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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS In examining our reviews of the past few months, it has only been the last few reviews that SandForce SSDs have held top spot with such prominence. Our original intent was to tell you that the top 6 drives we have tested with PCMark Vantage are all ‘SandForce driven’ SSDs and all but one of these contain the SF-1200 series …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Its Lightning Fast!

The best part of being a technology reviewer is that every time there is a knock at the door the years are stripped off and we become kids again. The delivery carriers and I are on a first name basis and I am sure one or two are wondering if I should be reported to authorities because of the mysterious …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Interior Components

If we take a look at the card itself, we find out that there are a few more components than the typical solid state drive. The first thing we noted right off was the two SandForce SF-1200 processors which falls into the working principle that we discussed with respect to RAID 0 earlier. On either side of the card, there are also 16x4GB …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Benchmarks

1.  ATTO Disk Benchmark Ver. 2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark brought in high sequential read and write results of 534MB/s read and 473MB/s write which match right up with their listed specs. 2. Crystal Diskmark x64 ver. 3.0 (oFill) Enough cannot be said about the importance of the 4k random write score which is the single most important disk access method …

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OCZ 120GB RevoDrive PCIe Review – Final Thoughts

In considering the makeup of the OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-Express card, full credit has to go to both SandForce and OCZ for their partnership in bringing the RevoDrive to the consumer. OCZ did their homework in producing a RAID0 SSD that reaches the top performance that consumers demand and then encorporated the SandForce SF-1200 series processor which was a stroke of …

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Super Talent 16GB VSSD Solid State Drive Review

A few weeks ago, The SSD Review scored the webs first review of a newly announced ‘super capacity’ SSD by Super Talent, the Ultra MX 480GB SSD. What we failed to mention was that we had to make a bit of a ‘deal with the devil‘ in order to grab that internet exclusive, the devil being Super Talents Director of Marketing Peter …

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RAID0 & the SSD – Simple To Build and Lightning Fast

You truly know that your a computer geek when you hollar “Woot” to your first RAID results and have to call up the wife and kids to see.  Quite frankly I don’t think I will ever forget the look of confusion on her face as much as she won’t forget the look of amazement on mine.  She felt a bit …

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RAID0 & The SSD – TRIM And Building RAID0

TRIM IN RAID AND CRUCIAL REALSSDs Before we start, we need to give ample warning that TRIM does not work in RAID.  The most recent release of Intels RST package is 9.6.0.1014. Crucial C300 SSDs are ideal for RAID, more so than the competition, because they have very aggressive garbage collection, or ITGC, which works in a similar fashion to …

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RAID0 & the SSD – Optimization and RealSSDx4

10.  Enable Write Caching on Device and Turn Off Write Cache Buffer Flushing. This particular point made the largest difference in performance as you will see. Press the Win7 Start Orb; Left Click ‘Computer’ Right Click on Your RAID Drive; Select Properties; Select Hardware; Double Click on Your RAID volume; Click on Policies; and Check Both Boxes. Take a look …

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