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TRIM Check Overview of an essential SSD TRIM functionality tester
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever wondered whether TRIM actually works on your SSD or not, look no further. There is a little freeware utility now available that simplifies TRIM functionality testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The 256GB OCZ Vector SSD is being introduced with some of the fastest factory ratings we have ever seen, with 550/530 MB/s sequential read and write speeds to go along with incredible 100,000/95,000 4k IOPS. The all new Barefoot 3 controller in the OCZ Vector is paired with 25nm IMFT MLC NAND, and has been extensively tested and endured a lengthy validation cycle prior to release to ensure the utmost in reliability and endurance. OCZ is so confident in the Vector’s testing that they are offering an industry leading 5-Year or 36.5TB of Writes (whichever comes first) to back it. The Vector’s Barefoot 3 controller also features TRIM support and enhanced proprietary garbage collection which delivers sustained top-end performance rather than dropping off after several minutes as we have seen from most drives."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Which then brings us to our review for today – the OCZ Vector 256GB SSD. 18 months. 18 months is the time it took for OCZ to bring the Vector to the market, which makes the Vector the most extensively validated OCZ SSD to date. Now, let’s put that into perspective here. The OCZ Vector was officially launched in November of 2012, which means the Vector..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Monster Digital Daytona 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 9:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We finally received TRIM enabled firmware for the Daytona, a SSD we`ve had for several months. The late firmware was just the start of issues that surround the Daytona and the sum of all of these problems lead us to question anyone buying a SSD from Monster Digital."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vector Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Mar 19 2013 | 10:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector 2.5 solid state drive (VTR1-25SAT3 series) is an ultra-slim 7mm high-performance SSD storage device produced in-house by OCZ Technology with a focus on reliability. Featuring OCZ`s new Indilinx Barefoot 3 storage controller, the Vector SSD series is built to produce optimized performance for enthusiasts wanting to capitalize on near-instant response times. OCZ Vector SSDs are available in 128/256/512GB capacities, and deliver up to 550MB/s read speeds with up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews puts these specifications to test, and compares the OCZ Vector solid state drive against the leading competition..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Taking an Accurate Look at SSD Write Endurance
     Tue, Mar 19 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of the day, manufacturers must balance cost, capacity, and longevity. This forces a push towards smaller processes (for more capacity per cost), with the limit being how much endurance they are willing to give up in the process. In the end they choose based on what the customer needs. Enterprise use leans towards SLC or eMLC, as they are willing to spend more for the gain in endurance. Typical PC users get standard MLC and now even TLC, which are *good enough* for that application."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 18 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The battle for the enthusiast crown continues. Today Chris finishes the series of the 840 Pro verses Vector in this showdown between the two highest performing enthusiast class SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256GB Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Mar 18 2013 | 10:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256GB Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we have the 256GB version of the Ultra Plus connected to our test system and will find out how it compares to numerous alternative models."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 18 2013 | 10:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston brings SF-2281 to the mainstream with 19nm Toggle NAND and new 5.0.5 firmware. We look at this new mainstream role for LSI SandForce SATA 6G controllers and how it changes the market from now till NGFF."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel 525 mSATA SSD Review – Every Capacity
     Sun, Mar 17 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review every capacity available of the Intel 525 Series SSD. The Intel 525 is similar to the 520 Series, but in an mSATA format.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

SSDs at the Office Trials Tribulations and Still Worth It @ Techgage
     Sun, Mar 17 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In advance of the busiest season at the office I work at, I wondered if adding an SSD to the slightly-aging Dell I use would offer a considerable gain in performance, and thus make the onslaught of work easier to deal with. Little did I realize, upgrading a Dell business PC requires a lot of patience, planning and snacks."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

SSD News MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Series SSD Review (240GB)
     Sat, Mar 16 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MyDigital BP4 that was ` a wolf in sheep`s clothing` in a way as it was a 120GB SSD with an exterior label claiming to be 240GB.After posting the review, MyDigitalSSD called and insisted on sending the REAL 240GB BP4, claiming that it`s performance would be something to write about. Given our workload, one review of a specific model would normally be enough UNLESS we observe a difference worth letting you know about. Higher capacity, same model, and a second report. Does that say anything to you?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung SM843 Pro Data Center Series 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Mar 15 2013 | 3:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung leverages the full power of its tremendous manufacturing capability with an SSD constructed entirely with Samsung building blocks. With the MDX controller, NAND and DRAM production in-house, Samsung aims to deliver the total package for their datacenter customers."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB review
     Fri, Mar 15 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of last year we published a review of the Western Digital WD RE 4TB, the first 4TB hard disk from Western Digital. This disk from the WD RE series was aimed at professional use for servers and storage solutions, and its sticker price reflected this. The consumer version has now come out, called the Caviar Black 4 TB.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SSD NEWS Mushkin Atlas 480GB SSD Review - Performance Meets Capacity In The Ultra World
     Fri, Mar 15 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD analysis today is another first for us here at TSSDR as we have finally received a Mushkin Atlas 480GB mSATA SSD, the reigning champion in capacity for mSATA drives at this point and time. The interest we have seen in this drive, particularly pertaining to its height, has been somewhat of a shock as several e-mails have been received asking if we thought it would fit in such and such a laptop or ultrabook. To answer two of our e-mails, we installed the Atlas 480GB in our Toshiba Z830, and also, a Samsung Series 9, and had no problem with fit whatsoever. In fact, even we were surprised that there was so little height variation between the two."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD NEWS Kingfast F3 Plus SSD Review (240GB) - Looks Like The Real Thing
     Thu, Mar 14 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ok so we have had a few hectic weeks since the last KingFast F3 Plus SSD was received and analyzed. In result, KingFast was nice enough to send us a new one right away. Based in Shenzhen, China, KingFast ships about 50,000 SSDs monthly when we combine enterprise, business, consumer and ohm. Our analysis today examines the F3 Plus which is yet another in the `LSI SandForce Driven` family. We are all too aware of the performance that should be expected."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

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