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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
- Wide I/O
Tag Archives: PCI Express
NVMe Emulator from Teledyne LeCroy emulates the SSD or the host controller
A PCIe-based emulator board from Teledyne LeCroy—the Summmit Z3-16 Exerciser—can emulate either an NVMe SSD or an NVMe controller, so it’s a good choice no matter what type of NVMe hardware you’re developing. It supports transfer rates of 2.5 to … Continue reading
Posted in LeCroy, NVM Express, NVMe Tagged Emulator, NVMe, PCI Express, Solid-state drive, Teledyne Leave a comment
Marvell’s DragonFly NVRAM and NVCACHE provide high SSD IOPS for large storage apps
Marvell has just announced two new versions of its DragonFly PCIe board series: the DragonFly NVRAM and the DragonFly NVCACHE. Both boards contain a mixture of PCIe controller, SDRAM, SLC NAND Flash, supercapacitors, and software to create plug-in boards for … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, Marvell, SAS, SSD, Storage Tagged Flash memory, IOPS, PCI Express, Servers, Solid-state drive, SSD, Storage Leave a comment
IDT to present on NVMe at next week’s Flash Memory Summit in Silicon Valley
Flash Memory Summit is next week in Silicon Valley and IDT is giving a presentation on the NVMe standard for PCIe-based SSDs. Peter Onufryk, director of engineering in the Enterprise Computing Division at IDT, will present “How the Streamlined Architecture … Continue reading
Posted in NVM Express, NVMe Tagged Flash memory, Flash Memory Summit, IDT, Integrated Device Technology, NVM Express, PCI Express, Silicon Valley Leave a comment
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
MOSAID and NOVACHIPS announce plans for an HLNAND-based SSD controller chip. Release set for 2013.
A couple of weeks ago, MOSAID and NOVACHIPS announced plans to jointly develop an SSD controller based on the MOSAID high-speed HLNAND interface specification. If you’re not familiar with the MOSAID HLNAND high-speed serial interface, join the club. Most NAND … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, Flash, Hybrid Memory Cube, NAND Tagged Flash memory, Flash memory controller, HyperLink, MOSAID, NAND Flash, NOVACHIPS, PCI Express, Solid-state drive, SSD 1 Comment
NVM Express (NVMe) controller subsystem points the way to an SSD future
Cadence introduced an NVM Express (NVMe) controller subsystem this week. The Denali Memory Report and the EDA360 Insider have covered NVMe developments several times already (see below for the links) and it’s clear that one way to maximize SSD performance … Continue reading
Posted in NVM Express, SSD Tagged NVM Express, PCI Express, PHY, SATA, SSD Leave a comment
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
Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of the six different use cases for SSDs?
Marc Staimer, founder and senior analyst at Dragon Slayer Consulting, has just published an excellent primer on locating SSD storage within a server and storage network. With the advent of PCIe-based SSD storage based on NAND Flash memory, the number … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, HDD, SSD Tagged Cache, Flash memory, Flash memory controller, Hard disk drive, NAS, Network Attached Storage, PCI Express, SAN, Solid-state drive, SSD, Storage area network 1 Comment
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
Agilent: Memory technology has hit a wall due to physics limitations and that has implications for your designs
Last week, Agilent ran a seminar in Milpitas, California. The first of three subseminars was about memory technology with an excellent overview of the state of memory technology today. It was presented by Gordon Getty, an Agilent Application Engineer based … Continue reading
DRAMeXchange opines on six major DRAM and NAND Flash trends for 2012-2015. What do you think?
The DRAMeXchange http://www.dramexchange.com/ keeps a very close watch on the spot and contract prices for all forms of semiconductor memory including DRAM and NAND Flash devices. The group also keeps an eye on trends that may affect pricing. A couple … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, DDR3, DDR4, DRAM, Flash, HDD, LPDDR2, LPDDR3, Memcon, ONFI, Toggle Tagged DDR3 SDRAM, Flash, Flash memory, NAND Flash, PCI Express, Ultrabook Leave a comment
Micron introduces Enterprise-class, 2.5-inch SSD with PCIe interface
This week, Micron announced a hot-swappable, 2.5-inch SSD that employs a PCIe interface instead of the more widely used SATA or SAS disk interfaces. Dell announced that it has selected this drive for its 12th generation PowerEdge server line. Both … Continue reading
Posted in NAND, SLC, SSD, Storage Tagged Dell, Dell PowerEdge, Flash memory, Micron, PCI Express, Serial ATA, SSD 5 Comments
Why is the NVMe SSD interface inherently more efficient than disk-based protocols such as SATA?
The speed at which the electronics industry moves sometimes masks other developments that are incredibly slow-paced and the conversion of storage I/O protocols from hard-disk-centric to solid-state disks (SSDs) is a shining example. Most SSDs currently employ I/O protocols originally … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, HDD, NAND, NVM Express, NVMe, SSD Tagged ATA, Flash memory, NAND Flash, NVM Express, NVMe, PCI Express, SATA, Serial ATA 2 Comments
Watch out SSDs, here comes the NVM Express!
I was reading an article on the Information Week Web site about using SSDs for accelerating enterprise storage and came across this statement: “For the most part, the type of SSD that you use in the storage system does not … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, NVM Express, NVMe, SSD Tagged Flash memory, Hard disk drive, NVM Express, PCI Express, SAS, SATA, Serial ATA, SSD 3 Comments
Free half-day SSD seminars across North America and the UK
Demartek, a research and analysis firm, will be holding seven free half-day seminars on SSD basics across North America (and one in the UK) during 2012. These seminars look to be pretty basic, so they’re an introduction for people who … Continue reading
Posted in SSD Tagged PCI Express, Solid-state drive, SSD 1 Comment