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SSD NEWS: Intel 330 Series 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review - LSI SandForce Performance With Unbeatable Value
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasn`t so long ago that we broke news of the Intel/SandForce partnership and everyone told us we were nuts. Once again, we are here to publish another SSD first and Intel seems to be front and center once again. Our SSD analysis today will examine the Intel Series 330 SATA 3 SSD, the value priced little brother of the Intel 520, and the similarity between the two is rather odd. In fact, one could almost consider them twins as they contain exactly the same SandForce processor and model of memory."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 (0-provision) 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SandForce gives capacity and ADATA gives it to you. The 0 provision revolution has started, but there is more to the Premier Pro than capacity."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel Announces PCI Express SSD 910 Product Family
     Mon, Apr 30 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has historically stuck with SATA-based solid state storage solutions, but today the company is taking a difference approach with its first PCI-Express solid state storage device. Like the SSD 710 family of products, the newly announced Intel SSD 910 is based on 25nm MLC NAND Flash. The two product families share a number of other low level features as well, but should offer very different performance levels. With the 710 Series, Intel focused on reliability and enterprise-level endurance and less on speed; the 910 PCI-Express SSD promises to deliver on both fronts...
  FULL STORY @ PCIEXPRESS

WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although solid state drives have generated the lion’s share of buzz in the storage space these last few years, traditional hard drives with spinning media continue to be a mainstay of the industry and have evolved to offer higher capacities and more performance than ever before. Of course, even the fastest of today’s hard drives can’t compete with solid state drives in terms of peak transfer speeds and especially access times, but the release of the new WD VelociRaptor we’ll be showing you here today helps close the gap just a bit..
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
stead of individually testing solid state drives i mostly prefer to wait a while and conduct a thorough comparison between all the latest models in the market. Because of that a few months ago i gathered and compared 16 of the latest and fastest SATA III solid state drives to hit the market from most manufacturers in the field. However such massive comparisons is not something one can do very often not only because of time constraints but also because we rarely see similar products getting released by many manufacturers at the same time (graphics cards excluded) and so today we our review will be focused on a single solid state drive and more specifically the latest HyperX 3k 240GB model by Kingston.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

REVIEW: Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Apr 25 2012 | 7:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What if you could achieve SSD-like performance without disturbing your existing operation system and data, on your inexpensive, roomy, tried and true mechanical hard drive? Enter the Crucial Adrenaline. Technically called a Solid State Cache drive, the Adrenaline is essentially the SSD component to create a hybrid drive, comprising an HDD and SSD, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of performance and storage capacity. The wave of the future? Perhaps. Can the Adrenaline meet our expectations though? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB/512GB review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS SSD and Iometer benchmarks prove that the Vertex 4 is a speed devil, especially when writing. In PCMark7, the benchmark closest to real-life, the Vertex 4 is not quite as impressive and more in line with other modern Serial ATA 600 SSDs. This is not a new phenomenon. There is very little difference between most modern SSDs during normal daily use.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GByte SSD @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 5:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the HyperX 3K 120 GByte SSD, Kingston has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2281 series SSD processor and it also comes with a competitive price tag. The drive also features SATA-III support and Kingston claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of more than 500 Megabyte per second. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopoing 60`000 IOPS and more."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 12:40A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial M4 solid state drive was one of the most popular and most successful solid state drives of 2011. Much of that success can be attributed to Crucial?s reputation for reliable, quality-made products and because they are one of the largest memory producers out there. When the M4 first came out it only had a rated read speed of 415MB/s, which is pretty far off from what we?ve seen from other solid state drives in 2011. Towards the end of 2011 Crucial released a firmware upgrade that boosted the rated speeds to 500MB/s read and 260MB/s write. A nice improvement! So today we have the M4 in our labs and we will be taking it through the paces."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SSD EXCLUSIVE: ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review - Expanded Capacity and SandForce Driven Speed
     Sun, Apr 22 2012 | 8:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back In February, we published an article with respect to LSI SandForce releasing code that would enable the production of `SandForce Driven` SSDs with increased capacity, a whopping 7% additional capacity in fact. In other words, the consumer would see LSI SandForce performance in 64, 128, 256 and 512GB drives vice the standard SF capacities of 60, 120, 240 and 480GB. This was great news but the question of performance was definitely present in countless SSD forum threads. In an attempt to answer a question brought forward in a comment at Anandtech, (as they were kind enough to quote our release) a very colorful conversation ensued with respect to where this space would be found and any performance implications that might result. In the end, we are happy to revisit this topic and our report today is on the ADATA XPG SX900 256GB 6Gbps SSD, this SSD being the first release of a new generation `SandForce Driven` SSD actually marketed in a 256GB capacity. Grab a seat because you are going to be a bit surprised at the performance we think."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

[Tech ARP] Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 5.0 - Corrected!
     Sat, Apr 21 2012 | 4:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions. As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time. So, let?s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them! Here are the changes in this update : - Added Myth #53 on a computer`s weight increasing when information is added to the hard disk drive. - Added Myth #54 on overclocking the hard disk drive. - Added Myth #55 on dust affecting the hard disk drive and why it must be kept inside a proper PC case. We now have 55 HDD myths in this article!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Review - 10K RPM Hits a Larger Capacity
     Sat, Apr 21 2012 | 8:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has done well to keep the VelociRaptor pedigree alive with this new 1TB model. We saw notable imporvements across the board, as well as some very impressive throughput figures breaking the 200MB/sec mark. While spinning disks have a ways to go before they can compete with solid state, the new VelociRaptor does extremely well and tops all other spinning disks out there, at a cost/GB way cheaper than any SSD!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 4:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are great performance enhancements when a system is upgraded to a solid state drive from a mechanical hard drive. A large number of SSDs are currently on the market, making the choice of which one to buy quite difficult. Today we are going to look at the latest Performance Pro 128 GB SSD from Corsair to see how it fares against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Components of an SSD and basic Relations @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 4:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This might sound like a very trivial question but it seems that many people don`t know for example that there is not a single company that manufactures SSD completely themselves. At least this is what the latest findings suggest. At this point we refer to the fact that it`s being discussed quite controversially that OCZ uses Marvell controllers for their latest Vertex 4 SSDs. What we`re going to do in the following article is, we will explain which components are needed to build an SSD and where the biggest differences are from a performance and endurance point of view."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 8:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Users can expect a 25% increase (according to WD) in performance and we saw sequential read/write scores that exceeded the rated specifications of 200MB/s. This is supported by a large 64MB cache to help buffer data. Overall, for a spinning platter drive, performance was very good and it`s a bit amazing that they`ve been able to get so much capacity in a drive with the platters rotating at 10,000 RPM. With such speeds, you`d expect the drive to be noisy but even on our open test bed, the noise was..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SSD News: Micron RealSSD C400 128GB mSATA SSD Review - Amazing Performance and Capacity At Under 10 Grams
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasn`t so long ago that we had a sit down with Crucial/Micron at Storage Visions 2012 and they spoke of their SSD plans for the year, the Adrenaline Caching SSD and production of a mSATA SSD being high priorities on the list. Shortly after that venture, we reviewed the Adrenaline and here we are back once again with announcement, and full review, of the new Micron C400 SATA 3 Client mSATA SSD. The C400 is not a retail item, however, fret not as we are sure that release of the M4 mSATA can`t be far behind."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

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