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Intel acknowledges SSD 320 bug, working on firmware upgrade

Intel on Sunday acknowledged that a bug could cause its SSD 320 solid-state drives to fail, and said a firmware upgrade is on its way to address the problem.

Could NAND flash kill DRAM in PCs?

NAND flash memory in PCs is posing a significant threat to the future market for DRAM, according to a new report that states solid state storage yields better...

Intel investigates possible bug in SSD 320 drives

Intel is investigating a potential bug that may be causing SSD 320 solid-state drives to fail. The company is offering replacement drives to affected customers...

i-FlashDrive transfers files between iOS and Mac or PC

PhotoFast has come up with the first two-way file transfer accessory for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and any Mac or PC.

Apple now No. 1 in flash memory consumption

Apple has surpassed HP and all other equipment manufacturers to become the world's largest consumer of semiconductor technology, thanks in large part to its mobile devices.

SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the standard-configuration iMacs and two build-to-order (BTO) models with Core i7 processors.

Move over flash: Here comes phase-change memory

University of California, San Diego researchers next week plan to demonstrate a solid state storage device that uses phase-change memory.

Sandisk updates SSD line with SATA III models

Sandisk has updated its line of solid-state drives (SSDs) for tablet and portable computers with models that feature higher performance.

Enterprise SSD testing spec released

The SNIA has developed a specification that allows users to test solid-state drives from any vendor for their performance.

University's new SSDs boost video production speeds by 16X

When Brigham Young University-Hawaii's digital media lab needed to turbo-charge its high-def video processing system, it plopped a solid state drive into its MacBook Pro laptop. It chose the latter and its drive performance immediately improved by 16 times, which allows the lab to process the 4K video resolution being recorded by its cutting-edge, $25,000 Red One video camera.

SanDisk to buy SSD maker Pliant for $327 million

SanDisk today announced an agreement to purchase enterprise-class SSD-maker Pliant for $327 million.

Samsung producing DDR 2.0 NAND flash

Samsung has begun production of its 20-nanometer DDR 2.0 NAND flash chip technology, which offers twice the capacity over its current chip and vastly better performance.

Consumer SSD sales to break out in 2012

Consumer solid-state drives will have a break-out year in 2012 due to falling prices, which will make SSDs a primary storage option for mainstream users, Gartner...