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Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Nov 25 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ing from an already notable lineage, the Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD adds synchronous NAND to its award winning design to raise the bar on performance, increases write speeds across the board on compressed and non-compressed files. The Patriot Pyro SE 120GB features the SF-2281 second generation SandForce controller and MLC NAND Flash for stellar performance, with read/write speeds clocking in at a blistering 550/520 MB/s respectively. Patriot`s DuraClass and DuraWrite Technologies extend the performance life of the Pyro SE. Full TRIM support and Intelligent Recycling handle garbage collection to keep speeds at maximum even after prolonged use. The Pyro SE has best-in class ECC Protection for long, reliable drive life and maximum data retention. The Pyro SE 120GB SSD is backed by Patriot`s 3-year warranty. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

OCZ Synapse Cache SSD 64GB Review
     Fri, Nov 25 2011 | 12:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want blazing fast SSD class performance coupled with plenty of storage but you can`t afford to get one of the large capacity SSDs currently in the market then worry not since OCZ has just the right product for you called the Synapse Cache SSD."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Full Review - Indilinx Has Returned With Everest
     Thu, Nov 24 2011 | 3:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Indilinx Everest had a very good showing in OCZ`s Octane SSD. Sequential read and write performance was right at the top of the charts, and the new unit turned in some of the lowest latency and highest IOPS figures we`d seen from a SATA SSD to date, sticking it to Intel and SandForce in nearly all areas. Combine that high performance with some very low cost/GB figures and choosing the Octane almost becomes a no-brainer."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SATA II SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 11:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well known and respected memory manufacturer Patriot has released a new generation to their SSD lineup with the Torqx 2 128GB SSD front and center. The Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SSD follows the traditional 2.5 form factor, but bucks tradition in many other ways going straight for the cutting edge while keeping pricing in the mainstream. 128GB is often considered the price/size sweet spot for SSD drives, allowing ample room for OS and applications which will take advantage of the speed of the drive."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Icy Dock MB882HX-1SB SATA II SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock MB882HX-1SB 2.5? SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter can bring new life to your previous generation SSDs. The MB882HX-1SB 2.5? SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter can double the sequential transfer rate of the HDD in the hybrid partition when paired with a moderate or 2nd generation 2.5? SSD. Once installed, the MB882HX-1SB Xpander Hybrid automatically creates two partitions: an SSD Hybrid partition equal to twice the size of the SSD inside the adapter and a useable storage partition equal to the size of the HDD minus the SSD Hybrid partition. The MB882HX-1SB Xpander Hybrid works with any 2.5? SSD drive but for optimal performance, a 2nd generation or older SATA II SSD with a transfer rate of around 250MB/s paired with a 7200rpm HDD should be used."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 2.5 SSD
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meet the Vertex 3. The Vertex 3 is OCZ`s latest release in the Vertex lineup. The Vertex 3 almost doubles the performance of the Vertex 2 in every way; read performance, write performance and maximum IOPS. I have a Vertex 3 on the test bench today and can`t wait to put it head-to-head with the Vertex 2 and see how well those numbers stack up in terms of real-world performance (after all, that`s what we really want from a drive, right?)."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Corsair Force 3 60GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Force 3 60GB drive is a 3rd generation SSD that offers high performance for a relatively low price. The Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD is equipped with a 2nd generation Sandforce SF-2281 controller paired with Asynchronous NAND technology, allowing it to reach 550 MB/s sequential read and 490 MB/s sequential write speeds. The Corsair Force 3 series of SSDs also come in 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations depending on the user`s budget and needs. These Force 3 SSDs are designed for performance and reliability, operating on SATA 3 6Gb/s transfer rates and is Windows 7 TRIM capable. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

 
Icy Dock 2.5 to 3.5 Drive Converter (MB982SP-1S)
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All my hot swap bays in my server only hold 3.5 drives, same with the hot swap bay in my desktop PC. Unless your PC case is fairly recent, it also probably lacks a dedicated SSD installation location. These same struggles also apply to those who want to use a regular 2.5 hard drive in place of a 3.5 drive for less heat and power consumption. The Icy Dock MB982SP-1S is a fully enclosed, military grade 2.5 to 3.5 drive converter."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 3:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s 320 Series SSD has been on the market for a while now. Recently the drives were plagued by a series of failures which caused the drive to report as 8 MB. A recent Intel firmware update adresses this issue. The installed the new firmware and gave the drive a spin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

News: SSD scaling outside the sweet spot
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 2:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fresh from rounding up a collection of the latest 120-128GB solid-state drives we`ve turned our attention to a pack of 240-300GB models to see how SSD performance scales as one climbs the capacity ladder."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA III SSD Review - XSReviews
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 5:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs are becoming more and more mainstream these days, with costs gradually coming down making them more accesible in more useful capacities, to more people. SATA III is a recent development that has seen these solid state discs almost doubling their read/write sequential performance, something that seems rediculous considering the relatively slow speed of our fastests HDDs just a few years ago. Today I`m looking at one of these new SATA 6GBps drives from Kingston. It`s part of their HyperX range with a 240GB capacity. Let`s see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Thermaltake BlacX Duet 5G USB 3.0 Docking Station Review
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 12:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest external dual docking station by Thermaltake called the BlacX Duet 5G may not carry special features such as RAID0-1 modes but it does serve its purpose by offering blazing fast transfer speeds via USB 3.0 connectivity."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review - XSReviews
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 12:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another day, another review, another SSD. Here we have the Vertex 3 from OCZ, with a healthy capacity of 240GB. It comes with the latest 2200 series controller from Sandforce, support for SATA III 6GBps data transfer and some very impressive read/write sustained speeds. Let`s see how it performs with our short battery of tests."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Solid State Drive Roundup 2011
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 12:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2010 we were proud to bring all of you the single largest SSD roundup to date with units from almost every manufacturer in the field. Today you can follow us once again in yet another unique comparison as we take a total of 16 brand new solid state drives through a large number of tests for all of you to see just which one`s the king of the hill currently and which one`s best suited for your personal needs."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

RAIDON GT5630-SB3 USB 3.0 4 Bay Desktop Data Backup Storage Solution Review
     Mon, Nov 21 2011 | 11:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With 4 easy swap HDD tray modules for up to a massive 12TB of storage capacity and both eSATA and USB 3.0 connectivity for blazing fast transfer speeds the GT5630-SB3 USB 3.0 4 Bay Desktop Data Backup Storage Solution by RAIDON is the ideal unit to house your backups and/or media collection."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Patriot Wildfire 120 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Nov 20 2011 | 5:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot`s new Wildfire SSD is based on the popular Sandforce SF-2281 controller, but is advertised as enterprise model by Patriot. In our real-world testing we are amazed by the drive`s performance, which makes it the fastest Sandforce SSD we tested so far, even the mighty Intel 510 SSD is only 1% ahead."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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