SSD news - June
2009, week 2
Launches ExpressCard SSD|
Editor:- June 12, 2009 - PhotoFast launched
for the Japanese market, the G-Monster Express card 54 has R/W speeds upto
180MB/s and 100MB/s respectively.
DTS Promises Fastest 2.5" SATA SSD
June 12, 2009 - DTS
today confirmed it has won a
of show award at Interop
Tokyo 2009 for its Platinum SSD.
DTS's original Platinum drive was a
hybrid - which
included a RAM SSD accelerated
hard drive. The
internal SSD controller
virtualized the interface to make it appear as an OS agnostic
recent versions of this drive embed a
flash SSD (instead
of HDD). The best way to think about this product is as a scaled down single
disk version of an SSD
accelerated RAID. It can significantly increase random IOPS for some types
of application - at a cost which nothing else comes close to (using SLC
flash technology). It's scalable too. Some DTS customers use these drives in
This is the kind of product which requires extensive
benchmarking in the production environment in which it's going to be used. If
it's a good fit - then great. But actual speedup and competitiveness depends on
a variety of factors which are too difficult for most users to model. DTS says
it will ship a 2.5"
SSD which delivers about 40,000 IOPS later this month.
New Storage Interface Standards
Editor:- June 11,
2009 - this month there have been 2 developments on the
storage standards front.
Version 2.0 of ExpressCard
- will be 10x faster than the previous version. This will mainly benefit
FCoE is now a
draft standard. To learn more
(unreadable) T11 document (pdf). If, like me, you ever wondered what the
difference was between this and the much older FCIP - this
InfoWorld article explains.
SandForce Publishes Superficial SSD Article in CTR
June 11, 2009 - SandForce's
VP marketing, Thad Omura published an article in Computer Technology Review called -
MLC Flash Practical for Enterprise SSDs.
It's very superficial
(from the technical point of view) and says much less than the company already
said to our readers when they exited stealth mode.
Addonics Enters Disk Duplicator Market
10, 2009 - Addonics
today announced a family of
disk duplicators for 2.5" and 3.5 SATA or PATA drives..
start from $249.
Editor's comments:- Addonics's
disk duplicator is the 2nd Zebra in my menagerie directory -
in the Storage Market.
disk duplicator market
is not, frankly a great market to be in, at a time when
hard disk market
revenue is declining by double digit percentages year on year. Addonics says
you can use these duplicators for
SSDs too. But that won't
boost demand because most oems are just going to redeploy the under utilized
equipment they've already got - rather than buy new stuff.
the Most Popular Storage Products
Editor:- June 8,
2009 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new article -
the Most Popular
Products on StorageSearch.com (2007 to 2009)
What can we learn
about changes in the
storage market and the
changing interests of readers by looking at how the most popular storage
products viewed by our readers have changed in recent years?
couldn't remember what these products were. And I didn't know the answer. So I
delved into the log files. That revealed some trends which seem obvious now -
but which I hadn't consciously noticed before. ...read the article
QLogic Ships 40Gbps InfiniBand Switches
June 8, 2009 - QLogic
today announced general availability of its
Series 40Gb/sec QDR InfiniBand switches.
"With 864 ports and
bandwidth of 51 terabits per second, the QLogic 12000 series is the highest
capacity general purpose QDR InfiniBand switch on the market today," said
David Vellante, co-founder of Wikibon.org. "The
huge bandwidth of this solution brings HPC customers better scale-out
performance, lower latencies, simpler management and reduced costs."
also:- SAN switches,
Today at SATA-IO Interoperability Workshop
June 8, 2009 - ULINK
Technology announced today that the company's newly released software,
Drive Master 2010 Pro
SATA supports SATA-IO's
Revision 3.0 tests in the
Workshop being held this week in Milpitas, CA.
The Drive Master
2101 Pro SATA is the ULINK's newly released flagship product to support
features, such as 6Gbps interface speed. It also includes new features for
Trusted Computing Group's
Disk Encryption testing.
Storage Testers &