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February 1, 2010  9:39 PM

Intel and Micron unveil denser Flash components



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

Intel and Micron unveiled a new 25 nanometer lithography process for NAND wafers which are used to build Flash devices on Friday, saying the process will yield denser, cheaper Flash devices for consumers and commercial use. The announcement comes less than a year after Intel and Micron first...

January 5, 2010  6:20 PM

SMART jumps into SSD fray



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives

Computer memory vendor SMART Modular Technologies is joining the solid state drive market with what it calls enterprise-grade multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs to challenge STEC and PCI Express flash to take on Fusion-io. SMART, a public company based in Newark, CA, today said its enterprise MLCs are...


December 11, 2009  9:21 PM

HP and HDS say automated tiered storage is on the way in 2010



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, disk arrays, solid state drives

It's that time of year again, the time when we take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to what's coming in the New Year. This week, a topic on many minds was automated tiered storage in the wake of EMC's shipment of version 1 of its long-awaited


December 10, 2009  3:30 PM

IBM finds a slot for Fusion-io



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

Weeks after rolling out solid-state drive (SSD) support in its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) based on SSDs from STEC, IBM has confirmed official support for Fusion-io -- the partner it first worked with to...


November 10, 2009  9:21 PM

STEC overstock raises red flag about SSD adoption



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

 SSD supplier STEC's stock price has taken a dive since the vendor reported last Tuesday that EMC will carry over its 2009 inventory of Flash drives into 2010. Shares have fallen almost $9.00 to $13.18 at today's close. According to a report from 


September 18, 2009  3:42 PM

HP adds Samsung SSD option for ProLiant servers



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) continues to play both the server and array sides of the SSD fence, today announcing Samsung SSDs will be supported in its ProLiant servers. According to a Samsung press...

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September 17, 2009  9:44 PM

Pillar insists it’s not putting Intel SSDs ‘in the ditch’



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

A Pillar executive responding to a Computerworld report that the vendor is "kicking Intel's SSD to the curb" says Pillar is still considering Intel as an SSD supplier...


August 26, 2009  8:33 PM

Could simpler QA testing bring down the cost of SSDs?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

The Holy Grail for SSDs is to make SLC performance cost as much as MLC, or, even better, as much as hard disk drives. The CTO of SSD manufacturer STEC says it won't happen, pointing out that every...


August 26, 2009  2:01 PM

NetApp plans SSDs in arrays by end of 2009



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives

While there was a “flash” of NetApp’s solid state strategy evident in its product launch this week, a big part of it was missing in all the talk of Data Ontap 8 and the vendor’s cloud strategy....


July 9, 2009  9:07 PM

WhipTail claims superior SSD scalability, price



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

WhipTail Technologies, a spinoff from IT solutions provider TheAdmins, launched a 6 TB SSD appliance this week for a cost...


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