Tag: ssd

  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • All-flash IBM V7000 smashes Oracle/Sun ZFS box • The Register

    What would happen if we replaced those 16 disk-based V7000s with all-flash V7000s? Each of the disk-based ones delivered 32,502.7 IOPS. Let’s substitute them with 16 all-flash V7000s, like the one above, and, extrapolate linearly; we would get 1,927,877.4 SPC-1 IOPS – nearly 2 million IOPS. Come on IBM: go for it. via All-flash IBM […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: