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 […]
Samsung has just announced that it’s acquiring California-based Nvelo, a company developing SSD caching algorithms (or at least one). Nvelo software has been used with SSDs from other manufacturers such as OCZ Technology, Corsair and Crucial. The company’s one and only product is Dataplex, which uses a small SSD cache in combination with a mechanical hard […]
Intel’s current Sandy Bridge platform added SATA 3 (6Gbps) support for laptops, allowing laptop users to take advantage of the improved interface bandwidth and SSDs that have the capacity to use it. However, a vast majority of laptops ship with regular hard drives to keep the cost down, which is no doubt one of the […]
The storage giant Seagate is taking over Samsung’s hard drive division and initiates a partnership with the Korean company in current SSD, hybrid storage and flash memory technology. The rumor that Samsung withdraws from the hard drive market were just confirmed in an official press release stating that Seagate takes over the operations in exchange […]
Samsung has released a beta version of the tool SSD Magician, which can supposedly be used to enable garbage collection and TRIM on Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003/2008. It also comes with tools for cloning drives, performing firmware upgrades and benchmarking. It only works with Samsung drives and can be downloaded here.