June 8, 2014

PCIe Flash Storage Consolidates: Seagate Buys Avago Tech, Violin Sells To SK Hynix

Connecting flash storage via the PCIe bus is a great way to increase storage performance compared to SSDs, which require RAID controllers, said Todd Swank, director of product marketing at Equus Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based system builder. 

 However, Swank said, while PCIe storage is still a niche product, it's one that is maturing. 

"SATA and SAS are currently the mainstream way for connecting SSDs and flash storage," Swank told CRN. "And for the highest performance, there's the new ULLtraDIMM technology from SanDisk, which is the creme de la creme."

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