SSD news - 2008, May
Plans to Support Flash SSD RAID|
Editor:- May 21, 2008 - in an
exclusive interview with STORAGEsearch.com
this week -
AMCC Storage 3ware's
Director of Marketing Scott Cleland confirmed the company is planning
to support the special needs of the new flash SSD Array Market.
3ware team is currently in discussions with the largest providers of SSD
Accelerated Pools of storage
SSD in Space - from Mtron|
Editor:- May 20, 2008 - Mtron announced today
that a terabyte of their SSD storage will be used in a NASA funded project
(flying over the South Pole) to research high-energy cosmic rays.
Neutrino events are rare and hard to detect on Earth. But the
Antarctic ice sheet provides a large nature-made detector with a million square
kilometer "lens" (when viewed from the balloon's 35km mission
is a radio telescope attached to NASA's stratospheric balloon to detect
Cherenkov pulses created when neutrinos from space hit the ice sheet which
is "remarkably transparent to radio waves."
month long experiment will start in December and will include 8x
3.5" SATA SSDs
from Mtron making up the data logging storage.
comments:- balloons are a rugged environment for data storage, because
apart from the expected extremes of altitude and temperature - the way these
flights finish is often with a crash. So the ability to survive impact shocks
is also importanct. |
Previously mentioned SSD balloon flights on
these pages include:-
- an SSD from Memtech
plunged 127,000 feet as part of a NASA weather balloon that crashed onto a
Virginia highway, where it was promptly run over by a truck. Despite being "totally
bent out of shape" the data was still accessible.
STEC in 2005 - Memtech
made the most
SSDs in the Solar System. One of their drives was onboard the
2004 Mars Rover.|
Founder is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Finalist|
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -
May 20, 2008 - SiliconSystems, Inc. today announced that its founder and
CEO, Michael Hajeck, has been selected as a regional finalist for the
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Young recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global
basis that are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.
This is the 2nd consecutive year in which Hajeck has been named a finalist.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony on June 11th at the
Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif.
profile, Storage People
SanDisk Announces Phone Storage Upgrades
California - May 20, 2008 - SanDisk Corp today announced a range of
mobile phone storage cards - which will be available next month as consumer
SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD 2GB has a MSRP of $34.99. A 4GB card
costs about $59.99 and an 8GB card has an MSRP of $119.99.
phone usage for multimedia activities, such as digital photography, music
downloads, videos, and GPS functionality has doubled over the last two years,
and spending on mobile media globally is expected to surpass $100 billion by
2012," said David Kerr, VP mobile research,
Strategy Analytics. "This
product launch further proves SanDisk's ability to anticipate changing user
needs and provide the market with the right mobile storage solutions at the
comments:- if (like SanDisk) you've been designing the flash storage which
goes inside the phone - since the concept began - then supplying the consumer
phone upgrade market is a simpler tune to whistle.
The full text of
SanDisk's press release prattles on about how many tunes you can store in how
many gigabytes - and how long a journey that makes before you start repeating
them. You can click on it - if you're really that interested. If you like a
particular track and play it over and over again - the phone's flash storage
capacity takes you even farther. Unless, like me, you forget to charge it up,
or forget to take it with you.
Solid Data Systems Announces SSD VARs
SANTA CLARA, CA- May
20, 2008 - Solid Data Systems, Inc. today announced a new partnership
with German reseller STORNET Technologies GmbH.
leaders such as Daimler and Deutsche Telekom have already benefited from
STORNET's knowledge and expertise in the storage market," said Wade Tuma,
CEO of Solid Data. "With STORNET's core competencies in server
consolidation, 'Green' IT and storage optimization, Solid Data is confident that
our solid state storage products are well-represented in Germany and Europe
through our new partnership."
...Solid Data Systems
profile, ...STORNET Technologies
comments:- this follows another earlier
Solid Data VAR
signup announcement with Albany, NY based
Atec Group. Until a few years ago there
were very few RAM SSD
VARs - but this is changing as the products have lowered in price and become
more common. For example Solid Data has over 3,700 systems installed worldwide.
Is the SSD Market Recession-Proof?
Editor:- May 19,
2008 - STORAGEsearch.com published a new article today called - "Is
the SSD Market Recession-Proof?"
It identifies which types
of SSD products will be the most likely winners and losers if there is a
recession and IT spending slowdown. ...read the article
Mtron Announces Faster SATA SSDs
South Korea - May 15, 2008 - Mtron Co., Ltd has developed new faster
models of its PRO 7500 series 2.5" and 3.5" SATA flash SSDs.
will provide a maximum read speed of 130MB/s and write speed of 120MB/s,
becoming one of the fastest
2.5" SATA SSDs in the market. Capacity options range from 32GB to 128GB.
Mtron is exhibiting the new PRO 7500 series this week at the
Data Storage Expo in Tokyo.