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Netgear Updates ReadyNAS Line with Apple/Android Support, Better Performance

Netgear has updated its line of ReadyNAS Ultra home performance storage systems with new firmware that increases performance up to 50 percent. To top it off, the company has also lowered the price of the units.

OCZ Vertex 3 Gets New Form Factors

OCZ is using Computex to profile their entire family of SSDs and related products - especially the popular Vertex 3 line. The consumer Vertex 3 has been updated to include 1.8" and 3.5" form factors. Like the mainsteam 2.5" version, both feature SATA 6Gb/s and a SandForce SF-2281 processor. 

OCZ Launches Three New RevoDrive Models: RevoDrive 3, RevoDrive 3 X2, and RevoDrive Hybrid

At Computex OCZ launched three new PCIe-based SSDs extending their already popular RevoDrive lineup. The new models include the dual-processor RevoDrive 3, the quad-processor RevoDrive 3 X2, and the new SSD/HDD RevoDrive Hybrid. All models sport the latest SandForce SF-2200 processors, with speeds upwards of 200,000 random 4K write IOPS offered on the RevoDrive 3 X2.

OCZ Everest SSD Platform

At Computex OCZ is showing off the first fruits of their Indilinx acquisition - the Everest SSD platform. SSDs based on the platform will use the SATA 6Gb/s interface to offer read speeds of up to 520MB/s and writes of 410MB/s. 

 

SanDisk Launches New SSD U100 and iSSD i100 For Small Form-Factor Devices

SanDisk launched two new SATA 6Gb/s small form-factor SSDs aptly named the SSD U100 and iSSD i100. Targeted at the tablet and ultra-thin notebook market segment, these SSDs are packaged in multiple sizes including half-slim SATA SSD, mSATA, and mSATA mini.

Sans Digital Announces New USB 3.0 RAID Towers

Sans Digital's new Tower RAID+ series devices have USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity and eight storage bays for up to 24TB of total capacity. The TR8UT towers feature a hardware RAID engines for improved performance.

HighPoint Launches Value SAS 6Gb/s Host-Bus Adapter

HighPoint Technologies has announced the availability of its new RocketRAID 2720SGL, which it claims is the lowest-priced SAS 6Gb/s HBA available today. Priced at $137, it has 8 ports and a PCI-e 2.0 interface. It supports many storage configurations including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50. The ports are fully compatible with the latest 3TB hard disks.

 

Corsair Updates Flash Voyager to USB 3.0

Corsair announced it has started shipping the USB 3.0 version of its Flash Voyager series flash drives. Corsair says its USB 3.0 drives have up to four times the read speed of their USB 2.0 drives, allowing for much shorter transfer times. The USB 3.0 drives are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, meaning legacy users are not left out.

Intel Now Offers Five-Year Warranty on Intel SSD 320 Family

Intel has announced they will be extending the warranty on their Intel SSD 320 from three to five years. This marks the first time a consumer SSD has been given a warranty length that matches that of hard drives in the consumer space. Until now, the only drives with lengthy warranties under their belt have been enterprise SSDs like the Micron RealSSD P300 we reviewed earlier this month.

SanDisk Acquires Pliant Technology

SanDisk has announced an agreement to purchase enterprise SSD developer Pliant Technology for approximately $327 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of SanDisk's second fiscal quarter, the first part of July.