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Micron to start sales of SSDs based on TLC NAND this quarter

Micron Technology plans to finally start shipments of consumer solid-state drives based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash in the ongoing quarter, the company revealed this week. SSDs featuring TLC NAND memory will be generally more affordable than non-volatile storage solutions powered by multi-level cell (MLC) flash. “We will begin shipping …

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Mushkin unveils affordable Reactor SSD with 1TB capacity

Although solid-state drives are considerably more affordable these days than they were several years ago, high-capacity 1TB SSDs remain pretty expensive and with price-points like £349/$550 out of budget of the vast majority of PC enthusiasts. However, the situation is changing. Mushkin Enhanced, a leading maker of advanced PC components, …

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Toshiba shows off its first TLC NAND-based SSD

At the Flash Memory Summit trade-show that takes place in Santa Clara, California, this week Toshiba Corp. has showcased its first solid-state drive based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory. While the SSD is designed for client devices, it will be aimed only at embedded applications and will not …

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Kingston unveils ‘value’ SSD with 960GB capacity

Kingston’s V-series solid-state drives have always been among the most affordable in the industry, yet, they feature Kingston’s quality, reliability and warranty. However, up to recently affordability also meant rather low capacity and performance. The new Kingston V310 SSD changes that: it offers 960GB capacity and promises to be affordable …

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Marvell unveils SSD controller with 15nm TLC NAND flash support

Marvell, a leading designer of controllers for solid-state drives, on Wednesday introduced its latest Marvell 88SS1074 SATA SSD chip that is expected to power affordable SSDs next year. The controller supports virtually all types of NAND flash memory, including the latest-generation triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash made using 15nm fabrication …

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240GB OCZ Agility 3 drops under £110

When KitGuru Labs put the 240GB OCZ Agility 3 under our powerful performance microscope in 2011, we were left surprised that such performance was possible in a drive that cost less than £400. Today’s latest offer from eBuyer takes OCZ’s hugely impressive drive and makes it affordable for everyone. KitGuru …

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240GB SATA III SSD hits £129 on OcUK

While some of the big players in the market, like Kingston working with Overclockers and eBuyer, have peppered the £100 mark with some 240/256GB SSD deals, those have been for the older SATA II technology. Old stock depleted, cluster bombs of SATA III product are now targeting the same area. …

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Add an SSD from just £14.99 – check how

One of the UK’s oldest and most respected component resellers, Aria, has opened up a new deal for re-engineered Solid State Drives. While you can ponder if the whole concept is or isn’t right for you, the fact is that some SSDs are getting sold for £14.99 with a manufacturer …

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240GB OCZ SSD drops under £140

In the words of Michael Corleone, “Everytime we think we’ve found a way out – they pull us back in”. In the case, the gravity is being provided by SSD assassins OCZ working in ninja-like partnership with reseller Aria and OcUK. KitGuru pushes aside the more expensive deals from the …

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ADATA comes in to land a 120GB closer to 70 quid

The initial move on SSD pricing from SanDisk, seems to have been answered in every part of the market. Now, we’re seeing the £99 ADATA SSD drive coming in at less than £80. What should we expect to see next? KitGuru gives its balls a good rubbing and peers into …

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Sandisk SSD price crash – 120GB under £70

When Intel began shipping the X25 SSD back in 2008, it kicked off with 32GB, 64GB and even an 80GB. When it also announced that a drive bigger than 100GB was coming, enthusiasts were overjoyed. The starting price for a sensible sized drive was around $600 (£400). Today, that has …

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Aria fills your PC tank with SSD Petrol for £59

No matter how cynical we get, each generation does bring a true improvement in speed and performance. Sometimes through the introduction of a brand new technology which changes the game – and other times through a significant price move, which suddenly brings innovation to the masses. KitGuru lands on one …

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64GB SSD: Can you live with it?

Through all the high-end performance testing with dual SSD drives in RAID formation, and the ultra-high capacity, ultra high-speed  drives like the 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 weighing in around £590, KitGuru wanted to know how a plain and simple 64GB Crucial drive could impact every day performance. You know, quality …

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