Kingston KC600 SSD family now includes 2.5-inch and mSATA form factors starting INR 4300 | Digit

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today introduced the new form factors of the legendary Kingston KC600 SSD to take ahead the legacy of the compelling product. The Kingston KC600 SSD family now comes in both 2.5-inch and mSATA form factors using SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility. It is also available in a bundle kit which provides everything one needs for a smooth and easy desktop and notebook installation and upgrade. Kingston KC600 is a full capacity SSD designed to provide remarkable performance…

Understanding the technology behind SSHDs | Digit

Storage is something we can never have enough of. There is so much data that is available online and the fact that we contribute to the same with a plethora of multimedia devices which are at our disposal makes for even more data that needs to be put somewhere. This is where the need for more storage arises. However, it’s not just about adding a new hard drive these days. A few years back content quality and size was lesser than what we have now. Back then images were limited…

SSHDs: Hitting the sweet spot on balance of storage space and performance | Digit

In the previous article we explained what the whole concept was behind the new storage innovation that has been dubbed the SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive). We’ll now be going into the drive in further detail this time and all doubts about the drive and the underlying technology should be hopefully erased after you’ve gone through this one. A little about SSD caching When SSDs started coming into the market they were pretty expensive and though they are more affordable now the price/GB ratio is still higher than normal hard…

Seagate acquires select elements of Samsung’s HDD business | Digit

Seagate Technology, one of the top hard drive manufacturers in the world, announced yesterday it had acquired select elements of Samsung’s HDD business, for a sum of $1.4 billion. According to the press release, the strategic agreement includes extensive supply and cross-licensing arrangements. The deal will give Seagate access not just to assets and infrastructure, but also talent in the form of employees. Assets include Samsung’s leading M8 product line of high-capacity, 2.5-inch HDDs, and includes NAND Flash and semiconductor technology required to make SSDs – something Seagate sorely needs…

Kingston Fury replaces HyperX as Kingston’s new gaming, high-performance and enthusiast brand for SSD, Flash and DRAM | Digit

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the name of its new high-performance, enthusiast and gaming brand: Kingston FURY. Building on the incredible success of the HyperX memory products, Kingston has rebranded its DRAM, flash and SSD gaming line into Kingston FURY, investing resources and knowledge from its core business to create the next generation of performance products. Kingston FURY continues the evolution of leading-edge, high-performance, enthusiast and gaming memory solutions from the largest independent memory manufacturer in the world, backed by three decades…

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…

OCZ launches Synapse Cache Series SSDs in India, starting Rs. 6,490 | Digit

OCZ has launches its Synapse Cache Series 2.5-inch SSDs in India, with prices starting at Rs. 6,490 for 64GB. The OCZ Synapse Cache Series SSDs are optimized for caching applications and uses Dataplex cache software to dynamically manage the Synapse SSD in conjunction with standard hard disk drives (HDDs), to provide users with SSD-level performance across the entire capacity of the HDD. “The industry has shown that it craves the performance advantages that SSDs provide, however, many users still value the high capacities associated with HDDs,” said Tobias Brinkmann, Director…

Kingmax introduces first-in-class 1TB SSDs and Indian channel partners | Digit

Kingmax, a Taiwanese company best known for its DRAM and NAND Flash memory, heralded its first major push into the Indian market last week, introducing its partners in the country, as well as some its latest products, including first-in-class 1TB SSD drives and 64GB SDXC cards. The company announced its four major distribution partners – Salora, Kingstar, Redington & Supertron – at the channel partner and media event. Also at hand, was Mr. Lawrence Chang, Kingmax’s Global Sales VP, who introduced the Kingmax group of companies, and spoke about the…

Western Digital completes acquisition of Hitachi GST, for $4.1bn | Digit

Western Digital yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of Viviti Technologies (formerly Hitachi GST, the Japanese giant’s storage division), for  roughly  $4.1 bn. As part of the deal, Hitachi received 10 percent of Western Digital’s total shares, and can appoint two members on WD’s board. Seagate recently also completed its acquisition of Samsung’s HDD business, forming two large groups in the HDD industry. However, WD will be creating two new subsidiary companies, tentatively WD and HGST, which will offer storage products under different brands, as part of its deal with…

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.…