Tag Archives: PCIe

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

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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

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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

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NVMe storage-optimized PCIe interface gets an Interoperability Lab at University of New Hampshire

The drive to adopt NVMe (a storage-optimized variant of the PCIe interface standard for SSDs) led by the NVMe Work Group now has an interoperability lab at the University of New Hampshire. The UNH-IOL—a “neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to  testing … Continue reading

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Nexsan forecasts five SSD trends for 2012

Storage-system provider Nexsan recently issued a press release predicting five major SSD trends for 2012. They are: SSD storage system innovations to improve IOPS and reduce end-to-end latency. How? High-speed interfaces such as Infiniband and PCIe, block-level duplication, auto tiering, … Continue reading

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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

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Nikon D4 camera and Sony H Series Flash memory cards usher in the era of high-performance XQD cards with PCIe interfaces

Nikon and Sony have jumped the gun on CES by introducing a new DSLR camera (the Nikon D4) and a new series of Flash storage media (the Sony H Series). These announcements mark the beginning of the XQD Flash card … Continue reading

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