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  • 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.
  • OCZ unveils PCIe SSD drive; throughput tops out at 800MB/sec

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    OCZ unveiled an enterprise-class solid-state disk drive line built-around either SLC or MLC NAND flash memory and boasting a data throughput rate of up to 800MB/sec.
  • HP equips desktop PCs with SSDs for faster Windows 7 boots

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:27 am

    HP plans to introduce a new business desktop PC that comes with a solid-state disk drive (SSD) to speed up Windows 7 and other applications.
  • Start-up releases uber-fast, efficient enterprise-class SSDs

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:31 am

    Three-year-old start-up Pliant Technology announced today it will be coming to market this month with its first enterprise-class solid state disk drive, which it says has twice the performance of competing products and an unlimited number of daily write cycles.
  • Samsung shrinks SSDs for netbooks

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 11:37 am

    Samsung on Monday introduced solid-state drives (SSDs) for netbooks that are smaller than traditional SSDs and consume significantly less power.
  • Western Digital launches line of embedded SSDs

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Western Digital Corp. today announced that it has begun shipping its first solid-state line of disk drives based on technology it acquired in March when it bought SiliconSystems Inc. The drives are targeted at embedded systems for business use, not the consumer market.
  • Sun unveils entry-level SSD-hybrid storage array

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:21 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. today unveiled a new low-end to its Sun Storage 7000 series of Unified Storage arrays. The new Sun Storage 7310 array allows solid state disk (SSD) drives and hard disk drives to be used in the same chassis and under the same management interface.
  • IBM SSDs spread across product lines

    Posted May 21, 2009 - 2:14 pm

    IBM on Thursday continued its push into SSDs (solid-state drives), announcing flash drives for server and storage platforms as well as new software for allocating data among different types of drives.
  • Microsoft: Windows 7 is faster on SSDs, with two caveats

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 8:11 pm

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday gave a strong, though qualified, endorsement for running Windows 7 on PCs equipped with solid-state disk (SSD) drives, saying it has tuned the upcoming operating system to run faster on the still-emerging storage technology.
  • Schooner intros SSD appliance that replaces 8 servers

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Schooner Information Technology Inc. emerged from its development stage this month to launch the first two products in its family of flash-based data center servers: the Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise applications and the Schooner Appliance for Memcached distributed memory caching systems.
  • Samsung, Dell provide data encryption for SSDs

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    Dell will offer self-encrypting Samsung SSDs with its Latitude line of laptops in the upcoming months.
  • Processor technology promises big boost to consumer SSDs

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 4:05 pm

    SandForce Inc. announced today a new family of solid-state disk (SSD) processors that the company claims will allow lower-cost, commodity NAND flash memory to be used in data center operations. The disks will also be faster and more reliable for use in mobile applications, the company said.
  • Solid state disk adoption to be swift in corporations

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Adoption of SSD has taken on a 'gold rush' mentality
  • Western Digital pays $65M for solid state drive maker

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Western Digital Corp. Monday announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc., a small, Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based maker of solid-state drives.
  • Dell adds SSDs in updated EqualLogic line

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Part of a broad data-center rollout, Dell's PS6000 Series storage platforms adds SSD options and Hyper-V support.
  • Fusion-io unveils SSD drives with 1.5GB throughput

    Posted March 13, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Fusion-io Friday announced what it is calling the fastest server-based solid state drive on the market today, with double the slot capacity if its older PCI Express-based ioDrive.

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