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Flash memory

  • Economic impact of large capacity archival flash

    Randy Kerns - Community Member 13 Sep 2018
  • Quad level cell flash technology is leading to high capacity flash devices that have applicability in archival storage or content repositories that are primarily read access. Currently at 96 ...

  • Violin Systems prepares NVMe launch, but not for drives

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 13 Aug 2018
  • Violin Systems will make its first platform launch since its resurrection when it brings out a flash array with NVMe support on the front end for host connectivity in September. Violin CEO Mark ...

  • WDC strives to become 'next great storage' company

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 28 Jun 2018
  • Since its 2012 acquisition of hard disk drive rival HGST, Western Digital Corp. has bought more storage companies than any other vendor. Some of the deals were whoppers, such as the $19 billion ...

  • Crossbar ReRAM hits 1x nanometer process milestone

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 01 Jun 2018
  • Crossbar recently chalked up another milestone in its quest to get on-chip non-volatile resistive RAM (ReRAM) technology to market. The Santa Clara, California-based startup licensed its core ReRAM ...

  • Pavilion Data gets funded for NVMe-oF push

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 21 May 2018
  • As all-flash array pioneer Pure Storage celebrates its $1 billion in annual revenues, two of its former executives are planning the next big thing in flash. Pavilion Data, whose CEO Gurpreet Singh ...

  • WD-Toshiba memory sale requires 2-week notice to WD

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 28 Jul 2017
  • Toshiba and Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiary acted on a San Francisco judge's suggestion today and agreed that Toshiba would give SanDisk two weeks' notice before closing on a transfer or sale ...

  • Pure Storage: We’re NVMe-ready

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 16 Nov 2016
  • Pure Storage isn’t riding the NVMe bandwagon yet, but it has reserved a seat. Pure promises its customers they can upgrade all new FlashArray//M systems to NVMe by the end of 2017 through the ...

  • Diablo flash DIMM partnership woos server makers

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 08 Sep 2016
  • Diablo Technologies and American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) partnered on memory channel flash storage servers for more than a year. The first fruits of the collaboration bloomed this week when AMI ...

  • SCSI trade group claims new SAS has pluses over NVMe/PCIe

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 11 Aug 2016
  • NVMe and PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs) may be a hot topic at this week’s Flash Memory Summit, but the SCSI Trade Association is trying to remind everyone that new serial-attached SCSI (SAS) ...

  • Netlist launches new DDR4 NVDIMM

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 21 Jan 2016
  • Netlist unveiled its new DDR4-based non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) yesterday at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Summit in San Jose. ...

  • Pure goes TLC 3D NAND route

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 17 Nov 2015
  • Pure Storage became the latest flash vendor to support TLC 3D NAND  drives that lower the cost of solid-state storage. The vendor also expanded its Pure1 cloud-based management, adding predictive ...

  • Intel set to go big on 3D NAND

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 21 Nov 2014
  • Intel claims it will leapfrog early 3D NAND leader Samsung with a 10 TB 3D NAND solid-state drive (SSD) for enterprises by late 2015. Intel laid out its 3D NAND flash plans Thursday during its ...

  • NVDIMM makers try to find their niche in flash ecosystem

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 10 Aug 2014
  • NVDIMM technology, one of the latest players searching for a position in a flash field that's growing more crowded, shares enough traits with DRAM memory, DIMM-based flash storage and other solid ...

  • Forget acquisitions, HDS will build its own flash storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Aug 2012
  • Every storage vendor has a solid-state strategy, and today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) revealed plans for putting flash in its storage controllers, arrays, appliances and on PCIe cards. HDS allows ...

  • Data miner strikes gold with DRAM storage appliance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 21 Jan 2011
  • We’ve seen that these are still early days for solid-state and Flash adoption in enterprise storage, and people are still trying to figure out the best way to implement the technology. That leaves ...

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