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Silicon Power V30 SATA 3 240GB SSD Review

A short time ago we reviewed the Silicon Power Velox V20 120GB SSD which just so happened to be one of the few SATA 2 drives that we had seen in 2011; the world has gone SATA 3. To say the least, it was rather unique as it was the first to contain Hynix NAND flash memory that we had …

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Kingston Releases SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD

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Kingston’s SSD family has always been somewhat complicated, but the V/V+ SSDs have always been about value. The V Series  was JMicron controlled and modestly priced, while the V+ units were Toshiba controlled and slightly more expensive.  Kingston has gone another direction in their V+200 SATA 3 SSDs. Using async 25nm Intel memory paired with the SF-2281, the V+200 is …

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Mushkin Beefs Up SSD Portfolio With Performance, Size and Form Factor Selection – CES 2012 Update

Mushkin, well known for their high performance memory products, has announced the existence of their very first PCIe SSD. Dubbed the “Mushkin Scorpion”, the new product will be offered in capacities of 240, 480 and 960 GB. The drive will provide sequential read/write rates of up to 1275MB/s and 1500MB/s respectively, and will also deliver 120,000 4K random write IOPS. …

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SSD Components and Make Up – An SSD Primer

In our first article entitled ‘Benefits of The Solid State Drive‘ we briefly provided comparison between a SSD and a hard drive and described the benefits of such an upgrade. We are going to follow with a description of SSD components along with an understanding of the purpose of each. This article will not only provide a solid foundation in …

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OCZ To Launch New Petrol SATA 3 SSD Line

Just when we think things might slow for the holidays, OCZ sneaks in yet another SSD release which has to be part of their new Octane family. The OCZ Petrol will be the second ‘Indilinx Infused’ SSD release by OCZ based on their Indilinx Everest platform. The Petrol will be available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512GB and is …

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AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD Review

After our SSD review of the AData S511 a few months back, we  knew there had to be a S510 in line for release with asynchronous memory as its host and we weren’t wrong. Our SSD review today examines the AData S510 SATA 3 120GB SSD. On releasing the S511, AData has followed the lead of several ‘SandForce Driven’ manufacturers …

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Patriot Improves SSD Line With Patriot PyroSE SATA III Solid State Drive

Patriot yesterday announced a new member of their Patriot Family in the guise of the PatriotSE SATA III SSD. The ‘SE” will be ‘SandForce Driven’ and, as its older brother thePyro, will contain the world famous SandForce SF-2281 6Gbps controller. As we know, the SF-2281 is capable of parallel read and write speeds of over 500MB/s along with IOPS above …

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Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Patriot Wins Over The Consumer With Options & Value

Patriot releases another SATA 3 SSD into the consumer arena this morning, this going by the name of the Patriot Pyro.  The Pyro follows suit with the few other manufacturers that have recognized consumer apprehension over premium SSD prices and have wisely made use of a more value driven asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. These new ‘Async’  SSDs include the …

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