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SSD News: KingFast F3 Series mSATA 3.0 SSD Review (120GB)
     Sun, Mar 24 2013 | 12:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If someone would have suggested that mSATA SSD sales would overtake that of notebook form factor SSDs a few years ago, SSD manufacturers would have told them they were nuts. After all, the typical notebook size SSD could replace any hard drive, yet mSATA SSD use was extremely limited, to say the least. The ultrabook was just becoming a vision and, for the most part, the mSATA SSD was limited to Lenovo Thinkpad owners. Our SSD analysis today is going to examine the KingFast F3 Series 120GB mSATA SSD, an SSD manufactured by a company that doesn`t have a strong North American presence, yet still speaks to 50,000 SSD sales per month."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD: Micron RealSSD P400m Enterprise SSD Review - Great Consistency and Endurance
     Sun, Mar 24 2013 | 11:54A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The days when an SSD company could take a basic ASIC design and couple it with MLC are long gone. To be competitive in the current enterprise SSD market, your company must innovate. Over the past few months, we have observed innovation happening on two fronts: ASIC design and NAND technology. Each area presents highly complex problems, which in some cases, have been relatively ignored. Certain companies are well positioned to solve these problems. Companies that produce their own NAND and ASICs have a high level of understanding of how all the pieces of an SSD integrate into a single product. They are able to push the boundaries of how the NAND and ASICs interact and squeeze every bit of performance out of the individual components. Micron happens to be one of these companies and Micron P400m is a shining example of what can be accomplished."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD News: OCZ Vertex 3.20 20nm SSD Review (240GB)
     Sat, Mar 23 2013 | 11:54A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Realignment of priorities with respect to solid state storage at OCZ came as no surprise considering the turbulence of the past two years resulting in Ralph Schmidt`s appointment as the new CEO and the abrupt exit of Ryan Petersen from this part of the world.The unchallenged leader of SSD models is now reducing it`s consumer line to just four models and, just as unexpectedly, the `LSI SandForce Driven` Vertex 3.20 gets a refresh and remains in that mix. Understanding that the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is probably one of the most popular SSDs of the past few years, OCZ`s retention of this drive might not be such a shock to most but, competitiveness aside, OCZ now had the opportunity to `cleanse` their product line with in house design. As shown at ceBIT Germany 2013 earlier this month, the OCZ consumer SSD family consists of the Vertex 3.20, Vertex 4, Vector and Vector PCIe. Let`s take a closer look at the 20nm refreshed Vertex 3, OCZ`s new value offering."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 10:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk`s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD. It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215. But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lexar sent over its JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 flash drive. Find out if it survived testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

KingFast Ultra-Cache K13 & K25 SATA2 SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The premise behind the new Ultra-Cache series of SSD`s is to bring affordability and performance to those situations where a tight budget is needed to be met. The Cache SSD K-Series is being aimed at getting the best of both worlds. You get to experience the performance of an SSD with maintaining the existing capacity of your current hard drive, all within a strict budget, and without having to reinstall or modify your existing operating system."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

Samsung SM843 Pro: High Performance Data Center SSD
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have taken a look at a few Samsung-built solid state drives over the years, including the Samsung 830 and 840 series SSDs, and found them all to be relatively strong performers in their respective product categories. Today we're going to be looking at a somewhat different type of drive from Samsung, the SM843 Pro Data Series SSD. The SM843 is essentially the same drive as the consumer-targeted 840 Pro SSD, but with a specialized firmware that's optimized for mainstream, ready-heavy data center applications and increased over-provisioning of the NAND...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Silicon Power Armor Series A15 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 11:54A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Armor A15 USB 3.0 Portable HDD from Silicon Power was designed to withstand shocks, vibrations in a better way than the majority of products from the same category. The case"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 Portable Enclosure Kit Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 10:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 is a stylish enclosure from OWC which can include storage or can be ordered empty. The product comes with a transparent acrylic housing and a small heatsink in order to eliminate the excess heat and also features an On/Off button near the USB port."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 9:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MyDigitalDiscount.com Inc. was founded in 2001 by Matt Dawson out of his passion for the latest gadgets and has since grown into a globally recognized retailer catering to technology users. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 Slim 7 Series SATA Solid State Drive is their latest high-performance storage solution, designed with an ultra-slim 7mm profile to fit all SATA notebooks as well as desktop PCs. Equipped with a Phison PS3108-S8-I SSD controller and Toshiba TH58TEG7DCJTA20 19nm Toggle NAND Flash, the 240GB BP4 Slim 7 model MDS7-BP4-240 sent to Benchmark Reviews for testing is made to produce up to 560 MB/s reads and 530 MB/s writes with 4K Aligned Reads reaching 46,000 IOPS and 4K Aligned Writes as high as 79,000 IOPS..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 9:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The V200+ was the latest of the series that we have had on the bench. Performance best not the best but it offers better than mechanical drive numbers (way better), great security as well as Kingston`s repetition of quality. This drives has been a mainstay in our test benches for some time and still going strong. The newest of the series will be the V300 which is now offered in 60GB, 120GB and the largest 240GB sizes. The heart of the drive is a LSI SandForce controller and new 19mm NAND modules all optimized for Kingston. But is it enough to top one of our favorites? We will soon see."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Micron RealSSD P400m Enterprise SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The days when an SSD company could take a basic ASIC design and couple it with MLC are long gone. To be competitive in the current enterprise SSD market, your company must innovate. Over the past few months, we have observed innovation happening on two fronts: ASIC design and NAND technology. Each area presents highly complex problems, which in some cases, have been relatively ignored. Certain companies are well positioned to solve these problems. Companies that produce their own NAND and ASICs have a high level of understanding of how all the pieces of an SSD integrate into a single product. They are able to push the boundaries of how the NAND and ASICs interact and squeeze every bit of performance out of the individual components. Micron happens to be one of these companies and Micron P400m is a shining example of what can be accomplished.
  FULL STORY @ MICRON

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

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