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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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ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've gotten a hands-on look at Acer's newly announced Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, an ultra portable thin and light super powerful laptop for the next generation of demanding consumers across the world. This device has a 13.3-inch LED display at 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, is a mere 0.51-inches thick, and features the latest second generation of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors at up to 1.7GHz, this with a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD means you've got one powerful bit of computing on your hands. Walk with us through this brand new device and see if it's going to replace your current fat-by-comparison laptop come the end of this year.

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Active Media Products unveils SaberTooth M1 Mini SATA SSD

Active Media Products unveils SaberTooth M1 Mini SATA SSD

Active Media Products has a ton of SSDs for all sorts of products and uses that are in its SaberTooth line. The last of the products we talked about was the SaberTooth ZF SSD that was aimed at use in small notebooks and other devices. Active Media Products has rolled out another new SSD in the series called the SaberTooth M1. This storage drive is very small and made to slip into an mSATA port.

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OWC outs cheap 60GB SSD called the Mercury Electra 6G

OWC outs cheap 60GB SSD called the Mercury Electra 6G

SSDs are getting ever more popular as the price comes down and the storage capacity goes up. OWC has announced a new SSD that it says is one of the cheapest around at $129.99 for a 60GB device. That isn't enough storage for most of us, but it would make a very nice boot drive if you have more storage to put in. I can tell you from experience that even loading most software to a bulk storage drive, 60GB will fill up very quickly.

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Samsung unveils new high-performance 512GB SSD with SATA Revision 3.0 interface

Samsung unveils new high-performance 512GB SSD with SATA Revision 3.0 interface

Samsung has rolled out a new SSD that uses the fast SATA Revision 3 interface good for 6Gb/s of data throughput. The SSD is model number PM830 and it comes in capacities up to 512GB. Samsung is aiming the new SSD at ultra-slim notebooks and tablets. The PM830 SSDs began sample production back in May and are now in volume production. That means we should start seeing the SSDs in devices soon.

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