All posts tagged "Storage Devices"

  • Super Talent USB 3.0 Express Duo flash drive breaks $15 barrier

    Super Talent Technology announced that their new USB 3.0 Express Duo has broken the US$15 price barrier. The Express Duo can top over 67MB/s when plugged into a USB 3.0 port.

  • OCZ Technology Launches “The RevoDrive X2″

    The RevoDrive family gets its edge by eliminating the SATA II (3Gbps) bottleneck and leveraging a PCIe x4 interface to exploit the full potential of current flash technology. Like the original RevoDrive, the X2 uses an onboard RAID 0 design, but it also employs four SandForce-1200 controllers versus two in the original to maximize data

  • The OCZ Guide to the SSD Galaxy

    Earlier this year, we heard that OCZ Technology Group Inc. was concentrating on Solid State Drive (SSD) storage solutions. With a new SSD manufacturing facility, an all-new proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) interface, and a plethora of SSD products under their belt, even the most seasoned hardware enthusiast can get confused sometimes. OCZ makes it

  • OCZ Technology opens SSD factory in Taiwan

    OCZ Technology has announced the opening of a new solid state drive (SSD) manufacturing plant in Taipei and is slated to begin operation on Monday, October 25. The new facility features best of class manufacturing, as well as test and burn-in technology required by the company’s growing OEM client base.

  • Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB (WD30EZRS) now available

    Western Digital has announced its Caviar Green 3TB (WD30EZRS) desktop hard disk drive. The Caviar Green 3TB is a 4-disk 750GB per platter design, making it the drive with the most densely packed platters. A 2.5TB (WD25EZRS) variant is also available. Good news, both drives are already available for purchase.

  • Sharkoon releases new SATA QuickPort Mini USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 docks

    Sharkoon is expanding its QuickPort docking station line-up with the SATA QuickPort Mini for 2.5-inch drives. The SATA QuickPort Mini is offered in two options: one has a USB 2.0 interface, while the other has a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) interface.

  • Kingston announces SSDNow V+ 180 1.8″ SSD

    The new Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 is a 1.8″ form factor solid state drive designed for today’s ultra-mobile devices and road warriors. The V+ 180 series is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and has a sequential read/write speed of 230MB/sec and 180MB/sec respectively.

  • Super Talent’s Special Edition 64GB Pico-C USB flash drive comes clad in 24K gold

    Super Talent Technology has announced they are now shipping a new large capacity 64GB Special Edition Pico-C USB flash drive that is clad in 24K gold. The drive is no bigger than half the average Joe’s thumb, and can reach speeds of up to 30MB/sec.

  • Hitachi announces Ultrastar C10K600 SAS HDD

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced the industry’s fastest and most power-efficient 10,000 rpm 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise hard drive, the Hitachi Ultrastar™ C10K600, which will be available in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB capacities. The new Ultrastar sports a 64MB cache and offers an average seek time of just 3.7 milliseconds.

  • Samsung now producing 40nm SLC 100GB and 200GB enterprise SSDs

    Samsung has started mass producing 100GB and 200GB enterprise-class solid state drives that use 40nm SLC NAND flash chips. Performance wise, these new SSDs can reach nearly 50,000 IOPS and boast 260MB/sec transfer rates.

  • Kingston increases its microSDHC card capacity to 32GB

    Store nearly 29,000 photos, over 6,000 songs or more than 2,000 minutes of video with Kingston’s new 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card. This ultra-large capacity card has been tested on the latest crop of smartphones such as the HTC Evo 4G and Motorola Droid X to ensure compatibility and reliability.

  • Hitachi launches Travelstar 7K750 and 5K750 750GB mobile HDDs, goes Advanced Format

    Hitachi has announced the 375GB per platter Travelstar 7K750 (7200rpm) and Travelstar 5K750 (5400rpm) 750GB 2.5-inch mobile hard disk drives for notebook PCs, external storage and other mobile applications. These new drives are also the first in Hitachi’s line-up to feature the 4k Advanced Format.

  • Hitachi-LG Data Storage Announces Hybrid Optical Drive

    You might probably be scratching your head, wondering what in the world a ‘hybrid’ optical drive actually is. Apparently, it seems that Hitachi’s idea of such a device is to to combine both flash storage and an optical drive into one single hardware that serves two purposes. Sounds amazing, no? Read on to find out

  • Quick Spin: LaCie Rugged USB 3.0

    We take the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 mobile Hard Disk Drive (HDD) out for a quick spin. How well does it perform? Just how rugged is it? Read on to find out!

  • Mach Xtreme Technology expands FX USB 3.0 flash drive lineup with 16GB model

    Mach Xtreme Technology expands its FX USB 3.0 flash drive lineup with a 16GB model that offers best-in-class read and write speeds.

  • OCZ launches Onyx 2 SSD, continues to drive prices down

    OCZ has unveiled the Onyx 2 Series 2.5-inch solid state drives with superior affordability designed for mainstream desktops and mobile systems. Offering higher durability and faster transfer rates of up to 270MB/sec as compared to traditional hard drives, the Sandforce-based Onyx 2 delivers excellent performance with lower price per gigabyte than that of other comparable

  • Team Group Launches Fusion F108 Flash Drives

    Taipei based Team Group Inc has released the Fusion F108 series of flash drives. Measuring 59 x 17.7 x 7.7mm, the compact flash drives feature a “sandblasted and anodized” finishing, USB 2.0 interface, and support data transfer rates up to 15/ 25/ 30Mb/s (read) and 5/ 10/ 15Mb/s (write) for 2/ 4Gb, 8/ 16Gb, 32Gb

  • Addonics Presents 5-Drive Compact RAID

    Addonics Technologies has announced the Compact RAID, an ultra-small 5-drive RAID storage device. Measuring 77 x 138 x 124mm and weighing 610g, the storage device features a JMicron JMB393 controller, 48-bit LBA addressing, NCQ, RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10 or JBOD support (via DIP switches), an USB 3.0 interface (with optional USB 3.0 to

  • VLI Preps New VL750 SuperSpeed USB to NAND Flash Controller

    VIA Technologies, VIA’s subsidiary, is preparing to release the VL750 SuperSpeed USB to NAND Flash controller.

  • Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it Flash Drives Hit Store Shelves

    Verbatim has started shipping its Red dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award-winning Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB Flash Drives. Available in 2Gb or 4Gb capacities, the ultra-compact “paperclip” drive comes in black, white, yellow, green, pink, blue and orange colors. They can be purchased from authorized retailers and e-tailers at a MSRP of 8.99