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Intel and Micron Announce 25nm Triple Level Cell NAND

Intel and Micron have announced the delivery of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash built on 25nm process technology. Samples are going out and full line production is expected this year.

Intel's SSD Roadmap Leaked - X25-M G3 Confirmed for 2010

Intel's SSD roadmap through Q1 of 2011 has been leaked and it includes everything Intel SSD fans have been hoping for, and more. The X25-M G3 is confirmed through this document to come in 160GB, 300GB and 600GB capacities, with their new 25nm MLC NAND flash due out Q4 this year. The rest of the line is getting a refresh too, and a new small form factor SSD debuts. 

Toshiba Launches Wipe Technology, Icy Dock Quad Bay 2.5" Drive Rack, Verbatim Goes Leather

In this storage news roundup we cover Toshiba's new Wipe technology, that kills a drive's data when powered off, Icy Dock's new 4-bay drive enclosure and Verbatim using leather to wrap their external hard drives. 

The Impact of Misalignment

Solid state drives (SSDs) are becoming more common place now in desktop and mobile computers. The advantages of these drives are obvious the first time they are used. They are much faster and give a user a much better experience accessing data on their computers. When people upgrade their own hardware and include an SSD to their PC, care must be taken during the data migration process to make sure the new hardware is aligned correctly at a software level so data will be accessed in the most optimal way. IT administrators face a different set of problems with the introduction of 4K sectors. This will be compounded as storage systems increase inside companies and new drives are added.

Samsung F4EG EcoGreen Announced

Samsung has announced the F4EG their latest generation EcoGreen hard drive. 2TB drive features three platters (667GB each) with 19% better standby time performance and 23% lower power consumption in standby mode than the previous F3EG (Samsung F3EG Review). 

Infinitec Announces USB Wireless Sharing Device

Start-up company Infinitec has announced the IUM, a USB device that acts as an ad-hoc stemming device allowing computers to send content back and forth to one another.

Super Talent UltraDrive MX SSD Launched

Super Talent Technology has added to their SSD line with the UltraDrive MX SSD. The UltraDrive MX is highlighted by the becomingly popular SATA II and mini-USB dual-interface. The USB connection makes it simple to use the drive externally, great for cloning the drive for use in a new machine, without the need for an external enclosure. 

Toshiba Announces New 2.5" 7200RPM Drives

Toshiba has announced their latest 2.5-inch 7200RPM drives for a variety of applications including notebook computers, servers, and high security. Three different product lines will be available.

LSI Launches New 6Gb/s High Port Count Storage Adapters

LSI has expanded their 6Gb/s SAS card family with new high port count storage adapters. They support both internal storage and external JBOD expansion and range from 4 to 28 ports in a variety of configurations.

OWC Intros Multi-Mount 2.5"/3.5" Drive Adapter

Other World Computing has announced their Multi-Mount adapter kits for installing 2.5-inch hard drives and SSDs into 3.5-inch bays. Kits are available for Mac, Mac Pro, and PC tower computers.