Wednesday, May 15, 2013
- 9:11 pm | WD Debuts External Hard Drives with USB 3.0 Interface, Up to 2TB Capacities. Western Digital Announced My Passport Ultra External Hard Drives
Thursday, May 9, 2013
- 9:48 pm | Contract DRAM Price Growth Slows in the Second Half of April. DRAM Prices Continue to Rise, But Slowly – DRAMeXchange
- 9:12 pm | SSDs to Account for One-Third of Worldwide PC Storage Shipments by 2017. Solid-State Drives Total Available Market to Grow by Seven Times in Four Years
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
- 9:49 pm | TDK Launches New Solid-State Drives Based on Own Controller. TDK Introduces Industrial SSDs Powered by GBDriver RS4 Controller
- 6:50 pm | Co-Founders of Fusion-io Resign from the Company as Former HP Exec Takes the Reigns. Fusion-io Changes Management as Shane Robison Becomes New Chief Executive
You may have the impression that solid state drives on LSI SF-2281 controller have already been studied and tested inside out. However, Kingston managed to come up with a product that turned out genuinely surprising in the most positive way.
We are particularly interested in WD Red hard disk drive series due to its unique positioning for entry-level and mainstream network attached storage devices. Therefore, we decided to check how well the WD Red drives will do in this environment and if they will really outperform the popular WD Green and WD RE4-GP.
Not so long ago Intel started slowly replacing their inexpensive SSD 330 series products with the newer SSD 335 ones. According to the manufacturer, there should be no major differences in the characteristics, but we disagree.
OCZ Technology have finally finished their own groundbreaking hardware platform for solid state drives – Indilinx Barefoot 3. And they have every intention to reshape the market by launching their first SSD series based on it called OCZ Vector. Will they succeed?
Plextor has recently refreshed their SSD lineup by replacing the good old M3 Pro and M3 models with the new promising Plextor M5 Pro and M5S. We decided to compare all four products against one another and also against the new products from the competitors available in the today’s market.
Two different manufacturers, slightly different storage capacity, but absolutely identical hardware based on LSI SF-2281 controller inside. This is the reason why we decided to combine these two products in the same review.
We got our hands on two unique SSDs from Corsair based on principally new hardware platform with an LAMD LM87800 controller inside.
This fall Corsair has prepared a large variety of new promising SSDs. We are going to start by reviewing the Force GS series model that offers a new look at the second generation SandForce platform.
This device has a number of indisputable advantages: compact size, convenience of use, universality as t is compatible with both: Mac OS and Microsoft Windows OS and comes with all cables already included. It boasts elegant and stylish exterior, although we wish the data transfer speed were a little higher.
SanDisk Extreme SSD uses SF-2281 controller and 24 nm flash memory made by SanDisk. We have never a seen a combination like that before, so it is particularly interesting to check it out and see if contemporary Toggle Mode NAND will be able to breathe new life into the second-generation SandForce based platform.
Solid state drives from OCZ Vertex 4 family have been continuously praised, but their price is still far from affordable. However, OCZ also has a less expensive product in their lineup using the same design, but built with asynchronous flash memory. This is Agility 4 family. Is this one just as attractive as the Vertex 4? Let’s find out!
Flagship solid state drives from OCZ – Vertex 4 – underwent yet another spec modification caused by the release of the new firmware version 1.5. Therefore, we decided to retest the “updated” Vertex 4 SSDs and try to figure out the reasons behind the notorious performance drop after filling up more than half of the available space.
Once again we are looking at second generation SandForce based SSDs. Today we will introduce to you several consumer solid state drives from Kingston. Although these drives are built with typical components, they boast some very unique features and peculiarities.
After all recent happenings on the storage market, Toshiba Corp. is in a unique position: it does both hard disk drives and solid-state drives for different type of usage. Since Toshiba makes both hard drives and solid-state drives, we decided to ask the company about its vision for today's and tomorrow's storage technologies.
It looks like it will be a while before we can wrap up reviews of SSDs based on the second generation SandForce controllers. Today we are going to talk about a product from Kingmax, which intends to win our hearts with a very untraditional combination of features.
The refreshed SSD lineup from OCZ currently includes Petrol SATA 6 Gbps SSD drive with a very appealing price tag. It is built using the same technologies as the popular Octane and Vertex 4 products. However, the question is: did they have to sacrifice all the advantages of the Indilinx Everest controller in an attempt to slash the price or this device? Let’s find out!
This inexpensive SandForce based SSD from Kingston not only turned out an unexpectedly unique product, but also demonstrated quite interesting performance results.
About a month ago OCZ launched a completely new family of high-performance SSDs based around the proprietary Indilinx Everest 2 controller, and very recently they released new firmware version 1.4 for it, which was supposed to increase its speed even more. Will this make Vertex 4 the fastest consumer grade SSD with SATA 6 Gbps interface? Let’s find out!
Once again we are checking out new SSDs based on second generation SandForce controller. Using typical components, Mushkin Enhanced managed to create two very attractive products.
Let’s get acquainted with one more SSD based on second generation SandForce platform.