Subject: Storage | July 7, 2010 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
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.
Subject: Storage | June 30, 2010 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | June 28, 2010 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | June 28, 2010 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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!
Subject: Storage | June 22, 2010 - 12:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the nicest parts to the new Corsair's Force F120 solid-state drive
is that it allows access to more of the flash memory for storage. The original 128GB capacity drive only allowed the use of 100GB while the new version allows you 120GB, as Allyn reported on in May. The reason behind the overprovisioned memory is to increase the lifetime of the drive as well as allowing an increase in speed
as it can change the blocks of flash that are being used on the fly, if it is advantageous to.
Subject: Storage | June 18, 2010 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif. — June 18, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced a new milestone in the affordability of Corsair Solid State Drives.
Subject: Storage | June 17, 2010 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sticking with the theme of new types of flash memory, a story appeared on Slashdot about Anobit Technologies, a company working on a new type of MLC flash that should have the wearability of SLC. This could be a dangerous area to focus research on as the major benefit of MLC is how incredibly cheap it is compared to SLC memory, though it is hard to call either type affordable without wincing at least a little. This is important as there has been no mention of pri