SwiftStack

When computers where invented their hardware parts were massive compared to what we have today, processing systems and memory storage would take the space of a room. Now a day what used to take the space of an entire room can fit inside your pocket, however, companies that are involved in high data processing even today and with how advanced computer hardware’s have become, it still may be an issue. Storing data for some companies, businesses and research facilities can be overwhelming and finding a solution is very critical. The Oklahoma Medial Research Foundation is facing a storage problem with their complex scientific data collection and they are looking for storage and backup solutions with SwuftStack object storage.


The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation needs this storage to continue their research freely, their research covers areas of Cardiovascular, cancer and aging disease. Their institute is being supported by SwiftStack and data storage problem is going to be solved short term as well as long term as research continues and data storage is needed. SwiftStack storage capacity can be very high and store almost 1 PB of data, this approximately measured to be 350 TB. 2oo TB can be used as for new data and 150 TB can be used for backup purposes.


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Intel 3D NAND

“Intel’s new SSDs include the consumer 600p SSDs, which are priced at $69 for a 128GB model And $359 for a 1TB drive”


Intel is a large corporation that priorities and makes it one of their top goals to be efficient and diverse with its customers. Because Intel is always trying to find ways to improve their products, they came up with the idea of expanding their lineup of SSD with their 3D NAND chips. These chips will be more affordable for consumers and enterprises. The structure of this 3D NAND chips that is in SSDs it makes it a lot more durable and fast. So far it is only available in handful of drives. Which makes it unfortunate, but intel is trying to expand their products by presenting the benefits, and making it well known about their new efficient and affordable product. As mentioned above this new SSDs are very affordable. They are starting under 100 dollars which is really cheap compared to many other devices that offer the same qualities. Many people are interested in this chip especially gamers. But many of them are still waiting for this device to work faster. They are hoping that intel will keep working to make this product more durable and faster in speed.


More advantages of this drive is that is includes large capacity of storage, 450GB for 294 dollars to 2TB for 984 dollars. The speed and capacity of this device oversteps Samsung devices for example which makes it a good competition and motivation for intel to keep improving their products. A.S.A.P Memory is owned and operated by A.S.A.P Semiconductor. ASAP memory offers comprehensive and reliable computer memory parts online which makes it very efficient to consumers of large cooperation to ensure them they are getting the right products for an affordable price. ASAP memory is the next step for simplified, better access and streamlines memory products online. It is a very diverse website that welcomes anyone and is easy to find. It has a collection of brands which makes it the best option for consumers. Save Save


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AMD and the Solid-State

The solid-state drive market has AMD entering it again with Radeon drives. These Radeon drives are for laptops and desktops. With a very low price for the 120GB, in US dollars it comes out to be only $40.99. They happen to be compatible with the SATA III 6GB interface, it is also able to plug into a computer’s 2.5-inch hard drive slot.


The only way you can purchase this product is through Amazon and the way it is listed is by “AMD Memory R3.” There are two different sizes and prices. They can also be used in PCs with chips such as Intel or AMD. There was no clues given that the company was going to launch this product. Just like its other products It could give it that push to come up with new products down the line.


“The sequential read speed for the SSDs is between 510MBps (megabytes per second) and 520MBps. The sequential write speed is 360MBps for the 120GB drive and 450MBps for the 960GB drive.”

On the 120 GB drive the random read speed is 57,400 IOPS which means input-output per second, and 79,520 IOPS on the 960 GB drive. The company that actually made the SSDs is called Galt. They are also responsible for support. The companies that are now in competition with AMD is now competing with Intel, SanDisk, and Samsung in the SSD market. The way that the SSD can read and write speeds varies depending on manufacturing technology, and controller on the drives and the cell structure,. Although it will make the drive more reliable, the controller could slow it down as well.


In comparison to a SanDisk Ultra II 2.5-inch drive with 960GB of storage is listed as having very fast speeds of up to 550MB. With that being said, that SSD has random read and write speeds of 98,000 IOPS.


