Most Waterblocks contain copper and the present of an aluminum compound in the system would promote galvanic corrosion that’s a no no for water-cooling 101. Apparently OCZ likes the challenge, they have released a new Flex FX memory series featuring the integrated liquid injection system designed with 100% aluminum block.
Here’s another candidate for the likes of notebook gamers look to expand its memory-boundaries beyond stock. Kingston has announced the immediate release of an ultra-low latency HyperX DDR3 gaming SO-DIMMs for performance laptop. According to the manufacturer, the imminent roll-out of HyperX 2GB DDR3 1066MHz SO-DIMMs is the first of its kind with low latency setting at CL5-5-5-15.
Hynix announced today that they have developed the first ever 2 gigabit or 256 megabyte mobile RAM chip in the world, effectively expanding their current Mobile Memory line. This was made possible by using a 54 nanometer manufacturing process.
This new process has allowed Hynix to double their past capacity. This has also allowed for an increase in performance, which clocks in at 400 megabites per second at a 1.2V power supply and up to 1.6 gigabytes per second with a 32-bit I/O.
The new Hynix chips will no doubt be used in new mobile devices like cell phones, PMPs and more. Even MIDs and UMPCs might be able to benefit from this increased DRAM. So now we're looking to the first half of next year, when production will begin to roll out and when these maxed out chips will be included in consumer products.
We’ve seen plenty of flash storage based electronics devices with waterproof feature, hardly the storage itself. The Japanese looks to break the trend with the introduction of waterproof SDHC memory cards. A SDHC card is more likely to float if it’s accidentally dropped in the water but the Elecom-made SDHC is more than H20-friendly; as a IPX7 compliant device, it will withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Besides waterproof; the Elecom is Class-6 standard, meaning it offers real-time recording directly to the card with a guaranteed minimum write speed of 6MB/sec and a data transfer rate of up to 15MB/sec.
Elecom waterproof SDHC is available in 4GB and 8GB capacity. Mum’s the word on pricing information but it is slated to ship in December.
Toshiba have taken the tiny wraps off of its first 16GB microSDHC card. The SD-C16G will go into mass production in January 2009, and be ideal for storing masses of music and video on cellphones and other mobile devices. The company also announced a number of new Class 6 SDHC cards for high-speed digital camera use.
Memory manufacturer Hynix have announced the world's first high-speed GDDR 5 RAM capable of running at 7GHz. The video memory is over a third faster than existing 4.5GHz video RAM, and will initially be available in 54nm 1Gb chips. It's capable of processing up to 28 gigabytes of data per second.
Everspin intend to launch 16MB MRAM chips in 2009, with densities to compete with DRAM and FLASH (NOR) by 2015. The company, which split off from Freescale to develop the non-volatile memory, is currently the only to have commercially-available MRAM products on the market, in the shape of a 4-bit chip. It has also just announced byte-wide 1MB and 4MB chips.
Kangaru Solutions have announced what they're claiming is the first ever eSATA flash drive. The double-ended e-Flash drive has a USB 2.0 connector on one side and an eSATA connector on the other, offering users either the paltry 480MB/s of dull old USB or the blistering 3Gb/s of everyone's favorite external SATA interface. Of course, those are just theoretical speeds: when you dig into the spec sheet you see the e-Flash is slightly less impressive than the headlines might suggest.
Eye-Fi have marked their first birthday with the launch of a new, special edition anniversary card. The new WiFi-enabled SD card now contains 4GB of storage rather than the standard models' 2GB. While as standard the new 4GB card does not come with any of Eye-Fi's more advanced features, such as geotagging or automatic hotspot uploads, these can be subscribed to separately.
Memory company Ramjet are advertizing an upgrade kit for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro that would give each notebook 6GB of RAM in total. The amount - which is 2GB higher than the figure Apple themselves claim is supported - is comprised of a 2GB DDR3 chip and a 4GB DDR3 chip. Unlike with 8GB, which the NVIDIA chipsets used should officially support but, as those have tried it have discovered, leads to system instabilities, 6GB seems to be a balance between performance and playing happily with OS X's current limitations.