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SanDisk Acquires Schooner

Benchmarks Comparing Schooner's MySQL against Standard ImplementationsSanDisk today announced the acquisition of Schooner Information Technology, a developer of SSD-optimized software.  Terms were not announced.

This is a good move for SanDisk and a good move for Schooner.  SanDisk’s enterprise strategy is suddenly coming into focus.

Schooner has had an interesting and difficult history.  The company started out as a manufacturer of appliances based on standard computer hardware, one that ran MySQL, and the other Continue reading

Hitachi’s New 2nd Generation SAS SSDs

Hitachi UltraStar SSD400S.BToday Hitachi announced the company’s second generation Ultrastar SSD400S.B family, which Hitachi claims to be the industry’s first 25nm SLC enterprise-class SSD family.

This comes only two days after Intel announced a 25nm MLC SSDIntel‘s highest-performance SSD to date.

The new Hitachi SSDs support a SAS 6Gb/s dual port interface. SLC NAND flash was chosen for its high write performance and endurance.

Maximum sequential read speeds of 536MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 520MB/s with 57K random read IOPS and 25K random write IOPS help to give ultra-fast access to data.

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