High-end SSDs have been saturating the aging SATA 6 Gbps interface for quite some time. Consequently, the only alternative for those who require faster storage using the SATA interface are risky RAID 0 setups or less risky but more expensive RAND 5/10 configurations. Using the PCI Express interface eliminates these issues altogether. Intel claims that […]
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PC builders will recognize Lite-On as one of the most prominent manufacturers of affordable and capable optical drives. Now the company is apparently looking to do something similar in the SSD market.
Today’s SSDs use NAND flash. In a few years the situation might be different. Western Digital subsidiary HGST is apparently making progress in the field of Phase Change Memory (PCM).
Sandisk has recently announced that they will manufacture a 4TB SSD which will cater to data center needs. The Optimus Max SCSI SAS SSD will be a big leap in ssd innovation as you would have not choose between speed and capacity, you would have both in one package without breaking your bank. Since […]
This year has really brought a lot surprises to the solid state drive industry. Just as we thought that things could not get more interesting one more major player in the IT industry joined the SSD bandwagon. ASUS (ASUSTeK Inc.), one of the largest motherboard manufacturers, will be launching their own SSD in cooperation with […]
Intel continues to expand its line of consumer SSDs with a SATA 6 Gb/s mSATA model. It’s intended for thin and light laptops (Ultrabooks) and other systems with space constraints.
Samsung has just announced that it’s acquiring California-based Nvelo, a company developing SSD caching algorithms (or at least one). Nvelo software has been used with SSDs from other manufacturers such as OCZ Technology, Corsair and Crucial. The company’s one and only product is Dataplex, which uses a small SSD cache in combination with a mechanical hard […]
Considering today’s speed of technical developments, mainstream SSDs appear to be on track to become increasingly less durable until they’re barely suitable even for consumer laptops.
Seeking to improve a computer’s boot-up time, application launch time and shutdown time, SanDisk introduces the ReadyCache pack. This product combines a 2.5 inch solid state drive and a caching software solution by Condusiv Technologies named ExpressCache. The software can be downloaded from SanDisk’s official website after the 32 GB SSD is installed alongside the […]
Intel has managed to build a good reputation in the SSD industry. It’s not that the competition is particularly stiff with regards to reputation, but better than average reliability has given ‘Chipzilla’ an excellent position in the market. Now it is also considering adjusting the price tags. With more attractive prices, Intel should be able […]