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OWC Releases First Fully Bootable PCIe SSD For Mac and PC

Other World Computing’s new Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is a new entry in the consumer/prosumer storage market and will be the first such device that is bootable in both PCs and Macs. Composed of a half-height PCIe card with two MacBook Air-styled SandForce powered SSDs in RAID, the Accelsior is capable of SATA III speeds up to 780MB/s read and …

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Garbage Collection and TRIM in SSDs Explained – An SSD Primer

‘Garbage Collection in SSDs’ is a contributed article that was submitted by LSI and authored by Kent Smith, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Flash Components Division, LSI Corporation. It’s importance cannot be understated for anyone venturing into today’s world of SSDs. Garbage collection (GC) is a fundamental process with all solid state drives (SSDs), but it can be implemented in …

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Intel 330 Series SATA 3 SSD Family Released With SandForce Performance and Great Prices

This morning, Intel is releasing their new 330 series SATA III SSDs with a healthy mix of performance and value. A new addition to the mainstream 300 series, the 330 is a budget oriented offering which shouldn’t lack for performance. The 330 series is available in 60GB, 120GB, and 180GB capacities and suggested retail pricing is $89, $149, and $249,¬†respectively, …

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IO-Data Announces SSDN-3TB SSDs With New Toshiba SATA 3 SSD Controller

IO-Data, well known for its myriad storage products, has announced their latest SSD model, SSDN-3TB. Built around a new Toshiba 6Gbps storage controller, it will deliver read and write speeds of up to 480 MB/s and 350MB/s respectively. In addition, random performance is pegged at 73k IOPS for reads and 58k IOPS when it comes to writes. Initially available in …

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review – Better Value With Incredible Performance

Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, ‘3k’ signifying Kingston’s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value …

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Kingston Adds New HyperX 3K SSDs For High Performance and a Lower Price Point

Kingston, longtime manufacturer of memory products, got it’s start in the SSD market years ago. Over the years, Kingston has evolved into a major player and now enjoys a partnership with LSI SandForce. Last year Kingston released the well-received HyperX SSD. A SF-2281 controller paired with Intel’s special, higher grade 25nm Synchronous ONFI 2.2 flash set the drive apart in …

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Comay Venus 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD Review

Our SSD Review today is going to examine the Comay Venus 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD. Comay is a brand of SSDs manufactured by CoreRise Electronics Ltd, one of three SSD companies located in China with the others being Renice and Runcore. The Comay line is a typical ‘SandForce Driven’ family with limited availability as the company is relatively new, …

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OWC Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G 6Gbps SSD Review – OWC and LSI Combine For a Great Enterprise Entry

OWC has jumped feet first into the Enterprise space with the new OWC Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G SSD. Leveraging one of the fastest controllers on the planet, the LSI SF-2582 in tandem with Toshibas Enterprise Toggle Synchronous eMLC NAND, this SSD promises the absolute best in long term performance and endurance. OWC is also throwing in an outstanding industry-leading 7 …

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