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Crucial Adrenaline Cache SSD Review - XSReviews
     Fri, Jul 20 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial Adrenaline is Crucial`s new SSD cache system, designed to speed up your hard drive! It takes a 50GB M4 SSD and their Dataplex software and caches all of your often used files, such as the ones required for Windows boot up and puts them on the SSD: giving you the space of a hard drive and the speed of solid state. Perfect combination at a competitive price? Let`s find out. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

120-128GB Solid State Drive Roundup @ circuitREMIX
     Fri, Jul 20 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hot on the heels of our last series of SSD reviews, we`re featuring another mini-roundup. This time, we`re looking at four drives in the 120-128GB capacity range. Focusing on performance on both the PC and Mac platforms, we have SSDs from Crucial, Kingston, OCZ and Other World Computing. While the first three names are well known in the computer hardware industry, the last has had a long history in the Mac oriented hardware upgrade market."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

SSD NEWS: MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 SATA III 512GB SSD Review - A Force Behind SSD Affordability
     Wed, Jul 18 2012 | 9:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you think about SSDs, the first names that come to mind are probably those of bigger companies, such as OCZ, Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Kingston, and SanDisk.just to name a few. Recently however, a fairly new company named MyDigitalSSD has been making headlines, especially here on The SSD Review. Keeping the trend alive, we take a fresh look at the new 512GB MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 3 Solid-State Drive. 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 manufacturers 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 Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Jul 17 2012 | 9:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know OCZ as one of the top names in the SSD market. Believe it or not just a few years ago their main focus was enthusiast memory! The popular 3rd party solid state drive controller that everyone has been using over the past year or so has been the SandForce SF-2281 chip. Because so many companies are using the same controller the solid state drive market has become saturated with the same type of drives that offer just about the same performance. OCZ wants to remain a big player in the solid state drive market and with their purchase of Indilinx last year they made that very apparent. Earlier this year OCZ announced the second generation Everest solid state drive controller (Everest 2) and the Vertex 4 is the first consumer drive to use this controller. With rated speeds of 560MB/s read and 510MB/s write it is set to compete very well with SandForce-based drives. Read on as we check out this new drive from OCZ!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ADATA SP900 Premiere Pro 128GB SSD @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, Jul 16 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA has recently launched three new models of Solid State Drives all using SandForce controllers with the new 0% Over provisioning. The 3 models from bottom to top are the SP800, SP900 and SX900. Over Provisioning is something SandForce started at launch that leverages extra NAND (7% extra) to increase performance and longevity of SF driven SSDs by using extra NAND to provide space for Mapping data and TRIM. Thanks to new code from LSI (the owners of the SandForce controller) Solid State no extra over provisioning is necessary. While the actual method that makes this possible is not disclosed, users can now get SandForce drives in typical Binary file sizes of 32, 64, 128GB or more. The SP800 drive is a SATA 3GBps interface and only comes in 32 and 64 GB densities. The SP900 that we are reviewing here, ranges from 64 256 GB, and uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. For top of the line, the SX900 is also available, with densities up to 512 GB, it leverages synchronous NAND to improve write speeds even more. All 3 drives come with a 3.5 adapter and a license for Acronis True Image HD. The SP900 offers users up to 550 MBps read speeds coupled with 520 MBps writes for the 128 GB and an advertised 85K IOPS. With a 1,000,000 hour MTBF the 3 year warranty should expire long before the drive ever does."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Crucial Adrenaline SSD Cache Drive - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the biggest increases we saw was in our boot time for Windows, when we started out our system was taking 80 seconds to boot up to Windows, after a couple reboots we saw this number drop down to around 55 seconds. While the performance didnt make our 2-3 year old system a powerhouse again, it did provide us with a noticeable increase in performance with pretty much zero effort on our part. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Western Digital My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Need big storage on the go, but refuse to lug about a full-sized hard drive enclosure? If the term 2TB sound good to you, then Western Digital`s got you covered. The company recently updated its My Passport line to include the beefiest storage possible in such a small enclosure, so join us as we take a look at just what it`s made of."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

