In order to answer the "choking" experience its old controllers had while paired with more than couple of Solid State Drives, LSI launched 10 new RAID controller cards and HBA's (High Bandwidth Architecture, for integration on motherboards), all utilizing the PCI Express 3.0 interface.
Its easy for us journos to get distracted when we're trying to scour the ground at Computex for news…
Toshiba announced the first consumer SSDs that utilize its 19 nm-class NAND flash memory. The flash memory innovator released as many as 11 new SSD models, spread across 2.5-inch standard, 2.5-inch 7 mm-thich, and mSATA form-factors.
Crucial, the renowned European manufacturer of memory modules, was amongst first companies to have released a commercial SSD. The firm is a subsidiary company of Micron, the microchip developer and manufacturer. Both the company and the technology have come a long way since then, with Crucial now offering a full line-up of SSD drives for
When it comes to ensuring your sensitive data doesn't end up in the wrong hands, SSD maker RunCore has come up with the most extreme solution one could think of; a quick, easy and definitive way to eradicate any possibility of your data being retrieved for access by others.
Patriot Memory is one of the leading US based RAM and SSD manufacturers. Today we are going to have a look at their fastest consumer SSD drive, the Pyro SE. The Pyro SE 120GB drive is a Sandforce SF-2281 based SSD, boasting speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. How does it compare
Following the launch of OCZ's Vertex 4 series of Indilinx Everest 2 powered SSDs about a month ago, owners of these drives have just been provided with a real tasty morsel in the form of a firmware update that gives a pretty considerable boost to the drives' existing performance characteristics.
It was only last week that HGST, a division of Western Digital announced that it was working on a 12Gbps SAS SSD and now Seagate has followed up with its own announcement, but with a little bit more meat on the bones. Seagate is getting ready to show off its 12Gbps SSD at the SCSI
Back at IDF Beijing 2012, Intel unveiled its enterprise data centre/cloud computing oriented 910 series "Ramsdale MLC" PCI Express Solid-State Drive, available in 400GB ($1,929) and 800GB ($3,859) capacities. We do a quick preview of the new 25nm HET MLC based card before putting it through some heavy duty real world tests over the next few weeks for
Where HDDs still have the upper hand over SSDs in terms of storage capacity in line of their respective price points, for those seeking out the best of both worlds and cost not being of primary concern, OCZ has just been confirmed to have updated its consumer level Octane series of SSDs with a new
By the look of things we can expect a doubling in SAS speeds in the not too distant future from 6Gbps to 12Gbps and HGST – soon to be a part of Western Digital – is set to demo its first SSD using the new 12Gbps SAS interface next week at a SCSI trade association
We've seen a fair few attempts at making hard drive SSD caching solutions, some better than others in terms of execution. Apacer has come up with a somewhat different approach than what we've seen so far with its PHFD which is now in its second generation.
When it comes to data security, there are many ways of skinning a cat as they say and Apacer has come up with an interesting solution that the company was showing off at Secutech 2012. Rather than using "old fashioned" smartcards, Apacer has gone for trendy RFID technology and integrated it into an SSD.
Other World Computing, more commonly known as OWC has launched a rather unusual PCI Express SSD that uses a pair of "blades" as the company puts it. The blades appear to be the same type of SSD modules that Apple is using in its MacBook Air, a product which OWC produces upgrade modules for.
The 320 series of SSDs from Intel has been a long time staple as far as consumer SSDs have been concerned, although this SATA 3Gbps SSD family has been overdue for a replacement for some time now. Intel has finally unveiled the 330 series which we wouldn't call a direct replacement for the 320 series,
SSD caching is becoming more and more popular and rightfully so; as things stand today, it is about the only efficient way to combine large storage space with enhanced everyday performance. SSD caching was initially meant for users using an Intel Z68 based motherboard, until the few major SSD manufacturers released caching solutions which could
Buffalo has just announced a new family of external SSDs using the USB 3.0 interface. There are three models in the new SSD-PEU3 series with two color versions available in a glossy finish – "Black Crystal" and "Ruby Red".
By now it's pretty clear that the SATA and SAS interfaces just aren't cutting it for high-performance SSDs and as we know from Intel's SSD roadmap, PCI Express is the future interface for its high-end SSDs. The company is about to announce its new 910-series of PCI Express based SSD's, previously known as Ramsdale MLC
Predicting technology isn't an easy thing, but if anyone would've said that computers would be using SSD's the size of a mini PCI Express card as their main storage device a few years ago people would most likely have laughed at the notion, least not due to the cost of flash memory back then. Micron
Kingston has just launched a new SSD to market under its HyperX family dubbed the HyperX 3K. Aimed at enthusiasts and gamers on a budget, the HyperX 3K is an MLC based drive using a second-gen SandForce SF-2281 controller together with a SATA 6Gb/s interface to produce impressive sequential read and write performance of up