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SanDisk offers solid discounts on solid state drives

Having invented the solid state drive (SSD) in 1991, SanDisk doesn’t mess around when it comes to innovation and the company has over 5,000 patents in play right now. Being the third largest flash memory manufacturer in the world, alongside a strong partnership with Toshiba, means that it’s able to …

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Win 3x 256GB SK hynix Solid State drives!

Having a large SSD capable of delivering data at over 500MB/sec is one of the first ingredients on any KitGuru reader’s shopping list – it is also a fantastic way to turbo charge an older, sluggish system. For all lovers of fast data transfer, SK hynix has teamed up with …

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Samsung to fix 840 Evo SSD performance crippling bug

Over the last few weeks there has been numerous reports of a performance crippling bug found in Samsung’s 840 Evo SSDs. Users over at Overclock.net found that when month old data was found on the drive, read speeds would suffer greatly. However, fortunately for Samsung SSD users, the company has …

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Apotop launches new S3C SSD range

Apotop, the Taiwanese creator of peripherals and creative gadgets is entering the Solid State Drive market with its new range of S3C drives. All S3C Sata III drives come equipped with the SM2246 controller Synchronous NAND Flash. These drives will be available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants and …

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HGST reveals ‘world’s fastest SSD’

It looks like we have a new contender for the world’s fastest SSD as HGST just unveiled its new PCM solid state drive at the Flash Summit event in California. The new drive uses a completely brand new architecture when compared to current commercial models. The SSD uses a PCIe …

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Kingston begins to ship SSDs in M.2 form-factor

Kingston Technology this week started to ship its first solid-state drives in the M.2 2280 form-factor. Such SSDs will soon become popular as the latest platforms based on Intel’s 9-series chipsets support the M.2 SSDs with the PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface and up to 1GB/s of bandwidth. Unfortunately, the …

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SanDisk unveils its first fully-encrypted solid-state drives

SanDisk Corp. on Tuesday announced its first family of solid-state drives that support all the certified encryption technologies. The new drives are designed for corporate laptops, so expect to see them in the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPads and HP EliteBooks. The drives will be made in 2.5”/7mm and M.2 versions. The …

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ADATA Sponsors Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013

With a guest list of speakers that includes Intel, LSI, Box, VMWare and the Open Compute Project, AIS (Accelerating Innovation Summit) is a major conference aimed squarely at how the data processing market can handle the next generation of datacentric processing. Adata has put its hand in its pocket to …

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500GB Samsung SSD at just £211. OMG.

With a special £40 cashback deal in place, Aria has moved the price of the 500GB Samsung 840 SSD into the realms of ‘amazing’. To find out how to pick up one of these drives at £211, before stocks run out, read on. With a 540MB/sec read speed, your whole …

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Mushkin debuts 480GB mSATA SSD

Mushkin Atlas

Mushkin has announced what it’s calling a “world’s first,” with its new 480GB mSATA SSD, designed to save on space while giving Ultrabooks a serious performance boost. Joining the Atlas family of mSATA drives, this new just-shy-of-500GB offering, features a SATA III interface, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T support and all the …

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ADATA Premier Pro SP300 24GB mSATA Cache Solid State Drive Review

ADATA is targeting Intel Smart Response Technology users with its 24GB SP300 mSATA SSD. Can the SandForce SF-2141 controller and SATA 3Gb/s boundary-pushing speeds lure value-orientated and budget-conscious consumers? With an increasingly widespread adoption of the emerging mSATA interface by motherboard and laptop companies, many SSD manufacturers have designed low-cost options that make …

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Intel goes the way of SandForce with SSD 520 Series

As many of you would have seen from our latest in-depth review, Intel has just introduced its new 520 (Cherryville) Series SSDs to market; these of which are the first Intel SSDs powered by a SandForce controller, the SF2281 controller to be exact. Sporting Intel’s own 25nm ‘compute-quality’ NAND flash …

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Intel 320 Series 300 GB SSD Review

There has never been such a wide selection of solid state drives available on the market before from so many different manufacturers. This can make it confusing for some consumers, when it comes to deciding on a purchase. KitGuru spend a lot of time looking at the latest performance SSDs …

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AData offers SSD users a boost

The challenges of using the Sandforce 2200 series controller are well documented. It’s the ultimate draw. World’s fastest SSD technology needs updates and improvements in order to get the best from the technology. AData’s engineers have been busy, it seems. Moving from ‘another gaming memory brand’ to ‘world leader in …

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MacBook Air Solid State drives released by Toshiba

For those of you who have been following the news lately you will have seen that Apple’s new MacBook Air uses a new SSD system. Toshiba have released a new series of drives for the laptops. The new Blade X Gale SSD series is now available for market sales and …

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