Sunday, September 21st, 2014

September 16, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Ron Emerick from Oracle spoke on PCIe and its interface to storage architectures. The new devices and specifications have large potential implications on the storage industry and datacenter infrastructure. PCI Express is changing the capabilities of storage and is expected to become a greater consideration in new [...]

September 2012, At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Pericom showed off products from their high speed low power ReDriver circuits line. Making a debut at this year’s show were two product areas, the P13VST01 & P13V724 video monitor sensors and the highspeed ReDrivers the P12EQX8814A (10GbE) and P13EQX6801.  These joined their previously introduced [...]

September 2012, In a briefing for VMWorld, Samsung’s Enterprise SSD group gave us an update and overview on their virtualization solution using their SSD products. As the number of users and processes increases due to the number of VMs per CPU, the queue depth for concurrent I/O requests per storage volume increases rapidly. The standard [...]

 March 2012 – We recently tested the SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD for the commerical marketplace. This drive has a SATA III (6Gbps) interface and features SanDisk’s 24nm Flash cells as the core memory. This is a desktop and oriented drive that come in an eco freindly minimalist package without the mounting bracket, SATA cable, or [...]

March 2012 – Samsung has recently introduced their new consumer oriented SATA III (6Gbps) SSD the 830Series. This is a desktop and oriented drive that come with the mounting bracket, SATA cable, power cable, and software. The current kit includes both the Samsung SSD software and a copy of Norton Ghost to aid with drive [...]

 March 2012 – We recently had a chance to test the Akitio MyCloud Mini Personal Cloud Server. The product which supports DLNA, UpnP, eSATA, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and USB 2.0 is designed to be a central connection and NAS controller for a home/small business media network. The compact device (~12cm X 12cm X 3cm ) has [...]

 We received a SanDisk 120Gb SATAII (3Gbps) SSD drive to review for replacement in systems with a traditional 2.5″ HDD. The drive was in a retail box package which includes the drive, some packing, and an instruction sheet in a very eco-friendly small package. The drive itself, is housed in an multi-piece shell that has [...]

 We talked with Ryan Smith, senior manager for SSD product marketing at Samsung about the trends and drivers in the storage industry, when we were at IDF. The standard response was drives are getting bigger and faster. In the enterprise or data center, storage selection is a function of read-write ratios, throughput, and latency. Some [...]

 August 2011 – In a recent discussion with Robert Wann, CEO of Enova Technology had a chance to review their new offering in the storage hardware encryption chipset line the X-Wall MX 256 and the X-Wall MX 256C. Enova is known for its FIPS level certified interface chips that make the basis of many of [...]

 March 1, 2011 – Scotts Valley, CA – Seagate introduced their new 3TB, 3.5″, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200-RPM hard disk. The drive currently uses 512b sectors, and the family will transition to AF in the future. The Barracuda family is the highest end of their drive lines and is targeted to video editing, high performance gaming [...]