Examining Samsung's SSD controller

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 10:03 PM |

The Samsung 470 Series has been eclipsed by the Indilinx and Sandforce based SSDs, but TechSpot felt that the 256GB SSD deserved a full review.  As it is the largest of the series, it should also represent the best that the S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller can do.  As it turns out, there is quite a bit of power hid

Source: Tech Spot

Kingston announces HyperX Max 3.0 USB 3 SSD

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 04:08 PM |

Today Kingston announced their new HyperX Max 3.0 series of USB 3.0 SSD's.

This new line features the same Toshiba HG2 SSD present in their line of SSDNow V+ Gen2 SSD's, but mounted in a very solid feeling external enclosure. Interface duties are performed by a Genesys Logic SATA to USB 3.0 bridge. We have one in the lab and will be posting our review later on, but for now I leave you with a shot of its internals:

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Viking


Viking Modular Solutions is a producer of various lines of DIMM and SSD products. With that, they have combined the power of a SandForce SSD with the packaging of a DIMM to create the SATADIMM. This little guy takes its power (and space) from a standard DIMM slot and connects to the system via a standard SATA 3Gb/sec. This makes it perfect for enterprise applications (think 1U server rack-mount chassis). Come check out this innovative solution!

The new Indilinx Barefoot controller is shaken, not stirred

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2010 - 09:55 PM |

The next generation Indilinx controller is not going to be here for a little while yet, so in the meantime they've released a new version of the already on the market Barefoot controller, though AnandTech is quick to point out you need to buy a new drive to see it in action you cannot simply do a hardware flash to upgrade existing SSDs.  The review shows performance improvements, especially when dealing with incompressible formats
as those types of files hamstring th

Source: AnandTech
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today Allyn looks at the next iteration of the OCZ RevoDrive - the x2! This new card opens up two more channels of throughput over the RevoDrive, demonstrating how well the SI RAID solution can scale with quad-Sandforce units behind it.

Matching the speed of the OCZ Ibis without the proprietary cable

Subject: Storage | November 8, 2010 - 10:59 PM |

When Allyn reviewed the OCZ Ibis with the proprietary HSDL to allow speeds faster than SATA 6Gb/s can handle, the biggest plus was indeed the read speeds of almost 700GB/s but the biggest negative (apart from price) was the propriety cabling.  AnandTech looks at the new RevoDrive x2 which uses a PCIe slot and promises the same performance ... and unfortunately a similarly high price.

Source: AnandTech

Thecus Technology Launches N4200PRO NAS Server

Subject: Storage | November 5, 2010 - 08:18 PM |

11/05/2010- The original N4200 made huge waves in the hardware community with its innovative features and functionality. Today, Thecus Technology, the Creator in Storage, is proud to announce its successor: the N4200PRO.

Source: Thecus

Serial attached SCSI keeps the platters alive

Subject: Storage | November 3, 2010 - 05:26 PM |

SSDs do offer a speed bonus at the cost of an extreme storage density hit, not to mention the price attached which adds up quickly when you are building RAID-5 boxes, let alone some of the other intricate RAID setups possible.  One way to bring the performance of your RAID array up is to look at 15K RPM SAS HDDs like the
Seagate Cheetah 15K 3.5. 

Source: UMLan