Items tagged with Active Media

Spotify has become the biggest streaming music service on the planet thanks to its vast artist library and its uncanny ability to learn your taste in music to keep you coming back for more. The company is apparently so confident in its ability to determine what you "like" that it is testing out a feature that will give free tier customers the ability to skip advertisements "any time they want". The company is currently trialing this new feature in Australia, which is a big step up from the way the current free tier works. In its current iteration, free tier listeners [understandably] are unable to skip commercials. After all, Spotify needs users to listen to/watch those commercials to help pay... Read more...
It's hard to think "netbook" without thinking "Eee PC," so it's understandable why so many SSD upgrade solutions are tailor made for Asus' heralded netbook line. Just a half-year after Super Talent introduced a slew of SSD upgrades for the company's S101, Active Media Products has pushed out a line of its own to beef up a wider range of Eee PCs. The new SaberTooth family is built with MLC NAND chips and have been tested to function perfectly with the Eee PC S101, 900, 900A and 901. As expected, the line will be offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities (SaberTooth SS), and Active Media claims that these are the fastest solid state drives available for the line of netbooks, supporting sequential... Read more...
As the solid state drive expands further, we've got yet another company stepping in to grab a slice of the sweet, lucrative pie. Hitting just days after Super Talent's own MasterDrive SX line, Active Media's new Predator GT SSDs sound pretty menacing, and they should perform quite admirably. In fact, the company is announcing two new drives, the 64GB and 128GB Predator GT SATA-II. Both units promise to deliver 220MB/sec sequential reads and 0.1ms access times, and each come housed in a brushed aluminum housing and a mounting bracket for placing in a 3.5" bay. The 64GB Predator GT has sequential write rates of up to 120MB/sec, while the 128GB version takes it to 200MB/sec. Each one also includes... Read more...