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Samsung Reveals Its 512GB, 500MB per Second SSD

Written on August 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Samsung had shown its newest SSD which can hold up to 512GB called PM830.

Samsung had waited until late Wednesday to show one of its more aggressive additions to their solid-state drive line. The 2.5-inch PM830 can hold as much as 512GB of data – twice as much as most SSDs – but also has the headroom to maximize its speed. The said SSD can reach up to 500MB per second in reads, 350MB in writes, and has a SATA 3.0 connection to make sure it reaches its potential.

The Korean firm estimated that the SSD can cold boot in about 10 seconds and transfer five DVDs which is nearly 24GB in data in a minute. All other extras came from Samsung’s newer 20 nanometer flash memory which, along with a toggle DDR link, makes better use of space without slowing down. Security can be locked down through 256-bit AES encryption.

The 128GB and 256GB capacities will also be available today along with the 512GB. Apparently, the drives are limited to pre-assembled premium notebooks and even tablets. Samsung promised to make an aftermarket version that owners can drop in themselves, but it hasn’t announced any release date for the said version.

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Sony’s PlayStation Vita’s Memory Card at E3

Written on June 14, 2011 by Lulu

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As Sony present PlayStation Vita at E3 2011, they also discussed about the internal memory card for the said console.

At the presentation of Sony’s PlayStation Vita E3 2011, Sony also showed the new removable internal memory card for the said console. It will be available in 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB as it was said in E3.

Unlike the memory stick, the said memory card appearance is very close to a variety of SD(Secure Digital) cards that has an ultra small flash memory card designed, it just have a little notch in its side confirming they hew to Sony’s unfortunate habit of using proprietary storage formats. But the cost of Vita’s memory card is still shrouded with mysteries.

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Barracuda Green: Seagate’s Most Powerful Environmentally Friendly Hard Drive

Written on December 16, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Introducing the Barracuda Green, the hard drive built on the highest environmental standards to date and then some in all 3.5 inches of it. And no, this isn't some plot by the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace, it's the real deal.

The 70% of its materials are completely recyclable and uses low halogen components. The Barracuda Green brings whisper-quiet acoustics as it dramatically reduces fan and power usage. The green hard drive stays true to the Seagate’s commitments of a better, greener tomorrow.

Now its almost common mantra to stereotype environmentally safe products as low-performance products thanks to a several car companies. But critics are in for a surprise as the world wide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions combines environmental ingenuity with the industry’s top-of-the-line spin speed of 5,900RPM. Equip that with Seagate’s SmartAlign™ technology to deliver a unique solution to everyday power consumption.

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