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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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MyDigitalSSD ‘Bullet Proof’ 128GB mSATA SATA 2 SSD Review

Our evaluation today will be a detailed analysis of the MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm ‘Bullet Proof’ mSATA SSD and the price point ( a mere $179.99) and timing of this SSDs arrival couldn’t be better. Considering the latest entries of laptops with dual mSATA/HDD storage access along with the first round of new Ultrabook family releases, mSATA SSDs are making an …

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OWC Announces Enterprise SSD Equipped With SF-2500 and eMLC NAND Flash Memory

In 2010, Other World Computing was one of the first to start shipping SSDs with a SandForce controller.  Like those first SF drives, OWC’s new Enterprise Pro 6Gbps uses a SF processor and 28% over-provisioning. After that, the similarities end. The Enterprise Pro SSD utilizes eMLC, as is becoming popular in enterprise-style drives. Unlike many other eMLC drives, the Enterprise Pro is …

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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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Former SMART Modular VP Wayne Eisenberg Teams Up With The SSD Review

The Solid State Storage market is commanding much interest across a variety of applications and solutions. The technology provides clear advantages such as performance and power savings, however the landscape for suppliers remains grey. Who will be the winners, the losers, who will command the enterprise, the client, who will be bought and/or sold? My name is Wayne Eisenberg and …

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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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Toshiba Z835 UltraBook $699 at Best Buy Sunday!!!

I just found this on Laptop Reviews and couldn’t resist doing up a quick release because it is simply too good to be true! Tomorrow, the Toshiba Z835 Ultrabook, with a 128GB SSD, will be $200 off at Best Buy and available for only $699.  That is amazing! The Z835 that they are advertising is a 13.3″ model with an …

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