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Micron Debuts the M600 Solid State Drives

Micron Technology, Inc., today announced a next-generation, client-class solid state drive (SSD) that sets a new bar for low-power, high-performance storage for personal computers. The M600 SATA SSD - specifically designed to take advantage of Micron's leading-edge NAND Flash technology - addresses the storage demands of modern mobile computing applications, including Ultrabook platforms and tablets, as well as performance-oriented PC desktops and video capture systems.

"Storage is an important enabler for ultrathin designs in personal portable computing devices," said Greg Wong, founder and principal analyst at Forward Insights. "Micron's M600 delivers the power efficiency and performance that helps to enable instant-on performance and responsiveness as well as the all-day battery life demanded by next-generation computing systems."

SanDisk Announces ULLtraDIMM Design Win with Huawei

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that its award-winning ULLtraDIMM Solid State Drive (SSD), has been selected by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd for inclusion in its RH8100 V3 servers. Huawei selected the ULLtraDIMM SSD after extensive testing under a variety of enterprise workloads and end-user scenarios using the RH8100 V3 server, which demonstrated the ULLtraDIMM SSD achieved the industry's lowest write latency at less than five microseconds and offered bandwidth that topped that of any other SSD solution. Adding flash-based storage to the DDR memory bus with direct connection to the processor allows Huawei to deliver a powerful solution to help customers address growing data center application performance requirements without significant additional infrastructure investments.

"The ULLtraDIMM SSD was designed to expand the reach of ultra-low latency flash storage throughout the data center and scale to meet the requirements of any enterprise application, no matter how bandwidth or capacity intensive," said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. "We are very excited to partner with Huawei to offer this innovative, ultra-low latency storage solution, which will accelerate the performance of its customers' cloud, virtualization, OLTP, HPC and other applications, and help them experience the benefits of a flash-transformed data center."

XOTIC PC Partners With Intel for the New Intel Core i7 Desktop Giveaway

XOTIC PC has served the needs of gamers, designers and business owners since 1999 with custom built laptop and desktop PC's. With their presence at this year's Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime Convention in Seattle, WA they have partnered with one of the biggest companies in the technology industry, Intel and they will be offering the first ever built X99 desktop giveaway to PAX Prime 2014 attendees.

X99 Intel Chipset, LGA 2011-3, along with new Intel Haswell E CPUs are set to be released to the general public on August 29, 2014, same as the opening day of PAX Prime. XOTIC PC has partnered with industry leading manufacturers Intel, EVGA and Gigabyte to offer PAX Prime 2014 attendees a powerful X99 gaming desktop valued at over $3,000.00 USD.

AMD Announces the Radeon R7 Line of Solid State Drives

AMD today announced its Radeon R7 line of mainstream solid-state drives. Built by OCZ, the drives feature Toshiba-made MLC NAND flash, and OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 processors. Built in the 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, the drives feature SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and are available in three capacities, 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB.

All three offer sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s; while the 120 GB variant offers up to 470 MB/s of sequential writes; the 240 GB and 480 GB ones offer up to 530 MB/s. Their 4K random read performance numbers are up to 85,000 IOPS, up to 95,000 IOPS, and up to 100,000 IOPS, respectively; while the 4K sequential write performance for all three are rated at up to 90,000 IOPS. The Radeon R7 is essentially an OCZ Vector 150 with lighter processor clocks, and could be priced accordingly.

Angelbird Announces its SSD WRK Line of Entry-level SSDs

Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer, presents its new SSD wrk, a robust and highly efficient entry level Solid State Drive (SSD). It is ideal for upgrading your computer or laptop to faster SSD technology.

Angelbird does not compromise in terms of quality in its new SSD wrk, using an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface, which is fully compatible with older computer set-ups and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high quality, matt black anodized aluminum, housing custom packed Multi-Level-Cell NANDs from Micron. Durability is guaranteed by the MTBF of at least 2 million hours. High reliability is also provided by the integrated EDC and ECC error correction capabilities. With a thickness of only 7 Millimeter, the SSD wrk fits even into the tightest notebook or desktop case.

Flash-Based Storage System Adoption Is on the Rise in Enterprises: IDC

Flash-based storage continues to move from being an expensive niche technology targeted at a few workloads to a more mainstream technology. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the broader availability of products, a growing level of familiarity with the benefits of solid state technologies, and declining prices are all adding to the momentum behind flash-based storage.

