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Super Talent Expands Line of IDE Flash Drives

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Super Talent have just announced a new member to their range of 1.8-inch solid state IDE flash drives, this latest model topping the lineup with 16GB of storage space.

 

Get all the details on it within the official press release folks.

 


San Jose, California - October 23, 2006 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and flash products, today announced a 16GB solid state disk (SSD) that is fully compatible with industry standard 1.8" notebook IDE drives.

 

Super Talent SSD's employ an industry standard 44-pin IDE connector that is pin compatible with laptop IDE drives. Moreover, they have the same physical dimensions as standard 1.8" IDE laptop drives, making them an easy drop-in replacement for a conventional hard drive. But unlike conventional hard drives, SSD's are built with solid state NAND flash chips, and therefore have no moving parts. The result is a storage device that is far more rugged and reliable than a conventional hard drive with no risk of a head crash. These characteristics make SDD's superb for industrial and military applications where reliability is critical. And since SDD's use only a fraction of the power of standard hard drives they are perfect for extremely low-power environments as well.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - CompUSA - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA300 Hard Drive for $159.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Big S-ATA300 hard drives are dropping in price. CompUSA has the Western Digital Caviar SE 500GB 7200RPM 16mb buffer one, in full retail packaging, for just $159.99 after $40 mail in rebate (expiring 10/14/06), with FREE shipping.

 

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SATA DVD Burners To Replace ATAPI Soon

By: Array

It's certainly taken a hell'a long time for it to happen but we may well finally see the end of IDE DVD Burners by the 2nd half of next year, as DigiTimes reports.

 


Although advanced technology attachment packet interface (ATAPI) is the mainstream interface standard for optical disc drives (ODDs) currently, serial ATA (SATA) stands a chance of replacing the former in the second half of 2007, according to sources in Taiwan's ODD manufacturing industry.

 

SATA has been adopted for several DVD-burner models, such as the Sony AW-Q160S, Asustek DRW-1814BLT and DVD-E616A3T, the sources indicated. Samsung, Pioneer and the Taiwan-based Lite-On IT and BenQ will launch SATA DVD burners this quarter, the sources noted.

 

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Western Digital ships 1TB RAID-able external HDD

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Love having large amounts of external space? Then you'll certainly love this new offering from WD; they've just extended their My Book Pro line of external HDDs with a RAID-equipped variant which sports two seperate drives resulting in a massive 1TBs of fast-access storage space.

 

Head over to Western Digital's website where the press material resides for full details.

 



LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 03, 2006 - With consumers increasingly relying on their computers to safe keep their financially and emotionally valuable digital libraries of photos, videos and music, as well as business documents, Western Digital (NYSE: WDC) announced today that its newest My Book? storage system provides users a safe place to secure up to one terabyte (1 TB) of digital content. Available now, the My Book Pro Edition II system uses RAID technology to instantaneously duplicate user data for extra protection or to accelerate the delivery of data to users.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Outpost - Hitachi 500GB Serial ATA Retail Box Hard Drive Kit for $129.99 after Rebate!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: This is a really good price if you want an absolutely huge hard drive. This is a really quick 500GB S-ATA hard drive with 16MB cache and 7,200 spindle speed. Most other merchants have it for $70 more.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - DellHome - LaCie 1TB 7200 RPM Big Disk Extreme External HDD for $499.45 with Free Shipping!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Yes that's right. One full TERABYTE worth of diskspace for you. This drive can run on USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800, with transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, 400 Mbps and 800 Mbps respectively. Get this and you will have to worry about having enough room in your computer ever again!

 

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Seagate planning 500GB 2.5" HDDs

By: Array

As mentioned the other day, Seagate have recently announced that they plan to have 3.5" desktop hard drives on the market with massive capacities of up to 2.5TB by sometime 2009. In addition to that, HKEPC also make light of Seagate's plans to release notebook hard drives of a whopping 500GBs by this time too.

 


Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced the results of a magnetic recording demonstration, setting a world record of 421 Gbits per square inch (421 Gbit/in2). The demonstration used perpendicular recording heads and media created with currently available production equipment that validates Seagate's ability to scale the technology for the foreseeable future without major technology changes or capital additions. Dr. Mark Kryder of Seagate unveiled the findings during his keynote presentation at the IDEMA DISKCON show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the hard drive.

 

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TDK Announces Super-Small Solid State Hard Drive

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Solid State hard drives are finally starting to fall within reach in the mainstream market, and TDK have just launched one of their own solid state NAND flash memory variants. The drive is roughly the size of a typical notebook hard drive but does not rely on mechanical rotating platters and read/write heads for operation. Instead, the tiny drive uses high-speed NAND flash memory and can store up to 32GB of data using sixteen 16 gigabit chips.

 

Full details in TDK's press release, and also at the DailyTech.

 


TDK Corp. has developed a compact semiconductor disc featuring NAND flash memory and start providing samples for assessment at drive manufacturers.

 

The development is a 32 GB semiconductor disc embedded with 16 chips of 16 Gb NAND flash memory. It measures 79 x 68.9 mm, about 80% compared to a 2.5-inch HDD. "If this disc goes through assessment at drive manufactures, we will be able to develop the industry's smallest class semiconductor disc," said a TDK spokesperson.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! CompUSA - Seagate 250GB Hard Drive 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive for $59.99 After Rebate with Free Shipping!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Pick up a new 250GB Seagate hard drive for just 60 bucks after rebate! You don't have to worry about running out of space for a long time.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Western Digital 500GB S-ATA300 Hard Drive with 16mb Cache for $159.99!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Hot deal on Western Digital's 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Buffer S-ATA II hard drive! It's just $159.99 plus shipping. Unknown expiration date.

 

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