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Fixstars Launched SSD-13000M, World’s First 13TB SSD

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 04:06 PM PST

Fixstars SSD-13000M 13TB SSD

Even though SATA3, the interface used by the SSD-13000M, is no longer the fastest around, the drive developed by Fixstars is still remarkable, mainly because of its size.

Just when we thought that the 4TB SSDs unveiled at CES 2016 would be the largest one we’d see this year, Japanese software company Fixstars has unveiled a 13TB model, which even surpasses the storage capacity of hard-drives. With a motto that says “Speed Up Your Business” and applications that include object storage and streaming content distribution, it’s no wonder that Fixstars’ mammoth SSD isn’t exactly aimed at home users. The price tag makes it unapproachable, as well, so regular consumers might have to look into other options.

“Continuing the development of the world’s highest capacity SSD product line, we are pleased to take capacity one step further and present the SSD-13000M,” explained Satoshi Miki, Fixstars’ CEO. “The Fixstars SSD series has been highly regarded for their distinct reliability on steady read/write performance that lasts over time. Having met user expectations for higher capacities, Fixstars will continue to innovate and provide unique storage solutions to it’s customers in Japan and in the U.S.”

The 580/520 MBps sequential read/write speeds may not seem like much in the context of today’s SSD market, we need to keep in mind that the SATA3 interface is capped at about 600 MBps. M.2 drives can achieve much higher speeds, but their physical dimensions can limit their capacity. The smarter thing to do would have been to create PCIe cards that not only would’ve been able to accommodate that many memory chips, but also would’ve been a whole lot faster.

The manufacturer used 15nm MLC NAND for this drive, which is somewhat of an industry standard nowadays. The MLC (multi-level cell) memory element is somewhat better than TLC (triple-level cell) as it allows more writes to the memory. Thus, MLC drives have a longer life, and it would take tens of petabytes to reach the write limit of this particular SSD. By the time that happens, there will be drives around with several times SSD-13000M’s capacity, not to mention with several times the speeds.

Fixstars is already taking orders for this SSD and will start shipping it to US customers in late February. Even though this aspect hasn’t been addressed in the press release, the SSD is said to cost $13,000. Sure, that’s a lot cheaper than what Intel high-capacity drives cost now, but on the other hand, users would be able to achieve the same capacity for a much smaller amount of money if they bought multiple drives and a SATA controller. Overall, I don’t think that even big businesses are willing to spend that kind of money on large capacity storage solutions like the one developed by Fixstars. There are many more affordable options out there that don’t cost business owners an employee’s arm and leg to buy.

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The Complete Web Development Course: Make Cash-Earning Websites

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 02:37 PM PST

Complete Web Development Course

High-schoolers and college students who are just getting started with Web Development could turn to The Complete Web Development Course: Make Cash Earning Websites for a great information resource on this topic.

One of the most recent additions to the eLearning category of our store, Walyou Deals, The Complete Web Development Course: Make Cash-Earning Websites by Development Island is a comprehensive guide on how to create Web pages, interactive sites and even mobile apps, and all that at a heavily discounted price. The course is particularly great for people who are just delving into Web development, since the authors leave from the premise that you have no coding experience whatsoever. This means that you’ll start with the basics, and by the time you finish the course, you’ll be an expert in the areas listed above.

Just to give you and idea about how much content this course envelops, there are more than 306 lectures and 56.6 hours of videos on the creation of Web sites and mobile apps. First of all, you’ll get accustomed to the most popular and frequently used languages and frameworks that are currently available. Once you do this, you should have an idea about what you would like to focus on next. Regardless of the path you will chose, HTML5 and CSS3 are essential for any Web developer, so learning these is a must if you want to build and style Web pages properly.

Javascript, jQuery and JQuery User Interface, some of the best tools you could possibly use for creating interactive sites are also covered in this course. However, interactiveness isn’t the only aspect you should focus on, as the sites also need to be very responsive, regardless of the device they’re accessed from. This part is covered in the lectures about Twitter Bootstrap. Also, the course touches PHP, Ajax and MySQL in some of the lectures, and while these may seem to be for advanced developers only, knowing at least the basics of all of them can’t hurt.

Not at last, you’ll learn how to develop mobile apps for both iOS and Android, and how to deploy them to their respective stores. This may seem a bit unrelated to the rest of the course, but if you’re getting into Web development, you might as well develop for mobile platforms, too.

The Complete Web Development Course: Make Cash Earning Websites can be purchased in our store, Walyou Deals, for $29. That’s a 90% discount from the original price of $300, so if you feel that Web Development is something you might like, get the course within the next four days. Going through all of the content included in this course may take while, but at the end of it, it will be well worth it. Thanks to the endless list of skills you’ll be able to add to your resume after finishing the course, landing that dream job will no longer be something unreal.

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