SuperTalent Introduces Fastest & Smallest Gen 2 SSD

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2011 - 02:42 PM |
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San Jose, California - February 21th, 2011 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their CoreStore TMline of SSD solutions designed to bring a new level of performance to the SSD market.

By combining the very latest Marvel controller (88NV9143), new DDR ONFi 2 flash and plugging directly to the PCIe bus, Super Talent is now able to create two solutions t

Corsair address the 25nm transition for SSDs, shows performance delta

Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:45 PM |
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Corsair sent out an email and posted some information on their website some of the implied criticism that is surrounding the transition from 34nm flash memory to 25nm flash memory on SandForce based SSDs.  Now, you might at first think that moving from 34nm flash to 25nm flash should be straight forward and any price benefits we get would be passed to the consumer with lower prices.  All good right?  Well, there is a catch:

Write 7GB a day and your 25nm SSD will be dead in a millennium

Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:23 PM |
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AnandTech went straight after the rumour mongers with a bit of math, showing that even though the number of times you can program/erase one flash block is cut almost in half compared to previous generations you are not going to see the drive die because of flash exhaustion.  You may see controllers fail or even see the flash memory's charge drain but the read/write error won't be the likely cause.  Check out his review of the OCZ Vertex 3 Pro with the new SandForce 2582 controll

Source: AnandTech

Intel 510 series of SATA 6G SSD coming March 1st?

Subject: Storage | February 17, 2011 - 07:28 PM |
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If rumors are what you pay attention to, then this one is worth looking at.  Following right on the foot steps of today's OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SSD based on the SATA 6G-ready SandForce SF-2000 series of controller, it looks like Intel is planning a release of the 510-series of SSDs in early March.  According to the story over at VR-Zone, we will see the launch as soon as March 1st - so just a couple of weeks away. 
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Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Specifications

Today we take a look at the first OCZ drive to hit the SATA 6Gb/sec mark - the Vertex 3 Pro. We break in our SandyBridge testbed to try and unlock the full potential of this new SandForce controlled SSD. Come on in for the full scoop on this exciting new drive!

Zalman's multi-talented drive docking station

Subject: Storage | February 15, 2011 - 06:14 PM |
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Zalman's ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station sports two sockets that can handle 3.5" and 2.5" disk drives as well as having a microSD port for your small storage.  It connects to your PC via USB 2.0 or eSATA, so it is a little slower than competitors models which use USB 3.0.  Steve definitely gave it points for stlye,

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Specifications

One new product Zalman added to their lineup in late in 2010 was the ZM-MH200 dual hard drive docking station. This docking station supports 3.5" and 2.5" SATA drives as well as other storage components like micro SD cards, regular SD cards, and USB 2.0 devices.

Thermaltakes's popular BlacX gets a USB 3.0 update

Subject: Storage | February 9, 2011 - 12:35 PM |
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The Thermaltake BlacX external HDD was very popular when it first arrived and the updated 5G USB 3.0
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looks to be even more popular.  Resembling a toaster when populated, the device is intended for naked drives making it easy to swap out HDD without disassembling a cage.  The testing that The Tech Report performed confirme

Do online back ups like a boss

Subject: Storage | February 4, 2011 - 11:48 AM |
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Techware Labs has recently tried out CA Technologies' backup service, a small part of their popular software suite.  By installing a relatively small piece of software and running through the initial back up process after choosing the size of your storage space, you can access any of your files from anywhere.  That freedom impressed Techware Labs as they retrieved a file initially backed up from a desktop PC to their laptop with no problems at all.  The suite does seem a little pric