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

Subject: Storage | June 28, 2010 - 02:53 PM |

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.

The new Sandforce; bigger, stronger, faster

Subject: Storage | June 22, 2010 - 12:51 PM |

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. 

Corsair Shatters SSD Affordability Barrier - 32GB SSD for $69.99 after Rebate

Subject: Storage | June 18, 2010 - 02:45 PM |

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.

Extending the lifetime of MLC and most likely adding to the price tag as well

Subject: Storage | June 17, 2010 - 11:55 AM |

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

Source: Slashdot

Super Talent Ships New TeraDrive CT SATA 3Gbps SSDs based on SandForce SSD Processor

Subject: Storage | June 14, 2010 - 02:26 PM |

San Jose, California - June 14, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced immediate availability of the new TeraDrive CT SSD, which uses the SandForce 1222 SSD processor to deliver astounding performance in laptops and desktops.

The new TeraDrive CT has a standard SATA-II 3Gbps interface. It delivers sequential read and write speeds up to 285 and 275 MB/sec respectively.

OCZ Technology Introduces Customizable Deneva Series Enterprise Solid State Drives

Subject: Storage | June 14, 2010 - 02:19 PM |

SAN JOSE, CA - June 14, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Crucial brings 6Gbs to the SSD

Subject: Storage | June 14, 2010 - 01:51 PM |

To get the bad news out of the way first, the 256GB version of Crucial's RealSSD C300 series will cost you just over $600 and the 128GB version about $350.  
What that investment gives you is an SSD designed around the new SATA 6Gbs using Marvell's 88SS9174 fla

OCZ Technology Unveils Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX Solid State Drives for Enterprise Clients

Subject: Storage | June 10, 2010 - 12:15 PM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc.

Buying a small capacity SSD on the cheap

Subject: Storage | June 8, 2010 - 01:11 PM |

Three low cost SSDs are up for review at Ars Technica, the $124, 40GB Intel X25-V,  the $95, 30GB Kingston SSDNow V Series Boot Drive and the $85

Source: AnandTech

Computex: Thecus offers NAS devices for all budgets

Subject: Storage | June 8, 2010 - 10:42 AM |

Thecus is a name that we know very well for NAS devices but chances are they are new to many of our readers.  As a company Thecus is heading towards both the high-end and budget markets with the intent of targeting the consumer and enterprise markets. 

Can't wait for a motherboard upgrade to get USB 3? Startech has you covered

Subject: Storage | June 1, 2010 - 06:20 PM |

TechSpot has recently posted a double review of the StarTech USB 3.0 Enclosure and PCIe Adapter.  The adaptor will plug into an unused PCIe slot and give you a pair of USB 3.0 ports and the enclosure has a SATA to USB 3.0 connector and will fit any 3.5 HDD or SSD and you can g

Source: Tech Spot

Computex: OCZ shows low cost PCIe SSD and new HSDL storage connection

Subject: Storage | May 31, 2010 - 01:18 PM |

OCZ's booth was once ruled by memory and memory demonstrations; but not anymore.  Now the dominant technology on hand at OCZ is solid state drives.  We have already looked at and reviewed numerous OCZ SSDs here at PC Perspective but this week at Computex 2010 in Taipei the company had a few new things for us to curiously poke at.

OCZ Technology Solid State Drives Officially Qualified With Adaptec MaxIQ Caching Solutions

Subject: Storage | May 27, 2010 - 02:05 PM |

SAN JOSE, CA-May 27, 2010-OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, is pleased to announce the Company's enterprise storage solutions are now qualified with Adaptec MaxIQ SSD caching products.

SuperTalent brings you RAID on a (USB) stick

Subject: Storage | May 27, 2010 - 02:00 PM |

The Tech Report is checking out the performance of the SuperTalent 32GB RAIDDrive today, though if that isn't enough space there 64 and 128GB capacities available as well if you can afford the entry price.  Inside the flash memory is organized into two drives with a pair of JMicron JM612 flash controllers and a RAID chip, along with a SATA to USB bridge which makes the drive both faster and larger than most USB drives out there.  The smaller 3

VIA Labs Demos World's First 4-Port USB 3.0 Host Controller at Computex 2010

Subject: Storage | May 26, 2010 - 11:12 AM |

Taipei, Taiwan, May 26, 2010 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced the VIA Labs VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller.

OCZ Technology Introduces 400GB and 480GB Capacities for Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSD Lineup

Subject: Storage | May 24, 2010 - 02:09 PM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and
systems, today introduced new high-capacity Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA
II 2.5" Solid State Drives.

Corsair Launches 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB Force Series Solid-State Drives

Subject: Storage | May 20, 2010 - 12:01 PM |

FREMONT, California - May 20, 2010 - Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced three additions to its ultra high-speed Force Series™ SSDs. The additions to this product family include the F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs, sporting densities of 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB respectively.

All Corsair Force Series SSDs are built using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processors, which provide unparalleled write endurance, superior ECC data protection, and outstanding performance.

OCZ and Indilinx bring a Solid 2 SSD value

Subject: Storage | May 18, 2010 - 01:41 PM |

Dipping your toes into the world of SSDs is getting easier, especially as we start to see what might almost be called value class SSDs.  It is a little hard to refer to the ~$3/GB that you are required to spend to get your hands on one of OCZ's Solid 2 Series SSD's, but $100 is a fair price if you are curious as to what an SSD can do.  Simply stick a copy of Windows on it

Source: Bjorn3D

It's time for a new death wish RAID at PC Perspective

Subject: Storage | May 13, 2010 - 02:33 PM |

Now that we have more video content at PC Perspective Ryan decided it was time to upgrade the rendering machine.  The big question on his mind was solid state versus platter based storage.  The SSDs should offer faster performance in some cases but would significantly reduce the amount of space available.  The platter based HDDs might be a bit slower at some things but offer a lot more storage space.  Read on to see which way he decided to go and why.

Patriot's new SSD breezes onto the market

Subject: Storage | May 10, 2010 - 01:45 PM |

Check out Patriot's 128GB Zephyr SSD which uses the JMicron 612 controller, very similar to the 618 apart from supporting Samsung NAND instead of Toshiba NAND.  At about $2.80/GB the drive is cheaper than offerings by Corsair and OCZ but still runs you more than the Intel X25-M G2.  Legit Reviews saw the advertised 240MB/s read and 145MB/s writein their testing; not bad