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Intel Optane SSD 905P offers super-fast storage (super-pricey too)

Intel’s latest solid state drive featuring 3D Xpoint technology is the company’s fastest yet. The Intel Optane SSD 905P supports sequential read/write speeds up to 2600 MB/s and 2200 MB/s, respectively, and Random 4K read/write speeds of 575,000/550,000 IOPS. Real-world performance will likely be lower, but early benchmarks suggest the new SSD is the fastest […]

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Intel launches Optane 800P SSD for mainstream consumers (speedy, pricey storage)

It’s been about a year since Intel launched its first Optane storage for mainstream computers. But the first consumer solid state drives to use 3D Xpoint technology were pretty expensive when you looked at the price-per gigabyte, which is one of the reasons Intel decided to launch low-capacity drives meant to be used alongside a […]

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Microsoft introduces a $1199 Surface Book 2 with a 128GB SSD ($300 cheaper than the 256GB model)

Microsoft is cutting prices (and features) for some of its latest Surface devices. Last year the company started selling an entry-level Surface Pro tablet that didn’t come with a Surface Pen for folks that wanted to save some money and didn’t mind the missing feature. Now the company is selling a $799 Surface Laptop with […]

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Intel Optane Memory launches for $44 and up (speedy cache compliments your hard drive)

Intel’s first consumer-grade 3D Xpoint memory solution is going on sale this week. First unveiled in March, Intel Optane Memory is basically a small solid state drive using a new type of memory technology and designed to be paired with a hard drive to offer the best of both worlds: the large storage capacity of […]

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Western Digital’s first portable SSD sells for $100 and up

Storage company Western Digital has been selling USB hard drives for years. But the company’s a bit of a latecomer to the portable solid state drive space. Now Western Digital is making up for lost time with the introduction of a tiny, speedy SSD that’s available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. The WD My […]

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Intel’s speedy Optane storage coming to consumer PCs next month (in small, affordable doses)

Intel’s Optane memory offers speeds that are almost as fast as what you’d expect from RAM. But unlike DRAM, Optane is non-volatile, which means that you won’t lose any data if you turn off your computer. Earlier this month Intel launched the first Optane solid state drive. But that 375GB SSD is designed for enterprise […]

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Intel launches its first Optane SSD with 3D XPoint memory (for enterprise)

Almost two years after Intel and Micron unveiled a new type of solid state storage said to be up to 1,000 times faster than flash, Intel is finally launching a commercial product that uses 3D XPoint technology. It’s called the Intel Optane P4800X, and it’s a solid state drive designed for enterprise applications. It’s also […]

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Rising SSD prices mean most 2017 laptops will probably have 256GB or less

Solid State Drives are faster, more energy efficient, and quieter than hard drives, just to name a few of the reasons many computer users prefer SSDs over HDDs. But they also cost more, which is why you often find laptops with 1TB hard drives selling for less than models with 256GB SSDs. That’s probably not going […]

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Lenovo unveils 48TB SSD, Seagate shoots for 60 terabytes, making Samsung’s 32TB SSD seem small(ish)

Remember last summer when Samsung introduced a 16TB solid state drive? That’s nothing. This week Seagate announced that it’s working on a 60 terabyte SSD, and Lenovo is also working on a 48TB SSD. Sadly, neither of these storage devices is likely to show up in your next laptop. Both Lenovo and Seagate are positioning their […]