Unveils SSD Controllers ......................................|
25, 2009 - Linkvast
Technologies unveiled a family of
(64bit/64CE) SATA flash SSD
controllers that will ship in June, 2009. |
The controllers support
all mainstream SLC & MLC
flash memory devices. The
external DRAM architecture enhances SSD performance and can reduce
flash wear out.
Package is 279-Balls 15mm x 15mm LBGA.
SMART Extends Product Lives with 128GB Secure u160 SCSI SSDs
- February 24, 2009 - SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. today
announced extensions to its Xceed family of industrial-grade 2.5" and 3.5"
New PATA-based SSDs have been added to the
product lines, and the company also announced Version 2.5 of its EraSure
data security software,
which adds a new security protocol and improves overall SSD declassification
Of particular interest to systems integrators with long life-cycle
products - the SMART 3.5" XceedUltra2 and XceedSecure2 parallel SCSI
SSDs deliver sustained performance of up to 55MB/s read and 50MB/s write. The
drives come with either the 68- or 80-pin SCA
SCSI interface in
capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB
Accordance Launches 1U Compact RAID
Des Moines, IA -
February 24, 2009 - Accordance Systems today announced availability
of its new ARAID M200 RAID 1 Controller.
The 1U high M200 behaves
just like a single high reliability 7,200 RPM SATA
hard disk which
constantly mirrors data onto 2 internal hard drives assuring that your system
is protected in the event a drive should fail. Replacing the failed drive is
easy with the ARAID sliding drive trays and can be done while the system is
running. All BIOS and operating systems view the ARAID 2200 as a simple drive
and treat it accordingly. There is no need for drivers or any other
All ARAID processing is handled on the ARAID device
controller independent of the computer's main processor. Most onboard
RAID and PCI RAID tax
cycles from the motherboard CPU. ARAID creates a RAID 1 array on the fly from
an existing drive, with no danger of losing data. Contrast this with typical
RAID controllers that
require the user to destroy, and then create an array from scratch. Typical
RAID 1 solutions are not considered to be a
backup solution. While
data is replicated, it is not safe from viruses, spyware, etc. An ARAID is
different because you can remove a drive from the unit and replace it with
another drive within seconds.
The removed drive can be treated as a
backup and taken off-site
for secure storage. The ARAID recognizes the new drive and immediately begins
to mirror all data to it. Most ARAID users buy 1 to 7 spare trays and rotate
backups offsite in a similar manner as
tape. ...Accordance profile
Court Rules Against Rambus - Re Ban on Hynix DRAM Sales in USA
Korea - February 24, 2009 - yesterday the US District Court for the Northern
District of California denied Rambus's request for an injunction barring
Hynix from selling its DRAM products in the United States.
order also finalizes a prior ruling awarding damages to Rambus and imposes
royalties of 1% on SDR SDRAM and 4.25% on DDR SDRAM and later generations of
DRAMs sold in the US before the final judgment. Hynix and Rambus were ordered to
negotiate over royalty rates for sales after the date of final judgment. Hynix
expects that a final judgment reflecting this order will be entered soon.
Hynix is gratified that the court rejected Rambus's request for an
injunction, but is disappointed by the district court's damages ruling and will
file an appeal when the final judgment is entered. Hynix believes that Rambus's
patents, as has been recently confirmed by certain rulings of the US Patent &
Trademark Office, are invalid. In addition, Hynix maintains that Rambus's
conduct in destroying evidence relevant to the litigation between Hynix and
Rambus, and Rambus and the rest of the
DRAM industry, bars Rambus
from enforcing its patents.
The United States District Courts for
Delaware and Virginia have already ruled that Rambus is guilty of destroying
evidence; the decision of the California court conflicts with these other court
decisions. While Hynix's appeal is pending Hynix is not required to pay the
judgment; if, as it expects, Hynix prevails on the appeal, the judgment will be
reversed. The appeal will take 1 to 2 years under the normal U.S legal
procedure. Hynix's US sales of DRAMs will continue uninterrupted. While the
appeal is pending Hynix anticipates that the direct damage under the district
court's ruling will not be substantial and will be greatly dependent on the
results of the appeal.
Hitachi GST Buys Desktop SSD Company
JOSE, Calif. - February 23, 2009 - Hitachi GST today announced that
it has agreed to acquire Fabrik, Inc. whose leading storage brands
include G-Technology and SimpleTech.
details of the transaction, expected to complete in Q2, were not disclosed.
Fabrik's business will remain intact and form the core of Hitachi GST's
newly-formed external storage business.
The combined company will also
leverage operational, technical and product development resources, distribution
channels and global reach to accelerate delivery of a full portfolio of
traditional hard drives,
solid state drives and
branded storage products. ...Hitachi GST profile