Enters SSD Controller Market|
|Editor:- May 14,
2009 - Skymedi
a SATA SSD controller
aimed at the notebook
It supports R/W speeds up to 180MB/s and 150MB/s
respectively and upto 512GB capacity. That brings the number of companies listed
on our merchant market
SSD controller and IP page
up to 17. This growing SSD ecostructure makes it easier for new oems to
enter the SSD market.
Toshiba Takes the High Ground in Notebook SSD Wars
May 14, 2009 -
today it is offering
as an option in notebooks for the Japanese market.
Toshiba-developed 512GB SSD employs a 2-bit-per-cell
MLC flash memory -
which gives 4x the capacity of SLC flash used in industrial and
enterprise SSDs for the same silicon wafer footprint.
One of the
failures of the SSD
market in 2008 was the low performance of SSDs integrated in notebooks.
Toshiba's new notebook seems to address that market failure . The company says
its new SSD controller
boosts data throughput figures of 230MB/s reads and 180MB/s writes.
Seagate Sustains Mañana SSD Newsfeeds
May 14, 2009 - in an article published today on
continues its epic multi-year SSD
In this interview we learn that Seagate's first SSD will
most likely aim at the enterprise market, fit in
2.5" form factor
and will use its own IP for the interface. ...read
Editor's comments:- There are many
flash SSD controller
technologies in the market - but if Seagate chooses to source this externally -
my guess is it will be keen to check out the provenance of the IP and the audit
trail for the technology to avoid being hit with lawsuits from other
hard disk makers who
already have their own SSD products. See also:-
3 Easy Ways to Enter
the SSD Market
New SSD Bookmarks - from Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
May 13, 2009 - Dolphin's
Miller shares his
with readers of
addition to the interesting articles and blogs suggested today, Tim has answered
for me the question of what to call externally connected PCIe SSDs. You may be
ahead of me here already - "e-PCIe" is to PCIe what eSATA is to
SATA. But it was new
to me. I've enjoyed reading the articles this morning. I'm sure you will
too. ...read the
Data Analyzers Invests in New Data Recovery Facility
Orlando, FL - May 12, 2009 - Data
Analyzers is moving into a newly acquired class 100 clean room.
clean room environment at Data Analyzers is used to disassemble malfunctioning
hard drives for
"Despite the economically difficult times, we have
invested in a more efficient clean room environment and are reforming our
business development strategies" said Andrew von Ramin Mapp, founder of
What are the Prospects for SAS SSDs?
12, 2009 - StorageSearch.com
new article today
which asks - how popular is SAS compared to other interfaces when it comes to
reader searches for SSDs? ...read the article
TDK Unveils 2.5" Industrial SSDs
12, 2009 - TDK
launched a range of 2.5"
industrial temperature SATA SSDs (SLC and MLC) with upto 64GB capacity and
R/W speeds of 95MB/s and 55MB/s respectively.
Other features include
15-bit/sector ECC, 128-bit AES
SMART. The new SSDs include internal UPS and an auto-recovery function that
automatically recovers data when read disturbance errors occur. The company also
launched a range of
Patriot Memory Offers Consumers Faster 2.5" SSDs
May 11, 2009 - Patriot
Memory launched its
line of SATA
flash SSDs with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
The new models
include 64MB of DRAM cache and deliver upto up to 260MB/s read, 180MB/s
write speeds. OS support includes:- WindowsXP, Vista, Linux, and Mac OS X.
"With SSD technologies becoming more 'mainstream' in the consumer
market, Patriot's goal is to give their customers discretion across their
purchasing preferences," said Meng J. Choo, Patriot's Flash Product
Manager. "In these tough economic times, consumers are looking for options;
our goal is to give them that opportunity to add new technology, and have no
reservations about their decisions."
Microsoft and Double-Take Collaborate to Avert Data Loss in
Editor:- May 11, 2009 - Double-Take Software and
on a disaster recovery solution for virtual workloads.
economic times are prompting IT organizations to reduce costs through smart
virtualization solutions," said Dai Vu at Microsoft Corp. "The remote
site recovery solution from Double-Take Software and Microsoft is a smart
virtualization solution because it eliminates
SAN complexity and cost
making it easier to deliver
and disaster recovery for virtualized environments."
STEC Reports 25% Revenue Growth
Editor:- May 11,
2009 - STEC said
today it expects sales of its ZeusIOPS SSDs in the 1st half of 2009 to reach
Overall revenue for the company in Q1 2009 grew 25%
year on year to $63.5 million.
New Home Page for the SSD Bookmarks
8, 2009 - I've created a new home page for the
series and made some overdue formating changes.
|"In the not too
distant future - ALL nand flash SSDs will have to use adaptive R/W and DSP
ECC IP technologies in their controller schemes in order to be able to use newer
generations of denser flash memory. The small number of companies who have these
technologies right now - derive enormous competitive advantages already."|
|adaptive R/W &
DSP ECC for SSDs|