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Micron M500DC Enterprise SSD Review (480GB) – Great Write Performance At A Great Price

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Today, Micron has announced a new member of its enterprise SSD family, the M500DC.  Typically, Micron likes to focus on performance and reliability with their enterprise drives, with cost being a secondary factor. With the M500DC, they have made price a priority. INTRODUCTION About this time last year, we were reviewing the Crucial M500 960GB.  This was the first drive …

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Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) – Little Brother to the Popular SSDNow E100

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Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be “exquisite”.  “It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives” we raved.  That’s pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD.  Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market.  As we have discussed in previous reviews, a …

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Intel Announces new SATA III DC S3700 SSD – Is this the 6Gbps Intel Controller we’ve been waiting for?

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It has been a few years in the making Intel is finally putting their name on a SATA III solid state drive controller this morning. After ditching their own silicon for third party Marvell and LSI SandForce flash controllers in mainstream client products, Intel’s new DC S3700 SSD is rocking a brand-spankin’ new custom Intel ASIC at it’s heart. The …

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