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Kingston Pairs With SandForce for HyperX SSDs

While attending Show Stoppers as part of the CES experience in Las Vegas, The SSD Review met up with David Leong of Kingston Technology who had some very interesting news to pass on. Kingston and SandForce have joined forces to put together an enthusiast class SSD as part of Kingstons new HyperX Experience line and its release should be Q2 …

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Tech Promos @ CES-Impersonators or Booth Babes

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About a week or so before CES, a female colleague described the CES experience to me when, admittedly, I first heard the term booth babes.  She had made the statement, You will like the sights as booth babes are back this year and, as I had never been to CES prior, I was a bit confused. Having only spoken with …

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Tech Promos @ CES-Impersonators or Booth Babes ?

THE PRICE IS RIGHT Is this one of Bob Barkers beauties showing off the latest in ThermalTake gaming gear? POLICE OFFICERS We can see here that Cobra thought it beneficial to bring in the police to show us how to avoid getting pulled over. Wait… Did I just say AVOID getting pulled over by these officers? This next picture is rather …

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OWC Has Strong SSD Presence at Premier CES Appearance

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If a company by the name of Other World Computing (OWC) sounds familiar, its because The SSD Review has evaluated several OWC SSDs including the Mercury Pro Extreme 40GB SSD most recently. That Mercury Extreme Pro is the highest performing SATA based SSD we have ever tested with a Vantage HDD Suite score of a mind boggling 44103 points. It does so …

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OCZ Opens The SSD Vault At The Aria During CES

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OCZ opened the vault to The SSD Review during CES and spared no expense to make sure their goal was clear. They mean business. Not only were they one of the few oems to showcase the anticipated SandForce SF-2000 series line, but also, their innovation was obvious through technology demos of the IBIS Optical HDSL with a transfer speed of a whopping …

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The SSD Review @ CES – Day Two Summary

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Up very early once again to try and get a little background of the previous days activities out so our readership has the goods first and foremost. I have to admit that I am amazed at how many bloggers and sites can find the time to get things up so fast. We never had a chance to even pull the laptop out …

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The SSD Review @ CES – Day One Summary

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Its about 7:30am and the start of Day 2 at CES and I am sitting in the room with very little sleep. For anyone who has never experienced CES or even Las vegas previously, much like I, there is simply no way to describe it. We began yesterday bright and early with registration at CES followed by our attendance at Storage …

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Corsair Announces Marvell Controlled SATA 3 SSD At CES

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Quick note and a Team shot as we just returned from the Corsair ‘Invite Only’ Press release at the Venetian as part of CES in Las Vegas today. Corsair announced the release of a new SSD based on the Marvell 9174 controller as their entry to the SATA 3 entry line. It is expected to be released prior to March with …

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Crucial/Micron/Lexar & The C400 At CES!!!

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We are sitting here at Storage Vision 2011 which is taking place at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and putting together our first “Hot Off the Press” update after a very exciting sit down with representatives of Crucial/Micron. The topic of interest was the ‘soon to be released’ Crucial/Micron C400 SATA3 SSD. With an expected release date of March …

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The SSD Review is Off To CES 2011!!!

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The home of The SSD Review is snow covered this morning with temperatures hovering at 32 DegF and we are hoping that the Buffalo Airport is not experiencing delays as we start our trip to CES 2011. Our flights depart from Buffalo to Chicago and then our first touch down in Las Vegas which we are truly looking forward to. Our …

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Can the Intel Core i7 2600k @ 5.1ghz slay its 980x Goliath?

The worlds fastest desktop processor is the 6 core, 12 thread, Intel Core i7 980 Extreme Edition which comes purring out of its box at 3.33GHz. Costing more than£800 from UK stores, its a monster in terms of raw processing power. Upon opening the latest shipment of second generation Intel Core processors, KitGuru was fascinated to know just how far …

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