RunCore have announced a new range of SSDs, intended to offer PC and Mac users direct drop-in replacements for their existing drives. The company bills the RunCore PRO IV SSD range as offering increased battery runtimes, heat reduction, quieter operation and, not least, increases in speed, and offers capacities ranging from 32GB to 256GB.
Toshiba may not have the fashionable appeal of Apple, nor the solid reputation of Lenovo, but they do know how to push the envelope. Their Portégé series of ultraportables is already slim, and was the first to offer a 128GB SSD back in 2008; now it's the first, in the shape of the Portégé R600, to offer a 512GB SSD. Legitimate business tool or shallow one-upmanship? SlashGear decided to find out.
After word slipped out from Taiwan earlier this week that Intel were considering pushing back the release of the Pine Trail Atom N450 processor until the first half of 2010, now comes more specific news from PC manufacturers that both the netbook platform, Pine Trail-M, and its Pine Trail-D nettop sibling will both now arrive in the first quarter of next year. That, say the unnamed sources, will coincide with the release of Intel's 32nm Core i9 processors, codenamed Gulftown, and offering six cores.
Corsair are today re-releasing their Dominator GT ultra-performance DRAM, after pulling the chips from the market earlier this year due to "unacceptable failure levels of the Elpida "Hyper" components" used in their manufacturer. Now using new new materials, the re-launched Dominator GT chips are available in 4GB and 6GB kits for Intel and AMD high-performance processors.
It's not the 320GB SSD tipped yesterday, but Intel have announced that they will be lowering prices for their solid-state drive range, having moved to more cost-effective 34nm NAND flash production. The shift could see SSDs reduced by as much as 60-percent for both PC and laptop OEMs and mainstream consumers.
Intel's first Core i5 processor, the mainstream model from their Nehalem platform, is expected to make its debut on September 6th, along with two new Core i7 chips. According to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry, Intel will begin shipping the Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 from early September, with quadcore clock-speeds of 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.93GHz respectively. They'll be joined in early 2010 by two energy saving versions, the Core i5-750s and Core i7-860s, running at 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz, but with 82W TDP rather than 95W.
Intel's next SSD, a 320GB drive build using its 34nm processes, is being tipped for imminent release. According to details posted in the forums of Canadian retailer RedFlagDeals, the new "Postville" SSDs will be cheaper than the existing drives but have higher performance than those SSDs from rival manufacturers.
Ruckus Wireless have announced a new outdoor access point, which the company claims is the "world's first and only outdoor dual-band 802.11n with dynamic beam forming." The ZoneFlex 7762 supports WiFi draft-n along with concurrent dualband 2.4/5GHz and up to sixteen simultaneous SSIDs, inside a heated weatherproof casing.
EVGA have announced a new LCD display, the InterView 1770, which offers not one but two 17-inch panels fixed to a single central stand. The 1440 x 900 panels each rotate 180-degrees horizontally, so they can be flipped completely around to show a person sitting opposite you, or clamshell in to fit into a narrow cubicle.
Corsair's latest SSD range, the Extreme Series, has been announced, offering between 32GB and 128GB of storage with a new Indilinx Barefoot controller. The three solid-state drives - the Extreme X32, X64 and X128 - claim read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.
We've covered numerous backup systems here on SlashGear, ranging from simple USB hard-drives through network-attached media boxes and full-on RAID arrays, but bar individual drive failure we've never really considered the impact of physical damage. That's exactly the sort of thing that ioSafe have in mind with their Solo drive, up to 1.5TB of fireproof, waterproof storage. SlashGear have been testing it out.