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Intel Solid State Drive 520 series revealed and detailed

Intel Solid State Drive 520 series revealed and detailed

This week the folks at Intel have revealed a bit of information on their brand new SSD 520 series, complete with 6 gigabit-per-second (gbps) speed and Intel compute-quality 25-nanometer (nm) NAND memory process technology. This new solid state drive series will bring new security features, ultra fast throughput performance, and an unmatched reliability suite that'll bring the fury to even the most needy consumers. High bandwidth, low latency, and accelerated speed will all be yours soon!

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Samsung OEM SSDs used in MacBook Air get faster

Samsung OEM SSDs used in MacBook Air get faster

When it comes to the SSDs that Apple crams inside the MacBook Air notebooks the SSDs come from one of two sources - Samsung or Toshiba. Apparently, both brands of SSDs are used inside the machines depending on what is on hand. The thing that consumers take note of when shopping is that the Samsung model SSDs are considerably faster than the Toshiba brand.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook hands-on

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks are sweeping the board at CES 2012, and Dell isn't prepared to be left out: the company has revealed the Dell XPS 13, a new 18mm ultraportable that fits a 13.3-inch display into a 12-inch form-factor. Running either Core i5 2467M or i7 2637M dual-core processors, paired with 4GB of memory and either 128GB or 256GB SSDs, the XPS 13 measures just 12.4 x 8.1 x 0.24-0.71 inches and 2.99 pounds despite offering up to 8hrs battery life. We caught up with Dell last week to find out why they reckon the XPS 13 is the best ultrabook around.

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Victorinox shows off $3000 1 terabyte SSD/Swiss Army Knife

Victorinox shows off $3000 1 terabyte SSD/Swiss Army Knife

If you're reading this, odds are pretty good that you'd want a one terabyte SSD drive. But how much are you willing to pay for it? If the anwser is "three big boys", Swiss army knife maker Victorinox has something that's right up your alley. That's the asking price for the 1TB / Swiss army knife combo they're showing off at CES.

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OCZ Lightfoot SSD packs Thunderbolt

OCZ Lightfoot SSD packs Thunderbolt

OCZ has jumped on the Thunderbolt bandwagon with its latest external SSD, the OCZ Lightfoot, a compact drive offering up to 1TB of high-speed storage. Previewed ahead of CES this week, the Lightfoot is the successor to OCZ's Enyo USB 3.0 SSD, boosting transfer rates to up to 750 MB/s according to the company.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks revealed

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks revealed

Lenovo has followed Wednesday's ThinkPad launch with a pair of new ultrabooks targeted at consumers at CES today, the IdeaPad U310 and U410. With 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays respectively, the two new IdeaPads have up to 64GB of SSD storage and/or up to 500GB of HDD storage, promising both speedy resume and boot times together with capacious multimedia space.

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Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook: 15mm thick plus Thunderbolt

Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook: 15mm thick plus Thunderbolt

Acer has revealed the Aspire S5, apparently the world's thinnest ultrabook at just 15mm at its thickest point, and offering a high-speed 20Gbps Thunderbolt port. The 13.3-inch ultraportable resumes from standby in 1.5s, Acer reckons, and there's Acer Always Connect to collect social network and email messages while the Aspire S5 is in standby mode; alternatively, you can remotely wake the notebook from your smartphone.

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OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ has announced that its Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs, the 30GB and 60GB models, are now certified by Intel as passing the "White Using" portion of the Smart Response Technology performance benchmark test for ultrabooks. These high performance drives feature faster boot-up and data transfer speeds on a small footprint that's well suited for the myriad of ultrabooks we can be sure to expect this year.

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LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks revealed

LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks revealed

Ultrabooks have hardly had a chance to get started, and already LG is looking to refine the term with its new Super Ultrabook LG Z330 and Z430 models. Two of the company's new PCs from its CES 2012 line-up, they join a 3D-centric notebook range - though lack 3D themselves - at the Las Vegas show next week. So, you might be asking, what makes an ultrabook "Super"?

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Apple’s Anobit flash specialist deal final

Apple’s Anobit flash specialist deal final

Apple's acquisition of flash memory specialist Anobit has apparently been finalized, reports from Israel suggest, with the NAND controller company's tech used to boost capacity, performance and reliability of storage in future smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Initially rumored earlier this month, the Anobit buy has now gone through for roughly $400-500m Calcalist reports. Apple could also use the buy to set up an Israel-based R&D center, it's suggested.

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Seagate Samsung HDD deal final: new mobile R&D in pipeline

Seagate Samsung HDD deal final: new mobile R&D in pipeline

Seagate has completed its $1.4bn acquisition of Samsung's hard-drive business, taking on production as well as research & development of traditional platter-based discs while Samsung focuses on flash memory. Announced back in April, the deal will also see Samsung provide NAND flash to Seagate for use in the company's SSDs and hybrid SSD/HDD drive line-up.

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Intel pushing SSD as hard-drive shortage hits revenues

Intel pushing SSD as hard-drive shortage hits revenues

Intel is hoping to leverage the hard-drive shortage to drive its SSD business, in the attempt to offset its slashed Q4 revenue estimates after lower than expected processor sales. The chip company warned yesterday that the Thai flooding - and an ensuing reduction in new computers being built - could knock $1bn off its next set of financial results; however, Intel CFO Stacy Smith also reckons there's an opportunity there to push another aspect of the company's business, the NYTimes reports. Intel will "be using this as an opportunity" Smith confirmed.

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