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OCZ Upgrades the Vertex 3 To 20nm MLC Synchronous NAND

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. is announcing a new 20nm NAND flash version of its award-winning Vertex 3 series of SSDs.  This new Vertex “3.20” is a SATA III (6 GB/s) multi-level cell (MLC) drive in the now standard 2.5″ form factor.  The Vertex 3 series will now be built around smaller, state-of-the-art NAND flash process geometry at 20nm. Utilizing the …

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Kingfast F3 Plus SSD Review (240GB) – Looks Like The Real Thing

Ok so we have had a few hectic weeks since the last KingFast F3 Plus SSD was received and analysed.  In result, KingFast was nice enough to send us a new one right away. Based in Shenzen, China, KingFast ships about 50,000 SSDs monthly when we combine enterprise, business, consumer and oem. Our analysis today examines the F3 Plus which …

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LSI’s Kent Smith Speaks To SSD Over Provisioning

Back in August of last year, Kent Smith delivered an excellent  lecture on over provisioning at the Flash Memory Summit, held in San Jose, California, and we published a quick summary in result. We find that consumers still don’t quite understand over provisioning and this is seen, many times, through the amount of e-mails received asking us to explain why …

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EXCEEMO Launches Platinum Series SSD With 30 Year Warranty

EXCEEMO has launched the Platinum Series SATA III SSD in capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB with an unheard of 30 year warranty.   The Platinum Series provides maximum sequential read/write and IOPS speeds of up to 555/530 and 67,000/81,000, respectively, and contains the LSI Sandforce SF-2281 flash storage processor.   Exceemo offers two primary variations, a standard operating temperature commercial model (0 deg C …

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Mushkin Atlas 480GB SSD Now Largest mSATA SSD Available

Mushkin pushed out another first recently and announced the first consumer availability of a mSATA SSD in the 480GB capacity, these SSDs now selling out in retailers nationwide. The Mushkin Atlas 480GB SSD is a LSI SandForce Driven device that consists of modules of Micron NAND flash memory, each being 64GB in capacity.  The highlight of this announcement, though, comes …

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Kingston 200GB SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review – Kingston Gets Back to the Enterprise

Kingston, like other memory manufacturers, wanted to get into the solid state storage game a few years back. At the time they chose to partner with Intel, offering their own label on the chipmaker’s first gen SSDs like enterprise-oriented X25-E. Eventually, they branched out with new controllers from Toshiba and JMicron, resulting in a bewildering array of options. More recently, Kingston switched to …

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