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Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

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There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top speed of competing SSDs spiraling higher, Intel's rock-solid reputation may not be enough for some enthusiasts. Enter the SSD 520, with a...
Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

ICE Computer's modular xPC returns to Computex in working-prototype form, we go hands-on (video)

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From one year to the next, we see many of the same characters make an appearance at the same trade shows -- this week, it's Taipei's Computex, and today, we're back to visit ICE Computer. What last year was known as "Trinity" and hadn't progressed beyond the mock-up stage...
ICE Computer's modular xPC returns to Computex in working-prototype form, we go hands-on (video)
Windows 8 on ARM: building a common Windows platform

Toshiba Storage Products' THNSNF SSDs tap into 19nm process technology

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32 nanometer process technology feels so... 2009. These days, Toshiba Storage Products is pushing something quite a bit smaller, as the outfit's new THNSNF solid state drives are said to be the world's first to take advantage of 19nm process NAND flash memory. 2012 just so happens to mark...
Toshiba Storage Products' THNSNF SSDs tap into 19nm process technology

Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

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Solid-state drives cost just a fraction of what they did a few years ago, but with prices that can still exceed $1,000, you could hardly label them as cheap. Crucial still aims to put solid-state storage within reach of those on a budget, however, releasing its 2.5-inch v4 drive...
Crucial outs v4 SSD for solid-state storage on a budget

AMD details next generation of E-series chips for sub-$600 laptops

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We've already covered AMD's premium Trinity processors, but today the company got specific about what we can expect from its more price-conscious E-Series chips. These are the 1.4GHz E1-1200 and the 1.7GHz E2-1800 -- both dual-core Bobcat APUs that bring a range of improvements over last year's E-series, and...
AMD details next generation of E-series chips for sub-$600 laptops

OWC's Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is Mac bootable, strictly neutral

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If you've ever tried to jam a regular SSD into your Mac, then you'll know that many off-the-shelf drives feel like they're tailored and tested for, ahem, someone else. Not so with OWC's Mercury Accelsior, which claims to be the only Mac bootable and Mac supported PCIe SSD on...
OWC's Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is Mac bootable, strictly neutral

Benchmarks for SSDs and USB 3.0 performance in new MacBooks

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Even before Apple’s unveiling of the all new Retina MacBook Pros, refreshed previous-gen MacBook Pros, and MacBook Air lineups today, we knew most of Apple’s new Macs would be receiving performance improvements courtesy of new SSDs and USB 3.0. We are now getting our first look at benchmark data...
Benchmarks for SSDs and USB 3.0 performance in new MacBooks

Toshiba's new 2.5-inch AL13SE hard drives: up to 900GB of 10,500RPM storage

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A 2.5-inch drive spinning at speeds up to 10,000RPM? Sure, we've seen it before, but only with enough room for 600GB worth of data. Toshiba, however, has trumped its forebears by upping the capacity to 900GB with its new 2.5-inch HDD, dubbed the AL13SE. 300GB, 450GB and 600GB flavors...
Toshiba's new 2.5-inch AL13SE hard drives: up to 900GB of 10,500RPM storage

Kontron preps first Tegra 3-based Mini-ITX board, homebrew gets an ARMful

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Believe it or not, there's a potentially cheaper (and more customizable) way to get NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 into your life than to spring for a Nexus 7. Kontron is readying a rare Mini-ITX motherboard, the KTT30, that combines the ARM-based chip with expandable RAM and a trio of...
Kontron preps first Tegra 3-based Mini-ITX board, homebrew gets an ARMful

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD review round-up: Cheaper than its predecessor and almost as good

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Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD has appeared, powered by a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor. Sizes ranging from 90GB to 480GB and are appropriately priced between $140 to $700 -- depending on your storage tastes. With a SATA 6Gb/s interface wrapped in a black and aluminum casing, the HyperX 3K...
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD review round-up: Cheaper than its predecessor and almost as good

SATA-IO unveils USM Slim external storage jack for ultrabooks, tablets and 'other portable devices'

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So, how do you best improve upon the USM standard and boldly take it to new frontiers? Well, as with most tech, simply shrinking it down never seems to hurt. The new USM Slim standard has just been announced by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) as part of...
SATA-IO unveils USM Slim external storage jack for ultrabooks, tablets and 'other portable devices'

Micron ships RealSSD C400 mSATA SSD into slender Ultrabooks

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The only problem with mobile gizmos getting even more mobile? The cost of those bantam components squeezed within 'em. That said, at least we have the option to trim a few more millimeters from the chassis of our next-generation laptops, as Micron has announced a new mSATA solid state drive...
Micron ships RealSSD C400 mSATA SSD into slender Ultrabooks

RunCore rolls out Pro VI SSD for Ultrabooks in need of a jolt

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Not to be left out of the Computex party, RunCore has just unveiled a 7mm-thick Pro VI solid-state drive to give new Ultrabooks a swift kick. The company is aiming squarely at the sunnier side of mid-range SSDs through a speedy JMicron controller that hits 550MB/s in reads, and...
RunCore rolls out Pro VI SSD for Ultrabooks in need of a jolt

