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Subject: Storage | March 3, 2011 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not to imply that Intel's new 510 series of SSDs, which use a Marvel controller, do not improve upon the previous generation at all; instead it is more that they did not reach the lofty goals we had hoped for. Moving the SATA 6G is a great step but considering the incredible performance we saw from their initial (well Rev. 2) drives when compared to the competitors, the bar was set pretty high. Al takes the drive through its paces in his latest article, found here.
"While we were glad to see Intel step up and release this 6Gb/sec part, I can't help but feel this was a bit of a rush job. While the drive performed decently and reliably, I certainly didn't get that same feeling of performance awesomeness present with each of their previous releases. I believe this 510 was pushed out as a stop gap measure, with speedier offerings coming down the road. Sure you could argue this is meant to be a consumer drive only and should be 'good enough' for most people, but the competition is upgrading the definition of 'consumer grade' on a daily basis."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- The Intel SSD 510 @ AnandTech
- Apacer TurboII Series-AS602 120GB Solid State Drive @ Tweaktown
- Corsair Force F90 90GB Solid-State Drive Review @ Techgage
- OCZ RevoDrive 50GB PCIe Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
- OCZ RevoDrive 80 GB PCI Express Solid State Drive @ TechARP
- Seagate Momentus 750GB, 3Gb/s Hard Drive @ Bjorn3D
- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers
- Kingston 64GB SSD (ssdNOW V Series) Review @ BURNED iN
- Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- Patriot Torqx XRB 64GB SSD @ XSReviews
- Synology DS211+ SMB NAS @ AnandTech
- Hitachi LifeStudio Plus Hard Drive Review @ t-break
- Pushing The Limits of SSD Storage at 2.4GB/s @ The SSD Review
- Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB @ Legion Hardware
- Akasa DuoDock 2S USB 3.0 Docking Station Review @ eTeknix
- Patriot SuperSonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Neoseeker
Subject: Storage | February 28, 2011 - 12:20 PM | Allyn Malventano
Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 02:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Those of you who caught the live podcast last night had a preview of the performance of the brand new Sandforce controller and the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB drive. For the full story you need to read Al's review, where he puts the new drive to every test he could think of. Go on and click through!
Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, California — February 24th, 2011 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced it will preview its new Force Series™ GT line of solid-state drives at its booth at CeBIT.
The new Force GT SSDs will use the new SandForce SF-2000 SSD Processor with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) to deliver incredible perf
Subject: Storage | February 24, 2011 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today
unveiled its next generation Vertex 3 SATA III SSD product family, a
lineup that caters to both client and enterprise applications.
Harnessing the 6Gbps speed of the SATA III interface, the new series
delivers double the performance of the previous generation.
Subject: Storage | February 21, 2011 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - February 21th, 2011 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their CoreStore TMline of SSD solutions designed to bring a new level of performance to the SSD market.
By combining the very latest Marvel controller (88NV9143), new DDR ONFi 2 flash and plugging directly to the PCIe bus, Super Talent is now able to create two solutions t
Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Corsair sent out an email and posted some information on their website some of the implied criticism that is surrounding the transition from 34nm flash memory to 25nm flash memory on SandForce based SSDs. Now, you might at first think that moving from 34nm flash to 25nm flash should be straight forward and any price benefits we get would be passed to the consumer with lower prices. All good right? Well, there is a catch:
Subject: Storage | February 18, 2011 - 04:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech went straight after the rumour mongers with a bit of math, showing that even though the number of times you can program/erase one flash block is cut almost in half compared to previous generations you are not going to see the drive die because of flash exhaustion. You may see controllers fail or even see the flash memory's charge drain but the read/write error won't be the likely cause. Check out his review of the OCZ Vertex 3 Pro with the new SandForce 2582 controll
Subject: Storage | February 17, 2011 - 07:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
If rumors are what you pay attention to, then this one is worth looking at. Following right on the foot steps of today's OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SSD based on the SATA 6G-ready SandForce SF-2000 series of controller, it looks like Intel is planning a release of the 510-series of SSDs in early March. According to the story over at VR-Zone, we will see the launch as soon as March 1st - so just a couple of weeks away.
OCZ Technology the First Solid State Drive Manufacturer to Announce the Successful Transition to 2Xn
Subject: Storage | February 16, 2011 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Storage | February 15, 2011 - 06:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman's ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station sports two sockets that can handle 3.5" and 2.5" disk drives as well as having a microSD port for your small storage. It connects to your PC via USB 2.0 or eSATA, so it is a little slower than competitors models which use USB 3.0. Steve definitely gave it points for stlye,
Subject: Storage | February 9, 2011 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake BlacX external HDD was very popular when it first arrived and the updated 5G USB 3.0
model looks to be even more popular. Resembling a toaster when populated, the device is intended for naked drives making it easy to swap out HDD without disassembling a cage. The testing that The Tech Report performed confirme
Subject: Storage | February 4, 2011 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techware Labs has recently tried out CA Technologies' backup service, a small part of their popular software suite. By installing a relatively small piece of software and running through the initial back up process after choosing the size of your storage space, you can access any of your files from anywhere. That freedom impressed Techware Labs as they retrieved a file initially backed up from a desktop PC to their laptop with no problems at all. The suite does seem a little pric
Subject: Storage | February 1, 2011 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the plethora of SSDs that have arrived on the market we have learned that flash based storage with a properly implemented controller is incredibly fast. That is important now that we have a portable connector that can sustain transfer speeds high enough that a fast drive is necessary. USB 3.0 is pushing portable USB drive makers to implement faster drives, an example of which is the 128GB Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD.
Subject: Storage | January 27, 2011 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even laptops need big amounts of storage, though you still need a trade off between power consumption and speed when using a platter based drive. One of the most popular solutions are
Subject: Storage | January 18, 2011 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Samsung has a plan; they make their own flash memory and are hoping that will help them with their SSD lineup, both in cost and performance. Their only cheat is the controller which is a 32-bit ARM9 processor and not technically a Samsung product. Inside one particular fact stands out, which is that the PCB is only 3" long and 1.8" wide so we may see sub 2.5" drives from Samsung in the near future.
Subject: Storage | January 11, 2011 - 01:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP has recently updated their seven SSD round up, specifically seeing how Windows 7's built in SSD features work. They are focused on the raw performance of the drive, as opposed to calculating a performance per dollar metric or the price per gigabyte. The drives run from 30GB up to 160GB and each and every one shows the performance difference you can expect from upgrading to an SSD. If you still aren't convinced that these drives will improve your computing experience you should read through the
Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 03:00 AM | Allyn Malventano
Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 02:00 AM | Allyn Malventano
Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM | Allyn Malventano
We got to meet up with OCZ for a first hand look at some of their new products: