08/25/2011, While we all know that Solid State Drives give you great performance, but not so much bang for the buck, prices are slowly dropping to somewhat more affordable levels. OWC (Other World Computing) has just announced the launch of its new consumer/prosumer SSDs that are touted to be the cheapest you can get your hands on for drives in the same class. OWC has two new additions to its SSD […]
08/17/2011, Samsung has just introduced a new line of consumer-oriented solid-state drives (SSD) called SSD 830. Unlike the SSD 470 (read our Samsung SSD 470 review) which uses SATA-2, the SSD 830 uses SATA-3, the latest bus interface for computer mass storage. This should give peak performance a boost, and we expect the SSD 830 to deliver peak performance of about 500Mbps when reading data, and 350MBps during write operations. If/when […]
08/08/2011, Active Media Products has just introduced its ZIF SSD upgrade kits for those who want to upgrade their notebook without having to purchase an entirely new model. This particular upgrade kit will play nice not only with the MacBook Air, but with other laptops as well. Known as the SaberTooth ZIF SSD kit, its range will come with the ZIF SSD itself, a cloning device, a screwdriver, and an installation […]
08/02/2011, One of the main problems about upgrading your hard disk is having to backup, transfer files, and reinstalling all your programs. The hassle alone usually puts people off from upgrading their hard disk drives, which means they usually keep them in their computers until they fail before they decide to do anything about it. Well the folks over at Samsung have decided to make the whole process easier, to encourage […]
08/02/2011, If you have been meaning to get your hands on a brand new SSD for your computer, it appears that the Kingston HyperX SSD powered by SandForce is finally shipping and it could be an SSD worth checking out.
07/26/2011, SanDisk, a staple name when it comes to flash memory and portable storage, is back by offering their Ultra solid state drive (SSD) to the masses as said SSD is ready to ship. This new SSD is capable of extending the life of your desktop or notebook, depending on which machine you want to install it on, delivering the performance and reliability of a SSD without sipping up more juice […]
06/27/2011, Ever wanted to own a USB flash drive that could potentially achieve 270MB/s reads and 240MB/s writes? If you do, then it looks like Super Talent’s USB 3.0 Express RC8 could just be the device you’re looking for. The flash drive is powered by the SandForce SSD processor which brings several features to the flash drive that is typically found only on first tier SSD products. It also allows for the […]
06/21/2011, Normally when we think about SSDs (solid state drives), the last thing that comes to mind is high capacity. At the moment, SSDs cost way too much to be an affordable choice to replace the 1TB drive found in the computers of home users. But that doesn’t mean manufacturers are ignoring the market that can afford such drives. SanDisk has recently announced a bunch of new additions to its lineup […]
06/16/2011, You can say that the Internet is an ocean which is stored in a physically super large bucket, but has holes all over the place that leaks are considered as commonplace, so it would be rather awkward if no leaks concerning an upcoming product or service were to happen instead. Well, we do know that Intel has a could of solid state drives (SSDs) which are being prepped for a […]
06/15/2011, Other World Computing (OWC), creator of the Mercury Extreme 6G, has just announced a new addition to its lineup of prosumer SSDs (solid state drives) – the Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Designed and built in the USA, these SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s SSDs feature Tier 1/Grade A NAND and deliver 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write sustained data rates. That’s over 7x faster performance than standard factory hard drives found in […]
06/08/2011, Product recalls are never fun, and Corsair has joined the recall brigade as the company discovered that the 120GB model of their Force 3 SSD does not work as intended, hence recalling something which was recently rolled out to the mass market. It seems that you can always return the drive back to Corsair for an exchange unit at exactly the same specifications, or you can always opt for a […]
06/06/2011, What makes the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD so special? Well it is the first of its kind in the industry that will offer an enterprise-class level 5 year warranty. This is no slouch by any means, being a high performance SSD that will itself at home in consumer and prosumer single drive production workstations as well as multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations.
06/03/2011, For folks looking to leave behind the hassles of wires, Kingston’s new Wi-Drive might catch your attention. This solid state drive had been designed to provide users with an easy to use, wireless storage device for smartphones and tablets. The drive has up to 4 hours of battery life, and has been designed to be able to stream multiple file contents to up to three devices simultaneously. Users will run […]
06/02/2011, Micron has just announced their new range of PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state storage systems, which is embodied in the form of the RealSSD P320h solid-state drive (SSD) series. The new RealSSD P320h series are capable of delivering extreme performance and endurance without compromise, and will target data-intensive enterprise applications such as cloud computing, high-performance computing, data analytics, business intelligence, and video on demand. Current PCIe systems will see the envelope […]