Articles about solid state drive

Kingston predicts rise in SSD adoption in 2012
Users of Apple’s MacBook Air can appreciate how fast it takes to boot up the laptop. In fact most, if not all, SSD (Solid State Drive) owners can probably attest to just how speedy it is but unfortunately due to its high costs and limited capacity, the adoption rate of say a 128GB SSD will never be able to match a 1TB hard drive that’s a fraction of its price. […]

Plextor announces limited edition M2P SSD
If speed is what you’re looking for in a hard disk, you would know that Solid State Drives (SSDs) are your best bet, especially if cost isn’t a problem to you. Well, Plextor has just announced the launch of its M2P SSD – a drive that is capable of random read/write speeds of 70,000/65,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 500 Mb/s and 440 Mb/s which makes it one […]

OWC Mercury 6G SSDs are fast and cheap
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 line […]

ZIF SSD upgrade kits from Active Media Products
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 […]


Samsung 470 SSD now with Norton Ghost
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 […]

SanDisk Ultra SSD ships
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 […]

Intel 710 and 720 SSD specifications leaked
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 […]

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD has 5-year warranty
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. 

Kingston Wi-Drive is a wireless SSD
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 […]

Sold state drives predicted to break out in 2012
In the world of high-end computing where speed matters the most, solid state drives (SSD) are the best option for blazing fast performance. SSDs are smaller, faster, and more power-efficient than hard drives. But like all technology, it comes with a tradeoff: SSDs are very expensive. At the moment, SSDs cost about $1.50 per gigabyte in low capacity drives with sky-high prices for larger drives.However, according to a recently published […]

OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive debuts
Other World Computing has just rolled out a whole lot of upgrades and updates for the 2010 MacBook Air series, debuting their very own OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive as well. This new addition to the lineup will be able to offer up to four times the capacity of the factory storage space, while featuring 7% over-provisioning and SandForce DuraClass data protection. The SSDs are extremely speedy […]

Addonics lets you turn your CF or CFast cards into a solid state drive
Do you have loads of CF/CFast cards lying around the house doing nothing? Wish you could do something more with them besides using them for backup memory cards when your main ones fail? Addonics has come up with a solution to that problem. Called the CF/CFast Drive, it is a 5 ¼” drive bay that has 6 slots for you to plug in with your CF/CFast cards. After plugging it […]

Samsung 470 SSD Review
We got our hands on the Samsung 470 SSD (256GB) and it’s time for a field trip. This SSD drive targets the “enthusiast” market: in other words, users who will upgrade their gaming rig or workstation. It’s not cheap, but it could bring a great deal of performance to whoever can afford it. As one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world, Samsung needs its SSD line to succeed, […]

Super Talent DuraDrive ET2/ZT2 solid state drive
Super Talent’s pretty much a byword these days when it comes to the world of solid state drives (SSDs), and the second generation DuraDrive ET2/ZT2 SSDs are slated to be another winner from their stable of offerings. While capable of delivering enhanced durability and performance when compared to the original, it will also do so while sipping less juice and generating less heat. This in turn would mean requiring less […]