SanDisk and FusionIO have entered into an agreement where SanDisk will purchase all of FusionIO and its assets to the tune of $1.1 billion in cash, once again continuing the consolidation of the NAND flash market into fewer bigger companies. This announcement is likely a response to Seagate’s recent acquisition of the NAND flash division of Avago which included the SandForce controller division. However, the real truth is that FusionIO is not anywhere near a consumer flash storage company and most of their customers are professionals or enterprise while most of SandForce’s products are consumer focused. I’m sure SanDisk would have loved to buy both
A-DATA launches ultimate HDD enclosure: 500MB/s SSD beast
In a sea of different hard drive enclosures, one manufacturer came up with something original. Taiwanese DRAM giant produced HDD enclosure for SSD drives capable of exceeding current bandwidth offered by SATA-II standard.