Liqid, leading provider of on-demand composable infrastructure technologies, announced that it will be demonstrating the industry’s first PCI-Express (PCIe) 4.0 NVMe solid state technology (SSD) at Flash Memory Summit 2018. Liqid will demonstrate multiple configurations of its Gen 4 PCIe Element SSDs, including the industry’s first Gen4 x16 NVMe storage solution with Dual Ported capability. By leveraging the newly available Gen4 PCIe interface, the Liqid Element solution delivers unprecedented data throughput and IOPS performance for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging, high-value applications.

“Transforming milliseconds into microseconds, Gen 4.0 PCIe solid-state solutions from Liqid provide consistent data performance and efficiency to handle the workloads associated with the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” said Sumit Puri, CEO and Cofounder, Liqid. “We are honored to be working with a wide array of industry-leading partners and customers to bring our expertise in PCIe fabrics to deliver supercharged solid-state performance and answer emerging challenges in the data center. Liqid is proud to build on our legacy of delivering award-winning PCIe-deployed infrastructure solutions to market.”

PCIe 4.0 NVMe solutions from Liqid deliver strong benefits across industry verticals, anywhere data performance is a prerequisite for success. Deployment of the long-awaited Gen 4 PCIe specifications will accelerate applications across multiple industry verticals, improving performance in today’s cloud-centric and big data compute environments. Gen4 NVMe will also drive emerging applications in machine learning and artificial intelligence, 8K digital media processing, virtual and augmented reality, and much more.

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liteon logoThis week at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2018, LITE-ON Storage, an established leader in the rapidly expanding solid-state drive (SSD) industry, will showcase its first storage drive supporting Project Denali, Microsoft Corp.’s storage specification for cloud-based workloads. The new Open Channel AD2 series SSD was built as part of a collaboration with Microsoft and CNEX Labs.

“LITE-ON is constantly testing new ways to improve the speed and efficiency of flash drives for customers of all sizes, and we see Project Denali as possibly accelerating these efforts,” said Darlo Perez, Managing Director, Americas region at LITE-ON Storage. “In early testing of an M.2 SSD built around the Denali spec, CNEX achieved a radical latency reduction of 95 percent, providing a potentially disruptive improvement in quality of service (QoS) for cloud computing.”

Project Denali is a standardization and evolution of Open Channel that defines the roles of SSD as opposed to the host in a standard interface. The SSD firmware interfaces by separating functionality for software-defined data layout and media management. For instance, media management, error correction, mapping of bad blocks and other functionality specific to the flash generation stay on the device. The host, meantime, receives random writes, transmits streams of sequential writes, maintains the address map and performs garbage collection.

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toshiba logoToshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in flash memory, today announced that it has developed an native NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) SSD for direct Ethernet access to data for highly scalable storage architectures, conforming to the NVMe-oF Specification Version 1.0.

With the new technology, Toshiba Memory has made it possible to simplify the hardware architecture of the JBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash) over an NVMe-oF network, resulting in higher performance, lower cost and lower power consumption compared to a conventional CPU-based hardware configuration.

The new SSD utilizes the Marvell® 88SN2400 NVMe-oF SSD converter controller, enabling dual-port 25Gbps Ethernet connectivity of high-performance U.2 NVMe SSDs.

Also, Toshiba Memory is utilizing an Ethernet JBOF prototype chassis, developed and built by Aupera Technologies Inc., to demonstrate the new NVMe-oF SSDs. The JBOF is powered by 1+1 redundant 100Gbit Ethernet switch units with dual 6x100 Gbit Ethernet uplinks, which enables 16M IOPS system performance (4KB Random Read), the fastest ever seen in the industry.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 4-bit (QLC, quad-level cell) 4-terabyte (TB) SATA solid-state drive (SSD) for consumers.

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Based on 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND with outstanding performance equivalent to the company’s 3-bit design, Samsung’s QLC SSD is expected to bring a new level of efficiency to consumer SSDs.

