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Corsair have announced the worldwide retail availability of 90GB variants of their Force Series 3 and Force Series GT lines today. Both SSDs sport SATA 6Gbps, with a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 500MB/sec. The Force Series 3 uses asynchronous flash memory to provide the industry's best 90GB SSD performance value, while the Force Series GT is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available, sports ONFI synchronous flash memory and boasts read speeds of up to 555MB/sec and write speeds of up to 505MB/sec.
All Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSDs are backward compatible, so that users with previous SATA revisions can enjoy high performance. Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair, Thi La, says:
We're happy to add the world's first 90GB SSD to our product lineup. With 50% more storage capacity than our 60GB models and at pricing significantly lower than our 120GB models, they help make the Force Series 3 and Force Series GT among the most robust and flexible SSD lines on the market.
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A newish german provider of storage products and accessories, EOLIZE has issued out a press release today detailing its new SVD-NC11-4, a compact NAS/home storage enclosure with four hot swappable 3.5-inch (2.5-inch supported) SATA drive bays, making it possible to add up to 12TB of storage space.
With its dimensions of just 300 x 200 x 250 mm, this tidy little unit is designed to accept a mini-ITX based motherboard and includes a built-in 200W PSU. It ships with a 120mm (1400RPM) fan and and provides enough space to accomodate a full-size PCI or PCI-E add-in card.
Samsung has launched its new PM830 series of solid state drives today which are the first SATA-III 6Gb/s drives from the company.
They are 2.5-inch sized drives and use 20nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory with a toggle DDR interface and AES 256-bit encryption.
Samsung promises read and write rates of up to 500MB/sec and 350MB/sec respectively. Capacities on offer in the series are 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Samsung's new line up of advanced SSDs will raise the performance bar to the next level for ultra-slim notebooks and tablets and accelerate growth of the market for high-performance SSDs," said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. "The industry is expected to quickly embrace SATA 6Gb/s-based SSDs, which also will help increase market interest in 256GB and higher densities significantly.
Sample production on the PM830 series SSDs began in May and volume production was initiated earlier this month.
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OCZ has today branched out its Z-Drive family of PCI Express based SSDs with its next-generation series in the Z-Drive R4, giving astonishing performance figures with up to 2,800MB/sec speeds on tap.
Making use of the Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA), the Z-Drive R4 uses either four or eight SandForce controllers as well as a proprietory SuperScale Storage controller from OCZ. The models using four SandForce chips are half height, while the SandForcex8 powered drives are full height cards.
The Z-Drive R4 series use the PCI-E x8 interface and have TRIM/SCSI Unmap support, 128-bit & 256-bit AES encryption, using MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory chips. OCZ quotes IOPS of up to a whopping 500,000 in ideal conditions, with random 4k write performance topping out at around 410,000 IOPS.
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Buffalo has expanded its LinkStation family of NAS devices this week with a new 2TB dual-drive unit. Using 2.5-inch sized drives (2x1TB) running in RAID 0 out of the box, measurements are kept down to just 40 x 82 x 135 mm.
The LS-WSX2.0TL/R1 has a Gigabit ethernet port as well as USB 2.0 connectivity for adding additional storage. It can be set up as a DLNA server, an iTunes server as well as being able to take care of bittorent downloads and auto data backup functions.
Silverstone has outed a new accessory for storage devices today which is essentially a stripped down type of external storage enclosure, part aluminum part plastic, that makes for easy switching between HDDs on your desktop.
The SD01 external hard drive pad, as SilverStone call it, can take both 2.5 and 3.5" sized drives using either the SATA or SAS 3/6Gbps interface. Dimensions of the pad come in at 195 (L) x 121.5 (W) x 31.5 (H) mm with a weight of just 180g.