16 Port SAS RAID PCIe HBA|
Amherst, NY - July
14, 2008 - ATTO Technology, Inc. today introduced the ExpressSAS R30F.
The R30F provides 16 internal ports of
SAS/SATA II connectivity in
a half-height PCIe form factor.
Ed Tierney, director of marketing at
ATTO Technology said "By providing blazing-fast throughput, ATTO
ExpressSAS products are the ideal solution for transactional database
applications, e-mail servers and large server farms, in addition to demanding
video environments." ...ATTO
Sun Launches Terabyte Tape Drive
CLARA, CA - July 14, 2008 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced
imminent availability of its first terabyte tape drive.
tape drive offers 1TB of native storage capacity on a single cartridge with
120MB/sec throughput. It uses the same physical tape drive for FICON and
Fibre Channel, allowing
users to switch media between SAN
and mainframe environments. The new drive supports WORM capability and
encryption. Pricing starts at $37,000.
Article Rounds Up State of the Market Opinions re SSDs
July 11, 2008 - in an article published today on Webwereld.com, editor
Mary Brandel, asks and answers the question - when will the SSD market
It includes inputs from various SSD market analysts
- including yours truly here at the mouse site. ...read
ULINK Announces PATA / SATA Flash SSD Test Suite
Santa Clara, CA - July 10,
2008 - ULINK Technology, Inc. has developed an SSD quality and
compliance test suite for SSD oems and integrators.
software is used as a quality verification testing tool by major
developers worldwide. ULINK has a series of SSD specific tests including:- SSD
wear leveling test and SSD garbage collection test.
DM 2008 software
also provides scripts for PATA / SATA protocol, performance, regression and
reliability tests, and it enables SSD chipset or product vendors to perform
benchmark simulation tests, power management tests, power interrupt and
integrity tests, power cycling testing and device ready timing measurement.
Storage Testers ,
Can you trust your
flash SSD's specs?
Seagate Plans to Ship 1.5TB HDDs Next Month
VALLEY, Calif - July 10, 2008 - Seagate said it plans to ship
1.5TB 3.5" SATA hard drives in August.
|The world's highest capacity
disk drive - the Barracuda 7200.11 - spins at 7,200 RPM and has 4 platters. It
has a sustained data rate of up to 120MB/S. ...Seagate profile,
Hard disk drives
Editor's comments:- with 4 platters - there's
a lot more mechanical stuff to go wrong than with single platter drives.
this is aimed at the desktop PC market where low cost is more important than
Names New VP Marketing|
ALISO VIEJO, Calif -
July 10, 2008 - SiliconSystems, Inc. today announced that Robert
Fan has joined the company as VP of marketing.
Fan brings to
SiliconSystems more than 22 years of technology industry experience in
marketing, sales and product development. In his new role, Fan will lead
SiliconSystems' global marketing and business development efforts to further
accelerate the company's growth.
Prior to joining SiliconSystems, Fan was VP of corporate marketing
and business development of Entorian
Technologies. Fan has also held senior management positions at
Intel where he focused on
the mobile computing and storage markets. Fan holds a Master of Science degree
in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences) from Santa Clara University.
profile, Storage People
Can You Trust Your Flash SSD's Specs?
Editor:- July 9, 2008 -
STORAGEsearch.com today published a new article which asks - Can you
trust your flash SSD specs?
flash SSD market
opens up tremendous opportunities for systems integrators to leverage solid
state disk technology. But due to the diversity of products in the market and
lack of industry standards - it's got tremendous risks as well. The product
which you carefully qualified may not be identical to the one that's going into
your production line for a variety of reasons... ...read the article
ProStor InfiniVault now Available to Government Entities on SEWP
BOULDER, Colo. -
July 8, 2008 - ProStor Systems today announced that its InfiniVault
family is now available on the NASA SEWP/GWAC contract through its partner, Alvarez
Alvarez & Associates is 1
of only 6 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small businesses who have been selected
by NASA in the SEWP (Scientific Engineering Workstation Procurement) program.
Disk to disk backup,
Military & Rugged
July 14, 2008 - the technical team at Solid Data Systems have recently
started a blog called - SSD Gurus.|
It's focused on "Why,
When, How and Where" to use
RAM based SSDs.
can't see any topics there that haven't already been discussed in
own pages. But the new SSD blog is worth a
Data Systems has a 14 year track record in the enterprise SSD
market - so they can hardly be accused of jumping on the SSD bandwagon. But
you're going to see a lot of new companies and websites calling themselves by
cleverly designed original names such as "SSD-something-or-other.com"
examples from my "gone
away & renamed" storage companies list show examples of this naming
fashion from the past. I chose examples from the
SAN market to illustrate
the point - but there are plenty of others I could have picked too.
the SAN category we no longer have aboutSANs.com,
of the few prevailing "xxx-SAN-xxx.com" companies:- include
Nexsan Technologies and
SanDisk. SanDisk of
course, has nothing to do with SANs. It was originally called SunDisk - but
quickly changed its name to something which looked similar - presumably to avoid
confusion with Sun Microsystems.
I doubt that SanDisk will now rename itself to SSDDisk.
But this brief
tour through storage
history shows that companies which choose fashionable technology inspired
names are less likely to last the distance than those which don't.
Nomenclature, and the Naming of Names is a complicated business.