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Alienware is now offering solid-state hard drives as an option for three of their notebook models, the Area-51 m5550, Area-51 m9750 and the Aurora m9700. While the addition of solid-state drives as an option isn't anything special since several other notebook manufacturers already offer SSDs, what is special is that Alienware will offer them in a RAID 0 configuration. That's right, as if one SSD wasn't fast enough, now you can have two of them in RAID 0 and in a notebook, no less. Solid-state drives have numerous advantages over traditional platter-based drives. They are more durable,... Read more...
Dell is joining the growing list of companies that are now offering Solid State Drives (SSDs).  Though this particular drive is a customer installable PATA drive, it's still a SSD.  At press time Dell doesn't seem to have added this to their notebook configuration tool, but we'll keep an eye out for you.  One would think it'd be just a matter of time. What gets your spindle spinning about storage?  Size?  Speed?  Low power usage?  Let us know by adding your own comments.... Read more...
While it seems that almost every major player in both the storage and memory markets is working on developing solid state disks (SSDs), Transcend is planning to differentiate their initial products from the competition. How are they going to do that? Most of the competition is initially setting themselves up to replace traditional mechanical drives, but Transcend is going straight for the ExpressCard slot. Don't have a laptop with an ExpressCard slot? Transcend has thought of that too, and is including a USB adapter with their new drives. This way you can use it now, and get a shiny new... Read more...
Super Talent Announces SATA Solid State Disk Drives Flash Based Drives in up to 128GigaByte Capacity in Three Standard Form Factors San Jose, California - March 14, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced a full range of Solid State Disk (SSD) drives with an industry standard Serial ATA interface. This new line of SATA drives is offered in industry standard 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3.5-inch form factors, making these drives 100% compatible with conventional hard disk drives. However, these products are built with only solid... Read more...
Flash vendor SanDisk is shipping a 32GB, ATA-interfaced, solid-state drive (SSD) aimed at enterprise notebooks. The 1.8-inch SSD UATA 5000 can radically improve storage performance and reliability, while adding around $600 to retail costs, the company claims. SanDisk describes its SSD as a fifth-generation flash disk design from flash memory pioneer Msystems, which SanDisk acquired last summer. Msystems's earlier "DiskOnChip" products were priced prohibitively for the consumer market, but have proved popular in aerospace, defense, medical, and other reliability-oriented embedded applications,... Read more...
In our recent fall IDF coverage we told you about Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa platform for Notebooks that employs something known by its code name as the "Robson" module, that incorporates NAND Flash in a solid state disk-cache design.  Here's a little demo of Fuji Siemens notebooks loaded with Windows XP and what NAND flash disk caching can do for boot times...  If you were expecting more of a performance boost, remember the OS itself has a lot of influence on boot times as well.  Vista's new Windows ReadyDrive technology should really... Read more...
AMD ISSUES STATEMENT ON DELL DECISION TO BROADEN AMD PROCESSOR-BASED SERVER OFFERINGS AND EXTEND INTO AMD PROCESSOR-BASED DIMENSION DESKTOP PCs SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 17, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the Dell Inc. announcement that it intends to expand its relationship with AMD. In addition to a 4P AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based server, Dell plans to offer a 2P AMD Opteron processor-based server later this year and deliver AMD processor-based Dimension desktop PCs next month. "Dell's wider embrace of AMD processor-based offerings is a win for... Read more...
AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteron Dual Core processor-based servers. "We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64," said Marty Seyer, AMD senior vice president, Commercial Business. "Dell is a customer-focused company and we're pleased to see that they are listening to their customers and providing them the choice of innovative AMD products. We look... Read more...
Josh from PenStarSys has just posted his latest take on the state of 3D. Josh always has some insightful commentary on the 3D industry in these articles and he gives enough history and background information to make even a newbie feel like an expert after reading. "NVIDIA started out in something of a maverick position. The company was constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and features, often using the very latest fabrication process and pushing 3D features farther than any other company at that time. Their first success, the Riva 128,... Read more...
Well it's 1AM right now, and my only mental functions consist of 'News' and 'Sleep', so I'll proceed in that order. Firingsquad has announced the final winner of their contest, so be sure to check out their site to see if it's you... after you check out our news of course :) Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review @ PCStats "The new Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard is based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset, and with a sticker price of $135CDN is quite a steal next to the competition. Like most Athlon64 motherboards these days, the SL-K8TPro-939 is very nicely equipped with IEEE 1394, 7.1-channel... Read more...
Welcome everyone, NJ here with another edition of the HH Nightcap.  On tap tonight we have a varied selection of juice which should satisfy the rumbling in your news-hungry bellies.  So, pull up a chair, toss on some music and enjoy the news.  Here is your evening update...  The State of 3D Article @ PenStar Systems "NVIDIA took a different approach than ATI did in overall pipeline design, as it chose a narrow but long functional unit.  The NV35 had 4 true pixel pipelines, each with two texturing units attached.  These 4 pixel pipelines were very complex, and... Read more...
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