A senior researcher at Seagate has just published a paper that says that heat can significantly reduce the "shelf life" of data stored on SSDs.
OCZ has refreshed its Vector drive with the new Vector 180. The new drive uses OCZ’s in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller and now features power loss protection. We check out this new drive to see if it’s a worthy alternative to kingpins from Samsung and Crucial.
Patriot has completed its SSD line-up with the M.2 version of its Ignite series SSDs. The company now offers the full range of SSDs in the 2.5-inch, M.2 and mSATA form factors.
Intel’s new SSD 750 series is designed for very high throughput performance and low latency thanks to a third generation Intel controller, optimized for the NVMe protocol to take advantage of the ultra fast PCI Express interface. Trust us, you'll want one in your system.
Samsung has expanded its SSD line-up with the 850 EVO M.2 and 850 EVO mSATA SSDs. The new drives are targeted at ultra-slim laptops and PCs and will feature the same 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND as the original 2.5-inch 850 EVO SSDs. Despite the new interfaces, they are still SATA-based drives and will deliver similar performance to the Samsung 850 EVO.
Intel and Micron have announced a new 3D NAND technology that will enable higher capacity drives in smaller form factors, lower costs and power consumption, and improved performance. Drives based on the new technology will be suited to both mobile consumer devices and demanding enterprise applications.
Toshiba and SanDisk have announced the successful joint development of a new 48-layer 3D NAND that is being called BiCS, short for Bit Cost Scaling. It is a MLC flash chip based on a 2-bit-per-cell, 128Gb design. The new design represents yet another advancement in the 3D NAND space and will deliver enhanced reliability and write speeds.
OCZ has released the Vector 180 SSD based on the SATA 6Gbps interface. The new drive will offer a brand new 960GB capacity and come with new advanced reliability features such as PFM+. The Vertex 180 is also being released with OCZ's SSD Guru Management Tool, aimed at giving users the ability to fine tune their drive's performance. More details inside!
Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD will be one of the few drives to take full advantage of the larger bandwidth offered of the PCIe interface in an M.2 form factor and will offer power users ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overall faster system. Read on to find out more!
SanDisk has just announced a new all-flash storage platform called InfiniFlash that is targeted at enterprise use and big data applications, and costs as little as US$1 per gigabyte.