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Imation M-Class 128GB SSD Review – Final Thoughts

In considering all of the aspects of the Imation M-Class 128GB SSD, we have to ask ourselves if we can recommend a drive that doesn’t have TRIM or GC (Garbage Collection) to maintain its performance behind the scenes. We know that, according to tests, the SSD will most likely slow in performance but probably not be observed by the typical user. …

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Crucial C300 64Gb RealSSD Review

Most recently, The SSD Review has completed its build of a new Test Bench which we hope to be future proof, in that, it is capable of testing new SATA3/USB3 hardware releases. Can you imagine our surprise when we started to get requests from hardware manufacturers asking if we would like to run their their SATA3/USB3 hardware through its paces? One …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Testing Criteria

. As the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD was our first opportunity to test a SATA 3 SSD on our new on our new Bench computer we thoroughly enjoyed the tests. The system is described in detail with photographs on the site and comprises of the following hardware components: Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 x64 . . It wasn’t two years ago that people were happy with these marks for a RAID system and look where we are at today. I can honestly say that after building my first system from scratch, this was a sight to behold. At first glance, its a bit of a double sided view because we …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120Gb SSD Review

The SSD Review has been utilizing two drives for the passed two months now and we have to say that we just can’t get enough of these drives!!! They are truly hidden gems of the ssd world and we are not alone in this belief. It seems that everyone that seems to be buying them or, as in our case, …

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OWC MERCURY EXTREME PRO – BENCHMARKS

BENCHMARKS When we stated that these two drives were identical except for the over provisioning and that the performance didn’t suffer whatsoever, we weren’t kidding.  Both drives resulted in extremely similar results in testing with Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO Disk Benchmark and it wasn’t until our HDTune and subsequent PCMark Vantage scoring that we could see that the drives …

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OWC Mercury Pro Extreme RE 100Gb SSD Review

Lets just get the article going by stating that this drive is a rocket of a SSD and if you want the best in performance right out of the gate, you have it here.  We were so accustomed to the huge success of the Intel drives in overall performance that we had to give the Intel a few runs just …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE – Benchmarks

A discussion of benchmarks would not be fair without a brief reminder that we quite often look in the wrong place for performance in our SSDs.  If you look at the Crystal scores below, the 4K random measurements are actually the criteria by which the reader will see the most visible difference from their previous storage medium.  Briefly, small 4kb random reads and writes …

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Samsung 64Gb MLC SSD Review

Late last year, Samsung announced it would join the ranks of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturers such as Mtron and Memoright by introducing a SATA II solid state drive capable of read/write speeds in the area of 100MB/s. This was followed in February of this year by a Direct2Dell article entitled Improved SSD Performance Coming Soon’. This article announced that the new Samsung …

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