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SSD of the Week – RevoDrive 350

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Focused on the SanDisk Extreme Pro, last week’s SSD of the Week was aimed towards high end SATA performance at a cost that wouldn’t break the bank. This week, we will be following a similar trend, however this time, we are focusing on the PCIe interface. When working with large media files, speed is king. The faster you can edit …

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TRIMcheck: Does Your SSD Really have TRIM Working?

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The question of whether TRIM is working, and working correctly, remains to be one of the most active SSD discussions to date. What started out as a Forum thread identifying a free new software that allows the SSD user to determine if TRIM is working, has grown to a full fledged working group where new members and our ‘in house …

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Kingston Releases LSI Sandforce Series 5 Firmware Fix As Speed Converges With Bug Smashing

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Kingston Technology, a major player in the consumer SSD segment, has recently released a new version of LSI/SandForce’s Series 5 firmware for their Hyper x/Hyper X 3K drives. The new 5.0.3 firmware apparently fixes the TRIM functionality, which was not working,in its entirety, in previous versions. Hopefully, Kingston will be only the first of many to adopt this crucial fix …

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Silicon Power Extreme E25 128GB Review

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Earlier this year, Silicon Power introduced their newest members of the Extreme family, the E25 series of solid-state drives. The new E25 line is a bump up from the year-old E20 models, and more than likely flew under the radar for a vast majority of readers. It was announced close to CES 2012 and released just a few months after, …

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New SanDisk Extreme SSD Firmware Fixes TRIM

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We took a look at the SanDisk Extreme a few months ago, and found it to be one of the fastest drives on the market, combining the tried-and-true SandForce 2281 with Toshiba’s 24nm Toggle NAND. A new FW update for the Extreme promises to fix TRIM for the drive. When being used in IDE mode the TRIM command would not …

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Garbage Collection and TRIM in SSDs Explained – An SSD Primer

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‘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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Trimming the Lion – Trim Enabler 2.0 for OSX Lion Released and is FREE!

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Apple’s OSX operating system has supported TRIM for some time now, however, users of non-Apple SSDs don’t get official support. Trim Enabler 2.0 has just been released and finds it’s way around that unfortunate decision by fooling OSX into thinking that an aftermarket drive is, in reality, a Apple-branded SSD.  Mac owners, unsatisfied with the price and/or performance of Apple’s …

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