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Transcend Announces SSD570 2.5″ SATA III SSD With SLC NAND For Industrial and Embedded Usage

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Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of industrial grade storage devices, is announcing its latest industrial/embedded application SSD in the 2.5” form factor. The SSD570 utilizes top quality NAND flash chips to achieve (up to) 510MB/s sequential reads speeds and sequential write speeds of (up to) 450MB/s. The SSD570 is geared toward industrial and embedded usage scenarios, and features value-enhancing …

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Micron Announces XTRMFlash NOR Memory For Instant-On Applications

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Micron Technology, Inc. is announcing its new, faster NOR flash memory solution that is designed to revolutionize development of systems benefitting from “instant-on” performance. Such systems are becoming more and more prevalent in automotive, industrial and consumer devices. With a new simplified lower pin count using as little as 11 active signals, Micron’s XTRMFlash significantly outperforms other industry NOR flash. …

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk in $19 Billion Deal

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Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement that will see Western Digital acquire all of SanDisk’s outstanding shares for a combination of stock and cash. This offer places a value of $86.50 on each share of SanDisk common stock, resulting in a total equity valuation of approximately $19 billion (based on a …

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ZOTAC Announces Premium Edition SSDs With Enhanced Data Protection

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ZOTAC International, a leading producer of graphics cards and mini PCs, is announcing expansion of its SSD lineup with their new Premium Edition Solid Sate Drives (SSDs) in 240GB and 480GB capacities. The new ZOTAC Premium Edition SSDs offer enhanced endurance and data protection, as well as robust performance. Both the 240GB and 480GB versions pair a Phison S10 four-channel …

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OCZ Announces Host Managed SSD Technology in Saber 1000 Models

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Today, OCZ is introducing HMS technology in their Saber 1000 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. What is HMS? HMS or Host Managed SSD technology is a new frontier for SSDs and the initiative is referred to as Storage Intelligence. HMS functionality is now defined in the T10 Technical Committee and is in the ratification process as part of the T13 Technical …

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HP and SanDisk Join The Storage Class Memory Parade With Their Own “1000 Times Faster Than Existing Flash” Technology

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HP and SanDisk are announcing a collaborative effort to bring their own new storage technology to market that is “1000 times faster than existing flash”. This new technology is being referred to as “Storage Class Memory” (SCM), and this latest version apparently will combine HP’s Memristor technology with SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology to produce a “universal memory” that can be …

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SSD of the Week – Kingston HyperX Predator

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Well, it has been some time since we have reviewed the Kingston HyperX Predator. Back in March we were lucky enough to not only review one of these drives, but also two in RAID 0! The HyperX Predator is currently their top tier storage product. Powered by a Marvell PCIe 2.0 x4 controller and Toshiba A19 NAND, it delivers great …

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