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Toshiba expands its NetApp SolidFire lineup of SSDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Toshiba has announced its latest HK4 Series SATA SSDs are now shipping on NetApp SolidFire SF4805, SF9605, and SF19210 all-flash arrays. All of the new drives arrive in the 2.5-inch form factor, with 2.6W of active operation power consumption.




The HK4 enterprise-ready SSDs are made for the datacenter, with low power consumption, latency, and high performance. The drives are made with Toshiba's fresh 15nm MLC NAND flash and their in-house controller, with enterprise class end-to-end data protection, and power loss protection.


Toshiba's new drives arrive in two different series: HK4R, and HK4E. Starting with Toshiba's new HK4R series, we have 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB - while the HK4E series has 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, and 1600GB. Toshiba backs enterprise clients up with 5-year warranty and 2 million hour MPOH, and easy to deploy purchase for the datacenter with the use of the 2.5-inch form factor.


Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Vice President SSD Marketing and Product Planning, Jeremy Werner, said: "Toshiba established its US-based Storage Research and Design Center to bring innovation closer to its customers like NetApp. We are committed to continually offering NetApp a comprehensive portfolio that helps meet the evolving needs of their environment and customers".

LaCie's new Thunderbolt 3 storage comes in up to 20TB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 20, 2017 4:49 am

LaCie has unveiled it's latest for the portable storage world, with the storage giant unveiling its new 2big Dock, a new external storage product aimed at professionals who need to storage lots of data, with fast speeds for backups and off-system storage.



LaCie's big selling point on the 2big Dock is that it can storage up to 20TB worth of HDDs, which the company says is enough space for 650 hours of 4K 30FPS video, or over 200,000 RAW images. The new LaCie 2big Dock features dual Thunderbolt 3 connectivity through USB-C, while there are some storage ports on the front for USB, a SD card reader and even a Compact Flash Card reader slot.


On the back, we have dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, a single USB 3.1 port, and a freakin' DisplayPort connector that lets you plug in a 4K-capable display.

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ADATA's new microSDXC hit 275MB/s read, 155MB/s write

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 8:17 pm

ADATA today revealed its new Premier ONEseries of high-performance microSDXC and SDXC cards, featuring blistering fast speeds optimized specifically for 4K and 8K file transfers. ADATA confidently asserts the Premier ONEseries delivers the "fastest microSDXC/SDXC data speeds available."




The Premiere ONEseries has two amazingly potent form factors in its lineup: an SDXC card for enthusiast-grade cameras and devices, and microSDXC/SDHC cards for ultra-performance mobile devices. Premier ONE SDXC cards feature UHS-II U3 Class 10 ratings and come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, leveraging high-end 3D MLC flash memory to reach insane speeds of 290MB/sec reads and 260MB/sec writes.


The higher-end UHS-II U3 microSDXC series features Class 10 spec to enable incredible 275MB/second reads and 155MB/second writes, and come in capacities up to 256GB. The Premier ONEseries UHS-I SDHC Class 10 cards are specifically optimized for Full HD 1080p content, and can deliver 85MB/second reads and 25MB/second writes, coming in a variety of capacities including 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

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Toshiba unveils its largest produced HDD at 8TB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 7:27 am

Toshiba has just announced that it has created the largest HDD it has ever made, with its new 8TB drive in the MG Series with model ML05ACA800.




The new 8TB drive is for business critical servers and shared storage systems, with a pretty decent 33% increase over its previous-gen drives. The new 8TB model is on the 6Gbps SATA interface, and on the larger 3.5-inch HDD form factor. Toshiba is on a roll, with IDC recently calling Toshiba the fastest growing HDD vendor in 2016, and now Toshiba is moving its 8TB drive into the enterprise and data center markets.

SanDisk's 256 GB Drive expands your iPhone/iPad storage

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 6, 2017 5:26 pm

MWC 2017 - SanDisk has announced two new products at MWC 2017, one is their SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, and the other is their SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. The SanDisk iXpand is a physical drive that inserts into an iPhone or iPad through the lightning connector.




