by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Details Its Nytro 3000 SSD Line

Announced back in August of 2017, the Seagate Nytro 3000 SAS SSD line came with lots of promise but few details. A replacement for the 1200.2, the new line had capacities as high as 15TB and performance claims of 2.2GB/s sequential read. The company has finally released a more details about the drive.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Ultrastar SS200 (Mixed Workloads) Review

With high capacity (up to 7.68TB for the read-intensive version) the HGST Ultrastar SS200 SSDs are aimed at the enterprise looking to expand its flash footprint or go all-flash. Not just sporting a high capacity, the drives are also able to hit up to 1.8GB/s in sequential read and up to 250K IOPS in random read. The drive was released in two flavors, though the name is the same SS200, a mixed workload and a read-intensive version.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Ultrastar SS200 (Read-Intensive Workloads) Review

At the very tail end of last year, HGST released a slew of new drives for its investor day. One of the drives announced was the Ultrastar SS200. The SS200 is an 2.5” SAS SSD aimed at enterprise. The drives are all about capacity (with the upper capacity being 7.68TB) and performance. HGST states that the drives are able to hit up to 250K IOPS read and 86K IOPS write (for the read intensive drive) for a random 70/30 4KiB test. There are two types of drives in the family, though they all have the same moniker, an endurance or write optimized and a capacity or mixed workloads optimized.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Doubles Capacity For Its Optane DC P4800X SSD

Today Intel announced that it has doubled the capacity for its data center Optane DC P4800X SSD. The drive will soon be available in both HHHL AIC and a hot-swappable 2.5” U.2 form factor in both its initial 375GB capacity and the new 750GB capacity. The introduction of higher capacities and new form factors make this drive a more attractive option for data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Shows Off New Tech & Ships 1st 64-Layer 3D NAND For Data Center

Last week at the Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, China, the company gave updates on some of its new technology. Some of the new technology showcased included power and performance updates for Intel’s 10 nm process, high-level plans for Intel’s first 10 nm FPGA, and an announcement the company is shipping the industry’s first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Unveils New SSD Form Factors At FMS

At Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017, Intel unveiled some new form factors for its SSDs as well as some other changes to its data center SSD lineup. Intel unveiled a “Ruler” form factor SSD that, as the name implies, is long and skinny. Intel announced dual port Optane SSDs as well as dual port 3D NAND SSDs. And the company updated several of its SSDs for the data center with an eye on replacing enterprise HDDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces Several New V-NAND Solutions At FMS

At the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced several new V-NAND (Vertical NAND) memory solutions and technologies. These new technologies include the first 1Tb V-NAND chip, a 16TB Next Generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) SSD, a Z-SSD with lower latency than NVMe, and Key value SSD technology. These new technologies aim to address issues such as the need for higher density in a smaller footprint, the increase of data-intensive applications due to artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and the need for lower and lower latencies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces Its 9200 Series Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its latest flagship performance SSD family, the Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs. The next step up from the 9100 series, the new series leverages innovative architecture to deliver what Micron is calling industry-leading performance. This performance will be geared around enabling organizations to access data faster and stay one step ahead of the growing diversity of business-critical workloads and surging data demands.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 64TB NVMe SSD & New Nytro SSDs At FMS

Today at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), Seagate Technology announced two updates to its Nytro SSD line, the Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Nytro 3000 SAS SSD. Each of these new drives had been designed to address specific needs of different market segments of cloud and data center. To address the explosion of data and the constant need for more performance, Seagate will be demonstrating the world’s highest capacity and faster performing NVMe drive, a 64TB NVMe AIC that can read at 13GB/s.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Demos New NVMe SSD At FMS 2017

Today Kingston Digital, Inc. announced that it would be showcasing its new 2.5” U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, DCU1000, at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017. The DCU1000 will be aimed at higher end enterprise use giving Kingston the broadest portfolio of end-to-end data performance solutions.

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