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Deal of the Day: 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $69.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - 2TB Fantom GD2000EU32 GreenDrive eSATA/USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $69.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Buy.com has the Fantom GD2000EUS GreenDrive 2TB eSATA/USB 2.0 external hard drive with 32MB cache and 2 year warranty for just $69.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 9/7/11) with FREE shipping.

 

2TB FANTOM GD2000EUS GREENDRIVE ESATA/USB 2.0 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE DEAL

 

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Fusion-io launches ioCache, powered by IO Turbine

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Fusion-IO are hot off the press from the acquisition of IO Turbine and three weeks after said acquisition already have a retail ready product called ioCache. ioCache is set to compete in the market of products that boost the performance of virtualized apps. The secret herbs and spices of this product is IO Turbine's software that helps virtualized servers manage their access to Flash memory, and enables companies to put workloads such as databases that require fast access to memory in the cloud.

 

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As Flash memory becomes more common inside corporate data centers, we're seeing more and more competition in the market, with companies such as FlashSoft competing too. Because Fusion-io [who primarily builds hardware] purchased a company that does software, they were two peas in a pod. With companies such as Facebook deploying servers with Fusion-io cards inside, this creates a network of distributed storage that needs to be managed.

 

It just so happens IO Turbine's software can do that, the software works with any solid state drive that uses flash (or even hard drives) and Fusion-io will offer it bundled with its components or on a standalone basis.

Crucial m4 SSD update, 20% more performance

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Crucial have released a new firmware revision for their m4 SSD, version 0009. It is for the 64, 128, 256 and 512GB flavors of m4 SSDs and you can grab it here. The new firmware includes performance increases of which Crucial say are 20% faster for sequential read speeds, throughput is up and according to the official release notes, you can expect quicker boot times and lower write latencies.

 

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0009 firmware will also improve the m4 SSD's PCMark Vantage score if that tickles your fancy. The new firmware also addresses issues with chipset compatibility and a bug that caused teh drive to fail intermittently on a cold boot. Although those problems didn't affect everyone, it's good to see Crucial on top of things.

Sharkoon packs latest QuickPort SSD/HDD Dock w/ 3-port USB Hub

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An announcement from Sharkoon today details the release of an update to their QuickPort series of hard drive docking stations - the QuickPort H3 USB3.0.

 

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This variant is the first in the series to include a built-in USB 3.0 hub, providing three ports at the front of the unit for convenient access.

 

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The docking station can accomodate both 2.5 and 3.5-inch sized SSDs/HDDs and gets more than enough bandwidth to transfer data to and from it at a respectable rate via its USB 3.0 connectivity.

 

Pricing on the QuickPort H3 USB3.0 sits at a SRP 49.99 euros. Refer to the source link below for Sharkoon's full announcement folks.

Corsair announce World's first 90GB SATA 6Gbps SSD

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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.

 

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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.

EOLIZE paves the way for terabytes galore in a DIY mITX based NAS

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Continue reading 'EOLIZE paves the way for terabytes galore in a DIY mITX based NAS' (full post)

Samsung releases PM830 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs to market with 500MB/sec on tap

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Sample production on the PM830 series SSDs began in May and volume production was initiated earlier this month.

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