However, it also has a USB 3.0 connector for connecting to computers and other devices as an intermediary between the iPhone or iPad. The device also comes with an app that helps to improve the user experience through features like automatic camera roll backup including tagged photos posted to social media. SanDisk also offers optional encryption and TV streaming via Chromecast or Amazon Fire directly from the iOS device.


The SanDisk Connect Wireless stick has all of the capabilities of the iXpand Flash Drive but without the physical connection

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SanDisk expands superfast MicroSD lineup

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 27, 2017 10:00 pm

MWC 2017 - SanDisk's MicroSD card lineup has expanded to include more of their top-tier A1 microSD cards.




These cards are designed to have better IOPS of 1,500 read and 500 write and are designed to accelerate application usage when apps are installed to SD card.


One way that SanDisk is expanding this line is by introducing a new capacity to the A1 line of microSD cards with a 256 GB model. This is one of the biggest microSD cards available today and allows for very large file transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s.

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Intel teases next-gen Optane tech, requires Kaby Lake

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 22, 2017 8:27 am

Intel's upcoming Optane memory technology is one of the most exciting products of the last few years, with the company developing the technology with Micron.




Intel and Micron use 3D XPoint technology that promises super-fast speeds with high capacity, and now we're getting closer to Optane becoming a reality. Intel recently revealed you will need a new 200-series chipset motherboard with specific M.2 slots, and a Kaby Lake-based processor. You'll also need to make sure your motherboard has a BIOS that supports Intel's Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver v15.5 or higher.


The required 200-series motherboard also need to have an M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M or 2242-S1-B-M storage connector linked to a PCH Remapped PCI-E controller with two or four lanes and B-M keys meeting Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) v1.1 standards.

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ADATA targets gamers and modders with new XPG SX950 SSDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 15, 2017 5:55 pm

ADATA has announced their new XPG SX950 SSD, with a "gaming-styled" EX500 drive enclosure - available in up to 960GB powered by 3D MLC NAND flash, and a SMI controller.




The company has used a custom PCB with an extra-strict chip sorting process to ensure that your new XPG SX950 SSD lives a long life, pushing its 560MB/sec read and 530MB/sec writes. The EX500 external enclosure is aimed at gamers and case modders, with a slick textured enclosure that has a spacer and bracket for easy installation on both desktops, and notebooks.


ADATA's new XPG SX950 SSD sports SLC Cache and DRAM Cache Buffer that will handle the high speeds over long periods of time, across the 240GB, 480GB and 960GB drives - with the 3D NAND being 10% faster than 2D NAND. The SMI controller and ADATA-designed firmware is ready for everything you can throw at it.

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SanDisk Skyhawk: WD's first enterprise NVMe SSD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 9:04 am

Western Digital has announced the first enterprise NVMe-based SSD under their SanDisk brand, with the new SanDisk Shykawk SSDs being 2.5-inch U.2-based SSDs for the datacenter.




WD's own HGST division has its own NVMe SSDs, and their own WD branded Black M.2 NVMe SSD, while the new Skyhawk drive is powered by SanDisk's proprietary Fusion-IO architecture. The new SanDisk Skyhawk SSDs in two models: Skyhawk, and Skyhawk Ultra.


Skyhawk comes in 1.92TB and 3.84TB sizes with up to 1500MB/read and 1170MB/sec writes, with 99K IOPS on mixed random read/whites, while the Skyhawk Ultra arrives in 1.6TB and 3.2TB varieties, with up to 1700MB/sec reads and 1200MB/sec writes, while the IOPS soar to 150K.

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Seagate plans gigantic 16TB HDD for 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 28, 2017 7:33 am

It feels like only yesterday that Seagate revealed its massive 10TB HDD, but now the company is teasing something for 2018: a new 16TB HDD.




Yes, 16 terabytes of storage on a single drive - even with Seagate having their own 60TB SSD, a 16TB HDD is equally as mad. Seagate's upcoming 16TB HDD would be the single largest magnetic HDD ever, with the company teasing its 16TB HDD would still fit into the 3.5-inch form factor.


Seagate's current 10TB HDD is $534.99, so we should expect the 16TB model to be at that price range, or higher.