Hitachi-LG’s HyDrive combines the best of solid state and optical drives | Digit

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has created a new memory hybrid, called the HyDrive, which is an optical-SSD, or SSD-ODD. They unveiled it at Computex 2010, which kicked off today at Taipei. Specially created for the laptop platform, the Hitachi-LG SSD-ODD was showcased in two variants, 32GB or 64GB of NAND Flash memory, coupled with a SATA 3.0Gbps interface. The HyDrive can apparently boost the performance of a laptop’s HDD in two ways, as explained by Hitachi-LG Data Storage CMO, YK Park: “One is through using the entire SSD as a cache…

Intel makes its first mSATA small form factor solid state drives – the 310 Series | Digit

Looks like the Intel SSD roadmap is on track, with the processor giant releasing the Soda Creek 310 Series of solid state drives, which while delivering the same performance as the x25 series, are 1/8th the size. [RELATED_ARTICLE]Meant for a world of netbooks, laptops, tablets and other portable devices, and even small form factor desktops, the Intel 310 Series SSDs are based on 34nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. They are just 5mm thick, and are 1.8-inch drives about the size of a credit card, at 51 mm x…

Verbatim introduces SATA 3GB/s SSDs in Indian market, starting Rs. 5,500 | Digit

Verbatim has launched a SATA 3GB/s internal 2.5-inch SSD, with 64GB starting from Rs. 5,500, and featuring 3-year limited warranty. A 128GB version will also be available. The Verbatim SATA II SSD is capable of reading up to 270MB/sec. Other features include a MTBF rating of 1,000,000 hours, and shock rating of 1,500G. The package will include a 3.5-inch drive bay adapter plate and power cable for optional desktop installations. Verbatim promises low power consumption with the SSD, for improved laptop battery-life performance. It also has Windows 7 TRIM support.…

SanDisk introduces iSSD – a faster, smaller and higher capacity solid state drive | Digit

SanDisk has publically announced a first-of-its-kind solid state drive that offers higher capacities and performance (160MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write speeds) than current solutions, all in a much smaller amount of space, as small as a postage stamp. Called the iSSD drive, it is the first solid state drive to use a SATA interface in a small ball grid array package, and can be soldered onto any motherboard, and, is ideal for mobile platforms, such as netbooks, tablets, and phones. Power consumption figures are not known yet though.…

SATA 6Gbps OCZ Agility 4 SSDs launched in India, starting from Rs. 6,450 | Digit

OCZ has launches its new Agility 4 series of solid state drives in India, starting from Rs. 6,450 for 64GB, with a 3-year warranty. Featuring the SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) specification, the new OCZ SSDs use the Indilinx Everest 2 controller platform, normally used on the company’s flagship Vertex 4 SSD series. According to OCZ, the Agility 4 SSDs offer an excellent combination of interface speed, input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance, and enterprise-grade endurance and reliability, all in a value-oriented SSD. The Everest 2 controller platform supposedly excels in…

Strontium unveils ultra-speed 2.5-inch Swift-series Solid State Drives (SSDs) | Digit

    Strontium Swift-series 2.5-inch SSDs Strontium, a pioneer in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced the launching of its new 2.5” Swift Solid State Drive (SSD) into the market which is equipped to deliver all the benefits of Flash disk technology driven by the Serial ATA II interface. Strontium SSDs have been introduced as industry-standard drop-in replacements for traditional hard drives. SSDs being flash-based drives are expected to offer greater reliability and faster performance than traditional magnetic hard drives. They are rated to consume less power, dissipate…

Seagate releases its Solid State Hybrid Drive, the Momentus XT, for Rs. 6,800 | Digit

Rajesh Khurana, Seagate Country Manager for India and SAARC Seagate today officially announced the release of ground breaking Solid State Hybrid Drive technology based on Adaptive Memory, which learns and optimizes the drive’s performance for each user by moving frequently used information into the flash memory for faster access. It simultaneously unveiled the Momentus XT, the world’s fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive to distribution channels, VARs and system builders in India. The Momentus XT reportedly combines the performance of both a SSD (Solid State Drive) & hard disk drive,…

Corsair announces availability of Neutron SSDs in India | Digit

Corsair has announced the global availability of the Neutron Series GTX and Neutron Series Solid-State Drives. The Neutron series are Corsair’s 4th generation SSDs, which were introduced at the Computex event held in June. The Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs are powered by the LM87800 SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD). Corsair says its new SSDs bring professional-grade performance and provides more reliability to PC enthusiasts, content creators, and IT professionals. Neutron GTX SSDs deliver up to a super-high 90,000 random read and write IOPs (input/output operations per second) and…

Kingston introduces SSDNow V+180 range of solid state drives for ultra-mobile devices | Digit

Kingston Digital has unveiled the SSNow V 180 range of solid state drives, designed for today’s ultra-mobile devices. The SSDNow lineup of solid state drives is known for its extreme durability and endurance, as evinced by the Kingston SSD Destructo Challenge. Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston, spoke about the new range of SSDNow drives: “Kingston Technology has listened to its customers, delivering the SSDNow V 180 Series. Enterprises, SMBs and consumers can upgrade ultra-thin notebooks, certain notebooks, netbooks, and tablet PC with a 1.8-inch form factor…

We could see the first 1PB Solid State Drive as early as 2023 | Digit

As the future creeps up on all of us, technology shows no signs of slowing down. As chips get smaller and storage becomes even larger, CEO and founder of Nimbus Data, Thomas Izakovich has just revealed that the company is working on Solid State Drives that can store 400TB of data. In an exclusive interview with TechRadar, Izakovich said, “we can do 200TB in 2021 and likely 400TB by 2023.”. So, why is it that a drive that is 400TB in size is so important. Well, for one, a drive…