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  • Industry standards arrive for testing SSD endurance, reliability

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 9:09 am

    The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has created two new standards to measure endurance and reliability of SSDs, leveling the playing field among vendors.
  • Violin announces highest capacity SSD array

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Violin announced an array based on lower-performance but higher capacity MLC solid state drives (SSD) that is less expensive than its SLC SSD predecessor but still offers five times the performance of equivalent hard-disk drive arrays.
  • STEC releases faster SSDs for data centers

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:49 am

    STEC Corp. on Tuesday released the MACH16 family of SSDs, which can achieve up 240MB/sec throughput and are aimed at server and storage array manufacturers for enterprise-class data centers.
  • Pliant releases its first MLC-based SSDs

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Pliant released its first MLC-based solid state drive products today for data centers, saying the drives are half the price of SLC-based SSDs while still offering vastly higher performance than hard disk drives.
  • Samsung to release its fastest 512GB notebook SSD

    Posted June 17, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Samsung is preparing to ship its fastest SSD, which uses a new synchronous NAND flash interface to achieve higher bandwidth.
  • OCZ releases two new enterprise-class Vertex SSDs

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    OCZ released new models of its enterprise-class solid state drives today that use the newer SandForce SF-1500 processor and feature either MLC-NAND or SLC-NAND flash memory.
  • SanDisk, OCZ push size, speed limits with new SSDs

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    At the Computex 2010 show on Tuesday, SanDisk Corp. and OCZ Technology Inc. both introduced their latest solid-state drives (SSDs), setting new performance and size records for the companies.
  • Seagate hybrid drive delivers SSD performance at HDD price

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    After failing to gain market traction with its first iteration of hybrid drives three years ago, Seagate today announced a new hard-disk and solid-state combination drive with as much as 500GB of capacity, but with a 250GB model starting at $113.
  • Enterprise SSDs to soar through 2015

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    A new report states that the number of solid state drives will grow by 50 times over the next five years in corporate data centers, driven by their lower overall cost of ownership and higher performance compared to spinning hard disk drives.
  • A trend? Intel releases $125 'affordable' SSD

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Intel became the second vendor in a week to release a solid-state disk drive that hovers around the $100 price range.
  • Intel wins top spots in SSD storage drive ranking

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Chip giant Intel won first place in a ranking of flash memory-based Solid State Drives (SSDs), in which the researcher, DRAMeXchange Technology, pilloried the industry over the wide disparity of quality among the storage devices.
  • OCZ introduces an SSD for under $100

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    OCZ today announced a new line of more affordable solid state drives called the Onyx series, which will begin with a sub-$100 model.
  • WD releases its first consumer SSD

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    Western Digital today announced it is shipping its first consumer-grade solid state drive that will have capacities raning from 64GB to 256GB and offer read/write speeds of up to 250MB/sec and 170MB/sec, respectively.
  • HyBrid Disk features SSD and hard drive

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Raidon on Monday unveiled the HyBrid Disk, a storage device that features both a solid-state drive (SSD) and a hard drive in one mechanism.
  • Riverbed releases gigabit-speed WAN optimizer

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Riverbed Technology announced new models of its network accelerator appliance, increasing the throughput for on-site and off-site backups to 1Gbit/sec.
  • SSD storage fixes data center bottlenecks for a price

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    As a new decade opens, more and more data center operators find themselves struggling with an enterprise bottleneck not of their own making.
  • Startup shows super-rugged SSD backup

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Storage startup ioSafe has shown off its idea of indestructible storage, the Solo SSD, which it claims can survive almost any shock, drop, flood or even fire hazard business disaster can throw at it.
  • Automated tiering key to getting value from SSDs

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    Though flash storage could be the most powerful tool yet for IT administrators who want to speed up access to frequently used data, reaping its benefits may require automation software that has just begun to emerge from the major storage vendors.
  • Intel releases Windows 7 SSD optimization toolbox

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    Intel today released a firmware upgrade and set of tools for Windows 7 operating systems to monitor and optimize performance on its X25-M consumer-class solid state disk drive.
  • SSDs on the rise, during SNW

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 11:54 am

    At SNW, you had to stick around until Thursday morning to get a quick briefing on Sun's SSD strategy and products, but it was well worth it.
  • Samsung quietly testing mini SSD for laptops, netbooks

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Samsung said today that computer makers are testing its new mini-SATA solid state drive that plugs directly into a PCIe slot and is one-third the size of a business card.
  • MySpace replaces all server hard disks with flash drives

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Solid state drive vendor Fusion-io announced that social networking site has replaced the hard disk drives in its servers with flash drives, allowing it to remove all of its racks of servers by replacing them with servers half the height.
  • Flash reality sinks in at Diskcon

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    Solid-state storage earned a hot technology's badge of honor -- a backlash -- on Wednesday at the Diskcon conference in Santa Clara, California.
  • Pillar kicks Intel's SSD to the curb, upgrades storage array

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    Pillar data systems announced several upgrades to its modular Pillar Axiom storage array, doubling cache capacity, hard drive capacity and moving to an STEC SSD because Intel's SSD has seen slowdown problems.
  • HP offers SSDs in ProLiant server line

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    HP on Thursday announced it will offer 60GB and 120GB solid-state disk drives in its line of ProLiant G6 and G5 servers. The SSDs from Samsung are meant to replace 10,000-rpm and 15,000-rpm hard disk drives.

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