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  • SSD storage fixes data center bottlenecks for a price

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    As a new decade opens, more and more data center operators find themselves struggling with an enterprise bottleneck not of their own making.
  • Review

    Agility EX is a high-end SSD for the masses

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 5:27 pm

    OCZ touts its latest solid-state disk (SSD) drive, the Agility EX, as the first "truly affordable" single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash-based drive available. With a retail price of $399, it's half the price of Intel's X25-E SLC-based SSD. But paying that kind of money for 60GB still seems a bit out of the average consumer's reach.
  • Intel releases Windows 7 SSD optimization toolbox

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    Intel today released a firmware upgrade and set of tools for Windows 7 operating systems to monitor and optimize performance on its X25-M consumer-class solid state disk drive.
  • Samsung releases its first dual function Blu-ray drive

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    Samsung released its first Blu-ray internal drive that can also read and write to CDs and DVDs. The player is slimmer than its previous generation Blu-ray drive, reducing heat and improving disk load efficiency.
  • Seagate claims first 6Gbit/sec, 2TB SATA hard drive

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    Seagate today announced the availability of what it called the industry's first SATA 3.0, 6Gbit/sec hard disk drive in its Barracuda XT 2TB drive.
  • Pillar kicks Intel's SSD to the curb, upgrades storage array

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    Pillar data systems announced several upgrades to its modular Pillar Axiom storage array, doubling cache capacity, hard drive capacity and moving to an STEC SSD because Intel's SSD has seen slowdown problems.
  • HP offers SSDs in ProLiant server line

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    HP on Thursday announced it will offer 60GB and 120GB solid-state disk drives in its line of ProLiant G6 and G5 servers. The SSDs from Samsung are meant to replace 10,000-rpm and 15,000-rpm hard disk drives.
  • Review

    Two SSD kits make disk upgrades easy

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 9:52 pm

    With solid-state disk (SSD) drives becoming more popular for laptops, users may find themselves in the position of upgrading the hard disk drive (HDD) in an older machine to get the reliability and speed that comes with flash memory technology. Most people probably don't want to start from scratch by installing a fresh version of an operating system -- along with all the additional applications and drivers -- so upgrade kits can come in handy.
  • Western Digital launches line of embedded SSDs

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Western Digital Corp. today announced that it has begun shipping its first solid-state line of disk drives based on technology it acquired in March when it bought SiliconSystems Inc. The drives are targeted at embedded systems for business use, not the consumer market.

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