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Toshiba announces EXCERIA SD cards: world’s fastest

Toshiba announces EXCERIA SD cards: world’s fastest

We all have that need for speed: SSDs are getting faster and faster, and technologies like USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt help keep things moving swiftly along. If you have a large SD card full of images, it’s not that much fun pulling them all over to your computer. Toshiba aims to reduce the frustration that goes along with slow transfer times, today announced a new line of high speed SD cards, which they claim are the world's fastest.

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MAINGEAR Solo custom all-in-one revealed

MAINGEAR Solo custom all-in-one revealed

MAINGEAR has outed its latest custom PC, the Solo, a 21-inch all-in-one which promises to be the most flexible of its ilk. Fronted by a 1080p Full HD display - with an optional 10-point multitouch touchscreen - the Solo kicks off with a Core i3-2125 processor and 4GB of memory, but can be upgraded to a Core i7-2600S and 16GB of DDR3-1333. MAINGEAR also slots in 32GB of SSD caching memory as standard, to turn any regular HDD into a hybrid drive for up to 8x the performance, supposedly.

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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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