|New Update of
Quarterly SSD Report by Web-Feet Research|
Editor:- November 30,
2009 - Web-Feet
Research today published a quarterly update to its annual report ($9,000
annually) on SSD Markets and Applications, (MS300SSD3-29).
update encompasses performance acceleration options in enterprise systems that
PCIe attached, Flash
plus DRAM, rack mount
flash systems and SSDs.
This report (available as a single report or
part of the quarterly series subscription) explores where in the enterprise
architecture these systems and devices can be deployed and the attributes and
limitations of each. SSDs in client applications are examined in detail in 7
categories: Desktop, Nettop, Traditional Notebook, Ultra Low Power Notebook,
Netbook, Smartbook, and Mobile Internet Device with forecasts and SSD adoption
rates for each of these platforms.
Also examined are SSD and HDD
storage options for these platforms, with
HDD pricing by capacity
and forecasts by quarter to 4Q 2010 and by year to 2015. In addition, Web-Feet
Research compiles aggregate SSD shipments and revenue by form factor and
application markets covering 1Q 2009 to 3Q 2009. SSD supplier profiles are
provided for vendors supplying products to the market place. See also:-
SSD market analysts.
RunCore's New SSD Speeds Smaller Netbooks
November 30, 2009 -
announced availability of the Runcore Pro IV Light mini-SATA 50mm PCI-e SSD
- a regular flash
SSD design and small form factor - which is designed to accelerate
Capacity options include:- 16GB (32MB cache), 32GB and 64GB (64MB
cache) with smaller capacity drives for oems available on request. Sustained
R/W speeds are 125MB/s and 80MB/s. Random R/W speeds (4K blocks) are 18MB/s
read and 5 MB/s respectively. RunCore says it's compatible with all major
OSes and installs easily via its
USB slave port.
comments:- Mobile computing blogger
JKKmobile.com has created many
videos about upgrading notebook PCs with SSDs -
an example featuring an earlier model from RunCore.
OCZ will show Symwave based USB 3.0 SSD at CES
November 24, 2009 -
its USB 3.0 controller
has been designed into a new
flash SSD by
OCZ - which will be
shown at CES in January 2010.
comments:- Symwave's controller design includes a fully integrated USB 3.0 to
device (SoC with software) - making it easier to adapt existing designs for
SATA SSDs. It's very
fast. In September 2009 - Symwave demonstrated
R/W throughput for its new USB 3.0 controller.
Lots of companies
have already announced USB 3.0 devices -
although most won't ship till the new year. But what do you do if want high
speed from your USB 2.0 PC?
Some companies, such as
are marketing USB 3.0 adapters. But another solution - for those who want to get
more performance out of legacy USB 2.0
flash memory sticks is
to look at USB SuperCharger Software
from EasyCo which can
apparently speed up writes by 2x to about 5x.
Repositioning the PATA SSD Market
23, 2009 -
published a new directory of companies making
PATA SSDs have been upstaged performance-wise by their younger
serial siblings -
this is a market with a great future. StorageSearch.com has in fact covered the
PATA SSD market for over 9 years (since before PATA was called "PATA")
and a list of PATA compatible SSD manufacturers has been included in the
SSD Buyers Guide
for many years too. But it was hard to find - buried among all the other
info. ...read the
|SSD Data Recovery
|It's hard enough understanding the design
of any single SSD. And there are so
many different designs
in the market. |
Have you ever wondered what it looks like at the
other end of the SSD supply chain - when a user has a damaged SSD which
contains priceless data with no usable backup?