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Kanguru FIPS 140-2 Certified Hard Drive and Solid State Drive Introduced

Kanguru FIPS 140-2 Certified Hard Drive and Solid State Drive Introduced

Kanguru FIPS 140-2 Certified Hard Drive and Solid State Drive Introduced Kanguru announces a new FIPS 140-2 Certified Hard Drive and Solid State Drive for superior secure data storage, performance and convenience. The new Kanguru Defender HDD300 hard drive and Defender SSD300 secure solid state drive family is affordable data protection at its best. Governments, …

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OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drive Introduced

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drive Introduced

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drive Introduced Recommended for uncompressed 10-bit or compressed video capture with Blackmagic’s HyperDeck Studio, HyperDeck Shuttle, MultiDock Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera products Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that it will feature its award-winning OWC Mercury EXTREME …

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Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA Review

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Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO replaces the 840 EVO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA drive against the fastest solid state drives available.

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Crucial BX100 SSD Review

Crucial has returned with the BX100 series solid state drive, featuring Micron’s most affordable 16nm NAND flash components. The Crucial BX100 SSD offers excellent performance to value-driven mainstream users, and delivers enthusiast speeds at a reasonable price. Benchmark Reviews tests the BX100 solid state drive against the fastest SSDs available.

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OCZ Vector 180 Solid State Drive Series Released

OCZ Vector 180 Solid State Drive Series Released

OCZ Vector 180 Solid State Drive Series Released New High Performance SSD Takes Reliability to the Next Level with Onboard Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) Feature OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced the release of the next generation Vector 180 SSD …

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Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Solid State Drive Review The past year has been a real interesting one for solid state drives. The “big” companies have really taken a real interest in the consumer market and since they are the ones that own the fab houses it is really hard for smaller companies to offer an …

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Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Solid State Drive Announced

Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Solid State Drive Announced

Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Solid State Drive Announced An SSD build with reliability and performance in mind for commercial and industrial applications Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its DuraDrive ZT4 solid state drive for commercial and industrial storage solutions. The DuraDrive ZT4 is the successor to the highly popular …

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Crucial MX200 and BX100 Solid State Drives Introduced

Crucial MX200 and BX100 Solid State Drives Introduced

Crucial MX200 and BX100 Solid State Drives Introduced New Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs Offer Performance and Features to Suit a Range of Needs and Budgets Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced two new solid state drives (SSDs): the Crucial® MX200, built to deliver leading speeds and features, and …

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OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at …

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Samsung SSD 850 EVO Solid State Drive Review

Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO replaces the 840 EVO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO against the fastest solid state drives available.

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Corsair Neutron Series XT Solid-State Drive Review

Corsair Neutron Series XT Solid-State Drive Review CORSAIR’S NEUTRON SERIES is developing a habit of introducing us to new SSD controllers. The initial members of the family were the first consumer-oriented drives to feature Link_A_Media Devices’ LM87800, a good all-around performer that’s particularly adept at handling more demanding workloads. Today, the new Neutron Series XT …

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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD Thumb Drive-Sized Solid State Drive Announced

VisionTek USB Pocket SSD Thumb Drive-Sized Solid State Drive Announced

VisionTek USB Pocket SSD Thumb Drive-Sized Solid State Drive Announced Bus-powered, thumb drive sized 120GB and 240GB models starting at $109.99 MSRP rival internal SSD performance; can be used as bootable Windows drive on PCs and Macs for an “office-on-the-go” solution VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories …

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Adata Premier SP610 Solid-State Drive Review

Adata Premier SP610 Solid-State Drive Review The Adata Premier SP610 isn’t yet another die-shrunk spin on a familiar controller; it’s based on an entirely unfamiliar Silicon Motion SM2246EN chip that gets by on just four memory channels. Despite this narrower NAND interface, the SP610 is supposed to keep up with budget contenders that have twice …

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Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable… at Madshrimps …

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Angelbird SSDWRK512 Solid State Drive Review

Angelbird SSDWRK512 Solid State Drive Review Angelbird is a young solid-state drive manufacturer from Austria. Their new SSD wrk is built on the Silicon Motion SM2246 controller, which delivers good real-life performance in our testing. While a price of $300 for 512 GB won’t shock the market these days, the drive is affordable overall… at techPowerUp! …

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Plextor PX-256M6S 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Plextor PX-256M6S 256GB Solid State Drive Review While the M6S isn’t Plextor’s fastest or most feature packed SSD, it’s a great solution for the consumer looking to boost the performance of their existing desktop or notebook computer. Similar to what we saw with the M6M, the M6S combines Marvell’s 88SS9188 “Monet Lite” controller with Toshiba’s …

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Samsung SSD 850 PRO Solid State Drive Review

Solid State Drive technology has been revolutionary in that it delivers a very noticeable performance boost that surpasses upgrades to other components. As a result, companies who offer SSDs typically spend small fortunes marketing them to the consumer public. Samsung goes a different route, and relies on proven performance to sale units. This was especially true for the Samsung SSD 840 PRO, which generated its own interest by producing impressive transfer speeds. Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 PRO replaces the 840 PRO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 256GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO against the fastest solid state drives available.

