Even Apple's suppliers are getting into the SSD biz

Subject: Storage | July 23, 2010 - 03:27 PM |
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Other World Computing, aka OWC, has been a major supplier of components for Apple and they are branching out with their new Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB SSD.  Using the Sandforce SF-1222 controller which implies a certain level of performance, the drive retails for ~$320 putting it at a reasonable price point for an SSD of that size.  There is a slight downside unfortunately as Hardware Canucks discovered during their testing to do with the new Sandforce firmware.  While the performance was not bad, per se, but

A towering eSATA RAID

Subject: Storage | July 19, 2010 - 02:22 PM |
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The Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4UT-B is a relatively small box that will hold up to four hot-swappable HDDs with a maximum storage capacity of 8TB.  Almost any RAID configuration that you want to set up that can be done with 4 drives is acceptable to this box, making it one of the most flexible of RAID boxes.  The eSATA connection will provide enough bandwidth between the TowerRAID and the system it is connected to especially when you use the included Rocket eSATA 6 Gb/s host adapter card.  Drop by Bjorn3D to see i

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10 SSDs from OCZ; a solid revolution

Subject: Storage | July 13, 2010 - 05:26 PM |
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Covering the Agility, Solid 2, Onyz, Colossus and both Vertex series, this new roundup at X-Bit Labs covers OCZ's lineup of drives all at the same time.  While these drives are not all intended for the same audience or usage it can be very handy to see just how they stack up against each other.  The tests are many and varied including a rather unique defragmentation
test; not because you would ever defragment an SSD, instead because it shows how quickly the SSD can swap data around internally.  Drop by and check it out, but

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A dollars for doughnuts look at SSDs

Subject: Storage | July 7, 2010 - 05:10 PM |
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The Tech Report has gathered a group of eleven SSDs running in price from the $110 40GB Intel X25-V
to a $668 256GB WD SiliconEdge Blue
drive which represent seven different controllers.  They take it a step beyond just $/GB and use that rati

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Part 1 of 3 - Intel, Sandforce

** Updated 07 Jul 2010 ** Tired of bouncing back and forth between review sites, manufacturer sites, and retailers in search of your next SSD? Allyn has compiled a huge list of all current and popular SSD's, grouped by controller type, manufacturer, and model.

Gather your SSDs together, it's time for a roundup

Subject: Storage | July 2, 2010 - 02:25 PM |
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If you drop by X-Bit Labs you can see three new SSDs compared, the 32GB Intel X25-E a 128GB Kingston V series and the 128GB

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Introducing Thecus D0204 Portable Storage Device

Subject: Storage | June 30, 2010 - 12:20 PM |
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06/30/2010 – The age of USB 3.0 is almost here. Today, storage leader Thecus Technology is proud to announce its first portable storage device featuring the new USB 3.0 standard – the D0204. With massive storage capacity in a tiny package no larger than a paperback book, the D0204 delivers impressive data security and performance with an integrated USB 3.0 port, making it the most powerful and versatile portable DAS on the market.

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PCIe SSD performance that can boot!

Subject: Storage | June 28, 2010 - 06:03 PM |
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As Allyn has become a past master at testing SSDs to destruction and was not interested in PCIe flash storage solutions that could not be used as a boot drive, OCZ has decided to merge the two into one killer product, the RevoDrive.  In this case it is the OCZ RevoDrive 240GB PCIe SSD, sold at an MSRP of $639.99 or $2.66/GB.   It is impressive, beating traditional SSDs easily and while not matching the performance of the FusionIO, it is bootable and it uses far less resources than that particular PCIe SSD.  Check out his full r

OCZ Increases Performance but not the Price of High-End PCIe Solid State Storage

Subject: Storage | June 28, 2010 - 02:53 PM |
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SAN JOSE, CA—June 29, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, releases the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD, an innovative storage solution that focuses on both performance and affordability for consumers.

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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

We have been promised PCI Express-based solid state drives almost since SSDs were first introduced and while we have had a few pass through our hands, not many have TRULY been prepared for the consumer. OCZ has been a force of change for enthusiasts in this market and they continue to be just that by releasing the new Revo PCIe SSD!