Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel
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Debate Begins

A recent article on the topic of SSD performance of various controllers in AHCI vs. IDE mode caught the attention of our storage editor. This editorial serves as a rebuttal to those findings and should help clarify any lingering questions users might have about whether or not they should be running their system in AHCI or IDE mode.

Bargain hunting 128GB SSDs

Subject: Storage | April 13, 2010 - 12:16 PM |
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Hardware Secrets has assembled seven* 128GB SSDs to compare, ranging from the $280 Kingston SSD Now V to the $440 Intel X25-M (*Yes it is 160GB but what other category could you stick it with?).   There are five different controllers represented in the testing, six different

OCZ Launches Next-Gen Z-Drive R2 PCI Express SSD

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2010 - 02:22 PM |
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I continue to be highly skeptical here, if only because we have YET to actually test any of these OCZ PCIe SSDs in-house nor have we seen the previously announced ones in wide circulation, but anything with "PCI Express" and "SSD" is enough to perk up our ears.  The new R2 version of the Z-Drive is set to hit mass production this month and should be available soon.  By removing the SATA bottleneck the Z-Drive R2 has a capacity as high as 2TB and can reach speeds exceedin

Data Robotics releases much requested NAS-enabled Drobo

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2010 - 08:30 AM |
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One of the most requested features is NAS connectivity.  The Drobo line of products has required direct connectivity to at least one host machine - until now.  The new Drobo FS (File Sharing) inherits all of the features and redundancy of the Drobo S model, while trading the eSATA port for Gigabit Ethernet.

Western Digital announces new VelociRaptor with 2x capacity, SATA 6Gb/sec

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2010 - 08:00 AM |
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Today the 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor gets a new pack leader in the form of a 600GB
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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction

Today we take a look at the new 600GB VelociRaptor from Western Digital. The new drive looks just like it's older brother, with similar noise levels and power consumption. It may look and sound the same, but this new drive packs some additional punch in both speed and cost/GB. Check out our full review for the scoop.

The effect of pairing cheaper Intel SSDs

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2010 - 02:13 PM |
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The 40GB Intel X25-V requires a $123 investment, while the 80GB Intel X25-M G2 will cost you $224.  That puts a pair of X25-V's into about the same price range as a single X25-M and buying a pair opens up options for setting up those drives.  A single X25-V is slower than a single X25-M but what ha

Source: AnandTech

Plextor's stab at an SSD

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2010 - 12:31 PM |
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As Al mentioned on the PC Perspective podcast, he has been spending a lot of time with a new SSD from Plextor, a company synonymous with CD/DVD burners in many techies minds.  They have moved on from that segment with the recently released Plextor PX-128M1S SSD.  Inside is a
Marvell 88SS8014-BHP2 controller, 128GB of Samsung flash storage and 64MB of HYNIX DDR SDRAM.&n

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Plextor
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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today we take a look at the new Plextor SSD line. These drives use a lower-cost Marvell controller in an attempt to bring the price down. Will the performance be good enough to compete with the big boys? Read our full performance review for the scoop.

Intel releases SSD friendly AHCI/RAID driver

Subject: Storage | March 24, 2010 - 06:00 PM |
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For the past few months, Intel has been working on a new Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver to replace the old Intel Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM) series.