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Looks like Intel is giving some of its SSDs a more reasonable -- yet still very exorbitant -- price tag. The company has slashed the 2.5-inch 80GB X25-M from $595 in September to now $390. While a 34 percent cut is nothing to scoff at, that's still $90 more expensive than Western Digital's 2TB spin...

February 6th 2009 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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Up until now, Fusion-io's ioDrive has pretty much put every other SSD-on-a-PCIe-card to shame in terms of sheer performance, but it just might be looking at its first formidable competitor in the Micron Washington. The prototype device was recently showcased on video (posted after the break), and w...

December 5th 2008 at 9:10am 0 Comments
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Intel's keeping the announcements coming at this year's IDF -- today we got word that the company will launch its first SSDs in a month or so just as we expected. The 1.8-inch X-18M and 2.5-inch X-25M drives will be targeted at laptops and MIDs and come in 80GB and 160GB sizes using MLC tech, while...

August 19th 2008 at 6:24pm 0 Comments
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Look out memory nerds, as Toshiba has just announced a more capacious embedded NAND flash memory device than you ever thought possible. The new 32GB chip boasts full compliance with eMMC and eSD standards, is fabricated with Tosh's 43-nanometer process technology, includes a dedicated controller an...

August 7th 2008 at 8:56am 0 Comments
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It's far from the first SATA-compatible SSD drive, but TDK seems to think its new GBDisk RS1 series drives will be just the ticket for some very particular users (though not likely you or us). Apparently designed specifically for industrial use, the drive uses single level cell NAND flash memory (as...

May 12th 2008 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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We're not sure what's more impressive here: the fact that Samsung has produced the world's first 30nm-class 64Gb (bit, not byte!) NAND chip or that they're now roping defenseless product waifs into hawking their silicon wafers. Nevertheless, we're looking at a serious jump in density in just 10 mon...

October 23rd 2007 at 3:18am 0 Comments