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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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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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Crucial C300 RealSSD Getting Closer To $2/Gb

It wasn’t so long ago that many were looking at SSDs at the $3/Gb mark and stating that they would buy once the price of SSDs was down to $2/Gb. With Crucial’s price drop on their RealSSD C300 128Gb SSDs today ($259US /$269Cdn) we are becoming very close with this SSD now dipping to $2.02/Gb US and $2.10/Gb Cdn respectively at …

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The Vantec USB3 Dual HDD Dock Review (NST-D400S3)

As technology progresses and we move into the lightning fast world of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3, several questions become apparent with respect to the possibilities that this new speedy interface may bring. The reality of transfer speeds is that SATA can reach a data transfer rate of 1.5GB/s, SATA 2.0 can reach 3GB/s and now with SATA 3.0, we …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Testing Criteria

. As the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD was our first opportunity to test a SATA 3 SSD on our new on our new Bench computer we thoroughly enjoyed the tests. The system is described in detail with photographs on the site and comprises of the following hardware components: Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 x64 . . It wasn’t two years ago that people were happy with these marks for a RAID system and look where we are at today. I can honestly say that after building my first system from scratch, this was a sight to behold. At first glance, its a bit of a double sided view because we …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks (2)

We left the best for last with respect to testing and one will soon see why. 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 …

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OWC MERCURY EXTREME PRO – BENCHMARKS

BENCHMARKS When we stated that these two drives were identical except for the over provisioning and that the performance didn’t suffer whatsoever, we weren’t kidding.  Both drives resulted in extremely similar results in testing with Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO Disk Benchmark and it wasn’t until our HDTune and subsequent PCMark Vantage scoring that we could see that the drives …

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Test Bench & Protocol

The SSD Review conducts a very thorough evaluation of every solid state drive and peripheral that we evaluate. A company may wish to advertise on The SSD Review parallel to a review of their product being conducted. In many cases, this is a wise move on behalf of the manufacturer as it allows interested readers to visit their links and, with respect …

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SSD Processors

SSD Drives have matured considerably since Intel released their 2 1/2 SSD in early 2008. Many others were released consecutively, none of which could maintain the standard of the 1st generation Intel drives. These early SSDs contained JMicron and Samsung processors (controllers) and suffered stuttering and micro freezing issues and their overall performance was average compared to the Intel offering, that of which …

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