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Today, Thecus announced the release of two new ground-breaking home and small business NAS devices. The two bay N2560 and four bay N560 both feature Intel Atom CE5335 SoC processors that are clocked at 1.6GHz and increased RAM over previous models.
Thecus says that they have improved functionality as well as productivity through the inclusion of the T-OnTheGo remote access feature and the unveiling of its NAS Application Center on the company's website. "To make the world first even better, we looked first at what made our breakthrough possible: the SoC heart of the NAS. With the performance advances taken care of by Intel's latest Atom and 2 GB of RAM in both models, we turned to the user experience," said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus.
This morning, MyDigitalSSD announced a massive discount on some of their popular mSATA SSD products via Amazon. Our own Chris Ramseyer has talked about SSD prices rising due to NAND flash shortages, so when hot deals come around, we want to share them with you.
Customers are able to pick up a MyDigitalSSD BP4 50MM mSATA SSD in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB capacites starting at just $34.99, with the most expensive drive at just $159.99, a discount of $20 off the regular price! So head over to link #1 to claim your discounted SSD from MyDigitalSSD today, and hurry as the deal is only good as long as supplies last.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Earlier this week, Pure Storage's Matt Kixmoeller stopped by the TweakTown booth to talk SSD storage with our own Paul Alcorn. Matt is the company's VP of storage, and talks about how Pure Storage is an all flash array company whose goal is to enable an all-flash data center.
Kixmoeller went into detail on how the company uses consumer-grade MLC flash which enables them to keep the all-flash array lower in cost than in most cases, the traditional HDD-based array. This also allows Pure Storage to pack an incredible amount of storage into a space 90-percent smaller than traditional arrays.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Yesterday John Scaramuzzo from SMART Storage Systems took a few minutes out of his day to stop by the TweakTown booth to clue us in on ULLtra DIMM SSD technology. He said that the cool thing about memory based storage is the removal of latency from the HBAs.
He elaborated on the benefits of moving the flash storage from the PCIe bus to the DIMM bus and said that the performance scales linearly each time you add another ULLtra DIMM SSD into the system.
He said that every time you add a new DIMM SSD, the performance increases in a highly predictable manner.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - HGST's Director of Marketing Ulrich Hansen stopped by the TweakTown booth this week to talk about solid state storage and their new recent acquisition of VeloBit, a company that develops SSD caching software.
Ulrich said that this addition to the HGST enterprise has allowed them to begin offering a software layer to their SAS SSDs that allows them to offer a more comprehensive solution to their customers.
He went on to say that this new offering would greatly benefit those customers who are developing SSD and HDD integrated solutions within their network. He finished up the interview by talking about their second-generation of SSD products that were introduced back in April of this year.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - This week Swapna Yasarapu sat down with Paul Alcorn to discuss the SSD market and sTec's newest SSDs at FMS 2013. For those of you who have never heard of sTec, they have traditionally been a major supplier of solid state storage to many OEMs around the world. Recently HSGT has announced its plans to acquire sTec, which is mentioned in the video.
Yasarapu began the interview by talking about how sTec has been working over the last year and a half to expand their presence throughout their channels as well as end users. Paul shows off sTec's new SAS solution, which he says is the smallest SAS SSD he has ever seen.
This new SSD greatly improves the density one is able to fit in smaller form factor servers. A 1.8-inch form factor alongside a thickness of just 5mm makes this truly the next generation of SAS SSD solutions.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Early yesterday, Plextor stopped by our booth to discuss their new enterprise SSD solutions. The Plextor representative said that one of the new enterprise SSDs will be a lower endurance model which will feature consumer grade MLC, which often provides a smaller number of dry writes per module.
A new higher endurance model will also be available that will use a higher grade MLC to provide a much larger number of dry writes per module. He also announced Plextor's entry into the SAS market, one of the fastest growing segments of the enterprise storage market.
Finally they wrapped things up by talking about Plextor's foray into the M.2 form factor. The rep said that Plextor is working on both PCIe and SATA M.2 solutions.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Earlier this week, we had the chance to stop by Seagate's booth at the 2013 Flash Memory Summit being held in Santa Clara, California where Seagate's Rafael Gutierrez took a few minutes to detail the company's 600 Series SSDs.
Gutierrez began by elaborating on the 600 series main applications. He said that they first is relative to the replacement of storage media in laptops and notebooks, while the second main application for the 600 series is the use in Data Center where power backup is not a major issue.
Paul mentions that the 600 Pro SSD is extremely power efficient and that it features varying levels of over provisioning and will stand up to heavy levels of write modes.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Earlier this week, our own Paul Alcorn had the opportunity to sit down with Seagate's Rafael Gutierrez, and talk about NGFF, which has officially been named M.2. Gutierrez says that Seagate is very excited about M.2 and the company is looking at expanding it into both SATA and PCIE in the future.
He went on to say that the company is seeing a lot of traction on LAMD and that the company has made a strategic investment in eASIC on their hybrid drives.
Gutierrez said that things are going very well for SSHD and that now that there are other manufacturers offering hybrid drives, the industry is beginning to really adopt the technology.
Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Seagate's David Burkes took some time yesterday to show off a demo of how SSDs and SSHD can remove the normal HDD bottleneck from notebooks. He went on to detail how the addition of NAND into the storage media greatly improves the performance one can expect from their laptop.
For those who do not know, SSHD technology is where SSD technology meets HDD technology and the two merge to create what is called a hybrid drive.
The HDD's cache is augmented by a small piece of NAND, which greatly increases performance in file intensive applications.