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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

SanDisk and Toshiba unveil 256Gb 3D flash chips
— 11:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

Intel, Micron introduce revolutionary 3D XPoint memory
— 11:42 AM on July 28, 2015

At a special presentation today, Intel and Micron jointly announced the introduction of a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint. Intel VP Rob Crooke...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Samsung says data-eating TRIM bug is a Linux kernel problem
— 2:46 PM on July 21, 2015

Remember that potential TRIM bug in Samsung drives we reported on a few weeks ago? It may not be Samsung's fault, after all. Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Operating systems

Report: Micron believes a Tsinghua deal won't work out
— 8:53 AM on July 21, 2015

Last week's report that Tsinghua Unigroup would bid $23 billion to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies may have been premature. Reuters reports...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Grab a Crucial 256GB SSD for $79, 512GB for $159
— 9:53 AM on July 15, 2015

Amazon is having something called "Prime Day" that appears to be really commercialistic and gross, according to everyone on Twitter. But in the midst of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Sandisk waves its new Connect Wireless Stick around
— 11:03 AM on July 14, 2015

SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Seagate lowers Q2 projections; gross margin, revenue drop
— 9:02 AM on July 13, 2015

Seagate has lowered its financial projections for Q2 2015, which ended July 3. The company expects $2.9 billion in revenue, down from earlier guidance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

OCZ's Trion SSDs use TLC NAND to deliver affordable capacity
— 11:05 AM on July 9, 2015

OCZ is introducing a new family of SSDs today. These Trion 100-series drives feature TLC flash based on the same Toshiba A19 19-nm NAND we've come...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung cranks SSDs to 2TB with the 850 Pro and EVO
— 11:04 AM on July 6, 2015

As solid-state storage goes, more is better—and Samsung is providing a lot more today. The company has doubled the capacity of its biggest 850 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Facebook SSD reliability study shows early burnouts
— 9:41 AM on June 23, 2015

A team comprised of Facebook engineers and Carnegie Mellon researchers has published a study covering flash memory failure rates over a four-year period, with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-340L NAS is a big box for your bits
— 9:14 AM on June 18, 2015

It's time to get NAS-ty. D-Link has unveiled the DNS-340L ShareCenter, a 4-bay NAS box aimed at home users and small businesses.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

Put 4TB in your pocket with Samsung's P3 and M3 external drives
— 4:38 PM on June 17, 2015

Seagate's Samsung storage division has announced two new 4TB external hard drives, touted as the world's first 4TB externals based on a single 2.5" disk....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Samsung's SM951 PCIe SSD reviewed
— 11:08 AM on June 17, 2015

Samsung's SM951 SSD squeezes a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface onto a diminutive M.2 form factor. It offers incredible performance under the right conditions, but it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers