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If there's one company worth watching out for at any CES, it's Corsair. More often than not, the company unveils a slew of products that catch our attention for all the right reasons, and sometimes even cause us to want to rebuild our PCs using its latest collection of kit. Another stature from Corsair is the unveiling of something we weren't expecting, and this year sticks to tradition. For many years, Corsair has slapped the "Voyager" name on a variety of storage products - namely thumb drives - however with this CES, a piece of wireless storage bears its name. "Voyager Air" is an external hard drive that's meant to be accessed a variety of ways. You can connect it to your PC via USB as is... Read more...
Kingston is adding to the HyperX family with the new HyperX Beast. This memory features a new heatspreader to maximize thermal dissipation and provide increased reliability. This heatspreader also features a new color and design to add to the character of the memory. The HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, which is Kingston's premiere memory line. The HyperX Beast is available in kits up to 2400MHz and in capacities ranging from 8GB-64GB. The HyperX Beast is compatible with third-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the latest AMD performance and gaming processors. The memory is Intel XMP ready, giving you higher-performing frequencies, timings, and voltages in a few clicks.... Read more...
Kingston announced the new 64GB Kingston microSDXC Class 10 memory card. This card is designed to bring higher storage capacities and faster speeds to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Kingston's microSDXC cards are compliant with the latest SD Association specification. Kingston’s micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system. This file system is designed to handle large volumes of data including files larger than 4GB.  The cards utilize non-volatile memory components for added reliability. Thanks to its Class 10 rating, the microSDXC cards deliver a 10MB/s minimum sustained transfer rate with compatible microSDXC devices.... Read more...
When AMD launched its Radeon-branded memory last fall, it came as a bit of a surprise. In fact, in some ways it felt like AMD was trying anything in order to not keep all of its eggs in one basket, given the company's obvious struggles these past few years. Some thought that launch would be the end of it, that we'd never hear of AMD memory again - but we've been proven wrong this morning. In a blog post entitled, Give your PC a boost with AMD Radeon RAMDisk, AMD offers us a free version of Dataram's RAMDisk software that will allow you to utilize up to 4GB of your memory for the cause, or up to 6GB if you happen to own AMD's branded sticks. Why would you want a RAMDisk? To speed up processes... Read more...
Is the world okay as-is with just DDR2 and DDR3 memory? Perhaps. We could get by, yes, but what about pushing the envelope? What about faster, faster, faster? Well, it's about time for memory to take the next major leap in speed. JEDEC, a known name in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the initial publication of its widely-anticipated Synchronous DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) standard. That's DDR4, for those keeping count, which will offer "a range of innovative features designed to enable high speed operation and broad applicability in a variety of applications including servers, laptops, desktop PCs and consumer products." To facilitate comprehension... Read more...
Science can be both awesome and terrifying, usually at the same time. Researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for ways to improve the cognitive and memory functions of those with brain injuries, and they’re using chips implanted into the brains of primates to test their technology and ideas. According to Neurogadget, five primates were each outfitted with a surgically implanted neuroprosthesis in their prefrontal cortex that recorded neural activity when they performed a memory task. In this case, the monkeys were shown a picture and then had to select its match from an array of images on a screen. This is a monkey's brain while performing a memory task (blue); this is a monkey's... Read more...
It's just a matter of time before phones and tablets alike start shipping with triple digits worth of storage. Not today, but soon. And Samsung's getting us even closer. The company has just announced the mass production of the industry's highest density (128GB) embedded NAND storage. The kicker here is the size; it's all packed into a chip that's no bigger than the standard chips shipping today with 16GB or 32GB onboard, but obviously there's way more room for media, movies, e-mails, etc. Samsung's eMMC Pro cards read data sequentially at up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write it at up to 50MB/s, which is five times faster than Class-10 rated external memory cards. Per usual, Samsung's... Read more...
