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Is This the End of Rotating Hard Drives?

by Jeremiah on October 9, 2014

Samsung 3D Vertical NAND SSD

First, the official jibberish:

Samsung Electronics announced today the beginning of mass production of the first 3-bit multi-level-cell, three-dimensional, Vertical NAND flash memory, to be used in solid state drives.

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Check out this newly launched 10-bay USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure from Century Japan, the CRST1035U3IS6G. Measuring W179mm x D385mm x H330mm and weighing about 6kg, the enclosure comes with an independent power supply switch (you can power ON individually by selecting the HDD you want to use), a USB 3.0 connection interface, a built-in 140mm rear cooling fan and can house a total of ten 2.5-/3.5-inch SATA3.0 (6Gbps) HDDs/SSDs. The CRST1035U3IS6G is available now for 39,750 Yen (about $390). [Product Page]

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Silicon Power has also released their newest line of USB 3.0 flash drives, the Jewel J06. Coming in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities (black, white & dark blue color options), this super-tiny flash drives feature a high-density plastic housing that offers complete waterproof, vibration-proof and dustproof protections, a USB 3.0 connection interface and are backed by a lifetime warranty. Prices unannounced yet. [Product Page]

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A New Line Of SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs From EDGE

by Isaiah on June 13, 2014


EDGE memory is bringing you their newest line of SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs, the Revolution. Coming 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes, these slim 2.5-inch SSDs (7mm thick) are equipped with MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, a MTBF of 2 million hours and can deliver read/write speeds of up to 555/525 MB/s (120GB), 560/530 MB/s (240GB) and 540/460 MB/s (480GB), respectively. The Revolution SSDs are available now. [Product Page]

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Here comes a new line of USB 3.0 flash drives from Panram, the Jewel Series. Coming in five different storage capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (ruby & sapphire color options), these high-speed flash drives feature a refined zinc alloy housing, a USB 3.0 connection interface and a diamond cut jewel cap, and are backed by a life-time warranty. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing yet. [Panram]

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