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Toshiba X-Blade Gale SSD Announced

Toshiba Japan has announced the X-Blade Gale SSD which uses the same interface as the new MacBook Air SSD. Designed for ultra-portable notebooks and other compact computing environments, the X-Blade Gale comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with speeds of up to 220MB/s read and 180MB/s write. 

Addonics Intros Raid Tower; WD Photo Viewer Android App; G-DRIVE Slim External Drive is World's Thinnest

This article bundles several recent news items: Addonics has introduced its hardware-encrypted Ciper Raid towers; WD released its Photo Viewer app for Android; lastly, G-Technology by Hitach has introduced its G-DRIVE slim external drive, which is the world's thinnest.

Kingston SSDNow V+100 Announced

Kingston has announced an extension to their SSD line, the SSDNow V+100. The V+100 is highlighted by OS independent garbage collection, and a tweener capacity option of 96GB to go with more mainstream 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB options. Quoted performance numbers come in with 230MB/s read speeds and 180MB/s writes.

Buffalo Rolls Out BDXL 128GB Burner; OCZ Builds New SSD Facility; QNAP Releases Android App

This news bits roundup covers a number of announcements: Buffalo has introduce the world's first Blu-ray burner for PCs supporting the new BDXL format; OCZ announced it has built a new SSD manufacturing facility; lastly, QNAP has released its QMobile app for Android.

OCZ RevoDrive X2 Announced

OCZ has launched the RevoDrive X2, the second in the PCIe SSD line. The RevoDrive X2 is highlighted by quad-SF-1200 processors, delivering 730 MB/s sequential read speeds and 120,000 IOPS. 

Western Digital TV Live Hub Media Center Released

Western Digital has released the latest product in their WD TV line, the Live Hub media center. Live Hub is highlighted by a 1TB internal hard drive for storage and full HD 1080p HDMI output. In addition to playing local or networked content, the Live Hub also offers access to online services like Blockbuster On Demand, Netflix, Pandora and Facebook.

Patriot Torqx TRB SSD Family Launched

Patriot has announced a new family of SSDs, the Torqx TRB series. The Torqx SSDs come in 32GB and 64GB capacities and leverage the JMicron JMF616 processors. 

Iomega External SSD Flash Drive USB 3.0 Announced

Iomega has announced the External SSD Flash Drive, featuring USB 3.0 and a 1.8" SSD available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The SSD features max read speeds up to 265MB/s and writes of 215MB/s.


New Mushkin SandForce SSDs; Kingston 32GB micro SDHC card; Buffalo WebAccess NAS App

Today's news roundup covers a number of new products: Mushkin has announced its EP Series SSDs based on the SandForce SF-2000 processors; Kingston has introduced a 32GB micro SDHC card; lastly, Buffalo announced a free WebAccess app for the iPhone/iPad.

Hitachi Ultrastar C10K600 Announced

Hitachi has announced an update to their Ultrastar line, the 2.5" C10K600 which is highlighted by 10K RPM speeds and 6Gb/s SAS interface. Hitachi claims the drive delivers up to 15 percent better random and 18 percent faster sequential performance than competitive products on the market today - a bold shot across the WD VelociRaptor's bow. The Ultrastar C10K600 comes in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB capacities.