by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

The Intel SSD DC P4500 Series is part of the company’s Intel 3D NAND SSD line and is designed to handle software-defined cloud infrastructures across the multi-cloud environment, specifically to reduce server footprint. With its availability in 2.5-inch PCIe, HHHL PCIe, and “ruler” form factors, the P4500 offers a ton of flexibility and will suit the needs of a range of different physical use cases. The Intel drive also features pair-to-CPU core mapping, which supports both high drive count and multiple SSDs scaling on Intel platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze PBlaze5 NVMe SSD Review

Memblaze has released another NVMe SSD series with the PBlaze5. This marks the company’s second generation of NVMe SSD products after the PBlaze4. The new drive comes in two form factors, U.2 and HHHL AIC, and in two series, the 700 and 900 series. The 700 series runs up in capacity to 11TB and is aimed for data center usage. The 900 series has higher endurance and is aimed for enterprise applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Announces New NVMe DC Chipset Solutions

Today at OCP 2018, Marvell announced the launch of its new NVMe-based chipset solutions. These solutions include the Intelligent 88NR2241 NVMe Switch, 8-Channel 88SS1098 NVMe SSD Controller and 16-Channel 88SS1088 NVMe SSD Controller. The new solutions aim to optimize current and emerging workloads specifically for the cloud and enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces 8TB SATA Enterprise SSD

Samsung has announced the rollout of the PM883, its highest-density datacenter SATA drive at 8TB. PM883 is the first datacenter SATA drive to use LPDDR4 DRAM (16Gb) packages while featuring a 6.0Gbps, 2.5-inch SATA interface. Samsung indicates that it will accelerate a transition in many existing enterprise datacenters to SATA-formatted SSD designs, boasting enhanced economies of scale through the use of advanced-generation V-NAND technology at higher densities.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Lineup of Data Center SSDs with BiCS FLASH 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba has added three new 3D flash memory-based families of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs to their storage portfolio, the CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC. Available in multiple form factors, these SSDs are built to give infrastructure managers the performance they need to excel under demanding data center workload profiles with their robust performance, reliability and excellent IO consistency. Moreover, it offers lower operating power for read-intensive applications including NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Production Of the PM1643, The Industry’s Largest Capacity SAS SSD

Samsung Electronics has announced the production of the PM1643, touted as the industry’s largest capacity SAS SSD at 30.72TB, which is double the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup released back in March 2016. The PM1643 uses Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces Its New P4510 Series SSD

Today Intel introduced its new data center SSD that it is calling “cloud inspired, storage optimized,” the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series. The new drive series offers up to 8TB in capacity and better performance and QoS than the previous version. Intel is also announcing broad industry collaboration on its EDSFF, or ruler, form factor.

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by Lyle Smith

SK Hynix Announces New Enterprise SSDs with 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND

SK Hynix has announced they have recently completed the development of an enterprise SATA SSD, marking the company’s entrance into this high value-added market. The new enterprise drive is equipped with 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND flash chips, an in-house firmware and controller, and is offered in a maximum capacity of 4TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces 800GB Z-SSD

Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. launched a 800GB version of its Z-SSD, SZ985. This new drive is aimed at use cases such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, high performance computing (HPC), and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new 800GB, as well as the 240GB version, of the Z-SSD will be introduced at ISSCC 2018 in February 11-15 in San Francisco.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Releases First 64-Layer Enterprise SATA SSD

Today Micron Technologies announced the new 5200 series of SATA SSDs aimed at enterprise use. The 5200 Series is the first enterprise SSDs leveraging Micron’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology. The drive will be released in two flavors: ECO for scalability and PRO for write-intensive workloads.

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