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Asus K93SV Notebook Supports 3.5" Hard Drives

Asus has released details around their new K93 series of notebooks. Sure, they have the latest Intel processors and other great highlights like IceCool technology to keep the motherboard cool and an award-winning chicklet keyboard. But when it comes to storage the Asus K93SV really gets creative, sporting an option for dual drives with a 3.5" hard drive as the primary system drive. 

HighPoint Releases New USB 3.0 Card Supporting 2GB/s

Are you looking for a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your slightly outdated Windows or Linux PC so you can use the latest generation of USB peripherals? HighPoint Technologies is hoping you are because they've begun shipping a 4-port USB 3.0 adapter they're calling the RocketU 1144A. With a list price of $89.00, the PCIe 2.0 x4 adapter is capable of 5GB/s of throughput on each of its ports.

Nimbus Data Systems Provides eBay with 100TB of Flash Storage

Nimbus Data Systems has announced eBay has implemented more than 100TB of its S-class flash memory to power its VMWare server infrastructure.

OCZ Launches Enterprise Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD

OCZ has launched their latest enterprise-class PCIe SSD, the Z-Drive R4. Packing up to eight SandForce SF-2282 processors, the Z-Drive R4 is able to channel upwards of 5,600MB/s and 1.2M IOPS when equipped with two OCZ SuperScale storage controllers. With a growing popularity in cloud-based storage solutions, OCZ is aiming to position the PCIe interface as the leading standard for tier-one storage solutions utilizing their 2nd-generation Virtualized Controller Architecture.

Toshiba MQ01ABD 1TB 9.5mm Notebook Hard Drive Released

Toshiba is getting into the mainstream 1TB notebook hard drive game with the MQ01ABD which features two 500GB platters with 744GB/in areal density in a standard 9.5mm drive height. 

OWC Upgrades Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD to Toggle NAND

OWC has quietly rolled out a significant improvement to their Mercury Extreme Pro 6G family of SSDs. Previously OWC was using 25nm IMFT synchronous NAND in these drives. Now the entire line has migrated to 32nm Toshiba toggle NAND, the same high quality and high performance NAND found in the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS and the Patriot Wildfire.

Samsung Releases SE-208AB USB-Powered Optical Drive

Once considered a necessity, the internal optical disk drive is becoming a thing of the past as manufacturers jettison the component to make notebook computers thinner, lighter and less power-hungry. Samsung has joined this trend with its latest notebooks, but today announced a thin external DVD Writer for those who find themselves needing to burn DVDs or CDs. The drive is thin and takes its styling cues from the Series 9 notebooks, but it should look fine sitting next to a Macbook Air or even a netbook.

SanDisk Launches New Ultra SSD Line

SanDisk announced their new Ultra SSD line, offering SATA II drives aimed at customers looking to bring new life to old systems. Offered in three capacities ranging from 60 to 240GB, these SSDs have speeds topping at 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write. With prices starting as low as $129.99, these drivers are aimed with budget shoppers in mind.

Intel Prepares Firmware Update for Affected SSD 320 Models

Over the weekend, Intel announced on their discussion forums they were in the process of validating a firmware update to patch the SSD 320 from the "Bad Context 13x Error" which had plagued certain users. This issue mostly surrounded power cycling the drive, where under certain conditions the drive would report as having a capacity of 8MB.

Apple Issues Hard Drive Recall

Apple is recalling Seagate 1TB hard drives sold within iMac systems because the drives "may fail under certain conditions." Affected iMac systems include 21.5" and 27" models that were sold between May and July of this year.