Transcend TLC 480GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

The Transcend TLC 480GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (TS480GSSD220S) was Amazon Gold Box Deal of the day on 29th December 2016.

Its usual retail price is US$126.99 (S$185), but for the Gold Box Deal, it was retailing for US$86.99 (S$127) with free shipping to Singapore if your order qualifies for the AmazonGlobal Saver program.

Transcend TLC 480GB SSD - Box Front
Transcend TLC 480GB SSD – Box Front

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

Amazon was having a 48% off their Samsung 850 EVO 250GB last month (I bought it on the 11th November 2015). The listed price is US$149.99 (S$213) and the discounted price is US$74.99 (S$106).

Another good news is that it qualifies for the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping to Singapore if your total qualifying purchases are more than US$125.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Box Front
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB – Box Front

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World’s Thinnest 5mm 2.5″ Hybrid Hard Drive From Singapore

I am proud that Singapore made it into the tech news last week with the announcement of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid hard drive! It is only 5mm thick and is capable of storing 1TB of normal HDD and 32GB of SSD.

One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design. To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, more efficiently, lowering power consumption by up to 70% yet at a fraction of the cost of SSDs. The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”. In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.

5mm Thick
5mm Thick

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Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB

Got my very first SSD which is the Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB from thanks to Benjamin’s cousin who is in the US.

The usual price of the SSD (on 3rd February 2012) on is US$205 (S$259), however there is mail-in rebate of US$50 (SDG$63). After the mail-in rebate, it cost only US$155 (S$195).

Kingston HyperX SSD - Box Front
Kingston HyperX SSD – Box Front

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Intel Bloggers Event

I was invited to Intel exclusive blogger event on Monday, 7th June 2010, at Starhub center which is where the Intel office is. My first impression of the office is that they got tall cubicles!

We are introduced to the latest Intel technology, SSD, Wireless Display, Project “Tangent Bay”, Light Peak, Super Thin Laptops, and Intel’s App Store!

Memory vs CPU Upgrades
Memory vs CPU Upgrades

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