Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the …

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Win An OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD @ The SSD Review!

UPDATE::  Congrats to Site Member BUGLER for winning this SSD!!!! If we told you that you could have one of the top rated solid state drives available for absolutely free, would you be interested? Its TRUE!!!! The SSD Review and Other World Computing have teamed up to giveaway one of the fastest SSDs we have evaluated and it is free …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – Better Than RAID 0!

One of the most frequent questions we receive with respect to SSD performance is whether the SSD can perform better than a RAID 0 configuration. We have never seen a single SATA 2.0 SSD perform better than any combinations of SSDs in RAID 0, at least not until we started testing the RunCore Pro V and ran a side by side …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – PCB Composition & Test Protocol

PCB COMPOSITION The circuit board of the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD contains the SandForce SF-1200 (SF-1222TA3-SBH) processor which makes this SSD scream.  RunCore couldn’t provide us with any information with respect to a recent refresh or firmware update to the line but, as you will see in testing, this drive is a racehorse just before the gate is lifted. There …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – BenchMarks

CRYSTAL DISK MARK X64 VER. 3 (OFILL) There are different methods of testing solid state drives with Crystal DiskMark, the most common being through use use of random sample data or ‘oFill’ data in the test procedure. The manufacturer provides his specifications as we test with ‘oFill’ data. SandForce controlled SSDs utilize compression techniques that, when tested with random data beside a …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – PCMark Vantage Comparisons

HDTUNE PRO  VER. 4.60 – FILE BENCHMARK HDTUNE PRO  VER. 4.60 – RANDOM ACCESS PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in …

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RunCore ProV 240GB SSD Review – Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS In examining our reviews of the past few months, it has only been the last few reviews that SandForce SSDs have held top spot with such prominence. Our original intent was to tell you that the top 6 drives we have tested with PCMark Vantage are all ‘SandForce driven’ SSDs and all but one of these contain the SF-1200 series …

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XFX 850W Black Edition Modular Power Supply Review @ eTeknix.com

XFX are a leading manufacturer in the video card world supplying the latest AMD Radeon graphics cards with funky styling, extreme performance and good values. Over the past year,, XFX have carried on doing what they do best, but have also entered the power supply market releasing a whole line of PSUs in various wattages in the hope to tick …

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Kingston Pairs With SandForce for HyperX SSDs

While attending Show Stoppers as part of the CES experience in Las Vegas, The SSD Review met up with David Leong of Kingston Technology who had some very interesting news to pass on. Kingston and SandForce have joined forces to put together an enthusiast class SSD as part of Kingstons new HyperX Experience line and its release should be Q2 …

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