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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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Sony VAIO Z Series: 13.3″ Ultraportable with Light Peak dock

Sony VAIO Z Series: 13.3″ Ultraportable with Light Peak dock

Sony has unveiled its latest performance ultraportable, the Sony VAIO Z Series, tipping the scales at under 1.2kg but still offering - thanks to a docking station that uses the same Intel Thunderbolt connection technology as Apple recently adopted - solid graphics performance with an external video card. The new 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz processor paired with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 256GB SSD, while the Sony Power Media Dock VGP-PRZ20C/VGP-PRZ20A packs an AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory, a choice of DVD or Blu-ray drives, and support for a further two simultaneous monitors.

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LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hands-on [Video]

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hands-on [Video]

Apple's 2011 MacBook Pro laptops have been on the market for several months now, and there's one port that has resolutely refused to be used in the way it's intended. Devices bearing Thunderbolt ports - Intel's high-speed connectivity standard co-developed with Apple - are yet to hit the market, but SlashGear caught up with LaCie for a pre-launch demo of the new Little Big Disk. The name might be daft but the performance is anything but: over 825 MB/s read speeds.

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Intel 710 and 720 series SSD specs revealed

Intel 710 and 720 series SSD specs revealed

Intel has been pedaling some SSDs to enterprise and consumers for a while now and the enterprise versions of its SSDs have been a long time without a significant refresh. The specs on the replacements for the aging X25-E lineup of SSDs has now surfaced and the new 700 series are aimed at that enterprise like their forbearers. The new SSDs are the 710 and the 720. The 710 caries the codenamed Lyndonville and the 720 is dubbed the Ramsdale.

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Mushkin unveils Chronos SSDs with SandForce SF-2281 controller

Mushkin unveils Chronos SSDs with SandForce SF-2281 controller

Mushkin has a line of SSDs already that includes some very nice and speedy storage drives for consumers. The company has announced its latest SSD called the Chronos series and the new line of SSDs will use the SandForce SF-2281 processor. This line of SSDs will also be the first from Mushkin to use the SATA revision 3.0 protocol for 6 Gbps bandwidth. Mushkin promises that the SSD will offer very fast speeds and still allow the price to stay low.

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