SSD

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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LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

The LaCie Little Big Disk portable external hard drive with the Thunderbolt connector port has finally arrived. The device was first announced back in February when Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pro revamp was confirmed to sport the Thunderbolt port, which was jointly developed with Intel and promises up to 10Gbps of bi-directional transfer speeds and supports daisy chaining.

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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 SSD 830 Series SATA 3 drives revealed

Samsung SSD 830 Series SATA 3 drives revealed

Samsung has outed its latest solid-state drive range, the Samsung SSD 830 series, offering up to 512GB of high-speed storage with a SATA 3.0 interface. Promising double the bandwidth of the SSD 470 series that so impressed us late last year, the new model keeps the sleek brushed-metal chassis and proprietary Samsung firmware.

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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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Active Media Products SaberTooth ZF SSD upgrade kits debut

Active Media Products SaberTooth ZF SSD upgrade kits debut

Active Media Products has launched a new series of SSD upgrade kits that will work for smaller notebooks and netbooks including the MacBook Air first gen notebook. The SSD that the upgrade kits use is the 1.8-inch Turbo Speed PATA ZIF SSD. The SSD has a parallel ATA ZIF interface and will work with just about all notebooks that use that interface.

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