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- Some great analysis on SSD wear leveling and power consumption
- The Economist covers PCM – must be something real
- Add OCZ to the growing list of SSD vendors differentiating their drives with a proprietary controller
- IDT announces DDR4 register chip for DDR4 registered DIMMs and 3D die stacks
- Western Digital sampling 5mm, 2.5-inch, 500Gbyte hybrid HDD with NAND Flash
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- Compact Flash
- Hybrid Memory Cube
- NVM Express
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Category Archives: PCIe
Friday Video: A personal invitation to Memcon from Sanjay Srivastava
Want to know why you need to be at Memcon this year? Here’s Denali Software founder Sanjay Srivastava to tell you why: Now go and sign up! It’s a free ticket and includes breakfast, lunch, and some goodies—not to mention … Continue reading
Virident Systems introduces PCIe SSD with capacities to 2.2Tbytes, high IOPS
Virident Systems has announced the Virident FlashMAX II, the company’s next-generation PCIe SSD for enterprise environments. According to the company, the FlashMAX II features the highest capacity (550Gbytes to 2.2Tbytes) in a low-profile PCIe plug-in card format, with industry-leading performance … Continue reading
Posted in PCIe, SSD Tagged Flash memory, FlashMAX II, IOPS, PCI Express, Solid-state drive, Virident Systems Leave a comment
How many SSDs does it take to saturate PCIe Gen 3? Would you believe 16 drives?
It’s now possible to conduct some interesting performance tests on real PCIe Gen 3 products and the video below shows you a PCIe Gen 3 RAID card talking to 16 SSDs, which is the number of drives needed to saturate … Continue reading
Posted in PCIe, SSD, Storage Tagged Disk array controller, PCI Express, RAID, Sandy Bridge, Serial ATA, Solid-state drive, Storage 3 Comments
SSD Review: Intel 910 PCIe SSD a “game changer”
It’s always great fun to see a company hit one out of the ballpark with a new product and that’s exactly what Intel has done with its new 910 PCIe SSD, if you believe this recent article by Paul Alcorn … Continue reading
Posted in NVM Express, PCIe, SSD, Storage Tagged Intel, NVMe, PCI Express, PCIe, SAS, Solid-state drive, SSD Leave a comment
Will your multicore SoC hit the memory wall? Will the memory wall hit your SoC? Does it matter?
Multicore SoC and processor designs were our solution to the death of Dennard Scaling when IC process geometries dropped below 90nm, when processor speeds hit 3GHz, and when processor power consumption went off the charts. Since 2004, we’ve transformed Moore’s … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, DDR, DDR3, DDR4, DRAM, Flash, PCIe, Wide I/O Tagged DDR SDRAM, Graphics processing unit, System-on-a-chip, X86 9 Comments
Intel jumps on the PCIe SSD bandwagon with the fast, new 910 Series
Intel has just announced an SSD family based on the PCIe expansion-card form factor and interface. The SSD family is called the 910 Series and it’s based on Intel High Endurance Technology and MLC (multi-level cell) 25nm NAND flash memory … Continue reading
50-company PCIe SSD task force takes on interoperability issues with PCIe-connected SSDs
PCIe interfaces give SSDs are real performance boost. It’s easy to scale that performance immediately by adding PCIe lanes—unlike the SAS and SATA disk-interface specs, SSD vendors need not wait for the next, faster release of the PCIe spec to … Continue reading
LSI Corp releases multiple PCIe SSD and Flash-cached RAID storage cards in Nytro portfolio
LSI Corp has just announced a number of products in its Nytro line of PCIe-based storage cards. The LSI Nytro WarpDrive is a second-generation SSD card available in capacities of 200Gbytes to 3.2Tbytes using a memory-stacking architecture to load the … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, HDD, PCIe, SAS, SSD Tagged Flash memory, Hard disk drive, LSI, PCI Express, RAID, SandForce Leave a comment
Micron releases video on using PCIe for fast, enterprise-class SSDs like its P320h SSD
As yet another example of how new, fast interfaces are changing the way SSDs fit into the enterprise storage arena, here’s a new video showing Gary Gentry, General Manager of Micron’s Enterprise SSD Division, explaining how and why Micron has … Continue reading
Posted in HDD, NAND, NVMe, PCIe, SAS, SATA, SSD Tagged Enterprise storage, Flash memory controller, Hard disk drive, Micron, PCI Express, Solid-state drive, SSD Leave a comment
Marvell brews ARM-based native PCIe SSD Controller IC: 88NV9145 handles direct PCIe to NAND Flash I/O for high-performance, low-overhead SSD designs
It looks like 2012 is the year for native PCIe (PCI Express) interfaces to NAND Flash devices. Hot on the heels of the PCIe-based XQD memory card specification from the Compact Flash Alliance (see “Nikon D4 camera and Sony H … Continue reading