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Articles tagged with: solid-state

Patriot Pyro Series SATA 6 Gbps SSDs Coming Soon

Just 2 weeks after Patriot launched the Wildfire SSDs, it declared to launch an impressive high performance solid state drive series known as Patriot Pyro Series.

The key features of this amazing drive is the SandForce SF-2281 Processor and SATA 3 6Gbps connection interface. In addition, it features TRIM command support alongwith DuraClass and DuraWrite for exceptional performance. It also has the RAISE(Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) and a is protected by ECC(Error Checking and Correction) support.

Go Full Speed With Corsair Force GT SSD

While 2.5″ hard disk drives are certainly small, they aren’t always the fastest out of the bunch. If you’re looking for real speed and increased data dependability, you might want to look into solid state drives. The new Corsair Force GT is a SATA III drive that offers 550Mbps read and 5xx write speeds.

It even comes in an unusual red coating, which makes it stand out in comparison to similar drives. Although fast, the drives do not come cheap as solid-state technology remains to be ‘the latest & greatest’ in storage media.

Dropbox- 25 Million Accounts Left Unprotected

We’ve covered Dropbox a number of times, from the critical flaw discovered to Dropbox employees having access to your files, there’s no question that Dropbox is a bit of a sketchy place to trust cloud storage.

Well, it seems like the cloud-storage system continues to have major security issues. Dropbox “accidentally” turned off password authentication for 25 million users for four hours on Monday evening. Of the unprotected accounts, about 100,000 were accessed, or less than 1% of total affected accounts.

New CAM Storage Is Much Faster Than Any SSD

Before solid-state drives came around, data storage on PCs happened at a relatively slow pace using traditional hard disk drives which utilize a spinning disk between 3,800 RPM (less common) to 7,200 RPM (more common). Although solid state technology is faster and more reliable than hard drives, it’s still nothing compared to the speed of RAM (Random Access Memory).

With this in mind, NEC developed a new Content Addressable Memory (CAM) system that stores data without using any power. The new CAM modules are as fast as RAM modules, making it a top contender for future technology around the globe.

Micron’s RealSSD P320h- Fastest In The Industry

Micron has recently introduced the world’s fastest enterprise solid state drive, the RealSSD P320h. The drive uses a single PCI Express slot and comes in 350GB and 700GB capacities. The new drives use 34nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, offering up to 3GB/s of sustained data throughput, which is more than double that of its nearest competitor.

Storage drives are typically measured in terms of input/output operations per second, or termed, IOPS. Micron rates its P320h line at up to 750,000 IOPS for its read speed and up to 341,000 IOPS for its write speed. Micron claims that its IOPs speed is equivalent to what an Exchange server would need to support over 1.5 million Outlook users.

Logitech Japan’s Minimalistic Drives

Logitech Japan had introduced its Master Series of Japan minimalistic-designed Mac and PC products a few years ago. The company yesterday announced a new Master Series of Japan external HDD that will be available in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 and have storage capacities between 1 Terabyte and 3 Terabytes. The drives are scheduled to hit stores in about a week and will cost between 9,000 and 25,000 Yen ($110 – $305 USD). Hardware-wise, besides USB 3.0, there isn’t a whole lot to crave about these storage drives.

Intel Raises Warranty On 320-Series SSD

Intel has recently announced that it would extend the limited warranty for its 320 series solid-state drives from three years to five. The company claims that this measure comes from confidence in the SSD’s reliability features and that the new policy includes customers who have already purchased 320 series solid-state drives. What’s a little strange is that the company didn’t extend the warranty with its 510-series, perhaps because it doesn’t run on the same 25 nanometer chip?

Corsair Delivers Fast Force Series 3 SSDs

Solid-state technology is great because the drives use solid-state memory to store persistent data on the disk, allowing for much quicker access to user files. Also, rather than using a rotating disk found in traditional hard disk drives, solid-state drives do not have any such spinning disk, allowing the occasional bump on the road to not affect the drive’s data.

As you may guess, solid-state drives are a bit more useful for portable gadgets like laptops and netbooks because those are devices that actually move around and are more susceptible to drops and bumps than the desktop computer that sits by your desk all day.

Introducing The Lenovo ThinkPad X1- LEAKED!

When we think of true laptop beauty, many of us think of the MacBook Air. Afterall, it is the world’s thinnest laptop computer. For many, the razor thin appeal just adds to the edginess and spunk the MacBook Air offers consumers. While we have seen a few companies try to head to head with Apple, many have missed the mark. The Dell Adamo is an excellent example of Dell’s solution to the MacBook Air. It’s sleek design and square figure was meant to dazzle many, but didn’t really get the publicity it deserved.

Lenovo is coming up with its own solution to the MacBook Air, the ThinkPad X1 (that just leaked). This beautiful device will come with a whopping 160GB solid-state technology to keep your data secure even when you’re on the move. The X1 is…

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…