Insurance: Hard Drive Maker Western Digital Buys SSD Company…

Traditional hard drives are still wildly cost effective compared to solid state drives, but that doesn't mean SSD isn't the future. Western Digital bought an SSD company SiliconSystems for $65 million today, as a nice little hedge against the day when HDD's are utterly obsolete. Seagate announce SSD plans recently,… » 3/30/09 5:38pm 3/30/09 5:38pm

Dell Selling 128GB SSDs in Notebooks for $600

Erica Ogg of CNet informs us that hot on the heels of the $500 price cut for the MacBook Air's 64GB SSD, Dell is offering a 128GB SSD for $600 in their "Latitude, XPS, Alienware and Precision laptop models." I'm glad to see these things moving toward more reasonable prices so quickly, perhaps thanks to recent news of … » 7/14/08 4:40pm 7/14/08 4:40pm

Lacie d2 External Blu-ray Drive Now Burns at 4x Speeds

Lacie has updated its external d2 Blu-ray burner to write at 4x speeds, twice as fast as its predecessor. The BD drive supports 25 or 50 GB BD-R and BD-RE discs, as well as multiple DVD and CD formats. In addition, the aluminum alloy case has been redesigned by Neil Poulton, giving it a more simple and appealing look.… » 5/29/08 9:30pm 5/29/08 9:30pm