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Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile SSD wirelessly stores data from smartphones

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile SSD wirelessly stores data from smartphones

Toshiba has announced a new storage product called the Canvio Aeromobile Wireless SSD. The new storage solution has a SSD inside for improved data read and write speeds when on the go. In addition to being used for storing files and backing up data from smartphones or other devices, it also supports the ability to stream and share files without having to use cables. Toshiba aims the drive at people who want to offload files from their smartphone, camera, or tablet.

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Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio has announced a new storage solution that aims at people working with large video files. The storage device is called the Thunder2Quad and has four bays that support different drive sizes. Connectivity for the storage enclosure is via Thunderbolt 2 giving it very fast connectivity. Akitio designed the enclosure to work with 3.5" and 2.5" HDDs as well as SSDs.

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Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD offers 3000 Mbps sequential read speed

Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD offers 3000 Mbps sequential read speed

Samsung has announced a new very fast SSD drive that offers impressive performance. The new SSD is called the SFF-8639 NVMe PCIe SSD and the storage device is first being used inside the new Dell PowerEdge R920 server. NVMe stands for non-volatile memory express if you are wondering.

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LaCie Little Big disk with Thunderbolt 2 now shipping

LaCie Little Big disk with Thunderbolt 2 now shipping

LaCie has been making storage products for years and has some of the best looking external storage devices you will find. The company announced what it claims to be the fastest portable storage solution in the world last month. While LaCie offered up all the details on the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 in January, we didn't know a few things.

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Intel SSD 730 Series performance drive arrives March 18

Intel SSD 730 Series performance drive arrives March 18

Intel has announced the pending arrival of its upcoming performance SSD, the Intel SSD 730 Series. With this solid-state drive comes the promise of "powerful performance" that the maker aims at those using workstations and gamers who are particular about their hardware specs. The drive doesn't arrive until next month, but is available for pre-order now.

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OCZ Vertex 460 SSD sports Barefoot 3 M10 Controller and 19nm nand flash

OCZ Vertex 460 SSD sports Barefoot 3 M10 Controller and 19nm nand flash

There has been a lot of action going on centered around SSD marker OCZ over the last few months. OCZ filed for bankruptcy back in November. Shortly after OCZ filed bankruptcy, Toshiba stepped in and made an offer to buy the firms remaining assets. That purchase went through and Toshiba has now rolled out its first OCZ SSD.

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Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung this evening announced it will launch the industry's first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. That doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market's thinnest portables.

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Toshiba in process of buying OCZ’s SSD operation

Toshiba in process of buying OCZ’s SSD operation

The Toshiba Corporation is in the process of buying up the better part of OCZ Technology, the maker of consumer and enterprise solid state drive (SSD) storage devices. OCZ last month filed for bankruptcy, having been unable to comply with its loan terms with Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. The purchase price is $35 million and is being made through a bankruptcy auction process.

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Xbox One sees speed improvements with SSD, hybrid modifications

Xbox One sees speed improvements with SSD, hybrid modifications

Xbox modder Brian Williams has installed two non-standard drives on an Xbox One, testing them to see whether they make for faster boot and game load times than the standard drive. The exercise demonstrates where the gaming industry is at in terms of drive configurations. The take-home point is that hybrid drives -- a traditional hard disk paired with a flash memory or SSD (solid-state drive) -- is a happy medium between speed and cost-effectiveness.

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OCZ files for bankruptcy while Toshiba makes purchase offer

OCZ files for bankruptcy while Toshiba makes purchase offer

Today the OCZ Technology Group, Inc., made clear their state of affairs, and things are looking bleak. The creators of high-performance solid state drives for computers of all sorts noted that they'd be filing for bankruptcy and that Toshiba had entered an offer to purchase their assets. These two companies have already substantially completed negotiations and OCZ noted that they believed all material terms had been agreed to.

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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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Facebook talks about technical hurdles behind graph search feature

Facebook talks about technical hurdles behind graph search feature

Facebook serves up a huge amount of data each and every day from the millions and millions of users of its social network. When Facebook introduced its graph search feature, the amount of data the social networks served up increased significantly. Not only did the amount of data served up increase, the speed at which the data was required increased as well.

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