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Adaptec MaxIQ Controllers Announced With SSD Cache Support

Adaptec has announced three new MaxIQ storage controllers which are highlighted by SSD cache support. Adaptec has also increased the number of SSDs their RAID cards support. 

Mushkin Releases Callisto Line of Performance SSDs

Mushkin has announced the Callisto line of performance SSDs based on the SandForce SF-1200 processor. Available in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities, the Mushkin Callisto SSDs claim read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to 275MB/s across all three capacities.

LSI Releases Four Software Packs for MegaRAID Controllers

LSI has announced four new software packs for their MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller cards. The headliner is LSI MegaRAID CacheCade, which enables an SSD to be configured as a secondary tier of cache for hard drive arrays.  CacheCade maximizes I/O performance for read-intensive applications, delivering up to a 50X performance improvement by adding a single SSD to the environment. 

OCZ Enyo External USB 3.0 SSD Announced

OCZ ha launched the Enyo Portable SSD with USB 3.0 interface. The sleek design features an internal SSD that comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and sees top-side speeds of 260MB/s read and 200MB/s write. 

Seagate Intros GoFlex External Drives with Interchangeable Cables

Seagate has introduced their latest-generation external hard drives, GoFlex. The drives feature a cable system that allows for multiple interface connections including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800.

QNAP TS-859U-RP Rack-Mounted NAS Announced

QNAP has introduced its TS-859U-RP Business Series Turbo NAS enclosure, a 2U rack-mounted unit with eight hot-swappable 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard drives and a redundant power supply. Other features include an Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM.

Iomega StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage Array Released

Iomega has launched their most advanced SMB storage device yet, the StorCenter ix12-300r. Clearly looking to push the mostly consumer-known brand into the small business space, EMC owned Iomega  is now offering this 2U rack-mounted, 12-bay storage system. 

Corsair Adds 32GB and 256GB Nova SSDs

Corsair has added 32GB and 256GB capacities to its Nova SSD family. The 32GB unit is designed to fill the growing boot drive segment, while the 256GB addresses the market that wants both speed and capacity out of an SSD.

SandForce and IBM Promote the Virtues of MLC-based SSDs in the Enterprise

SandForce has announced the company’s SSD processors have been integrated in a large-scale system benchmark recently published by IBM. This is the first to feature SSDs in the enterprise based on MLC NAND, rather than the more expensive SLC NAND.

G.Skill Phoenix SSD Line Announced

G.Skill has added to their array of SSDS with the new line dubbed Phoenix. The Phoeniz SSDs are highlighted by a SandForce SF-1200 processor, capacities of 50GB and 100GB and blazing speeds with 280MB/s reads and 270MB/s writes.