Micron Demos Super-Fast Solid-State Drives Running At 1GB Per Second

Micron touted its super-fast RealSSD » 11/26/08 3:40pm 11/26/08 3:40pm drives with 250MBps speed a few months back, but now its demonstrated a tech that'll blow them out of the water: 1GBps transfer rates. It's a bit cheaty since it uses two SSDs for a total of 16 data channels to access the flash memory, but that does give it a 200,000 input/output…

Dell Mini 9 Netbook Gets 32GB Solid State Drive Option For a Measly $100

Dell's Mini 9 may be going for a pretty good price already (and an irritating disk error) but check out this deal sweetener: Dell's added a 32GB SSD option for just $100. The base model with that larger solid state drive is thus $449—and to me, that's pretty bonkers good value. [Dell via Engadget via Geekygadgets] » 11/24/08 7:58am 11/24/08 7:58am

GreenHouse 32GB, 64GB SSDs Upgrades Your Eee's Paltry Storage

If you got one of those 8.9-inch Eee PCs and found that the 12GB of included drive space just wasn't enough, don't despair! GreenHouse Japan has released two new SSD modules which sport 35MB/s reading speeds and 15MB/s writing speeds. The modules are specifically made to work with the 901 and 900 lines, and will cost… » 11/13/08 4:00am 11/13/08 4:00am

Super Talent 128GB SSD Drops Solid State Price Like It's Hot

Sound the alarm for hard disks—it looks like solid state drive prices have plunged enough to finally jump out of early adopter territory. California-based flash memory maker Super Talent is now offering a 128GB SSD for $300 retail. That's $150 cheaper than a comparable offer from Dell » 9/29/08 10:30pm 9/29/08 10:30pm and about (though, granted,…

Samsung Tweaks SSD Design for Low-Cost, Low Density Drives for Netbooks

Samsung came up with news that it was going to make 128GB SSDs cheaper » 8/27/08 4:45am 8/27/08 4:45am last month, and now its saying that it's adjusted its production to also give low-cost, low-density 32GB drives. The SATA II drives will be just 30% of the size of 2.5-inch SSDs, based on the same muti-level cell technology as the earlier 128GB…

Buffalo's 32GB and 64GB SSDs For Eee PC Get Launch Date, Price

Asus's EeePC 901 has already proved itself very hackable but Buffalo's newest product won't require much modding: 32GB or 64GB replacement SSD's. Not much more to say, apart from the obvious: more storage, more impact resilient, longer battery life. The best bit? The 32GB SHD-EP9M32G is a mere $156, and the 64GB… » 7/29/08 4:13am 7/29/08 4:13am

Samsung Starts Mass Production of Cheap 128GB MLC Solid State Drives

We mentioned it back in February, and Samsung has now come good with its promise, announcing today that it's started mass-production of 128GB SSDs. They're of the slightly slower but cheaper multi-level cell technology, with a read speed of 90MBps and write speed of 70MBps. And Samsung claims they'll have a life span… » 7/09/08 4:20am 7/09/08 4:20am

MacBook Air With Solid State Drive Gets $500 Price Cut

Apple just ripped $500 off the price tag of their Solid State Drive-based MacBook Airs, which are now $2598, down from $3098. AppleInsider says the cuts came from two components, the 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo, which got a $100 cut, and the 64GB SSD, which got a $400 cut. The sub-$3000 bill should be slightly more appetizing… » 7/03/08 1:51pm 7/03/08 1:51pm