Apple Recalls Mid-2012 MacBook Air For SSD Replacement – 64GB and 128GB SSD Systems Affected

Apple has today announced a ‘MacBook Air Flash Storage Replacement Program‘ for ALL MBA systems purchased between June 2012 and June 2013.  The program speaks specifically to flash storage replacement and ONLY affects 64GB and 128GB MBAs containing Toshiba SSDs.  The SSDs are being replaced as a result of the potential SSD failing during future use. The specific models of …

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Samsung Announces Innovative High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution Combining DDR4 DRAM And PCIe SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading developer and producer of advanced semiconductor solutions, is utilizing its Memory Solutions Forum 2013 to announce its fifth generation of green memory products.  Today’s announcement was made in Seoul, Korea at the first of Samsung’s such forums.  A second Memory Solutions Forum 2013 will be held later this month in the U.S., and will …

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Toshiba Announces New Q Series Pro PC/Laptop/Ultrabook Internal Solid State Drives

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) is announcing the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive.  The new Q Series Pro is a high performance upgrade for PCs/laptops/Ultrabooks that provides a convenient and reliable method for boosting productivity, and offers the peace of mind of safe storage for all personal data.  The Q Series Pro is ideal for users …

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Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

Perhaps the two most notable recent trends in SSDs have been the inevitable introduction of M.2 SSDs and the unexpected announcements of ‘driverless’ PCIe SSDs, that require no more than inserting the device into an available PCIe slot and rebooting the PC system. Very close and long-standing industry relations placed us in a position to provide exclusive analysis and report …

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Super Talent Announces Addition Of ZT3 To DuraDrive Lineup

Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of NAND flash storage products, is announcing the addition of the DuraDrive ZT3 solid-state drive (SSD) to its DuraDrive product lineup.  The DuraDrive family of SSDs, including the new ZT3, feature enhanced performance, durability and reliability for environments where something tougher than a standard SSD are required.  The ZT3 utilizes a ZIF/IDE interface, and …

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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware’s Virtual SANTM.  VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for …

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Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds

When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much “ruled the roost”.    Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ),  there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with.  That has …

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