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RunCore To Release Three New SSDs Just In Time For CES

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RunCore will be adding three new SSDs to its lineup in anticipation of CES this January. The new products will include the Xapear SSD, intended for use in military and government applications, and the Marvell based Falcon drive, designed for those with high performance needs. Also waiting in the wings is a 7 mm variant of their Pro V drive, …

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Zalman F1 SSD Enters The Market – Japan Gets First Release

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Zalman, widely known for their unique, high performance cooling solutions, has released their F1 SSD into the wild, although availability is limited to Japan for now. The drive will be based on a Sandforce SF-2281 processor and will boast read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Prices are set at 11,980 JPY ($154) for the …

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SSD Components and Make Up – An SSD Primer

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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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SSD Types and Form Factors – An SSD Primer

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Our SSD close up today is going to examine the different SSD types and form factors common to the consumer. This is the third paper in a series of recent articles that explained the benefits and components of a solid state drive and will go so far as to make up our SSD Beginners Guide.  Each article is designed to …

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OCZ To Launch New Petrol SATA 3 SSD Line

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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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Super Talent Announces TeraNova SATA 3 SSD as Fastest Release To Date

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Super Talent has just announced their new TeraNova SSD which they claim as their fastest SATA 3 SSD to date. The TeraNova contains the SandForce SF-2281 processor and also highlights ‘optimized’ SandForce firmware. Available in capacities of 64, 120, 240 and 480GB, the TeraNova will have a two year warranty and the data sheet shows speeds of 540MB/s read and …

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Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD Review

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Our report today is going to examine the Patriot Pyro SE SATA 3 SSD. The Patriot Pyro SE (Special Edition) is the big brother of the Patriot Pyro SSD that we reviewed a few months back. The difference between the Pyro and the Pyro SE is that the Pyro SE that we are reviewing today utilizes premium synchronous NAND flash …

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OCZ Octane SATA 3 512GB SSD Review

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Our review today will be a long awaited look at the OCZ Octane 6Gbps 512GB SSD. Eight months ago, OCZ bought Indilinx with full intention of spreading their wings in the development of their own proprietary controller based on the Indlinx Everest design.  OCZ has spoken of higher incompressible data performance, quicker disk access as well as better sustained write …

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