PCI Express

SSD Types and Form Factors – An SSD Primer

Our SSD close up today is going to examine the different SSD types and form factors common to the consumer. This is the third paper in a series of recent articles that explained the benefits and components of a solid state drive and will go so far as to make up our SSD Beginners Guide.  Each article is designed to …

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Super Talent Upstream PCIe 200GB SSD Exclusive First Look

This PCI Express SSD is a prototype Super Talent PCIe 120GB ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD presently being fine tuned by Super Talent for an expected release in the near future, specific dates unknown. We were lucky enough receive Super Talents approval to post these exclusive shots and rumor has it that the designation ‘Upstream’ is being considered for this new line …

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 C PCI Express 1.6TB SSD Review – OCZ Z-Drive R4 versus FUSION-IO ioDrive Duo

The OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD contains eight SandForce SF-2281 processors, 128 pieces of NAND flash memory and a Superscale Storage Controller. If ever a MONSTER storage device was created, the R4 definitely answers that call. In fact, a simple review just doesn’t seem appropriate for the OCZ Z-Drive R4 (Z-R4).  Let’s throw it in the ring against FUSION-IO’s …

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