|STEC's New SSD
Aims at Ultra Mobile PC Market|
ANA, Calif - May 14, 2008 - STEC, Inc. today announced a new SSD
in the PCIe mini card form factor.
The UM-SSD, aimed at the low
cost, ultra mobile PC market, is an MLC flash SSD with a
PATA interface, 32GB
capacity and 55MBps / 25MBps R/W speeds.
"STEC is traditionally viewed as an Enterprise SSD company, and
we remain fully committed to that Enterprise market," said Patrick
Wilkison, VP of marketing. "Our new product offerings allow us to offer
solid state storage to a new category of non-Enterprise applications, thus
expanding our reach and enabling new applications." ...STEC profile,
Pillar Beats NAS Bastions for Credit Card Storage
Jose, Calif - May 13, 2008 - finance company Preferred Credit has
selected Pillar Data Systems' Axiom 300 storage for its production
environment in preference to competing solutions from Network Appliance
Pillar says this was based on ease of use,
flexibility, lower TCO, and the Axiom's ability to prioritize LUNs - a feature
Data Systems profile,
Toshiba Announces Bigger Car Drive
Calif - May 13, 2008 - Toshiba Storage Device Division today said it
will sample a (higher capacity) 60GB 2.5" 4,200 RPM automotive hard
drive later this year - with an improved altitude spec of 5,500 meters and
operating temperature range of -30° to +85° C.
"Automotive electronics designers are seeking robust storage
solutions to address the next generation of infotainment in the digital car,"
said Scott Wright, product manager, Toshiba SDD. "The new 60GB model comes
in response to our customers' storage requirements and provides greater
flexibility for OEM and aftermarket designers to integrate high-capacity
solutions for sophisticated in-car infotainment systems." ...Toshiba profile,
automotive SSDs and HDDs
Brocade Announces 8Gbps FC Switches & HBAs
JOSE, Calif. - May 13, 2008 - Brocade today announced a series of 8Gbps
fibre channel switches and HBAs.
The new switches provide
from 8 to 80 ports and offer power savings of approximately 40% compared to
previous models. ...Brocade
Adaptec Unveils Entry Level RAID Controllers
Calif. - May 13, 2008 - Adaptec Inc. today unveiled a new family of
entry-level RAID controllers shipping this month.
compatibility with more than 300 SATA/SAS devices, including midplanes, disk
drives, and tape drives and are also "plug and play" compatible with
Linux drivers 2.4.2 or later. Pricing for a 4 port adapter is about $250.
Ridata 32GB 233x Lightning CompactFlash Costs Under $200
Bar, Calif. - May 12, 2008 - Advanced Media, Inc. has introduced a 32GB
model to its 233x Lightning Series of CompactFlash cards.
233x speed reading (approximately 35MB/s) and 80x speed writing (about 12MB/s)
are achieved by dual-channel data throughput. It's designed for use with
hand-held devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, PDAs, or applications
that require high-environmental tolerance. ...Advanced Media
profile, Flash Memory
Chips & Cards
High Speed Data Recorder Uses 3.5" Drives
- May 12, 2008 - Conduant Corp announced today the introduction of its
Big River LTX2-35 data recorder.
The new recorder is ruggedized
for portable applications and accommodates upto 16 3.5"
hard drives or
SSDs in a 2U high
chassis. It can provide more than 500MB/s recording and playback performance
Base pricing starts at around $34,000 for a 4 TB system.
notes:- for the SSD option Conduant recommends