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March 25, 2010  9:06 PM

Atrato tweaks SSD features



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage vendors

Editor's note: After this blog was initially published, Atrato alerted us to a misunderstanding about the GA date of certain features. The corrected text is below.   Self-healing array maker Atrato Inc. is finally...

February 16, 2010  10:21 PM

New Seagate and Toshiba SAS drives push further into FC territory



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Toshiba today rolled out the first product to come from the hard drive business it acquired from Fujitsu last year: a 600 GB 2.5-inch SAS hard disk drive. Last week,


January 13, 2010  2:00 PM

Dell launches 6-gig SAS enclosures



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, disk drives

Dell is taking a bottom-up approach to 6 Gbps SAS, beginning with its low-end PowerVault MDS1200 and MD1220 direct attached storage (DAS) systems. Dell launched the two 6-gig SAS systems today along with three 6-gig SAS controllers for storage and Dell servers. The new generation of SAS...


January 4, 2010  6:53 PM

Ex-Seagate employee drops bombshell in 10-year patent dispute



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage vendors

According to a court filing uncovered last week by the New York Times, an ex-Seagate employee has delivered significant new testimony in...


October 14, 2009  8:51 PM

New standards emerge for power consumption testing and SAS connectivity



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center energy efficiency, disk drives

In a week chock full of product news from Storage Networking World (SNW) and elsewhere, some new standards have slipped in under the radar that may become important once the dust settles. The first of these is the announcement of a new Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark for testing the...


July 29, 2009  5:20 PM

Alliance pumps new life into Plasmon



Posted by: Dave Raffo
archiving and compliance, disk drives

Alliance Storage Technologies Inc. (ASTI), the Colorado company that bought Plasmon’s assets last January, says it is selling the Plasmon product line whole and hopes to significantly expand its business based on the proprietary


July 8, 2009  1:29 PM

Fusion-io builds SSD bridge between SLC, MLC



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk drives

Fusion-io has taken a step towards bridging the gap between expensive single-level cell (SLC) and cheaper but slower and less reliable multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash. The startup calls the new solid state drive (SSD) technology single mode level cell (SMLC) and expects to be shipping products...


April 16, 2009  5:32 PM

Samsung adds encryption to consumer SSDs; Dell to ship in notebooks



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Samsung is claiming it's the first to ship a consumer solid state drive (SSD) with full-disk encryption (FDE) through a new partnership with security vendor Wave Systems Corp. The 256GB, 128GB, and 64GB SSDs will be available in both 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. Dell says it will ship the...


March 30, 2009  10:06 PM

WD dives in to SSDs



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Drive maker Western Digital is looking to hop on to the solid-state drive bandwagon by paying $65 million for a company that has the technology.

WD today completed a cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif., a supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded...


March 16, 2009  8:20 PM

Dell/EqualLogic prepares SSD IP SAN



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, iSCSI SAN, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Dell is about to add solid state drive (SSD) support to its EqualLogic iSCSI SANs in a new PS6000 model. As first reported on ChannelWeb last Friday, the PS6000 will also have four Ethernet ports, one more than EqualLogic PS5000 arrays have....


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