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Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 04 2014 | 10:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the price/capacity gap between normal HDDs and SSDs"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 03 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems like the solid state drive market is booming right now. Many manufacturers are offering a wide variety of drives and pricing is getting very competitive. ADATA is one such company and today we are checking out one of their latest solid state drive offerings in their Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB solid state drive. This drive features Marvells 88SS9189 controller and Microns new 128 Gbit NAND. The 256 GB version of the drive that we are looking at today will have sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 360 MB/s respectively. Is this the perfect solid state drive for you? Read on as we take a look"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Samsung 850 PRO Review
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 4:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Promising twice the write speed of traditional 20nm NAND flash drives, the 3D V-NAND equipped 850 Pro hits the market, challenging all SSDs in its path.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

12Gb/s SAS Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 4:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The world's first 12Gb/s SAS HDD lands in our lab, and it brings with it an exciting discovery on the PCB that tells us the secret of an upcoming product."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB and 1TB Review
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 3:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a steady stream of new solid state drive releases, from the likes of Plextor, Crucial, and SanDisk. Today, however, Samsung is unveiling something new we think you'll really take interest in. Up next for your reading pleasure, we have Samsung’s brand-new SSD 850 PRO series. The 128GB and 1TB Samsung SSD 850 PRO drives we’ll be showing you here are the company’s latest flagship solid state drives, targeted at client applications. Like the previously-released SSD 845 EVO series, the 850 PRO leverages Samsung’s MEX controller, but these drives are also packing bleeding-edge 32 layer, stacked, 3D V-NAND flash memory that purportedly offers better power, endurance, and performance than traditional MLC NAND...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review - Showing Off With 3D V-NAND
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 3:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 850 Pro 6Gbps SSD is the first SSD in the world to use 3D V-NAND. Samsung’s confidence in the 850 is evident with their 10 year warranty, speaking directly to product quality and endurance. Samsung went much further though and, before approving this memory for the retail market, mass-produced and incorporated it within data centers. By changing from a planar structure, Samsung built a 32-layer cylindrical cell structure, stacking more cells vertically and resulting in a smaller footprint and higher density. Having said this, the maximum capacity of the 850 Pro remains to be 1TB.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:51A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Extreme PRO only goes down to 240GB, but it tops our chart as the fastest consumer SSD you can buy today. Check out Chris' full review of this new SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stacks 32 layers
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:49A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most flash memory is limited to a single layer, but the V-NAND chips in Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stack 32 layers on top of each other. This is next-level stuff, literally, and it's supposed to make the 850 Pro the fastest SATA drive around. We investigate.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Samsung SSD 850 Pro
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:49A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the performance of the Samsung SSD 850 Pro series as good as SATA SSD’s get now, how do they fare in terms of value? Well don’t expect to see the same level of value as we did with the Crucial MX100 series because the cost per gigabyte is nowhere near $0.40. As it stands the 128GB model costs $130 or $1.00 per GB, the 256GB model is $230 or $0.89 per GB, the 512GB model that we tested costs $430 which equates to $0.83 per GB. Then finally there is the 1TB model which costs $730 at a price of $0.73 per GB.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

in-house source for OCZ
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the recent acquisition by Toshiba, it was only a matter of time before OCZ revamped the RevoDrive line with their new flash. It just makes sense, as Toshiba can be obtained much more readily (and cheaply) since they are now an in-house source for OCZ. With the Vector 150 and Vertex 460 already driving 19nm Toshiba flash, we now have the RevoDrive 350.

Quote: "Cost/GB looks to be a bit of a steeper slope than we typically see. For the RevoDrive 350, going for the larger model will pay much larger dividends in cost/GB. The top capacity looks to be the only one that will beat the expected $1.50/GB of the upcoming Intel P3500 Series, which looks to be extremely stiff competition looming over the horizon given its 18 channels and native NVMe support."

  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Samsung 845DC EVO Enterprise SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung continues to innovate by fielding a three-bit-per-cell MLC SSD for the datacenter. We take a close look at the value of the 845DC EVO."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Showing Off With 3D V-NAND
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 850 Pro 6Gbps SSD is the first SSD in the world to use 3D V-NAND. Samsung’s confidence in the 850 is evident with their 10 year warranty, speaking directly to product quality and endurance. Samsung went much further though and, before approving this memory for the retail market, mass-produced and incorporated it within data centers. By changing from a planar structure, Samsung built a 32-layer cylindrical cell structure, stacking more cells vertically and resulting in a smaller footprint and higher density. Having said this, the maximum capacity of the 850 Pro remains to be 1TB.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Samsung 850 Pro SSD (512GB) Review
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It has been over a year since the 840 Pro hit the market and competitor drives have continued to evolve since then so now it’s time for Samsung to do the same. Launching today is their new 850 Pro SSD featuring many of the aspects which made the 840 Series so attractive, mixed with some evolutions in the tech used. We will be putting it up against some of the best drives the competition can offer to see how this new model performs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung SSDs have been extremely popular which is mostly due to their excellent performance but it doesn't hurt that they've marketed pretty aggressively. Their 840 series, including the EVO and PRO versions, sold very well and were looked upon favorably by many of the review sites including this one. As such, we were excited to get our hands on the new 850 PRO drive to see what Samsung has done to improve upon the 840.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

This is next-level stuff
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most flash memory is limited to a single layer, but the V-NAND chips in Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stack 32 layers on top of each other. This is next-level stuff, literally, and it's supposed to make the 850 Pro the fastest SATA drive around. We investigate.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 3:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 840 Pro was one of the most successful high-end SSD series over the past few years, and now it's time for an update. Samsung's 850 Pro SSD is powered by the company's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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