CES 2010: Plextor Launches SSDs and New 24x External Writer with eSATA Dual Interface

Subject: Storage | January 10, 2010 - 02:36 AM |

PCPer has gone quite a while without delving into optical storage, and it's high time we start taking a crack at it.  We'll kick it off with Plextor's announcement at CES - SSD's!.  Plextor will be producing drives based on the Marvell chipset.  While we haven't seen production models of this new controller in our lab as of yet, we should have something cooking shortly.  The new Plextor units are expected to start shipping in this quarter (Q1 2010) in capacities of 64 and 128GB.

Crucial's little SSD

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2010 - 03:10 PM |

The 64GB Crucial M225 Solid-State Driveis up for review at R&B Mods.  At $214 it really won't break the bank compared to some SSDs, especially considering that they are using the Indilinx Barefoot controller.  That should put them up near the top of the performance heap as only the Intel controller tends to beat out the Barefoot.  It is also nice to see that the latest firmware supports TRIM, helping keep the per

Source: NVIDIA

CES 2010: OCZ Techology shows off SSDs in both SATA and PCIe form

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2010 - 12:38 PM |

CES 2010 is in full swing and we spent some time with OCZ and the company's new SSD product manager.  At the suite they had the new Vertex 2 SSD based on the Sandforce controller (Allyn is already planning the review!) as well as a SO-DIMM based PCI Express SSD called the Z-drive P88
that includes up to 8 SSD controllers and capacities up to 2TB!

Check out our interview with OCZ and an overview of their entire current and future line up of solid state drive!

Super Talent Breaks the USB 3.0 300MB/s Barrier

Subject: Storage | January 6, 2010 - 09:00 PM |

This isn't much of a surprise if you saw the video posted here on PC Perspective last week, but Super Talent is announcing the availability of the new RAIDDrive in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities - all capable of exceeding 300MB/s on USB 3.0.

VIA Group Announces Industry's Fastest USB 3.0 to SATA Controller

Subject: Storage | January 6, 2010 - 11:24 AM |

Taipei, Taiwan, January 6, 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today launched the VIA VL700 USB 3.0-SATA Controller, a highly integrated single chip solution that allows users to connect SATA hard disk drive (HDD), solid state drive (SSD), and optical disc drive (ODD) devices to their PC via new USB 3.0 specification ports.

With data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, USB 3.0 (also known as SuperSpeed USB) offers t

Crucial Aims for the Fastest SSD Title

Subject: Storage | January 5, 2010 - 08:18 PM |

Almost a month ago Allyn took a look at the prototype Marvell 6G controller and discovered that even with the early engineering sample, read speeds was just under an amazing 300MB/s. At the time of our article, products were not yet ready to use this new controller - until now!

Source: Daily Tech

Thecus Launches the N4200 NAS Server

Subject: Storage | January 4, 2010 - 11:43 AM |

Cutting-edge performance, security and convenience for the home user

01/04/2010 – In the digital age, people are creating and accessing digital content like never before. As such, they require a storage device that is powerful enough to store and serve this content, but friendly enough to manage quickly and effortlessly. Today, digital storage leader Thecus® Technology is proud to announce the Thecus® N4200. Fast, secure, and incredibly easy-to-use, the N4200 is the ideal home NAS for the digital lifestyle.

Super Talent USB 3.0 SSD RAIDDrive

Subject: Storage | January 2, 2010 - 03:26 PM |

Super Talent posted up a YouTube video of their new USB 3.0 SSD.  It hit some fairly high sequential throughput figures, pegging USB 2.0 at 43 MB/sec and breaking 300 MB/sec when used via USB 3.0.

OCZ also released TRIM firmware for Summit SSDs

Subject: Storage | December 22, 2009 - 04:10 PM |

Following just behind Corsair's announcement, OCZ Technology has announced that it's TRIM-supporting firmware for their own Summit series of SSDs is now available.  Both the Corsair P-series and the OCZ Summit use the same Samsung controller, hence the convenient timing. 

Corsair releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series SSDs

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2009 - 12:24 PM |

In what can only be described as "totally awesome treat for the holiday" if you have a Corsair P-series solid state drive, you can now get a TRIM-supporting firmware for that drive.  If you are running Windows 7, or plan on upgrading to it, then you will definitely enjoy the performance advantages that this update will provide.  Though we haven't tested TRIM on the Samsung-based drives yet, you can see how TRIM affected the Intel X25-M drives in our review here.