To gain end-user insights into how flash-based storage is being adopted, IDC conducted a survey of more than 1,000 storage administrators across the globe as part of its biannual Storage User Demand Study (SUDS). This study provides essential details on current and future deployments of storage systems as well as more forward-looking opinions of end users about emerging technologies or market developments.

Kingston Debuts the SSDNow V310 Solid State Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960 GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.

The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. Powered by a Phison 3108 controller, the drive achieves 450 MB/s read and write speeds. With no moving mechanical parts, SSDNow V310 is shock-proof, uses less energy and stays cool making it more reliable and less likely to fail than standard hard-disk drives. The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.

Transcend Launches the SSD370 SATA III Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the SSD370, the SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5" solid state drive (SSD). The SSD370 features 1TB vast storage capacity and boasts the incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 570 MB and 470 MB per second.

Best suited to address the huge capacity and high performance needs of the top-tier advanced devices, the SSD370 combines the high speeds and endurance of solid state drives, and additionally supports various useful features such as SATA DevSleep to optimize power management.

EDGE Memory Announces 7mm EDGE Revolution SSD

EDGE Memory, a leading U.S.-based supplier of memory and storage upgrades, announced today the release of their EDGE Revolution 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD). This is the first of several Made in the USA Brand certified SSDs that EDGE plans to release in 2014 as part of an initiative to support U.S. made products. The EDGE Revolution SSD is made in the U.S.A. and TAA compliant, making it one of the first of its kind in the market today. This high-performing SSD is the ideal upgrade solution for country of origin regulated business segments, as well as any corporation or user that is committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing.

"We are proud to support U.S. jobs by designing and manufacturing in our factory near Austin, Texas. While a vast majority of the competition has moved their manufacturing offshore, we have been manufacturing in the US for 27 years and counting", says Ray Agrella, VP of Sales.

Crucial Readies Solid State Drive with 16 nm NAND Memory

Announced back in July 2013, Micron's 128 Gigabit 16 nm-manufactured MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory will soon be making its debut within a new Crucial solid state drive. Named MX100, the 16 nm NAND-equipped drive will be showcased at Computex 2014 and is expected to arrive in a 2.5-inch form factor.

The MX100 has a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface and performance-wise it's said to be somewhere between the aging M500 and the recently released M550. Pricing is expected to be very competitive.

Source: Hardware.info

ADATA Launches the Premier SP610 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Premier SP610 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) SSD. With a SMI controller, the Premier SP610 maintains high read/write speeds consistently for stable performance, and also features the advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology. The Premier SP610 is ideal for PC builders who are looking to make the jump from mechanical drives to the exponentially faster speeds of solid state drives.

The Premier SP610 offers sequential read/write speeds up to 560/450 MB, and 4KB random read/write speeds up to 73,000/72,000 IOPS, which greatly improves the performance of data transfer. It also provides excellent performance for multi-tasks, including games and often used applications/programs.

SanDisk Introduces the X300s Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the company's first, self-encrypting solid state drive (SSD) - the SanDisk X300s SSD. Leveraging TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the new X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers' top data management and security challenges. In making today's announcement, SanDisk also unveiled a broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) that enables enhanced security scalability of the X300s SSD.

SanDisk Unveils the Lightning Gen. II SAS Solid State Drives

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the Lightning Gen. II family of enterprise-class 12 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs). The Lightning Gen. II 12 Gb/s SAS SSDs, together with the newly announced Optimus MAX 4 TB SAS SSD and updated Optimus SSD product family, help businesses meet the performance, uptime and capacity requirements across the wide range of mixed-use, read- and write-intensive application workloads common in today's data centers.

"Business data needs are becoming so performance-intensive that even applications that are already using SSDs need an additional boost," said John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. "The Lightning Gen. II SAS SSDs deliver double the throughput to each slot, empowering organizations to quickly and easily scale their performance infrastructure to meet this growing need."

Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First Enterprise 3-bit NAND SSD

Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, said today that it has begun mass producing the industry's first high-performance, three-bit-NAND-based SSD for servers and data centers. The new SSD will allow data centers to better manage workloads related to social networking, web browsing and email, and enhance operation efficiency. Installations of the 3-bit MLC (multi-level-cell) NAND SSDs, initially in large-scale data centers, are expected to begin later this quarter.

