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SanDisk talks Connect and Wireless Media Drive

Storage Visions 2014 - Dinesh Bahal from SanDisk sat down with TweakTown at Storage Visions 2014 to discuss SanDisk Connect. Connect has been on the market for several months now but the company just announced a new 64GB model.

 

 

 

Dinesh also discussed the comapany's new Wireless Media Drive with longer battery life and more concurrent users.

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OCZ Vertex 460 Pictured - Barefoot 3 M10 and Toshiba 19nm Toggle

CES 2014 - The first product born from the marriage of OCZ Technology and Toshiba was displayed today at the OCZ suite. Soon, OCZ will ship Vertex 460, in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The new drive will deliver up to 550MB/s sequential reads, up to 95,000 4KB IOPS and uses Toshiba Type C 19nm Toggle flash.

 

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No need to beat around the bush with stock pics, we have ours in hand.

 

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We can't talk about the performance outside of what OCZ displayed at the suite so the image above tells you exactly what we know right now and exactly what we can say at this point. The cool thing is this, the Vertex 460 is faster than Vertex 450. What we hope to see is a price that is lower than the Vertex 450 and in stock at etailers.

World Exclusive- Marvell 88SS9293 Altaplus PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD Controller

CES 2014 Just days ago we tested the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer with a PCIe 2.0 x2 m.2 socket. In that preview article we used a SanDisk A110 PCIe based m.2 drive, but that's old news now. Just moments ago we sat down with Marvell and tested a new controller named Altaplus. This controller, model number 88SS9293, can use four PCI Express lanes.

 

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There are other PCIe 4-lane controllers coming and we've seen read benchmarks, but the new Marvell 4-lane controller is able to read and write data at a high speed already.

 

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In the test Marvell ran, the drive achieved a 128KB sequential read speed of 1445 MB/s. In the same sequential test the drive wrote at 1051 MB/s. Making the performance even more impressive is the test is a full span read and write. We didn't test 4KB random performance, but it won't be long before we have a working sample in our hands. When it comes to general availability, Marvell tells us to check back in at Computex for an update. We can say this, the drive looks very strong right now.

Storage Visions 2014 - Transporter booth interview

Storage Visions 2014 - Cloud storage is a segment of the storage market that is going to do nothing but continue to skyrocket over the next decade, and companies are beginning to unveil some awesome products that take the cloud and place it in your home. Today we had the chance to speak with Paul Du from Transporter about some of their new home cloud storage devices.

 

 

The Transporter is a personal home cloud storage device that features a built-in HDD that lets users upload and sync their data between all of their PC, Mac and mobile devices thanks to dedicated apps. The smaller Transporter Sync does not feature any internal storage, but lets users utilize their existing external storage devices via an on-board USB 2.0 port.

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Storage Visions 2014 - Booth interview with Samsung

Storage Visions 2014 - Today we stopped by the Samsung Booth to take a look at some of their new SSD technology. Unfortunately many of the products they planed to show off were delayed by the blizzard that has crippled much of the US this week.

 

 

We did however get a chance to talk with Michael Willett who had the only 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD that was on display at the show. Michael showed off the drive as well as talking a little about the EVO series' built-in encryption. The 840 EVO series also won an Visionary Award at last night's awards banquet.

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Storage Visions 2014 - Booth interview with Pure Storage

Storage Visions 2014 - Today I got a chance to stop by the Pure Storage's booth and take a look at the hardware its showing off at the conference. Vaughn Stewart, the companies Chief Evangelist took a few moments to talk to us about the company's all flash storage array.

 

 

Pure's All-Flash Enterprise Array features capacities up to 100TB and provide up to 400,000 8k IOPS which means your companies storage needs will be accelerated to epic speeds when utilizing the 300 or 400 series solutions. Pure says that their devices use 100-percent MLC Flash and are designed for the demanding enterprise market.

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SanDisk wins Mobile Consumer Storage Innovation Award

Storage Visions 2014 - SanDisk's new Connect Wireless Flash Drive is one of the hottest piece of hardware being shown off at the Storage Visions conference as well as CES 2014 in general. During last night's Storage Visions Innovations Awards, SanDisk took home the Visionary Mobile Consumer Storage Award for the Connect Wireless Flash Drive.

 

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The SanDisk Connect Wirless Flash Drive features capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, and is capable of streaming up to 4 hours of video content simultaneously to 3 devices up to 150 feet away on a single charge. Our own Tyler Bernath reviewed the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive here, and awarded it TweakTown's Must Have, Best Features award.

Storage Visions 2014 - We take a tour of SATA I/O's booth

Storage Visions 2014 - Today Charles had the pleasure of stopping by the booth of a company who's directly responsible for almost every device you might be reading this on. SATA I/O's booth was fully decked out, and showcasing some of the hottest new products in the storage arena.

 

 

Everything from M.2 Testing connectors, to M.2 SSD Testing rigs, and even several M.2 SSDs as well were on display from various manufacturers. Personally SATA I/O's booth was one of my favorite of the show, and you could tell that the company put a lot of thought into building something that was not only eye catching but was informative and educational as well.

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