Category Archives: Storage

Review: Super Talent 16GB Solid State Drive (AnandTech)

AnandTech has put together a review of one of the first “Solid State Drives” (SSD) aka a hard drive made up of flash memory. It’s the 16GB Super Talent SSD16GB25/25M Flash Drive, from Super Talent. They get into the history … Continue reading

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Transcend Announces Solid State Disks

Transcend has joined Adtron in making available Flash-memory based hard drives (solid state disks – SSDs) for laptops. Press Release at TranscendUSA.com: Transcend is very pleased to announce its 32GB 2.5-inch IDE Solid State Drive (SSD), which is compatible with … Continue reading

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Fujitsu B6210 and P1610 to Get Flash Harddrives

The Fujitsu LifeBook B6210 and the Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 are adding solid-state drives (flash memory based) to the available options for harddrives/storage. The two “convertibles” (being able to convert from a normal laptop to a Tablet PC-style form factor) will … Continue reading

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160GB Flash Hard Drive from Adtron

According to gizmag – Addtron has announced a 160GB Flash-memory based harddrive, utilizing both a traditional 2.5″ IDE interface, as well as a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Continue reading

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Announced: Samsung Q30-SSD (Solid State Disk)

Samsung has announced their “new” Q30-SSD ultramobile notebook. It’s based on the Q30 with a few major differences, chief among them, the harddrive is no longer mechanical/spindle based – it’s made from 32GB of NAND/flash memory and is referred to as a “Solid State Disk” (SSD). What this means is that it reads 300 percent faster (53MB/s) and writes 150 percent quicker (28MB/s) than normal hard drives.

It’s also better on the battery life, completly quiet (they are using a Celeron M and therefore no fans in the notebook), and is much more shock-proof than traditional harddrives. It has a 12.1-inch display, starts at around $3700 USD, and will be available in Korea, starting in June (no word on availability outside of the US).

This is the first time that a NAND flash-based harddrive has shipped in a computer. Continue reading

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