"Following the last year's introduction of 3-bit NAND-based SSDs for PC markets, our new 3-bit SSD for data centers will help considerably in expanding the market base for SSDs," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. "We expect SSD market growth will gain momentum as this new SSD delivers significant improvements in data center investment efficiency, leading to full-fledged commercialization of SSDs in IT systems later this year."

Apacer Introduces the SFD 25H-M Solid State Drive

According to IDC, a market research institution, Taiwan's Cloud computing and Big Data have entered into implementation phase this year. For example, telecommunication companies monitor the online transaction behaviors by means of Cloud technology. Dealers of chain channels trace production records via Big Data analysis to ensure food safety. Finance companies analyze extensive consumer behaviors to make marketing plans.

Big Data storage has become the basis of all these Cloud applications. In order to respond to the worldwide rapid growth of Cloud and Big Data, Apacer launched SATA 3 large capacity SFD 25H-M SSD. It possesses an ultra-large storage capacity of 1 TB, with sequential read/write speed of 510/420 MB/sec, marking a significant specification enhancement and an advance to virtualization technology of Big Data storage. Enterprises' overall data processing performance will be strengthened.

Plextor Introduces the M6S SATA Solid State Drive

Plextor, a leading developer of digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6S, a highly efficient, high-performance SSD. The Plextor M6S is capable of delivering an impressive maximum random read/write speed of 94,000/80,000 and a 520/440 MB/s sequential read/write speed. This performance comes with power savings of 30% to 50% compared to the M5S. The DEVSLP power mode reduces power consumption to an incredible 2 mW.

"The new M6S gives desktop and notebook users the ultimate system upgrade. Its combination of speed and efficiency makes it an ideal replacement for a hard drive. By installing an M6S rather than a traditional hard drive, Windows 7 boots in a quarter of the time, applications start quickly, and saving and loading become almost instant. Our tests even show that notebook users can gain an extra 30 minutes of battery time by using an M6S," said Product Manager, Yaping Zheng.

OCZ Showcases Vertex 460 Solid State Drive at CES 2014

Keeping itself busy until the Toshiba deal is finalized, OCZ Technology has actually unveiled a new product at CES 2014, the Vertex 460 solid state drive. This updated storage solution comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and features a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a Barefoot 3 M10 controller, and Toshiba-made 19 nm MLC NAND Flash memory chips.

The Vertex 460 is capable of transfer speeds of up to 550 MB/s and is set to ship later this month in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities.

Source: Legit Reviews

Plextor Debuts the M6e PCIe Solid State Drive

Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6e, the first SSD specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of the gaming community. The M6e PCIe SSD uses a new generation of high-bandwidth components to deliver smooth, uninterrupted gameplay and excels the player to get to the next level. It combines the convenience of driver-free ACHI support with the compatibility of selectable legacy BIOS or fast UEFI boot.

The Plextor M6e delivers maximum sequential read/write speeds of 770/625 MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105K/100K IOPS. The PCIe Gen2 x2 interface bypasses the SATAIII bottleneck, includes the latest server-grade multicore Marvell 88SS9183 controller with native PCI 2.0 support, and a pre-graded high performance Toshiba Toggle NAND flash.

OCZ Reaches Agreement With Toshiba to Acquire Solid State Drive Business

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that the Company has signed an asset purchase agreement with Toshiba Corporation, a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, to acquire substantially all of OCZ's assets in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for $35M.

Under this agreement Toshiba will acquire OCZ's client and enterprise solid state drive business. OCZ will continue to operate and serve existing and future customers during this process. Toshiba has agreed to provide the Company with DIP (Debtor-in-Possession) financing to ensure that there is adequate capital and flash supply to support the business during the contemplated sale period. The consummation of the asset purchase agreement is subject to an auction and approval by the bankruptcy court in the Company's bankruptcy case.

CYBERPOWERPC and EVGA Offer Exclusive Hadron Hydro Gaming Rigs

CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, has teamed with EVGA Corporation to offer an exclusive series of mini-ITX based gaming rigs that pack all the hardware enthusiasts crave in a compact liquid-cooled ready chassis. The CYBERPOWERPC Hadron Hydro gaming PC is designed for PC enthusiasts who demand the power and headroom to accommodate the latest gaming hardware with the performance advantage of liquid-cooling for both the CPU and GPU in a compact enclosure. The Hadron Hydro chassis measures 6.6" wide x 13.7" high and 12.1" deep; just 1.7" taller than the Hadron Air.