ASAP offers a wide variety of electronic parts corresponding to AMD parts and products. We like to stay up to date with modern technology and modern parts to fulfill your electronic component needs. For a further look at our inventory visit us at www.asap-memory.com or give us a call at (714) 705-4780. For instant RFQ’s email us at sales@asap-memory.com.


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flastblade

It was just last week that Coho Data engineering team unveiled their latest creation: FlashBlade. FlashBlade is a blade-based flash storage array that addresses a problem that users have openly discussed over the past few years which is that the performance density of the PCle flash demands a completely fresh set of architectures for storage systems. In 2013, the Coho Data engineering team decided to pass on building a similar platform for FlashBlade because the main focus was developing the initial version of Coho’s storage software.


This unsurprisingly left little effort to build the densest, network integrated hardware platform that is needed today. Back in 2012 Coho saw these problems very clearly as the team started working with PCle flash. One needed a lot of CPU because the cards themselves were so fast that a single device could easily saturate a 10Gb NIC. This led Coho Data to build systems that could scale compute and integrate storage and connectivity together. The only remaining issue was density as these flash devices were incredible yet needed to be paired with compute and network to really scale the way it needed to.


The challenge for Coho Data was how to pack all of these things together as tightly as possible into a single physical form. Working with Intel and other boutique design firms, Coho began to explore the idea of integrating Intel’s Seacliff Trail 10Gb top of rack switch architecture as a bsis for a backplane of a blade-based storage server. This prototype system was christened SwitchStore with the idea of creating a completely converged top of rack switch and storage system.


However with the design in place Coho Data decided not to go ahead with SwitchStore due in part to a variety of issues. The first is that building a system based on proprietary hardware assuredly involves longer cycle times, higher costs and bigger challenges in validation and quality assurance.


Building their own hardware meant that Coho Data would be slower to hit the market on a less established and reliable platform all the while falling behind to all the other new technologies while they are still refining theirs. The second issue is that scaling out is a network problem.


In order for the array to consolidate the enormous amounts of storage performance into a single rack the loaded chassis has to be kept busy which would involve compute from multiple other racks. The resulted in a need to draw high-rate storage traffic across the core of the network. If Coho was to scale-out storage performance, they needed to do it in a way that is flexible enough to appropriately address the broader topology/network efficiency of your datacenter.


Finally scale-out essentially is expected to resolve a business problem which means it’s all about flexibility. Customers want the flexibility to maximize efficiency similar to those offered by scalable public cloud-based storage systems. Proprietary hardware would mean that a customer pays more for a bespoke, lower-volume device that is locked onto a backplane/topology that is slow to evolve.


FlashBlade is being marketed as a scale-out storage product and while it is quite an expensive proprietary piece of enterprise storage hardware that has a dedicated software team that writes enterprise code for 3 different processor architectures in Xeon, ARM, and FPGA. Only time will tell if Coho Data’s FlashBlade will solve all the issues limiting its predecessor SwithStore but for now the company remains optimistic it has finally cracked the code.


Here at ASAP Memory, we have a dedicated and expansive array of Coho Data Inc. products. We are your one-stop shop and go destination for a simplified sourcing solution. ASAP will ensure that our consumers’ needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner all the while offering cost-effective component solutions therefore improving our your negotiation power and profit margins. If you are interested in a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales staff at www.asap-memory.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780.


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Memory types

The company Seagate is becoming the king of speed in the world of drives which is growing very rapidly for either the actual drive performances or connectivity. This technology has focused a lot on increasing the speed. From the looks of it now Seagate is doing both for the industry, with harnessing a 16 lane PCIE and also a NVME, which can push 10 gigs of data per second into a drive.


IT is known by the company that it has been the fastest drive yet. The company’s most recent score on the drive has beat the last recorded by 4GB’s faster from the last time they tested it. The best thing yet from this new system is the unit also meets the Open Compute Project specification which allows data centers and enterprise applications. The traditional SSD’s found in almost all computers, are all limited to around 500 megabytes per second.


So NVMe drives at their full potential can be a lot faster than most PC’s almost reaching up to 1.5 megabytes. So this new device will hit the technology world sometime this summer but we still have no word on how much this will be costing in the technology world just yet.


