Our SSD Reviews

RAID0 & The SSD – Benchmarking in RealSSDx2

Crucial C300 256GB RealSSDx2 in RAID0 (16K Stripe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . We left the two true Crucial RAID tests until last to show how great these Crucial drives really are.  Installation for these 256GB drives took 9 minutes and 10 seconds and the boot time is simply amazing at just …

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RAID0 & The SSD – Conclusions and Intel RST Ver 10 Released

CONCLUSIONS EASE OF INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE The two things that can truly be said about experimenting with RAID0 this past weekend are that it is quick and easy and the performance boost that you see in the typical desktop is absolutely amazing. The only reason that we spent so many hours experimenting was to fine tune and show you how …

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REVIEWED! – Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review

It was just a few days back that Corsair announced the news of their upcoming release of the F90 and F180 solid state drives, both member of their Force Series of SSDs with capacities of 90 and 180GB respectively. We found a very interesting bit of information in this release that seems to run along the same course of many …

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Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review – Testing Protocol and ATTO Disk Benchmark

TEST BENCH, SOFTWARE AND PROTOCOL TEST BENCH CONFIGURATION Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz (OCd 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 …

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Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review – Benchmark Evaluation

2. Crystal Diskmark x64 ver. 3.0 (oFill) We were discussing the importance of the 4kb random writes earlier and the result of 59MB/s here is an excellent result.  For a better understanding of this, one of our most popular articles, ‘The Manufacturers Bluff’, is linked and discusses the imnportance of the 4kb random performance results in comparison to the coveted …

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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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