Category: storage

SABRENT PLOTRIPPER SSD

Sabrent has surfaced with a SSD targetting Chia miners. The PlotRipper and PlotRipper Pro are high endurance SSD that the company hopes will appeal to the miners. Earlier reports of SSD products failing after 40 days put a bad taste in mouth of Chia enthusiasts and they flocked to server class disks. Helium hard disks …

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SEGATE ANNOUNCES MACH.2 SERVER DISKS

The Seagate MACH.2 is the world’s first multi-actuator hard drive technology, containing two independent actuators that transfer data concurrently. MACH.2 solves the need for increased performance by enabling parallelism of data flows in and out of a single hard drive. By allowing the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas …

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DO HARD DISKS AND SSD CONVERGE?

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Everyone knows that prices per MB/GB/TB/EB of hard disks and SSD have fallen substantially over time. The data can be explained as exponential decay. With two curved however it gets slightly more advanced and a jump to honors math is needed. No problem! SSD prices are falling at about 45% annually. Hard disks have also …

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SQUEEZING MORE FROM HARD DISKS

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The effort to increase the capacity of hard disks has run up against a wall. Perpendicular recorded media top out at 18TB with 9 play helium assemblies. Hard disk heads and media have a 2nm layer carom overcoat. Reducing the thickness of the overcoat is challenging as corrosion and other problems become problematic. The 1nm …

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FUJIFILM DEVELOPS NEW TAPE MATERIALS

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The Japanese FujiFilm has been developing new magnetic materials for tape with an eye towards higher capacity designs. The latest material is Barium Ferrite, but work with Strontium Ferrite has shown even finer grain structures. The scale of the material is large by semiconductor standards but the improvement with Strontium Ferrite is obvious. Hard disk …

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SSD AND SMART WARNINGS

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SMART was originally developed for hard disks using the IDENT command. IDENT provides operating hours, sector count and spare sector use among many other fields. IDENT is a 512 byte block patterned over the original sector size of hard disks long ago. Fields vary with some larger ones for product name and serial numbers. Many …

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SAMSUNG 870 EVO SSD

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Samsung has introduced their new 870 EVO SSD lineup. Samsung said they should be available in the coming months. The 870 EVO SSD easily saturate the SATA interface. Samsung offers 5 years or TBW warranty on the 870 EVO SSD. MODEL CAPACITY MSRP TBW MZ-77E250 250GB $39.99 150TBW MZ-77E500 500GB $69.99 300TBW MZ-77E1T0 1TB $129.99 …

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INTEL 670P SSD LINEUP

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Intel in a corporate slideshow mentioned the new 670p SSD which will be another QLC product. Most of the focus was with server oriented hardware. Intel has been developing the 144-layer QLC design which will also have additional SLC cache. The need for RAM is necessary primarily for storing the allocation table and a transfer …

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COPING WITH 1EB OF DATA

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For the gaming enthusiast the idea of 1EB is not so far fetched. No statistics exist for the entire collection of over 25,000 games as to the storage required. Steam has needed 7.1 terabit bandwidth to keep up with demand. Steam has to use hard disks galore to handle the vast amount of games for …

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CHINESE SSD PRODUCTS

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So far the studio has accumulated several brands in the collection of M.2 and SATA SSD products from China manufacturers and resellers. Dogfish, GoldenFir, KingDian, Kingchuxing, Kunup, Orico, TC-SunBow, Vasekey, WeiJinTo and Zheino are some other known brands. Once more SSD products are procured a table of relative performance for the low end of the market …

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