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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."

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..."

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."

SSD NEWS: Memoright MS-701 mSATA SSD Review - SF-2281 Performance and 240GB Capacity Earns Top Marks
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 5:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our report today will examine the Memoright MS-701 mSATA SSD. The MS-701 is the first of its kind as it is the only SATA 3 SandForce Driven mSATA SSD in existence at the 240GB capacity point. Even better news is the fact that Memoright, a company that has remained loyal to enterprise and business sales traditionally, has set up shop in the `good ole` USA and the MS-701 will be available through the consumer channel soon enough. Stay tuned for our update on this!"

2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 Configuration @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re a gamer, and you`d like to improve your gaming experience with faster loading and less jumpy gameplay, the Kingston HyperX 3K SATA III SSD could be an option for you."

Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache (60GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache (60GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Corsair are now offering their take on the solid state cache drive technology with the release of the Accelerator. With capacities of 30-60GB they aim to offer a solution for those even on a minimal budget. Today we put it head to head with the competition, Crucials Adrenaline, to see who comes out on top."

Intel 330 SSD; A New Budget Friendly Drive @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* *Intel is known for their high end SSDs that throw caution and price points into the wind but their new 330 SSD family (with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 160GB) is all about combining price and performance. By following in the footsteps of the highly regarded 320-series, it looks to appeal to anyone who hasn`t taken the SSD plunge yet and is looking for next level system responsiveness without spending a fortune. * *"

SSD News: Garbage Collection and TRIM in SSDs Explained - An SSD Primer
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
`Garbage Collection in SSDs` is a contributed article that was submitted by LSI and authored by Kent Smith, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Flash Components Division, LSI Corporation. It`s importance cannot be understated for anyone venturing into today`s world of SSDs. Garbage collection (GC) is a fundamental process with all solid state drives (SSDs), but it can be implemented in different ways that can impact the overall SSD performance and endurance. In this article, we`ll look at how GC works, how it can be implemented, and how it relates to the TRIM command and over provisioning."

SSD NEWS: Renice X3 50mm 240GB mSATA SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Renice X3 240GB mSATA SSD will be our second review of a high capacity mSATA SSD and follows of our recent review of the Samsung PM830 256GB mSATA SSD. While the Renice is SATA 2, with the Samsung PM830 being SATA 3, its value cannot be understated as it is only the second mSATA SSD that has reached this capacity to date. The Renice X3 is a 240GB `SandForce Driven` mSATA SSD that is only 1/3 the size of a business card and under 6 grams in weight."

SSD News: Comay Venus Pro 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 5:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD Review today is going to examine the Comay Venus Pro 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD. Comay is a brand of SSDs manufactured by CoreRise Electronics Ltd, one of four SSD companies located in China with the others being Renice, Runcore and Memoright. The Comay line is a typical `SandForce Driven` family with limited availability as the company is relatively new, however, Comay can be found in Canada, at Synetic Inc. Their website shows additional distributors in Russia and Australia."

Kingston V+200 90GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /No HDD to SSD upgrade could be simpler than one made with a Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB Upgrade Kit. The Kingston SSDNow V+200 Upgrade Kit includes everything required for a simple, seamless upgrade, with very little technical knowledge required. At the heart of the kit is the 90GB SSDNow V+200 SSD, featuring the SandForce SF-2281 controller sporting 535MB/s read and 280 MB/s write speeds. Since the V+200 is a business class 2.5 drive, it is every bit at home in a laptop or desktop, and even includes overprovisioning for increased longevity and reliability. /"

IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Rack
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 5:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

The IcyDock MB994SP-4SB-1 is just such a unit - it packs (4) 2.5" HDD/SSD drives into the space of a single 5.25" drive bay and provides unified power and SATA hook ups at the rear. On top of its high density convenience, all four SATA drive bays are hot swappable without the need to pop off a side panel or disconnect cables.

SSD NEWS: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review - Better Value With Incredible Performance
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, `3k` signifying Kingston`s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value and this is definitely encouraging."

Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 12:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the biggest issues with SSD right now is the price. But Crucial has come up with a solution. With the Crucial Adrenaline, you can get the blazing fast speed of an SSD while maintaining the massive storage and cheap prices of a hard drive"

A Futurelooks News Flash - Patriot Memory Pyro SE 240GB SATA III SSD Review
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that, Patriot Memory?s Pyro SATA6Gb series are among the most affordable asynchronous SSDs available. Their price is aimed at attracting early adopters and pro users looking to give their computers a much needed performance boost. They also offer the Wildfire synchronous series for enthusiasts who want the fastest overall performance money can buy. But it?s the consumers right in between that Patriot Memory is looking to reach with the new Pyro SE series. *"

Samsung 830 Capacity Range Roundup - Samsung Takes a Serious Turn on Performance
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 8:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested the 64, 128, and 256GB capacities of the Samsung SSD 830 Series, and all were an absolute breath of fresh air. Reads and writes were great, and IOPS performance was nothing short of outstanding. The Samsung engineering team is to be congratulated for a product line that is likely to become the new standard for others to aspire to reach."

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