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OCZ Launches RevoDrive 350

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OCZ has launched the latest SSD, the RevoDrive 350 Series, utilizing the PCI Express interface. Current SATA SSDs are saturating the SATA interface’s 6 Gbps bandwidth so the faster PCIE interface is needed in order to achieve higher performance. According to OCZ, the RevoDrive 350 can deliver three times the performance of SATA SSD. Utilizing PCI Express Gen 2 x8 interface, the card takes up to four LSI SF-2282 processor and uses 19nm in-house Toshiba NAND (kind of expected as OCZ is part of Toshiba now). It has a rated sequential read up to 1.8GB/s and up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS. Related posts: OCZ Vertex 450 2x128GB RAID Looking at the model number of the OCZ Vertex 450 and you would be thinking... Read More »

OCZ Storage Solutions Launches New Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series with Windows Accelerato​r (WXL) Software

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OCZ launched the new Z-Drive 4500 for the enterprise market. The Z-Drive 4500 is a PCI Express SSD that delivers higher performance compare to the OCZ’s Z-Drive R4 Series as it leverages 19 nm MLC NAND flash and the LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller. The drive has a rated maximum read of 2,9000 MB/s, maximum write up to 2,200 MB/s, sustained 4K random read of 252K IOPS, sustained 4K random write of 76K IOPS, sustained 8K random read of 155K IOPS, and sustained 8K random writes of 31K IOPS. The drives come with many data protection features that are critical to the enterprise environment such as critical power loss data protection, end-to-end data path protection, 128-bit AES encryption, temperature sensing and thermal throttling. In addition, a newly designed casing aimed to provide better thermal efficiency.  The drive comes in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB storage capacity. They will come with OCZ’s new ... Read More »

Mushkin Announces Ventura Ultra 480GB USB 3.0 Drive

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Mushkin brings 480GB of storage space to its Ventura Ultra Series. The Ventura Ultra is Mushkin’s USB 3.0 SSD that uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. The latest entry to the Ventura family delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and 445 MB/s write and up to 39K of 4K random IOPS. Packed in a tiny light-weight aluminum housing, the Ventura Ultra is also capable of operating in UASP mode to allow SSD performnace in USB 3.0 form factor.  The 480GB model is an addition to the existing 60GB, 120GB, 240GB model that was debuted a year ago at CES 2013. While no pricing is provided for the 480GB, we do not expect it to be cheap since the 240GB model retails at around $200. Still if you need the absolute best performance with large storage space, it certainly will deliver. Related posts: Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021) One thing you ... Read More »

OCZ Vertex 3.20 – Vertex 3 updated to 20nm

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  Today we get a chance to look at OCZ’s newest refresh of the Vertex series with the Vertex 3.20. The update is actually hidden in plain sight as this update utilizes 20nm NAND. Now let’s see what the drive has to offer. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston V300 120GB, 7mm Slim SSD On a Budget

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  Today we look at the new V300 Drive from Kingston which is a Sandforce based drive pointed at the value segment to get a sub $1/GB drive to the masses, now lets see what this drive has to offer.  [UPDATE 2014-03-03, Kingston has changed the NAND-supplier and thus also controller while keeping the name and the drive no longer performs as before. Please read this article regarding this issue. ]   INTRODUCTION The world of SSD’s is constantly advancing and with that the price has also began to fall as more and more units are manufactured and NAND prices drop making them cheaper to produce. Well Kingston is taking direct aim at the value market with the new V300 series which is below the $1/GB mark and also a great performing drive to top it off. Kingston has taken the reigns with the manufacturing effort as well when it comes to packaging the 19nm NAND and even ... Read More »

Mushkin Unveils ProSpec SSD for Enterprise

Mushkin launches ProSpec series SSDs target toward enterprise market. The SSDs deliver random read and write performance of 80K and 42K IOPS and sustained transfer rate of 560 MB/s. Storage capacities ranges from 100GB to 400GB. The drive uses SandForce SF-2582 controller and enterprise MLC flash (eMLC) for higher durability and performance. It is compatible with SATA 6 Gbps and will feature 128-bit AES hardware encryption with TRIM support. The ProSpec SSD will equip with Mushkin’s Power Safe Technology to protect data against unexpected system power loss through the hardware and firmware of the drive.  Austin, TX — Jan 08, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today officially announced the worldwide launch of its new enterprise class ProSpec series solid-state drives (SSDs). “We have time after time demonstrated to PC enthusiasts how Mushkin’s solid-state drive solutions can dramatically improve ... Read More »

Silicon Power S70 7mm SSD for Ultrabook

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The Silicon Power Slim S70 (SP240GBSS3S70S25) paired the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with the 25nm Intel synchronous NAND in a slim package of 7mm. Available in capacity ranges from 60GB all the way to 480GB, it is one of the high-end SSDs designed for Ultrabooks. No related posts. Read More »

ADATA SX900 128GB Review

  Today we look at the new ADATA SX 900 128GB SSD. It is a Sandforce powered drive like many others but with a specially designed and optimized firmware which opens up even more NAND capacity for use. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston SSDNow 200V+ 120GB

The Kingston SSDNow 200V+ 120GB is offered at a great price point, in addition to its upgrade kit. How well does it perform? Keep reading to find out! No related posts. Read More »

Intel SSD 520 240GB

This drive has been advertised as the fastest SSD to date. Does it really pack the punch Intel claims it does? Keep reading to find out! No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Vertex 3

The OCZ Vertex 3 uses the new SandForce SF-2000 controller, and is now the fastest SSD on the market. Keep reading to find out exactly how fast this drive can perform. No related posts. Read More »

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