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The Daily Slash: March 22nd, 2010

The Daily Slash: March 22nd, 2010

We do our very best here at SlashGear to bring you the latest intelligence from the huge, and still growing world of the tech industry. But, as it stands, we're only human, and sometimes we're just not able to bring you every single piece of information we get our hands on. It's unfortunate, but we also don't want to give you any kind of sensory overload throughout the day. We realized that there were still a lot of great stories out there, so we wanted to bring them to your attention, in a nice, orderly fashion. That's why we have the Daily Slash, where we'll bring you a daily wrap-up of all the cool, interesting, or just plain shiny stuff we find.

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Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

If you're wielding a DSLR then you probably already know that memory needs to be fast and it needs to be large; we shouldn't have to sell the idea of Active Media's new 600X Pro Series Compact Flash cards to you, frankly.  Available in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, the range is capable of 90MB per second write rates to keep up with burst-mode photography.

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Active Media clamber on USB 3.0 bandwagon with Express & PCIe cards

Active Media clamber on USB 3.0 bandwagon with Express & PCIe cards

As USB 3.0 gains momentum, the number of ways you can add the high-speed connectivity to an existing system is also increasing.  Latest is Active Media, who have outed a pair of reasonably low-cost cards - one ExpressCard, one PCIe - to add a couple of USB 3.0 ports to your laptop or desktop.

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Active Media unveils SaberTooth S4 SSD upgrades

Active Media unveils SaberTooth S4 SSD upgrades

Many of the most popular netbooks that Asus and other companies make use SSDs rather than traditional hard drives. The SSD helps the little systems get more run time out of their battery packs and helps them perform better. If you are looking for more performance from a netbook that came with an SSD from the factory, Active Media has a new line of upgrade SSDs called the SaberTooth S4 series.

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Active Media Predator X7 SSDs: speedy, afforable & a mini-USB too

Active Media Predator X7 SSDs: speedy, afforable & a mini-USB too

Active Media are becoming known for pairing reasonably performing solid-state drives with reasonably affordable price tags, and that's a combination we can't find much to argue with here at SlashGear.  The latest series, the Predator X7 SSD line, is no different: capacities start at 32GB, then rise through 64GB and 128GB before topping out at 256GB.

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Active Media Aviator 312 SSDs use SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Active Media Aviator 312 SSDs use SuperSpeed USB 3.0

"SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 isn't expected to make a mark on shipping devices until next year, but that hasn't stopped Active Media from unveiling their latest range of external SSDs.  As you might imagine, the Active Media Aviator 312 line each supports USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as offering 16, 32 or 64GB of high-speed storage space.

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Active Media switch Poles with WWF Polar Bear flash drive

Active Media switch Poles with WWF Polar Bear flash drive

Remember that Active Media charity penguin flash drive from back in June?   Someone has obviously told Active Media that not every portable storage buyer likes penguins, as the company is back with a polar bear version offering up to 16GB of storage and a donation to the WWF with every purchase.

 

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Active Media SaberTooth-SS ASUS Eee PC SSD upgrades

Active Media SaberTooth-SS ASUS Eee PC SSD upgrades

Active Media are back, and they've brought a range of upgrades for your tired, file-stuffed Eee PC.  The latest SaberTooth-S and SaberTooth-SS SSD ranges are intended to boost storage in compatible ASUS netbooks to up to 64GB, together with access times of up to 155MB/sec.

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Active Media Predator GT SSDs get new 220MB/s read speed

Active Media Predator GT SSDs get new 220MB/s read speed

With Super Talent's MasterDrive SX SSD range comfortably crashing through the 200MB/sec sequential read-rate mark, it was only a matter of time before arch-rival Active Media stepped up their game to compete.  They've announced two new 2.5-inch SSDs, the Predator GT SATA-II line, each offering up to 220MB/sec sequential reads and 0.1ms access times.

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Active Media WWF Penguin flash drives

Active Media WWF Penguin flash drives

Every sale of Active Media's new WWF Penguin USB flash drive may prompt the company to send off a 5-percent donation to the WWF, but we're hoping it won't encourage owners to grab poor, innocent penguins, snatch off their upper-bodies and attempt to ram the remainder into the nearest USB port.  Real penguins don't come in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB capacities, after all.

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