May 10th, 2011, 4:15 PM

Earthquake Proves Disruptive For Hard Drive Manufacturers

Tech news site Digitimes is reporting that March’s earthquake in Eastern Japan is proving to be quite disruptive for the supply lines of hard drive manufacturers. Two of the largest hard drive manufacturers, Western Digital and Hitachi have reported that supplies are running low because of a shortage microchips required to manufacture these devices. Although [...]

May 10th, 2011, 1:04 PM

OCZ Releases Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III SSDs

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — OCZ Technology Group, Inc.,  a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the Agility 3 and Solid 3 SATA III SSD product lines. The Agility 3 and Solid 3 are designed to cater to speed-seeking enthusiasts in search of the best value for performance. [...]

May 3rd, 2011, 10:42 AM

Seagate Unveils World’s First Hard Drive Featuring 1 Terabyte Per Platter

Seagate  today unveiled the world’s first 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter, breaking the 1TB areal density barrier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage in both the home and the office. Seagate’s GoFlex Desk products are the first to feature the new hard drive, delivering storage [...]

April 26th, 2011, 11:20 AM

Crucial m4 SSD with Higher Capacities and Faster Performance

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the immediate availability of Crucial m4 solid-state drives in capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB. Designed for both business customers and general consumers, the Crucial m4 SSD product line incorporates Micron’s industry-leading 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash technology in a 2.5″ form [...]

April 26th, 2011, 11:17 AM

OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives

OCZ Technology Group, Inc.,  today unveiled a new addition to the highly-awarded Vertex 3 SATA III Series. The Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition drives extend the company’s industry-leading Vertex 3 SSD product line to support users that require greater transactional throughput. “Following the successful launch of our Vertex 3 SATA III 6Gbps solid state drives [...]

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 [...]