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Using a small-capacity SSD as a cache for frequently-accessed data to boost a PC’s overall performance (leaving less speed-critical tasks to a slower and larger-capacity storage drive) is a common practice these days, and Crucial announced a new foray into the market with its Adrenaline Solid State Cache... Read more...
Few companies are as active in the solid state drive (SSD) space as OCZ, and so it makes perfect sense that it will use the upcoming CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany to showcase client and enterprise SSDs, including its soon-to-be-released Vertex 4 SSD Series. That means waiting a few more days for the full scoop... Read more...
SanDisk announced the new SanDisk Extreme SSD, which claims to be 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard drive. According to SanDisk, the new SanDisk Extreme SSD can boot a PC in less than 16 seconds, offers faster application launches, and reduces in-game delays. The SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers up to 83,000 maximum... Read more...
There's nothing quite like an SSD to really hammer home the "high performance" feeling in a new notebook. Apple's been cramming SSDs into MacBook Air machines for some time now, but Other World Computing believes in pushing the envelope. The company's Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB SSD offers up to 3x faster... Read more...
The idea of using an SSD as a caching tool--placing more frequently-used files on the SSD and leaving the rest on a slower storage drive--is a great one, but many users have found that setting up the SSD cache can be tricky. Crucial’s new Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution offers a slightly more elegant way of configuring such a setup;... Read more...
Is there ever a time when a new SSD isn't exciting? Doubtful. As the world of solid state flash continues to whirl, Super Talent is introducing yet another option into the mix, the ultra-portable Storage POD Mini. It's a portable USB 3.0 SSD wrapped in a blue anodized, all-aluminum enclosure enables this drive to be both lightweight and rugged... Read more...
Another day, another new SSD. OCZ has just launched the Indilinx Everest-based Petrol SSD Series, which is said to enable further adoption of SSDs in cost-sensitive applications, while taking advantage of real world performance and complete feature set of the Indilinx Everest platform. "Until today, SSD adoption has been limited to high performance... Read more...
Super Talent and SSDs have gone together like peas in a pod for years on end, but there's one section of the market that the company has been avoiding until now: pro/enthusiast. At least, that's what the company purports, and they've entered that very market with the introduction of their fastest 2.5" SSD to date, the... Read more...
OCZ announced the Talos 2 Serial Attached SCSI SSD Series. As the follow-up to the Talos Series which was available in a 3.5 inch form factor, the Talos 2 features a 2.5-inch form factor and offers capacities ranging from 100GB to 1TB in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND configurations. The Talos 2 also offers increased I/O performance and scalability.... Read more...
It's a common refrain about these parts, but so what? A new SSD? Sign us up! As flash storage continues to make its way towards the mainstream, RunCore has announced their new InVincible V Series of SSDs, which have passed a series of screening tests in full accordance with MIL requirements such as temperature, vibration, shock, salt spray... Read more...
Hunting down a new SSD? Who isn't, right? Plextor has just issued their latest, the M3S. It's a 2.5" solid state drive that's available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.  The M3S delivers sequential read/write speeds of up to 525/445 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 70,000/65,000 IOPS. The M3S features exclusive... Read more...
Corsair announced the Performance Pro Series SSDs. This series was designed using the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller. The Performance Pro Series delivers an ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write. Similar performance can be sustained when reading and writing compressed and non-compressible data.... Read more...
Need a new storage device? Who doesn't, right? Rain Computers has delivered the StormDrive multimedia external hard drive, a pocket-sized device that's all-black and just slightly larger than a deck of cards. It's a USB 3.0 unit, and tucked within is the same hard drive architecture used in Rain’s popular... Read more...
Samsung's new line of advanced internal solid state drives (SSDs), the SSD 830 series, is now available. The Samsung SSD 830 Series utilize a high-performance Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface which doubles the data bandwidth of its predecessor, the SSD 470 series. With this new interface, the drives can offer random read speeds up to 80,000... Read more...
Kingston, the same company that could very well have their label on your RAM or SSD, is introducing something a little different today. The company's latest is an effort to transform the USB flash drive into an active storage device. It's called urDrive, a cleverly named, free pre-loaded application available on a... Read more...
Well, this is an odd bird. Plextor has just announced a new limited edition solid state drive, the M2P SSD with "True Speed" offering the industry's quickest read and write speeds. The drive is capable of random read/write speeds of 70,000 / 65,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 500 Mb/s and 440 Mb/s. But then, it gets a little... Read more...
Patriot Memory added to its Pyro line of SSDs today with a trio of drives under the Pyro SE name. Available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB, the SandForce SF-2281-based SATA III SSDs feature synchronous NAND as well as TRIM, DuraClass, DuraWrite technologies. The drives have read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s / 520MB/s, 85,000 IOPS,... Read more...
A trio of new Corsair SSDs are now available, and they’re both built for speed and designed to give users better options in terms of capacity. All three are built with the SandForce SF-2280 SSD Processor and support for SATA 6Gbps with backward compatibility for SATAII. Two of the SSDs are in the Force Series 3 line and feature asynchronous... Read more...
Looking for a new hard drive enclosure, perhaps one that understands USB 3.0? You're in lucky. Super Talent has just announced a new USB 3.0 Storage POD that will bring your existing HDD into the world of SuperSpeed with this DIY kit. You simply pop any 2.5" HDD or SSD into the kit, and then take advantage of the USB... Read more...
We've been big fans of innovation in storage for, well, ever. It's usually the bottleneck in modern day systems, and with the advent of NAND / SSD / DRAM, things have been moving in the right direction. But coming up with the perfect solution using what's on the market today is still tough; options are somewhat... Read more...
Love SSDs? Love security? Guess what? Micron has a match made in computing heaven for your consideration. The new and improved RealSSD C400 solid state drive features self encryption technology, which is leaps and bounds better at staying under wraps compared to a convention HDD or SSD. The C400 SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) is based on the... Read more...
Land sakes alive, OCZ is busy. It seems as though every couple of days it has a new product out that’s worth a look. Today, it’s the OCZ Synapse Cache series of 2.5-inch SSDs, which are designed specifically for caching applications in an SSD/HDD hybrid storage setup in order to boost performance. The drives’ main feature... Read more...
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