With excellent performance, the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD makes an ideal internal storage drive for laptops and desktop computers, especially those that support the 6Gbps SATA standard. Its hefty price tag will make most consumers think twice, however.
Samsung is beefing up ultrabook storage space and speed with the first 1TB solid-state drive in the miniature mSATA form factor.
At a storage capacity of 1TB, this drive is currently the largest mSATA SSD on the market.
The PlayStation 4's hard drive will be able to be replaced with a 1.5TB model, thanks to the increased size of its hard-drive dock.
Marvell unveils its third-generation SATA controller for SSDs that offers more features and high-speed performance at lower cost and energy consumption.
The LaCie Rugged external hard drive might have garnered high marks in the past, but after four years of the same design, it's fallen behind competing drives that offer tougher, more-attractive designs that cost less. If you need storage space in a protective package, we recommend models from Iomega, Transcend, and Hitachi instead.
500 GB model discontinued.
Check out the 1 TB model.
LaCie announces at CES the first Thunderbolt Hub that support eSATA drives.
Samsung announces that it will ship the next generation of its solid-state drive, the 830 series, in October.
Apple's recently released EFI firmware update for the new 2011 iMac models has reportedly unlocked SATA III performance capabilities on the new systems.
This is probably more storage than most folks need, but if you're doing anything at all with HD video--filming it, recording it, etc.--you'll find this deal hard to pass up.