Two years ago Intel released the DC S3500 and S3700 SSDs that marked as the company's first truly in-house SATA 6Gbps SSDs. Today Intel is adding M.2 form factor to the S3500 lineup along with higher capacity options in the regular 2.5" size. The original S3500 came in capacities ranging from as small as 80GB to up to 800GB, but with the increasing demand for high density storage, Intel is adding 1.2TB and 1.6TB offerings. There is no change in the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) design to accommadate the extra NAND nor are there any other firmware or hardware changes, so the new models simply have more NAND on the board. The 1.2TB and 1.6TB models provide higher randon write speeds, which makes sense given the...
Our enterprise storage coverage has mainly been focused on individual enterprise SSDs from the likes of Intel and Micron, but there's a lot of interesting action in the storage...35 by Kristian Vättö on 10/29/2014
Traditionally Samsung's enterprise SSDs have only been available to large server OEMs (e.g. Dell, EMC, and IBM). In other words, unless you were buying tens of thousands of drives...30 by Kristian Vättö on 9/3/2014
All aboard the press release train and up next is Mushkin, launching their new range of ProSpec Enterprise SSDs based on the SandForce SF-2582 controller. Available in capacities...5 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014
The last few weeks have been tough for OCZ. The company filed for bankruptcy and a week later OCZ announced that Toshiba will be acquiring their assets. While there...23 by Kristian Vättö on 12/12/2013
Over the past couple of decades, the server market has evolved from closed, proprietary, and most importantly extremely expensive mainframe and proprietary RISC servers into today's highly competitive x86...60 by Johan De Gelas on 8/5/2013
About a year and a half ago OCZ announced the acquisition of Sanrad, an enterprise storage solutions company with experience in flash caching. Today we see some of the...26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/23/2013