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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

1.  CRYSTAL DISKMARK VER. 3.0 X64 (0Fill) 2.  ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46 Crystal DiskMark and ATTO represent the two primary test methods utilized by manufacturers to arrive at their listed specifications.  Both confirm that this drive can reach the top of the SATA 2 bandwidth limit and the Crystal DiskMark score displays that that all important low 4kb write …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review – PCB, Testing and Protocol

Having disassembled the drive, we can see below that the SSD relies on the SandForce SF-1200 series (SF-1222TA3-SBH) processor along with 12x4GB Intel NAND Flash memory chips (29F32G08AAMDB) for a total of 48GB storage. The available storage for the user is 40Gb as 8GB is allocated for over provisioning and other activities of the firmware itself. This over provisioning helps to …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review

Earlier this year, The SSD Review was offered the opportunity take the newly released OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD for a spin as it was about to hit the streets as the lowest priced SandForce driven SSD on the market at $99. . In speaking to the OWC Marketing team, we also learned that word had just been received …

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REVIEWED! SuperTalent UltraDrive MX 480GB SSD Review

It was just a few days ago that the internet was abuzz with news of Super Talents new offering of its UltraDrive MX 480GB SSD which promised a new era in consumer SSD capacities. The idea of 480GB of SSD property on a single SSD immediately became the driving force to our contacting Super Talent and suggesting a review of …

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REVIEWED! SuperTalent UltraDrive MX 480GB SSD Review – Protocol & Initial Tests

TEST BENCH CONFIGURATION Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz (OC’d to 3.2Ghz) RAM 6Gb G.Skill 1600 Triple Channel Graphics MSI N460GTX DDR5 768MB Power Supply OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600w CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ OS Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Wifi Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter Monitor Dell E228WFP 22″ Flat Panel …

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REVIEWED! SuperTalent UltraDrive MX 480GB SSD Review – Crystal, ATTO & HDTach Benchmarks

3. CRYSTAL DISK MARK VER. 3.0 X64 Traditionally, the JMicron series of controllers have not been the best at demonstrating those all important 4kb random write scores. This is the second time in recent weeks we have looked at the newer release of the JMF 616 where they are showing much better results. For those not familiar with the importance of this specific …

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