Rumor: Updated MacBook Airs Will Be Extra-Speedy With 400Mbps NAND Flash Storage

It's expected that Apple will update the MacBook Air line this July, but with what, exactly? According to components manufacturers that the Japanese website spoke to, they'll include the latest 19-nanometer NAND chips which have been soldered right onto the motherboard, as opposed to using an mSATA… »7/05/11 3:40am7/05/11 3:40am

Toshiba Flash Chips Doubled to 32GB, Good for PMPs, Cellphones

Toshiba has announced it's beefing-up its line of NAND flash storage chips to 32GB sizes. The new package combines eight 4GB 43-nanometer chips into one—double the previous generation's capacity—and is specifically aimed at the portable device market. Since it can be dropped into existing slots, manufacturers have to… »8/08/08 5:05am8/08/08 5:05am

Seagate Momentus Laptop Hard Drives Have 256MB On-Board Flash

Seagate's latest Momentus notebook hard drives feature 256MB of flash memory and come in sizes of 80, 120 and 160GB. The point of the on-board NAND flash? To speed up performance by caching frequently used data in the NAND instead of reaching onto the hard drive every time. By storing boot information in there, it… »10/08/07 4:20pm10/08/07 4:20pm

Sony VAIO Type G: Another 12.1" Sub-notebook with 32GB Flash Drive That Doesn't Come from Cupertino

For those who think that June will never come, can't wait to get a sexy subnotebook with flash storage even if it doesn't come with Mac OS X and live in Japan, here's the new Sony VAIO Type G: a 12.1-inch notebook that not only comes under the 2 pounds mark (1.97 or 898 grams) battery included, but includes a 32 GB… »4/10/07 7:50am4/10/07 7:50am