Solid State Drives - Infoworld en Violin and Microsoft play all-flash storage duet to speed up applications <p>A partnership between Microsoft and Violin Memory will let enterprises tightly tie a new all-flash storage array to their servers, speeding up popular Microsoft applications.</p> Storage Microsoft Solid State Drives Storage Server Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:46:22 +0000 admin 241026 at Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="" alt="Netgear ReadyDATA 5200" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>Netgear's ReadyNAS appliances may be the <a href="">most polished entry-level NAS products</a> on the market.</p> Data Center Storage iSCSI Network-attached Storage Network Storage Solid State Drives Data Center Storage Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 237805 at IBM updates all-flash storage array to complement X6 servers <p>As IBM accelerates its sixth-generation X Series servers with memory-channel flash storage, it's also offering to boost data-center performance with a new all-flash SAN array.</p> Solid State Drives Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:24:43 +0000 admin 234432 at Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices <div id="image"><img src="" alt="Dell Compellent Storage Center" /></div> <p>The high speed of flash storage often makes it easy to justify its high price. But with Dell's new approach to flash tiering, that justification may no longer be necessary.</p> Data Center Storage Network-attached Storage Network Storage Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Data Center Storage Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 232424 at Samsung introduces first 1TB MiniSATA SSD <p>While most laptops rely on 2.5-inch drive formats, ultrathin PCs use 1.8-inch drives, which have limited the capacity such products can offer.</p> <p>Samsung Electronics moved to alleviate the limitations today by unveiling a high-capacity solid-state drive (SSD) line aimed at ultrathins. The new drives offer up to 1TB of capacity in a 1.8-inch, Mini-SATA (mSATA) format.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Storage Management Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:06:31 +0000 admin 232353 at New supercomputer uses SSDs as alternative to DRAM, hard drives <p>A new supercomputer being deployed this month in the U.S. is using solid-state drive storage as an alternative to DRAM and hard drives, which could help speed up internal data transfers.</p> <p>The supercomputer, called Catalyst, will be deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Built by the U.S. Department of Energy, Cray and Intel, the supercomputer delivers a peak performance of 150 teraflops and will be available for use starting later this month.</p> Storage High-Performance Computing Solid State Drives Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:06:57 +0000 admin 230179 at Review: Flash your way to better VMware performance <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="" alt="PernixData FVP" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>When it comes to making virtual server farms easier to manage, the SAN is the great enabler. But when it comes to maximizing virtual server performance, the SAN is the great bottleneck.</p> Storage Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Storage Virtualization Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 229521 at What you need to know about today's SSDs <p>Over the past few years, solid-state disks have made enormous inroads into the enterprise storage market. All the major storage vendors have begun integrating some form of SSD into their storage lines, and a promising new crop of startups has fielded an impressive array of all-flash offerings.</p> Data Explosion Storage Solid State Drives IDG Insider Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 229199 at Apple warns of SSD failures in MacBook Air, offers free replacements <p>Apple is warning customers that solid-state drives in some MacBook Airs are failing and is offering free replacements.</p> <p>The company said that 64GB and 128GB SSDs were failing in MacBook Air laptops sold between June 2012 and June 2013. The drives will be replaced free, the company <a href="" target="_blank">said in webpage</a> about the SSD recall.</p> Computer Hardware Apple MacBooks Solid State Drives Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:16:45 +0000 admin 229077 at Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks <p>Facebook continues <a href="" target="_blank">to push the boundaries of storage and server technology</a> in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open source technology that can also benefit other companies.</p> Open Source Software Storage Middleware Solid State Drives Open Source Software Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:06:24 +0000 admin 228503 at NAND flash use is up, but Apple's buying binge slows <p>Even with the debut of refreshed products, Apple's growth in its consumption of NAND flash was weaker than expected this past quarter, according to a new report by IDC.</p> <p>Since 2011, Apple has been <a href="" target="_blank">the biggest consumer of NAND flash</a>. Its iPod is generally considered responsible for increasing the consumption and lowering the overall price of NAND, making it a more viable storage medium for other products, such as solid-state drives (SSDs).</p> Mobile Technology Storage Solid State Drives Storage Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:10:06 +0000 admin 226915 at VMware VSAN: Inside the revolutionary new approach to storage <p>A big part of the messaging delivered at EMC VMware's 10th annual <a href="">VMworld trade show</a> last week surrounded <a href="">the software-defined data center</a>.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Virtualization EMC VMware Storage Virtualization Network-attached Storage Solid State Drives Storage Area Network IDG Insider Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 225962 at Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips <p>Toshiba kicked off a project Friday that is the first step toward a new type of memory chip that could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>The company held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin expansion of its number-five chip fabrication building (fab 5) in Yokkaichi, a state-of-the-art chip production facility in central Japan operated by Toshiba and SanDisk under a joint venture.</p> Computer Memory Solid State Drives Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:42:36 +0000 admin 225512 at Disk giants raise the hard-drive banner at a flash storage powwow <p>Some of the biggest names in hard disk drives will band together this week to remind the world that storage isn't all about flash.</p> <p>Seagate Technology, Toshiba, Western Digital and HGST will launch the Storage Products Association in the midst of the Flash Memory Summit, a four-day event revolving around storage media that doesn't revolve. Though all the charter members of the SPA make SSDs (solid-state disks) as well as spinning disks, they want to bring HDDs back into the conversation.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Storage Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:29:34 +0000 admin 224842 at Enterprise flash arrays pack in more storage with denser media <p>A new generation of faster, cheaper flash storage is hitting the enterprise market and will be in the spotlight this week at the Flash Memory Summit conference.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:54:32 +0000 admin 224764 at SSD shipments skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013 <p>Deployments in thin-and-light notebooks and hybrid PC tablets resulted in a huge boost in shipments of solid-state drives (SSDs) in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report from the market-research firm IHS. IHS reports that SSD shipments more than tripled in the January-to-March 2013 timeframe, compared to the same period in 2012.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:07:57 +0000 ccraig 224464 at EMC bets on flash storage with ScaleIO buy <p>Boosting its portfolio of solid state storage technologies, EMC is acquiring ScaleIO, a purveyor of storage management software, for an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>EMC plans to fold ScaleIO's software into its EMC XtremSW Suite of software for managing server-based flash storage arrays. ScaleIO operations will be placed under the EMC Flash Product Division.</p> Storage M&A Solid State Drives Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:18:23 +0000 admin 222519 at Dell combines faster and cheaper SSDs in one box, with automatic tiering <p>Many enterprise storage systems include two or more types of hard disk drives, with data automatically moved between those two tiers of storage. The same concept has now been applied to two types of SSDs.</p> Storage Dell Solid State Drives Storage Management Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:46:16 +0000 admin 220154 at Western Digital and SanDisk deliver their first hybrid drive <p>Western Digital has released new information about its first hybrid drive, revealing that it is using NAND flash technology from SanDisk. The drive is now shipping.</p> <p>WD <a href="" target="_blank">originally announced</a> the SSHD (solid-state hybrid drive) -- the WD Black SSHD -- last month along with its thinnest hard disk drive to date, the WD Blue.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Thu, 09 May 2013 22:18:07 +0000 admin 218292 at Seagate unleashes enterprise SSD with 12Gbps SAS connectivity <p>Seagate Technology today announced its new portfolio of SSDs (solid-state drives) -- including its first consumer model for laptops -- and a new PCIe flash card.</p> Storage Solid State Drives Tue, 07 May 2013 19:13:37 +0000 admin 218098 at