Now that it no longer requires taking out a second mortgage to fund a solid-state drive upgrade, maybe we'll start seeing an influx of high capacity SSDs. Is that too much to ask? Not of Patriot Memory, which arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show with its new and capacious Ignite line of a SATA 6Gbps SSD products. And for good measure, the company also brought along a couple of new USB flash drives, which we'll get to in a moment.
Not only are we taking more photos and videos than ever before with our plethora of digital devices, but thanks to increases in resolution and quality, we're also consuming more space on our media. To keep pace with these growing needs, Patriot today upgraded its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC cards to new capacities -- 256GB for the former and 128GB for the latter, the company announced.
Security's become a sensitive subject ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the U.S. government's spying shenanigans, and if you don't fancy wearing a tinfoil hat, you might be interested in Patriot Memory's latest storage device. To begin with, Patriot's new Supersonic Bolt XT flash drive family boasts built-in FIPS 197 compliant hardware-based 256-bit AES data encryption.
You've probably heard that we only use about 10 percent of our brains, though studies have debunked that myth. You actually use much more than you think, though one disadvantage to filling up that mysterious blob inside your skull is that you can't just hop online and order a bigger version. You can, however, upgrade your hard drive when it fills up, and like our brains, we tend to use more of our HDDs than we think until sudddenly we get a message saying we're low on space - do'h! Don't despair, you digital packrat -- just check out today's top deal for a Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $105 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE27]). This retail drive sports a 7200 RPM spinkdle speed, SATA 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, and 3-year warranty.
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This is turning out to be quite the week for fans of fast and capacious flash drives. Corsair yesterday announced a trio of high capacity USB 3.0 thumb drives, and moments ago we received an email from Patriot letting us know that it added three new 128GB USB 3.0 flash drives to its Supersonic family. These include the Supersonic Rage XT, Boost XT, and Pulse, all of which support the SuperSpeed spec.
Unfortunatey summer is rapidly coming to and end and school is almost back in session. But hey, would a new PC help turn that frown upside down? If so, check out today's top deal for an Asus 15.6-inch laptop with Windows 8 64-bit for $550 with free shipping (free 1 year accidental damage protection). It has a Core i5 3230M processor, 6GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and discrete Nvidia GeForce 610M graphics.
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One of the easiest and cost effective upgrades you can make to your system is RAM, especially if you're heavy into content creation chores. Today's top deal just happens to be for Patrot Viper 3 16GB (2x8GB) 240-pin DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Desktop Memory for $108 with free shippping (normally $140; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's the best of all worlds, offering plenty of capacity, a fast frequency, and tight timings (9-9-9-24).
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With AMD and Intel both fully (and finally) embracing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard, it's almost impossible to pick up a system saddled with just USB 2.0 ports, especially with third-party companies like NEC and Marvell picking up the slack. That's good news, because USB 3.0 peripherals are quick becoming commonplace. One of the newest USB 3.0 products is Patriot Memory's Supersonic Rage XT, a high-performance thumbstick built around a compact form factor.
The selection of SandForce-driven solid state drives (SSDs) you have to choose from just got a little bit bigger today with the introduction of Patriot Memory's new Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE drives. Both new additions come equipped with a SATA 6Gbps interface and SandForce SF-2281 chipset, a potent combination built for speed and, according to Patriot, reliability as well.