SSDs

As part of Intel's Architecture Day 2020 presentations, Raja Koduri spent a bit of time talking about the status of their Optane products. Most of it was a recapitulation of details Intel has previously shared. The two important Optane product updates planned for this year are the Barlow Pass second-generation Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (DCPMM) and the Alder Stream second-generation Optane NVMe SSDs. Intel has been teasing their Alder Stream second-generation Optane SSDs since last fall, with promises of off-the-charts performance increases. They've confirmed that Alder Stream will be using second-generation 3D XPoint memory, which moves from two to four layers ("decks" in Intel's slides), making this the first test of the vertical scaling potential of 3D XPoint technology. This combined with with a...

Marvell at FMS 2019: NVMe Over Fabrics Controllers, AI On SSD

Prior to Flash Memory Summit, Marvell unveiled their first generation of client SSD controllers supporting PCI Express 4.0. During the show itself, their focus was much more on the...

5 by Billy Tallis on 8/16/2019

FMS 2019: EDSFF Form Factors Update - Long, Short, & Everything In-Between

What began as Intel's Ruler concept for a new SSD form factor blossomed into the Enterprise and Datacenter Small Form Factor family of standards, with the version 1.0 specs...

1 by Billy Tallis on 8/16/2019

SK Hynix Re-Enters Retail SSD Market, Launches Gold S31 SATA Drives

Coming off of the heels of last week’s Flash Memory Summit, today a familiar entity is throwing its hat back into the ring for retail SSDs: SK Hynix. This...

16 by Ryan Smith on 8/15/2019

ADATA Expands XPG SX8200 Pro Range with 2 TB Model

Over the past few months we have seen a number of companies announcing high-end 2 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2-2280 SSDs, which was not particularly surprising given positioning of...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/12/2019

Samsung Preps PM1733 PCIe 4.0 Enterprise SSDs For AMD's "Rome" EPYC Processors

With the launch of AMD's new second generation "Rome" EPYC processors, AMD's numerous hardware partners have been lining up to announce their own wares built around the new processors...

45 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

Phison Previews Next-Gen PCIe 4.0 SSD Controllers: Up to 7 GB/s, NVMe 1.4

At FMS 2019, Phison shared the specs for its next generation of client SSD controllers. The PS5018-E18 high-end controller will be made using a FinFET process technology and promises...

27 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

Western Digital Reveals Ultrastar DC SN340 SSDs for Read Intensive Workloads

Western Digital has introduced its new accelerator drives designed for very read-intensive workloads. The key feature of the Ultrastar DC SN340 Very Read Intensive (VRI) SSDs is their low...

5 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2019

Western Digital Unveils Ultrastar DC SN640 SSDs: Up to 30.72 TB Capacity

Western Digital has announced its new family of enterprise SSDs aimed at mixed-use-case workloads. The new drives use in-house developed components and come in EDSFF E1.L, U.2, and M.2-22110...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2019

Samsung Unveils 6th Generation V-NAND Memory with Up to 136 Layers

Samsung on Tuesday introduced its sixth-generation V-NAND memory, which in a bid to further improve capacity and density, features over 100 active layers. To make V-NAND with over 100...

41 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2019

Toshiba Introduces New Tiny NVMe SSD Form Factor

Today at Flash Memory Summit, Toshiba is debuting a new form factor for NVMe SSDs that is small enough to be a removable alternative to soldered-down BGA SSDs. The...

27 by Billy Tallis on 8/6/2019

Everspin’s STT-MRAM Now Supported by Cadence’s DDR4 Controllers

Cadence and Everspin on Monday announced that Cadence’s DDR4 IP and verification IP now support Everspin’s 1 Gb STT-MRAM. Cadence’s support will make it easier for chip designers to...

4 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2019

Memblaze’s PBlaze5 X26: Toshiba’s XL-Flash-Based Ultra-Low Latency SSD

With the annual Flash Memory Summit kicking into high gear this week, Memblaze will be showcasing one of the industry’s first ultra-low latency NVMe SSDs based on Toshiba’s XL-Flash...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2019

Toshiba Launches XL-FLASH 3D SLC NAND

Last year at Flash Memory Summit, Toshiba announced XL-FLASH, a specialized low-latency SLC 3D NAND flash memory that is their answer to Samsung's Z-NAND (and to a lesser extent...

16 by Billy Tallis on 8/5/2019

Phison to Showcase PS5013-E13T BGA SSD: Up to 1.7 GB/s At Under 2 W

Phison said this week that it will demonstrate its next generation turnkey BGA SSD at the 2019 Flash Memory Summit next week. The tiny drive uses a 324-ball BGA...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2019

Liqid to Demonstrate Element LQD4500 PCIe 4.0 x16 SSD: 32 TB At Up to 24 GB/s

Liqid, a maker of SSDs for mission critical and performance-hungry applications, plans to demonstrate one of the world’s first PCIe 4.0 x16 solid-state drives at Flash Memory Summit next...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2019

Western Digital: Nearly All NAND Capacities Resumed Normal Operations

Western Digital and its manufacturing partner Toshiba Memory Co. (TMC) had managed to resume normal operation of almost all of their joint production lines at their Yokkaichi Operations campus...

31 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

Marvell Announces Client SSD Controllers With PCIe Gen4

Last year Marvell announced updated client NVMe controllers that we have not yet encountered in the retail SSD market, but now that the transition to PCIe gen4 is underway...

17 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2019

Innogrit Debuts With Four NVMe SSD Controllers

A new SSD controller designer is coming out of stealth mode today. Innogrit was founded in 2016 by storage industry veterans with the goal of developing storage technology to...

5 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2019

ADATA Launches XPG Gammix S50: A PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD

ADATA has introduced its first PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD, which is aimed at the latest AMD Ryzen-based PCs using the AMD X570 platform. The ADATA XPG Gammix S50...

13 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

Sage Microelectronics To Introduce Enterprise SSD Controller Supporting STT-MRAM

Everspin has announced that Sage Microelectronics is introducing a new enterprise SSD controller that supports Everspin's latest 1Gb magnetoresistive memory (MRAM) chips. A similar partnership between Everspin and Phison...

4 by Billy Tallis on 7/31/2019

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