Items tagged with Solid State Drive

Crucial, the Micron-owned maker of memory and storage products, made good on its promise to fix a strange issue plaguing some M4 solid state drive owners. Earlier this month, Crucial said it was hard at work on new firmware that would address an issue causing some M4 SSDs to stall out Windows and kick out a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) with... Read more...
Remember when Plextor ruled the optical drive market with premium ODDs that typically performed better than the competition? That was long before the price of CD/DVD burners fell to around the cost of a case of water, and these days Plextor appears fully focused on solid state drives (SSDs). Announced at CES 2012 is Plextor's new M3 Pro Series,... Read more...
Marvell is doing some magnificent things in the storage space lately. Hot on the heels of co-developing the "Kilimanjaro" native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform with OCZ (demonstrated via OCZ's new Z-Drive R5, which we covered the announcement here), Marvell on Monday unveiled its 88SE9230 6Gbps SATA controller... Read more...
Users over on Crucial's support forum have been complaining about a strange error that manifests on certain M4 solid state drives (SSDs) after precisely 5,200 hours of use. It appears to only affect the 64GB models, with affected drives kicking Windows systems into a BSoD with an error code that reads 0x00000f4... Read more...
We've been chomping at the bit to play with Razer's upcoming Razer Blade gaming notebook ever since it was revealed in August, and like everyone else, it looks like we'll have to wait just a little bit longer to find out if it lives up to the hype. A last minute storage upgrade prompted Razer to delay the release... Read more...
Hunting down a new SSD? Who isn't, right? Plextor has just issued their latest, the M3S. It's a 2.5" solid state drive that's available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.  The M3S delivers sequential read/write speeds of up to 525/445 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 70,000/65,000 IOPS. The M3S features exclusive... Read more...
Fusion-io reminds us why we love technology so much. How so? Well, it's awfully hard not to perk up and get excited when you learn about a 10TB storage device with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. Yes folks, that's ten freaking terabytes Fusion-io managed to cram onto its ioDrive Octal, or twice as much as was previously available... Read more...
Another week, another SSDs. You've heard that one before, but it's true; solid state drives are becoming more and more commonplace, and for those waiting for prices to reach a point that makes sense for most consumers, it's always music to the ears. Kingston has just announced the next generation of its entry-level, budget SSDNow V Series.... Read more...
With a name like Patriot Memory, you'd think the company would be all about equality and, well, you'd be right. In addition to a full line-up of Windows friendly storage devices you're already familiar with, Patriot just announced a couple of product lines aimed at Mac users, including its new Mac Series XT solid state drives and Mac Series... Read more...
Need a 1TB solid state drive? OCZ Technology's new Octane line might be just what you're looking for. These new drives will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, the latter of which is the first 2.5-inch SSD in the world to offer such a copious amount of storage. OCZ is making use of its Indilinx acquisition and has outfitted... Read more...
OCZ just made available new firmware that's supposed to fix a handful of stability issues with certain SandForce-based solid state drives (SSDs). Affected SSDs include the Vertex 3 series, Vertex 3 Max IOPS series, Agility 3 series, and Solid 3 series. According to the release notes, the firmware addresses the following: Fixed a rare condition... Read more...
Regardless of how many are introduced, we still get the tingling sensation in our spine when a new solid state drive crosses into our view. Kingston's the latest to do so, with the unveiling of their new SandForce-based, business-centric SSD. It's the SSDNow KC100, the company's first SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/sec) business-ready SSD. It's built with... Read more...
Corsair's Force Series GT solid state drive (SSD) line pushes the high-speed storage pedal to the metal, but until today, you couldn't purchase one larger than 120GB. That all changes with the introduction of new 180GB and 240GB models, both of which are available for purchase immediately. "Force Series GT is our fastest, most flexible line... Read more...
The Serial ATA International Organization (let's just call them SATA-IO for short) announced this week it's developing a new standard called SATA Express. This is exactly what it sounds like, in that the new specification takes the Serial ATA standard and PCI Express, tosses them into a high-tech blender, and what... Read more...
The cool thing about having friends is you know they'll have your back (and loan you money). But with Samsung and Symantec hooking up BFF style, these best buds promise to have your back when it comes time to upgrade your slow-as-molasses mechanical hard drive to a smoking fast Samsung 470 Series solid state drive... Read more...
Andy Samberg, Kiv Schaffer, and T-Pain aren't the only ones who got to ride on a boat. Kingston Technology's HyperX solid state drives set sail for U.S. shores and are now shipping starting at $270, the memory maker announced today. These SandForce-based drives are Kingston's first SATA 6Gbps SSDs. They're available in 120GB and 240GB capacities... Read more...
We have some semi-good news for Intel 320 Series solid state drive owners who might be suffering from the notorious 8MB bug. No, we don't have a fix, and neither does Intel. However, the Santa Clara chip maker is fully aware of the problem and is promising a new firmware update that will supposedly stomp out the annoying bug for good. "Intel... Read more...
SanDisk recently launched a new line of SSD drives that is designed to breathe new life into aging computers. The SanDisk Ultra SSD is a SATA II-based drive that supports both TRIM and SMART. The drive offers up to 280 MB/sec sequential read and 270 MB/sec sequential write speeds. The Ultra SSD is available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB, and... Read more...
OCZ Technology unveiled the Indilinx Everest SATA 3.0 SSD platform. The new Indilinx Everest platform combines a 6Gbps SATA Revision 3.0 host interface, a dual-core ARM CPU, and support for MLC NAND components and next generation three bit per cell NAND Flash. The Everest platform supports maximum capacities up to... Read more...
Laptops like the MacBook Air and Samsung Series 9 are redefining what it means to be a thin and light laptop, sort of in the same way Hollywood redefined what it meant to be skinny (only not as gross -- seriously, does anyone find Nicole Richie attractive anymore?). Combined with the emerging tablet market, there is a... Read more...
Just in case you found yourself lamenting the lack of SandForce-driven solid state drives (SSDs), what with there only being about a million different options and all, SuperTalent this week added another one to the pile. It's the TeraDrive CT3, a SATA 6Gb/s drive designed to fill the gap between SuperTalent's PT3 and CT2 products and take... Read more...
An unfortunate trend related to SSDs: companies announce them, but they don't tell us anything about an expected price and release date. That's no way to be! But for whatever reason, getting specific details surrounding solid state drives has been am occasional challenge. Corsair is a company known for cutting-edge gear, and thankfully,... Read more...
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