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Micron Talks About New 3D NAND At Flash Media Summit 2011

At Flash Media Summit 2011, flash memory is an exciting topic on the mind of all visitors. Near the center of this market, Micron sits with a heavy influence in components ranging from the NAND itself to complete end-user products like the RealSSD m4/C400 SSD. Even as adoption rates are increasing faster than ever, one thing on the mind of most manufacturers is what’s next? For Micron, 3D NAND is the next big thing.

Addonics 5-Port Multiplier Connects via eSATA, USB 3.0

Addonics Technologies has introduced its HPM-XU hardware port multiplier which can connect up to five SATA devices including hard drives to eSATA or USB 3.0. The device features hardware RAID support including RAID 5.

SandForce First To Pair 24nm Toshiba NAND With Own Controllers (FMS 2011)

At Flash Media Summit 2011, SandForce was the first to show off 24nm Toshiba MLC NAND working with their existing SATA 6.0Gb/s SF-2000 processor. As flash manufacturers continue to shrink existing NAND sizes, having compatibility means more options and ultimately lower prices for buyers.

Seagate Momentus XT Hits 1 Million Drives Shipped, Second Generation Due This Year

Seagate has announced that they have shipped one million Momentus XT hybrid hard drives. The 2.5" hybrids offer 7200RPM platters with 500GB of capacity, boosted by 4GB of solid state SLC NAND used for caching frequent activities, making the XT more responsive than traditional hard drives. 


Hitachi Releases Ultrastar SSD400M MLC-Based Enterprise SSD (FMS 2011)

Today Hitachi released their new Ultrastar SSD400M, offering SLC-level write endurance using 25nm MLC Intel NAND. With the write endurance levels topping 7.3PB lifetime, or roughly 10 full drive fills per day on the 400GB model for five years, Hitachi is able to bring enterprise-level performance in at a much lower cost. Offered in 200GB and 400GB capacities, the Ultrastar SSD400M is being targeted at datacenters and cloud data companies who need cost-effective 2.5" SAS-interface SSDs.

Seagate GoFlex Turbo External Hard Drive Released

Seagate has added another offering to their line of GoFlex external hard drives, the GoFlex Turbo. The Turbo is highlighted by SafetyNet data recovery services. While many external drives have some sort of recovery service available, the Turbo includes two years of the service as part of the purchase price. Inside, Seagate is using a 7200 RPM 2.5" drive that connects via USB 3.0. 

Asus K93SV Notebook Supports 3.5" Hard Drives

Asus has released details around their new K93 series of notebooks. Sure, they have the latest Intel processors and other great highlights like IceCool technology to keep the motherboard cool and an award-winning chicklet keyboard. But when it comes to storage the Asus K93SV really gets creative, sporting an option for dual drives with a 3.5" hard drive as the primary system drive. 

HighPoint Releases New USB 3.0 Card Supporting 2GB/s

Are you looking for a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your slightly outdated Windows or Linux PC so you can use the latest generation of USB peripherals? HighPoint Technologies is hoping you are because they've begun shipping a 4-port USB 3.0 adapter they're calling the RocketU 1144A. With a list price of $89.00, the PCIe 2.0 x4 adapter is capable of 5GB/s of throughput on each of its ports.

Nimbus Data Systems Provides eBay with 100TB of Flash Storage

Nimbus Data Systems has announced eBay has implemented more than 100TB of its S-class flash memory to power its VMWare server infrastructure.

OCZ Launches Enterprise Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD

OCZ has launched their latest enterprise-class PCIe SSD, the Z-Drive R4. Packing up to eight SandForce SF-2282 processors, the Z-Drive R4 is able to channel upwards of 5,600MB/s and 1.2M IOPS when equipped with two OCZ SuperScale storage controllers. With a growing popularity in cloud-based storage solutions, OCZ is aiming to position the PCIe interface as the leading standard for tier-one storage solutions utilizing their 2nd-generation Virtualized Controller Architecture.