Buffalo intros world's first solid state NAS drive: quiet storage at a price

Andy Merrett Peripherals 2 Comments


We’re gradually moving to a world where devices that used to have hard drives in them are now sporting solid-state drives instead, but it’s still quite a hit on the wallet.

Take Buffalo’s latest device which it claims is a world first — a solid state Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can be used to store all your multimedia files, is compact, reliable, has low power consumption, and is extremely quiet…

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Samsung announces 64GB SSD H-Series HD camcorder, and some others too

Duncan Geere Camcorders, CES 2009, Gadget Shows Leave a Comment


Not to be outdone by Canon, Samsung has also released info about a range of new camcorders that it’ll be bringing to market later in the year. They all come under the banner of H-Series, which seems to mean nothing except that their meaningless product numbers all begin with H.

In full, there’s the HMX-H106, HMX-H105, HMX-H104, and HMX-H100. They’ve got HD sensors, and lenses from Schneider Kreuznach that have a 10X zoom and “Optical Image Stabilisation”. One of the models in particular – the top-of-the-line HMX-H106 – comes with a 64GB SSD, which I believe is the first camcorder with a drive that big.

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Toshiba makes small thing bigger on the inside – 250GB SSD on the way this year

Gary Cutlack Computers, Hard Drives, Laptops / Notebooks, Peripherals Leave a Comment


Toshiba’s bulking up its solid-state drive range and boosting the capacity of its 2.5″ model – so the cheap little netbooks of the world can come with more storage space without straining their little batteries too much.

The new 256GB solid-state drive will “roll out” of the Tosh factory in the fourth quarter of 2008, ideal for those exciting Christmas presents containing ultra-portable mini PCs. With a read speed of 120MBps and a write speed of 70MBps thanks to its 3.0-Gbps SATA connection…

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