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iPad to lead 400 percent surge in NAND flash use

Apple’s iPad is leading an almost five-fold surge in NAND flash memory use this year as consumers gobble up tablets in increasing numbers, according to a report released Friday by HIS iSuppli.

ioSafe releases disaster-proof Rugged Portable SSD, HDD

ioSafe's Rugged Portable is an ultra-durable portable hard drive that sports the kind of multifaceted protection that would make James Bond proud.

Micron releases half-terabyte laptop SSDs

Micron Technology today announced a new line of solid-state drives (SSDs) with up to 512GB of capacity.

Lexar doubles SD storage capacity with 128GB SDXC card

Lexar Media on Monday announced the first 128GB SDXC secure digital memory card, which could help products like digital cameras store more video and images.

Analysts: flash storage to gain ground in 2011

Solid-state storage has helped to raise the wave of portable computer alternatives that has hit the market over the past few years, and 2011 is likely to see that technology become more affordable and better performing.

'ThumbDrive' ruled a protected trademark

Tthe government's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that "thumb drive" is not a generic term and therefore ThumbDrive is worthy of trademark protection.

OWC offers DIY SSD upgrade kits for MacBooks, Mac mini

OWC on Tuesday announced its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) SSD Storage Upgrade Kit. The kit allows owners of the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini to upgrade the hard drive and replace it with a solid-state drive (SSD) from OWC.

Toshiba announces enterprise-class SSD line

Toshiba announced its first 2.5-inch SAS SSDs for the enterprise, which sport fast sustained read rates of up to 510MBps.

MacBook Air flash storage torture tests

Macworld Lab performed torture tests on the flash storage in the MacBook Air, as well as on the SSD option for the iMac. Are these flash-based storage device susceptible to performance degradation over time?

Samsung unveils '3D' memory modules with 50 percent greater density

Samsung announced today that it is ready to release a new set of 8GB DIMMs that takes advantage of stacking memory chips vertically to achieve 30% fewer...

Samsung releases faster memory for smartphones, tablets

Samsung has developed a fast version of low-power memory that could help speed up applications in tablets and smartphones.

Micron unveils NAND flash storage with onboard error management

Micron will produce drives next year that combine error management techniques in the same NAND flash package, removing the overhead from host processors that...

Remains of the Day: Leftovers

The turkey and stuffing may be gone, but there's still plenty of leftovers in the tech world. Help yourself to the latest missive from Steve Jobs, another case of Apple laying the smack down, and some wishful photoshopping by Verizon.