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

Subject: Storage | March 10, 2010 - 10:30 PM |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Introduction and Specifications

Yes, you heard us right, we put "Western Digital" and "SSD" in the same sentence! For a first-in-industry move, a Hard Disk manufacturer has taken the Solid State plunge. We'll put this new unit to the test and see how it stacks up against the fierce competition in this arena.

An Extreme SSD that only Apple fans have heard of

Subject: Storage | March 2, 2010 - 05:58 PM |

Other World Computing (OWC) apparently makes well known products in the world of Apple but their OWC Mercury Extreme SSD is purely PC.  Using the young upstart controller that everyone is drooling about, the SandForce, this SSD deserves the Extreme moniker as it kept up to the Vertex LE in AnandTech's testing.  Even more interesting for some is that this 50GB model retails at $229 and happens to be the only 50GB model on the market although the Intel X25-M G2 80GB
sits in the same price range. 

Source: AnandTech

Super Talent intros USB 3.0 flash drive with encryption

Subject: Storage | March 2, 2010 - 01:19 PM |

We love us some USB 3.0 accessories - ever since we first started testing the data transfer and connectivity standard back in October of 2009 we have been scouring for each and every product using the standard.  Today Super Talent is announcing a new USB 3.0 flash drive that will offer speeds up to 240 MB/s (!!) allowing you to transfer a 600MB movie in just about 7 seconds.  The drive

Plextor gets into the SSD game!

Subject: Storage | March 1, 2010 - 11:00 AM |

Plextor has joined the SSD bandwagon, releasing a Marvell based line of SSD's!

Make your portable storage as safe as Ryan's

Subject: Storage | February 26, 2010 - 12:42 PM |

If you have seen or listened to this weeks PC Perspective Podcast, you heard Ryan talk about Corsair's Padlock 2 USB thumb drive.  At $52 it is more expensive than your average 8GB thumb drive, with the extra cost coming from some rather impressive security features.  A combination of up to 10 keys can be set to protect your data, but make sure not to forget the combo because the only way the