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Articles tagged with: flash

Dropbox Got A Direct Competitor!

Dropbox no wonder has been a hit sync and storage solution, however it is now going to face a tough and direct competitor called RapidDrive. It integrates directly with the computer’s file system and provides local storage that later on syncs automatically with the remote servers.

OCZ Announces Razer Fast SSD @ 2800MB/s

OCZ has recently shown off their latest Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, capable of transferring a whopping 2800MB/s of data and competing 500K IOPS. The new drive is optimal for cloud computing and enterprise data applications.

You can get the card in two configurations; a half height card designed for tight spaces, and a full height card that is perfect for those larger multi-node rackmount servers.

Both cards support SLC (single level cell) or MLC (multi level cell) NAND flash. If you are looking for sheer speed, you’re going to want this solid-state drive.

HTML5 Media Editor By Adobe

Almost 99 percent of computers have Adobe Flash installed in them. Most websites and application requires you to have the latest version of flash which include streaming video websites, online gaming websites and many more.

Adobe has released a preview version of a new media editor known as Adobe Edge. It is designed for assembling the dynamic Web contents using HTML5 and open Web standards.

Olympus E-PL3 Coming This September

With Sony having released its entry level DSLRs: the alpha-nex 3D ad alpha-nex 5D, Electronics rival Olympus has also planned to release a camera having features both of a compact camera and a DSLR. Therefore, Olympus announced its interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus E-PL3 in June. But no information was provided regarding the price and release date of the unit.

Now, Olympus has at least announced the month of its arrival in the US which is September 2011. The camera will feature a 12.3 megapixel sensor with an interchangeable lens capability, a Live MOS sensor, TruePic VI image processors and an ISO ceiling of 12,800.

Apple Releasing Mac OS X Lion On USB Drive

Apple has been planning on releasing Mac OS X Lion on a physical drive since May. And now it seems that the day is near. Apple is about to launch a USB Drive in August which would contain the new Mac OS X Lion for customers who want their Lion Operating System in a Physical Drive.

The proposed price of this USB Drive is about $69. This is almost the double price of what you would pay if you downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store.

Modify Your Computer Loading Screen During A Boot

The people over at XDA claim that changing one’s boot animations can be as fun as changing themes, icons, and various other ways of customizing your desktop experience. Although, they admit that modifying boot animations is no easy task.

When you opt to replace that stock Windows loading bar with a customized animation, you may discover that you do not like the new animation and want to flash back to stock, this creates a bit of a time hassle.

MacBook Air Gets 19nm NAND Flash Upgrade

If you’re one of the billions of Apple fans, you’ll be happy to hear that the new MacBook Airs are getting Toshiba 19nm NAND Flash memory chips. The news was spilled recently when Asian components manufacturers had revealed the flash memory chips will come in the new MacBook Air.

Thanks to shrinking technologies, the new 19nm process would would offer data transfer speeds as fast as 400MB per second, using a Toggle DDR2.0 interface. Toshiba, having recently unveiled multi-level cell memory, are seen as pioneers in the industry.

Turn Your Android Phone Into A 64GB iPod

Samsung has just released 32GB microSD cards. These are the same microSD cards that fit into your cell phones, and provide you with an extra 32GB of memory on top of any on board memory you have, or any SD card that is currently installed.

The tiny chips write at 12Mbps and read at 24Mbps which represents read and write speeds 2x faster than traditional Class 4 microSD cards. If you’ve got an Android device, just get an MP3 player app from the app store, load up some awesome tunes onto your device and enjoy!

IBM Announces Phase Change Memory- 100x More Efficient

IBM announced today a special breakthrough in computer memory tech that may lead to solid state drives being able to store as much as NAND flash technology but work at a speed of 100x faster than current clock speeds, and have a much longer lifespan.

The technology is based on phase-change memory chips that store two bits of data per cell, forgoing corruption problems (a previous setback in PCM technology).

SanDisk Acquires SSD Manufacturer For $327M

If you use memory cards for your household gadgets, you are probably familiar with the company, SanDisk. Today, SanDisk has agreed to acquire Pliant Technology, maker of enterprise-class solid state drives for approximately $327 million in unmarked bills. SanDisk expects to close the deal by the end of Q2 of this year. While SanDisk has previously targeted NAND flash consumer products, it looks like the company might be ramping up its SSD efforts.