Kioxia Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced the launch of the second generation of XL-FLASH, a Storage Class Memory (SCM) solution based on its BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology, which significantly reduces bit cost while providing high performance and low latency. Product sample shipments are scheduled to start in November this year, with volume production expected to begin in 2023.
The second generation XL-FLASH™ achieves significant reduction in bit cost as a result of the addition of new multi-level cell (MLC) functionality with 2-bit per cell, in addition to the single-level cell (SLC) of the existing model. The maximum number of planes that can operate simultaneously has also increased from the current model, which will allow for improved throughput. The new XL-FLASH™ will have a memory capacity of 256 gigabits.
Kioxia’s second generation XL-FLASH™ memory solution is engineered to bring higher performance and lower cost for data centers and enterprise servers and storage systems. In the future, it may also be possible to apply the product using CXL (Compute Express Link). Kioxia will continue to develop cutting-edge technologies and products to meet the needs of the expanding SCM market.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, mobile accessories, gaming products, electric power trains, and industrial solutions today announced the LEGEND 960 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 solid state drive (SSD). With the advent of the Web 3.0 and a growing emphasis on the virtual world, the new LEGEND 960 delivers a new level of performance for advanced design applications, such as 3D animation, game design, virtual art, and beyond.
The ADATA LEGEND 960 gives users a major upgrade in performance with sequential read and write speeds of 7,400/6,800MB per second, and is compliant with NVMe 1.4. This makes it up to 4 times faster than a standard PCIe Gen3 SSD. What’s more, it supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms, desktop and notebook PCs, including Intel® Evo™ certified laptops, and is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 for added convenience.
Phison Electronics Corp., a global leader in NAND flash controller and storage solutions, today announced the launch of its X1 controller-based solid-state drive (SSD) platform that delivers the industry’s most advanced enterprise SSD solution. Engineered with Phison’s technology to meet the evolving demands of faster and smarter global data-center infrastructures, the X1 SSD platform was designed in partnership with Seagate® Technology Holdings plc, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions.
The X1 SSD customizable platform offers more computing with less energy consumption. With a cost-effective solution that eliminates bottlenecks and improves quality of service, the X1 offers more than a 30 percent increase in data reads than existing market competitors for the same power used.Add a comment
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of embedded memory products, has recently introduced a whole series of 112-layer 3D NAND solid-state drives featuring wide-temperature tolerance, operating stably from -40°C to 85°C and demonstrating remarkable endurance. The form factors include 2.5", M.2, and mSATA types, suitable for embedded devices, vehicle systems, and slim servers. With up to 4TB capacity, this rugged solution overcomes the challenges of extreme industrial environments, empowering applications in smart factories, modern infrastructures, and surveillance in the IoT era.
Transcend utilizes 112-layer 3D NAND flash to build wide-temp SSDs, which support the mainstream SATA III interface and the high-speed PCIe interface. With up to 4TB capacity, proven performance is delivered between -40°C and 85°C thanks to an in-house sorting process and rigorous temperature tests which ensure the SSDs can adapt to rapid temperature change and thermal shock. Meanwhile, anti-sulfur technology, Corner Bond, and 30µ” gold fingers are incorporated to enhance key component protection and effectively prolong SSD lifespan. All these features create higher reliability for demanding applications like roadside monitoring systems which are exposed to long hours of high temperatures, or industrial computers that have to ensure non-stop high-speed operation.Add a comment
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers and solid-state storage devices today announces MonTitan, a PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform perfectly suited for the most challenging Datacenter and Enterprise applications.
Silicon Motion's new MonTitan platform features an entirely new, purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture, optimized for performance and QoS. Its unique Layered FW stack enables the development of customer differentiated solutions with a high degree of flexibility and accelerated time to market, all while reducing engineering cost.Add a comment
With the rise of high-performance computing (HPC), the demand for industrial product cooling has increased dramatically due to higher power requirements and heat generation in demanding industrial applications and platforms. In response, TEAMGROUP has adopted the VC (Vapor Chamber) liquid cooling technology, commonly for mobile devices, and introduced the industry's first M.2 SSD VC liquid cooling technology. The VC liquid cooling tube was redesigned from the ground up for PCIe M.2 SSD applications based on the high-speed transfer rates and heat generation patterns of high-speed PCIe M.2 SSD. The result is a liquid-cooled PCIe M.2 SSD with outstanding thermal performance that can sustain high-speed operation in harsh and dynamic industrial environments.
