SSD

  • Sony is targeting creative pros like photographers and videographers with the introduction of two new external drives. Available as a high performance model and a standard compact flavor, the SSDs boast impressively fast read/write speeds, hardware encryption, and are impact-, water, and dust-proof.
  • At IFA this week, Samsung has unveiled the Portable SSD X5, a new solid state drive designed with speed in mind. To that end, it's kitted out with a Thunderbolt 3 connection and built on the NVMe platform, marking two firsts for Samsung's portable consumer SSDs.
  • Intel has unveiled what it calls the world’s densest solid state drive (SSD), packing 32 TB into a device the size of an old 12-inch ruler. The development should help data centers get more bang for their buck, cutting the cost of cooling and making more efficient use of the physical space.
  • ​Just over a decade ago, Samsung announced the imminent arrival of the first laptops to come with 32 GB NAND flash storage. Now the first consumer-level 4-bit, 4 TB SATA solid state drives have begun mass production, signaling a possible turning point for high capacity home storage.​
  • Toshiba Memory America has launched a new range of NVM express solid state drives, the first to be based on the company's 96-layer 3D flash memory. The company says that it's aiming its XG6 series at client computer, high performance mobile, embedded, gaming and data center systems.
  • Photographers, video editors and other creative professionals now have a super fast storage tool to help transport and work with high-bandwidth media files. Other World Computing has announced that the ThunderBlade SSD first shown off at CES back in January is now up for sale.
  • ​Last month Samsung revealed its latest record-breaking large capacity solid state drive cramming 30 TB into a 2.5-inch drive format unit. Now Nimbus Data has quickly smashed Samsung’s benchmark launching the ExaDrive DC100 – a 3.5 inch SSD drive unit with a massive 100 TB capacity.
  • Billed as the world's largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI SSD, the PM1643 has now entered mass production. Samsung has managed to cram 30.72 TB of storage into a 2.5-inch drive format unit, which it hopes will help accelerate the move from hard drives to solid state storage in enterprise systems.
  • Data hungry folks looking for pocket-friendly storage for 4K videos may have a friend in Samsung, with the release of the T5 portable SSD. The pint-sized drive features high density 64-layer V-NAND solid state technology and makes the most of its USB-C port for super quick data transfer rates.
  • Businesses are being forced to store huge amounts of data, and manufacturers are ramping up the capacity of their hardware to cope with the load. The latest product of that practice is the 60TB SAS SSD from Seagate, the world's largest solid state drive.
  • Broadcast professionals recording UHD content need high capacity storage with fast data transfer speeds. Combining Thunderbolt 3 and the latest PCIe SSD technologies results in face-melting data throughput speeds – meet the new solid state drives from Sonnet and Akitio.
  • Samsung looked to usher in the consumer adoption of SSDs back in 2013 with the launch of its speedy EVO series. It continues to forge ahead with its high-capacity vision for consumer-oriented, flash memory storage solutions with the addition of a pair of 2TB SSDs to its lineup.