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Samsung Elaborates on SSD Firmware Scare – Very Few Series 830 SSD Owners Affected

Two days ago, we issued a release with respect to difficulties observed through installation of Samsung 830 Series SSD firmware numbered CXM02B1Q.  Samsung has since removed that version and replaced it with new firmware numbered CXM03B1Q which can be found here.  The release date is January 19, 2012. In an extremely rare step forward, Samsung today contacted The SSD Review …

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Samsung Releases Updated Series 830 SSD Firmware As Initial Release Affects Several SSDs – UPDATE

Samsung’s 830 SSD, highly regarded for its excellent performance and reliability, has just received a firmware update which is causing some real problems with Series 830 SSD owners. The update, which was intended to enhance several key aspects of stability in the SSD, can reportedly cause a BSOD after the flashing process is complete. The article has been updated through …

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Great Positioning For NVELO As Caching SSD Solutions Expected To Skyrocket

According to market research firm iSuppli, caching SSD shipments are set to increase 100 fold over the next four years. The main catalyst for this remarkable growth is the expected massive proliferation of Ultrabooks, whose presence was undeniable at this years CES. While success isn’t guaranteed, it’s clear that the industry has high hopes for this market, and is going …

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Samsung Toshiba LG Ultrabook Shootout – CES 2012 Post Update

There seems to be no doubt in anyone’s mind that 2012 is going to be the year of the ultrabook and CES 2012 Las Vegas was front and center with just about every ultrabook available, or soon to be, this past week. Today’s report will examine three forerunners that appear to be in a position, above all others at this …

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Samsung 470 Series SSD Awarded NIST Security Certification – Possibly A Consumer SSD First!

Samsung’s PM810 SSDs, better known to most people as the 470 series, have received a prominent security certification: The National Institute of Standards and Technologies’ FIPS 140-2. This certification is important for military, government and certain business applications that require heightened security. One of the main features that the certification covers is the drives’ built in 256 bit AES encryption engine, which provides …

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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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Apple May Purchase Anobit For Proprietary SSD Technologies

A new TechCrunch report claims that Apple may be purchasing the Israeli flash controller firm Anobit for up to half a billion dollars. Founded in 2006, Anobit’s primary focus is mobile and enterprise markets. Their proprietary MSP (Memory Signal Processing) is used to circumvent the physical endurance constraints of NAND over traditional methods.  Anobits customers are mostly unknown but it …

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