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Icy Dock Intros 4-in-3 SATA Internal RAID Device

Icy Dock has introduced its MB974SP-B 4-in-3 SATA Backplane, allowing users to install four 3.5" hard drives into a computer case's 3 available 5.25" device bays.

LaCie Intros External Drive with Thunderbolt Connection

Following Apple's product announcements, LaCie is introducing its Little Big Disk featuring Thunderbolt technology. The company says this is a first of a wave of new Thunderbolt products.

Intel Thunderbolt Technology Released

Intel's Thunderbolt technology hits the market today, nestled inside Apple's refreshed line of MacBook Pro notebooks. The new machines now have a Thunderbolt port on the side, denoted with a lighting bolt logo. What consumers want to know though is "What exactly is Thunderbolt and why should I care?" Simply put, Thunderbolt  is a new high-speed PC connection that runs at 10Gb/s. A single cable supports both HD video and data transfers at the same time pretty much making all those other ports on your notebook useless, at least that's if Intel has its way. 

Mac OS Lion Preview

Apple has posted a preview of some of the hottest features of their new operating system due out this summer, dubbed Mac OS X Lion. As part of the release there are several new storage-realted features that help users not only protect their files, but share them with others very easily as well. Our favorite has to be AirDrop, which lets users send files wirelessly to anyone on the network. 

SandForce SF-2200 & SF-2100 SSD Processors Released

SandForce has brought their second generation SSD processors to the consumer space with the SF-2200 and SF-2100. The new processors leverage much of the technology from the enterprise controllers announced last year. The SF-2200 includes support for the SATA 6Gb/s interface and is the first controller to enable 500 MB/s+ read and write speeds for consumer SSDs. The SF-2100 is designed for mainstream SSDs and uses a SATA 3Gb/s interface to enable read and write speeds up to 250 MB/s. 

OWC Announces 12TB Enterprise RAID Storage Drive

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced a new hardware RAID storage drive with 12TB of storage in a desktop-sized enclosure. It features four 3TB drives in four hot-swappable bays.

New Apple MacBook Pros to have Dedicated SSD for OS?

Apple is expected to introduce a new version of its MacBook Pro notebook computer in the next two weeks. The most exciting news is the possibility of it having a separate internal 8-16GB SSD dedicated solely to the operating system.

New Lenovo ThinkPad Notebooks Announced, mSATA SSDs For Everyone!

Lenovo has announced the latest new batch of ThinkPad notebooks; the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520. Lenovo is touting several new and enhanced features like better video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, all-day battery life, enterprise management and an intuitive, easy-to-use computing experience. But we're most excited about some of the storage options, like the 80GB Intel SSD 310 being a boot drive option on all of the units and the RAID options available on the W520. 

Super Talent Announces PCIe SSDs

Super Talent has announced their new CoreStore line of Solid State Drives (SSDs) with PCIe and mini-PCIe connections. The mini-PCIe version is designed for use in notebooks, netbooks, and tablets; the standard PCIe version is for desktops. Super Talent says the MLC models have up to 350MB/s read and 80MB/s write while the SLC versions have a faster 220MB/s write.

Micron C400 (Crucial m4) 25nm SSD Update

To avoid any concerns over 25nm NAND, several SSD manufacturers are trying to get out ahead of their impending SSD releases with consumer updates on their implementation of 25nm NAND. Micron has updated us with details surrounding their new SATA 6Gb/s C400 SSD, and the consumer equivalent Crucial m4 SSD.