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Intel, Micron to announce world's densest flash memory

Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. on Monday plan to announce the world's first 25-nanometer NAND flash technology, which will make it possible to double the storage capacity of devices like smartphones, music and media players, and solid-state d...

Seagate to release world's thinnest laptop drive

Seagate Technology today announced what it's calling the world's thinnest laptop and netbook hard drive, the Momentus Thin drive, which at 7mm, is just over a quarter of an inch thick and is 25% slimmer than a traditional .37-in. (9.5mm), 2.5-in. har...

First USB 3.0 flash drive has 10X the speed of previous drives

Super Talent Technology <a href="http://www.supertalent.com/home/press_view.php?prid=a8baa56554f96369ab93e4f3bb068c22&amp;lid=c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b">today announced</a> what it claimed is the industry's USB 3.0 compliant flash drive, which...

Blu-ray tanks in PCs

Despite a rapid rise in the sale of consumer Blu-ray Disc players due to a drop in prices and an increase in high-definition movie content, Blu-ray players in PCs are not seeing any significant increase in sales, according to iSuppli Corp.

Apple works on MacBook Pro hard drive fix

Apple is working on a software update to address hard drive issues affecting its latest 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops. Users are complaining in droves on Internet forums that machines configured with faster, 7,200-rpm Seagate hard disk driv...

Vinyl record sales double in '08, CDs down

Audiophiles have long argued that vinyl records offer better sound quality compared to CDs or MP3s, but their stoic loyalty in the face of change was seen as little more than nostalgia over the 25 years digital recordings has dominated the music indu...

Micron to launch hyper-fast SSD, touts 1GB/sec throughput

Within the next year, Micron technology expects to bring to market a high-end solid-state disk (SSD) drive that could achieve 1GB/sec throughput, according to a Micron executive. The transfer speed is four times that offered by Intel's newest SSD, th...

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