Introducing Lexar ExpressCard, a solid-state drive (SSD) that provide high-performance, high-capacity plug-in storage for laptop computers. The card fits easily into the ExpressCard slot of newer laptops to deliver extra memory, and reliably back up data. Ideal for use with Windows Vista, the Lexar ExpressCard SSD is enhanced for use with ReadyBoost, a Windows feature that allows you to boost your system performance with fast caching directly to the ExpressCard. With valuable free software, Windows Vista compatibility, and a limited lifetime warranty, the Lexar ExpressCard SSD is an ideal solution to maximize system storage and performance while on the go.
http://live.pirillo.com - Swat sent me a video email, wondering what exactly a solid state hard drive is... and is it better than a regular hard drive.
Jim Utley of Solid State Logic demonstrates SSL's amazing new Matrix analog console/digital signal router and DAW control surface. Now available from www.audioMIDI.com!
The Solid State Logic Mynx Mini X-Rack is a two-unit desktop "mini-rack" for use with SSL's X-Rack series modules. Get the legendary SSL sound (old and new) in a portable and affordable solution! Available at www.audiomidi.com.
Patriot Warp series Solid State Drive (SSD) is the latest in storage technology. Using the state-of-the-art NAND flash chips and ultra-fast controllers, the Warp SSD drive is available from 32GB to 250GB capacity delivering a blazing transfer speed up to 175MB/s read and 100 MB/s write. Compare to conventional disk drives, built with 100% moving-free parts and housed in a vibration and shock resistance housing, the Warp SSD drives provide a rock solid operating environment even during extreme working conditions, a perfect solution for a wide range of applications that require ruggedness, minimal power consumption, cooler temperature and silent operations. With reliability in mind, the Warp SSD drives has 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) and built in wear leveling technology in addition to the standard 2 year warranty to maximize the life span of the drive and preserve your data integrity by automatic mark and block bad data cells.
Combining the speed and durability advantages solid-state technology with the versatility of eSATA and USB connection interfaces, Transcend's SSD18M is an innovative new type of storage device that offers fashionable good looks and high-capacity mobile storage convenience. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, this handy device is made of reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, which not only eliminates the possibility of mechanical failure resulting from vibration and shock, but also provides substantial weight savings and reduced power consumption. With both eSATA and USB2.0 interface options, this portable SSD features the ultimate in connection flexibility, offering guaranteed speed along with multi-platform compatibility. Aside from its high-speed performance and solid-state durability, the SSD18M’s chic gloss diamond pattern fascia also distinguishes it as a genuinely fashionable device. SSD18M provides ultra-portable convenience, with a shape that fits perfectly in a pocket, briefcase or purse. Combining portability, speed and reliability inside an extremely elegant exterior, the SSD18M is the perfect choice for storing essential files either at home or when traveling.
Patriot Warp Series V2 Solid State Drives (SSD) is the latest in storage technology. Using the state-of-the-art NAND flash chips and ultra-fast controllers, the Warp SSD Drive is available from 32 GB to 128 GB capacity delivering a blazing transfer speed up to 175MB/s read and 100 MB/s write. Compare to conventional hard disk drives, built with 100% moving-free parts and housed in a vibration and shock resistance housing, the Warp SSD Drives provide a rock solid operating environment even during extreme working conditions, a perfect solution for a wide range of applications that require ruggedness, minimal power consumption, cooler temperature and silent operations. With reliability in mind, the Warp SSD Drives has 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) and built in wear leveling technology in addition to the standard 2 year warranty. Wear leveling is a proprietory technology to maximize the life span of the Drive and preserve your data integrity by automatic mark and block bad data cells.
Granting your system the sophisticated performance of flash-based technology, OCZ Vertex Series 120GB Solid State Drive OCZSSD2-1VTX120G - 2.5", SATA II offfers the performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series 120GB Solid State Drive OCZSSD2-1VTX120G - 2.5", SATA II is based on all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new controller design and architecture, blazing read/write speeds, and 64MB of onboard cache. OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to common hard drives in consumer targeted mobile applications.
Corsair solid state disk drives set a new standard for reliability in desktop and notebook storage solutions. Corsair solid state disk drives utilize specially selected ICs to enable a life expectancy of over 100 years and impact resistance up to 1500Gs. Unlike traditional mechanical hard disk drives, Corsair solid state disk drives have no moving parts. This results in faster system responsiveness, quieter operation and reduced overall system temperatures.
