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OCZ introduces Z-Drive 4500 PCIe family of SSDs

OCZ Storage Solutions, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., on Tuesday introduced its new Z-Drive 4500 PCIe family of solid-state drives designed for enterprises. The new series delivers even higher performance in comparison to OCZ’s Z-Drive R4 and takes advantage of multiple new technologies. The new OCZ Z-Drive 4500 PCIe solid-state …

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Intel readies 750-series SSDs with PCI Express interface

Intel Corp. is working on its next-generation 750-series solid-state drives aimed at performance enthusiasts and professionals that will sport PCI Express interface in order to maximize its speeds, according to a source with knowledge of Intel’s plans. The new drives will be available late this year. It is not a …

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Intel reveals 730-series ‘factory overclocked’ SSDs

Intel Corp. on Thursday unveiled its new lineup of high-end solid-state drives (SSDs) aimed at performance-demanding users. The new Intel 730-series SSDs are the first drives featuring controller and NAND components binned and qualified for higher clock-rates, yet, the manufacturer claims ultimate reliability of the drives. Intel solid-state drives 730-series …

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Toshiba introduces new high-performance consumer SSDs

Toshiba Corp. on Wednesday announced its all-new HG6 family solid-state drives that are designed to offer increased performance over predecessors. The new drives come in a variety of form-factors and are suitable for a wide range of applications from ultra-thin notebooks to data center servers. Toshiba’s new HG6 series SSDs …

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SanDisk unveils ULLtraDIMM solid-state drive for DRAM channels

SanDisk on Monday introduced its new solid-state storage solution designed for enterprise servers. The ULLtraDIMM solid-state drive comes in industry-standard DDR3 DIMM form-factor for servers and plugs directly into appropriate slots on mainboards for lowest latency and higher performance. The SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD, which was developed in partnership with Diablo …

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Toshiba receives permission to buy SSD assets of OCZ

Toshiba Corp. and OCZ Technology Group on Friday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court allowed the former to buy substantially all of the latter’s assets. The transaction is expected to close next week and from then OCZ will continue as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba. OCZ Technology Group continues its …

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Plextor unveils M6 family of SSDs with PCIe-based drives

Plextor, one of the most respected brand-names in the consumer storage industry, this week unveiled its new M6 lineup of solid-state drives. The new SSDs come in various form-factors that target different types of personal computers and also sport different interfaces, including Serial ATA and PCI Express. The latter brings …

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Mushkin enters the market of enterprise-class SSDs

Mushkin, a leading manufacturer of various consumer-class computer components, on Monday introduced its first enterprise-class solid-state drives (SSDs). Since the company is a newcomer to the market of enterprise-grade SSDs, its drives are not aimed at the high-end of the market, but are designed for various workstations that require improved …

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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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SanDisk shows off new X210 SSD for business

Storage manufacturer SanDisk, has announced the introduction of a new SSD in its enterprise lineup: the X210, offering improved performance for key IT support parts and better responsiveness for the data centre as a whole. Available only through SanDisk’s commercial busisess channel, those wanting to upgrade the responsiveness of their …

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Aria stocking Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSDs

If you want to get your hands on a terrabyte of SSD storage, you better get a move on, as the UK’s first batch of the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB edition is almost out of stock. Just three remain over at Aria at the time of writing, for just under …

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More SSD price cuts from Samsung and ADATA

Once the cool weather starts to roll in, we’re sure that PC-related sales will increase and everything will be much better for manufacturers across the globe. In the meantime, pucker up – here come more price cuts on juicy Solid State Drives. Samsung’s 840 series has proven to be one …

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Crucial unloads 960GB SSD at just £449

Megatron would be proud. While mere mortals scratch around trying to make 60/120GB SSD drives last for the lifetime of their system, those armed with 240GB and above have managed to look suitably smug. Until now. KitGuru pulls out the trusty abacus to see exactly how many NAND gates have …

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Acer makes Intel’s Ultrabook dream afforable

When Intel first started touting the concept of an Ultrabook, our imaginations were captivated. Computex that year was full of new ideas and concepts – mostly built around processors that would ultimately struggle to make their sales targets. The problem was price. But maybe that’s changing. You want the Core …

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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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No SSD? Why are laptop companies so sad?

Since 2010, KitGuru has been driving the notion that all systems should boot off an SSD. With the pricing on SSDs so competitive across the board – and laptop companies telling us how important battery life is – why do the vast majority of notebooks come with a cruddy old …

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Seagate debuts new SSHDs

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Seagate has announced a new line of hybrid drives, melding solid state technology with traditional hard drive platters, in a variety of sizes and shapes – making them applicable for both laptops as well as desktop PCs for those that don’t want to take the jump to a single SSD …

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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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Laptop prices have stagnated for 2 years

We have all gotten used to the idea that we work in/around a fast-paced industry where product cycles endlessly spin out new product at lower prices than ever before, but that’s not so true in the laptop sector. Even with massive competition from the tablet PC industry, laptops seem to …

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Corsair Accelerator 30GB and 60GB SSD Review

Even though solid state drives have come down significantly in price over the past year, cache drives are still quite popular with those who want to enjoy the performance gains an SSD has to offer, without a large expense.  They can also be added to existing mechanical hard drive systems …

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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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