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  • Best SSD Buying Guide

      Solid state drives (SSDs) play a central role in the enterprise. They are now available in multiple form factors, capacities, speeds, functions and price ranges. The early versions simply slotted into existing hard drive slots in storage arrays, servers and PCs. While this form factor remains popular for SAS and SATA drives, there are also smaller PCIe and M.2. form factors that can move the power of flash closer to the CPU. More recently, NVMe SSDs have been developed…

  • IBM FlashSystem 9100: Product Overview and Insight

    IBM FlashSystem 9100: Product Overview and Insight Bottom Line: IBM is recognized as a leader in flash due to its flash module design and Spectrum software defined storage. However, it cautioned users about a guarantee of only 5 x 9s availability, and the newness of certain features. Yet clearly, FlashSystem 9100 is a major competitor in the market. Potential users are encouraged to test it in their own environments. As its feature set matures, it could take business away from…

  • Survey Reveals Tech Trends Reshaping Data Storage

      Survey Reveals Tech Trends Reshaping Data Storage Enterprise Storage Forum recently administered a major survey of IT and business leaders to gauge their data storage plans. The answers have implications for both IT and business units, as companies of all sizes struggle to strategically plan storage purchases in a fast-changing tech landscape. Entitled Data Storage Trends 2018, the survey provides the most comprehensive portrait of today’s data storage landscape, from technology to hiring trends to budget decisions. At the…

  • Leaderboard – Best Hard Drive, SSD and Storage Solutions

      Leaderboard – Best Hard Drive, SSD and Storage Solutions paging_filter Updated 11/07/2016 The StorageReview Leaderboard briefly describes the drives that we believe are the best in their given categories. Note, however, that these capsule comments are not a substitute for the full reviews of the drives. To help consumers better sort through the clutter, StorageReview has also put together a list of the most important SSD brands (updated 10/14) to consider when buying an SSD. SMB and Enterprise users may also…

  • Crucial BX300 SSD Review (480GB) – Now Featuring 3D MLC NAND

    Crucial BX300 SSD Review (480GB) – Now Featuring 3D MLC NAND Sean Webster November 7, 2017 1 Comment It seems like it was just yesterday that I was holding the Crucial M4 in my hands and I was ready to upgrade my first gen i7 system with my first SSD ever, let alone with the first SATA 6Gb/s SSD ever. While my X58 motherboard had the latest SATA 6GB/s ports provided by Marvell chipset, those in the know always opted…

  • Industry Outlook: The Data Storage Crisis

    Industry Outlook: The Data Storage Crisis     Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook talks with Peter Godman about the explosion of data and how companies can manage it. Peter is cofounder and CTO of universal-scale file-storage company Qumulo, where he uses his expertise in distributed file systems and high-performance distributed systems to guide product development and management….

  • How Do SSDs Work? – ExtremeTech

    Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC). Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with new technologies, like Intel Optane? To understand how and why SSDs are different from spinning discs, we need to talk a little bit about hard drives. A hard drive stores data on…

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