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Solid State Drives (SSD) have many advantages over more familiar Hard Disk Drives (HDD) including low power consumption, silent running and resistance to shock damage but it's when read/write speeds are compared that HDDs get blown out of the water. The Team Group has equipped its new Xtreem-S1 SSD with a SandForce processor to offer the user read speeds of 270Mb/sec and write of 260Mb/sec. Read More
With the solid state drive market predicted to reach the $1 billion mark in 2010, it seems timely that Seagate has announced its first foray into this rapidly growing sector. Built using single layer cell technology, the Pulsar line of SSDs feature a SATA interface and promise read and write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 220MB/s respectively. Read More
Micron claims its recently-created RealSSD C300 is the industry’s fastest for notebook and desktop PCs, delivering faster operating system boot and hibernate times, speedier application loads, and quicker data transfer and file copying. Micron says benchmark tests have shown that the C300 SSD is the fastest PC SSD leveraging the industry standard SATA 3Gbps interface, while the Solid State Drive (SSD) performance is further boosted by natively supporting the next generation high-speed interface – SATA 6Gbps. Read More
After a lengthy wait, Taiwan’s OCZ Technology has finally released its new Solid State Drive that is Colossus in name and certainly colossal in nature, being the first SSD to offer up to one terabyte of storage. Aimed primarily at the desktop user, the Colossus SSD promises extremely fast read and write speeds of 260MB/s – but it comes at a cost. Read More
Has the death knell finally sounded for the hard disk drive? As HDD manufacturers wrestle each other for best market position a newcomer lurks in the shadows - the solid state drive (SSD) is becoming a beast to be reckoned with. Taiwan's OCZ Technologies gave the world it's first glimpse of its 1TB (1024GB) behemoth named Colossus at June's Computex information technology show in Taipei, Taiwan. Read More
May 15, 2009 Toshiba has announced a new top-of-the-range Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ," the world's first PC with an integrated 512GB SSD (Solid State Drive). The new model is available in two versions from today at Toshiba's on-line shop for the Japanese market. The Toshiba-developed 512GB SSD employs a 2-bit-per-cell multi-level NAND flash memory to realize, the world's largest capacity SSD, with four times the density of SSD integrated into currently available products. A new controller that realizes high-speed parallel processing with the multi-level NAND flash memory boosts data access speeds by approximately 230% for read (max. 230MB per sec) and 450% for write (maximum 180MB per sec), compared with the SSD integrated into current PCs. It also boosts data access speed by approximately 300% for read and 250% for write, compared to a hard disk drive. SSDs are free of mechanical structures such as a rotating disc, and ideal for integration into mobile notebook PCs, making them more resistant to vibration and shock. Read More
Buffalo Technology today launched the LinkStation Mini SSD, the world’s first Network Attached Storage (NAS) Solid State Drive (SSD) device for consumers. The LinkStation Mini SSD weighs 0.5 kg (1.1 pounds), has a capacity of 240GB and a built-in DNLA media server that allows users to seamlessly stream movies to a PC, Mac, multi-media device or DNLA supported TV. It also has built-in WebAccess™ providing users with access to all their digital media files via the Internet from their PC, Mac or iPhone, from anywhere in the world. Read More
Flash storage manufacturer Super Talent is now offering a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) specially designed as an upgrade for the Asus S101 Eee netbook PC. The Windows S101 netbook has just 16GB of local storage as standard, so the US$169 upgrade 64 GB SSD can quadruple the storage capacity inside a few minutes, while offering ballistic read and write speeds of 90/55 MB/sec respectively. Read More
Hard drives have been the bottleneck in modern PC performance for some time now, and while SSD technology has led to new levels of performance, the price point has left a lot to be desired. Enter SanDisk, with a new range of SSDs based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. SanDisk claims their G3 SSDs are twice as fast as prior SSDs and over five times as fast as the fastest 7200RPM HDD, with sequential performance of 200MB/s read and 140MB/s write. The price? Just over US$2 a gigabyte. Read More
During CES 2009 SanDisk Corporation unveiled its next-generation of flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSD) to support the netbook market - SanDisk pSSD. The new SanDisk pSSD-P2 and SanDisk pSSD-S2 SSDs have the same interface and functionality of traditional SSDs, but without the bulky packaging that's used to emulate 1.8" and 2.5" magnetic drives. Read More
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