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You saw that correctly, a modder that goes by the name of Dr. Moddnstine has created a 128GB floppy drive out of an SD card and an old floppy disk reader. This is a part of his newly modded 1995 IBM Aptiva.


Dr. Moddnstine built a new computer gaming system from an original IBM Aptiva dated back from 1995. With all the memory upgraded parts, the only original part from the Aptiva is the case itself. The new system consists of a Micro ATX motherboard, IntelI7-6700K and AMD Radeon R8 390.  Oh, and the massive floppy disk.


The 128GB floppy drive consists of two parts. The first part is the floppy disk that is slightly modified to allow a SD card to be tucked behind the sliding piece of the floppy disk. The floppy disk needed to be cut accordingly to fit the SD card. The final part of the 128GB floppy drive is the reader, which is wired and soldered together with a USB 3.0 adapter, to allow faster transfer speeds.


The 128GB floppy is only a small component to the complete IBM Aptiva build.  The process of wiring and soldering was a very intricate process and wasn’t an easy task at hand for Dr. Moddstine. The mad modder created something that will certainly grab the attention of follow computer builders and have others trying to out build the modded 1995 IBM Aptiva.



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Samsung

Move over Apple! Samsung has once again put itself at the forefront of the technological world. The electronics industry giant has outdone itself once again in the grandiose manner consumers have become accustomed to.


Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it has created the world’s largest hard drive. At the Flash Memory Summit in California this past week, Samsung unveiled its golden child, the PM1633a, which uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters and crams almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5 inch SSD package.


The competition pales in comparison to the PM1633a which blows the next nearest hard drive made by Seagate and Western Digital currently maxed out at 10 TB.


The secret behind Samsung's 16TB SSD is the company's new 256Gbit (32GB) NAND flash die which boasts twice the capacity of 128 GB NAND dies that were commercialized by various chip makers last year. Samsung has managed to cram 48 layers of 3-bits-per-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND into a single die, up from the 24 layers in 2013 and 36 layers in 2014.


In the new V-NAND chip, each cell utilizes the same 3D Charge Trap Flash (CTF) structure in which the cell arrays are stacked vertically to form a 48-storied mass that is electrically connected through some 1.8 billion channel holes punching through the arrays thanks to a special etching technology. In total, each chip contains over 85.3 billion cells. They each can store 3 bits of data, resulting in 256 billion bits of data. In other words, 256 GB on a chip is no larger than the tip of a finger.


Historically, like most computer chips, NAND flash has been planar in that, the functional structures on the chip are generally laid down on a single two-dimensional plane. In a similar way to how logic chips are moving towards 3D transistors (FinFETs), electronic titans Samsung, Toshiba, and Intel have been forging ahead with 3D NAND.


A simple way of understanding how Samsung accomplished this is to envision that everything is turned on its side-so, instead of having just one layer of memory cells on a single plane, you can now have dozens of layers of cells, all standing up next to each other.


In fact, the "V" in Samsung's V-NAND refers to the vertical nature of these cells. Process-wise, 3D NAND is very complex, but the massive potential density increase makes it worthwhile. With innovations like this, no wonder Samsung has been neck and neck with Apple as the two electronics superpowers.


Here at Just ASAP Memory, we have the resources to distribute a vast array of Samsung products. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers production lines, computers, and IT systems are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780.


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Symantech

Symantec Corp has sold their Veritas data storage business for $8 billion to an investor group led by Carlyle Group.


The deal was paid for in cash by a group that had been eager to acquire it for a while. This included investors such as GIC, Singapore’s sovereign-wealth fund. Symantec chose to sell due to an increased need to focus on security tools and anti-hacker efforts. With so many hackers and breaches in security, they were just fed up with trying to keep up with the anonymous trolls.


Symantec was one of the very first big names in antivirus software, as their name became synonymous with the term during the 1980s and 90s. Early on, they helped fend off hackers trying to break through the defense of countless websites. The wrongdoers-as they often are-were constantly one step ahead of the good guys, which eventually led to the shift in focus and, therefore, sale of the data storage company.


