Netlist v. Diablo Technology settled, future of Flash Memory still evolving

Originally posted on StorageSwiss.com – The Home of Storage Switzerland:
The ever-increasing density of virtual infrastructures, and the need to scale databases larger than ever, is creating an ongoing need for faster storage. And while flash has become the “go to” performance option, there are environments that still need more. Nonvolatile DRAM is the…

AnandTech | The Intel SSD DC P3700 Review Part 2: NVMe on Client Workloads

Although Intel’s SSD DC P3700 is clearly targeted at the enterprise, the drive will be priced quite aggressively at $3/GB. Furthermore, Intel will be using the same controller and firmware architecture in two other, lower cost derivatives (P3500/P3600). In light of Intel’s positioning of the P3xxx family, a number of you asked for us to… Continue reading AnandTech | The Intel SSD DC P3700 Review Part 2: NVMe on Client Workloads

AnandTech | Intel SSD DC P3700 Review: The PCIe SSD Transition Begins with NVMe

We don’t see infrequent blips of CPU architecture releases from Intel, we get a regular, 2-year tick-tock cadence. It’s time for Intel’s NSG to be given the resources necessary to do the same. I long for the day when we don’t just see these SSD releases limited to the enterprise and corporate client segments, but… Continue reading AnandTech | Intel SSD DC P3700 Review: The PCIe SSD Transition Begins with NVMe

PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD • The Register

WD will demo PCIe-connected disk drives at the Computex tech conference in Taipei, using a SATA Express interface. via PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD • The Register. Even though the SATA Express isn’t meant to be a long term architectural improvement over simple SATA or just PCIe drive interfaces, it is… Continue reading PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD • The Register

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AnandTech | Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

I don’t think there is any other way to say this other than to state that the XP941 is without a doubt the fastest consumer SSD in the market. It set records in almost all of our benchmarks and beat SATA 6Gbps drives by a substantial margin. It’s not only faster than the SATA 6Gbps… Continue reading AnandTech | Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

Even a PCIe 2.0 x2 link offers about a 40% increase in maximum throughput over SATA 6Gbps. Like most interfaces, PCIe 2.0 isn’t 100% efficient and based on our internal tests the bandwidth efficiency is around 78-79%, so in the real world you should expect to get ~780MB/s out of a PCIe 2.0 x2 link,… Continue reading AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

SanDisk Crams 128GB on microSD Card: A World First

This week during Mobile World Congress 2014, SanDisk introduced the world’s highest capacity microSDXC memory card, weighing a hefty 128 GB. That’s a huge leap in storage compared to the 128 MB microSD card launched 10 years ago. via SanDisk Crams 128GB on microSD Card: A World First. Amazing to think how small the form… Continue reading SanDisk Crams 128GB on microSD Card: A World First

Follow-Up – EETimes on SanDisk UltraDIMMs

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320775 “The eXFlash DIMM is an option for IBM‘s System x3850 and x3950 X6 servers providing up to 12.8 TB of flash capacity. (Although just as this story was being written, IBM announced it was selling its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion).” Sadly it seems the party is over before it even… Continue reading Follow-Up – EETimes on SanDisk UltraDIMMs

Leaked Intel roadmap’ promises… er, gear that could die after 7 months [Chris Mellor for theregister.com]

  Chris Mellor – The Register http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/09/intel_ssd_roadmappery/   Chris does a quick write-up of a leaked SSD roadmap from Intel. Seems like we’re now in a performance plateau on the consumer/business end of the scale for SATA based SSD drives. I haven’t seen an uptick in Read/Write performance in a long time. Back in the… Continue reading Leaked Intel roadmap’ promises… er, gear that could die after 7 months [Chris Mellor for theregister.com]