News About HDD And SSD

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As I’m always into news, I’ll try this time to bring you some news rather than a review of impression on a device or technology. In this article I will try to present two storage solutions that any ser could find useful.

The famous LaCie designer now launched a new line of external hard disks. The name of the new product is Rugged Mini. The device has entered the market on 20 July this year.
LaCie has introduced this new member in the family of robust drives as a creation of the well known designer Neil Poulton. The Rugged Mini is 40% smaller than a standard HDD and resistant to rain, shock and a pressure equivalent to a ton.

Technology(Source:lacie.com)

Technology (Source:lacie.com)

With its small dimensions and its resistance capabilities against shock and pressure but also liquids, the Rugged Mini is ideal for users who travel a lot. Video professionals will appreciate the new Rugged Mini because it offers a USB 3.0 interface, but is also available in a version with a speed of 7200 RPM. Also, the Rugged Mini is compatible with any USB 2.0 port, so it is compatible with any notebook or desktop. The USB 3.0 interface that it provides can transfer a HD video in less than 3 minutes, 1,100 MP3 audio files in 45 seconds and 1800 photos in about a minute.

In addition to the sturdy aluminum case with an impressive resistance against scratches, the Rugged Mini is equipped with Private-Public software developed by LaCie, which maintains the data stored safely. This software is compatible with both PC and MAC systems, and allows users to set the HDD properties as desired with ease. LaCie Rugged Mini will soon be available in 500 GB and 1 TB versions by special order by the manufacturers’ LaCie online store, with a starting price of $99.99.

Technology(Source:geeky-gadgets.com)

Technology (Source:geeky-gadgets.com)

The second storage solution that I was talking about is not a conventional HDD but SSD and unfortunately I won’t present it but rather warn those that own one because this is a real threat to their performance. Intel SSD enthusiasts should be careful, because the manufacturer has reported that SSDs from the Intel 320 series were distributed with a design flaw that could degrade their overall performance. Judging from the official forum discussions read on the official Intel forums, dissatisfaction is felt by many users. They claim that their new SSD storage solution drops instantly at a capacity no more than 8 MB! This is effectively blocking all stored data and making the respective SSD completely useless.

So, for those of you who own such a device I recommend you contact the Intel Customer Service and have your SSD replaced.