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Samsung 840 Pro Solid State Drive Review

For going on two years now, Samsung has been a major player in the SSD market. Before that, Samsung SSDs just didn’t compete. That has all changed with the Samsung 800 series of SSDs and even more recently with the release of Samsung’s RAPID technology for use with Samsung 840 SSDs. Samsung now competes at the top of the market and their SSDs are forces to be reckoned with. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the Samsung 840 Pro SSD’s performance, with and without RAPID mode enabled.

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Crucial MX100 Solid State Drive Review

Micron Technology, the company behind the Crucial brand, has delivered many firsts to the computer industry. Primary among them are advancements in the solid state storage sector. Crucial delivered excellent price value when they launched the M225 SSD series back in 2009, then followed up with the fastest available SSD when they launched the SATA 6 Gb/s Crucial C300 back in 2010. Just last year they broke the price barrier for 1TB SSDs, then returned in early 2014 to combine all the best attributes of their M550 series. Now featuring Micron’s most affordable 16nm NAND flash components, the Crucial MX100 delivers high-end performance to value-driven mainstream users. Benchmark Reviews tests this solid state drive against the fastest SSDs available.

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ADATA SP610 2.5” Solid State Drive Launched

ADATA SP610 2.5” Solid State Drive Launched

ADATA SP610 2.5” Solid State Drive Launched SATA 6Gb/s SSD with SMI controller ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Premier SP610 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD. With a SMI controller, the Premier SP610 maintains high read/write speeds consistently for stable performance, and also features …

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ADATA SP920 Solid State Drive Launched

ADATA SP920 Solid State Drive Launched

ADATA SP920 Solid State Drive Launched SATA 6Gb/sec Premier Pro SP920 series SSD utilizes Marvell controller ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced the launch of the Premier Pro series SP920 solid state drive (SSD). Designed to meet the high-performance requirements of multimedia file transfers, the …

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Crucial M550 Solid State Drive Review

Crucial’s C300 solid state drive introduced SSDs to the SATA-6Gb/s interface, followed by the Micron M500 SSD series which will continue in the mainstream value segment. With the Crucial M550 SSD, Micron introduces their brand’s first premium-level product series. Utilizing a new Marvell 88SS9189 controller on the Crucial M550 SSD, read speeds reach 550 MB/s while write speeds attain 500 MB/s. M550 promises 90,000 random IOPS reads, and up to 85,000 random IOPS writes. 20nm Micron 64GB and 128GB NAND flash components are used in M550, which improves overall performance and enables lower-capacity drives to perform nearly as well as the higher capacity counterparts.

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OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Review

OCZ Storage Solutions, formerly OCZ Technology and now a Toshiba Group Company, was quick to produce its first performance product under the new company banner: Vertex 460 solid state drive. The new OCZ Vertex 460 SSD features an Indilinx Barefoot 3 (BF3-M10) controller and Toshiba 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components with secure AES-256 data encryption and Trim support. Vertex 460 is good for 540 MB/s read and 525 MB/s write speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection, and replaces the Vertex 450 as the fastest solid state drive in the product series. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vertex 460 SSD, model VTX460-25SAT3-240G, against the leading competition.

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OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Announced

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OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new Vertex 460 SATA III SSD Series. As part of the renowned Vertex series, Vertex 460 continues the legacy by delivering an exceptional mainstream solution with advanced storage performance, reliability, and quality that meet the demands of today’s client applications.

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OCZ Intrepid 3800 Enterprise Solid State Drive Debuts

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today introduced its next-generation Intrepid 3000 Series of enterprise-class SATA III-based SSDs delivering the industry’s best sustained performance and consistent I/O responses. As the series supports storage capacities up to 800GB, Intrepid 3 represents OCZ’s highest performing and largest capacity enterprise SATA SSDs to date. Leveraging the Everest 2 Platform, a combination of the Marvell 88SS9187 controller with OCZ’s proprietary firmware, the new series features advanced flash management and endurance capabilities that extend NAND flash life and enhance drive reliability, all supported by a 5-year warranty.

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