OCZ and the Vertex 3

Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 02:13 PM |
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Those of you who caught the live podcast last night had a preview of the performance of the brand new Sandforce controller and the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB drive.  For the full story you need to read Al's review, where he puts the new drive to every test he could think of.  Go on and click through!


Corsair to Preview Force Series GT SSDs at CeBIT

Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 11:51 AM |
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Fremont, California — February 24th, 2011 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced it will preview its new Force Series™ GT line of solid-state drives at its booth at CeBIT.

The new Force GT SSDs will use the new SandForce SF-2000 SSD Processor with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) to deliver incredible perf

OCZ Technology Unveils the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro SATA 6Gbps SSDs

Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 11:47 AM |
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group
, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today
unveiled its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD product family, a
lineup that caters to both client and enterprise applications.
Harnessing the 6Gbps speed of the SATA III interface, the new series
delivers double the performance of the previous generation.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Specifications

Another week, and another Vertex 3 release from OCZ! This time we take a look at the consumer oriented model, with more usable space and a promise of comparable performance. How will this new model really stack up against the enterprise-grade workhorse?

SuperTalent Introduces Fastest & Smallest Gen 2 SSD

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2011 - 02:42 PM |
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San Jose, California - February 21th, 2011 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their CoreStore TMline of SSD solutions designed to bring a new level of performance to the SSD market.

By combining the very latest Marvel controller (88NV9143), new DDR ONFi 2 flash and plugging directly to the PCIe bus, Super Talent is now able to create two solutions t

Corsair address the 25nm transition for SSDs, shows performance delta

Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:45 PM |
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Corsair sent out an email and posted some information on their website some of the implied criticism that is surrounding the transition from 34nm flash memory to 25nm flash memory on SandForce based SSDs.  Now, you might at first think that moving from 34nm flash to 25nm flash should be straight forward and any price benefits we get would be passed to the consumer with lower prices.  All good right?  Well, there is a catch:

Write 7GB a day and your 25nm SSD will be dead in a millennium

Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:23 PM |
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AnandTech went straight after the rumour mongers with a bit of math, showing that even though the number of times you can program/erase one flash block is cut almost in half compared to previous generations you are not going to see the drive die because of flash exhaustion.  You may see controllers fail or even see the flash memory's charge drain but the read/write error won't be the likely cause.  Check out his review of the OCZ Vertex 3 Pro with the new SandForce 2582 controll

Source: AnandTech

Intel 510 series of SATA 6G SSD coming March 1st?

Subject: Storage | February 17, 2011 - 07:28 PM |
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If rumors are what you pay attention to, then this one is worth looking at.  Following right on the foot steps of today's OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SSD based on the SATA 6G-ready SandForce SF-2000 series of controller, it looks like Intel is planning a release of the 510-series of SSDs in early March.  According to the story over at VR-Zone, we will see the launch as soon as March 1st - so just a couple of weeks away. 
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Source: VR-Zone
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Specifications

Today we take a look at the first OCZ drive to hit the SATA 6Gb/sec mark - the Vertex 3 Pro. We break in our SandyBridge testbed to try and unlock the full potential of this new SandForce controlled SSD. Come on in for the full scoop on this exciting new drive!