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Articles tagged with: Anandtech

Samsung Delivers Prize Winning SSD For MacBook Air

Samsung is a leading competitor against Apple, and has recently unleashed it’s Series 9 notebook to compete directly with the Macbook Air. Interestingly enough, Samsung has also supplied Apple with the company’s latest Solid-State Drive, giving the MacBook Air a solid speed boost over the original Toshiba SSD that was used for the ultra slim laptop. The new SSD by Samsung is called “blade”. According to Anandtech, the new Blade has read/write speeds of 260MB/210MB per second versus Toshiba’s read/write speeds of 210MB/185MB per second.

Intel’s New SSD Lineup

Intel’s last Solid-State Drive release with the 510 series 6Gbps didn’t use Intel controllers. Instead, they used a Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 6Gbps controller. Although they didn’t use an Intel controller, their SSDs were blazing fast with speeds of up to 500MB/sec and write speeds of up to 315MB/sec.

Intel has announced today that they will be releasing their 3rd generation Intel 310 Series with 25nm of NAND flash memory. The only drawback is that…