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 [...]

February 24th, 2011, 12:59 PM

New Patriot Wildfire Series SSDs Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance to Desktops

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today announces the new Wildfire series solid-state drives powered by a new SandForce SSD processor. The Patriot Wildfire series obliterates expectations of storage devices and delivers enterprise-class performance to consumer desktops and notebooks. Storage bottlenecks are a thing of the [...]

February 24th, 2011, 12:31 PM

OCZ Unveils the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro SATA 6Gbps SSDs

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., today unveiled its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD product family, a lineup that caters to both client and enterprise applications. Harnessing the 6Gbps speed of the SATA III interface, the new series delivers double the performance of the previous generation. The Vertex 3 is the first solution to feature [...]

February 24th, 2011, 12:03 PM

Corsair to Preview Force Series GT SSDs at CeBIT

Corsair, today announced it will preview its new Force Series GT line of solid-state drives at its booth at CeBIT. The new Force GT SSDs will use the new SandForce SF-2000 SSD Processor with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) to deliver incredible performance, with up to 60K Random Write IOPS, read speeds of up [...]

February 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM

Mushkin Holds Off On Transition To 25nm NAND

While SSD manufacturer’s such as OCZ and Corsair have announced their transition to 25nm NAND flash chips for their solid state drives, Mushkin has chosen to hold back on the move, citing concerns about consumers perception of the reliability and reduced capacity of the shrink. The Solid State Drive (SSD) market is one of the [...]

February 18th, 2011, 3:05 PM

Intel Rumoured To Launch 510 Series SSD March 1st

While the Sandforce SF-2500 controller is already being reviewed in devices such as the OCZ Vertex 3, very little has been heard about Intel’s next generation of solid state drives, until now. According to VR-Zone, Intel’s 510 series SSD, codenamed Elm Crest, may be making its public debut on March 1st, 2011. The drive will [...]

February 18th, 2011, 1:55 PM

Corsair Announces Transition Plan for 25nm SSD

Obviously learning from the PR mistakes of their competitors, Corsair,  today announced its plans for the upcoming transition from 34 nanometer to 25 nanometer flash chips used on its solid-state drives. “There is a lot of confusion in the market about the impact the move from 34 to 25nm flash will have on both the [...]