A first look at CES 2012
Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2012 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: CES, storage visions, Intel, sandforce, 520 Cherryville
The theme of this years Storage Visions is 'Heavy Storage for Thin Clients' but that is not the biggest bit of new that Legit Reviews gathered from their meeting with the organizers. They got confirmation that Intel will indeed be using a Sandforce based controller in an upcoming SSD, the 520 Cherryville, which will replace the 510 series. As well, Micron was showing off their 20nm NAND, Crucial has a new Adrenaline drive to test and IOSafe will provide you a fire and waterproof housing to keep it in.
Don't forget about OCZ though, the card you can see below is the newest Z-Drive and it sports 8TB of flash storage (12TB max) available in MLC, SLC and eMLC depending on your needs and budget. It is a PCIe 3.0 compliant card, one of the first available on the market. You can also read about OCZ and Micron's joint project in the full post at Legit Reviews.
"OCZ and Marvell have teamed up and are showing off the Z-Drive R5 for the very first time at Storage Visions. The OCZ Z-Drive R5 is the industries fastest PCI Express (PCIe) storage device. The reason that Z-Drive R5 features a jointly developed "Kilimanjaro" OCZ and Marvell native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, allowing for completely scalable performance and redundancy while eliminating the need for a separate storage controller, thus reducing the cost to deploy high performance solid state storage systems in the data center. It uses a PCI-Express Gen3 x8 slot to get up to 1.6M IOPS!"
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Live from LG's CES 2011 press event @ Engadget
- Marvell’s ARMADA to power next gen Google TV @ SemiAccurate
- CES 2012 – Another Year of Innovative Tech @ Techware Labs
- CES Unveiled - A Sneak Peak At The Hot Products of CES 2012 @ Legit Reviews
- TechwareLabs Top Ten 2012 CES Predictions
- The TR Podcast 103: Down and dirty with the 7970
- Keeping Electronics Cool @ University of California
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