Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

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Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

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Intel’s Ruler SSDs Can Cram 1 Petabyte into a Single Server Rack

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Unsurprisingly, Intel’s new SSDs in the Ruler form factor are shaped like a ruler.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253817-intels-ruler-ssds-can-cram-1-petabyte-single-server-rack?source=Computing

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

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A new type of attack against NAND flash can destroy data on planar MLC SSDs, which happens to be a significant percentage of the SSDs on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249678-ssds-vulnerable-deliberate-low-level-data-corruption-attacks?source=Computing

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Everspin unveils MRAM SSDs aimed at the storage accelerator market

Everspin is moving its MRAM into SSDs and commercial products. Is this the memory standard that will challenge NAND flash for dominance of the storage market?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245592-everspin-announces-new-commercial-mram-ssds-aimed-storage-accelerator-market?source=Computing

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Micron launches reconfigurable 5100 Series enterprise SSDs sporting 3D TLC NAND

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Micron is launching a new set of enterprise SSDs with flexible provisioning and 32 layers of TLC NAND. The gains and improvements of moving to TLC are large enough that we may well see more companies taking this step.

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Samsung launches new 2TB SSDs: Meet the 850 EVO and 850 Pro

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Samsung has just announced a new set of high-capacity SSDs for the consumer market — meet the 850 Pro and 850 EVO, now debuting at 2TB capacities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209377-samsung-launches-new-2tb-ssds-meet-the-850-evo-and-850-pro

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Micron announces new, 16nm TLC NAND: Will it have better luck than Samsung?

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Micron has announced that it intends to offer a 16nm TLC NAND for consumer SSDs starting this fall. After the troubles Samsung has had and with 3D NAND already ramping, it’s not clear where the company will market the new drives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/207456-micron-announces-new-16nm-tlc-nand-will-it-have-better-luck-than-samsung

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Researchers: SSDs struggle in virtual machines thanks to garbage collection

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New research shows that consumer SSDs struggle to maintain high IOPS in scenarios where multiple simultaneous VMs are installed — and enterprise SSDs may perform little better.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206638-researchers-ssds-struggle-in-virtual-machines-thanks-to-garbage-collection

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Microsoft cutting space requirements for Windows 10

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In a nod to the proliferation of machines with small internal SSDs, including models like the HP Stream 11 and 13 that start at just 32GB, Microsoft is taking aim at Windows 10 space requirements.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/201311-microsoft-cutting-space-requirements-for-windows-10

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AMD’s Radeon R7 SSD reviewed: A solid mid-range buy, and not much more

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AMD is making a play for the enthusiast space with its R7 family of SSDs, but does it have what it takes to take on competitors in this field? We put it to the test.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191044-amds-radeon-r7-ssd-reviewed-a-solid-mid-range-buy-and-not-much-else

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