Everspin, Toshiba and EDGE Memory announce new SSD products

Everspin introduces SATA III SSD incorporating their MRAM as persistent cache; Toshiba unveils new enterprise SSD; EDGE Memory announces 7mm solid-state drive.

Everspin Technologies, Toshiba and EDGE Memory recently announced new SSD products; with Everspin introducing a SATA III solid state drive (SSD) incorporating their MRAM technology, Toshiba unveiling a new enterprise SSD and EDGE Memory releasing a 7mm solid-state drive.

Everspin ST-MRAM incorporates for cache memory

Everspin Technologies announced that Buffalo Memory is introducing a new industrial SATA III SSD that incorporates Everspin's non-volatile Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) as cache memory.

Everspin says that the SS6 series SATA III SSD with their ST-MRAM cache are designed to improve tolerance for sudden power off, access time and power consumption.

Everspin says that using ST-MRAM instead of traditional DRAM eliminates the need for a backup battery, because ST-MRAM performs as a persistent cache and it does not require the drive to flush the cached contents to NAND flash during a power loss.

Toshiba unveils enterprise SSD

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., recently unveiled its newest enterprise solid-state drive, the PX02SS.

According to Toshiba, the 2.5-inch form factor, 24 nm SAS interface MLC drive is designed for write-intensive enterprise applications and is suited for large workloads such as data processing and online transactions.

The PX02SS features a 12 Gbps SAS interface, error correction for reliability, and certain models offer encryption.

The PX02SS is available in 100 GB, 200 GB, 400 GB and 800 GB. The 100 GB and 200 GB versions have a 7 mm form factor while the 400 GB and 800 GB versions have a 15 mm form factor.

EDGE Memory announces new 7mm SSDs

EDGE Memory recently announced the release of its Boost Server 7 mm solid-state drive.

The Boost Server 7 mm SSD line features a SandForce controller and capacities ranging from 50 GB to 480 GB. eMLC flash and SLC flash versions are available and Boost Server 7mm SSDs offer 256-bit AES hardware encryption as well as TRIM, error correction code. The drives also offer a feature called Power Fail that protects against data loss in the event of system power failure.

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