|Symantec Adds SSDs to
Storage Migration Classes|
Editor:- December 7, 2009 - Symantec announced an
upgrade to its Storage Foundation management software which enables it to
discover SSDs from leading vendors and optimize data placement on SSD
Editor's comments:- this is a tool within the context of a
complex and expensive
migration service - rather than an auto-tuning SSD acceleration tool. You'll
still need the SSD Hot Spot Engineer to tell you where to migrate those files
to. As we head into 2010 - Year of the SSD Market Bubble - you're going to see
the word "SSD"
appearing in a lot of press releases from
software vendors as a
way of making their products sound sexier.
Recalibrating Consumer Assumptions about SSD Data Recovery
December 7, 2009 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new update on the theme of -
Data Recovery for
research consistently shows that most small businesses and consumers don't
do adequate backups.
Such users unwittingly offer themselves as prospective future customers for
data recovery. This is another area in which the user experience of
hard drives is unlike
that for SSDs. The SSD you
buy today determines whether a future data recovery is economically or
technically viable. ...read the article
Digital Video Cameras get 250GB Adapter
December 2, 2009 - Maxell
announced imminent availability of a new digital video camera adapter ( $1,500)
- the iVDR VC102 designed to operate with its
250GB iVDR EX rugged drive ($289).
off a rechargeable, internal battery, it will operate for up to 90 minutes of
"Our first-generation iVDR was successful with
the Panasonic P2 cameras," said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager
for Maxell. "Our new iVDR VC102 utilizes technology from CitiDISK (Shining Technology)
for its intelligent acquisition, allowing for vastly expanded support of
professional video cameras. The iVDR VC102 allows any camera that utilizes the
DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO100, DVCPRO HD or HDV formats to record
simultaneously to an iVDR drive. Footage can later be off-loaded directly into
an assortment of editing programs, such as Final Cut Pro, Edius or Adobe
Micron Samples SATA 3.0 SSDs
Editor:- December 2,
2009 - Micron
announced it is sampling
SATA MLC SSDs in 1.8"
and 2.5" form
Micron's C300 SSD can achieve a read throughput speed of up
to 355MB/s and a write throughput up to 215MB/s.
comments:- Long anticipated in StorageSearch.com's
flash SSD Roadmap -
it was inevitable that we would be seeing 6Gbps
SATA SSDs soon,
because several companies have already sampled 6Gbps
SAS SSDs which use the
same physical interface. It was simply a question of when vendors would judge
the market conditions right. (Or pre-announce them first.)
85% Growth Not Enough for 2.5" SSDs
December 2, 2009 -
2.5" SSD pageviews
increased 85% in November compared to the year ago period.
that wasn't enough for this subject to regain the #1 slot for "most viewed
SSD form factor" by our readers.
The #1 subject was again -
PCIe SSDs - which was
3.6x the level of the year ago period. Proof - if it were needed - that
once SSD buyers have bought into the idea of application acceleration - they are
prepared to cast aside ties to historic interfaces and form factors and look at
the best value for money when considering new projects.
And that leads
us to a simple rule of thumb for deciding which are the best types of SSDs to
look at first.
it comes to rackmount
SSDs - the market
- pre-existing application box (server or notebook) - traditional SSD form