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Nimbus Intros Enterprise Flash Storage Systems

Nimbus Data Systems has introduced its S-class flash storage systems for enterprises. Scaling up to 100TB with up to 504 redundant NAND flash blades, the company claims they systems offer 95% lower energy costs and 24x greater I/O performance.

SSD Growth to Remain Slow Until 2012

While SSD adoption has been growing, up 14% in 2009, the rapid inclusion of SSDs in personal computers has been slower than many predicted, largely due to the costs associated with NAND flash chips. NAND pricing has not fallen as fast as expected, though there are indications that prices could start sliding more aggressively later this year.

Corsair Flash Survivor GTR Rugged USB Drive Announced

Corsair has announced their latest generation rugged USB flash drive, the Flash Survivor GTR. The flash drive unscrews from an aircraft-grade aluminum case which includes a waterproof seal, making the drive water-resistant up to 200 meters. The Survivor GTR comes in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Samsung First With 20 nanometer-class NAND Chips

Samsung Electronics has just announced that they have started producing 20nm-class NAND chips for use in SD memory cards and embedded solutions.  The new process, improving upon a 30nm process, brings better performance and density for storage solutions.  A new 32Gb (gigabit) MLC NAND chip adds to Samsung's portfolio of storage solutions

Tanscend JetFlash 500 USB Drive Announced

Transcend has released a new USB flash drive, the JetFlash 500. The JetFlash 500 features a retractable USB connector operated by the flick of a thumb. The drives come in several colors and capacities up to 32GB.

Patriot Launches Zephyr SSD Line

Patriot has added to their SSD lineup with Zephyr, a mainstream SSD line which comes in capacities up to 256GB and features a JMicron JMF612 controller, TRIM support and up to 240MB/s read and 180MB/s write speeds.

Toshiba MK2060GSC Launched - Highest Capacity Automotive-Grade Hard Drive

Cars are getting more tech-savvy every day, and now Toshiba has launched the largest hard drive offering designed to deal with the storage needs and rigors of automotive usage.  The Toshiba MK2060GSC offers a 200GB capacity on a single platter with 4200 RPM speed and SATA interface. 

Transcend Intros Shockproof USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Transcend today introduced its StoreJet 25D3 portable hard drive with USB 3.0 connectivity. The company claims the drive offers real-world transfer speeds up to 90MB/s.

Promise Technology Announces 32TB VTrak RAID System

Promise Technology today announced its 32TB VTrak E-Class RAID storage subsystem designed for enterprises and demanding digital content work.

Western Digital VelociRaptors in RAID - SSD Alternative?

Last week Western Digital released the new 600GB VelociRaptor, which just like its predecessor, took the spot of fastest consumer hard disk drive. With the single hard drive not being able to keep up with average SSDs, we decided to take a look at multidrive performance. In this review we see how well the Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB performs in RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations using the 6Gb/s LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i controller card. The results are impressive.