STORAGE NEWS

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 [...]

May 19th, 2011, 6:09 AM

Corsair Ships Flash Voyager USB 3.0 Family

New USB flash drive models combine USB 3.0 speed with proven durability. Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the shipment of the Flash Voyager® USB 3.0 family of USB flash drives. The new Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models deliver SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance, with [...]

May 16th, 2011, 9:18 AM

Corsair announces Force Series 3 Solid State Drives

New family offers SATA 3 performance for near SATA 2 pricing Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Force Series™ 3 family of solid-state drives. The newly announced Force Series 3 models take advantage of the new SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3) interface to [...]

May 16th, 2011, 9:12 AM

WD Launches Industry’s Largest Capacity 3 TB Hard Drives for AV Platforms

New WD AV-GP 2.5 TB, 3 TB Hard Drives Offer Cool-Running, Unrivalled Storage Capacity for Reliable 24/7 Video Streaming in IPTV, DVR, Media Center PC and Surveillance Systems Western Digital, a leader in the desktop, mobile, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives, today announced the addition of 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions [...]

May 12th, 2011, 2:00 PM

Samsung to Release First DDR2 NAND Flash Chip

Memory titan Samsung announced today that they have begun production of DDR2 multi-level cell (MLC) flash chips, an industry first. A press release from Samsung says that the chips are manufactured with “advanced 20 nanometer (nm) class process technology”, though the company won’t divulge further details as the methods and process node size are likely [...]