The series is based on EVGA's Hadron Hydro Mini ITX chassis, which features the same minimalist sleek front panel found in the Hadron Air and is powered by a 500 watt gold rated power supply. The Hadron Hydro line can accommodate a wide range of mini ITX form factor motherboards from Intel's B85 to Z87 express chipsets, 4th generation Intel Core Haswell processors, and full size GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards.

OCZ Technology Reports Results for Its First Quarter of Fiscal 2014

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, reports its first quarter (Q1'14) results which ended on May 31, 2013. "Revenue generated from our enterprise solutions for the first quarter more than doubled compared to the last quarter, and drove the sequential gross margin increase. Overall revenue declined about 20% sequentially, primarily due to the lack of NAND flash supply for our client SSD products," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO of OCZ Technology.

"Over the past year we have restructured the Company, which included the appointment of new leadership, reduced operating expenses, streamlined our product offerings, realigned our engineering talent, and introduced new controller silicon and firmware, new higher-end SSDs for the client market and new storage solutions for the enterprise market," added Schmitt. "Fiscal Q1 is the first quarter in which the company operated with all these particular restructuring and restatement adjustments behind us."

V7 Introduces New V7 Elite 2.5-Inch Solid State Drives

V7, a global provider of premier computer accessories worldwide and a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), today introduced its V7 Elite 2.5-inch Solid State Drives (SSDs), offering exceptional performance and a thin profile to meet the demands for fast, dependable, compact storage for Ultrabooks, laptops, desktop PCs and servers.

V7 Elite 2.5-inch SSDs are ideal for users of desktop and laptop PCs, and administrators of mass storage servers who desire to boost system responsiveness above and beyond current capacities. Offering many compelling advantages over traditional hard disk drives, solid state drives have rapidly grown in popularity in both the consumer and enterprise information technology sectors. V7 Elite 2.5-inch SSDs capitalize on these technology benefits and offer significant features and functionality to support performance gains for any computing application.

Transcend Announces Industrial Temp SSD and Mid-Range 96 GB SSD Solutions

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the addition of the SSD630I 2.5" Industrial Temp SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) and the 96GB SSD630 2.5" SATA SSD as part of its industrial SSD lineup. The new 2.5" industrial SSDs present enterprises with a more extensive product selection to meet the strict performance, stability, and capacity requirements of mission-critical industrial applications.

SSD630I Industrial Grade 2.5" SSD
Transcend's industrial grade SSDs undergo strict qualification to guarantee dependable, long-term performance in a wide temperature range. The SSD630I Industrial Grade 2.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s SSD has been extensively tested to confirm effective operation between -40ºC and 85ºC, making it suitable for computing systems that are often exposed to extreme temperature conditions such as industrial PCs and indoor/outdoor DVR surveillance equipment. Moreover, with speeds reaching 260 MB/s, storage up to 128 GB, excellent shock and vibration resistance, and low power consumption, the SSD630I offers many additional advantages for use in industrial environments.

PNY Announces the Prevail 5K Solid State Drive

PNY Technologies, a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory, imaging and graphics solutions, today introduces the sleek and durable SSD Prevail 5K, the latest in PNY's new line designed for the high-performance, enterprise market. Like its predecessors, PNY's SSD Prevail 5K delivers a solid combination of performance, price and endurance.

The PNY SSD Prevail 5K, is equipped with high performance features such as eMLC NAND memory modules. This drive is designed for use in a professional environment such as CAD/CAM workstations or video editing, RAID server storage or cloud computing.

Avant Technology and IntelliProp Announce Partnership on 1 TB & 2 TB SSDs

Avant Technology has shipped its 1 Terabyte (1 TB) and 2 Terabyte (2 TB) Enterprise class Solid State Drives, effectively doubling the capacity of the largest SSDs available up to this point. These 1 TB and 2 TB drives merge the capacity of an HDD with the performance of an SSD to create the ultimate 2.5" drive. Enabling this capacity increase is the unique SATA bridge technology provided by IntelliProp Inc. in Longmont, CO. Avant and IntelliProp will be showcasing this technology at the 2013 Flash Memory Summit.

"The Avant and IntelliProp teams have worked closely to integrate IntelliProp's device with our drive design expertise to enable a family of high capacity SSD drives with excellent uncompressible data write performance. These drives set the stage for continued advancements in data storage and Avant will be at the leading edge." - Paul Goodwin, Avant Technology Chief Technology Officer.
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