381TB, both of which were well received by video editors and digital content creators. The NA338TB is designed for on-site video editing and supports both 2.5” SSDs and HDDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

First Large Scale, In Field SSD Reliability Study Done At Facebook

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have released a study that focused on the in-field reliability of SSDs, the study is titled “A Large-Scale Study of Flash Memory Failures in the Field.” The study was conducted using Facebook’s datacenters over the course of four years and millions of operational hours. The study looks at how errors manifest and aim to help others develop novel flash reliability solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces A Series Of Innovations To Speed Flash Adoption In The Datacenter

Today HP made a series of announcements around its 3PAR StoreServ Storage family. These announcements include lowering the price of flash capacity, new highly scalable all-flash arrays, and flash-optimized data services. These new innovations are aimed at accelerating the adoption off all flash in datacenters.

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