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Hyperscale
Seagate, Phison partnership to improve data center offering
April 2022
Seagate and Phison have announced plans to expand their SSD portfolio to assist data center customers in reducing total cost ownership (TCO).
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Storage
Hands-on review: PNY XLR8 Gaming NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PS5 SSD Cover with integrated heatsink
January 2022
PNY has released its XLR8 Gaming CS3140 M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 solid-state drive and PS5 SSD cover with an integrated heatsink.
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Cloud
PNY announces the launch of XLR8 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PNY XLR8 PlayStation 5 SSD Heatsink
December 2021
With the new XLR8 PS5 SSD Heatsink, PNY's XLR8 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 solid-state drives can now not only be used in PCs, but also as an ultra-fast storage upgrade for Sony's PlayStation 5 consoles.
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IT storage
Viking Enterprise Solutions and Kalray launch new generation of storage arrays
July 2021
The solution will be based on a fully resilient VDS2249R system from Viking Enterprise Solutions and Kalray’s smart storage acceleration card that leverages Kalray’s MPPA DPU processor.
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Cloud Storage
The pandemic has caused a 30% increase in flash drive prices and eight-week shipping delays
June 2021
Online storage platform StorONE says flash drive pricing has increased by 30%, and buyers are seeing eight-week delays so far in 2021.
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SSD Storage
Hands-on review: Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD
June 2021
Kingston has released its very affordable NV1 NVMe solid-state drive, but just how does it stack up?
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Western Digital
Hands-on Review: WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD Game Drive
April 2021
Western Digital sets out to speed up data storage with its WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD Game Drive. Does it live up to its claims?
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Sandisk
Hands-on review: SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD
January 2021
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro portable SSD promises a fast and light way of carrying about huge amounts of data.
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Cloud
Samsung unveils new SSD, optimised for 4K and 8K contents
November 2020
Designed for consumers and professions using 4K and 8K contents, as well as graphic-heavy games, Samsung says its new SSD is optimised for handling data-intensive applications.
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Network attached storage
Seagate rolls out 18TB helium-based Exos-X18 enterprise drives
September 2020
Seagate is now shipping the 18 terabyte (TB) helium-based enterprise drive, which is a new additions to Seagate’s Exos-X18 family.
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IT in Manufacturing
The villain lurking in your PC - a cautionary tale
September 2020
There’s likely something in your desktop PC just waiting to ruin your day.
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Western Digital
Western Digital introduces new My Passport SSD
August 2020
The My Passport SSD is a fast, stylish portable data storage solution. It’s not really that much bigger than a memory stick, but some six times faster and with a much larger storage capacity for our ever-increasing data sizes.
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Flash
WD’s new bunch-of-flash shared storage solution
June 2020
New Ultrastar NVMe SSDs and RapidFlex NVMe-oF controllers are standalone solutions that combine creating the OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF Storage Platform.
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Artificial Intelligence
Intel announces portfolio update for AI-focused solutions
June 2020
Includes new processor, memory, storage and FPGA solutions designed to tackle deep learning and analytics.
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Cloud
Kingston Technology releases data center NVMe SSD boot drive
January 2020
DC1000B is designed in a 2280 form factor that includes onboard power-loss protection and is engineered with 0.5DWPD endurance for extended service life.
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Hyperscale
Western Digital welcomes in zettabyte-scale era with Zoned Storage
June 2019
“The industry needs to come together and find new and creative ways to design and architect infrastructures for the future to more intelligently and efficiently optimise workloads.”
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Network attached storage
QNAP introduces new drive adapters for PC and NAS
May 2019
When used with a QNAP NAS, drives installed using QDA Series drive adapters can be easily monitored using the QTS Storage Manager app.
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Smartphones
Samsung cracks 1TB embedded smartphone storage
January 2019
The new Universal Flash Storage offers the most internal memory yet and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card for data-intensive applications.
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Cloud
Crucial launches P1 NVMe Solid State Drive
October 2018
The SSD uses a PCIe port to provide a faster and more reliable read/write.
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Gaming
Hands–on review: Corsair’s latest MP510 NVMe SSD defies expectations
October 2018
It features a third-party Phison controller, which isn’t found in many other NVMe drives.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Crucial’s BX500 SSD gets the job done
October 2018
The Crucial BX500 comes in two flavours, 240GB and 480GB, giving users a no-frills boost to their PC at a budget-friendly price.
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Cloud
Crucial launches the BX500 SSD
September 2018
Crucial has launched its new BX500 SSD, a next-generation drive designed to provide everyday computing users with a fast and reliable storage.
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PC Hardware
Seagate brings new SSD offerings to NZ market
August 2018
The company has released new consumer and mobile storage solutions locally.
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Intel
Western digital introduces new dual-port SAS SSD for servers
August 2018
Developed in partnership with Intel, the Ultrastar DC SS530 is based on a trusted third-generation platform.