Subject: Storage | June 7, 2013 - 10:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sandisk, Extreme II series, marvell 9187, 19nm, mlc
SanDisk claims their Extreme II can run at 550/510 MB/s sequential read/write, and 95,000/78,000 for random read/write IOPS, a claim which [H]ard|OCP just put to the test. The two major changes to this drive that will contribute to the difference in speed are the switch from a Sandforce controller to the Marvell 9187 controller and the MLC flash which is 19nm in this drive. Testing shows that the drive does live up to expectations though they did point out the lack of encryption as a weakness. Prices for the drives are around the magic $1/GB mark, making this drive a solid contender in a very populous market.
"SanDisk releases its Extreme II series SSD, which features the Marvell 9187 controller in concert with 19nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND. The competition is heating up as another manufacturer with massive foundry capabilities releases a new SSD. Will the Extreme II "blaze through your day" and "keep you ahead of deadlines?"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- SanDisk Extreme II Series 120GB, 240GB and 480GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- Seagate 600 240GB SATA III 6Gbps SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review @ HiTech Legion
- Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- LSI SandForce Next Gen SSD Controller With 1800MB/s Speeds Discovered at Computex @ SSD Review
- Seagate's 600 SSD solid-state drive @ The Tech Report
- KingFast E-Drive KF2510SCF 120GB 2.5" SATA 3 SLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy
- KingFast E-Drive 2.5'' SATAIII SLC 120GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
- OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD review: Vertex 3 with 20nm flash @ Hardware.info
- ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ eTeknix
- Zalman U3M32 32GB SLC USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Funkykit
- Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive @ The Tech Report
- Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review @ PCSTATS
- Adaptec (by PMC) ASR-72405 RAID Controller (X2) Review - 1M IOPS & 12GB/s Thru 24 SMART Optimus SSDs @ SSD Review
- Vantec NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit Reviews
- ioSafe N2 NAS / RAID Storage Solution Review @ OCIA
- Synology DS713+ NAS @ TechwareLabs
- QNAP TurboNAS TS-221 NAS Server @ NikKTech
- Infortrend EonNAS Pro 510 Review @ TechwareLabs
Subject: Storage | March 1, 2013 - 09:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: plextor, Marvell. Monet 9187, 19nm, toggle NAND, M5 Pro Extreme
Plextor used to be famous for their CD burners and the number of sheep that they were rated, but the days of blindwrite and moving carefully about the PC while burning a disk are long gone. Instead they are focused on SSDs and other storage media, including the M5 Pro Extreme which [H]ard|OCP just reviewed. It features a powerful Marvell controller not used by many competitors and 19nm Toggle flash from Toshiba. While this drive will not compete against some when used by gamers, that is not what Plextor intended for this drive. Instead focus on the steady write performance as this is a professional drive which thrives under heavy workloads. Check out the review if you need some fast media for video or high end graphics work.
"The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD is designed and optimized for users with demanding workloads. The Marvell Monet 9187 controller in tandem with the 19nm Toshiba Toggle Mode NAND provides outstanding specifications. We test the M5 Pro Xtreme with other flagship SSDs."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Mushkin Atlas Deluxe mSATA 30GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ Vector 256GB SATA III 2.5'' SSD Review @ Madshrimps
- Kingston LSI SandForce B02 for Low Power SSD's - Power Consumption Investigation @ Tweaktown
- SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Adaptec by PMC ASR-72405 Enterprise RAID Controller @ Tweaktown
- OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
- OCZ Vector Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
- OCZ Agility 4 256gb @ LanOC Reviews
- Kingston SSDNow V300 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ Pro-Clockers
- TRIMcheck: Does Your SSD Really have TRIM Working? @ SSD Review
- Building a Home Server - The Complete Guide @ SSD Review
- omega Storcenter ix4-300d review: affordable network storage @ Hardware.info
- ASUSTOR AS-604T 4-Bay NAS @ X-bit LAbs
- Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB @ Hardware.info
- Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Tweaktown
- Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review @ NikKTech
- Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ eTeknix
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32 GB @ techPowerUp
Subject: Storage | January 7, 2013 - 02:55 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: x110 ssd, ultra plus, ssd, sandisk, ces 2013, CES, 19nm
SanDisk has officially launched a new solid state drive that is slated to offer up a good balance of performance and price. Based on 19nm flash used in a 2.5” form factor drive acceptable for either notebook or desktop upgrades, the new drive is the Ultra Plus in retail channels and known as the X110 to OEM partners.
The basic specifications that SanDisk have released include a SATA 3.0 6Gbps connection, and respectable sequential read and write speeds of 530 MB/s and 445 MB/s respectively. Random read and write speeds and IOPS were not listed in the press release.
However, in an odd twist for CES news, the new SanDisk solid state drive is actually available now at Amazon, Microcenter, and Newegg. Amazom and Microcenter will have 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB SKUs while Newegg will carry the 128GB and 256GB models.
Interestingly, SanDisk has priced these drives fairly cheaply with MSRPs of $79.99 for the 64GB model, $109.99 for the 128GB model, and $219.99 for 256GB drive. Granted the 64GB model is not great on $/GB, but the higher tier models are under $1/GB. Unfortunately, the 128GB model is out of stock on Amazon, and the 64GB and 256GB models are all well above MSRP at $120 and $250 respectively. Here’s hoping the price comes down as more stock becomes available.
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