This 1TB SSD Is Adorably Tiny 

A terabyte in your pocket? There are a few options out there, even an absurdly expensive USB drive. But none of them are quite as slick as Samsung's newest portable SSD. And while its tiny little body tops out at 1TB for now, there are bigger sizes coming down the line. » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

Compact SSDs That Outperform the Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed—a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most… » 10/23/14 3:47pm 10/23/14 3:47pm

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically… » 9/30/14 12:15pm 9/30/14 12:15pm

Recycle Your Old microSD Cards Into an SSD Drive

Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they'll inevitably get lost, this easy-to-build kit lets you turn a bunch of unused microSD cards into a far more useful SSD drive. » 9/26/13 6:20pm 9/26/13 6:20pm

480GB Ultrabook SSDs Will Arrive in 2013

If 256GB just isn't enough for your ultrabook-toting needs, things are set to change. Mushkin has announced what it claims to be the "world's first" 480GB mSTATA SSD—and it will be available in January. » 12/07/12 3:56am 12/07/12 3:56am

Insane Blasts of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it's stable, but it's not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there's a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now. » 12/02/12 3:00pm 12/02/12 3:00pm

At Just 5 Millimeters Thick This Hybrid Drive Is Impossibly Thin

Until SSDs get big and cheap, hybrid disk drives—which combine a traditional high-capacity hard drive with speedy solid state memory—are a great compromise. Particularly now that Singapore's Data Storage Institute has created a 2.5-inch one terabyte hybrid drive that's just 4.98 millimeters thick. » 11/07/12 3:36pm 11/07/12 3:36pm

The Best SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256GB

The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen… » 9/26/12 10:17am 9/26/12 10:17am

LaCie Put Thunderbolt on Its Portable, Rugged External SSD, and That's…

Now this is what we were hoping for from Thunderbolt. LaCie just stuck a Thunderbolt port on its USB 3.0 Rugged series of external drives, meaning it's now a tiny, indestructible speed monster. » 9/25/12 12:42pm 9/25/12 12:42pm

Self-Destruct Buttons On This SSD Will Physically Destroy Your Drive

Are you worried about the FBI kicking down your door in search of all your digital contraband? If so then it's time to upgrade to RunCore's new InVincible SSD drive with its pair of red and green self-destruct buttons that will keep you one step ahead of prying eyes. » 5/16/12 7:40pm 5/16/12 7:40pm

How to Buy a Hard Drive: An Essential Guide

Do you need gigabytes or performance? Laptop upgrades or a screaming new gaming PC? We walk you through what you need to know to pick the right storage solution for your PC. » 8/25/11 10:40am 8/25/11 10:40am

Intel SSDs Will, In Fact, Get Smaller and Faster This Year

The roadmap for this year's Intel SSDs has been exposed, and some will use a manufacturing technology as small as 25nm MLC and 34nm SLC, meaning more efficient drives in bigger capacities or smaller form factors for you. [Engadget] » 4/29/11 12:07pm 4/29/11 12:07pm

Crucial's New SSDs for Laptops

I let most component news hit the floor but I can't seem to get enough of SSD news because of how much I want my laptop to stop ticking and clicking and whirring. Crucial's new M4 line of 2.5-inch SSDs just came out. Cult of Mac says: » 4/28/11 1:35am 4/28/11 1:35am

OS X Lion Will Take Better Care of SSDs with TRIM Support

OS X Lion Will Use TRIM commands when dealing with SSDs, which will extend the life of the storage devices found in all MacBook Airs. [HardMac via Cult of Mac] » 2/25/11 9:41pm 2/25/11 9:41pm

OS X Snow Leopard's Secure Delete Doesn't Work With SSDs

OS X's secure delete, which overwrites data multiple times so snoops can't recover them even if they have access to your hard drive, turns out to not work with SSDs. The problem? SSD write algorithms are different, because the physical media is different, but also to preserve its lifespan. The end result though is 2/3… » 2/21/11 3:08pm 2/21/11 3:08pm

Intel's 310 Series SSDs Are an Eighth the Size of Their Predecessors

SSDs are great, and they're getting smaller all the time. A lot smaller. Intel's teeny new 310 Series SSDs deliver the same performance as the x25s that came before them, but they're just an eighth the size. » 12/29/10 12:37pm 12/29/10 12:37pm

Apple Shuts Down PhotoFast's MacBook Air 256GB SSD Upgrade Kit…

As if the new MacBook Air wasn't sweet enough, you could also—until now—trick it out with a speedy SSD upgrade from PhotoFast. But Apple's put an end to that. » 11/30/10 8:20am 11/30/10 8:20am

MacBook Air's SSDs Will Be Sold to Other Companies by Toshiba

The very same Toshiba SSDs that Apple uses in its MacBook Airs are now being offered to other companies who may or may not be green-eyed with envy at the slinkiness of the Airs. » 11/08/10 6:00am 11/08/10 6:00am

Intel's Leaked 25nm SSD: 600GB Storage With Four Times the Lifespan

We'd gotten a glimpse at some juicy info about Intel's next-generation SSDs in August—and were already pretty excited about it—but now AnandTech's full spec rundown has us downright giddy. » 10/06/10 5:40pm 10/06/10 5:40pm