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March 11, 2009  6:36 PM

Riverbed contemplates SSDs, dedupe



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

Photobucket Eric Wolford with his lobster...

March 3, 2009  4:35 PM

A technology deep-dive with Fusion-io



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

We interviewed Fusion-io Inc. CTO David Flynn for one of our news stories today--here's some nitty-gritty bonus footage on how the company's product goes about protecting data, and how that compares to...


February 17, 2009  7:19 PM

Fujitsu transfers hard drive, SSD business to Toshiba



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Limited today made official what has been long rumored -- Toshiba will take over Fujitsu's hard disk and solid state drive business.

Toshiba will first take an 80% stake in a new company to be created by Fujitsu, while Fujitsu will maintain a 20% stake. The...


February 5, 2009  4:38 PM

Apple founder Wozniak joins solid-state drive company



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives

SSD maker Fusion-io announced today that Apple founder Steve Wozniak has joined it as Chief Scientist. According to a Fusion-io press release, "Wozniak will act as a key technical advisor to the Fusion-io research and development group. He will also work closely with the executive team of...


January 15, 2009  5:20 PM

Seagate 1 TB Barracuda users report failures



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

More than 20 users have posted to a thread on Seagate's official Community Forums reporting that their 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda desktop...


January 15, 2009  2:09 PM

SSDs: Your mileage almost certainly will vary



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Maybe this is what happens with any brand-new technology, but so far there's been such wide variability in the solid-state drives that have been announced for the enterprise since EMC added STEC drives to Symmetrix last January that I can't help but be curious about it. Here are the specs...


January 12, 2009  5:05 PM

Startup claims 50,000 random read IOPS on 1 TB SSD



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

A company called pureSilicon came out of stealth last week at CES with new solid state drives in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities. The drives, expected to ship this summer, also include a proprietary 32-channel controller architecture that company founder and president Jason Breakstone said has...


December 15, 2008  9:41 AM

HDS adds solid-state drives to USP disk arrays



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

Bringing up the rear among major vendors pledging support for solid-state drives (SSD), Hitachi Data Systems today said it would ship SSDs in its enterprise Universal Storage Platform and midrange USP-VM disk arrays in the first quarter of next year. HDS did not reveal any partners for the SSDs...


November 20, 2008  3:11 PM

Storage vendors debate Flash as cache



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

By now it's clear that all major storage vendors will support flash in their systems. But the debate rages over whether flash should be as cache or as persistent storage. Earlier this month NetApp revealed plans to support


November 3, 2008  12:52 PM

ESX and SATA: So happy together?



Posted by: Tskyers
disk drives, VMware

I'm a big fan of SAS. I've professed my undying love and devotion to it (at least until solid-state disk becomes just a little more affordable). So why on earth would I be writing about putting VMware's ESX Server on SATA disks?

I was poking around on the...


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