Subject: Storage | January 30, 2010 - 05:22 PM | Allyn Malventano
Intel and Micron had planned on a Monday morning release, but a leak resulted in the cat being out of the bag so here's a tidbit for those curious. Intel and Micron will be announcing a die shrink of their flash memory. What used to be so-called '2x nm' flash as a future stepping stone is now officially 25nm. This puts Intel and Micron significantly ahead of the competition in terms of die shrink and capacity.
Subject: Storage | January 29, 2010 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ Agility 60GB tries to straddle two worlds of SSDs. At $200 for 60GB it is rather inexpensive and thanks to the use of the Indilinx controller it is not crippled for speed or features. When Neoseeker ran it through their battery of tests they found that while the drive did not live up to the advertising it came close and the difference betwe
Subject: Storage | January 26, 2010 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Call it SATA 3.0, or you could call it SATA 6Gbs if you want, but what you will be referring to is the newest SATA interface, faster than the previous though not quite 6Gbs. The newest drive to take advantage of this update is the 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT. Its size does make it fairly expensive compared to most platter based drives but it still sits in a lower price bracket than most SSDs.
Subject: Storage | January 21, 2010 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure Allyn has proved that the new OCZ Sandforce controller is so fast it may have obsoleted standard SAS/SATA RAID cards, but the RAID does have an advantage. Those last 2 letters do stand for Inexpensive Disks, something that SSDs are most certainly not. The LSI MegaRAID SATA and SAS 9260-8i RAID Card will set you back about $500, so that might weaken the financial argument a bit.&
Subject: Storage | January 20, 2010 - 11:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - January 21, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new line of TeraDrive SSDs designed specifically for high end enterprise and database server applications.
"Super Talent has a solid track record of developing leading edge SSDs.
Subject: Storage | January 18, 2010 - 06:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It might look like a plastic lighter, but there is no butane inside, only a full charge of 60GB of storage. At $60, the XIGMATEK Lighter offers you 60GB of portable storage in a USB 2.0 lighter sized package. As you probably have guessed from the price, this is not a flash drive, there is a rather small platter housed inside the drive; something you should
Subject: Storage | January 14, 2010 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, January 6, 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today launched the VIA VL700 USB 3.0-SATA Controller, a highly integrated single chip solution that allows users to connect SATA hard disk drive (HDD), solid state drive (SSD), and optical disc drive (ODD) devices to their PC via new USB 3.0 specification ports.
With data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, USB 3.0 (also known as SuperSpeed USB) offers t
Subject: Storage | January 14, 2010 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The biggest news in storage this week is not a review and it is possible that many never heard of it because of how quietly the launch took place. The news is that Intel now has a 40GB SSD and it is for sale, at a price of $129!
Allyn came back from CES with a pre-release Vertex 2 Pro from OCZ. This new drive comes equipped with a previously unknown Sandforce controller, which gave us some shocking results, especially in the areas of IOPS scaling and fragmentation-over-time. Check out his detailed review for the full scoop.