Storage

Californian memory company Super Talent is throwing its ante into the NVMe pot with the new Nova SSD family. These 2.5" MLC drives are 9.5mm thick and come in capacities up to 2TB. They connect to hosts using a U.2 connector, and they provide transfer rates up to 3,000 MB/s...
UPS company switching direct accounts to channel.
Ongoing transformation paying off.
SSDs are all the rage in storage nowadays, but hard drives are still the winners for storing large amounts of data cost-effectively. Seagate is taking the 10TB hard drive to consumers today with its BarraCuda Pro series of drives, part of a broad rebranding effort that brings some clarity...
Cites struggling smartphone market.
Cites struggling smartphone market.
Seagate reported some preliminary financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter today. The company took in $2.65 billion in revenue on 37 million hard drives sold during the quarter, with a gross margin of 25%. Seagate further expects growth in demand for storage to exceed the areal density...
Samsung is making another big splash in the storage market this morning. The company is doubling the top-end capacity of its popular 850 EVO SSD to a whopping 4TB using its 48-layer V-NAND flash memory. The sequential speeds of this enormous drive are similar to the rest...
Samsung's recent advances in the storage front have been nothing short of impressive. Not that long ago, the company announced a single-BGA-package NVMe SSD. Now, the company's storage division is at it again with its new UFS memory cards. While these slivers of storage may resemble microSD cards...
Stulz buys TSI.
All-flash, hyper-convergence and next-gen switching lead the pack.
Acquires company plus two development projects.
Tom's Hardware is reporting that Samsung's follow-up to the SM951 first-generation NVMe SSD will be shipping to OEMs next week. This is the SM961 that we first heard about back in March, so the timing is right. The new drive features Samsung's new Polaris controller (no
Distie shakeup for VCE and FlexPod.
Data centre assessor's expansion didn't pay off.
Green Global Solutions' expansion didn't pay off.
Backup generator failed to activate.
Says it's created new product category.
It seems like everyone's announcing new SSDs lately. Not one to be left out, Corsair is updating its highest-performance SSD family with the Neutron Series XTi. These drives will be equipped with a Phison quad-core flash controller. Those internals sound a lot like the Phison S10...
Adata's Premier line makes up the majority of the company's SSD offerings, and the baseline SP550 is frequently among the best-priced SSDs around. Another member is joining that family today: the Premier SP580 SSD. This budget SSD is equipped with TLC flash, a Marvell controller, and a SATA...
Intel recently sent us a 400GB, 2.5" version of its 750 Series SSD as part of its Broadwell-E review kit. We didn't think much of it at the time, but it turns out the drive we received is a little special. To make this formerly-U.2-cabled drive more accessible to...
Aims to create "Australia's largest dedicated hosting provider".
Silicon Motion has announced what the company claims to be the world's first turnkey 6Gb/s SSD controller with support for 3D TLC NAND. The company named its piece of silicon the SM2258, and says that when coupled with 3D TLC NAND, it should allow OEMs to create "cost-competitive, high-capacity...
Akitio may not be a familiar name to some of our readers. The company was founded in 2011 and focuses on high-performance external storage using the Thunderbolt interface. With that kind of history, it's not really a surprise that Akitio is first to market with a four-bay Thunderbolt 3...
Micron is adding a couple new series to its lineup of OEM-focused SSDs, which the company sells under its own name (rather than the Crucial brand we are accustomed to). The company is releasing an array of new SATA SSDs, and announcing an as-yet-unreleased NVMe SSD. The new lineup of SATA SSDs...
Patriot's on an SSD roll these last couple of days. Yesterday the company announced the 2TB Ignite SSD, a high-end drive based on a maxed-out Phison S10 controller. Today the company is announcing the Spark,a new line of low-cost SSDs based off of the Phison S11 controller.
Intel's Computex presentation this morning covered a lot of topics, from the Internet of Things and 5G, to machine learning and VR. We'll talk about some of the other bits in due time, but the news of greatest interest to TR readers is no doubt the confirmation that the 7th generation "Kaby Lake"...
Samsung has some big news for tiny mobile devices today. The company is releasing an up-to-512GB NVMe SSD—on a single one-gram ball-grid array (BGA) package. Despite its single-package format, the memorably-named PM971-NVMe retains most of the characteristics we expect to see in a high-performance...
The proliferation of solid-state disk vendors on the market today has fostered competition and driven prices to rock-bottom levels. Prices as low as $0.22 per GB are common, and while those rock-bottom prices are on disks that feature bargain-basement performance, they still make hard drives look...
In the flood of start-of-Computex news, Patriot Memory has announced a new addition to its Ignite line of SATA SSDs, the Ignite 2TB. This drive sets a new capacity high-water mark for the company's performance SSD series. Like other drives in the Ignite series, the 2TB model...

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