Gaming

Seagate Ships Nytro 141 Low-Cost Consumer SSD

Seagate hasn't released a consumer SSD since the 600 and 600 Pro came to market in mid-2013. We've heard rumors about new products for the last year, but nothing has come of that speculation. That's about to change with the new Nytro 141 series, starting with the Nytro 141 256GB, which online seller Superbiiz lists as available for $85. Like the 600 and 600 Pro, Seagate plans to continue utilizing two products built with similar hardware but with modified firmware to tackle…

Gaming

WD, SanDisk Ship 3D NAND SSDs

Western Digital's Blue and SanDisk's Ultra SSDs have been updated with 3D BiCS FLASH and are shipping, according to online reseller B&H Photo. They're coming in capacities up to 1TB; the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD shows a large 2TB model "coming soon," but no date is given for availability. The site also gave us a first look at initial pricing for these products. Newegg may have the Blue 3D SSDs, as well. If you search by the product number, there are results, but…

Hardware

Samsung announces 2TB T3 portable SSD

CES 2016 is ground zero for new gadgets and technology, and Samsung has wasted no time. The company unveiled its new T3 portable SSD — a 2TB micro-drive that uses a single cable for both power and data, transfers data at up to 450MB/s, and answers the age-old question: “How can I ensure I don’t run out of TV episodes during my six-month stay in Nepal?” The T3 SSD will ship in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and offers…

Hardware

WD Black2 dual drive boasts 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD

  Hybrid drives that fuses SSD together with HDD have been available for quite some time but this arrangement was mostly with a small-capacity SSD and HDD used for storing heaps of data. WD however is trying to change the trend with the WD Black2 dual drive. WD integrates a 2.5-inch 120GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD and fits in a conventional 9.5mm slot. WD says the dual drive offers improved performance, reliability and even the flexibility to the…