by Lyle Smith

Kingston DC500M Enterprise SSD Review

Released in March of this year, the Kingston Data Center DC500M is a SATA enterprise SSD that leverages the latest 3D TLC NAND. Kingston's new SSD implements the company’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. Where the DC500R (R stands for read intensive) tended fall behind as write activity increased, the DC500M is built to excel in these types of workloads.

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by Brian Beeler

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory NoSQL Performance Review

Earlier this year we posted Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory data in our review of the Supermicro SuperServer 1029U-TN10RT platform. Supermicro was one of the first out of the gate with Intel persistent memory support and the dual-processor 2U system has done great work as a persistent memory test bed. Looking at Optane DC persistent memory speed in the traditional block storage way is instructive, but the real value of persistent memory is revealed by applications that can natively take advantage of this new medium, intelligently placing data in DRAM, persistent memory or onboard storage as the application needs. To better understand the performance profile of Optane DC persistent memory, we put the Supermicro server to work using a leading NoSQL platform, Aerospike.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD 3.84TB Review

The Seagate IronWolf SSD family was launched a few months ago near the end of April with the promise of improved reads and writes (and thus a longer life span) via the company’s Durawrite technology. We previously looked at the new IronWolf drive in a NAS environment with 8 samples of the 240GB SSDs in RAID 6. For this review, we are looking at a single 3.84TB capacity IronWolf 110 SSD within a server. As we mentioned in the previous review, the benefits of using SSDs in a NAS environment are significant if the cost, durability and capacity all match customer needs. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD NAS Review

The Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD, though announced at CES back in January, only recently hit the market at the end of April. The IronWolf 110 SSD is an edition to Seagate’s enterprise-class drives, promising accelerated reads and writes through Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite technology, which also is said to extend the life of the flash. But let's not go too far into this without acknowledging the fact that Seagate has launched an SSD specific to the NAS use case, an industry first. If nothing else this gives more creedence, as if there wasn't enoungh prior, that the performance profile of flash is wanted in just about every use case possible, so long as cost, durability and capacity meet customer's needs. The last one is an interesting point. While HDDs have hit the 14TB water mark, SSDs are far too costly to go into NAS workloads at that capacity. What flash unlocks however, is the ability to enable deduplication, compression and erasure coding to net effective capacities of 4:1 or more, depending on workload. So the top capacity Ironwolf 110 SSD, could really come out at nearly 12TB effective in the right environment.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Kingston DC500R Enterprise SSD Review

The Kingston DC500R, announced in mid-March of this year, is an enterprise-grade SSD, ideal for read-intensive applications such as server boot, web serving, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases, and analytics. This 2.5” form factor SSD is optimized for read-intensive applications and is the first to implement Kingston’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance and low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Announced 9300 Series NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced an expansion of its enterprise NVMe SSDs with the addition of the 9300 series. The new drives come in a performance and endurance model with capacities ranging from 3.2TB to 15.36TB in a U.2 form factor. The new series is aimed at AI/ML, OLTOP, NoSQL databases, Large Object, Small Random Block, and Big Data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Launches New DC500 Series SSDs

Today Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced the launch of its data center DC500R enterprise SSD (DC500R review). The SSD is optimized for read-intensive applications and the first to implement the company’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. The company is also announcing that its mixed-use workload drive, the DC500M will begin shipping next week.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Expands XD5 SSD Series

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. announced that it released the XD5 Series NVMe SSD in a 2.5-inch, 7mm form factor. The XD5 is a data center and cloud SSD that is optimized for low-latency and performance geared toward read-intensive workloads. Previously available as an M.2, the new form factor keeps the above features with the added benefits of a maximum capacity of 3.84TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

NGD Systems Announces First Scalable NVMe Computational Storage Platform

Today NGD Systems, Inc. announced its Newport Platform, what it calls the industry’s first scalable NVMe computational storage platform. NGD claims that the Newport Platform offers the highest capacity NVMe SSDs and leverages In-Situ processing to eliminate the need for data movement to main memory prior to processing. This means a major bottleneck can be removed allowing the implementation of edge and hyperscale environments at a lower cost. 

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by Michael Rink

Western Digital Releases CL SN720 SSD

Today Western Digital released a new NVMe SSD, the CL SN720. Western Digital also announced a new Ultrastar NVMe SSD, the DC SN630, which they expect to release in April. Both drives use Western Digital's 64-layer 3D NAND technology. 

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