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OCZ Arc 100 240 GB Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arc 100 Series is OCZs interpretation of what an entry level SSD should be like. Based on their proven Barefoot 3 M10 controller and combined with Toshiba A19nm NAND flash OCZ appears to be capable of offering a higly competitively priced drive, which still features good performance. At this point we`re curious to find out whether OCZ succeeded with their plan or not."

Angelbird SSD wrk SSD Review (512GB) - Workmanship Speed and Value
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being niche in a dog eat dog tech market can be very risky. Being niche in the SSD industry is straight up crazy as NAND manufacturers price their SSDs so low that 3rd party SSD manufacturers find it very hard to compete; or they shut down. More than a few companies have slowed, or shut down their SSD production and, in fact, there are also more than a few SSDs that we have reviewed that were never released. Angelbird has seemed to sidestep the frenzy and, at least with their SSD2Go line, build quality has played a major part in their success. Today, we are taking a close look at the Angelbird SSD wrk and, looking at this picture, Angelbird seems to want to continue on its own path, so to speak."

Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Angelbird`s new Mainstream offering, the SSD wrk, pairs the Silicon Motion 2246EN controller with the MT29F512G08CMCAB - L85A -- 20nm Micron NAND to offer top speeds and endurance at mainstream pricing. This pairing in the Angelbird SSD wrk is rated for 563/450MB/s sequential read and write, with an 70K read and write IOPS."

Weekly Giveaway: Win a 960GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (Global Entry!)
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 1:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk has given us a 960GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD to give away, who wants it?"

Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB Full Review - Silicon Motion all dressed up
     Thu, Aug 21 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD wrk is a beautifully crafted Solid State Drive that performed admirably in our testing. Straight-line read performance from the equipped Silicon Motion 2246EN controller was the highest seen from any SATA 6Gb/s device tested to date. Random access and trace pattern testing turned in figures competitive with the best of the competition. The only issue to speak of is the limited write speeds, which put the tested 512GB model at a slight disadvantage. That write performance gap widens at 256GB and 128GB, an effect compounded by the increasing cost/GB as capacity is reduced. I would recommend the 512GB model to those looking for a high performing, aesthetically engineered SSD."

SanDisk Extreme PRO 240 - 480 and 960 GB SSD review
     Thu, Aug 21 2014 | 3:39A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We revisit the SanDisk Extreme PRO review, this round we will look at all three available models including the 240 - 480 and 960 GB versions. Yeah, Sandisk has released the Extreme Pro series SSD which we`ll benchmark and review. Though performance wise they will only be a notch faster, they offer better endurance, long lasting performance, 10 years warranty and slightly better pricing as well. Meet the ?the best of the best? from SanDisk as we review their all new Extreme PRO SSDs with nCache technology."

ADATA SP610 SSD Review (512GB) – Decent Speeds and a Wicked Price Point!
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silicon Motion (SMI) has met with success as of late with release of their SM2246EN SATA 3 SSD controller. It was just under a year ago that we sat with Robert Fan to discuss the future of SM2246EN, while today it can be found in the PNY Optima, Corsair LX, as well as the ADATA SP610 of this report. Our initial thoughts with respect to the SM2246EN were that its success was depend on two things, value and performance. We believe ADATA may have found just that mix in the SP610 and our opinion is that this report is indicative of just that success we hope to see in many of today’s SSD purchases.

Intel SSD DC P3700 Enthusiast Report (800GB)
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago, we released our review of the Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe SSD. This new entry to the enterprise market brought in just under 500K IOPS in a single PCB and single controller design package, a design not needing the traditional RAID solution to achieve performance above 2.5GB/s. As much attention as it gained from the enterprise community, we were literally swamped with e-mails requesting common enthusiast benchmarks, along with the question of the day, “Will it boot?” As much as the DC P3700 is built as an enterprise storage solution, interest definitely carries much further as we anticipate release of the entire P3000 NVMe SSD family in the near future.

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix Flash Drive Review (256GB)
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While HDDs are great for storing personal documents and offer us high capacity at a decent price, they do have their cons. When constantly on the run, consumers want fast and reliable external storage in a very portable form factor. Portable external HDDs are usually able to meet those needs, but not always. HDDs have two issues when used as portable media; one, they are slow compared to SSDs and two, they are not nearly as resistant to physical abuse as solid state storage option. For the most part, USB 3.0 thumb drives usually are able to deliver us decent speeds and portability, but unless you are going to pay an arm and a leg, you aren’t going to get HDD like capacity. This is where Patriot steps in, with their Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 mobile flash drive.

Plextor M6S 256GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 10:32A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor`s M6S is supposed to combine low pricing with good"

Toshiba THNSNJ HG6 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 1:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba`s new HG6 Series is an incremental update over the HG5d Series and claims the performance throne in our new real-life SSD benchmarking suite. Toshiba`s latest model is also cheaper than the predecessor, which makes it an excellent choice for value oriented buyers, too."

Samsung XP941 128GB PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Aug 20 2014 | 12:49A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultra M.2 is coming on most Intel X99 chipset motherboards. Today Chris looks at the only 128GB Ultra M.2 drive you can buy today. Let`s take a look now."

SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II Memory Card Review – Fastest SD Card on The Planet!
     Tue, Aug 19 2014 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to SD card performance, we typically expect to see speeds typical of the industry standard of 90 MB/s. You can imagine the look on our faces when we receive a SD card that advertises read speeds of up to 280 MB/s. Ok, so maybe our jaws were touching the floor. That is exactly what happened when the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-II Card showed up at our front door. _________________________________________________________________________________________ If you are a partner website, please send your tech related news to news@thessdreview.com so that we may post it in return! As well, please feel free to pass on our news to anyone who may be interested and, should you have received this in err or no longer wish to participate in our affiliate exchange, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the header.

The Harsh Reality of False Bait and Switch SSD Claims – Learning To Run With Fla
     Tue, Aug 19 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that the world of technology has stopped with allegations that some SSD companies are pulling the old ‘bait and switch’ routine in their SSDs by switching off components that many had recognized through initial SSD reviews. We have read several reports and forums, most of which simply repeat the original information, and finally have decided to clarify things just a bit from our perspective. Get ready though as many may not like our viewpoint; it goes against the grain somewhat.

News: OCZs Arc 100 solid-state drive reviewed
     Tue, Aug 19 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s latest value SSD is priced at just $0.50 per gig, but it hangs with mid-range and even high-end drives in real-world and demanding workloads. It`s also backed by an upgraded warranty and some impressive internal reliability data provided by OCZ. We take a closer look:"

Angelbird SSD wrk 256GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Aug 19 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have a review on the Angelbird SSD WRK 256 GB SSD. The WRK series needs to compete with Samsung and Micron mostly, in both price and performance of course. The end result is a capable and overall fast SSD that can keep up with that tough to beat competition in the market."

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