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OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, Intel, Western Digital and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Seagate released the Momentus XT series, it has become a popular choice with notebook users who are usually limited to a single storage drive. It aims to bridge the performance gap between mechanical hard drives and solid state drives without resulting in a massive price premium. Today we are going to look at the second-generation solid state hybrid hard drive from Seagate, the Momentus XT 750 GB."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD with 24nm Toggle Mode Flash Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 5:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think by now most of our regular readers know about IMFT, Intel and Micron`s joint flash venture. Toshiba and SanDisk have teamed up as well. Flash Forward, LTD celebrated the opening of Fab 5, a 300mm flash memory fabrication facility in Japan, back in July. Flash Forward is owned by Toshiba (50.1%) and SanDisk (49.9%). This puts SanDisk in a good position when it comes to manufacturing SSDs. SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode flash is the successor to the Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode flash that was first introduced on many enthusiast class SandForce SATA III SSDs in 2011. Don`t think Flash Forward is stopping at 24nm, they are already working on 19nm with parts sampling as I type this."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: Examining The SSD Industry - Researching The Controller or Processor With Wayne Eisenberg
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 4:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Examining The SSD Industry - Researching The Controller or Processor is our third submission of several which examines the SSD industry from the ground up and provides some thought provoking ideals through the mind of Wayne Eisenberg, former VP of Worldwide Sales at SMART Modular. Within the series, topics will explore such things as the benefit of proprietary NAND in SSDs, the importance of the controller, firmware, warranties, as well as the changing face of the SSD arena as we see it. All reports are the thoughts and opinions of Wayne himself, a man who many would agree is probably one of the most versed in the industry, and has kindly agreed to open up the forum to discussion and questions by way of article comments."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

TECH NEWS: LSI Releases Code To Manufacturers - New Increased Capacity SandForce Driven SSDs Hit The Streets
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 4:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those who have wondered why SandForce based SSDs seem to have a shorter storage capacity than all others (ie 240/256GB) need not worry further. LSI has recently released code to maufacturers which allows them to remove that 7% over provisioning that Sandforce drives are famous for without a performance kick, providing the consumer with 7% more storage on each new SSD."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

OCZ Octane 512GB Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Does OCZ`s Octane drive equipped with their in-house designed and built INDILINX Everest series NAND controller have what it takes to compete with the SandForce steam roller? Yes and no! It keeps up with the massive read speeds in many of the benchmarks, but falls off on the write side in some of the tests, especially at greater que depths. But that`s not where this drive is designed to excel. It is designed to deliver a better user experience with compressed data and impressive access times, more along the lines of what the end user will notice and feel."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

OC3D: SATA 3 SSD Roundup Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we bring a new benchmark to the OC3D suite of testing, we = thought we`d give you a quick run through of some popular SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

