Mushkin has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first 480GB mSATA SSD. The device is part of the Atlas line, and joins Mushkin's large catalog of SSD offerings, which includes the Callisto, Catalyst, and Chronos lines. The 480GB SSD is slated for release in January for $499.99, which prices it at a little over $1 per gigabyte.
There are a few different types of SSDs on the market today for storing data in computer systems. Typically, when we think SSD what comes to mind are the 2.5-inch form factor drives that are used in larger notebooks and desktop computers. However, when it comes to putting SSDs and some of the incredibly thin ultrabooks and other small notebooks on the market those 2.5-inch form factor SSDs are simply too big.
If you're in the market for an SSD to upgrade your gaming computer with, Samsung has a new offering that you may find interesting. Samsung is offering its 840 Pro solid-state drives in a special bundle that comes with a full digital copy of the new game Assassin's Creed III. The SSD is available in three capacities.
Intel has announced a new high-performance SSD aimed at next-generation data centers. The drive is called the SSD DC S3700 series solid-state drive. Intel is aiming the new SSDs at big data centers, HPCs, and cloud-computing applications.
Other World Computing has announced the first SSD drive for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which Apple recently unveiled. The Aura Pro is a 480GB high-performance solid state drive for those brave enough to crack open their MacBook and do a bit of tinkering. Additional capacities will be announced next month.
Apple has just announced an awesomely impressive and super thin iMac lineup. One of the more important specs here is regarding the Fusion Drive under the hood. For those that need more storage, but want the speed and performance of a solid state drive without the cost. That is where the Fusion Drive comes in. More details below.
LaCie has updated its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive, boosting speed by up to a third over the already-whippet-like first-gen model. Now including a pair of SATA III SSDs, with read speeds up to 635MB/s, the new Little Big Disk is still clad in a distinctive aluminum chassis but delivers, LaCie claims, the fastest Thunderbolt rates around.