SSD prices may drop following impending price war | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

As a result of this impending price war, if you are planning on upgrading your system with an SSD, you might consider waiting for a few months to watch the market and see how much prices fall. via SSD prices may drop following impending price war | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews. Great analysis and news… Continue reading SSD prices may drop following impending price war | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

Fusion-io shoves OS aside, lets apps drill straight into flash • The Register

Like the native API libraries, directFS is implemented directly on ioMemory, significantly reducing latency by entirely bypassing operating system buffer caches, file system and kernel block I/O layers. Fusion-io directFS will be released as a practical working example of an application running natively on flash to help developers explore the use of Fusion-io APIs. via… Continue reading Fusion-io shoves OS aside, lets apps drill straight into flash • The Register

Flash DOOMED to drive itself off a cliff – boffins • The Register

Microsoft and University of California San Diego researchers have said flash has a bleak future because smaller and more densely packed circuits on the chips silicon will make it too slow and unreliable. Enterprise flash cost/bit will stagnate and the cutting edge that is flash will become a blunted blade. via Flash DOOMED to drive… Continue reading Flash DOOMED to drive itself off a cliff – boffins • The Register

AnandTech – Some Thoughts on SandForces 3rd Generation SSD Controller

Finally theres talk about looking at other interfaces in addition to SATA. Its possible that we may see a PCIe version of SandForces 3rd generation controller. via AnandTech – Some Thoughts on SandForces 3rd Generation SSD Controller. Some interesting notes about future directions SandForce might take especially now that SandForce has been bought out by… Continue reading AnandTech – Some Thoughts on SandForces 3rd Generation SSD Controller

Could MRAM Ultimately Replace DRAM? < PC World.in

Everspin on Wednesday said its MRAM magnetoresistive random access memory is trickling into products that require reliable, fast non-volatile memory that can preserve data in the event of a power failure. via Could MRAM Ultimately Replace DRAM? < Other PC Hardware Components, Technology, RAM, Components, Technology < PC World India News < PC World.in. Magneto-Resistive… Continue reading Could MRAM Ultimately Replace DRAM? < PC World.in

Fusion-io demos billion IOPS server config • The Register

Fusion-io has achieved a billion IOPS from eight servers in a demonstration at the DEMO Enterprise event in San Francisco. The cracking performance needed just eight HP DL370 G6 servers, running Linux 2.6.35.6-45 on two, 6-core Intel processors, 96GB RAM. Each server was fitted with eight 2.4TB ioDrive2 Duo PCIE flash drives; thats 19.2TB of… Continue reading Fusion-io demos billion IOPS server config • The Register

More PCI-express SSD cards coming to OS X | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

The card will use the Marvell 88SE9455 RAID controller that will interface with the SandForce 2200-based daughter cards that can be added to the main controller on demand. This will allow for user-configurable drive sizes from between 60GB and 2TB in size, allowing you to expand your storage as your need for it increases. via… Continue reading More PCI-express SSD cards coming to OS X | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

AnandTech – Intel and Micron IMFT Announce Worlds First 128Gb 20nm MLC NAND

There’s a point of diminishing return for Flash memory where further shrinking the chips makes them less and less durable over time. Which has led me to believe there’s a ‘plateau’ of size/durability that will soon be reached by most Flash memory manufacturers. However Intel’s deep reserve of research in silicon semiconductors is helping lead the charge to the next generation of more dense, smaller Flash memory and Micron is partnering with them to help

Intels Plans for New SSDs in 2012 Detailed

The race is to supply PCIe SSDs is really heating up now. Many competitors in the top-end Enterprise level are battling it out with each new revision of the SandForce drive controller. In the Middle and Low ends, there’s a little more variety thanks to OCZ and now Intel entering the race. Hopefully prices will stay the same while performance shoots through the roof. that appears to be the trend right now anyways. So don’t expect 2GBytes/sec and 1Tbyte capacity for anything less than $10K USD. That’s par for the course in the Enterprise market still, Read On: