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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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Smart Optimus 1.6TB SSD Reads 1GB Per Second

Smart Optimus 1.6TB SSD Reads 1GB Per Second

Smart Modular Technologies introduced today an enterprise level SSD that has just about the largest capacity and fastest reading speed of any SSD on the market right now. Called the Optimus, the SSD boasts capacities from 200GB up to 1.6TB and read speeds of up to 1GB per second, all packed into a 2.5-inch form factor.

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

The folks at OCZ have today revealed their latest bit of hardware in the Z-Drive R4, running at 2,800MB/sec, over 500,000 input output operations per second with one SuperScale controller. One as in single. Then there's a dual version at 5,600MB/sec and 1.2 MILLION IOPS. These monsters are not aimed at private users, instead going for enterprise users, thusly the prices are not yet listed. You'll find that these units are available with SLC / MLC NAND flash memory, customer-chosen configurations, and functionality based on the requests of those laying down the bucks.

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SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk has announced that it has started shipping a new SSD to retailers that is aimed at the consumer notebook and desktop market. The SSD will be a nice version for those that need more performance from their machines and are looking to make an upgrade. The SSD is called the Ultra, comes in several capacities, and offers nice performance as well.

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Super Talent MasterDrive KX3 SSD for tablets and notebooks debuts

Super Talent MasterDrive KX3 SSD for tablets and notebooks debuts

Super Talent has a wide-ranging line of SSDs for all sorts of different uses from enterprise use to the general consumer. Super Talent has unveiled a new SSD that it is aiming at the market for compact notebooks and tablets that need a 1.8-inch form factor drive to fit into very small footprints. The new SSD is called the MasterDrive KX3.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs to Boost RAM and SSD Specs

Apple’s New MacBook Airs to Boost RAM and SSD Specs

Apple's revamped MacBook Airs will not only be getting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips along with the new Thunderbolt connector port, but may also be getting spec boosts in RAM and SSD. The flagship ultraportable notebook was speculated for a launch today alongside OS X Lion, but that has yet to happen, which now supports rumors for a launch next week.

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New Samsung Series 9 notebooks outed: Core i3, i5 and i7 options

New Samsung Series 9 notebooks outed: Core i3, i5 and i7 options

Samsung has outed a new range of Series 9 notebooks, with three new 13.3-inch models and two new 11.6-inch models, priced from $1,049. The new Series 9 machines keep the styling of the models that began shipping in May, but add in new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 256GB SSDs and up to 6GB of DDR3 memory.

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Mac OS X 10.6.8 adds SSD TRIM support (but not for everyone)

Mac OS X 10.6.8 adds SSD TRIM support (but not for everyone)

Mac-toting SSD users won't have to wait until OS X Lion for TRIM support, with the news that last week's OS X 10.6.8 update - expected to be the last of the public Snow Leopard builds before Lion roars onto the scene - already adds in the feature. MacRumors spotted the the change, though right now it's not entirely good news for every OS X user with an SSD.

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