Launches SSDs Designed for Mac Market |
Editor:- October 6, 2009 -
launched its EC188
Jaguar Series flash SSDs optimized for the Mac market.
factors include 1.8",
types include SATA, micro SATA, SATA LIF, IDE and IDE ZIF/LIF. Capacties range
from 64GB to 1TB and R/W speeds are upto 260/230MB/s.
well known today to be the key element for boosting computing speed for all
computing machines and extending battery life in laptop computers," said
Jason Hoover, Foremay VP of Marketing. "In the first half this year, we
received numerous inquiries from the field asking for Mac SSD and MacBook SSD
for various models of Mac machines, from PoweMac to MacBook Air and the latest
MacBook Pro Unibody. We hope that the EC188 Jaguar flash hard drive series,
which are designed and optimized for the Macintosh OS and machines, can meet the
needs of these Apple SSD users with hassle-free operation."
customers complained that the SSDs they bought from the after market did not
comply with the Macintosh OS," added Jason. "That is one of the
reasons that they turned to Foremay. Since the majority of
flash disk drive
vendors designed products around the Windows based OS, it is not surprising
if one finds that an SSD bought from the after market is not compatible with
one's Mac computer. At Foremay, we have invested significantly to develop and
offer the EC188 Jaguar Series to be compatible with Mac computers and provide
USB 3.0 SSDs Coming Soon
Editor:- October 5, 2009 -
Products today announced imminent shipments of its
312 line of bus powered fast
USB 3.0 external
SSDs with R/W speeds upto
240MB/s and 160MB/s respectively.
Measuring less than 3" long and
only 0.2" thin, the A312 is smaller than a credit card and is designed to
fit in a pocket. Capacity options include:- 16GB ($89), 32GB ($119) and 64GB
Jerry Thomson, VP of sales at Active Media Products commented, "Aviator
312 SSDs are a ground-breaking product with performance that is 8 to 10x faster
than today's fastest USB 2.0 flash drives."
Avere Launches Hybrid NAS SSD Rackmounts
October 5, 2009 - Avere
Systems unveiled its
FXT Series of
clusterable 2U rackmount
module contains upto 8x 3.5"
hard drives, 64GB
DRAM and 1GB of
nv RAM. The embedded
provides storage acceleration by dynamically tiering between the internal
rotating and solid state storage. List pricing starts at $52,500.
"The FXT Series is a milestone in the evolution of storage
products with its dynamic use of storage media to maximize speed while
minimizing cost," said Ron Bianchini, co-founder and CEO of Avere Systems. "The
end-result is a product line that can deliver tremendous business value to
customers by providing high performance and high efficiency to the storage
Editor's comments:- Avere is the
3rd company in recent weeks to announce an automatic solution for the age old
problem of accelerating
legacy hard disk array applications with solid state storage. There are
some interesting differences in approach and target markets for these
product is aimed at NAS
systems. It's a complete end user solution which includes the hard disks
which are to be accelerated. Avere says the new product can be configured with
upto 1.6TB of DRAM per cluster.
Dataram's product is
aimed at SAN systems.
It's an end user upgrade solution which fits between the customer's
FC switch and
pre-existing SAN rotating storage arrays. In some cases where users have already
over provisioned hard disks - the
may also, as a side effect, increase the usable storage capacity as well as
speed up the apps.
product is aimed at DAS
SSD Cache Performance Kit an integrator / oem solution which simplifies
the task of building a hybrid storage pool.
Key questions for customers
are going to be:- Does it work? How does the price / performance compare to
vanilla SSDs and human tuning? And how
reliable are the
new products going to be? Understanding the
failure modes in
large SSD arrays is not something that traditional storage designers know
very much about.
New Edition - Top 10 SSD OEMs in Q3 2009
October 2, 2009 - StorageSearch.com
published the new (10th quarterly edition) of the
top 10 SSD oems
ranked by storage search volume.
It's a popular barometer of the
SSD market and includes - as usual - a commentary for each of the companies
listed. The results are widely anticipated by vendors themselves - as it gives a
comparative measure of how much attention they are getting in the minds of the
most influential segment in the SSD market - which is You - the readers
It's getting harder for companies entering the
top 10 list (and even harder staying in). One reason is there are 3x as
many manufacturers of SSDs as there were just 2 years ago. And that will
accelerate in the coming year - because it's
easier now to
enter the market.
Rambus Fellow Named Inventor of the Year
October 1, 2009 - Rambus
that Craig Hampel, a Rambus Fellow, has been named Inventor of the
Year by the Silicon Valley Intellectual
Property Law Association.
During his distinguished career, Mr.
Hampel has received 134 U.S. patents. These inventions and associated memory
solutions have played a fundamental role in advancements in 3D realism across a
number of gaming platforms, including the
PlayStation 2 and
3 game consoles.
"I am proud to work alongside some of the best minds in the
industry at Rambus," said Craig Hampel, Fellow at Rambus. "Together,
we have designed 3 generations of
memory architectures that
increased bandwidth nearly 100x and helped enable the rapid rise in
performance of computing and consumer products." See also:-
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finding things here on StorageSearch.com can be quite hard, so I hope you'll
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|5 Years Ago - October 2004
BiTMICRO Ships First 3.5"
Ultra320 SCSI flash SSDs
|October 26, 2004 - BiTMICRO announced
its recent shipment of the E-Disk 3S320D - the world's first Ultra320 SCSI flash
solid state disk. |
The E-Disk 3S320D conforms to the ANSI SCSI-3
SPI-4 standards and is ideal for embedded and applied computing applications
that require high reliability, performance, data security, and ruggedness, such
as telecom infrastructure network elements, pipeline monitoring, digital
mapping, financial on-line transactions, and homeland defense security.
E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI is OS independent and features up to 42sec access time and
a maximum IOPS of 12,500. Sustained R/W rate is 68MB/sec (max) and burst R/W
rate is 320MB/sec (max). This pure solid state/non-volatile drive can handle
operating shock of up to 1500 Gs and extreme temperatures from -40 to +85C. MTBF
is 2 million hours.
Available in a
3.5-inch form factor,
maximum capacity for the E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI is 155GB. The drive has a half
pitch DB68 connector compliant with SCSI ANSI standards, does not require any
device driver, and is completely bootable. The E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI product line
is fully compatible with major platforms such as Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS
and LynxOS, AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, NetBSD, OS/2, QNX, VxWorks, SCO Unixware
and Open Server, Solaris x86, and Tru64.
u320 was the end of the roadmap for the long running
interface - which had been a formal standard since 1986 - and was based on
a concept going back to the 1960s.
military SSD market
SCSI was effectively replaced by
SATA. When small form
factor Serial SCSI SSDs
started appearing in 2007 - they were aimed at the enterprise server market
rather than the military market.
Founded in 1995, BiTMICRO was an early
pioneer in the flash SSD market and is still active in the military SSD market
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