Subject: Storage | November 24, 2014 - 04:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ssd, sata, PS3110-S10, phison, Neutron XT, corsair, 256GB
Allyn recently reviewed the Corsair Neutron Series XT but as it is a brand new controller it is always worth a second opinion. The Tech Report also recently tested this SSD, with its four core PS3110 controller and A19 variant of Toshiba's 19-nm MLC NAND. Three of those cores are devoted to behind the scenes tasks such as garbage collection which should help performance when the drive starts to approach full capacity. When testing performance they did see improvements from the first Phison controlled drive, the Force Series LS which sits at the bottom of their performance ranking. That was not all that held back this drive, lack of support for features which have become common such as Microsoft eDrive put this drive behind the top competition and if Corsair is to make this drive a contender they are going to have to think very carefully about what the MSRP will be.
"Corsair's new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba's latest MLC NAND. We've taken the 240GB version for a spin to see if it can hang with the big boys."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Corsair Neutron XT (240GB) @ The SSD Review
- ADATA SP610 512GB SSD @ Kitguru
- Synology Diskstation DS115J 1-Bay NAS @ eTeknix
- QNAP TurboNAS TS-653 Pro NAS Server Review @ NikKTech
- Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) @ TechARP
- OWC Thunderbay 4 mini Thunderbolt 2 Enclosure @ The SSD Review
Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
At that time we only knew that Phison was going to team up with another SSD manufacturer to get these to market. We now know that manufacturer is Corsair, and their new product is to be called the Neutron XT. How do we know this? Well, we've got one sitting right here:
While the Neutron has not officially launched (pricing is not even available), we have been afforded an early look into the performance of this new controller / SSD. While this is suspected to be a cost effective entry into the SSD marketplace, for now all we can do is evaluate the performance, so let's get to it!
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | August 7, 2014 - 05:25 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: ssd, sata, PS5007, PS3110, phison, pcie, FMS 2014, FMS
At the Flash Memory Summit, Phison has updated their SSD controller lineup with a new quad-core SSD controller.
The PS3110 is capable of handling TLC as well as MLC flash, and the added horsepower lets it push as high as 100k IOPS.
Also seen was an upcoming PS5007 controller, capable of pushing PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs at 300k IOPS and close to 3GB/sec sequential throughputs. While there were no actual devices on display of this new controller, we did spot the full specs:
Full press blast on the PS3110 appears after the break:
Subject: Storage | August 22, 2013 - 01:11 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: corsair, force ls, ssd, phison, toshiba mlc
Corsair has launched a new line of budget solid state drives (SSDs) under the Force LS branding. The new SSDs come in up to 240GB capacities, and despite being budget drives, still manage to max out the SATA III 6Gbps interface.
The new Force LS SSDs use 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND flash and a Phison SSD controller. Traditionally, Corsair has used LSI SandForce controllers in its Force and Force GT solid state drives. The Force LS line includes 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB SSDs. The drives are 7mm thick 2.5” form factor drives.
As far as performance, the drives support sequential write speeds of 535 MB/s and sequential read speeds of 555 MB/s. Information on IOPS have not been released, but expect it to be lower than the existing Force drives due to their budget nature.
There is no word on specific availability date(s), but the new Force LS drives will be priced at $70 for the 60GB, $110 for the 120GB, and $200 for the 240GB. At the top end, the drives are approximately 83 cents per Gigabyte ($0.83/GB). All Force LS drives come with three year warranties.
Subject: Storage | May 23, 2011 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: patriot, torqx, ssd, phison, PS3105-S5
Instead of using everyone's favourite Sandforce controller, Patriot opted for the Phison PS3105-S5 controller to provide the speed to their new Torqx 2 lineup. The controller differs from Sandforce in two ways, one good and one bad. On the bad side even the claimed read and write speeds are slower, at 210 and 150MB/s but on the plus side the drives will be noticably less expensive than the competitions. Legion Hardware put this 128GB SSD to the test and weren't disappointed, though their expectations were fairly low going into the review.
"There was never the expectation that the Patriot Torqx 2 128GB might blow our socks off, with claimed read/write performance of just 270–230MB/s that was just not going to happen. At best we were hoping for a mid-range product and at $225 US for the 128GB version this is how the Torqx 2 is priced."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD Form Factor: Bigger isn't Always Better @ TweakTown
- OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD @ XSReviews
- Patriot Memory Torqx 2 128GB Solid State Drive (RAID 0) Review @ Modsynergy
- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Max IOPS SATA 3 SSD Review - OCZ Reaches Even Higher and Maintains Price Point @ SSDReview
- Patriot 128GB Torqx 2 SSD @ Rbmods
- Crucial M4 512GB SATA 3 SSD Review - Top Tier Performance at an Unmatched Price @ The SSD Review
- Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SSD Review @ The SSD Review
- Samsung Spinpoint F4EG EcoGreen 2Tb Hard Drive Review @ The SSD Review
- Patriot Torqx 2 Solid State Drive @ Tweaktown
- Patriot Torqx 2 Phison SSD Tests @ Benchmark Reviews
- Intel's Smart Response; SSD Caching Tested @ Techgage
- MyDigitalSSD 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA PCIe 64GB SSD @ Tweaktown
- Buffalo CloudStor Pro (2TB) Review @ TechReviewSource
- Verbatim Store'n'Go 1 TB USB 3.0 @ techPowerUp
- ineo Tech I-NA317U+ HDD Docking Station and 3.5" HDD Storage Case Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Kingwin HDCV-1 and KF-252-BK Hard Drive and SSD Docking Solutions Review @ OverclockersHQ
- ADATA Nobility N005 16 GB USB 3.0 @ techPowerUp