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WD Black2 pairs SSD and HDD for Fusion Drive style flexibility

WD Black2 pairs SSD and HDD for Fusion Drive style flexibility

Western Digital has outed its latest drive, the WD Black2, pairing a sizable chunk of solid-state storage with a more capacious traditional HDD for the best of both worlds. The 2.5-inch drive has 120GB of SSD capacity and 1TB of HDD space, and gives the option of greater control over which data is stored where, unlike existing caching drives or, indeed, Apple's proprietary Fusion Drive system.

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Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt 512GB external SSD is a bus-powered first

Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt 512GB external SSD is a bus-powered first

Akitio is a company that makes a number of different external storage solutions designed to work with different connectivity options on desktop and laptop computers. The company has unveiled its latest external desktop storage solution with 512 GB of storage. The product is called the Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition and it claims to be the world's first fully bus-powered 512 GB SSD Thunderbolt storage solution.

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Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

It's obviously a week for Chromebooks, with Acer's new C720 Chromebook joining HP's Chromebook11 offering cloud-centric mobile computing, this time at the even lower price of $249.99. Sticking with Intel's x86 chips rather than the ARM-based processor in the HP machine revealed on Tuesday, the Acer C720 steps up to a Haswell-generation Celeron 2955U for better performance and battery life, with the promise of up to 8.5hrs of runtime despite being 30-percent thinner in your bag.

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iMac 2013 sees iFixit teardown: SSD slot free for upgrade

iMac 2013 sees iFixit teardown: SSD slot free for upgrade

The teardown team at iFixit has taken the time to give a full run-down to the iMac reboot series appearing this week from Apple. What you'll find is a build quite similar to last year's collection of iMac devices, with a few exceptions - beyond that of the obvious upgrades. These models work with new Intel 4th generation Core processors - that's Haswell - along with several display sizes and the ability o work with a Fusion Drive.

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Samsung unveils 840 EVO and XS1715 solid state drives

Samsung unveils 840 EVO and XS1715 solid state drives

At its 2013 SSD Global Summit in Seoul, Samsung has unveiled a couple of new SSD drives, with it putting particular emphasis on its 840 EVO, and also announcing the enterprise-level XS1715 SSD. The former is available in capacities up to 1TB, while the latter is available in a slightly higher capacity of up to 1.6TB. There's no definitive release date, with Samsung simply saying they'll be available in the second half of this year.

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Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

PCIe-based solid state drives aren't anything new, but Samsung has just production on a new PCIe SSD that will be specifically meant for lightweight and thin Ultrabooks. The company is calling these new SSDs the XP941 series, and they offer up to 1.4GB/s speeds, which is 2.5 times faster than a traditional SATA solid state drive.

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