by Charles Jefferies

QNAP TS-859U-RP Rack-Mounted NAS Announced

QNAP has introduced its TS-859U-RP Business Series Turbo NAS enclosure, a 2U rack-mounted unit with eight hot-swappable 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard drives and a redundant power supply. Other features include an Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM.

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by Brian Beeler

Iomega StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage Array Released

Iomega has launched their most advanced SMB storage device yet, the StorCenter ix12-300r. Clearly looking to push the mostly consumer-known brand into the small business space, EMC owned Iomega  is now offering this 2U rack-mounted, 12-bay storage system. 

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by Brian Beeler

Corsair Adds 32GB and 256GB Nova SSDs

Corsair has added 32GB and 256GB capacities to its Nova SSD family. The 32GB unit is designed to fill the growing boot drive segment, while the 256GB addresses the market that wants both speed and capacity out of an SSD.

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by Brian Beeler

SandForce and IBM Promote the Virtues of MLC-based SSDs in the Enterprise

SandForce has announced the company’s SSD processors have been integrated in a large-scale system benchmark recently published by IBM. This is the first to feature SSDs in the enterprise based on MLC NAND, rather than the more expensive SLC NAND.

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by Brian Beeler

G.Skill Phoenix SSD Line Announced

G.Skill has added to their array of SSDS with the new line dubbed Phoenix. The Phoeniz SSDs are highlighted by a SandForce SF-1200 processor, capacities of 50GB and 100GB and blazing speeds with 280MB/s reads and 270MB/s writes. 

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by Brian Beeler

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Released

LaCie has launched their first USB 3.0 external hard drive, aptly named the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0. The 500GB  drive features a 7200RPM notebook drive inside a rugged case, capable of absorbing drops form 2.2 meters. 

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by Charles Jefferies

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.

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by Brian Beeler

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.

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by Brian Beeler

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.

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by Brian Beeler

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

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