Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

Perhaps the two most notable recent trends in SSDs have been the inevitable introduction of M.2 SSDs and the unexpected announcements of ‘driverless’ PCIe SSDs, that require no more than inserting the device into an available PCIe slot and rebooting the PC system. Very close and long-standing industry relations placed us in a position to provide exclusive analysis and report …

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Super Talent Announces Addition Of ZT3 To DuraDrive Lineup

Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of NAND flash storage products, is announcing the addition of the DuraDrive ZT3 solid-state drive (SSD) to its DuraDrive product lineup.  The DuraDrive family of SSDs, including the new ZT3, feature enhanced performance, durability and reliability for environments where something tougher than a standard SSD are required.  The ZT3 utilizes a ZIF/IDE interface, and …

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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware’s Virtual SANTM.  VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for …

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Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds

When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much “ruled the roost”.    Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ),  there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with.  That has …

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Xi3 Announces Ship Date For Its New PISTON Console — Step Aside, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation!!

Xi3 Corporation has tapped “Black Friday” (11/29/2013), marketing’s traditional start to the holiday shopping season, as the date for general availability of its highly-acclaimed PISTONTM gaming console.  Pre-orders are anticipated to be in purchasers’ hands on or before 11/15/2013, a full two weeks prior to general availability. Xi3 originally debuted the PISTONTM Console at the International CES trade show in …

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TSSDR Affiliate Reviews for September 25, 2013

With all the disturbing news in the media these days, it is nice to read something that is a little bit funny.  I am sure a lot of us at some point have made a bet and wanted to pay it out in small change. Reading that Samsung actually paid Apple in nickels is so funny. HIGHLIGHT REVIEW QNIX QX2718 27″ …

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OCZ Announces New Deneva 2 Enterprise SSD Featuring 19nm NAND Flash And Lower Power Consumption

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading producer and innovator of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), is announcing a new version of their popular Deneva 2 series of enterprise SSDs.  The new Deneva 2 model will be produced utilizing 19nm process architecture NAND flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC) memory.  Not only will the new Deneva 2 SSD feature the smaller NAND process geometry, …

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Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB) – New Ultra Standard Exceeds 140K PCMark Vantage Score

Our attendance at the Samsung Global SSD Summit in South Korea brought us a first glimpse of a new standard in ultrabook storage performance.  At the Summit, the Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD was displayed reaching 1GB/s transfer speeds and Apple has since released their 2013 MacBook Air which has a customized variation of the XP941; this attaining native performance of …

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