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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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Corsair Launches 90GB and 180GB Force Series SSDs

Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced two additions to its award-winning Force Series SSD family. The new models include the F90 and F180 Force Series SSDs, with densities of 90GB and 180GB respectively. These latest additions to the Corsair Force Series are built using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processor, …

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Mad Catz Call of Duty: Black Ops Stealth Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Human input devices (especially the mouse) are very much akin to musical instruments. They are both designed to take the coordinated movements of human hands and transduce them into a predictable yet marvelous output. For instruments the output are sound waves, but on a computer the output can be any imaginable manipulation of a virtual world. In both cases the …

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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard Review @Hi Tech Legion

“The Tt eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming keyboard is the latest offering from Thermaltakes eSPORTS brand. The eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming keyboard has low profile and red backlit keys specifically designed with gamers in mind. With the ability to store up to 40 macros in 4 different profiles, the Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming keyboard provides the winning edge when …

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Patriot Convoy 425XL SAS/SATA RAID Enclosure @ Benchmark Reviews

Most PC cases sold today don’t have any provision for directly mounting a 3.5″ device in the front panel. Floppy drives are a thing of the distant past, and most accessory units designed for mounting in this location have adopted the 5.25″ format. The Patriot Convoy 425XL takes advantage of this larger environment to provide space for four 2.5″ format …

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Apple makes PhotoFast stop production of speedy 256 GB MacBook Air SSDs

Back in late October 9TO5MAC reported that PhotoFast began producing 256GB SSD upgrade kits for Apples latest MacBook Air lineup. PhotoFasts third-party SSD upgrade for the new MacBook Airs read and write at 250MB/s while Apples included SSD runs at between 150MB/s and 160MB/s.. Now, according to a source close to the company, Apple contacted PhotoFast last week and had them …

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Silicon Power Announces Ultra Fast 2.5” SATA SSD, The E20 ~ A New Prospect in Computer Storage

NEW SSD MANUFACTURER RELEASE . Leading flash memory manufacturer, Silicon Power today unleashes their new 2.5 SATA solid state drive (SSD) ~ E20, a new prospect in computer storage! . . . . The new E20 challenges SSD limitations with uniquely developed technology to boost read speeds up to 250MB/s and write speeds up to 230MB/s, both data transfer rates surpass the major SSD …

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8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2000MHz DDR3 Memory @ Benchmark Reviews

The maximum speed officially supported by an Intel Core i3/i5 CPU is 1333MHz, and most will know too well that that even lower priced Intel H55/P55 Motherboards can support a 200 BCLK. If you like to dabble in the dark art of overclocking there are a few good reasons to choose a 2000MHz (PC3-16000) RAM kit. . Firstly you have the options …

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