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Micron to start sales of SSDs based on TLC NAND this quarter

Micron Technology plans to finally start shipments of consumer solid-state drives based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash in the ongoing quarter, the company revealed this week. SSDs featuring TLC NAND memory will be generally more affordable than non-volatile storage solutions powered by multi-level cell (MLC) flash. “We will begin shipping …

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Plextor readies cost-efficient SSD based on TLC NAND memory

Plextor produces one of the best solid-state drives available today. However, Plextor’s drives are pretty expensive and are designed for premium market segment. Apparently, Plextor is working on an inexpensive SSD based on cost-effective triple-level-cell NAND flash memory, which will be available later this year. Not a lot is known …

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Samsung’s tiny M.2/PCIe SSD sports massive 2.15GB/s read speed

Samsung Electronics announced this week that it has begun mass production of its SM951 solid-state drive. The new SSD uses M.2 form-factor and PCI Express 3.0 interface to deliver massive performance improvement over the vast majority of consumer-grade solid-state drives available today. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether Samsung’s SM951 will …

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Kinston unveils HyperX PCIe/M.2 SSD with 1.40GB/s read speed

Kingston Technology has introduced its first high-performance solid-state drive for consumers that comes with PCI Express 2.0 x4/M.2 interface. The new HyperX Predator SSDs are designed for performance enthusiasts, but thanks to massive simplicity of its construction, it is possible to expect that the product will not be too expensive. …

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Marvell announces SSD controller for next-gen tablets, 2-in-1 devices

Marvell has introduced two new controllers for solid-state drives that can significantly improve performance of storage for tablets, hybrid 2-in-1 devices. The new controllers will not require DRAM, which will allow making smaller solid-state storage solutions for ultra-thin computing devices. “I believe our latest game-changing SSD controller will drive the …

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Qualcomm confirms plans for high-performance processors for servers

Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of application processors for mobile devices, this week confirmed unofficial information that it is working on high-performance system-on-chips for the emerging market of micro-servers based on ARM-architecture processors. “We are engaged with customers,” said Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm, during a meeting with …

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Micron unveils M600 SSDs: 16nm NAND, dynamic write acceleration

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled-out its new line-up of solid-state drives for high-performance personal computers and other devices. The new drives feature reduced power consumption, improved write speed and some other advantages compared to previous-generation SSDs from Micron. Micron’s M600 solid-state drives are based on 128Mb NAND flash memory chips …

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Plextor begins to ship ‘accelerated’ M6 Pro solid-state drives

Plextor has begun to ship its M6 Pro solid-state drives that come with performance-acceleration software and in many cases promise to significantly outperform competing SSDs with Serial ATA-6Gb/s interface. The new drives further improve reliability and endurance of SSDs thanks to Plextor’s new way of testing its solid-state drives. Just like other Plextor M6 …

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Marvell unveils controller for SSDs with 2GB/s and 4GB/s bandwidth

Marvell this week introduced its new controller that will power next-generation ultra-high-performance solid-state drives with PCI Express 3.0 or SATA Express interfaces. The controller also supports non-volatile memory express (NVMe) 1.1 specification and can support not only consumer, but also server-class SSDs. The Marvell 88SS1093 NVMe controller with three processing …

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Plextor readies M6 Pro SSD with PlexTurbo software

Plextor’s latest M6-series solid-state drives (SSDs) offer respectable performance as well as stability and reliability that the company is known for. But Plextor does not stand still and is constantly working on new things that will further improve its products. At the Computex 2014 trade-show next week Plextor plans to …

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Marvell unveils SSD controller with 15nm TLC NAND flash support

Marvell, a leading designer of controllers for solid-state drives, on Wednesday introduced its latest Marvell 88SS1074 SATA SSD chip that is expected to power affordable SSDs next year. The controller supports virtually all types of NAND flash memory, including the latest-generation triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash made using 15nm fabrication …

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Marvell unveils PCIe SSD controller with SATA Express support

Marvell, one of the world’s leading developers of SSD controllers, on Wednesday unveiled the industry’s first controller for solid-state drives that officially supports SATA Express interconnection technology. The Marvell 88SS1083 controller supports PCI Express 2.0 x2 as well as SATA Express interconnection and thus can power solid-state drives with up …

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Crucial preps SSDs powered by 16nm NAND flash memory

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology, plans to introduce the world’s first solid-state drive based on Micron’s NAND flash memory made using 16nm process technology early next month. The new SSD will reportedly be showcased at Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show. The fresh drives promise to be significantly less expensive than …

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Amazon Web Services reportedly begins to develop its own chips

Amazon Web Services, a service arm of Amazon and one of the world’s largest providers of cloud services, recently established silicon optimization engineering team (SOET) with the aim to create custom server platforms and microprocessors. The company has already begun to hire specialists to develop highly-tailored server platforms. Nowadays companies …

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Plextor unveils M6 family of SSDs with PCIe-based drives

Plextor, one of the most respected brand-names in the consumer storage industry, this week unveiled its new M6 lineup of solid-state drives. The new SSDs come in various form-factors that target different types of personal computers and also sport different interfaces, including Serial ATA and PCI Express. The latter brings …

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Computex: Plextor SSD goes from Fast to Furious

Plextor has always been about quality and durability when it comes to storage. In the past it was always about media readers for disks and CDs, but over the last several years they have expanded to SSD’s, under the ‘PLDS’ (Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions) umbrella. That’s all good, but …

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Working around Sandy Bridge problem

But how safe is it? Intel doesn’t really do ‘Total Recalls’ like this. It’s scary stuff. The company that effectively made the global market for microprocessors is such a galactically huge corporation, with advanced R&D the like of which has never been seen before, that no one ever really expected …

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Is Asus the victim of industry backstabbers?

Yesterday KitGuru was privy to some rather interesting email chatter across the grapevine, which indicated that Asus had in fact advised  its partners to continue selling Sandy Bridge boards with potentially problematic slow drive controller issues. We love a little gossip… So what’s the truth? The recent Intel Sandybridge Cougar …

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Size of UK market for SSD in 2011 revealed

Not many things will increase the performance of an existing system as much as GPU, CPU and SSD. KitGuru spends a lot of time in the Lab looking at this kind of thing, so we know what we’re talking about. While every PC has some form of CPU and GPU, …

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