Don't want to drag your desktop or laptop computer around just access your valuable data? Wintec Solid-Go 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive is a dual interface SATA & USB device that delivers nothing but compact, high-quality performance. The built in USB cable makes this drive as universally compabitible as they come, the Wintec Solid-Go 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive allows instant connection to any readily available USB ports. The SATA connection can effortlessly achieve blazingly fast data transfer speeds.
The OCZ Vertex Series Mac Edition Solid State Drive is the result of the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology. The Mac Edition delivers the incredible performance enthusiasts have come to expect from OCZ’s premium Solid State Drive offerings with the peace of mind knowing they are tested in Apple’s own labs. Additionally, the drives feature speeds up to a blazing 240MB/s sequential read and 170MB/s sequential write and 64MB onboard cache, while delivering extended battery life, increased system responsiveness, and superior durability compared to conventional hard drives.
http://www.netbooknews.com Benmarks of the PhotoFast G-Monster V4S 32GB Indilinx SLC Solid State Disk.PhotoFast V4S is a 2.5” SSD that uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB cache. This is a pretty common theme these days, but the V4S has an interesting twist. The memory used is not the standard MLC that we have seen with countless other Indilinx controlled drives, but high end SLC memory that is reserved for the enterprise market.
Sean Carruthers learns some of the advantages of a solid state drive and how to switch to one from Jason Elles and Imation. A Internet video series by butterscotch.com.
[Trailer for Members Show] It's well established that Solid State Drives offer incredible performance over traditional hard drives. Cool running and with no moving parts, an SSD drive can significantly boost any computers performance, turning your previously adequate laptop or desktop machine into a screaming powerhouse. Add in silent running, low heat generation and increased reliability, SSDs can make an enormous difference to your day to day computing experience.
SSDs are now becoming mainstream with major manufacturers and vendors supplying SSDs in standard 2.5" drive enclosures for simple installation in to a variety of machines. Apple has been installing SSDs in the MAcBook Air since its launch and now has build to order SSD options for the MacBook Pro.
The performance benefits of SSDs do come at a price, however. The higher capacity SSDs are expensive with 256GB SSDS commanding a price of $600 to $800 but these prices will fall significantly over the next year or two.
This weeks show introduces you to SSDs and explores several options on how you could utilise an SSD in your laptop, cost effectively.
If you can afford the higher capacity SSDs, great, but I take a look at how you might utilise a smaller, and consequently cheaper, SSD to gain performance increases, yet enable you to break free from the constraints of a lower capacity drive.
In summary, this weeks Extra members show covers:
Preparing to replace your Hard Drive
Backing up to a Voyager Q Docking Station
Replacing a SATA drive with an SSD Drive in a MacBook Pro
Installing an SSD Drive in a Mac Pro with MaxConnect
Removing your Optical Drive
Adding a second Drive to a Laptop with MCE Optibay
Moving Your Home Directory to a secondary Drive
This weeks show includes live video taking you through all the stages of installing an SSD drive and replacing your MacBook Pro optical drive with an MCETech Optibay to add a second drive to your laptop.
The technique illustrated in this weeks show is to replace your standard high capacity standard drive with a smaller SSD drive to act as a fast boot drive. Using the OptiBay, it's possible to then remove your usually under utilised optical drive, and re-install your standard drive as a secondary drive for your data. The show also includes detailed instructions for moving your Home directory to the secondary drive, so space is not a problem.
The MCE OptiBay also allows you to use standard drives for various RAID options, or booting multiple operating systems as discussed in the show.
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Solid state drives (SSDs)
are a high-end options on some notebooks. Currently, they seem to be the exclusive domain of executives who insist on having something a little bit better than their minions. SSD is awesome because it requires less power than a spinning hard drive to run, is way faster, doesn't heat up as much as a spinning drive and is much more durable to boot. With this 128GB SSD kit from Imation, an SSD in your notebook (or netbook) takes a step closer to reality. The aforementioned executives will have to find the next big thing to waste the IT department money on. The heart bleeds. A Internet video series by butterscotch.com.
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