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Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple has issued a recall for some MacBook Air notebooks, warning owners that the flash storage used in the ultraportables could fail and result in a loss of data. The "MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program" affects select 64GB and 128GB configurations of the notebook sold between June 2012 and June 2013, and will see Apple replace free of charge the potentially risky drives.

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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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Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal SSD upgrade kit debuts

Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal SSD upgrade kit debuts

Toshiba has announced a new upgrade kit designed to help computer users get the performance of a SSD inside their computers. The upgrade kit is called the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal SSD. Toshiba promises that the SSD upgrade kit will offer faster boot up and overall performance for the computer.

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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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Brinell Drive SSD has up to 420MB/s reads and uses carbon fiber and more

Brinell Drive SSD has up to 420MB/s reads and uses carbon fiber and more

There are a lot of technology users out there that want something that performs and looks very nice as well. Anyone looking for a portable storage device with high performance and lots of style will want to check out the new Brinell Drive portable SSD. The drive connects to any computer using a USB 3.0 port.

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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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SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk has announced that its portfolio of SSDs is being expanded with three new drives, among them and most notable being the SanDisk Extreme II SSD. As with many of the other devices and hardware we've heard about this evening, SanDisk will be showing off the Extreme II and the other two drives, both of which are OEM offerings, at Computex this week.

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Seagate SSDs make mainstream play with 600 and 1200 series

Seagate SSDs make mainstream play with 600 and 1200 series

Seagate has been in the solid state business for a while now, but they were only catered towards the enterprise market at the time. However, the company announced a new series of solid state drives that are aimed at consumers. This marks Seagate's first steps into the consumer solid state business.

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WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

Pairing flash storage and traditional spinning-platter drives for the best of both worlds isn't new, but SanDisk and WD think they're collectively on to a winner with the newly-shipping WD Black SSHD. The solid-state hybrid drive squeezes together 500GB of Western Digital storage with a chunk of SanDisk iSSD flash capacity, which is used as a caching drive to boost data transfer times much in the way of a regular SSD.

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Apple tacks on 256GB and 512GB SSD to iMac storage options

Apple tacks on 256GB and 512GB SSD to iMac storage options

If you're in the market for a new iMac and want it to be as fast as possible, naturally a solid state drive is the way to go, and Apple seems to agree with that. The Cupertino-based company has added 256GB and 512GB solid state options in the online Apple Store, allowing customers to boost the speed of their new rig if they don't need a lot of storage space.

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