It’s been over a year since the first 40 and 100Gbps ethernet products saw the light of day; but there was no official standard yet. All that changed this week, with the official publication of the IEEE 802.3ba standard. Most vendors will be quick to update their products to conform to the official standard; there were only a couple of minor changes compared to the previous drafts. Continue reading 40 and 100 GBps ethernet now official standards
Toshiba and the University of Tokio have presented an interesting technique for improving the write speed of Solid State Drives at last weeks VLSI symposium. The technique is targeted at three-dimensional NAND flash stacks; a method of stacking more NAND flash chips on top of each other to improve storage density and bring down costs.
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LSI, known mostly for their I/O controller chips and storage adapters, is expanding their line of customizable storage systems. The new CTS2600 family offers their channel partners the ability to buy complete storage systems, with custom branding options for both the hardware and software.
LSI CTS2600, 24x2.5" model
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Nasuni, the company offering a cloud storage gateway that I wrote about earlier this year, has announced a challenge: if you can reveal the contents of a file stored via a Nasuni Filer, you can win $5,000. The contest runs for 30 days, so if you’d like to take part you better hurry. Continue reading Nasuni announces $5000 cloud security challenge
Samsung has announced a new member for their Solid State Drive family. The drive uses 32 gigabit Samsung chips that entered production last year; new about the drive is a “toggle-mode DDR structure”. According to Samsung, this leads to a significant performance increase:
The new 512GB SSD makes use of a 30 nanometer-class 32 gigabit chip that the company began producing last November. The toggle-mode DDR structure together with the SATA 3.0Gbps interface generates a maximum sequential read speed of 250 Megabyte per second (MBps) and a 220MBps sequential write speed, both of which provide three-fold the performance of a typical hard disk drive. At these speeds, two standard length DVD movies (approximately 4GB each) can be stored in just a minute.
Continue reading Samsung touts low-power 512GB SSD
OCZ sure knows how to keep everyone’s attention. Why launch all your new products at once when you can spread the press releases out over the course of a week? The latest is the announcement of a 1.8″ version of their Vertex 2 model.
OCZ Vertex 2 1.8" SSD
Continue reading OCZ keeps the new products coming
Less than a year after announcing their 64GB NAND flash modules, Toshiba has already provided a shipping date for even bigger 128GB chips. They have done so by switching from 32 to 64 Gbit NAND chips, built on their 32nm process. Continue reading Toshiba doubles NAND flash module size to 128GB
Macronix International has been doing research on new ways of stacking NAND flach memory in more efficient manners than currently possible, by using a 3D structure instead of the current practice of just stacking flash chips on top of each other (2D stacking). Continue reading Macronix presents new 3D NAND Flash developments
It was hard to miss the news about Anobit today. They announced the first drive using their Memory Signal Processing technology; with their proprietary technology they hope to make Multi-Level Cell (MLC) flash drives as reliable as the more expensive SLC models.
Anobit Genesis SSD
Continue reading Yet another SSD breakthrough?
Verizon’s business services arm is branching out into new territory: cloud storage. This new service, launching in the beginning of July, will complement other services already offered such as Computing as a Service and Online Backup.
Continue reading Verizon Business adds cloud storage