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With all the computing components AMD makes already, it's still hard to believe the company has yet to explore the solid-state drive space. But that's about to change soon -- it looks like AMD's finally ready to get into the business of making SSDs. Not surprisingly, the chip maker is bringing its...

August 7th 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments
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Looking to optimize your gaming PC or breathe new life into last year's laptop? A high-performance SSD should probably be in your bag of tricks. Recently, SanDisk improved its own offerings in that area with its new Extreme PRO SSD. This solid state drive amps up responsiveness, leveraging the com...

August 5th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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If you're a creative type who needs a ridiculous amount of storage, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Drobo storage arrays. With today's launch of the Drobo Mini with SSD, the company is upping the speed of its compact storage offering in a big way, with a price to match it. The...

July 29th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Don't you just love getting stuff for free? Especially computer stuff? Especially computer stuff that's fast and rugged? If you do, you're going to love this giveaway, as one TUAW reader is going to walk away with a LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD drive (500 GB capacity) valued at US$499.99....

July 7th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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For the last year or so, Samsung has been touting a "paradigm shift" in the way it constructs flash memory: from a horizontal to a vertical arrangement of cells, or what it calls 3D V-NAND. Now, judging from reviews of the first V-NAND consumer SSDs, the 850 Pro range, it looks like this shift has...

July 1st 2014 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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Though 1,375 MB/s' worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 packing two 500GB SSDs, now available for $1,300. If even that isn't enough -- and you happe...

March 12th 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments
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Toshiba made its first move to rescue faltering solid-state drive manufacturer OCZ Technology back in November, and now that sale is final. In the deal, OCZ gets to keep its identity and independence, but will now operate as OCZ Storage Solutions. It's a slight change in nomenclature to be sure, b...

January 22nd 2014 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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Ubuntu is finally getting around to adding TRIM support, a pretty basic feature of most modern OSes. It's an essential command for maintaining the performance and health of solid state drives, since they operate in a fundamentally different way than your standard spinning-platter. This function al...

December 19th 2013 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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It's pretty much common knowledge that upgrading to a solid-state drive is one of the easiest ways to give an aging machine a shot in the arm, but not everyone considers drive size. The average SSD fits in your standard 2.5-inch drive bay, but Ultrabooks and other thin devices lean on a smaller 1....

December 9th 2013 at 2:42am 0 Comments
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OCZ's memory technology won't fade into obscurity after all -- Toshiba has agreed to buy the ailing company's assets for $35 million through a bankruptcy auction. As long as the bid wins, Toshiba expects to acquire OCZ's solid-state drive businesses in January. The deal also supplies the financing...

December 3rd 2013 at 1:34pm 0 Comments
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It's possible to replace the Xbox One's 500GB hard drive, but Microsoft doesn't want you to and the potential upgrades are significantly less noticeable than the PS4 replacement, Engadget reports. Adobe techie Brian Williams replaced the Xbox One HDD with a 500GB Samsung EVO SSD and a Seagate 1T...

December 2nd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments