Eee PC 900 SSD is slow

EeeUser Forums have tested the read/write speeds of the solid state drives (SSDs) shipping with the EeePC 900 and found one of them to be lacking in performance. The EeePC 900 comes with two SSDs: a 4GB one with the operating system and a 8GB (XP) or 16GB (Linux) one for your data – they…

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Laptop hard drive shortage coming?

digitimes has reported that shortages of 1.8″ and 2.5″ hard disc drives are expected later this year due to the fast growing demand for ultra-portable laptops: “Global supply of 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) may fall short in the third quarter of 2008 due to fast growing demand for use in Eee PCs, mini notebook…

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Mtron claims fastest SSD ever

It seems like we have new solid state drives (SSDs) coming out weekly, and the latest one from Mtron also claims to be the fastest SSD ever. The Pro 7500 series SSDs from Mtron are said to have a read speed of up to 130MBps and a write speed of up to 120MBps through a…

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Fujitsu 400GB Handy Drive

Fujitsu has come out with a 400GB version of their “handy drive” portable 2.5″ hard drive. This thing is about 5.6″ x 3.3″ x 0.9″, weighs 9oz and gets it power through it’s USB 2.0 connector. What’s the downside? it’s only a 4200rpm drive: usable for backups not so good for something you access regularly.…

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Corsair 32GB Flash Survivor USB Drive review

Corsair 32GB Flash Survivor USB Drive is the subject of a new review posted at OhGizmo. Here’s what they thought of this ultra rugged USB flash drive: “There’s no question that the Corsair Flash Survivor delivers on all of its promises. The overall build quality and use of aircraft-grade aluminum makes the drive feel like…

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Is it a book or an external HDD?

Is it a book or is it an external HDD? well the ventilation slots, the led lights, and the power and USB cables coming out the back will probably give away the fact that it is a new 3.5″ external hard drive called the WIZPLAT W-31 from Korean company Sarotech. It supports up to 1TB…

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Memoright 32GB SSD reviewed

Toms Hardware has reviewed the Memoright 32GB solid state disk (SSD). Here’s what they thought of it: “The benchmark results for the Memoright flash SSDs (we used four 32-GB models MR25.2-032S) speak for themselves. A sequential throughput of 115 MB/s is a new record for flash-based drives, and Memoright even managed to sustain almost the…

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