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Viking Modular introduces an SSD in a DIMM memory form factor

Viking Modular has unveiled a novel approach to adding a solid state storage boost to a computer or server. Instead of being bound by the familiar 2.5 or 3.5 inch (63.5/88.9mm) form factor, the company has introduced SATADIMM - storage on a memory module. It's shaped like system RAM and slides into DDR3 slots on the motherboard but connecting up its onboard SATA interface results in up to 200GB Enterprise Class Solid State Drive storage being made available. Although likely to find its way into business systems and data center servers in the immediate future, system designers may well find the module useful for creating even thinner mobile devices, such as tablet computers.Read More

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SanDisk reveals the postage-stamp-sized integrated SSD

Ultra-thin tablets, laptops and other mobile devices could be set to look even slimmer with the development of SATA solid state drives no bigger than a postage stamp. SanDisk's new integrated SSD (iSSD) device is just 0.072 inch (1.85mm) thick, tips the scales at a mere 0.029 of an ounce (0.83g) and is currently available in sizes up to 64GB. It's not the fastest SSD solution currently available but hey, it's got to be the smallest.Read More

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD achieves 853MB/s write and 1GB/s read in performance tests

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced that super fast data transfer rates have been achieved during performance testing using four of its SSDs. Its drives were simultaneously connected to a Mac Pro via a couple of FirmTek eSATA controller cards, and 10GB read and write tests were performed. The test configuration managed to notch up some rather brisk data transfer rates of 853MB per second write and 1GB per second read, which should be more than enough to keep even the most active high definition video editors relatively grumble-free.Read More

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Anobit unites the best of two worlds for faster, cheaper SSDs

Solid state drives (SSD) have been around for some time. Unlike other data storage devices, however, their cost per GB seems reluctant to drop quickly enough to make sense economically not just to consumers, but to enterprises as well. Using a recently patented technology, the Israeli startup Anobit has announced an SSD series that makes a huge step toward making SSDs a tangibly faster and more affordable solution for the enterprise world.Read More

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Optical storage meets SSD - Say hello to the HyDrive

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has come up with a novel idea that combines physical storage with an optical drive. The HyDrive is capable of reading CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs but also has a solid state drive (SSD) slotted in. Initially coming in 32GB and 64GB versions, the company has plans to scale on up to 256GB by March of next year.Read More

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Sandisk doubles capacity of SSD products

You may be forgiven for thinking that you are seeing double at the SanDisk booth at Computex... double the storage that is. The company has just announced that it has doubled the capacity of its SSD solutions and thrown in a performance upgrade for good measure, too. The two new flavors will come in various compact form factors with the G4 running up to 256GB and the P4 to 128GB.Read More

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Friday top picks: TweakTown's week in review with new video cards from Galaxy and Gigabyte

The VGA labs at TweakTown have been running overtime this week with Galaxy's GeForce GTX 470 GC and the GIGABYTE HD 5870 1GB Super Overclock series video cards under the microscope. This week's wrap also includes a look at some heavy duty storage in the form of Proware's EPICa Series EN-T800 SAS-ready NAS, four highly popular models in the world of gaming mice and Crucial's half-size 128GB capacity model of its well renowned RealSSD C300.Read More

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