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Super Talent Announces High Performing External USB 3.0 SSD

Super Talent, well known for their high performance memory products and various storage solutions, is today releasing a superspeed USB SSD in capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB. The Storage Pod Mini will perform faster than many internal hard drives, being able to achieve read and write speeds of 260 MB/s and 174 MB/s respectively, and of course is a …

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TheSSDReview Daily News – 20 December 2011

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As we find ourselves one day closer to Christmas, we can’t help but get excited about the number of reviews coming to us. With a review to help decide if Grand Theft Auto V is right for your son, all the way to a review for Zabcat xplorer² File Management software,  you are sure to find the right gift for everyone. Feeling Lucky …

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Benefits Of A Solid State Drive – An SSD Primer

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Laptop computers are now sporting a new option that is going to amaze most as a result of the visible speed improvement and many will never really understand why. Some will boast of  how quick their new laptop starts while others will read the fine print to see that there is this new thing called a solid state drive which …

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SSD Components and Make Up – An SSD Primer

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In our first article entitled ‘Benefits of The Solid State Drive‘ we briefly provided comparison between a SSD and a hard drive and described the benefits of such an upgrade. We are going to follow with a description of SSD components along with an understanding of the purpose of each. This article will not only provide a solid foundation in …

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SSD Types and Form Factors – An SSD Primer

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Our SSD close up today is going to examine the different SSD types and form factors common to the consumer. This is the third paper in a series of recent articles that explained the benefits and components of a solid state drive and will go so far as to make up our SSD Beginners Guide.  Each article is designed to …

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Monster Digital Le Mans 6Gb/s SSD Races Into the SSD market

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Monster Digital, up until now known primarily for their flash memory cards, has announced that it is branching out into the SSD market. With a strong background in flash technology, the shift certainly makes sense. The new SSDs, named the Le Mans, will be ‘SandForce Driven’ sporting read speeds and write speeds of 550MB/s – 515MB/s which is typical of …

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First-Generation Seagate Momentus XT For a Low Low $89

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Waiting until Christmas, or Boxing Day for a hard-drive bargain? The folks over at Seagate bring it to you two weeks early. The first-generation Momentus XT is on a massive $50 discount via Newegg using the promo code EMCJHJE23 during checkout, with an additional $10 instant discount, for a grand total of $89.99! Seagate recently released the second-generation Momentus XT  …

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A*Star and Seiko Team Up For Super Small 5mm Tablet Hybrid HDD

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Seiko today announces a partnership with A*STAR to develop key internal parts for a planned new hybrid HDD/SSD drive that will come in at 2.5 in form factor, and an astounding 5mm thickness! This new hybrid drive will be developed for the tablet market and will be the first release of such a form factor available to tablet manufacturers, whereas …

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TheSSDReview Daily News – 16 December 2011

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If you are the type to procrastinate when it comes to buying gifts, we dedicate this Daily News to you. For those unsure of what to buy this year, Hot Hardware has published their annual Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components, where you are sure to find something before the big day arrives. Coolers seem to be a big hit this …

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Verbatim Launches SATA II SSD And Upgrade Kit

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Verbatim has announced a new 2.5″ SATA-II SSD upgrade kit for notebooks and desktop PCs. This kit will allow the customer to have everything that is needed for a transition from an HDD to an SSD. The handy kit includes an SSD, a bracket for converting an HDD drive bay into a SSD bay. There also is a USB transfer …

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SSD Sales At $1.3 Billion – Revenue Up 91% For Q3 ’11 Alone

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According to the technology market research firm IDC, SSD shipments saw a huge jump of nearly 67% in the 3rd quarter of 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. Revenue on those sales was up 91.6% to nearly $1.29 billion over that same period. This is coming on top of an already record year for the worldwide SSD market, when …

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Apple May Purchase Anobit For Proprietary SSD Technologies

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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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