TEAMGROUP's N74V-M80 is an industrial grade VC Cooling M.2 SSD that utilizes proprietary liquid cooling technology (Taiwan Utility Model Patent : M626519). Through the specially designed VC liquid cooling tubes, cooling fluid is pumped to the heat zone of PCIe M.2 SSD controller. Heat is then transferred to the aluminum fin heat sink with a convective design via gas-liquid phase transition to enhance thermal performance. The N74V-M80 combines the functions of heat absorption, conduction, and dissipation to better transfer and regulate thermal energy. TEAMGROUP's industrial control T.R.U.S.T. technology ("T" for Temperature) ensures that its PCIe M.2 SSD products maintain excellent transfer performance over a wide temperature range of -40°C (-40°F) to 85°C (185°F). In addition, the TEAMGROUP N74V-M80 uses TLC Flash and supports the PCIe Gen3x4 interface and NVMe1.3 standard, providing write and read speeds of up to 3,400 and 2,500MB/s, respectively, and is suitable for industrial-grade HPC devices with adequate installation space. It can fully meet the high-speed computing needs while keeping it cool and energy-saving.Add a comment
Micron Technology, Inc., today announced that it has begun volume production of the world’s first 232-layer NAND, built with industry-leading innovations to drive unprecedented performance for storage solutions. It features the industry’s highest areal density and delivers higher capacity and improved energy efficiency over previous generations of Micron NAND, to enable best-in-class support of the most data-intensive use cases from client to cloud.
“Micron’s 232-layer NAND is a watershed moment for storage innovation as first proof of the capability to scale 3D NAND to more than 200 layers in production,” said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of technology and products at Micron. “This groundbreaking technology required extensive innovation, including advanced process capabilities to create high aspect ratio structures, novel materials advancements and leading-edge design enhancements that build on our market-leading 176-layer NAND technology.”Add a comment
In another move that delivers next-generation levels of performance to enterprise data centers, Kioxia Corporation today announced that its KIOXIA CM7 series enterprise NVMe™ SSDs are now shipping to select customers. Optimized for the needs of high-performance, highly efficient servers and storage, the KIOXIA CM7 series family is designed with PCIe 5.0 technology in Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.5-inch form factors.
Having introduced the industry’s first EDSFF drives designed with PCIe 5.0 technology last year, the addition of the KIOXIA CM7 series family expands KIOXIA’s leadership position and allows OEM customers to deliver best-in-class sequential read 14 GB/s performance to end users.Add a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has successfully developed a second generation of its pioneering SmartSSD.
The new proprietary computational storage incorporates data processing functionality within a high-performance SSD. Unlike existing SSDs, Samsung’s SmartSSD can process data directly, thereby minimizing data transfers between the CPU, GPU and RAM. This technology can avoid the bottlenecks that often occur when moving data between storage devices and CPUs, resulting in markedly improved system performance and much higher energy efficiency.
The SmartSSD is playing an increasingly important role, especially with the growth of next-generation technologies such as AI, machine learning and 5G/6G, which require large amounts of data processing.Add a comment
When it comes to data, everything is growing – quantity, size, format, resolution, use cases, applications, value and more. As people and businesses look for solutions to effectively and efficiently store their data in the zettabyte era, Western Digital® HDDs continue to play a critical role in delivering massive capacity, performance and reliability.
Extending its innovation and technology leadership across its portfolio, Western Digital today announced that it is now shipping new 22TB HDDs targeting three key segments: WD Gold™ HDDs for IT/data center channel customers; WD Red™ Pro for network attached storage (NAS); and WD Purple™ Pro for smart video/surveillance. As highlighted in its What's Next Western Digital Event, these new drives are loaded with industry-firsts, including OptiNAND™ technology, energy-assisted PMR (ePMR), triple-stage actuator (TSA) and HelioSeal® to deliver the industry's highest areal density at 2.2TB per platter, delivering 22TB CMR HDDs for its customers.
"We are thrilled to reach this milestone as HDDs are complex and sophisticated systems," said Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president of product management and marketing, HDD Business Unit at Western Digital. "From the cloud to the edge, Western Digital's hard drives play a vital role in storing, protecting, capturing and analyzing data that's shaping nearly every aspect of our digital lives. Our technology leadership and expanded portfolio of industry-leading HDDs provide us with a tremendous opportunity to deliver value to our customers today and well into the future."Add a comment