 
OCZ Octane SATA 6GB/s Indilinx Everest SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nearly one year since acquiring well-know flash controller manufacturer Indilinx, OCZ has debuted their first storage productbased on the Indilinx infused Everest platform with NDurance technology: welcome OCZ`s Octane SSD. Offered in 1-terabyte capacities, the OCT1-25SAT3 series is designed to deliver optimized performance for mainstream users wanting to capitalize on near-instant solid state response times. OCZ Octane SSDs are good for up to 480MB/s read speeds over the latest SATA 6GB/s interface, and yield up to 35,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Octane solid state drive to the leading competition."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Plextor M3 / M3S 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Marvell based drives from 2011 were very good products, they just had a very big umbrella over their head. Pricing always plays a large role in the retail purchasing decision, especially in a slow moving economy. The Marvell controlled products are at a disadvantage when it comes to price out of the gate. The architecture calls for a DRAM cache buffer, an added expense, when compared to the SandForce design that runs an internal buffer in the controller. When you add the additional cost with the lower performance compared to many of the SF-2281 controlled drives, there just wasn`t enough incentive for consumers to come home with a solid state drive using a Marvell controller. The 2012 SSD season is now in full swing and unlike last year, SandForce doesn`t have a new controller ready to follow their successes of the last two years. Furthermore, the Team SandForce partners are tip toeing into 2012, we`ve yet to see an established Team SandForce member show a drive with the latest generation flash coming from Samsung and Toshiba. SandForce is leaving a door open and in this competitive market others are rushing to get their foot in the door."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: Runcore ProV Max 120GB SSD Review - Runcore Strikes Gold With SandForce Premium Firmware
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was just over a year ago that we analyzed the Runcore ProV 3Gbps 240GB SSD as one of the top SSDs available, then surpassing some RAID configuration performance results. As amazing as that review was, it now stands to be a great example of how far SSD technology has progressed this past year. This report looks at Runcore`s ProV Max SSD which contains the SATA 3 SF-2281 processor, as did our report of the Runcore T50 120GB mSATA SSD that we reviewed a few months prior."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Silverstone Treasure TS06 External Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
And with my laptop being my main PC, I seldom even use my optical drive for anything. So, the people at Silverstone has given people like us another use for that space the optical drive take without actually losing the drive. The TS06 is an external enclosure for your internal optical drive and also provide you the opportunity to use the space the drive once took up for addition storage space. A little confused? Read on and I will elaborate for you."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-Express 120GB SSD Review
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid Sate Drives are now becoming cheaper and more accessible to the general consumer and with the boost in sales companies are now able to upgrade the technology making SSD devices faster than ever. The SATA based SSD has been around for quite a few years now and as the technology advances and moves on we are now seeing more PCI-Express SSD cards being developed. One such card that is taking the making by storm is the OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-E SSD, which is what we have to be reviewed for you today...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Charts: SSDs - update OCZ Octane 512 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series SSD With Robust Data Protection
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today launched improved MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series 2.5" SSD for mainstream users demanding the latest technology at an affordable price point.

The new MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series of SSDs is the latest addition to the Mach Xtreme lineup of solid state drives. This series is offering users robust data protection with enhanced hardware BCH ECC engine, StaticDataRefresh technology support and data shaping for higher data reliability. Replacing OS hard disk drive with MX-STARTER PREMIUM will revolutionize user's computing experience. Games load quicker, computer starts faster, and multiple applications run smoother, all while running cool and silent.

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The MX-STARTER PREMIUM drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 150MB/s read and 80MB/s write along with the maximum of 10,000 IOPS and superior durability (1.5 million MTBF) compared to regular hard disk drives. Available in capacities 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, Mach Xtreme Technology MX-STARTER PREMIUM SSDs come backed with 1 Year Warranty and outstanding after-sales service.

MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series 2.5" SSD at A Glance:
 
o 2.5" SATAII (2.6) MLC Solid State Drive
o 64MB DDR2 SDRAM cache memory
o Max. Read Performance up to 150MB/s (64GB)
o Max. Write Performance up to 80MB/s (64GB)
o Max. I/O per second of 10,000 IOPS
o Power consumption: stand-by 0.3W / active 2.3W
o Life expectancy: MTBF 1.5 million hours
o Capacity: 32GB (MXSSD2MSTP-32G), 64GB (MXSSD2MSTP-64G) and 128GB (MXSSD2MSTP-128G)
o Warranty: 1 Year

  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGY

Kingston SSDNow 200V+ 120GB @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 4:47P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow 200V+ 120GB is offered at a great price point, in addition to its upgrade kit. How well does it perform?"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

RunCore Pro V Max 120GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RunCore is not one of the companies that immediately comes to mind when thinking of SSD manufacturers but they have been churning out drives since 2007. We`ve even featured the SATA II version of the Pro V awhile back. The SF-1200 controlled, SATA II drive proved to be a good performer although at the time the pricing was a little above the competition. Back to present day, the Pro V line has been upgraded to the newest SandForce SF-2281 controller and along with that, the interface has been upped to 6Gbps SATA III. They sent us over the Pro V Max 120GB version for evaluation so we`ll get started by telling a little bit about it..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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