Kingston's USB 3.0 SSD will cost you a bit and impress you a lot

Subject: Storage | February 1, 2011 - 02:39 PM |
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With the plethora of SSDs that have arrived on the market we have learned that flash based storage with a properly implemented controller is incredibly fast.  That is important now that we have a portable connector that can sustain transfer speeds high enough that a fast drive is necessary.  USB 3.0 is pushing portable USB drive makers to implement faster drives, an example of which is the 128GB Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD

Big storage in a small package; WD's new Scorpio Black 750GB

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2011 - 03:11 PM |
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Even laptops need big amounts of storage, though you still need a trade off between power consumption and speed when using a platter based drive.  One of the most popular solutions are

Samsung builds its 470 series SSDs from scratch

Subject: Storage | January 18, 2011 - 05:01 PM |
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Samsung has a plan; they make their own flash memory and are hoping that will help them with their SSD lineup, both in cost and performance.  Their only cheat is the controller which is a 32-bit ARM9 processor and not technically a Samsung product.  Inside one particular fact stands out, which is that the PCB is only 3" long and 1.8" wide so we may see sub 2.5" drives from Samsung in the near future.

An updated SSD performance roundup

Subject: Storage | January 11, 2011 - 01:20 PM |
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TechARP has recently updated their seven SSD round up, specifically seeing how Windows 7's built in SSD features work.  They are focused on the raw performance of the drive, as opposed to calculating a performance per dollar metric or the price per gigabyte.  The drives run from 30GB up to 160GB and each and every one shows the performance difference you can expect from upgrading to an SSD.  If you still aren't convinced that these drives will improve your computing experience you should read through the

Source: Tech ARP

CES 2011: Corsair's new P3 series SSD's sports next gen Marvell SATA 6Gb/sec controller

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 03:00 AM |
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We paid a visit to the Corsair booth on the CES show floor for a peek at their new P3 series SSD line:

These will be available in 64, 128, and 256GB versions.

CES 2011: Storage goodness from the Intel booth

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 02:00 AM |
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I love Intel's massive booth on the CES show floor. The meeting rooms extend up to a second floor that can be seen just below the row of funky blue lights.

The PCPer gang was briefed by 'top men' from Intel on several items, including Solid State Storage.

CES 2011: New OCZ products make their debut

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM |
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We got to meet up with OCZ for a first hand look at some of their new products:


First up is the Z-Drive R3. This drive contains the enterprise SandForce variant, complete with supercap.

CES 2011: Storage tidbits from CES: Unveiled event

Subject: Storage | January 5, 2011 - 03:06 AM |
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I did a quick run around the CES Unveiled event tonight. Here's some storage tidbits:
LaCie:
A WiFi b/g/n enabled NAS, available in 1 or 2 TB. Gigabit link is included for those wanting faster speeds.

Intel releases m-SATA form factor line of SSD's

Subject: Storage | December 29, 2010 - 11:00 AM |
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Intel has released the 310 series of SSD's. Available in both 40GB and 80GB form factors, these new units are the smallest SATA form factor SSD we've seen to date:

Here the 310 series sits next to a 2.5" laptop HDD (yes, 2.5" not 3.5")

Data Robotics rolls out 3TB support for Drobo S

Subject: Storage | December 28, 2010 - 11:02 PM |
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Data Robotics has released Firmware 2.1.0 for Drobo S models. The highlight of the release notes? 3TB support!