Items tagged with Solid State Drive

Windows 7 is undoubtedly the most exciting new operating system to come out of Microsoft within the past decade--and with good reason. The user interface is superb, gone are many of the oddball Vista quirks, and the operating system is light and snappy, marking a massive 180 degree shift away from the heaviness and bloat of Vista. Despite... Read more...
We know what you're thinking: "Sheesh -- another new SSD that I likely can't afford?" And we're here to say: "Well, sort of." Today, Kingston Technology is indeed offering up two new solid state drives, but not in the fashion you're used to. Rather than announcing the drives alone, the company is introducing its SSDNow M Series Bundles, which... Read more...
Can the world really handle yet another SSD manufacturer? We'll soon be finding out, as TDK Corporation has just developed a solid state drive line of its own. The SDG2A series -- a range of Serial ATA II-compatible SDDs with a maximum memory capacity of 64GB -- has just burst onto the scene, proving that the company really is capable of pushing... Read more...
When a traditional hard drive doesn’t offer enough bandwidth to meet your needs, many users turn to solid state disks, or SSDs. These storage devices are built using memory chips. The downside is that these disks are typically very expensive.  SSDs are available with flash memory that can retain content when power is lost, but the drives... Read more...
It has been quite some time since we've heard of any new wares coming from Patriot Memory, but today the outfit is joining the quickly growing solid state drive market with a trio of devices. The company is debuting its Fusion SSD Series, a name that likely rings a bell for those familiar with the NAND Flash industry."By the addition of the... Read more...
The more the merrier -- isn't that the saying? As the solid state drive market continues to expand, G.Skill is introducing a few new ones to choose from. The Falcon SATA II 2.5" MLC-based Solid State Drive (SSD) Series based on the latest, cutting edge Indilink controller, and they'll be shipping in capacities between 64GB and 256GB.The drives... Read more...
Maybe we're just cursed with short memories, but it sure feels like the SSD market place is exploding. Every week or so we're being introduced to a company we'd never heard of before, and while we can't say that solid state drive prices are anywhere close to reasonable yet, adding new competitors to the field certainly can't hurt things. Cactus... Read more...
If you're into SSD advancement, International Solid State Circuits Conference 2009 is the place to be. Shortly after hearing of a new power system designed to save energy and cut production costs comes this, a discovery involving wireless communications and a solid state drive composed of 64 (yes, sixty-four) three-dimensionally layered NAND... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces New Apex Series Solid State Drives, Offering the Ultimate in Extremely Affordable Mainstream Mass Storage Solution Sunnyvale, CA—January 13, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Apex SATA... Read more...
CES -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., announced today it is shipping the first two products in its SSDNow line of solid-state drives (SSD) with the SSDNow E Series and SSDNow M Series. Kingston is targeting its SSDs to Fortune 1000 companies and select vertical markets.The SSDNow E... Read more...
G-Technology, a Fabrik company and manufacturer of premium storage solutions for the Apple® Mac® community, today announced a new family of external drives based on 2.5” solid state drive (SSD) technology – the G-DRIVE mini SSD (120GB and 250GB) and the RAID 0/1 G-RAID mini SSD (250GB and 500GB). Known for delivering performance,... Read more...
In our initial look at Intel's X25-M 80GB solid state drive, we mentioned that the company had plans to introduce 160GB variants a some point in early 2009. According to Intel's PR Chip Shots website, however, 2.5" 160GB SSDs have just begun shipping and a 1.8" model will follow shortly..."Intel is expanding its award-winning Intel X25-M and... Read more...
TOSHIBA LAUNCHES INDUSTRY’S FIRST 512GB SOLID STATE DRIVE and NEXT- GENERATION SSD FAMILY USING 43nm MLC NAND New SSD Family Achieves High Levels of Performance, Endurance, Capacity and Reliability to Meet Market Requirements for Notebook Computers, Gaming and Home Entertainment Systems IRVINE, Calif., and TOKYO December 18, 2008 — Toshiba... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces the High Performance Vertex Series Solid State DriveDelivering on the Promise of Ultimate Performance and Affordability Sunnyvale, CA—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Vertex SATA II 2.5”... Read more...
There's an old cliche' that certainly applies to commodity semiconductor and electronics technology, as well as many other competitive arenas; "go big or go home".  If you look at major semiconductor manufacturers, like Intel, AMD, Samsung and NVIDIA, you'll notice that they generally do not enter a... Read more...
Though the migration will be gradual, starting first at the consumer level, then moving into the industrial and enterprise space, it's a matter of time before the world literally goes solid state for its storage. In the short term, especially at the consumer level, the SSD market is expected to have explosive growth over the next year or so,... Read more...
Sometimes you've just got to prove a point. The point that Super Talent wants to prove? Just how vibration resistant its line of MasterDrive MX Solid State Drives (SSD) are. And what better could prove the point than to attach a working, 120GB MasterDrive MX drive to a paint shaker, and show Windows humming away normally all... Read more...
Dell is joining the growing list of companies that are now offering Solid State Drives (SSDs).  Though this particular drive is a customer installable PATA drive, it's still a SSD.  At press time Dell doesn't seem to have added this to their notebook configuration tool, but we'll keep an eye out for you.  One would think it'd be just a matter... Read more...
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