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October 23, 2015 by

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

SSDs have powerful processors and hundreds of thousands of lines of code to make them smart. But after installing over 300,000 smart SSDs, Chinese giant Baidu has opted for a different model: software defined flash. Here's how it works.

September 19, 2015 by

Huawei: Don't call us cheap

Chinese networking vendor says it doesn't want to be perceived as a low-cost market competitor against the likes of Cisco Systems, noting that its server price points in China are comparable to that of IBM's.

August 21, 2015 by

Intel's radical Optane next-gen SSD

​Intel teased their new Optane SSD this week, saying it's 7x faster than flash SSDs, with much longer life, using a radical new memory they call 3D Xpoint. Here's what you need to know.

August 12, 2015 by

Samsung announces 16TB SSD

Not just the world's highest capacity SSD, but the world's highest capacity drive of any type. The PM1633 uses Samsung's new 48 layer V-NAND, itself a technical tour-de-force, and represents a new thrust in flash storage beyond performance: capacity.

August 5, 2015 by

Diablo's flash DIMMs attack DRAM

Diablo Technologies, innovator in flash memory, announces a new flash device that replaces DRAM. At up to 256GB capacity, at 1/10th the cost, and using 1/3rd the power, it looks like a winner. Here's what you need to know.

July 29, 2015 by

The case against SSDs

Flash-based SSDs have revolutionized enterprise storage. But SATA SSDs have serious problems that show that after more than 50 years of disk-based storage, our ancient I/O stack must be rebuilt. Here's why.


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