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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

Fast, silent and power-efficient; it seems like the only thing not to like about SSDs is the price. OCZ has sent over its Vertex 2 SSD, a 120GB model that straddles the performance/price boundary at around $220. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Hitachi 3TB HDD ships to OEM

Hitachi 3TB HDD ships to OEM

One of the reasons to move from 32-bit to 64-bit versions of an operating system is to allow the computer to see more memory. Hitachi has announced that its massive 3TB HDDs are now shipping to OEMs and system builders for use in computer systems. This 3TB HDD is the first to break the 2.2TB storage barrier on a 32-bit Windows XP computer with no additional hardware according to Hitachi.

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Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung's got a new Solid State Drive and they want you to take it for a spin. Samsung says it has the only Solid State Drive to feature Goverment-Grade AES 256-bit Encryption for the ultimate in security for your awesome files and such. This hardware encryption is always on, the data encryption and user authentication being performed "in the high security of the drive controller" instead of where it'd normally be stored, in the software. Software encryption works using the main CPU of the computer and stores info in the relatively insecure memory of the system, while SEDs (self-encrypting drives) encrypt at the speed of the interface making no impact on performance in the protected hardware of the SSD.

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