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 announces that it will ship the next generation of its solid-state drive, the 830 series, in October.
HighPoint announces two RAID controller cards that support the latest SATA 3 6Gbps interface.
Intel demonstrated a working version of USB 3.0 at CES last week. Here's what we can look forward to with the new technology.
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WD announces the availability of the WD Purple hard drive. Made specifically for surveillance applications, it's available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities for $90, $120, $160, and $200, respectively.
The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.