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The Death of the Hard Drive

"The Chrome OS will at first be available on all-black laptops from Samsung and Acer. And because the new platform stores everything -- files, applications, data bits and bytes, literally everything -- on online servers rather than on your home or office PC, those new PCs running it won't require gobs of storage. In fact, they won't require any storage at all. The new Google laptops come without hard drives, in other words. Other hardware manufacturers have seen the trend, too: The ebook readers from Amazon and Barnes & Noble don't have hard drives.

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On the outside the Patriot Rage 32GB  Flash Drive looks like your typical flash drive, but it will perform better than standard flash drives because it uses four 4 NAND chips and thus data is managed intelligently and simultaneously transferred, resulting in enhanced performance, especially write speeds. If you're in market for a great looking, durable, fast USB2 flash drive then consider the Patriot Rage lineup. 



Corsair 16GB Padlock 2 USB Drive

FREMONT, California — June 17, 2010Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the addition of a 16GB model to its Flash Padlock® 2 line of secure USB flash drives. With 16GB of flash memory, the newest Padlock doubles the amount of secure storage from the previous version.

Prototype: Flash_Destroyer

EEPROMs, such as flash memory, store data in electronic devices like cell phones, smart cards, SD cards, and solid-state drives. This type of memory can only endure a limited number of writes, it will eventually wear out and it won’t store new data. The Flash Destroyer explores that limit by writing and verifying a common EEPROM chip, rated for 1 million writes, until it burns out.

Samsung 20nm Flash Memory Price War

Samsung has developed a 20nm process for manufacturing NAND flash memory chips--leapfrogging the 25nm process unveiled less than three months ago by IMFT, the joint venture between Intel and Micron. Intel and Micron may be forced to engage in a flash memory price war after all.The new Samsung flash process enables the South Korean chip manufacturer to develop 34 gigabit, or four gigabyte, MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips. New SD cards built with the 20nm process are expected by the end of this year in capacities ranging from 4Gb to 64Gb.

NSA on the Flash-Media Hunt

Shh, the National Security Agency has developed a software tool that detects thumb drives or other flash media connected to a network, and any federal agency can get a copy free -- no box tops or coupons required.

The NSA provided a brief tantalizing description of its USBDetect 3.0 Computer Network Defense Tool in the unclassified part of its fiscal 2011 budget request.

Secure Pro Swiss Army knife with 32GB

A Swiss Army knife retains a lot of tools, but sometimes I get greedy and wish that mine could offer just a little more. Perhaps something more…modern. It looks like USB storage is the next step.

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Corsair® Announces 32GB Flash Voyager® Mini

FREMONT, California, March 24, 2010Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the addition of a 32GB model to its award-winning Flash Voyager Mini line of USB flash drives. The increased capacity allows a huge number of movies, music, photos and personal documents to be stored in a format that’s one third the size of typical USB Flash drives.

Corsair Ultra-High Speed, High Capacity USB Flash Drives

Hannover, Germany. March 2, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the Flash Voyager® GTR family of USB flash drives. These USB flash drives feature outstanding speed in a variety of densities.

The quad-channel architecture employed by the Flash Voyager GTR series delivers read speeds up to 34MB/s and write speeds up to 28MB/s, approaching the maximum transfer rates supported by the USB 2.0 interface.

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