STORAGE NEWS

October 27th, 2009, 12:02 PM

Intel Releases Solid-State Drive Toolbox and TRIM Firmwave Update for SSD’s

On the heels of the Microsoft Windows 7 introduction, Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, with Intel SSD Optimizer and firmware update, for its 34nm Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA SSDs. The latest tools are designed to help better manage and retain the out-of-box performance of Intel SSDs. An [...]

October 15th, 2009, 10:05 AM

Corsair Gets Tough on Storage with New 64GB Flash Survivor USB Drive

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 15, 2009 — Corsair,  a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the new 64GB Flash Survivor USB drive, the most rugged high-capacity flash drive on the market. Corsair’s ultra-durable Flash Survivor USB drives have proven extremely popular with consumers thanks to [...]

October 6th, 2009, 12:01 PM

OCZ Announces Z-Drive m84 for Mainstream Power Users

OCZ today announced the Z-Drive m84, a PCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) designed to offer the performance of OCZ’s Z-Drive product line to enthusiasts for a more affordable price point and availability in the mainstream market segment versus the enterprise channel. The Z-Drive m84 is the answer to the demand from end-users to have access [...]

September 22nd, 2009, 11:57 AM

Kingston Releases Faster DataTraveler 410 USB Flash Drive

Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Corporation, today announced it is increasing read and write speeds on its Kingston DataTraveler 410 USB Flash drive to 20 MB/sec. read and write. Shipping in capacities up to 32GB, the speedy DataTraveler 410 allows for faster file transfers and is password protected to help keepdata [...]

September 21st, 2009, 12:49 PM

Seagate Begins Shipping Barracuda XT 6Gbit/s SATA Hard Drives

Seagate today began global shipments of the world’s fastest, largest-capacity mainstream desktop hard drive – Barracuda XT, a 7200RPM product featuring 2TB of storage capacity and a blazing fast Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/second interface. The 3.5-inch desktop drive, the industry’s first to feature a SATA 6Gb/s interface, meets the capacity demands of gaming, digital video-environments [...]

September 16th, 2009, 11:08 AM

OCZ Announces Z-Drive, PCI Express SSD

OCZ Technology unveiled the Z-Drive, a PCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) designed to meet the stringent demands of enterprise computing clients. Unlike other solutions, the Z-Drive provides a cost-effective formula of performance, reliability, and upkeep for enterprise customers and their applications which require the benefits of solid state drive technology, but have previously been hesitant [...]

September 11th, 2009, 11:48 AM

A-DATA Releases High-Capacity 640GB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive

A-DATA today announced the addition of the industry-leading capacity of 640GB to its 2.5-inch portable hard drive product lineup. Aiming the recent global boom for mobile computers, the new 640GB portable hard drive provides an ideal solution to meet such growing demand for higher storage capacity. Embedded with the latest technology, the new 640GB high-capacity [...]

September 1st, 2009, 11:03 AM

Western Digital to Release 2TB Caviar Black & Enterprise Class Drives

WD today announced that it is now shipping desktop 7200 RPM 2 TB hard drives and is qualifying with OEMs enterprise-class hard drives based on WD’s 500 gigabytes-per-platter technology. The popular family of WD Caviar Black drives, now led by the new 2 TB capacity, is perfect for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations; while [...]

August 27th, 2009, 10:12 AM

OCZ Releases the Agility EX, An Affordable SLC-Based SSD

OCZ Technology has unveiled the OCZ Agility EX Series which makes SLC (single-level cell) NAND-based storage truly affordable in a solid state drive for the first time. The Agility EX provides the best of both worlds —the performance and advantages of SLC NAND technology at an incredible value. Based on the quality Indilinx controller, the [...]

August 25th, 2009, 11:08 AM

Elecom Shows Off NanoSSD for Direct Motherboard SATA Connection

Elecom a Japanese company, has developed what they believe to be the next big, (or rather, little) step for SSD’s, with nanoSSD’s that plug directly in to your SATA port and are the size of a coin. The recently showcased 8GB and 16GB storage devices are not the first of their kind with larger models [...]