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Who dares wins, they say, so Toshiba's SAS drive plans another hit on SATA

Toshiba has sent in a SAS SSD hit team to assault SATA SSDs and their slower interface in the shape of its RM5 vSAS drive. It has priced the drive at SATA levels, referring to it as a vSAS drive, where "v" is for value. OK. SATA interface speeds of 6Gbit/s are not good enough for servers, and cheaper SAS should, Toshiba said, …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jun 2018

PC nerds: Can't get no SATA-isfaction? Toshiba flaunts NVMe SSD action

Toshiba has claimed its new consumer NVMe SSD blasts the performance cobwebs off SATA SSDs. The RC100 is an M.2 card format SSD and was previewed at CES in January. Toshiba has positioned it as a budget drive and hopes it will spread NVMe adoption outwards from the enterprise market to the consumer one. Comparing it with …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jun 2018
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Double, double toil and trouble: Containers run and flash cells bubble

Exudence of Toshiba, scrapings of Sphere3D and essence of NGD make a foul-smelling storage broth this week. We invite you to dip in a ladle and get a taste of what the storage industry got up to in the past week. We have a new Toshiba portable SSD, NGD announcing SSDs with embedded Arm application processors, HCI software from …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jun 2018
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At long last, Tosh flogs chip biz to Bain for BEELLIONS

Toshiba has finally offloaded its chip unit for $18bn (£13.5bn) to US private equity house Bain Capital weeks after getting the green light from Chinese regulators. The Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC) sale was intended to close by the end of March, but was delayed by an antitrust probe by Chinese authorities who gave it the …
Kat Hall, 1 Jun 2018
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Microsoft patches problematic OS to deal with SSD woes

A chink of light has appeared in the wall of Windows 10 update woes in the form of a patch that should address the SSD problems plaguing the OS. The patch, KB4100403, was emitted by the software giant yesterday and brings the version number of the troubled OS to 17134.81. Tucked away among minor tweaks for time zones and …
Richard Speed, 24 May 2018
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China changes its mind on Bain's Toshiba chip takeover plans

The government of China will not stand in the way of the Toshiba Memory Corporation's sale to US investment house Bain Capital. Both Bain and Toshiba announced on Thursday that they were set to finalize the deal next month after antitrust officials in China had cleared the merger that had already been approved in the US and …
Shaun Nichols, 17 May 2018
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What a pain for poor old Bain: Toshiba $18bn flash chip biz sale stalls

+ Comment A delay in antitrust approval by Chinese regulators has stalled Toshiba's sale of its TMS flash business for $18bn to a Bain-led consortium - and analysts have said this might be best for the business. Options being considered by Toshiba, according to senior Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers, include listing the chip unit on a …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2018
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Who needs NAND when rust never sleeps? Seagate dines out on nearline disk drive boom

Seagate's top line number bounced and profits took off in its third quarter as it made the most of increased nearline disk drive demand. The big question for us, the big question for everyone [about the nearline market]... is how long is it going to last and how big is the peak? Revenues for Q3 ended 30 March were $2.8bn, 4 …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2018

High-cap enterprise hard drives stream dosh into Western Digital

Western Digital shipped a whole load of spinning bits into enterprise and hyperscale data centres in its third fiscal 2018 quarter, although overall disk units sold dropped 15.5 per cent on the year. In the three months to March 30, revenues were a tidy $5bn, compared to $4.6bn a year ago, up 8 per cent, but seasonally down on …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2018
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This week in storage: Film folk, HDDs, tape and stacks and stacks of dusty data

The storage enterprise trade is simultaneously hoping what happened in Vegas does and doesn't stay there as the news of new products, tech developments, company changes and people moving jobs flooded out of the NAB conference in Nevada. Azure April is the month of the National Association of Broadcasters conference; if you're …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2018

Three's a cloud: Toshiba picks its NVMe over Fabrics storage node

Surprise, surprise – flash chip and SSD manufacturer Toshiba has announced NVMe fabric-access flash array software. What's its game? An NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) array has a bunch of NVMe flash drives inside it which are accessed by applications running in servers. These apps think they are accessing local, NVMe-accessed, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2018
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He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

Seagate has unveiled a 14TB helium-filled disk drive in the Exos line. The range appeared in November when various Enterprise Capacity and Enterprise Performance drives in 3.5 and 2.5-inch form factors were rebranded. The range topped out with the Exos X12, a rebranded Enterprise Capacity 12TB helium-filled spinner. Now we …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2018
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Anyone fancy testing the 'unlimited' drive writes claim on Nimbus Data's 100TB whopper SSD?

Nimbus Data has introduced its 100TB ExaDrive DC series SSD, the highest-capacity flash drive available. It has some unusual characteristics but, first, let's show its size advantage by checking out the competition: Toshiba PM5: 30.72TB, 2.5-inch case, 12 Gbit/s SAS interface, 1, 3, 5 and 10 drive writes per day (DWPD) …
Chris Mellor, 19 Mar 2018
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When I'm 64: Toshiba Memory Corp woos data centres with a little TLC... SSD trio

Toshiba is making a play for expanded data centre flash drive sales with a trio of 64-layer 3D NAND products. The soberly named triad of drives – CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC (Toshiba doesn't do catchy when it comes to enterprise drives) – provide PCIe and SATA interfaces, and 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors. Tosh's flash foundry …
Chris Mellor, 19 Mar 2018
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Oozing with info, glazed with love: Treat yourself to a storage doughnut

Veritas is renewing its assault on Data Domain and the disk/cloud archive market, Nutanix has offered $3,000 rebates to resellers of a Dell XC Core product, and flash memory researchers are looking at 128-layer 3D NAND. 96-layer flash isn't even a thing yet, but boffins always have to look ahead. Today we get to take a look …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2018

Hot NAND: Samsung wheels out 30TB SSD monster

Samsung has finally got its 31TB SSD into manufacturing, catching up with Toshiba's similarly well-endowed SAS flash package. The 30.72TB PM1643 effectively replaces the current PM1633a and its 15.36TB capacity limit, and is positioned as an enterprise SSD, although Samsung does tell us it can store 5,700 HD movies. News of …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2018
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Plunk: SK Hynix drops 72-layer 3D NAND on enterprise SSD market

SK Hynix, currently focused on client SSDs, is posed to enter the enterprise SSD market with 72-layer 3D NAND tech. It has developed 512Gb flash chips with this technology, and built an enterprise-class SSD using its own controller and firmware to provide 4TB of capacity. SK Hynix is not saying whether the SSD uses TLC (3bits/ …
Chris Mellor, 5 Feb 2018
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You can blame taxes for a profit nosedive, but Seagate... the taxman didn't flatten your sales

Seagate reported essentially flat revenues and a fall in profits in its disappointing second fiscal 2018 quarter. Revenues in the three months to December 29, 2017, were $2.9bn compared to $2.89bn a year ago, and $2.63bn in the also-disappointing prior quarter. GAAP net income was $159m, compared to $297m a year ago, a 47 per …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jan 2018

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