“Samsung’s new 4-bit SATA SSD will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers,” said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of memory sales & marketing at Samsung Electronics. “As we expand our lineup across consumer segments and to the enterprise, 4-bit terabyte-SSD products will rapidly spread throughout the entire market.”

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adata ud330 flash driveADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the UD230 and UD330 USB Flash drives. Featuring a capless, folding-cover design and a large lanyard hole for attaching to straps and keychains, they are easy-to-use and well-suited for on the go. The UD230 works in USB 2.0 and offers up to 64GB of storage, while the UD330 works in USB 3.1 and comes with up to 128GB storage. Both models are manufactured with the Chip-On-Board (COB) process, which allows them to be more compact in size and more resistant to impact, water, and dust. ADATA remains committed to its USB Flash drive global leadership role and will continue releasing new models as market needs evolve.

User-Friendly Folding-Cover Design and Lanyard Hole for Easy Carrying
Sporting a folding-cover design, the UD230 and UD330 remedy the universal dilemma of misplaced caps. The USB connector can be stored in the cover while not in use. This simple yet intuitive design helps make the UD230 and UD330 very satisfying to use on the go. In addition, both models come with a large lanyard hole for convenience and personalization, allowing users to attach them to lanyard straps or keychains for easy carrying.

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sp combo readerSilicon Power breathes new life into the memory card market with the announcement of three new card readers. The company aims to enhance the effectiveness and usability of SD and microSD cards across a number of industries. SP’s Mobile, Key, and Combo card readers pack a number of unique features and are ideal solutions for a number of uses.

The Card Reader Advantage
In an age of cloud storage and disappearing physical memory storage solutions, SP stays committed to its customers’ needs. Card readers serve a number of purposes that SD and microSD cards can’t do alone. Card readers allow ease of use connectivity and can also help protect fragile cards from “wear and tear.” Without the card reader, the card alone is subject to damage. The new line of card readers are hot swap ready, so users can take out their cards without having to eject from their OS.

Glade Norman, SP’s Head of International Marketing, adds: “These card readers are the data bridge between devices and people. They're great solutions.”

Your Mobile Sidekick
The Mobile Card Reader connects a microSD card to any Type-C and Type-A device. With 3.1 technology, the Mobile Card Reader reaches speeds of 5Gbps and is ready for instant “plug and play.” A unique sandblasted zinc alloy gives the lightweight 10.7 gram Mobile Card Reader its gorgeous look. Users can connect Mobile Card Readers to any Type-C device and upload rich content from digital cameras, dash cameras, drones, hunting cams, GPS devices, and other digital videos. The Mobile will be available from the end of August, 2018.

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patriot ep a1 microsdPatriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced the immediate availability of its new series of microSD memory cards. Nowadays, just about every gadget is designed to use microSD memory cards from smartphones, tablets, action cams, DV cams to dash cams and even drones – they all use microSD cards for massive data storage and the option to upgrade by just replacing the card. Even some domestic surveillance cameras have started to record directly to microSD cards giving owners an easy way to archive footage as a raw data stream. Recording and storing high-quality video and photos depend on two things, speed and capacity and is why you must select the right microSD card for the job.

Patriot EP series A1-rated microSD cards not only allow users to store apps in the device's microSD card, but also enables the device to run those apps from the same memory card. Devices such as smartphones and handheld game consoles can benefit from this greatly as the apps that run on these devices interact with memory space differently. Furthermore, EP series A-1 rated microSD cards meet the UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) standards set by the SD Association. These cards offer minimum write speed up to 30MB per second, which supports 4K Ultra HD video recording and is a minimum for many of the latest action cameras, DV cams and drones. In addition, smartphones benefit from the EP series to write high-resolution videos and images with little to no lag. The series offers capacities from 64GB to 256GB, and its read and write speeds are up to 100/ 80MB per second, Patriot EP series microSD cards are perfect for recording the fast-paced action and capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD videos smoothly. These cards work equally as well in drone cams, dash cams, smartphones, tablets for 4K ultra HD video capturing.

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apacer v30 microsdxcThe most beautiful memories deserve preservation with the highest video specifications! The high-speed memory cards microSDXC UHS-I U3 V30 and the microSDHC UHS-I U1 V10 launched by Apacer are equipped with multiple protections and high durability to ensure uninterrupted video recording in the harsh environments! Offered in a maximum capacity of 256GB, the V30 memory card complies with SD Association’s latest UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) standard, meaning it can record at a minimum speed of 30MB per second to support 4K Ultra HD and 3D video recording and high-speed continuous shooting. Available in 16GB and 32GB, the V10 memory card supports Full HD recording demand and is perfect for devices requiring prolonged recording, such as dash cams and sports cameras.

V30 Video Speed - Designed for 4K Video Recording

The demand for 4K video recording has been escalating as sports and aerial photography has become a fashion in recent years. Although high-resolution videos bring more details and make images more vivid, the size of 4K video files also increases, dedicated high-speed memory cards are needed to ensure the perfect storage of every screen. With support for the continuous high-speed mode and a maximum reading speed of 100MB per second, Apacer V30 memory card is tailored for 4K video recording to significantly reduce file transmission time. It is now available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB to offer a maximum of 5.8 hours of 4K recording. Coupled with professional video recorders, smartphones, and digital cameras, users can capture every wonderful moment in daily life.

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wd ultrastar dc ss530 sas ssdWestern Digital Corporation, a data technology leader, today introduced the new Ultrastar DC SS530 SAS SSD, the company’s highest-density drive and the fastest dual-port SAS SSD in the market, enabling server and storage array manufacturers to offer customers substantially lower data center TCO for Fast Data applications. By doubling maximum capacity of the previous generation to 15.36TB within the same 2.5-inch 15-mm form factor, drive storage density also doubles, giving IT managers the potential to reduce the number of drives deployed, consolidate servers and open up valuable rack space for improved CapEx and OpEx costs.

Developed in partnership with Intel, the Ultrastar DC SS530 is based on a trusted third-generation platform that has been previously qualified at most major OEMs worldwide. It offers consistent performance and reliability to meet the rigorous demands of today’s toughest data center workloads. Designed with a 12Gb/s SAS interface, and available in capacities from 400GB to 15.36TB, the Ultrastar DC SS530 delivers up to 440,000 random read and 320,000 random write IOPS — providing rapid access to “hot” enterprise data for higher productivity and operational efficiency.

“Our proven history has garnered trust from leading server and storage system providers around the world. Through these partnerships we have deep expertise in tiered storage needs as well as the importance of delivering the highest reliability, cost-efficiency and ease of system integration,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of Enterprise Product Management at Western Digital. “With the Ultrastar DC SS530, we are releasing another high-quality product designed to meet the needs of our customers. Built on 64L 3D TLC NAND, the Ultrastar SS530 delivers important advances in performance and power efficiency. Combining these improvements with the reliability that our Ultrastar drives have become known to represent significantly enhances the value we deliver to the market.”

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Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, has introduced a new lineup of solid state drives (SSDs) that are based on its 96-layer, BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory. The first SSD to use this breakthrough technology, the new XG6 series is targeted to the client PC, high-performance mobile, embedded, and gaming segments – as well as data center environments for boot drives in servers, caching and logging, and commodity storage.

toshiba xg6 nvme ssd

As the inventor of flash memory and the first to introduce the concept of 3D flash memory, Toshiba Memory is driven to continually push the boundaries of what is possible – and move the technology forward. Its 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) BiCS FLASH technology improves the performance, density and efficiency of SSDs. And its innovative 96-layer stacking process combines with advanced circuit and manufacturing technology to achieve a capacity increase of approximately 40 percent per unit chip size over 64-layer 3D flash memory.

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