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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB
     Wed, Jan 23 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It appears that the Xtreme firmware update for the Plextor M5 Pro is little more than a marketing ploy. While Plextor does indeed get in the vicinity of 100.000 4k read Iops, the SSD is not much faster in any of the other benchmarks. In some tests it's even slower with the new firmware than before.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Jan 22 2013 | 3:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Vector is OCZs first SSD release since the ushering in of a new CEO and fresh perspective on its direction. Its also the first SSD to come equipped with both in-house firmware and controller. In effect, OCZ has built its Vector SSD from the ground up with its rich internal resources has it paid off?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Intel DC S3700 800GB server SSD review: reliable and consistent
     Tue, Jan 22 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest high-end consumer SSDs may be faster in most benchmarks, but when we tested the SSDs over a 15-minute period the Intel DC S3700 stands out with head and shoulders. Even after two hours the performance had not gone down. And since the steady state performance of Intel's new SSD is higher than that of the other SATA600 SSDs we've tested, it is perfectly suited for servers that will have constant loads for long periods of time, such as databases.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Corsair Neutron SATA III SSD Review
     Tue, Jan 22 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair tends to be somewhat measured in their approach to certain markets and only enters them with products that are clearly differentiated from the competition. That’s true for their cases, peripherals, power supplies, and many other product lines. Corsair, however, has been relatively adventurous in regard to Solid State Drives. Over the last few years, Corsair has offered SSDs built around controllers from virtually all of the major players, including Marvell, SandForce, Indilinx, and Samsung, among others. While Corsair has been open to working with multiple controller designs, they have not typically be first to market with drives based on brand new controllers. But that all changed with the recent release of the Corsair Neutron line of Solid State Drives. Corsair’s Neutron SSDs feature a new controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD) that is not yet available in any other consumer storage product...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Western Digital RE 4TB HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Mon, Jan 21 2013 | 4:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While SSDs are by now the unquestioned performance kings when it comes to storage, their capacities are still too low and cost-per-gigabyte still too high for them to displace hard drives completely. While SSDs continue to improve at a meteoric rate, hard drive manufacturers aren`t sitting still. Today, we`ll be taking a look at Western Digital`s latest attempt at pushing back the superparamagnetic limit, the WD RE SATA 4TB drive. Whether it`s meant for large-capacity storage on a workstation, or as a way to expand the capacity of a high-load NAS device, this drive is WD`s current cream of the crop for SATA drives. Let`s take a look and see how it measures up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jan 21 2013 | 11:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin has quietly held a price lead throughout 2012 on the 480 / 512GB capacity size. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn`t always the absolute lowest priced SSD in this size, but it`s the lowest priced SSD with synchronous / toggle mode flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jan 21 2013 | 5:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 840 Pro SSD is Samsung`s current flagship solid state drive. It comes with increased performance and better steady state long-time endurance. We pit the 840 Pro against ten other SSDs, including the OCZ Vector."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
OCZ Vector 512GB
     Sun, Jan 20 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What we can say with absolute certainty is that in terms of performance the Vector is a worthy successor to the Vertex 4 series. The Vector was on average 27% faster in our file copy tests and is set to cost a little over 10% more, making it not only faster but also better value. Overall the OCZ Vector 512GB appears to be a solid contender in the performance SSD market.
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

Mushkin Atlas 30GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 11:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* For many people, replacing a hard drive in a notebook requires them to take it to an expert so the data can be migrated to the new drive. Therefore, speeding up a hard drive to an SSD, can be a rather cumbersome and daunting process. The Mushkin Atlas 30GB mSATA solid state drive is one option that doesn`t require a whole drive replacement."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk is best known for their memory products and with that, they`ve been doing a number of SSDs on both consumer and enterprise fronts. Their latest offering that came across our desk is the Ultra Plus line being powered by the Marvell 88SS9175 controller and SanDisk`s own 19nm NAND. The 6Gbps interfaced drives are marketed towards the both the desktop and mobile computing crowds with promises of strong performance, high reliability and power efficiency. It comes standard in the 7mm, 2.5 form factor so it should be good to go for most Ultrabooks as well..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Toshiba THNSNF 512GB SSD review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the continuous activity test we see the strong side of the Toshiba SSD. When the SSD is in constant use for a longer period of time, the performance barely dips like it does for most other SSDs. This is of less importance for consumers, but for servers this is an advantage.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

What Does an SSD's MTBF Mean for You?
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There some confusion surrounding MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and how it relates to SSD products. We explain what MTBF means for SSD, how it is tested, and how much it matters to the end user.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Kingston SSDNow KC100 240GB SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 11:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just 2 days prior to getting into 2013 we had to sit down and pick the first product reviews which would get us into 2013 for good and since recently we promised to bridge the gap created in our SSD reviews section we decided to test yet another such product. Now if you read our Intel 335 SSD review you should be well aware that the performance factor regarding SATA III solid state drives hasn`t really changed that much in 2012 (always compared to 2011) and so at least until the new controllers arrive in late Q1 (if all goes according to plan) we really can`t expect to come across anything that will blow what we currently know out of the water. 2012 however did see a significant price drop in SSDs and so currently consumer models with capacities up to 240GB are surprisingly easy to acquire. Still there are some SSDs in the market with businesses as their target audience and the Kingston SSDNow KC100 240GB solid state drive we have here with us today is such a solution."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The most talked about SSD in 2012 finally makes an appearance. At this time there are two high-end drives fighting it out for the enthusiast performance crown, OCZ`s Vector and the drive were looking at today, Samsung`s 840 Pro."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston DT Elite USB 3.0 64GB Thumb Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some months ago Kingston added several new products to the highly respected Date Traveller line of thumb drives one of which being the DT Elite 3.0 64gig. In a market that is awash with Thumb drives in a huge variety of storage sizes and styles at prices so suit almost any pocket what if anything can Kingston offer us in the DT Elite 3.0 to set it aside from the thousands of competitors…"
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Intel SSD DC S3700 Review – 800GB and 200GB Enterprise SSD
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Excerpt: The Intel SSD DC S3700 introduces a new Intel SSD controller for the first time in years. With a heavy emphasis on consistent performance, these drives bode well for the future of Intel SSD products. It may also refresh your opinion on some current SSDs that don't perform as consistently as others once they enter a steady state.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

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