You probably haven’t touched a 12-inch ruler since your grade school days, but think back to how that makeshift sword felt in your hand; that’s roughly the same size as a new solid state drive from Intel that stacks 64 memory cells atop each other to create a dense 3D grid packing 32-terabytes of storage.
When first revealed at CES last year, Samsung boasted that its Portable SSD T1, which put a full terabyte of speedy flash-based storage inside a credit card-sized housing, could eventually see capacities of up to 16GB in a few years. That’s not too hard to believe, because exactly one year later, it’s already grown to…
By now there are countless flash cards designed to sit perfectly inside the MacBook Air’s SD card slot and boost the laptop’s storage as an extra onboard drive. But the TarDisk Pear is the first to actually merge with a MacBook’s SSD, creating a single hybrid drive for easier file management.
Samsung has just launched its latest SSD — and it happens to be the fastest consumer drive it’s ever made, with read speeds of up to 2,500MBps and write speeds as fast as 1,500MBps. That is seriously speedy.
A new type of SSD drive that works like a ticking time bomb for your data. But instead of blowing up, the drive automatically corrupts and destroys stored data after a preset time, ensuring maximum privacy and added security.
If you need masses of storage but like your laptop’s performance super-fast, then this new SSD may scratch your itch. With 6 terabytes of storage, this is the world’s largest capacity 2.5-inch SSD (for now).
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…
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…
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.
Seagate is completely discontinuing its entire range of 7200rpm 2.5-inch drives later this year. Blame SSDs.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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]
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: