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Seagate: We will refresh entire HDD and SSD lineup this year

Seagate Technology, one of the top makers of hard disk drives, said this week that it would introduce an unprecedented amount of new products this calendar year. The company’s management naturally did not provide any details, but expect the manufacturer to release better solid-state drives as well as higher capacity hard …

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Ex-employees of SandForce and LAMD form new SSD IC developer

The number of independent flash controller developers decreased in the recent years as large makers of solid-state drives as well as products featuring NAND flash memory acquired designers of controllers to improve their products. As it appears, there is a new kid on the block, Tidal Systems, which is formed …

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SandForce 3000-series controllers delayed again

Although SandForce 3000-series controllers were officially introduced almost a year ago, it now looks like they will only emerge on the market in the first half of 2015. There is good news, though, once the SF3000-series controllers hit the market, they will power multiple devices from numerous manufacturers. The SF3700 …

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Seagate closes acquisition of SSD controller businesses from Avago

Seagate Technology on Tuesday said it has completed its acquisition of the assets of LSI’s accelerated solutions division (ASD) and flash components division (FCD) from Avago Technologies. The closing of the takeover transforms Seagate into a leading developer of controllers for solid-state drives for various applications. The hard disk drive …

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Micron and SK Hynix interested in Taiwanese SSD controllers

The consolidation on the market of solid-state drives is in full swing right now. Just recently Seagate agreed to acquire LSI SandForce and LSI Nytro divisions from Avago, whereas yesterday SanDisk announced its takeover of Fusion-io. It is not surprising that large makers of SSDs and NAND flash memory are …

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OCZ unveils workstation/enthusiast PCIe SSD with 1.8GB/s performance

OCZ Storage Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., on Thursday introduced a new RevoDrive 350 solid-state drive with PCI Express interface that is designed for workstations and enthusiast-class personal computers. The new SSDs feature incredible performance previously obtainable only from enterprise-class drives. OCZ RevoDrive 350 is powered by four …

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Intel reveals 730-series ‘factory overclocked’ SSDs

Intel Corp. on Thursday unveiled its new lineup of high-end solid-state drives (SSDs) aimed at performance-demanding users. The new Intel 730-series SSDs are the first drives featuring controller and NAND components binned and qualified for higher clock-rates, yet, the manufacturer claims ultimate reliability of the drives. Intel solid-state drives 730-series …

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Intel goes the way of SandForce with SSD 520 Series

As many of you would have seen from our latest in-depth review, Intel has just introduced its new 520 (Cherryville) Series SSDs to market; these of which are the first Intel SSDs powered by a SandForce controller, the SF2281 controller to be exact. Sporting Intel’s own 25nm ‘compute-quality’ NAND flash …

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Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review

This month Kitguru has been at the forefront of many Solid State Drive reviews including the new models from ADATA and OCZ. Today we are looking at the new model from Corsair, the Force 3 120GB which is set to target a wide audience, offering high levels of SATA III …

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