It looks like mobile device performance is about to get another bump in the right direction. Samsung announced that it has begun mass producing 2GB LPDDR3 memory, which will eventually supplant LPDDR2 in many mobile devices. The new memory is built using a 30nm process and consists of four LPDDR3 chips stacked together in a single package. Performance will purportedly double that of LPDDR2--Samsung says it can muster transfer data at 1600Mbps per pin with a data transmission rate of 12.8GBps. “We will embrace greater technical cooperation with industry leading mobile device makers, as we continue to provide timely next-generation memory solutions like 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM, in helping to accelerate... Read more...
Perhaps a sign that the times are changing, personal computers (PCs) during the second quarter of 2012 accounted for less than half of all DRAM shipments, the first time in a generation that this has happened, according to data by IHS iSuppli. PCs' share of DRAM shipments dipped to 49 percent, down from 50.2 percent in the first quarter. "The fall is notable, given that the share of PCs hasn’t dipped below 50 percent since the 1980s, when personal computers were a new product whose sales were rising at rapid clip," IHS iSuppli explains. "After accounting for the overwhelming share of DRAM buying for decades, average PC share from the first quarter of 2008 until the fourth quarter of 2011... Read more...
If you're thinking about upgrading your RAM or purchasing a pre-built PC on a strict budget, just hang tight for a New York minute. According to reports, DRAM inventory is on the rise, and that could translate into cheaper memory kits or prebuilt PCs with more RAM in the not too distant future. A weak PC market combined with the impending release of Windows 8 has led to a slowdown in PC sales, leaving OEMs with a stockpile of DRAM. In fact, bulk OEMs are now reportedly sitting on two to three months of DRAM inventory, compared to four to six weeks previously. With that being the case, memory prices are likely to fall towards the end of the third quarter, and perhaps into the fourth. By the end... Read more...
The need for speed isn't lost on us -- we're always yearning for an SSD, RAM module, you name it, with faster throughput. It doesn't end when it comes to flash cards, as the demand placed on HD-DSLRs is getting quite severe now that 1080p30 video is the norm. With more and more DSLR cameras able to shoot HD video, the CompactFlash Association recognizes that there will be an increasing need for speed in future cards. In fact, as the typical CF card is taking a backseat to XQD (a format that's just breaking through, and is featured alongside the CF card in Nikon's D4), the CompactFlash Association has seen fit to buddy up with what's next. The CFA this week announced the development of the XQD... Read more...
Super Talent is now shipping its new line of Mac compatible DDR3 memory modules. These modules have been tested at Apple's Compatibility Lab headquarters. These new modules are eco-friendly and reduce the voltage requirements 10% from the traditional 1.5 voltage to the new 1.35 volt standard. The new 1.35 volt modules are available for select models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 21.5- and 27-inch iMac machines. The chart below shows additional information about each of the new modules. Super Talent Tests New Green Line of DDR3 Apple Memory A faster, greener memory module for a tougher, bluer economy San Jose, California - July 23, 2012 Super Talent Technology, a leading... Read more...
Idaho's finest memory maker has just announced something that could have huge implications in the mobile realm. Micron has just introduced phase change memory for mobile devices. It's an industry first, touting 45nm PCM for mobile products that feature 1-gigabit PCM plus 512-megabit LPDDR2 in a multichip package. That's a lot of words, but it could mean more memory for smaller devices. Here's Micron on the matter: "PCM provides enhanced boot time, simplifies software development and boosts performance with overwrite capability. It also provides very low power consumption and extremely high reliability. In addition, the design-optimizing shared interface between LPDDR2 and PCM is fully compliant... Read more...
ADATA’s XPG Gaming v.2.0 series DDR3 memory has a new top dog with the introduction of an 8GB DRR3-2400G kit (4GB x 2), which the company says was designed to complement Intel’s 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 chipset. The dual-channel RAM features 19,200MB/s transfer speed and feature ADATA’s Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), 2oz copper 8-layer printed circuit board, and support for Intel XMP profiles. You can order up a kit today for $89.99. ADATA Introduces XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2400G Designed to bring maximum performance to 3rd generation Intel core processors Taipei, Taiwan - July 17, 2012 - ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announced the start of shipments... Read more...
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