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Samsung has just announced a new line of external SSDs with excellent transfer rates, but one of the most interesting aspects is the tiny form factor. The T1 series will come in three capacities – 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB – and connects via USB 3.0. Needless to say, they are not quite as affordable as the average USB […]
PC builders will recognize Lite-On as one of the most prominent manufacturers of affordable and capable optical drives. Now the company is apparently looking to do something similar in the SSD market.
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has made this week very interesting. The processor manufacturing giant has been rumored to make its own SSD line in collaboration with Toshiba. After they surprised us with the release of Radeon branded memory modules, AMD might pull out another rabbit out of the hat with their upcoming Radeon solid state […]
According to an IHS iSuppli report the market for NAND flash memory, including SSDs, will grow 8% this year. The report mentioned that the major sales drivers are ultrabooks which are equipped with solid state drives. The number for the industry last year was $21.2 billion and the projected revenue this year is $22.9 billion. […]
Intel has been busy announcing SSD products these past few days. After the 910 and 313 series, the processor giant is also releasing the 330 series of SSDs – a refresh of the previous 320 brands. The SATA 3 drive is able to reach maximum sequential read/write speeds of 500 MB/s and 450 MB/s respectively. […]
We are quite used to the fact that technology improves over time, but as many have noted this isn’t always the case with SSDs. In this part of the tech industry, shrinking transistors and higher densities translate to lower costs but also less reliability and in the end, performance. Three researchers from the Department of […]
OCZ aquired the SSD controller manufacturer Indilinx earlier this year–perhaps in a bid to loosen its ties to SandForce while increasing the prifit margins at the same time. In any event, the first product bearing the “Indilinx Infused” tagline, the OCZ Octane, was recently announced. Among other things, the new and improved Indilinx controller is […]
If you are curious as to how long your SSD will work correctly, you may want to have a look at SSDLife–a fun and potentially useful tool that fetches the S.M.A.R.T status and some other variables and also gives you something like a “death clock” for your drive. It’s hardly an exact science, but it’s […]
Micron and its consumer brand Crucial is now releasing a new firmware for the M4 SSDs, which is more than welcome news for your humble SSD correspondent who is currently struggling to review this particular drive but have run into problems with hardware incompatibility issues and occasional startup freezes. The new firmware makes a few […]