We all know that, generally speaking, buying the newest top-end part gets you the most performance. But in most cases, the premium you pay for that part covers a whole lot of other stuff as well that has no bearing on frame rates or video encoding times. We're talking about the added cost of covering research and…
Let's play a little game. We have three solid state drives-one each from Patriot, OCZ, and Intel. Two of them are powered by the ubiquitous SandForce SF-2281 controller, and the other marks the consumer debut of a new 6Gb/s SATA controller. Guess which drive has the new controller?
Hard drives are all about how much you can store and how quickly you can store it. And this soon-to-be-unveiled phase-change memory drive is expected to up the ante quite a bit.
Oh, to have the lightness and speed of an SSD, but with the capacity of a hard drive! OCZ, the mind-reader it is, has made a component that will offer up to 1TB in HDD space, and up to 120GB in SSD.
Breaking the 250MB/s barrier with no moving parts
They're calling it the world's smallest 256GB SSD. All I know is that it's gonna be hell of a lot more useful than that plastic toothpick thing they usually cram in there.
It's a new world record, this time in the "smallest SSD" category. Available in 4GB - 64GB capacities, SanDisk's integrated "iSSD" is destined for tablets and really, really slim laptops.
OWC closes out this week of gadget shipments with some reasonably priced solid state drives.
Well, we were impressed by Corsair's 240/170MB/s read/write speeds, but the new Crucial line tops it with a 250MB/s read and 200MB/s write. Even better, the Crucial SSDs are available right now.
pureSilicon has created what seems to be the first 1 TB, 2.5" SSD. One terabyte, dudes. 2 and a half inches. Wrap your brain around that.
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]
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…
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…
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…