“As the security and storage industries continue to change at an accelerating pace, Symantec’s security and IM businesses each face unique market opportunities and challenges. It has become clear that winning in both security and information management requires distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation,”
said Michael A. Brown, Symantec president and chief executive officer.
“Separating Symantec into two, independent publicly traded companies will provide each business the flexibility and focus to drive growth and enhance shareholder value.”

By separating, each company can now focus solely on what would make them successful. It also helps reduce confusion when it comes to operating both branches, and give them more flexibility with their strategies. Michael Brown added that both businesses would never reach their full potential if they stayed together forever. The logical choice was to split them up and let them be as good as they could possibly be.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Symantec products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive catalogue of both obsolete and in-production Symantec parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or call 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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sim

Apple and Samsung are in discussions with GSMA, the mobile standards organization, to introduce electronic SIM cards. The discussion between two companies are due to the GSMA's imminent declaration of a standardized embedded SIM card for consumer devices, of which Apple and Samsung are primary players. It has already been rumored since late 2010 of Apple creating its own SIM card line which started when Gigaom claimed the company was working with the digital security firm Gemalto. The rumors lead people to believe that the two companies would work on the custom built-in SIM.


The e-SIM would play a viable part in preventing customers to from being latched onto a dedicated mobile carrier. This would allow them to sign with any network of choice and even immediately switch back if their decision is reversed. It is expected that major carriers such as AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Whampoa, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone are all already on board with the new e-SIM standard. Anna Bouverot, GSMA's chief executive, claims that all parties are "heading towards an agreement" concerning the e-SIM card standardized. However, it will be approximately one year before the market will provide these devices due to technical specifications of the e-SIM.


The GSMA stated, “With the majority of operators on board, the plan is to finalise the technical architecture that will be used in the development of an end-to-end remote SIM solution for consumer devices, with delivery anticipated by 2016…We have got everyone back on one point, with Apple and Samsung agreeing to be part of that specification,” said Ms Bouverot. “We have been working with them and others to create an industry solution for machines and will agree a solution for consumer electronics.”


Although the deal with Apple is not yet completed, the GSMA stated that it is "continuing to work with Apple to secure their support for the initiative" and an actual agreement with Apple "is still in progress."


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Apple and Samsung products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Apple and Samsung parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Samsun 850 Evo and 850

Samsung has increased the capacity of its 850 Evo and 850 pro solid-state drives, making them capable of holding two terabytes of data.


It is the most storage space offered through any of their drives being sold via retail. Previous models offered storage of 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. The cost of the new 2TB drive will make your wallet significantly lighter, however. The suggested retail price of the 850 Evo is $800, and the 850 Pro goes for $1,000.


The reasoning behind creating this SSD was simple supply and demand. Consumers were running out of space too quickly on the smaller drives, and needed something bigger.


"Samsung experienced surge in demand for 500GB and higher capacity SSDs with the introduction of our V-NAND SSDs. The release of the 2TB SSD is a strong driver into the era of multi-terabyte SSD solutions," said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to expand our ultra-high performance and large density SSD product portfolio and provide a new computing experience to users around the globe."


Other manufacturers have created drives with this type of storage before, but this is the first one whose target audience is your average Joe consumer. Intel, for example, has their DC P3600. This one is marketed towards data centers, and costs upwards of $4,000.


The Evo and the Pro are similar in the most part, with the latter slightly edging out the former with the following characteristics:

  • NAND: Samsung 32-layer 3D VNAND
  • Unformatted Capacity: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB
  • Max Sequential Read: 550 MB/s
  • Max Sequential Write (256GB and up): 520 MB/s
  • Max Random Read QD32: 100,000 IOPS
  • Max Random Write QD32: 90,000 IOPS
  • Form Factor: 7mm high 2.5”
  • Interface Type: SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3)

The main difference between the two is the Pro has twice as much endurance (300TBW vs 150TBW) and has a 10-year warranty, compared to the Evo’s 5-year plan.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Samsung products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Samsung parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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