New Drobo Mini Networked Hard Drive Now Comes With SSDs, Ruggedized Flash Array

 Connected Data announced the latest addition to its extensive family of external storage devices: the portable, rugged and expandable Drobo Mini with Solid-State Drives (SSD). Read More


Samsung unveils first SSDs with 3D V-NAND memory, but only for enterprise

Well, that was quick. Samsung said it was producing the world’s first 3D vertical NAND memory just a week ago, and it has already started building the first SSDs based on that memory. Unfortunately, they’re not meant for the enthusiast crowd: the …


SATA 3.2 standard finalized, promises faster and smaller storage

There’s no doubt that Serial ATA storage is hitting a wall when even mainstream PCs like the MacBook Air and VAIO Pro use the PCI Express interface to get around performance bottlenecks. It’s a good thing that SATA-IO just ratified the improved SA…


Western Digital boosts SSD cred with $340 million sTec acquisition

Western Digital has clearly made a name for itself in the magnetic drive space, but it’s hardly the go-to brand when it comes to SSDs. WD’s betting that’ll soon change, though, thanks to a $340 million investment. That sum will be used to acquire …


Apple iMac now shipping with 256GB and 512GB flash storage upgrades

Apple’s pre-configured 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs both ship with 1TB hard drives, but if you’re willing to wait a day or two for a custom model to ship, two new flash storage options are now on offer. Any iMac configuration can now be had with either…


LSI and Intel put 1TB worth of SSD cache on a Nytro MegaRAID board

RAID cards are one of the more difficult things in the technology world to get excited about. Especially since most of these discrete add-on boards are really aimed at enterprise users, not media centers or gaming rigs. But, we’ve got to hand it to L…


TDK breaks the Hard Drive density limit, could go on to develop super-sized storage

While the old-fashioned hard drive isn’t as fast or slender as an SSD, it can still lord its greater capacities and cheaper price over its upstart rival. TDK thinks it’s extended the mediums lead in that area by tweaking the magnetic heads and record…


LaCie’s Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt: fast portable storage that can take a beating

LaCie’s no stranger to kicking out portable HDDs that are a-okay with getting kicked around, and the Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series is no exception. As the extended title implies, this one is equipped to transfer files via USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt, …