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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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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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Friday top picks: TweakTown's week in review with ZOTAC's new Nettop

There's such a constant flood of news in the tech-space that it's almost impossible keep up, so we've enlisted the help of our friends over at TweakTown to bring you a weekly wrap of the juicy highlights. This week's recap includes some hands-on time with ZOTAC's upcoming ZBOX HD-ID11-U Nettop, plus a close look at Microcool's Banchetto 101 chassis and a super quick OWC Mercury Extreme SandForce SF-1200 100GB SSD. Read More
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