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Very short so I don't know if quoting it will be appropriate as it's about 5 paragraphs tops:
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This came out of the blue. Samsung announced their intent to acquire NVELO, known for their Dataplex SSD caching software. Price or specific timeframe of the acquisition have not been revealed yet, but the acquisition does include all NVELO technology and personnel.

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Sounds like Samsung wants to hurt the competition, dominate the caching niche, or remove the niche entirely.
     
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is this good or bad?
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is this good or bad?

Depends on Samsung's next move. Basically, they could cut off all use of the SSD caching program that the others use depending on the prior contracts and so on.
     
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I support this as long as Samsung keep to what they've done in the past and actually use what they obtain rather than Hoarding it.
If they integrate this into their future SSD's I'd be a happy man even if it's only a small increase to performance.
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So they want to market cacheing drives or they see a possibility for cacheing AND SSD drives combined??
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This move seems a little late for Samsung. Corsair, OCZ, and Crucial (probably others as well) all have contracts with NVELO. Honestly I wish there was a retail version of this software that would work with any SSD. Maybe that's Samsung's plan - sell the software for $60 a pop, or something.
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So they want to market cacheing drives or they see a possibility for cacheing AND SSD drives combined??

It is software that turns an SSD into a large cache device so using it with another SSD wouldn't make much sense I don't think. Basically, they either did this to kill competition in some way or to just integrate something they could have bought a license for much cheaper. I'm worried but we'll see what they do from here.
     
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Samsung will probabaly just develop this to incorporate the technology on all their computers. Don't forget Samsung sells laptops as well.
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Originally Posted by Vakten View Post

I support this as long as Samsung keep to what they've done in the past and actually use what they obtain rather than Hoarding it.
If they integrate this into their future SSD's I'd be a happy man even if it's only a small increase to performance.

This. Samsung for the most part tends to do good things(for us the customer) when they acquire something.

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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

This move seems a little late for Samsung. Corsair, OCZ, and Crucial (probably others as well) all have contracts with NVELO. Honestly I wish there was a retail version of this software that would work with any SSD. Maybe that's Samsung's plan - sell the software for $60 a pop, or something.

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Samsung will probabaly just develop this to incorporate the technology on all their computers. Don't forget Samsung sells laptops as well.

lol, It would be much faster to list the things samsung dose not make, or have anything to do with the making of lol.
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well pretty much everyone other then intel uses NVELO caching for their solution(OCZ, Corsair etc). it would be nice to see real hardware level caching like the momentus XT except with a decent 30-60GB cache.
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