Seagate is entering the solid state market with the Pulsar single-level cell (SLC) flash drive with SATA (serial ATA) interfaces and are available in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities, all on a 2.5-inch card.
From Seagate, the drive features:
- Single-level cell (SLC) technology optimizes SSD reliability and endurance
- 0.44 percent AFR for high reliability and endurance
- Up to 200GB capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor and 7mm z-height
- Power loss data protection to ensure against data loss upon power failure
- 5-Year Limited Warranty
- SATA 3Gb/s interface to support current blade server chipsets
- Leveraging industry-leading, global enterprise support
- Industry-leading SSS and SSD standards development through JEDEC and SNIA
General Electric announced that they have achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow a standard-size DVD to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs (500Gb). Checkout the video on how G.E. “holographic” DVD storage works.
Your investment on a PS3 is future proven when you know the console can read Pioneer’s latest Blu-ray 16 layer disc can store up to 400GB. This technology will be available to consumers in 2010. Now Square Enix can create mega huge Final Fantasy games.
From press release, The technology of the super multi-layer read-only disc is based on Blu-ray Disc (BD) with a breakthrough in material of reflective layers, according to Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan. The specifications of the pick-up head (PUH) of the disc is the same as those for the PUH of blank BD discs, and therefore the Pioneer discs can be read on BD players, the company said.
Samsung started mass production high capacity 256GB SSD. With sequential read rates of 220MB/s and sequential write rates of 200MB/s, it can rewrite data faster with erase cycles of 100GBs a minute.
The 256Gb SSD can store 25 HD movies in just 21 minutes, a significant advancement over a 7200rpm HDD, which takes about 70 minutes. It will launch applications ten times faster than the fastest 7200rpm notebook HDD.
Tthe 2.5-inch Samsung 256GB SSD retains the standard 9.5 mm drive thickness and weighs 81 g.
Lexar has announced the 16GB high-speed USB JumpDrive FireFly flash drive. This USB device is compatible with PC and Mac and comes in four colours including the new red hot colour. Full press release after the jump.
Toshiba will release the new 160Gb drive, MK1617GSC and 80Gb drive, MK8017GSG, in August. These drives are 1.8-inch with rotation speed of 5400 rpm. Yes it is small, but not tiny enough for you iPhone or MacBook Air.
Blu-ray DVD has almost overtaken HD DVD and now this would put a nail on the HD DVD camp. Sony has shrunk the diode used to produce blue laser. Meaning smaller drives and cheaper disc production. This would bring down the cost of Blu-ray discs and drives/players.
Source: Sony Japan Press Release
Transcend introduces its largest 16GB full Class 6 compliant SDHC card, which is based on the new generation of SD 2.0 cards that support the FAT32 file system format.
The card guarantees a minimum write speed of 6MB/s, includes Error Correcting Code (ECC) to automatically detect and fix errors and also includes a lifetime warranty.
ExtremeTech has done a preview of the combo drive and found that the LG GGW-H10N drive has the ability to read HD-DVD ROM discs and burn data or movies to Blu-ray media. But it currently lacks the ability to read or burn HD-DVD recordable media, though HD-DVD recordable reading might be implemented with a firmware update. The rumor on the street is that the LG drive will cost upwards of $1,000, which puts it out of reach of most of us. It’s likely that the most cost-effective way to obtain one of these drives will be to buy it built into an HP PC, at least in the short term.
This is a CD/DVD storage tower is for people who likes to keep their media neat and tidy.