Flash memory articles

Kingston launches zippy HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Kingston’s HyperX division has announced its fastest solid state drive to date. The HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is available in your choice of 240GB or 480GB capacities. Powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller, the M.2 form factor drive uses a PCIe…

WD Black2 Dual Drive Review

The WD Black2 sports both a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD in a single package. Unlike other hybrid configs such as Seagate's Momentus XT which combine ample magnetic storage with a little NAND, the Black2 crams both technologies into one drive too, but it simply does what desktop users have been doing for years by making the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage.

Understanding SSDs: Why SSDs hate write amplification

I often tell people that SSDs work better with more free space, so anything that increases free space will keep WA lower. The two key ways to expand free space (thereby decreasing WA) are to 1) increase over provisioning and 2) keep more storage space free (if you have TRIM support).

Tuesday tech deals: 64GB SDHC card $35, 65" Samsung TV $1,498

Beach Camera via Rakuten Shopping offers the Sony 64GB UHS-I Class 10 SDHC Secure Digital High-Capacity Memory Card, model no. SF64UY/TQMN, for $34.99 with free shipping ($0.55/GB). That's the lowest total price we could find by $20 and tied as the best price we've seen...