Upcoming SSD Reviews

Keep an eye on The SSD Review for the next bit as alot is going on right now!  Take a look at the picture below and you might notice the new pre-release BitFenix Survivor case which holds more SSDs than one can imagine.  We are also testing a pre-release version of what just may be the smallest SandForce SSD going, …

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Imation M-Class 128GB SSD Review

A few weeks back we received the Imation M-Class 128GB SSD and thought we would take our time putting it through its paces, however, recognized right away that there were some very appealing things about the drive. First off, the package included an upgrade kit in order to ease the users transition to SSDs as simply as possible which we felt …

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Imation M-Class 128GB SSD Review – Performance

SSD MIGRATION The migration of this drive is very simply. Open the external adapter and insert the ssd. Plug in the adapter to the computer for power and data with both cords. Insert the Acronis DVD and follow the instructions. Once it is complete, replace the hard disk with the SSD in the computer and reboot. Thats it! But there is a bonus!!! Many people don’t …

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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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UPDATED! Patriot Adds Torqx TRB Value SSD to Lineup

Patriot took aim at value conscious SSD buyers today by releasing the Torqx TRB SSD in 32Gb and 64Gb capacities which should strike hard with prices to lure those over the edge into the SSD universe. Our thoughts are that the movement of SSD enthusiasts that consider a SSD for boot and applications along with their hard drive for data, music, …

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New Marvell SATA 6G Firmware Spotted For Better SSD Performance

It seems that there is a new version of the current Marvell firmware out there for those Crucial SATA 3 owners with a Gigabyte mobo and it claims to :lol:” Improve Performance of SATA Drives installed III/6G” 😆  which might be a nice thing.  The version is Marvell MV-91XX firmware version 1.0.0.1047 and it is specific to Marvell chips MV-9123 …

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The Rise of Solid State Storage by Jason Bovberg

So…. I am sitting back running through the dozen or so articles that I have found on the internet today and I come across this article by written by Jason Bovberg of Windows IT Pro. I start to read the second para and, well what do you know, something I said was used as a quote. I know its not much but …

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OCZ Releases SSD Toolbox For SandForce Equipped SSDs

OCZ has just released a Toolbox for their SandForce equipped drives and its available through the OCZ Technology Forums here. A big kudos also has to go out to the Forum Support Manager, RyderOCZ, for taking the time to put together a great thread which lays out the toolbox utilities with some great graphics. . In reading the thread, the Toolbox …

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Intel Adds Acronis Data Migration To Attract SSD Buyers

It was only a matter of time before manufacturers realized that they might attract a great many more buyers if they could make the transition process from hard drive to SSD easier. . We were in the middle of working up a review on the Imation M-Class 128Gb SSD which, coincidentally, comes with an external USB adapter and a copy …

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