Flash Storage (SSD)

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Micron shrinks NAND by 28% in upcoming flash drives

Micron's densest NAND flash to date is a 16nm, triple-level cell NAND that will be seen in SSDs and USB-connected flash drives next quarter

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Flash as a service is coming to a system near you

Indie vendor Pure Storage is offering a new all-flash array with all components, including the controller, upgraded regularly as part of its service plan

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SSDs have a problem: They're getting too fast, too soon

SSD performance is outstripping interfaces faster than standards bodies can make them

Everything you need to know about flash storage performance

Due to the unique characteristics of flash, performance validation testing is immensely challenging and critically important; follow these best practices

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Tech time bombs: The components just waiting to wear out

Your computer's next point of failure might be further up the stack than you think

How flash changes the storage equation

As the enterprise transitions from disk to flash, the focus shifts from optimizing for performance to optimizing for capacity

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

Why flash belongs on the server

Hyperconverged solutions deliver the benefits of centralized storage without the bottlenecks of traditional storage architecture

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Tintri VMstore review: Fast as flash, cheap as disk

Tintri's hybrid array delivers superfast storage and supersimple storage management for virtual machines

Debunking SSD myths

Despite the huge gains that solid-state drives are making, some myths persist -- all unjustified

Temporary sales ban hits SanDisk's SSD server business

The ban could also have consequences for server vendors IBM, Huawei, Lenovo, and Supermicro

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Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

Intel's SSD DC S3500 Series jumps to 1.6TB, and the M.2 form factor flash expansion card is no longer just a boot drive

SSD storage is the future of the cloud

For many workloads, high-IOPS SSDs in the cloud will bring real performance benefits, with Google leading the charge

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Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language

SanDisk announces the Ultra II series of SSDs

The SSDs are available in capacities ranging from 120GB to 960GB, with the 240GB model selling for $115

SSD controllers may run your applications someday

Applications should work more closely with storage, even turning over some CPU work, Samsung says

Samsung boosts flash density with 3-bit, 32-layer design

The new technology should help to drive down the cost per bit of NAND

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