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ADATA brings additional player to NBA flash drive line

If you haven't heard, ADATA makes a line of NBA-licensed flash drives which look like NBA teams' jerseys. Today brings the announcement that they have added another player to the lineup. This new flash drive which features New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin is available today in the USA at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, NBAstore.com, Newegg.com and Walmart.com.

 

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This newest edition to the to the lineup increases the capacity to 8GB and retains the same attribute of being waterproof up to one meter. The device is designed to be rugged and withstand the bumps and bangs that come with an athletic and mobile lifestyle. If you want another way to support your favorite team or player, ADATA has your back.

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Western Digital releases new VelociRaptor hard drive, a 1TB, 10,000RPM monster

Today is a good day for storage geeks. Intel released their new 330 series solid state drives and Western Digital has released this monster of a drive. This new addition to the VelociRaptor line of hard drives brings a 1TB drive into the 10,000 RPM range. This is the single largest drive that operates at 10,000 RPM.

 

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"WD is committed to providing customers with the best performing and most reliable SATA hard drives and our WD VelociRaptor family of drives underscores that promise," said Darwin Kauffman, vice president and general manager of WD's enterprise storage. "With ever-increasing demand for greater capacity, the new 1 TB WD VelociRaptor drive delivers the ultimate combination of speed and storage for the power user."

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Intel announces Intel solid-state drive 330 series for people on a budget

The new line of Intel sold-state drives dubbed the 330 series are built for consumers on a budget. Intel states that it blends performance, quality, and value. The new line is produced in 60 gigabytes (GB), 120GB and 180GB versions, which according to Intel are the most popular sizes for solid-state drives.

 

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The highlights are as follows:

 

  • New Intel SSD 330 Series offers boosted system performance for the budget-conscious PC enthusiast.
  • An ideal PC upgrade, Intel SSD 330 Series is a SATA 6Gb/s-based SSD that blends performance, Intel quality and value.
  • Available in the most popular capacities, 60-, 120- and 180GB, Intel's newest SSD starts at a suggested channel price of $89.

 

"An SSD is still the single best upgrade you can make to your existing PC, and the Intel SSD 330 Series gives users the latest Intel SSD technology at a price to meet their budget," said James Slattery, product line manager for client SSDs, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "Backed by Intel's rigorous testing process, the Intel SSD 330 Series offers our users the speed they need at a great price, backed by world-class manufacturing, reliability and tech support."

 

According to the press release, they are available beginning today at worldwide retailers and online e-tailers, for a suggested channel price of $89 for a 60GB drive, $149 for a 120GB drive and $234 for a 180GB drive. It is also backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

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WD uses magical shrinking ray, starts shipping 7mm HDD for Ultrabooks

WD have just unveiled a new, 7mm tall 2.5-inch HDD that will slide straight into your already-thin Ultrabook, and other skinny devices. WDs new super-slim drives are capable of taking a shock of 400Gs, which is impressive as itself, but we're also impressed by the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue drives being made available in both 500GB and 320GB capacities.

 

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The drives still slot into the standard 9.5mm slots, making them perfect for virtually all small machines. Matt Rutledge, vice president and general manager for WD client storage products says:

 

Consumers want thin and light personal computers, but the limited storage capacity of SSD-based notebooks forces them to pick and choose what files to bring from their library. With the release of the new WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm mobile hard drives, WD is able to offer capacity, reliability and data-protection features combined with excellent power management all in a slim form factor perfect for thin and light notebooks.

 

The new 7mm 2.5-inch drives also set an industry record for the lowest power consumption. WD puts this down to "Advanced power management features and algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks data, which significantly improves power consumption".

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MOSAID develops World's first 512Gb 16-die NAND flash stack

Mosaid Technologies have sampled the industry's first NAND flash MCP (multi-chip package) with a 16-die NAND stack operating on a single high-performance chip. Impressive, eh? Jin-Ki Kim, vice president of research and development at Mosaid:

 

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The 16-die stack 512Gb HLNAND MCP demonstrates the superior scalability of HLNAND's ring architecture compared to the parallel bus architecture used in industry standard NAND Flash products. HLNAND's ring architecture allows a virtually unlimited number of NAND die to be connected on a single channel without performance degradation.

 

Mosaid's 512Gb HLNAND (HyperLink NAND) MCP combines a stack of 16 industry standard 32Gb NAND flash die with two HLNAND interface devices to hit 333MB/sec output over a single byte-wide HLNAND interface channel at 1.8V with no power termination resistors needed. Conventional NAND flash MCP designs cannot stack more than four NAND dies without being hit with performance degradation, and then also require two or more channels to deliver what Mosaid can do with one.

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Deal of the Day: 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD - $219.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

Our Deal of the Day is 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK Solid State Drive SATA III SSD - $219.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

 

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Newegg.com has this big 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD drive with up to 550 MB/s sequential read, and up to 520 MB/s sequential write and 3 year warranty for $219.99 after $30 rebate. Get the drive for $249.99 with FREE shipping.

 

240GB CORSAIR FORCE SERIES 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK SOLID STATE DRIVE SATA III SSD DEAL

 

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Deal of the Day: Coupon Code for 128GB Crucial M4 SSD for $129.99 with FREE Shipping!

Our Deal of the Day is Coupon Code for 128GB Crucial M4 SSD for $129.99 with FREE Shipping!

 

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Use coupon code: EMCYTZT1401 for $30 off this 128GB Crucial M4 SSD drive, taking the price down to $129.99 shipped. This is an excellent price for this very fast SATA III drive, with read speeds up to 415MB/s and write speeds up to $175MB/s. Get it soon if you want it, because these things tend to run out of stock quickly!

 

128GB Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 SATA III SOLID STATE DRIVE SSD DEAL

 

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Intel's SSD 330 series could tempt users with great pricing

Intel's upcoming mainstream consumer SSD line, the SSD 330 series, could have some great pricing according to a LaptopReviews report. Some online retailers have begun teasing with some listings of the new SSD series from Intel, where it will sport a SATA 6Gbps interface, and offer performance that actually takes advantage of the high-speed third-generation SATA spec.

 

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The 120GB version of the SSD 330 was priced at US$149 on MacMall.com, but has since been removed. This gives Intel a huge selling point if the price is going to hit this point. The new SSD 330 series from Intel will be made available in 60, 120 and 180GB capacities. The 120 and 180GB drives will sport sequential transfer rates of 500MB/sec (read), and 450MB/sec (write). The 60GB drive offers 500MB/sec and 400MB/sec for read/write, respectively.

 

The new drives use IMFlash Technologies-made 25nm MLC NAND flash and offer the standard feature-set that includes TRIM, NCQ, 256-bit AES data encryption, and limited SMART attributes.

Deal of the Day: 256GB Samsung 830 Series SSD for $299.99 with FREE Shipping!

Today's Deal of the Day is 256GB Samsung 830 Series SSD for $299.99 with FREE Shipping!

 

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Newegg has a good deal on the very fast 256GB Samsung 830 Series SSD drive at just $299.99 with FREE shipping. This 20-nanometer class 2.5" SATA6 drive can read up to 520MB/s and write up to 400MB/s, and carries a 3-year warranty.

 

256GB SAMSUNG 830 SERIES MZ-7PC256B/WW SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE DEAL

 

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