Trimming the performance and the price; Intel and Kingston's low price SSDs

Subject: Storage | March 23, 2010 - 01:10 PM |
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The Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive will set you back $123 and Kingston's 30GB SSDNOW Vis only $92.  Keeping the size down results in using half the channels of an 80GB model which then results in a slow down in read and write speeds all of which add up to an inexpensive SSD.  The ques

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SATA 6G and USB 3.0 for all

If you are looking to upgrade your computer with USB 3.0 or SATA 6G support, you can either upgrade your system board or add in a expansion card like one of the two we are looking at today. The U3N2 and the S6M2 use controllers we are well familiar with to get the job done but in smaller and less expensive packages.

Get Blu-Ray for cheap

Subject: Storage | March 18, 2010 - 01:12 PM |
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It has taken a while before the industry realized that if people need to pay almost the full price of a PS3 to get a Blu-Ray drive that most people will choose the Sony product over a 5.25" internal drive.  The prices have plummeted, at least on the readers if not the writers which is why the LITE-ON iHOS104-08 Blu-Ray Driveis a rather nice product.  At $70 it is approaching a reasonable price point and

Intel Brings Affordable Solid-State Computing to Netbooks and Desktop PCs

Subject: Storage | March 15, 2010 - 02:46 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2010 – Intel Corporation announced today a new addition to its award-winning lineup of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs): the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD.

Kingston's SSD take 2; action!

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2010 - 12:48 PM |
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Kingston has released the second generation of their larger capacity SSDs, the V+ SNVP325-S2 128GB SSD which uses the rare Toshiba T6UG1XBG controller, a controller we are not very familiar with.  Kingston claims sequential reads of 230MB/s and writes of 180MB/s, which PureOverclock put to the test in their review.  As their results show, this drive has no problems keeping

OCZ releases new line of SSD's - hits $100 mark

Subject: Storage | March 10, 2010 - 10:30 PM |
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Today OCZ released a new 'Onyx' line of SSD's.  Their aim is the low end market this time around, focusing on smaller capacities and modest performance.  The first entry of the line will be only 32GB in capacity, limiting it to boot-only duties.  Sequential transfer rates top out at 125 MB/sec for reads and 70 MB/sec for writes.

Adding SATA 6Gb/s to SSDs

Subject: Storage | March 5, 2010 - 02:21 PM |
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The Marvell 88SS9174-BJP2 controller brings SATA 6Gb/s to the Crucial RealSSD-C300.  Benchmark Reviews has paired that SSD with an Intel ICH10R to see just how well the SSD can do.  With peaks of 330 MBps on read and 225 MBps for writes, it would seem that one SSD still isn't able to saturate the new standard.  It is st

Corsair launches Force seres of SSDs using SandForce controller

Subject: Storage | March 4, 2010 - 02:41 AM |
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The hits just keep on coming as Corsair goes off like a company possessed releasing yet another line of solid state drives.  Looking back at the Nova and Reactor lines first shown just this past Friday, the new Force-series of SSDs make a total of three new lines in under a week!  Corsair is obviously intent on keeping or passing competitors like OCZ Technology that have a wide array of SSD options for different performance segments and price levels.

Met Western Digital's new SSD, now they swing both ways

Subject: Storage | March 3, 2010 - 01:15 PM |
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While the original body of Western Digital has been very busy improving platter based hard drives, the company that they recently bought out, Silicon Systems
has been developing an SSD for WD.  The WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB has a new branded controller and Allyn spotted quite a few similarities to a Kingston/JMicron board, though the performance did not match.  The pricing did not match either, with MSRPs of $249 for 64GB, $529 for 128

Western Digital makes SSD's?

Subject: Storage | March 3, 2010 - 08:00 AM |
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For a first in the industry, Western Digital has announced a line of Solid State Drives.  You may recall this time last year, when Western Digital acquired SiliconSystems.  We suspected that may eventually lead to a consumer grade SSD in their future, but we didn't quite expect them to turn one around in less than one years time!