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LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie's Little Big Disk is the Thunderbolt drive your MacBook Pro has been waiting for. It's a fact of life that, while it's rarely cheap to be an early adopter, you do get to have the best toys: a nearly palm-sized twin SSD external drive that looks like a friendlier HAL 9000 and promises previously unseen levels of data transfer speed. Problem is, that speed comes with a $899 price tag; can the Little Big Disk make a Big Strong Case for all that cash? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

MacBook Pro tipped for Air-style update by holidays

Apple's official MacBook Pro refresh may have taken place early last week, but the company is reportedly readying a more significant update to the notebook that will borrow design and spec directions for the MacBook Air. Both TUAW and Mac Rumors have been tipped on incoming 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks believed to be Apple's oft-discussed significant MacBook Pro overhaul, with integrated SSD memory and no optical drives along with sleeker chassis.

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OCZ introduces Octane and Octane-S2 SSDs

OCZ introduces Octane and Octane-S2 SSDs

OCZ has unveiled a pair of new SSDs that offer every fast access times and up to 1TB of storage capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor. The new SSDs include the Octane SATA 6Gbps and the Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps SSDs. OCZ says that it is the first firm to reach the massive 1TB storage capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor SSD.

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Plextor launches new M2P series SSDs in 128GB and 256GB flavors

Plextor launches new M2P series SSDs in 128GB and 256GB flavors

Plextor has announced that it has expanded its SSD storage line with the addition of a new M2P series of SSDs that are the standard 2.5-inch form factor. The new SSDs are designed for performance and use True Speed technology for sustained levels of performance to users. The SSDs are made to fit inside desktops and some notebooks as upgrade drives and they come in two capacities.

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Fusion-io ioDrive2 super-SSD boosts speed, slashes latency

Fusion-io ioDrive2 super-SSD boosts speed, slashes latency

The Fusion ioDrive has been impressing us with its blazingly fast performance for a long time now. The company has announced that it has a new storage class memory that is packed inside the new ioDrive 2 that makes the latest version of the PCIe SSD even faster than the previous versions. The new versions of the ioDrive have storage class memory inside and have data speeds that are insane.

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Apple hybrid HDD/SDD tech could save the clumsy

Apple hybrid HDD/SDD tech could save the clumsy

Apple is apparently working on a hybrid hard-drive system, pairing a platter-based traditional drive with flash memory in a configuration that could prevent data loss if your MacBook is dropped or jolted. Detailed in a newly-published patent application, 20110238887, for "Hybrid-device storage based on environmental state" Apple's solution is positioned as a way to avoid errors caused by "changes in temperature, vibration and acceleration" but could also have an impact on the speed of data access.

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Intel announces new SSD for the data center

Intel announces new SSD for the data center

Intel has announced a new SSD that it is aiming at the data center. The new SSD is designed to be reliable, fast, and power efficient. The new drive is called the 710 Series and it uses 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and will be offered in three capacities. The SSD will come in 100GB, 200GB, and 300GB capacities.

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Kingston SSDNow KC100 SSD for businesses launches

Kingston SSDNow KC100 SSD for businesses launches

Kingston has been making SSDs for data storage in the consumer market for a while now along with RAM for its computers. The new SSD this time around is aimed at the business user and it is called the SSDNow KC100. This is the first SSD from Kingston that is SATA rev. 3.0 6Gb/s and aimed at the business user. The KC100 uses the latest SandForce controller inside for more performance in the business world.

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