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

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 3:40am 7/05/11 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 5:05am 8/08/08 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 4:20pm 10/08/07 4:20pm

Samsung Starts 16Gb Flash NAND Mass Production

The giganormous industrial machine and secret inter-dimensional empire, also known as Samsung, has started mass-producing 16Gb chips. These are the biggest flash NAND memories ever, just in time to feed that Godzilla monster that lives in Cupertino. » 4/30/07 7:18am 4/30/07 7:18am

Sony VAIO Type G: Another 12.1" Sub-notebook with 32GB Flash Drive That …

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 7:50am 4/10/07 7:50am

Transcend 16GB Express Card: Fabulousness Comes at a Price

Transcend has a new 16GB Solid State Drive in Express Card form. It will do wonders for boosting your notebook's hard drive capacity on the road while wreaking havoc in your credit card at the same time: There's no official US price yet, but it is $1,337 in Europe, which actually is not that 1337. » 4/03/07 9:20am 4/03/07 9:20am

Samsung 64GB Solid-State Drive Keeps Apple Fans Drooling

Yet another reason to drool about for Apple fans waiting for the next coming of the MacBook and those who dig solid-state storage: Samsung has released a NAND drive and, unlike Intel, they have pushed it to 64 Gbytes this time. » 3/27/07 12:20pm 3/27/07 12:20pm