Seagate Technology has just revealed a new lineup of performance-optimized solid-state drives (SSDs) for enterprise customers. The Pulsar.2 and the Pulsar XT.2 drives will use Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s interface. According to Seagate, the Pulsar.2 can
"automatically detect and correct a multitude of data errors than can occur during normal drive operations to deliver the highest levels of enterprise-class data integrity and endurance."
SSD manufacturer OCZ has announced it is acquiring Indilinx, a solid-state drive controller and software specialist. The roughly $32m deal - paid in common stock - will see OCZ acquire various patents around SSD technologies, including a high-performance smartphone/tablet solid state memory alternative called Tinkerbell.
Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! There were big goings on this week in the tech world with a new tablet and lots more so let's get to it. The Kinect was hacked into a 3D scanner for turning the person it scans into a 3D foam bust. The pieces it makes are like foam puzzle pieces.
A company called Greenliant from Germany has announced what it is claiming to be the world's first industrial-grade single package SATA SSD. The drive is called the NANDrive, uses the SATA interface, and can be had in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities. The drive is able to operate in harsher environments making it more robust and less prone to failure.
Intel has outed its latest SSD, the Intel SSD 510 Series, offering 6Gbps SATA connectivity. Boasting up to 500 MB/s read speeds (double the previous 3Gbps Intel SSDs) and up to 315 MB/s write speeds (more than triple the previous models), Intel reckons a single 510 Series drive is faster than a pair of RAIDed 10,000rpm gaming HDDs.
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OCZ Technology Group announced today its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD lineup. These will be for both client and enterprise applications. According to OCZ, the new series will deliver "double the performance of the previous generation." The release includes the Vertex 3 and the enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro. See all the specs after the break.
New rumored specifications for the imminent MacBook Pro refresh have emerged, building on earlier leaks tipping 16GB mSATA boot SSDs across the range. According to French site MacGeneration, the 13-, 15- and 17-inch models will all be updated, complete with a Core i3 switch in the 13-incher, and the option to replace the SuperDrive DVD burner on the two larger versions with an SSD. Meanwhile, fscklog has acquired what's said to be a Apple's logo and branding for Thunderbolt, the company's name for Light Peak.
SuperTalent is promising hitherto-unseen SSD performance for desktop and mobile users, with the new CoreStore range of solid-state drives. Set to hit the market in March, the new SSDs will come in PCIe and and mini-PCIe formats, and boast up to 350 MB/s read and 220 Mb/s write rates.
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Sony has outed its latest ultraportable range, the 13.3-inch VAIO S Series. Just 24mm thick and around 1.75kg, the S Series can be paired with a slice battery for up to 14hrs runtime, uses up to Intel's Core i7-2620M and 8GB of DDR3 memory (in the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1A9E/B) along with up to a 128GB SSD and AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics doing double-duty with an Intel HD GPU.