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Chinese Startup Halves Cost of SSD

Sage Micro’s SSD controller can handle 5TB
11/3/2014 07:25 AM EST
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cola smith
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Re: good PR, weak news
cola smith   11/5/2014 9:27:33 PM
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I think different marketing different positoning.Performance need consider,but much more in product stability and demands.eMMC flash much better than those flash in the market,is due to eMMC boot.Price only a small aspect we need consider,final standing in market is quality and demands.

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cola smith   11/5/2014 8:55:35 PM
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great.

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SSDs for non-standard market segments
Satya_S   11/4/2014 1:06:26 PM
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The company is primarily targetting different SSD segment which established players dont want to serve. Given that, the price comparison to standard SSDs may not be too relevant.

On other note, the product portfoli seems good, with controllers having SATAII,USB 2.0, PCIe I&II(with NVMe support) interfaces

But it needs to be seen, how the chips would scale up for Data Centre kind of high reliability and high performance applications

Given push from Chinese goverment and targeted chinese markets, the company may survive for long

 

 

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good PR, weak news
ElishaMemoryVentures   11/4/2014 12:57:20 PM
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From this article

Good: eMMC is same price as average NAND. Good to see people looking for cheaper SSD options using cheaper NAND. eMMC on each channel is an easy way to build SSD.

Bad: Some Client SSDs sell for <50c/GB (Micron, Samsung, Sandisk). Datacenter/enterprise SSDs sell for >$1 but none of those customers are going with a slow array of eMMC storage. the NAND in eMMC is much lower quality than datacenter SSD NAND. Title is misleading. Performance will be much lower than client or Datacenter SSD. Good PR but a plan for new, slower, less reliable SSD, at equivalent price is not worth an article.

Buy a Micron/Crucial Mx100 SSD. Faster performance, lower price, proven controller, proven Firmware (or samsung 840 EVO or Sandisk).

 

 

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Cheap Junk?
ttt3   11/4/2014 12:26:03 PM
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From my experience designing SSD (SATA-NAND, USB-NAND) circuitry onto custom embedded boards, a lot of these commodity storage controller chips are buggy and the companies that produce them are very flaky and offer poor support.  To make things worse, supply chain issues (obsolescence) are horrible.  While these are indeed commodity products, I worry when people talk about "halving" the price of an already shaky product.

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Re: SSD price sanity check
cola smith   11/4/2014 3:14:01 AM
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emmc and flash price they are same,but I'd prefer SSD with emmc solution,it's more stable.

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Re: SSD price sanity check
cola smith   11/4/2014 3:05:44 AM
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IOPS relate with emmc,such as when under Samsung 7K IOPS,they used double Samsung IOPS can be over 10K,and speed will not drop.

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Re: SSD price sanity check
cola smith   11/4/2014 2:57:26 AM
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As I think,to manfacture,same cost between emmc and flash

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goafrit   11/3/2014 8:03:50 PM
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These are all commodities. I am happy to see companies from developing and emerging nations pushing the cost limits. It is not just the components, even the products. This is good for the consumer as that will force some U.S. brands to adjust prices.

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LarryM99   11/3/2014 6:20:56 PM
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@Tony, you are right. I skipped right over that fact in the article. If they truly are using SATA II then this is a non-starter as far as I am concerned. Even SATA III is a drag on the performance of current SSD's. @Jessica, is that for real? Why would they do that?

Larry M.

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