Intel roadmap update: Skylake on track for 2015, will debut alongside Broadwell-K

Intel roadmap update: Skylake on track for 2015, will debut alongside Broadwell-K

Intel has unveiled new details of its product roadmaps for 2015 and beyond, and it’s now clear that the company is pushing Skylake full steam ahead, despite Broadwell’s exceptionally late arrival. Intel now expects to introduce a bevy of 14nm products based on both architectures in 2015, with additional 14nm Atom hardware replacing Bay Trail […]

Samsung announces new PCIe 3.0 SSD, breaking 2GBps performance barrier

Samsung announces new PCIe 3.0 SSD, breaking 2GBps performance barrier

Samsung launched its new SM951 today, the first M.2 SSD with full support for both PCI-Express 3.0 and the M.2 standard. We’ve discussed M.2 previously — it’s the newest SSD interconnect and it ties storage directly to the PCI-Express bus via the NVMe standard rather than running the communication through the much slower SATA interface. […]

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon

Seagate, after hinting in May that it would release 8TB and 10TB hard drives in the next 12 months, has started delivering early samples of its 8TB hard drive to “major customers”. Curiously, while Western Digital hit 6TB last year by filling its drives with helium, Seagate appears to be pushing the 3.5-inch spinning disk […]