STORAGE NEWS

June 23rd, 2011, 4:52 PM

Seagate HDDs to Power Archos Tablet Line

Seagate Technology announced today that it is going to begin manufacturing hard-disk drives for tablets. Currently tablet manufactures opt to use more expensive solid state drives as the drives themselves are smaller, and the lack of moving parts means that they will consume less power extending the battery life of the tablet. Seagate plans to [...]

June 21st, 2011, 3:23 PM

OCZ Technology Introduces Deneva 2 SSDs for Enterprise Systems

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today launched the Deneva 2 SSD line for enterprise clients. Taking full advantage of the cutting-edge SATA 6Gb/s interface, Deneva 2 SSDs are designed for a wide range of enterprise applications including servers, cloud computing, and data centers. [...]

June 20th, 2011, 9:58 PM

SanDisk Launches New Enterprise Solid State Drives

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today expanded its Lightning(R) Enterprise Flash Drive (EFD) family with six new 2.5-inch 6Gb SAS (6 gigabits per second Serial Attached SCSI) models. The Lightning products are part of the new Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) division that SanDisk created following its recent acquisition of Pliant [...]

June 16th, 2011, 2:18 PM

OWC Announces Mercury Electra SATA 6 Gb/s Solid State Drive

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today announced the OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD, a new consumer/prosumer targeted SandForce Driven SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s Solid State Drive. Designed and built in the USA utilizing the highest quality components available, including Tier 1/Grade A NAND, the OWC Mercury Electra [...]

June 15th, 2011, 7:45 AM

Details About Intel’s 710 and 720 SSD Series Emerge

Details have emerged about the performance of Intel’s new SSD series codenamed Lyndonville (710) and Ramsdale (720). The 710 drives will be able to achieve read/write speeds of 270MB/s and 210MB/s respectively, with Intel rating their 4K random read and write performance at 36K/2.4K IOPS. The 710 series, entering production in July, will feature 2.5-inch [...]

June 9th, 2011, 3:12 PM

Samsung Releases 1TB Notebook Hard Drive

Today Samsung unveiled the Spinpoint M8 1TB notebook hard drive, which they claim to be the largest notebook hard drive on the market. The Spinpoint M8 uses two 500GB platters that have a 5400-RPM spindle speed. In addition the drive has a 8MB cache and a SATA interface that provides 3Gbit/second transfer. To reduce the [...]

June 7th, 2011, 12:34 PM

Corsair Issues Force 3 SSD Recall

Because of stability issues surrounding the recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD drives, Corsair has issued a recall. Consumers should visit http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=95825 for more information on how to return their drives. Corsair says that there is no single issue at fault, but they are confident that they have resolved the issue. From Corsair: Over [...]

June 1st, 2011, 10:35 AM

ADATA SSD Chosen for New Asus Notebook

ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, and ASUS, a top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s bestselling and most award winning motherboards, today announced the signing of an agreement in which ASUS will use ADATA solid state drives (SSDs) in an upcoming line of [...]

May 31st, 2011, 6:00 AM

OCZ Demonstrates New Storage Tech at Computex 2011

OCZ Technology Group, a dominant player in the SSD market, will showcase their latest  flash storage technologies at this year’s Computex Expo. “Computex Taipei is the ideal venue to unveil our next generation SSD solutions for HPC and enterprise clients,” said Alex Mei, OCZ’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This year we are pushing the envelope once [...]

May 19th, 2011, 11:36 AM

Intel Announces Retroactive Warranty Increase for all 320-series SSDs

 Intel has thrown a bone towards customers who bought their 320-series SSDs by retroactively increasing warranty length from 3 to 5 years. From Intel: Confident in the enhanced reliability features of it’s recently introduced third-generation solid-state drive (SSD), Intel announced it has extended its limited warranty for the Intel® SSD 320 Series from three years [...]