by Lyle Smith

Samsung's New PRO, EVO, and Standard SD and MicroSD Cards Now Available

Samsung has announced that it is now shipping a new line of advanced SD and microSD cards ideal for digital imaging and mobile devices. The new cards will be available in PRO, EVO and Standard categories, catering to various use cases and performance levels for consumers and professionals. The PRO, EVO and Standard lineups are available in a wide range of capacities from 4GB to 64GB with the PRO and EVO products both supporting Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) Class 1 level performance and offering fast read speeds of up to 90MB/s and 48MB/s, respectively. The PRO line uses MLC NAND, which is significant plus since most flash devices like this are TLC and are generally made from the lowest cost NAND available.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Enterprise Capacity v4 6TB HDD Now Available

Seagate has announced that it is now shipping the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is a significant step forward in scale-out data infrastructures, providing supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the exponential growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 Announced

LaCie has announced its first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution, the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2. The LaCie 8big Rack sports a compact build and stylish design, featuring up to eight 6TB 7200RPM HDDs from Seagate for an impressive 48TB in only a 1U size. Additionally, it boasts speeds up to 1330MB/s and is one of the market’s most powerful plug and play rackmount solution for 4K video editing.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie 2big With Thunderbolt 2 Announced

LaCie has announced its latest 2big dual-bay desktop external hard drive, which includes a host of new features such as the incorporation of Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and a new industrial design. Additionally, with speeds of up to 420MB/s and two 6TB 7200RPM hard disks from Seagate, the new LaCie 2big is the fastest, highest capacity dual-bay external storage solution on the market along with its all-new industrial design for versatility and reliability. 

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie 5big With Thunderbolt 2 Announced

LaCie has announced the latest version of its 5big, which now features Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and industry-leading capacity. The new LaCie 5big is nearly twice as fast as its predecessor, boasting speeds quoted up to 1050MB/s and is equipped with Seagate’s new 6TB 7200RPM hard disks, which allows for a 20% capacity increase making it the most compact 30TB storage device on the market. With these enhancements, the new LaCie 5big gives video professionals a huge boost in capacity as well as ample bandwidth for improving 4K workflows right on the desktop.

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by Lyle Smith

ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices Announced

ATTO Technology has announced their the newest addition to the Desklink Device line, the ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices, which boast transfer speeds at 20Gbps making it ideal for professionals who need reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications. 

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by Josh Linden

EMC Announces Data Protection Portfolio Refresh

Today EMC announced a major suite of updates and new solutions for the company's data protection offerings. The announcement outlines enhancements throughout the EMC Data Protection Suite, a new Data Domain operating system, and new releases of VPLEX and RecoverPoint that overall are meant to align EMC’s data protection portfolio across physical, virtual, and cloud storage environments. Newly announced technologies underscore EMC’s approach to promoting its comprehensive data protection-as-a-service functionality for software-defined storage environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Fusion-io NVM Compression Flash-Aware Interface Announced

Fusion-io has announced NVM Compression, a flash-aware interface with the ability to double the useable capacity of ioMemory flash such as the popular ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo PCIe SSDs all the while eliminating the performance impact that usually comes with disk-era compression algorithms commonly used with flash SSDs. NVM Compression delivers 4x more flash endurance when integrated with the Atomic Writes interface by streamlining commands to optimize databases for persistent flash memory architectures.

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE Technology's VTrak x30 and Vess R2000 Announced

PROMISE Technology has announced new additions to its VTrak and Vess lines of storage solutions: the VTrak x30 10G iSCSI and Vess R2000 10G iSCSI models. The new VTrak x30 10G iSCSI storage system meets the needs of enterprises for applications including virtualization, backup and cloud computing and offers customers high levels of reliability, performance and ease-of-use, making it ideal for IT infrastructures that need a cost-effective alternative to Fibre Channel. 

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by Lyle Smith

LSI Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i Announced

LSI has announced an addition to its Nytro line with the introduction of the Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i card, which is designed for scale-out server and storage environments with high disk counts and capacity requirements. The 8140-8e8i card provides 1.6TB of onboard flash and 16 SAS/SATA connections doubling the flash capacity as well as a 4x increase in the number of ports compared to previous Nytro MegaRAID cards.

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