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Seagate invests in DensBits, plans its first consumer SSDs

Seagate has announced a partnership with DensBits, an Israeli company whose "revolutionary" memory controller design may prove useful for upcoming solid-state drives. Seagate made an undisclosed investment in DensBits, stating its plans to improve both consumer and business-class products with…

Intel unveils cheaper, MLC-based enterprise SSDs

Intel has announced that its new generation of solid-state drives for enterprise data centers will use 25nm MLC flash chips. Although this type of memory is usually considered slower and less reliable than SLC, the switch to multi-level cells enables…

Hitachi unveils MLC-based enterprise Ultrastar SSD

Hitachi expanded its flash-based storage offerings today, introducing its new enterprise SSD. Offered alongside last year's Ultrastar SSD400S, the new Ultrastar SSD400M is equipped with more affordable MLC NAND flash chips instead of its sibling's pricier SLC parts (hence the…