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Toshiba Debuts RC100 NVMe SSDs

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Toshiba Debuts RC100 NVMe SSDs

Toshiba announces the RC100 series at CES 2018-- line of NMVe M.2 SSDs for the retail, system integrator and channel markets aimed at mainstream gamer and system builder customers.

The SSD line features state-of-the-art Toshiba 64-layer 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS flash and an in-house developed controller. Also included is Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology delivering up to 1620MB/s and 1130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160000 and 120000 random read/write IOPS, without need for onboard DRAM.

The result, Toshiba promises, is performance sitting in the "sweet spot" between SATA 6Gbps and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs. Power efficiency is another feature, making the SSD ideal for mobile users.

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IDC: "Solid Growth" For SSD Industry

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The outlook for the SSD industry remains "strong," IDC reports-- global SSD unit shipments are set to increase at a CAGR of 15.1% over the 2016-2021 forecast period, while revenues grow at a 14.8% CAGR to reach $33.6 billion by 2021.

The drivers behind such a forecast are the great product availability and improved pricing dynamics as the industry moves to 3D NAND flash. The analyst says current NAND supply constraints will diminish in 2018, bringing about further price erosion. In turn, lower SSD pricing drives greater SSD adoption in PCs and other client devices.

As a result, 2016-2021 SSD shipments in the PC and CE markets are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 15.8%. Enterprise SSD demand should also remain strong throughout the period, as customers turn to flash-optimised systems for both traditional storage and server-attached solutions.

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WD and Toshiba Settle Legal Disputes!

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WD and Toshiba Settle Legal Disputes!

Following months of dispute Western Digital and Toshiba finally kiss and make up through an agreement to "strengthen and extend their relationship"-- specifically through a joint investment in the Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan.

The legal dispute came about a year ago, after Toshiba decided to put its prized memory business (the Toshiba Memory Corporation, aka TMC) on sale following massive losses suffered by its nuclear power subsidiary. WD objected to the sale, claiming its consent was required due to its May 2016 acquisition of SanDisk, which included half of the Toshiba-SanDisk partnerships in NAND flash memory manufacture.

May 2017 saw WD start legal arbitration proceedings against Toshiba. In turn Toshiba filed a lawsuit against WD in Japanese courts, claiming unfair competition and mishandling of trade secrets. The situation between the two companies only got more bitter from that point, making things worse for a Toshiba eager for the capital the sale of TMC would bring.

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Samsung Produces 512GB eUFS Storage

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Samsung Produces 512GB eUFS Storage

Samsung starts mass production of the first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solutions, paving the way for mobile devices with even larger storage capacities.

The storage components consist of eight 64-layer 512Gb Samsung V-NAND chips paired with a controller chip. The result is double the density of the previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS, while taking the same amount of space within a device. Also included are a power management system minimising energy consumption and a faster mapping process for the conversion of logical block addresses to those of physical blocks.

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Toshiba Presents TR200 3D NAND SSDs

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Toshiba Presents TR200 3D NAND SSDs

Toshiba launches a line of retail SSDs featuring 3D NAND technology-- the TR200, with 3 drives available in 240, 480 and 960GB capacities, all in a standard 2.5-inch form factor.

The TR200 SSDs carry 3rd generation 64-layer BiCS 3D flash, and offer 6Gbps connectivity via SATA interface. Sequential read/write speeds clock at 555 and 525MB/s respectively, while random read/write performance reaches up to 80000 and 87000 IOPS. In addition the drives also promise low power consumption of 1.6W, which Toshiba claims is a 60% reduction compared to rival solutions.

However the drives do not include specific DRAM for buffering duties, meaning there is no drive encryption. What Toshiba does include is a roster of OCZ drive utilities, allowing customers to check on vitals and secure-erase if required.

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SanDisk SD, microSD Cards for Industrial Solutions

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SanDisk SD, microSD Cards for Industrial Solutions

Western Digital presents industrial- and automotive-grade memory cards-- the SanDisk Industrial and SanDisk Automotive, aimed at specialised applications.

Aimed at industrial scenarios such as surveillance cameras, drones, factory automation and networking equipment, the Industrial and Automotive SD and microSD cards withstand temperatures ranging from -40- to 85-degrees Celsius. They also offer fast sequential read and write speeds of 50/80MB/s to handle high bit-rate video streaming applications.

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Toshiba Ships 8TB X300 HDD

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Toshiba Ships 8TB X300 HDD

Toshiba announces an 8TB version of the X300-- an internal 3.5-inch SATA HDD aimed at gamer and professional customers featuring 7200RPM performance and a 128MB cache.

According to the company the 8TB HDD features cache technology in the shape of a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management. It optimises cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time. The 128MB cache ensures fast data access, while SATA connectivity provides 6Gbit/s bandwidth.

In addition, high-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual-stage actuator technology deliver high storage density and capacity.

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WD Redesigns My Cloud Home Storage

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WD Redesigns My Cloud Home Storage

Western Digital announces a new version of the My Cloud Home wireless backup devices, featuring a sleeker design, simpler setup and an improved app.

The first and most apparent addition to the My Cloud Home devices is the design-- a more angular, two-tone affair with a textured bottom half. This makes them very different from the more rounded "book" style of the previous versions. Also getting a redesign is the companion app, now named My Cloud Home (from just My Cloud).

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WD Offers 20TB Storage With My Book Duo

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WD Offers 20TB Storage With My Book Duo

Western Digital launches what it says is its highest-capacity storage system yet-- the My Book Duo, a desktop RAID system featuring capacity reaching up to 20TB.

The My Book Duo connects to PCs via USB 3.1, and provides performance reaching up to 360MB/s sequential read via USB-C port. For compatibility with older machines and connection of additional accessories (including drones, action cameras, card readers, keyboards, mice, USB drives or phones) it also features with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports.

WD adds the firmware is RAID-optimised, making it "perfect" for two-disk array systems with drive operation auto management, helping ensure read/write cycle data integrity. Security is also included in the shape of password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption with built-in WD Security software.

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