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In Honor of Nimrod Wiesz

Published on March 29, 2013, in People.

We are sorry to announce the untimely death of our dear friend, colleague and mentor Nimrod Wiesz. Nimrod was a true Solid Flash Memory SSD veteran worked for msystems (FLSH) and later for SanDisk (SNDK) and helped developed one of the first SSDs in the market. Nimrod holds 8 related patents published under both msystems and SanDisk. While

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OCZ Technology Delivers Vertex 3 With 20 Nanometer Flash

Published on February 19, 2013, in SSD.

OCZ Technology unveiled today the latest version of its Vertex Solid State Drive consumer SSD dubbed 3.20. The drive uses the latest LSI SandForce 2200 controller and supports the latest MLC NAND Flash geometries from Samsung, Hynix and Micon to cut down on product cost. The Vertex 3.20 uses synchronous NAND MLC 20nm Flash optimized for 4K random writes supporting read

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Forrester’s Top 15 Emerging Technologies to Watch: Now to 2018

Forrester released an updated to their Global Sate Of Enterprise Architecture Online Survey for future technologies trying to identify the next disruptive technology that will affect our life in the upcoming years. One thing that comes in mind looking at the results is how Flash memory, embedded memory and Solid State Drive SSD in particular are going to take a

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NetApp Revealed an All Flash Array

Published on February 16, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

The Enterprise SSD space is getting hotter, while the Retail/OEM SSD sales are disappointing with weak Ultrabook sales, the Enterprise  SSD space is gearing up to an exciting 2013. With all the major Storage vendors launching all Flash storage array system this year 2013 is going to be instrumental year for SSD success. The Register reports that

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SSD Sales Rise as Hard Drives Poised for Double-Digit Revenue Drop

Published on February 14, 2013, in SSD.

Booming sales of tablets, smartphones and solid-state drives (SSDs) are taking a toll on hard-disk drive (HDD) sales, revenue from which is expected to drop by about 12% this year. According to a market report from research firm IHS iSuppli, HDD revenue is set to drop to about $32.7 billion this year, down 11.8% from $37.1 billion

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Smartphones to Consume Most Flash in 2013

Published on February 14, 2013, in Market Share.

Cellphones will become the single biggest repository for Flash memory by product category this year, According to a report published by IHS iSuppli. Calling its forecast “another sign of the pre-eminent position smartphones now hold in the global technology market,” IHS predicted that cellphones of all types will represent 24.6 percent of worldwide NAND Flash

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Apple’s new Fusion Drive Explained

Published on October 25, 2012, in iMac.

Apple on November 23rd unveiled an updated to its very successful iMac lineup, among the new features and design updates Apple also introduced a new feature called Fusion Drive. Apple offers either solid state drive (SSD) or mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) storage in its iMac and Mac mini. End users have to choose between performance or capacity/cost-per-GB.

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SSD Sales Shows Steady Growth Throughout 2012

Published on October 15, 2012, in Market Share, SSD.

According to a recent IHS iSuppli report, SSD shipments in the first half of 2012 amounted to 12.9 million units. Shipments reached 10.5 million in the third quarter and will rise to 17.5 million units in the fourth, amounting to a total of 28.0 million units in the second half – more than double the total

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Speed Up Your PC with SanDisk New ReadyCache SSD

Published on September 6, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Sluggish sales of consumer SSD forces Solid State Drive and PC makers to come up with interim solutions. SanDisk announced today an aftermarket PC Desktop Cache SSD upgrade. The SanDisk ReadyCache SSD is a 32GB SSD equipped with Condusiv Technologies’ ExpressCache software which SanDisk signed up an exclusivity deal to market Condusiv’s Cache technology with its SSDs. Condusiv developed a superior cache solution, providing

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Western Digital is Looking into Buying OCZ Technology

Published on September 4, 2012, in Rumor.

Following the recent rumors of Seagate looking into acquisition of OCZ Technology a leading SSD and Flash Memory maker, StorageLook sources exclusivity reveal, that for the past couple of weeks, Western Digital officials have been looking into a possible acquisition of OCZ. Western Digital is the world’s largest HDD maker with market share of 47 percent worldwide. For years both

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