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And Then There Were Three – Seagate Completes Acquisition Of Samsung’s Hard Drive Division

Seagate has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division. The transaction will go through for $1.4 billion. By gaining Samsung’s assets, Seagate will be sitting pretty in the HDD industry with a 40 percent market share. In 2010, Seagate sold 195.2 million units while Samsung let go of around 66 million units. Included in the …

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Flash Gordon Supercomputer Unveiled – 1024 Intel 710 SSDs Result in World Record 36 Million IOPS

The worlds first flash based supercomputer has been unveiled at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.  Aptly named “Gordon” (i.e. Flash Gordon), this new supercomputer is an impressive display of how SSD technology is presenting itself not only in consumer devices, but in enterprise environments as well. Supercomputers have traditionally relied upon mass amounts of hard disk drives to handle their …

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STEC ZeusIOPS XE SSD Claims Industry’s Highest Endurance MLC Flash Based SSD

Arguably the second most important reason for choosing solid-state drives over tradition hard drives is data reliability. You can practically rest assured that an SSD will keep your data intact, but there are examples where consistency does not always hold true. An SSD, while more enduring, can malfunction in the same fashion as a regular hard drive. Thankfully, The SSD …

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AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD Review

After our SSD review of the AData S511 a few months back, we  knew there had to be a S510 in line for release with asynchronous memory as its host and we weren’t wrong. Our SSD review today examines the AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD. On releasing the S511, AData has followed the lead of several ‘SandForce Driven’ manufacturers …

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Patriot Improves SSD Line With Patriot PyroSE SATA III Solid State Drive

Patriot yesterday announced a new member of their Patriot Family in the guise of the PatriotSE SATA III SSD. The ‘SE” will be ‘SandForce Driven’ and, as its older brother thePyro, will contain the world famous SandForce SF-2281 6Gbps controller. As we know, the SF-2281 is capable of parallel read and write speeds of over 500MB/s along with IOPS above …

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