If we could only be content with the revolving platters that are host to the gigabytes of precious data we lug around in our laptop’s each day, Samsung wouldn’t need to begin mass production on these new 512GB SSD. Tucked inside are DDR NAND chips which rather than being spun, are toggled. They are also quicker than the 40nm-class of SSDs, but just as power efficient.more →
Solid state drives were once the territory of people who had too much money on their hands, but the format has quickly become more affordable. It’s also faster and offering more storage. Continuing this trend is a new SSD line from Other World Computing. The new OWC SandForce processor based solid state drives can sustain data rates as peppy as 285MB/sec. They’re also being offered in capacities as big as 480GB, removing previous complaints that SSDs were too small.more →
Intel has begun shipping the latest edition to their high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) lineup, the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD. It’s quick, small, durable and costs nearly 25 times the price of current magnetic platter harddrives, but when speed, ruggedness and durability are key, money isn’t everything.
The SSD market is quite small at the moment, this is due to the high cost per gigabyte, making it more of a high-end addon for performance-sensitive devices such as servers, high-end netbooks, laptops, smartbooks, and gaming computers.more →
Western Digital (WD) announced they have joined the Solid State Drive (SSD) foray with their new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family of storage solutions. To me, reliability and speed go hand-and-hand, with the introduction of SSDs to the WD lineup both of those concerns are addressed.
The WD SiliconEdge Blue SSDs are “rated” by WD with read speeds of up to 250 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write transfer rates up to 170 MB/s. That’s quite a fast family of drives.more →
What was Sony thinking when they designed the Vaio Z series? Perhaps something along the lines of “let’s see how many people we can knock off their seats with this one.”more →
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a high-definition video has got to be worth millions. There are some pocket camcorders out there that are capable of recording HD video, but very few can truly measure up to their more expensive counterparts. One of the most powerful (and correspondingly expensive) consumer-level HD camcorders […]more →