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PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

PC notebooks to get MacBook Air style flash-standby in 2012

Apple's MacBook Air could lose its super-speedy resume advantage if Intel has its way, with news that the chip company will be pushing "fast flash standby" support to PC manufacturers with the debut of the Chief River notebook processors in 2012. By shifting the standby system state from RAM to SSD storage, Fudzilla reports, Chief River based notebooks will be able to offer the same resume speed performance but with significantly reduced power consumption.

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Samsung itching to dump HDD business as SSDs arrive in MacBook Air

Samsung itching to dump HDD business as SSDs arrive in MacBook Air

Samsung is reportedly looking to dump its hard-drive business, in an attempt to refocus in areas of stronger growth such as flash storage, in which the company has seen recent wins from industry heavyweights like Apple. According to the WSJ's source, Samsung is hoping to sell its traditional hard-drive business for $1.5bn, in a move that would leave it focusing on solid-state drives instead.

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Intel 320 Series SSDs debut: up to 600GB

Intel 320 Series SSDs debut: up to 600GB

Intel has announced its latest SSD range, the 25nm-based 320 Series, replacing the existing X25-M and slashing prices by up to $100. Available in 40-, 80-, 120-, 160, 300- and 600GB capacities, the third-gen SSDs more than double sequential write speeds as well, up to 220 MB/s sequential writes, together with up to 270 MB/s sequential reads.

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Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony is believed to be readying two new notebooks, including a VAIO Hybrid PC with an intelligent docking station, and a Chrome OS VAIO based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2. According to Sony Insider's sources, the VAIO Hybrid PC will, on its own, be a relatively thin Core i7 machine complete with Intel WiDi, SSD storage, HDMI and a 1.13kg weight, along with Intel Thunderbolt just like Apple's new MacBook Pro.

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Seagate Unveils Pulsar Line of Enterprise-Grade SSDs

Seagate Unveils Pulsar Line of Enterprise-Grade SSDs

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."

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OCZ snaps up SSD controller specialist Indilinx

OCZ snaps up SSD controller specialist Indilinx

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.

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