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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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OCZ Vector 150 Solid State Drive Series Announced

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new Vector 150 SATA III SSD Series that utilizes the latest cutting-edge 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash process geometry and an in-house controller design that shatters barriers by delivering OCZ’s highest performing SATA III solid state drive series to date. At the forefront of Vector 150 innovation is OCZ’s proprietary Barefoot 3 controller which was designed completely in-house by the Company’s hardware and firmware teams to enable full design control over the product roadmap while delivering high performance flash-based storage, enhanced endurance, and a host of differentiated features for laptop, desktop and workstation applications.

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OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review

Just as technology enjoys an ongoing evolution, OCZ Technology improves upon their design with each new solid state drive series. High-performance hardware enthusiasts were recently offered the Vertex 450 to replace the aging Vertex 4, and now mainstream enthusiasts have the Vector 150 to replace the end-of-life Vector SSD. Featuring an Indilinx Barefoot 3 BF3-M00 controller that supports 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components by Toshiba with secure AES-256 data encryption and Trim support, Vector 150 is good for 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD, model VTR150-25SAT3-240G, against the leading competition.

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OCZ Deneva 2 SATA-III 6Gbps SF-2281 Enterprise SSDs Announced

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the latest addition to the popular Deneva 2 Series which now utilizes 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash. The new models are 2.5-inch, 6Gbps SATA III-based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) drives that implement the Deneva 2 SSD Series feature-set and are built around a smaller NAND flash process geometry. This cutting-edge drive solution also features a completely new power architecture that was designed from the ground up to optimize server back plane functionality, providing enhanced management of in-rush current and power fluctuation. The result is an advanced SSD series that delivers superior storage performance, enterprise-class endurance, reliability and quality, and excellent total cost of ownership for customers.

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Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive Launched

Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive Launched

Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive Launched Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, announced today the global availability of the powerful and highly anticipated Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive. Built with a sleek black design, the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is a rising player that outpaces its competitors …

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Samsung SSD 840 EVO Series 750GB Solid State Drive Review

Samsung SSD 840 EVO Series 750GB Solid State Drive Review Samsung has knocked another one out of the park with its new 840 EVO Series SSD. Designed and built entirely in-house, this ultra-slim, high-capacity drive combines Samsung’s triple-core MEX controller with their second generation 3-bit MLC NAND flash. Add in a massive DRAM cache and …

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Intel Pro 1500 Series SSD Launched

Intel Pro 1500 Series SSD Launched

Intel Pro 1500 Series SSD Launched Reduces IT Costs Through Performance, Manageability and Security Features · Intel Corporation launched today a family of solid-state drives for business-class PCs, including the Intel® Solid-State Drive Pro 1500 Series. · To meet the needs of enterprise IT departments, the new Pro 1500 Series offers improved security and manageability …

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review As most PC enthusiasts know, the right choice of storage media – particularly for the operating system – can make or break the entire build. Earlier this year we reviewed the Vector and Vertex 3.20, two of OCZ’s latest SSD offerings and judging by the Kingston data sheet their …

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Seagate 600 SSD 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Seagate 600 SSD 240GB Solid State Drive Review With the 600 SSD, Seagate has made its long awaited entrance into the consumer solid state drive market. This thin, yet rugged, drive combines Link A Media Devices’ (LAMD) LM87800 controller with Toshiba’s 19nm Toggle mode MLC NAND flash to deliver a fast and responsive computing experience. …

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