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SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB @ Ocaholic
     Fri, May 11 2012 | 6:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Extreme SSD 120 GB, SanDisk 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 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 whopping 80`000 IOPS and more."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The WD VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive comes with a 10,000 RPM spindle speed and a whopping 333GB per platter! How does it stack up against a growing slate of SSD's and hybrid hard drives?
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

SSD NEWS: Intel 910 Series 800GB PCIe Review
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our detailed analysis of the Intel 910 Series PCI Express 800GB SSD marks the beginning of Intel`s push into the PCIe SSD enterprise storage market. If the difficulty experienced reviewing this SSD is any indication of it`s caliber, the world is in for a pleasant shock as it was rather difficult to get the 910 to settle at it`s Steady State performance. The 910 was literally like a race horse jumping gate as it`s quick recovery made obtaining Steady State analysis a task in itself."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD NEWS: OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCIe SSD Review - First Upgradeable PCIe SSD Hits The Streets
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a matter of time before the idea of expandable storage was introduced into the world of PCIe SSDs and, although we have seen a few prototypes in the last year, none have quite made it to market just yet. Our analysis of the OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCIe SSD not only opens the possibility of upgradeable capacity sizes, but also, it just so happens to be only the second consumer targeted PCIe SSD on the market right now and is both Mac and PC `plug and play` compatible."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

RunCore Pro V MAX 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, May 09 2012 | 6:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RunCore reaches for IMFT synchronous flash to power the new Pro V SandForce 2281 SSD controlled model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ADATA S510 120GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, May 08 2012 | 2:24P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
S510 is based on the popular Sandforce SF 2281 series controller which is able to achieve transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write. At less than £1 per GB, this has to be one of the most affordable SSDs to hit the market, but how does performance compare? Let?s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Current SSD Projects On The Go
     Tue, May 08 2012 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every now and then it’s nice to let out a bit of a heads up what we are working on behind the scenes at The SSD Review. It just might give a bit of an indication as to what could be published as front page coverage soon enough. Take a look here to see a great disassembled Intel 910 PCIe SSD shot, one of the OWC Accelsior PCIe SSD and a great shot of 32 Intel 520 SSDs and 5 Intel RAID Cards. The best is yet to come!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 
Crucial Adrenaline 50GB Solid State Cache Review @ circuitREMIX
     Tue, May 08 2012 | 8:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While SSDs make for extremely attractive purchases from a performance point of view, they can be relatively pricy, especially when compared to the cost-per-gigabyte of traditional hard drives. The capacity of entry level SSDs in the lower price range are also mostly made up of 60-64GB, which are too small to use as an application and OS drive for many users. So while we`re in this transitional phase, a new class of interim devices have cropped up in the market, solid state cache drives. These solutions pair up small solid state drives with caching software, and provides users with the performance benefit of an SSD while maintaining the capacity of a hard drive. Today, we`re looking at Crucial`s solid state cache drive, the Adrenaline. It combines a 50GB Crucial m4 drive with NVELO`s Dataplex caching software in a package that comes in at under $100."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Intel SSD 910 Series 800GB PCIe SSD First Look
     Mon, May 07 2012 | 4:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just over 83k random 4k write IOPS, and it took quite a while to get there, too. This figure is comfortably above Intel`s stated spec of 75k, and it`s impressive when you consider it is the result of a *continuous* 4k random write. Combined with Intel rating their HET-MLC flash for 10x its capacity each day for five full years, this is definitely a serious SSD!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB (WD1000DHTZ) Review @ TechwareLabs
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 5:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The one storage drive line that has bucked the trend over the years and managed to create noticeable separation between itself and its contenders/pretenders, and that is Western Digitals VelociRaptor line. Prior to SSDs hitting mainstream, the VelociRaptor line, with its 10,000 RPM spindle speed, was the pinnacle of performance and was the defacto choice for anyone that put performance before price. Fast forward to present day, where widespread competition is making SSD drives more and more affordable the VelociRaptor line isnt enjoying the same V.I.P treatment from enthusiasts it once used too. Today we take a look at the new Velociraptor"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Force GT 180GB SATA III SandForce SF-2282 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 10:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force GT series SSDs are designed for users who want the latest SandForce based performance with no compromises. The Corsair Force GT SSD line uses 25nm Synchronous NAND for superior incompressible data handling unlike the Asynchronous NAND used on Corsair Force 3 series products. The Corsair Force GT SSD line capacity ranges from 60GB all the way though 480GB and promises ~555MB/s sequential read speed. Utilizing the SATA 3 6Gb/s interface, Corsair Force GT SSDs are perfect for building high-end gaming PCs as well as high-performance computing.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel SSD 330 120GB / 180GB review
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the introduction of Intel's initially expensive SSD 520 Series, SSDs which were later reduced in price, the manufacturer now releases an even more affordable version in the shape of the SSD 330 series. With this move Intel joins a trend of steadily decreasing prices for solid state storage. This is a great development for consumers that also would like to enjoy the lightning fast speeds that SSDs provide, but have been hesitant thus far due to the high prices. So how does the Intel SSD 330 measure up to the SSD 520 and the rest of the SSD market? Hardware.Info reviews and compares the new arrival with the other current solid state drives.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

News: OCZs Vertex 4 solid-state drive
     Sun, May 06 2012 | 7:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just a few months after its Indilinx Everest controller debuted in the OCZ Octane, a second-generation Everest chip has taken root in the Vertex 4 SSD. We take a closer look at the latest Vertex to see what`s changed and how its performance measures up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Crucial Adrenaline 50GB m4 Cache SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 04 2012 | 4:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In terms of performance, it`s a mixed bag. Most operations like boot, frequently used file/application loads, etc are dramatically enhanced with times rivaling some of the top SSDs. However, the Dataplex software must first prioritize this data which can take a few iterations before it really hits its stride. Basically this means performance can feel uneven depending on your computing habits. Anyone not using Windows 7 is out of luck because currently that is the only OS the software supports..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Hitachi 7K4000 / 5K4000 4 TB review: a new milestone
     Fri, May 04 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An evolution, but not a revolution - that is how we'd like to describe Hitachi's new 4 TB hard drives. The performance is excellent. With its high data density the 7K4000 is the fastest 7,200 RPM drive that we've ever tested, while the 5,400 RPM 5K4000 almost achieves 7,200 RPM-like performance. The good performance and huge storage capacity luckily do not come at a high price. They don't cost more than typical 2+ TB drives if you look at the price per GB. The noise production is acceptable, even though it could have been lower. The idle power usage could have been lower as well, especially considering the high probability that disks like these will end up in a Home Server or NAS.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB reviewed
     Fri, May 04 2012 | 1:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For its price you can also buy a conventional 1TB drive plus a fast caching SSD, or a 1TB drive with a 120GB SSD as start-up disk. Starting Windows, loading game levels, editing photos, and other standard tasks will go faster with those two options than with the Velociraptor. But there are scenarios where the Velociraptor would be preferable. For example, when you work with very large files - the PCMark 7 video editing benchmark is a prime example - then the Velociraptor almost equals the performance of an SSD for a quarter of the price. This is its selling point, if you frequently edit videos or need to quickly process terabytes of files for other reasons, then one or more Velociraptors is a good choice. SSDs are still too expensive to fill such a role. The conclusion is that the Velociraptor remains a niche product. Most consumers will be better off combining a traditional hard drive with a small but fast SSD.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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