April 20th, 2011, 10:27 AM

Seagate and Samsung Announce Broad Strategic Alignment

Seagate Technology and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate and Samsung will significantly expand and strengthen their strategic relationship by further aligning their respective ownership, investments and key technologies. Major elements of the agreement include: Samsung combining its hard disk drive (HDD) operations into [...]

April 14th, 2011, 11:47 AM

Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership, Introduce Industry’s Smallest, Most Advanced 20-Nanometer Process

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc. today introduced a new, finer 20-nanometer (nm) process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. The new 20nm process produces an 8-gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash device, providing a high-capacity, small form factor storage option for saving music, video, books and other data on smartphones, tablets and computing [...]

April 1st, 2011, 11:55 AM

G.Skill Announces Phoenix EVO, Based on 2xnm NAND Flash

G.Skill today announces its new Phoenix EVO SSD, utilizing the performance leading controller SandForce SF-1222 and high quality 2xnm NAND flash chips. The Phoenix EVO drive contains 115GB with rated speed of read/write 280/270 MB/sec, and will be available via G.Skill authorized distribution partners in early April. Keeping pace with the flash manufacturers’ transition from [...]

March 29th, 2011, 10:10 AM

Intel Announces Third-Generation SSD: Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series

Intel Corporation announced today its highly anticipated third-generation solid-state drive (SSD) the Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series (Intel SSD 320 Series). Based on its industry-leading 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory, the Intel SSD 320 replaces and builds on its high-performing Intel X25-M SATA SSD. Delivering more performance and uniquely architected reliability features, the new Intel SSD [...]

March 27th, 2011, 11:00 PM

Important Announcement Regarding Kingston SSDNow V100 SSD Firmware

Kingston has learned that a small percentage of their SSDNow V100 sold in the past have experienced a technical issue with the firmware. The company reports that a small percentage of their drives have caused the BIOS to hang during boot, and failed to load further. Kingston strongly recommends that a firmware update be applied to [...]

March 21st, 2011, 12:58 PM

Intel 320 Series SSD Rumored for March 28th

With the next generation 510 series launch completed, Intel is looking to expand its mid-range SSD offerings with an X25-M replacement, the 320 Series. Codenamed “Postville Refresh”, VR-Zone initially reported that Intel had slated the product for a mid-April launch, but has revised its prediction to an arrival by the end of the month, March [...]

March 7th, 2011, 11:36 AM

Western Digital to Acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Western Digital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WD will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.3 billion. The proposed combination will result in a customer-focused storage company, with significant operating [...]

March 2nd, 2011, 2:19 PM

G.Skill Exhibits Its Latest Phoenix II SATA 6Gbps SSD at CeBit

G.Skill exhibits its first SATA 6Gbps SSD, Phoenix II, its brand new and uniquely designed Sniper gaming memory and a series of ultra fast memory products, including DDR3 2300MHz CL7, at CeBIT 2011 in Hannover. G.Skill Phoenix II – SandForce Quality, SATA 6Gbps performance. G.Skill announces that its Phoenix II will use the latest SandForce [...]

March 1st, 2011, 10:55 AM

Seagate Ships 3TB Desktop Drives

Seagate today began shipments of the industry’s most elegant, easy-to-install 3TB desktop drive – the Barracuda XT hard drive – a product that eliminates the need to purchase extra hardware or software to overcome the 2TB barrier. The Barracuda XT hard drive delivers the highest available capacity for home servers and workstations, high-definition video editing [...]

February 28th, 2011, 4:00 PM

Intel Announces Next in Solid-State Drive Line Up: Intel SSD 510 Series

Intel Corporation announced today the next in a line of new solid-state drives (SSD), the Intel Solid-State Drive 510 Series. The new Intel SSD 510 features fast SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance to take full advantage of Intel’s transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel Core™ processor-based [...]