STORAGE NEWS

February 26th, 2010, 12:15 PM

Crucial Shipping C300 6Gbps RealSSD

Crucial is finally shipping its C300 RealSSD that boasts incredible speeds with its SATA 6 Gbps interface. The drives announced earlier this year feature a Marvell controller and MLC (multi-level cell) NAND memory preforming at a blistering 335MB/s read and 215MB/s write speeds. Both  128GB and 256GB models are available at the “bargain” price of [...]

February 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM

Seagate Shipping 2TB 6Gb/s Constellation ES Drive

Seagate is now shipping its 3.5-inch Constellation ES drive, the industry’s first 2TB enterprise-class drives featuring 6Gb SAS, to customers worldwide. Designed specifically for multi-drive nearline storage environments, the Constellation ES drive has been qualified by leading enterprise OEMs and system builders who demand storage solutions of the highest capacities with increased power efficiency, enterprise-class [...]

February 18th, 2010, 11:07 AM

OCZ Technology Launches Vertex Limited Edition SSD

OCZ Technology Group has unveiled the highly anticipated Vertex Limited Edition (LE). Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, OCZ’s Vertex LE is the epitome of innovation for power users seeking to integrate a new class of SSD in their Windows-based systems. For early adopters, a Vertex LE drive can take a high-end computing experience to [...]

February 15th, 2010, 12:23 PM

Kingston Launches Class 10 MicroSDHC Card

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of a 16GB microSDHC Class 10 card. The high-capacity card complies with the SD Association Specification 3.00 to meet Class 10 requirements. The 16GB microSDHC card has a minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/sec. and ships either as a [...]

February 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM

Kingston Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSDs

Kingston  today announced it will ship its second generation SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) on February 15. Targeted for mainstream consumers and small and medium businesses, the new Kingston SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining pricing. Capacities are 30GB, 64GB and 128GB and [...]

February 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM

Western Digital Has Released Its First Consumer 6GB/s Drive

With the advent of SATA6 and motherboard manufacturers offering their latest and greatest for this technology it was only a matter of time. Western Digital has released their WD Black 1TB drive incorporating this technology. The 3.5 inch drive bears some similarities to its former kin , and like all Black drives speed is set [...]

February 9th, 2010, 10:39 AM

TDK Plans Its Route to 3TB Drives and Beyond

TDK has begun mapping the road to ever increasing amounts of Storage. Today we get a look at what the future may hold for the average HDD consumer. With the highest single platter capacity fixed at 500GB it seemed almost a dead end for HDD to go. However TDK Corporation has reworked a lot when [...]

February 3rd, 2010, 11:39 AM

Corsair Prepping 3.5″ 512GB SSD

Along with the news that Corsair has launched two new high performance traditional SSD’s lines, comes rumour of a not so traditional product; a 3.5 inch 512GB solid state drive. The technical specs are scant,however initial reports from Hexus.net suggest the device will feature a beefy 128MB cache and provide impressive speeds of 240mb/s write [...]

February 2nd, 2010, 12:40 PM

Corsair Launching Nova and Reactor SSD Lineup

Corsair is looking to expand their already well regarded SSD lineup, and in a bit of a turn from the usual, have given the new lineup some catchy names; welcome the Nova and Reactor series. The Nova line introduces two new SSD’s in 64GB and 128GB capacities, while the Reactor features 60GB & 120GB units; [...]

January 28th, 2010, 7:53 AM

Kingston Discontinues SSDNow V-Series 40GB Due to Lack of TRIM Support

Popular SSDNow 40GB Drive doesn’t officially support TRIM…but work-around discovered by enterprising forum-goers. While it hasn’t been widely reported, Kingston has made the hard decision to discontinue their popular, excellently-priced SSDNow V-Series 40GB SSD line.  While this drive is based off of a robust Intel design and we gave it an extremely positive review quite [...]