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According to ChileHardware, Seagate are gearing up to compete with WDs Raptor lineup with some 10,000rpm desktop hard drives of their own. It'll be nice to finally see a bit of competition in the market with these 10k beasts.
Last week we have a meeting with a Seagate engineer, he told us that Seagate is readying a 10.000rpm hard drive to compete directly with Western Digital Raptor hard drives, they feel that the demand for this disks for the desktop market is big enough and that also the cost of producing such a hard drive is low enough.
As solid-state storage continues to rapidly expand in the market this year, Samsung add to the list with a new 1.8" 64GB SSD which is said to offer sustained read speeds of 65MB/sec and write speeds of 45MB/sec, these performance figures up slightly from their previous 32GB SSD drive which was released late last year.
For more details on it head over to the DailyTech folks.
The battle in the solid state disk (SSD) arena continues to get fiercer as Samsung has announced a new 1.8" 64GB SSD to accompany the existing 32GB unit. The new drive offers read and write performance that has been increased 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the latter offering.
Samsung's new 64GB SSD takes advantage of SLC flash and offers read speeds of 65MB/s and write speeds of 45MB/sec. The older 32GB SSD drive introduced last year puts up numbers of 53MB/sec and 30MB/sec respectively.
Antec have announced today a new external hdd enclosure which has advanced active cooling with minimal noise. Dubbed the MX-1, this enclosure can be connected either by means of USB2 or eSATA and is of course covered by Antec's 3 year warranty.
For full details grab the press release folks.
Fremont, CA - March 27, 2007 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched MX-1 as part of its VERIS Media Components line. MX-1 is a high performance portable hard drive enclosure with advanced active cooling and ultra-quiet operation.
MX-1 is equipped to continuously operate with a blower fan that directs air from the top vents and channels it around the hard drive (HDD) for maximum cooling to prevent overheating and protect data. This improves on less advanced systems by funnelling cool air around the hard drive as opposed to customary fans that blow air without strategic paths. The channelled air keeps the hard drive up to 15 degrees Celsius cooler, improving the hard drive's stability and increasing its long-term reliability.
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Stardom Storage Solutions are in attendance at CeBIT this year and as such have forwarded on a press release to support the unveiling of their 2.5" SATA RAID 0,1 Module, the first of its kind to hit the market.
Learn all about how it works within the PR here folks.
STARDOM, a small & medium storage solution provider, is pleased to introduce the world first and smallest 2.5" SATA RAID module in March, 2007 at CeBIT exhibition, Hall 21, Stand B20. With patented and magically engineering design, the SR2760-2S-S2 -2.5" SATA RAID module not only unites RAID 1 technology and enables to accommodate 2 x 2.5"SATA hard drives, but conforms perfectly to the dimension of a standard 3.5" SATA hard drive!
Super Talent are joining in on the quickly growing solid state storage market with the release of a top to bottom lineup of SSDs using the SATA interface.
Ranging from 16GB through 128GB, these drives come in physical sizes of 1.8", 2.5" and 3.5" depending on the drive's capacity.
You can get all the details on 'em within the official PR here.
This new line of SATA drives is offered in industry standard 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3.5-inch form factors, making these drives 100% compatible with conventional hard disk drives. However, these products are built with only solid state Flash components. Since they contain no moving parts, SSD drives have the advantage of being far more rugged and reliable than regular hard drives, while using 85% less power. Moreover, because SSD drives are built using Flash technology, they offer sequential transfer speed comparable to magnetic drives and dramatically faster access speed. Super Talent's 1.8-inch SATA drives are offered in up to 32GigaByte capacities; 2.5-inch drives are available in up to 64GigaBytes; and for high capacity requirements Super Talent offers a 128GigaByte 3.5-inch drive.
With USB flash drives now flooding the market, some companies are really trying hard to stand out amongst the rest. Kingston are certainly one of them, having just launched their new Kingston DataTraveler Reader which is far from your typical USB flashdrive as it allows you to shove an external SD/MMC flash memory card into it.
Photo Marketing Association/PMA Expo, Las Vegas, NV - March 8, 2007 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its new DataTraveler® Reader, a USB 2.0 Flash memory drive that provides up to 4GB of Flash storage, and includes an onboard SD/MMC expansion slot for reading nine different Flash memory card formats, including the new Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) format.
"Consumers today are more mobile than ever before and the need to store and share digital information has increased dramatically," said Joe Teng, Flash product manager, Kingston®. "The DataTraveler Reader is a powerful way to capture, save and share pictures, videos and documents in a safe and ultra-compact form factor," added Teng.
The Serial ATA International Organization (or SATA-IO) have just upped their SATA specification to 2.6. With small form factor systems being the main focus this time around, the new specification makes way for such advancements as a more slimline cable and connector arrangement, and some performance improvements with regard to NCQ etc.
You can learn more about it via this article over at the DailyTech.
The Serial ATA International Organization, also known as SATA-IO, today announced its latest Serial ATA specification - SATA revision 2.6 (PDF). The latest SATA revision 2.6 adds new physical and performance features to the previous SATA revision 2.5, also referred to as SATA 3.0Gbps, specification.
New physical features added to the SATA revision 2.6 include internal cable specifications for small-form-factor systems and mobile PC applications. SATA revision 2.6 specifies a new internal slim-line cable and connector. The new Slimline cable and connector target tightly packed small-form-factor systems. SATA-IO also defines the internal micro SATA connector with ultra mobile PCs in mind. The new internal micro SATA connector specification is for 1.8" hard drives only right now.
Western Digital have made an announcement a short time ago which makes light of their new My Book Premium ES Edition External Hard Drive having both USB 2.0 and eSATA (external Serial ATA) connectivity.
Sydney Australia, March5, 2007 - As consumers increasingly rely on digital media to secure their important documents and valuable personal content, they often fear that changes in technology may render their data inaccessible. Western Digital Corp. the leading consumer external storage brand worldwide, today announced that its new My Book Premium ES Edition external hard drive incorporates eSATA (external Serial ATA) and USB 2.0. eSATA is a new technology that transfers data between the external device and the computer at higher rates than ever before and USB 2.0 is today's most common method of connecting external devices to personal computers.
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