While several companies are already offering internal Solid State Drives for use in servers, OCZ has just announced a solution that targets the consumer segment. The RevoDrive uses a PCIe connection to enable higher speeds than possible with a traditional SATA interface, but OCZ manages to keep the price for the drive relatively low.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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OCZ just launched a new product as part of their Enterprise label: the Deneva series of SSD’s. These appear to be aimed at OEMs; OCZ offers these in a variety of interface options (SATA, SAS, FC and PCI-express) and all sorts of form factors.
OCZ Deneva 2
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OCZ technology is offering two new Solid State drives for the enterprise market: the Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX:
“OCZ is committed to enabling our enterprise clients with the latest solid state drive technology in a variety of interfaces,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “With our new Vertex 2 EX and Pro series SSDs, we are able to deliver robust solutions that address the critical requirements of enterprise applications, including enhanced endurance, write performance, and data protection, with the option of either MLC or SLC NAND. These are truly best-in-class solutions designed for the most rigorous computing environments.”
OCZ Vertex 2 EX SSD
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Isilon Systems is adding Solid State Drives to their S- and X-series products. Unlike other manufacturers, Isilon is specifically targeting SSDs for use in metadata storage; apparently these are currently a bottleneck in some systems. Continue reading Isilon adding SSD options to scale-out NAS
SilverStone has come up with a nice idea to combine the excellent capacity and value of a traditional hard drive with the speed advantages of Solid State Drives. By combining a normal hard drive and a SSD into a single “virtual” drive, they promise a speed increase of up to 70%.
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It’s been a while since I last saw a Solid State Drive with a parallel ATA interface, but at least one company is still developing them. Active Media Products announced a new 128GB SSD earlier this week, targeted at systems that are limited to an old PATA interface.
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