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March 22, 2017

63 Million SSDs Shipped in Channel in 2016: Samsung #1, Kingston #2 in Marketshare

Market research firm, Forward Insights, recently released their 2016 SSD marketshare report and according to the report, 63 million SSDs were shipped in the channel over the past year despite the NAND shortage that occurred during a significant portion of the year. The channel market includes distributors, resellers, retail/e-tail, system builders, and solution providers.

As expected, Samsung took the #1 spot for SSDs shipped in the channel, racking up 21% of the market, or 13.23 million units. Following in the #2 spot is Kingston, which took 16% of the market, or 10.08 million units. This is followed by SanDisk, Micron, A-DATA and Toshiba with between 5%-7% [...]

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January 11, 2017

CES 2017: Plextor Unveils M8Pe NVMe SSD, EX1 External SSD, 2017 SSD Roadmap, Wireless CD/DVD Drive

For the most part, SSD introductions were few and far in-between at CES this year, but SSD maker Plextor made a splash in CES with several new product announcements.


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The Plextor M8Se series of SSDs looks to bring the best cost to performance ratio to the high-end [...]

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August 30, 2016

Client SSD Market Outpaces Forecast by 7%, Samsung Dominates Once Again in 2Q2016

Market intelligence firm TrendFocus recently released a report on the SSD market for calendar Q2 and as you’d expect, the SSD and NAND market is doing very well.

Client SSDs did the best shipping nearly 30 million units representing a total of 8.24 exabytes, or 66% of the total 12.41 exabytes shipped in Q2. This is 7% higher than the original forecast with shipment increases seen in all form factors and market segments.

Enterprise SSDs didn’t do so bad either, shipping 4.068 million units representing a total of 4.17 exabytes, or 34% of the total 12.41 exabytes shipped in Q2. This is a healthy 10% increase over Q1 with shipment increases seen in [...]

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August 17, 2015

FMS 2015: Lite-On Showcases EP2, CX2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs

For FMS 2015, Lite-On’s biggest showing was the EP2 SSD designed for enterprise and datacenter applications. The Lite-On EP2 succeeds the Lite-On EP1 with improved performance, reduced latency and capacities up to 2TB.

Internally, the Lite-On EP2 is powered by Marvell’s 88SS1093 “Eldora” controller along with Toshiba 15nm MLC. The Marvell 88SS1093 is a new high performance 8 channel SSD controller with support for PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe and LDPC ECC. Performance on the Lite-On EP2 is rated at up to 2,200/1,300 MB/s sequential reads/writes and 250,000/25,000 IOPS 4K random reads/writes with ultra low latencies of 35 μs. The EP2 will also feature [...]

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February 13, 2015

Review: Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD

Plextor M6e, Now Back in Black

Last year, we had the pleasure of checking out Plextor’s M6e SSD which was one of the first PCIe SSDs on the market using the M.2 form factor. At the time we were fairly impressed with the drive as it was a solid offering from Plextor with great performance and a solid warranty to match. Unfortunately, the drive is quite pricey and there’s only marginal performance gains for anyone who couldn’t take advantage of the lightning fast sequential performance offered by the drive.

However, Plextor sees the opportunity in being the first to market with a M.2 based PCIe SSD, so they recently unveiled the Plextor M6e Black [...]

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January 5, 2015

Storage Visions 2015: Lite-On E1P M.2, N9S, L9M mSATA, L9G M.2

At Storage Visions 2015, Lite-On showcased an array of client and enterprise SSDs.

First up is the EP1 Series SSD which is Lite-On’s latest top of the line enterprise storage solution. Available in the M.2 2280 (480GB) and M.2 22110 (960GB) form-factors, the EP1 Series aims to provide compact, power-efficient operation with reliable high performance. Lite-On promises 4KB random read and write speeds of up to 120,000 IOPS and 40,000 IOPS respectively. According to Lite-On representatives, the EP1 will be built with an unnamed Marvell controller and Toshiba MLC NAND.

The EP1 series will be released in Q1 of 2015. No word on pricing at this time. For [...]

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March 8, 2013

HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart (ENVY 4-1102xx) Ultrabook Review

Great Ultrabook, One Flaw

Years ago when HP/Voodoo first unveiled the ENVY, it was one the best looking ultraportable notebooks on the market. It had a full carbon fiber chassis topped off with a high gloss layer and boasted an ultra thin profile even before Ultrabooks were cool. Now years after that first introduction, HP has fully incorporated the ENVY line into their lineup of notebooks, so let’s see what HP has done with their latest iteration of their finest ultraportables.

Today we’ll be reviewing the HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart (ENVY 4-1102xx) Ultrabook. As suggested by its name, the ENVY 4 TouchSmart will include a touchscreen, which has gotten more and more [...]

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November 26, 2012

CyberPowerPC Zeus-M2 Ultrabook Review

Sleek Design, Good Performance, Reasonable Price

Ever since Intel’s Ultrabook push in late 2011, Ultrabooks have become quite popular in the notebook market and today we’ll be taking a look at the newest offerings from our friends over at CyberPowerPC. Now, since this is our first Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review, let’s first discuss what an Ultrabook is and what can be called an Ultrabook.

The first Ultrabooks that were released in 2011 prior to the release of Ivy Bridge CPUs had their own set of Ultrabook specifications, but with the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors (sometime during Computex 2012 in June), Intel also released a new set of [...]

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