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    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.
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    Intel's X25-E SSD runs circles around rivals

    Posted June 29, 2009 - 2:08 pm

    The 64GB SSD boasts impressive I/O performance, stability and reliability
  • Review

    Hard disk vs. solid-state drive

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    SSDs have the speed, but HDDs have the capacity.
  • Review

    G-Technolgy G-RAID mini2 SSD

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 2:42 pm

    G-Technology has unveiled a new line of portable external SSDs that offer improved reliability and read speeds over magnetic-based drives. Unfortunately, the steep price per gigabyte of this new technology puts the G-RAID mini2 SSD out of the reach of most consumers.
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    OCZ's high-capacity SSD 'a solid choice'

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    In my quest to test all of the latest high-capacity consumer solid-state disk (SSD) drives, I came upon OCZ Technology's Apex SATA II SSD and was impressed not so much with its performance -- though you will see a boost when using it -- as with its price.
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    New MacBook Air, now with extra SSD goodness

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:34 am

    Apple's newly revamped MacBook Air got extensive under-the-hood updates last month, including a larger solid-state drive (SSD) that makes a noticeable difference in how fast the Air boots up, how fast programs launch and how fast this slimmest of Apple laptops feels -- especially in comparison to the stock 4,200-rpm hard drive.
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    New Intel 80GB SSD is faster than the best HDD

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 4:12 pm

    SSD are finally coming into their own -- they're faster, more durable, and use less power than traditional mechanical hard drives. However, the strongest indicator that this may be the storage tech of the future is Intel's release of its X18 and X25 solid state drives.
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