Extreme external storage from the Kingston HyperX USB 3 drive

Subject: Storage | November 29, 2010 - 03:14 PM |
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The Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB USB 3 SSD combines the two fastest ways to transfer data externally, inside lies an SSD based on a Toshiba controller which takes advantage of the bandwidth that USB 3.0 offers.  This adds up to transfer rates that never dip below 180 MB/s in HDTach tests.  Allyn was suitably impressed with the performance and when it hits shelves in the next week or two it should be priced about $2.19/GB.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Kingston
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Introduction and Internals

Today we take a look at the new Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 external SSD. This drive connects via USB 3.0 and performs quite well. Once cracked open, we discovered the internals are identical to that of the Kingston SSDNow V+ second generation series of (internal) SSD's, sporting the Toshiba HG2 series controller.

Examining Samsung's SSD controller

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 05:03 PM |
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The Samsung 470 Series has been eclipsed by the Indilinx and Sandforce based SSDs, but TechSpot felt that the 256GB SSD deserved a full review.  As it is the largest of the series, it should also represent the best that the S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller can do.  As it turns out, there is quite a bit of power hid

Source: Tech Spot

Kingston announces HyperX Max 3.0 USB 3 SSD

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 11:08 AM |
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Today Kingston announced their new HyperX Max 3.0 series of USB 3.0 SSD's.


This new line features the same Toshiba HG2 SSD present in their line of SSDNow V+ Gen2 SSD's, but mounted in a very solid feeling external enclosure. Interface duties are performed by a Genesys Logic SATA to USB 3.0 bridge. We have one in the lab and will be posting our review later on, but for now I leave you with a shot of its internals:

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Viking
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Introduction

Viking Modular Solutions is a producer of various lines of DIMM and SSD products. With that, they have combined the power of a SandForce SSD with the packaging of a DIMM to create the SATADIMM. This little guy takes its power (and space) from a standard DIMM slot and connects to the system via a standard SATA 3Gb/sec. This makes it perfect for enterprise applications (think 1U server rack-mount chassis). Come check out this innovative solution!

The new Indilinx Barefoot controller is shaken, not stirred

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2010 - 04:55 PM |
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The next generation Indilinx controller is not going to be here for a little while yet, so in the meantime they've released a new version of the already on the market Barefoot controller, though AnandTech is quick to point out you need to buy a new drive to see it in action you cannot simply do a hardware flash to upgrade existing SSDs.  The review shows performance improvements, especially when dealing with incompressible formats
as those types of files hamstring th

Source: AnandTech
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today Allyn looks at the next iteration of the OCZ RevoDrive - the x2! This new card opens up two more channels of throughput over the RevoDrive, demonstrating how well the SI RAID solution can scale with quad-Sandforce units behind it.

Matching the speed of the OCZ Ibis without the proprietary cable

Subject: Storage | November 8, 2010 - 05:59 PM |
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When Allyn reviewed the OCZ Ibis with the proprietary HSDL to allow speeds faster than SATA 6Gb/s can handle, the biggest plus was indeed the read speeds of almost 700GB/s but the biggest negative (apart from price) was the propriety cabling.  AnandTech looks at the new RevoDrive x2 which uses a PCIe slot and promises the same performance ... and unfortunately a similarly high price.

Source: AnandTech