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SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce is a company that produces a number of different processors that control flash storage inside an SSD or computer. These controller chips can have a huge impact on how the computer performs overall including having a major impact on speed and battery life. The company has announced new controller chips promising significantly improved battery life called the SandForce SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors.

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LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie has launched a new toughened memory stick, the LaCie RuggedKey, cladding a toughened flash chip in a resilient rubber bumper. The RuggedKey, which will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, connects via USB 3.0 and is capable of withstanding 100m drops, extremes of heat and cold, and IP-54 level dust and water. Perhaps best of all, it looks like a little neon grenade.

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Crucial unveils cheap v4 SSDs for mainstream computing

Crucial unveils cheap v4 SSDs for mainstream computing

Traditionally, the SSD is much more expensive than a comparably sized hard drive. The benefits of an SSD are clear with faster booting and quicker application loading among other things with the big downside being that the SSD typically costs much more per gigabyte than other storage options. Crucial has unveiled a new line of SSDs called the Crucial v4 SSD that is available in multiple storage capacities at surprisingly affordable prices.

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Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Pre-orders for Drobo's latest external storage arrays have opened, with retailers offering up early spots for the new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini ahead of their September release. Announced back in June, the two models pack Thunderbolt connectivity and optional mSATA SSD bays that can dramatically increase performance, and Drobo claims that pre-sale interest in the pair has been the most frantic of any of the company's models.

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Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

After last year’s acquisition of U.S. computer security software company Symantec, China’s Huawei Technologies is looking at offering a larger range of storage products to its customers. While best known for being a networking and telecommunications equipment supplier, rising growth rates in mobile and Internet data services has prompted the company to seriously look at entering those markets.

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Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Limited storage on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can sometimes be a pain in the neck when you really need more to work with, which is why the new Nifty MiniDrive has been introduced as a new semi-permanent backup storage solution. Taking advantage of the MacBook’s SD card slots, it should be a great alternative to carrying around extra bulky pieces of hardware and having pieces sticking out of the side of your laptop.

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Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

With the massive flooding in Thailand last year, the hard drive market took a beating with many of the major players in the industry having to shut down assembly lines and shift production to other countries. Seagate was banking on growing business significantly due to competitors having significantly reduced production. That hasn't worked as expected as the market has recovered quicker than expected.

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Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

This may be the greatest day in history of themed flash drives. If you look back at every Star Wars movie made, one of the most iconic scenes is slave Princess Leia dressed up in that gold bikini in Return of the Jedi. That particular scene has been getting geeks fired up for decades. If you're a fan of the Star Wars theme mimobot flash drives from mimoco, you want to check out this new series.

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