The ToughTech micro-Q is one sexy portable hard drive, with connections galore

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There’s certainly no shortage of portable hard drives on the market these days. So justifying a price tag of up to $270 means that WiebeTech’s ToughTech mini-Q better be something special. Fortunately, it’s special indeed, but much more because of the enclosure than the drive inside of it. First, let’s...
The ToughTech micro-Q is one sexy portable hard drive, with connections galore
Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 range
Gut your iMac like a pro with OWC's solid state drive installation kit

G-Technology releases its G-RAID Thunderbolt drive, starting at $700

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We already took a look at Hitachi’s G-Technology’s Thunderbolt solutions at CES in January but today they are finally available to the public. The Thunderbolt version features two Thunderbolt ports, rather than the eSATA, FireWire, and USB ports found on the regular version of the G-RAID. As for the hard...
G-Technology releases its G-RAID Thunderbolt drive, starting at $700

Andy Hertzfeld: The only thing that’s still high-end about [Mac Pro] is the bloated price

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We can’t say we were too shocked when Apple quietly updated its Mac Pro lineup following its WWDC keynote yesterday. We had previously revealed the spec bumped Mac Pros, but many were skeptical Apple would release such a minor refresh for the product that otherwise hadn’t received an update in...
Andy Hertzfeld: The only thing that’s still high-end about [Mac Pro] is the bloated price

Review: Intel's new 'Cherryville' SSD 520 drive

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Intel today started shipping its fastest solid-state drive to date, the 520 Series SSD, sporting its smallest 25nm NAND flash memory and SandForce's SATA 3.0 controller with 500MB/sec-plus performance....
Review: Intel's new 'Cherryville' SSD 520 drive

Plextor M5 Pro bulges SSD envelope with 94K IOPS and 540MB/s

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Plextor's newly launched M5 Pro is angling to be the top dot on the SATA III SSD spec charts -- and looks like it will mostly succeed. The Marvell Monet controller lets the unit hit a continuous 540 MB/s read and 450 MB/s write speeds for the larger models,...
Plextor M5 Pro bulges SSD envelope with 94K IOPS and 540MB/s

This Company Crammed A MacBook Pro Into A Tablet And Its POWERFUL

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Say hello to the ModBook Pro.  The ModBook Pro is a 13.3-inch Mac-based, tablet computer. It will run a full version of Mac OS X Mountain Lion. But don't worry, the tablet can also run Windows. The tablet supports up to a 2.9GHz processor (read: very powerful) and its maker ModBook...
This Company Crammed A MacBook Pro Into A Tablet And Its POWERFUL
SanDisk announces Extreme SSD for consumers, customizable X100 for ultrabooks
Hitachi announces the Z7K500: a 7mm-thick, 7200RPM, 2.5-inch hard drive with 6Gbps SATA interface
Zadara Storage helps your company climb out of the dirty cloud storage pool

Micron intros mSATA SSDs for ultrathin notebooks

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Micron has announced that it has expanded its SSD lineup to include mSATA models geared for ultrathin notebooks. The new drives are based on the company's existing RealSSD C400 drives, but with a Mini SATA connector and stripped away housing for notebooks that require a 3cm x 5cm footprint.......
Micron intros mSATA SSDs for ultrathin notebooks

Newer Tech and Other World Computing release Voyager S3

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Newer Technology and its exclusive distributor Other World Computing have teamed up to deliver the latest in Newer Tech's dock series- the Voyager S3 USB3 SuperSpeed SATA drive dock. This new dock delivers full SATA2 speeds, and approaches full SATA3 speed.......
Newer Tech and Other World Computing release Voyager S3

Agility 4 SSD from OCZ announced, already in stock at $150

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SSD makers often try to wow us with raw MB/S, but OCZ is talking up "enterprise-level" reliability, ops per second, and throughput equally with its new SATA III 6Gbps Agility 4. The 64GB / 128GB / 256GB / 512GB drives -- with Marvell-built Indilinx Everest 2 controllers -- have...
Agility 4 SSD from OCZ announced, already in stock at $150

Eurocom Panther 4.0 is the mirror universe's version of an Ultrabook

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Eurocom, like its chassis-brethren Maingear and Clevo, just lives to jam over-sized Sandy Bridge E hardware into mumpsy laptops. Find yourself in front of the Panther 4.0 and you'll be staring into a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display (you can choose between matte, glossy and 3D) as you work...
Eurocom Panther 4.0 is the mirror universe's version of an Ultrabook

New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets

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The block diagram for Samsung's new Exynos 5 Dual SoC Samsung Samsung has just released details about its new Exynos 5 5250 SoC for mobile devices. This dual-core, 1.7GHz chip is the first one on the market to feature the new Cortex A15 CPU architecture from ARM, which will...
New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets
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