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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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Crucial launches 2.5″ M500 SSD starting at $130

Crucial launches 2.5″ M500 SSD starting at $130

Crucial has launched its M500 2.5-inch SSD drives, which are available in a wide variety of capacities with prices starting as low as $129.99. The drive is aimed at those looking for a solid-state drive that outpaces HDDs and doesn't completely break the bank, with Crucial boasting that the M500 can easily take on modern computing and multitasking demands.

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Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

Western Digital has been producing hard drives for a number of years and is one of the most popular companies in the market. As the hard drive market declines, the SSD market is growing. Hard drives use spinning magnetic platters to store large quantities of data, but have slower data access speeds.

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Intel SSD 525 mSATA range promises 550MB/s through 6GB/s pipe

Intel SSD 525 mSATA range promises 550MB/s through 6GB/s pipe

Intel has launched a new mSATA drive, the SSD 525 Series, targeting ultrabooks and other compact systems that want high-speed solid-state performance. Packing a 6Gb/s connector - the first mSATA model in Intel's range to do so - the new SSD is a mere 10g but is goo for up to 550MB/s read rates and 520 MB/s write rates.

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Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

If you have a compact notebook or ultrabook, there's a good chance the device uses a very compact mSATA SSD. There is also good chance that you have used all the storage space available on the small SSD that many of these machines come with. Mushkin has announced the US availability of a new upgrade drive for any device using a mSATA SSD with lots of storage later this month.

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Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

One of the biggest drawbacks to using a SSD has always been the fact that they tend to be available in smaller storage capacities compared to traditional hard drives. While you can find drives with multiple terabytes of storage if you go with a traditional hard drive, most SSDs top out at around 500 GB. SSD manufacturer Foremay has change that with the announcement of a new SSD in its SC199 family.

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Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin is a company that has been offering computer hardware, specifically memory, for quite a while. The company is on hand at CES 2013 and has announced the launch of a new line of enterprise class SSD storage devices. The new line of solid-state drives is called the ProSpec series.

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Super Talent unveils new UltraDrive MX2 SSD

Super Talent unveils new UltraDrive MX2 SSD

Super Talent has unveiled a new SSD for data storage called the UltraDrive MX2. The company says that it has combined a state-of-the-art controller with high-speed cache of off-the-shelf SLC and MLC NAND flash storage. The combination of the flash storage and the controller promises read and write speeds in excess of 200 MB/s.

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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD firmware update improves performance

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD firmware update improves performance

Plextor has announced that it has released a new firmware for its M5 Pro line of SSDs. The new firmware update promises to impressively update the performance of the SSD. The update is called the 100K Xtreme firmware update for the M5 Pro SSD.

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