SSD news from Computex: Sandisk, LSI, Biwin and Asus
You can’t go around it, the Computex Exhibition in Taiwan is an opportunity for many companies to announce their latest products and technologies. We bring you a small roundup of today’s announcements.
Cnet reports that Asus is showcasing a Thunderbolt SSD which should become available in a 128GB and 256GB capacity and which is configured as RAID 0 out of the box. According to Cnet the drive should become available in about two months, with no pricing information available.
Biwin announced that it is showcasing a demo system with a PCI Express (PCIe) based SSD, while not becoming available on the market, it is the precursor to the company’s future line of PCIe-based enterprise class SSDs. The product, dubbed the HemiDrive 1, is the company’s first engineering milestone on the road to developing a line of PCIe SSDs. HemiDrive 1 reaches sequential read and write speeds up to 1200MB/sec and 900MB/sec respectively, and up to 45,000 4K random write IOPS. Biwin expects their future PCIe SSD products to be even faster.
LSI has issued a press release stating that they showcase SSDs with 19nm Toshiba and 20nm Intel NAND flash memory using their SandForce SF-2000 Flash Storage Processors at Computex. This controller is able to correct 55-bit errors per 512 byte sectors. Error correction is important for the success of SSDs as their sizes shrink, so the density of the data increases and it’s becoming more difficult to hold the charge which encodes the data, resulting in reduced reliability. The controllers also utilize DuraClass advanced NAND flash management technology which consists of DuraWrite (technology to optimze read/write cycles for durability), RAISE (RAID like data protection/recovery technology), Advanced Wear Leveling and Monitoring (improving endurance) and Recycler (erases invalid data without making the drive less durable).
Sandisk has announced a PCI Express Solid State Accelerator (SSA) card. This bootable PCIe card can be added to computers in the PCIe slot and comes in either a 200GB or 400GB capacity. The SSA card can be used together with FlashSoft data caching software to speed up Windows. It is targeted at enterprises and the price underlines it, the 200GB drive is $1,350, the 400GB one is $2,350.
There are 0 comments
Most popular headlines
- Sun 26 Oct 11:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Traces in the Android source code give us hints that the next Nexus device will ...
- Thu 23 Oct 07:10 by DoMiN8ToR
It's likely you haven't seen a datacenter from the inside before and certainly n...
- Mon 27 Oct 05:10 by DoMiN8ToR
The Spanish company CineMartin claims to have developed software that makes it p...
- Fri 24 Oct 12:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Anti-virus company Avast released the 2015 version of their virus scanner w...
- Tue 28 Oct 04:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Microsoft will no longer sell computers with Windows 7 installed starting t...