 
Western Digital Red 3TB SATA SOHO NAS Drive - Full Review
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has seen a future market demand and filled that void brilliantly. The new Red series offers outstanding throughput, dead-silent operation, and even some enterprise features at a cost only slightly above that of the lowest cost consumer drives out there. The ability to continuously and dynamically self balance is a feature unseen in even their own enterprise lines, and is a sure contributor to the 1 Million MTBF rating."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

SSD REVIEW: Plextor M5S 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review - True Speed Through and Through
     Sat, Jul 14 2012 | 10:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD report today will be a detailed analysis of the Plextor M5S 256GB SATA 3 SSD, a drive that was officially unveiled by Plextor only yesterday. This report is a bit special as Plextor contacted us several weeks back and asked if we might enjoy first crack at this SSD, promising to let them know if it was anything less than they believed it would be. We were definitely more than happy to oblige just as we are giving the world a first look at the M5S, a drive that we think may impress you."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 9:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever find yourself needing more storage on your mobile devices? Do you regret getting the smaller capacity iPad or Android smartphone/tablet just to save a little money? Do you travel and want to take your media library with you on the go? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, then Seagate may just have a solution in the latest addition to their GoFlex family."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD with 1.5 firmware
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 4:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We retest the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD yet now with 1.5 firmware update. , again bringing more performance towards the Vertex 4 series of SSDs. And albeit the difference is not as big as the 1.4 release was, it certainly makes a difference as this article will show you. Read the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

[Affiliates News] OCZ Octane 512GB Solid State Drive @ APH Networks
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the epic large 512GB SSD from OCZ. Is it as awesome as its capacity suggests?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

CoreRise Comay Venus 3S 120GB SATA3 MLC Synchronous SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Tue, Jul 10 2012 | 9:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Always looking to review the products from companies that most have never heard and also looking for the unique products that customers might want to own, I jumped at the chance in reviewing one of CoreRise`s newest Consumer Grade SATA 3 offering, the Comay Venus 3S 120GB 2.5 SATA III MLC Synchronous NAND Flash SSD. Sporting 120GB of Micron MLC Synchronous NAND flash memory, and utilizing the SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor, read on to know more about the CoreRise brand, what you can expect from their SSD`s, and if SSD manufacturers should take notice with the CoreRise Comay movement."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

Corsair Accelerator 30GB & 60GB Review
     Tue, Jul 10 2012 | 9:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 30GB drive is controlled by a Sandforce 2141 four channel NAND controller and holds a total of four 8GB NAND modules with two on each side of the PCB. The 60GB version of the Accelerator uses a Sandforce 2181 eight channel controller to handle the eight 8GB NAND modules for a total of 64GB on board to cover over-provisioning mechanisms used by the Sandforce controller. Micron 8GB 25nm asynchronous NAND modules with part number 29F64G08CBAAA are used on both the 30 and 60GB drives, represented in the maximum read/write characteristics of the drives. The 30GB drive is rated for up to 270MB/s/240MB/s sequential read/writes while the 60GB drive is rated at up to 280MB/s/260MB/s sequential read/write operations."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Kingston SSDNow V+200 vs Zalman F-Series 60 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jul 09 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives offer much better performance than traditional mechanical hard drives, so they are ideal for those who want the best possible performance from their system. Today we are going to look at two 60 GB SSDs, the Kingston SSDNow V+200 and the Zalman F-Series. Which one should you buy? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Jul 08 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston`s new HyperX 3K 240GB has been fighting an uphill battle from the day it was first introduced. Drives sporting its integral SandForce SF 2281 have been on the market for the better part of a year and many are well established while selling at lower price points. But Kingston does have some tricks up their collective sleeves which may allow yet another cookie-cutter drive stand apart from the competition.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

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