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ADATA SP920 SSD Review Capacity Speed Value and Something Unexpected
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 11:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When SSDs were first introduced to the consumer way back in 07/08, many companies understood the value of what could be brought to the table and jumped aboard the new SSD train. SanDisk was the first to appear, followed by Samsung and Intel, all being NAND flash memory manufacturers. Several third-party companies were quick to join in through contracts with these SSD manufacturers, subsequently selling these SSDs under their own branding. There might be a slight variation in hardware or firmware, but for the most part, the SSDs were identical. Through time, this practice had become extinct, or so we thought."

Inateck FEU3NS-1 USB 3.0 External Storage Enclosure Review
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 4:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at the Inateck FEU3NS, an affordable option for those needing 2.5-inch external storage, powered by USB 3.0. Follow on as Tyler tells us about it."

Plextor M6S SSD Review (256GB) - Strength in a New Marvell SSD Controller Offering
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 2:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a long time in the making but the new Plextor M6S family is finally rolling out. Based on Marvell SSD controllers and Toshiba NAND flash memory, we got our first glimpse at the M6e M.2 PCIe X2 SSD some months ago in our IO-Switch Raijin Review, followed by our official analysis of the 512GB capacity M6e (and some great RAID testing) a short time ago. To be completely honest, we have been just a bit spoiled by all manufacturers with respect to our M.2 SSD coverage. Things are a bit different today, however, as we introduce the Plextor M6S SSD, the newest of the Plextor M6 family and with a brand new Marvell controller."

Plextor M6S 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 12:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor hits back with a mainstream SSD that`s optimized for low power and gives end-users more performance than the previous generation M5S."

AData Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 11:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AData`s Premier Pro SP920 aims to take on the likes of Intel,"

Keep your SSD Healthy ADATA SSD Toolbox @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 8:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA Technology recently released its own software for monitoring the status and maintaining performance of Solid State Drives. It includes features such as S.M.A.R.T., temperature monitoring and total space used. In its utilities section the user has the option af Secure Erase, firmware update (ADATA SSD`s only) and toolbox update./"

Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Review RAID Tested at 1.4GB/s
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago, we conducted a review of a new PCIe Card called the IOSwitch Raijin and it was constructed of a M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter, along with the Plextor M6e native PCIe M.2 (NGFF) 256GB SSD. At the time, the M6e was an unreleased SSD and it seemed that even Plextor was caught off guard at the publicity that report received, politely asking us to lay low with our M6e samples for a while. A few days back, we received the 512GB version of the M6e PCIe M.2 SSD from Plextor and within the packaging, we found something unexpected."

WD Black² Dual Drive WD1001X06X Review
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 1:42P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are those who want a dedicated storage with flash NAND but with capacity of about 1TB drive- that’s where drives like Samsung EVO 1TB comes in. But at the price of US $459.99/ UK £363.81, its an out-of-reach for many. This issue of having an ‘all-in-one’ storage solution would mostly affect notebook users, unless desktop users want a very large flash storage for its primary device. WD released its dual drive with 120GB SSD and a 1TB mechanical drive. Is it really a middle ground?

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 2.5 SSD Full Capacity Roundup - Low Cost High Performance
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 11:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the ADATA SP920 Series. While the smaller capacities suffer from some write speed limiting, the whole line performs extremely well in reads, and the larger capacity points give the best competition out there a run for their money. `Run for their money` is an appropriate term indeed, as the SP920 performance is dangerously close to that of the Intel SSD 730 Series, while coming in at close to half the cost/GB."

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 1TB SSD Review
     Mon, Apr 07 2014 | 11:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today ADATA launches its newest solid state drive, the Premier Pro SP920 1TB. Chris gives us his full thoughts on the new, massive capacity sized SSD."

OCZ Vector 150 240GB Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Apr 06 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vector 150 is rated for an industry-leading 50GB/day of host writes for 5 years (typical client workloads) makes this SSD top of the class in terms of durability. Couple this with next generation 19nm MLC NAND flash along with Proprietary Barefoot 3 controller technology and the OCZ Vector 150 SSD is set to boast phenomenal speed with matching durability."

     Sat, Apr 05 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review
     Fri, Apr 04 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the face of increasingly stout competition, Crucial has again put their faith in a Marvell controller to power their latest flagship drive. Marvell hasn’t had the fastest SSD controllers in the past and was often left on the sidelines with many manufacturers favoring parts from Indilinx, Samsung, Intel and SandForce instead. However, they’ve always been dependable and we’ve seen their performance improve substantially as of late so we were extremely eager to get Crucial’s new M550 drive powered by the Marvell 88SS9187 controller on our test bench. We won’t give away all the goods in the first paragraph but suffice it to say that we were duly impressed with the results...

Interview OCZ - Recent history and SSD endurance
     Thu, Apr 03 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past few months OCZ has undergone quite a lot of change, whereas the buyout by Toshiba Group certainly created most headlines. A few more years back, when OCZ released their first SSDs, not all products have been as reliable as the company wanted them to be, but still, OCZ always pushed hard to make sure to stay at the forefront of technological developments, ensuring highest competitiveness. In this interview Tobias Brinkmann - Vice President, Global Marketing - and Daryl Lang - Senior Vice President Product Management - are going to answer a few questions we've always wanted to ask.

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 512 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 03 2014 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Premier Pro SP920, ADATA have an SSD in their portfolio, which is based on a very well performing and well-known controller from Marvell. Other than that ADATA have optimized the firmware towards maximum performance as well as high endurance. With this drive up their sleeve ADATA wants to steal some market share from their competitors and we`re certainly curious how well a job the company did."

News: Intels 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed
     Wed, Apr 02 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s new 730 Series desktop SSD is rather unique. It`s based on the company`s datacenter drives, it has an extra flash die onboard, and the controller and NAND are both clocked well beyond their usual speeds. We take a closer look."

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