|ECC Tek seeks high
Editor:- April 14, 2010 - Phil White,
President of ECC
Technologies said today he's looking for a suitable company to possibly
acquire ECC Tek
(and its patent portfolio).
The company has IP which can increase the
in mission critical SSDs.
and DSP in flash SSD IP
PLX samples eSATA bridge encrypt SoC for consumer HDDs
April 13, 2010 -
PLX Technology is
OXUFS944SE - a low cost ($7 in volume) 0.4W
controller chip which
bridges between an eSATA,
USB 2.0 interface and a
can also deliver on-the-fly eSATA
decryption of data at upto 80MB/s write speeds.
David Raun, VP of marketing at PLX said the company has shipped more
than 30 million external storage controllers to leading global brands since
NextIO launches "Fusion-io in a box"
April 13, 2010 -
availability of its
- a 3U
PCIe connected SSD
with upto 7TB modular capacity and 1.7 million
When I spoke to NextIO's Product Marketing Director, Mike
Lance, last month he mentioned that
Fusion-io was one of
their partners so I've been expecting this product announcement.
best way to think about it is "Fusion-io in a box"- for applications
where you need ultimate rackmount performance - but don't want to be locked in
to proprietary SSD
NextIO launched a conceptually similar product using
Texas Memory Systems
PCIe SSDs in November
2009. But unlike the TMS based solution - which is SLC only - the
Fusion-io based vSTOR also includes optional (lower cost) MLC which is
and more economic for applications like
the integration's already done for you using best of breed technologies - and
because the systems are already parameterized - they offer convenient and
affordable building blocks for serious users of datacenter SSDs.
Strontium brings 2.5" SSD oem count closer to 90
April 13, 2010 -
Strontium entered the
SSD market and
the availability of a new 2.5"
SATA flash SSD family - called Swift - with upto 256GB capacity and R/W speeds
of 236MB/s and 160MB/s respectively.
New 8 bay SAS desktop JBOD / RAID
13, 2010 - Proavio
launched the EditBox
EB8Sx - an 8 drive desktop
box (with 750MB/s internal
storage bandwidth) designed for the video editing market.
SAS host port can connect up to 128
disks by adding
Finally! - movies preloaded on the HDD
April 12, 2010 - Seagate
FreeAgent hard drives have been preloaded with 20 movies which can be
activated via a license fee - including 1 free copy of
Malik Ducard, senior VP at Paramount (Seagate's content
collaborator) said "...with over 38 hours of movie viewing enjoyment
pre-loaded onto the portable device, we are offering consumers a great
opportunity to jump start their digital libraries."
Editor's comments:- it's taken a long time for storage oems to
get round to this. 8 years ago in an article -
Appliances with Software and Services - I predicted that consumers should
be able to order storage devices online with user selectable movies or music
the Top 10 SSD oems - Q1 2010
Editor:- April 8, 2010
- StorageSearch.com today
published the 12th quarterly edition of
the top 10 SSD oems
- which includes rankings for the period January 1 to March 31, 2010.
to the list in this quarter include
best predictor of future winners in an
SSD market which
currently numbers over 180 oems - this popular feature tracked
search volume for over 250,000 influential SSD readers in this quarter. See
who's in and why - ...read
TMS ships 10TB 500K IOPS 3U SLC SSD
8, 2010 - Texas
Memory Systems today
availability of the
SLC SSD with 4 to 10TB capacity, 500,000
8GB/s bandwidth, and R/W latency of 250 / 80 microseconds in a 450W power
Levi Norman, Director of Marketing and OEM for Texas Memory
Systems explained the rationale behind the new product - "We developed
it in response to observing how customers were struggling to boost performance
without adding to their data center footprint. The explosive growth in IT and
storage over the years is resulting in many data centers reaching their limits
for space and power draw."
Finally- a useful PCIe SSD from OCZ
6, 2010 -
OCZ today launched the
R2 - a bootable PCIe
MLC SSD with upto 2TB capacity and upto 950MB/s sustained write throughput.
are 29,000 and 7,200 respectively - an order of magnitude slower than the
fastest PCIe SSDs today - but nevertheless useful for many applications -
unlike the original Z-Drive (March 2009) which so slow that it couldn't be
regarded as a serious contender.
Gartner names cool storage aspirants
2, 2010 -
was 1 of 5 companies named in an 8 page report published by
Cool Vendors in
Storage Technologies, 2010 ($495).
The other companies were:-
Avere Systems and
XLC invites HDD partners for "enterprise" x4 hybrids
Editor:- April 1, 2010 -
of a paper it will discuss later this month at the NV
Memories Worskhop (UC San Diego) called - Paramagnetic Effects on
Trapped Charge Diffusion with Applications for x4 Data Integrity.
company says its findings could have applications in the enterprise storage
market by solving the data integrity problems in x4 MLC SSDs within a new class
of hybrid storage drives. ...read more
|Consumer SSDs in notebooks
are about 5x more reliable than hard drives when used in the same work
environment - according to a research study...|
|Data Recovery for flash