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Intel RST 10 Final Release is here!

Intel has just released the final NON_BETA version of RST 10 drivers and they can be downloaded here. The final version is 46 vice the final Beta (43) and the site has not experimented with 46 as of yet but is running 43 without concern. There are no huge benefits to the typical single drive user but RAID systems are reportedly experiencing …

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Trimming SSD Performance Degradation

Today’s solid state drives are worlds apart from those of just 3 years ago, however they are not yet perfect.  Performance degradation can still be observed through seasoning of the SSD as well as filling it to capacity.  SSD manufacturers have been successful in combating the effects of seasoning but performance degradation when an SSD is filled to capacity seems …

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SandForce Raises The Bar to Partner Toshiba 32nm NAND In SSDs

SandForce® Inc., the pioneer of SSD (Solid State Drive) Processors that enable standard NAND Flash deployment in enterprise, client, and industrial computing applications, today announced the demonstration of the companys SF-2000 SSD Processors in 6 Gigabit (Gb) SATA SSDs incorporating Toshibas 32 nanometer (nm) eMLC Flash memory at the Storage Networking World conference in Dallas, TX, this week.  Toshiba Enterprise …

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Photofast PowerDrive-LSI PCIe SSD Benchmarks

The SSD Review has just received benchmark results for the upcoming release of the Photofast Powerdrive-LSI PCIe and couldn’t resist getting them out to you right away. It certainly appears that PCIe cards are about to make their grand entrance with announcements such as this and that of OWC just yesterday. . . Pricing for the new drive is a mere …

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Imation M-Class 128Gb SSD & Upgrade Kit Arrives

It seems we were having so much fun with all the SandForce and OWC news today that we forgot to check the mail. It was a pleasant surprise to find that an Imation 128Gb M-Class SSD with a bonus USB case and migration kit had arrived for review. Right from the outset, I have to admit that I have always liked the …

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OWC Announces SSD Updates On Heels Of SandForce SF-2000 Series Release

Right on the heels of SandForces game changing announcement of their SF-2000 SATA 3 processors earlier today, OWC is the first manufacturer to announce the new SF-2000 processor in their enterprise and consumer release products. It seems that the announcement of a single SSD wasn’t enough as OWC is showing complete confidence by announcing the early 2011 release of, not only 8 …

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Intel Releases New BETA Rapid Storage Technology Drivers

A little hunting around the internet and it appears that there has been a beta download of Intel’s new RST Ver. 10.0.0.1043 driver made available here. The SSD Review does not recommend the use of beta versions of software and accepts no responsibility for any unexpected results through the installation of such. It has been suggested by other users that the …

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Crucial Refurbs at $1/Gb

A quick dig at the US Crucial sales sight brings the price point to an all time low $1/gb for the 128Gb ssd here and the 256Gb ssd here. Better hurry before they are gone!! 😀

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Crucial C300 RealSSD Getting Closer To $2/Gb

It wasn’t so long ago that many were looking at SSDs at the $3/Gb mark and stating that they would buy once the price of SSDs was down to $2/Gb. With Crucial’s price drop on their RealSSD C300 128Gb SSDs today ($259US /$269Cdn) we are becoming very close with this SSD now dipping to $2.02/Gb US and $2.10/Gb Cdn respectively at …

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The Vantec USB3 Dual HDD Dock Review (NST-D400S3)

As technology progresses and we move into the lightning fast world of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3, several questions become apparent with respect to the possibilities that this new speedy interface may bring. The reality of transfer speeds is that SATA can reach a data transfer rate of 1.5GB/s, SATA 2.0 can reach 3GB/s and now with SATA 3.0, we …

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REDIRECT: WELCOME TO THE SSD REVIEW!

For some reason, the page you are looking for is not where we had originally thought it would be. Don’t fret though because you have made it to the site and the file is here and easily located. This is a good thing, actually, because the site has recently completed a major face lift to which all posts and pages were updated and reformatted, giving …

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Crucial C300 64Gb RealSSD Review

Most recently, The SSD Review has completed its build of a new Test Bench which we hope to be future proof, in that, it is capable of testing new SATA3/USB3 hardware releases. Can you imagine our surprise when we started to get requests from hardware manufacturers asking if we would like to run their their SATA3/USB3 hardware through its paces? One …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Testing Criteria

. As the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD was our first opportunity to test a SATA 3 SSD on our new on our new Bench computer we thoroughly enjoyed the tests. The system is described in detail with photographs on the site and comprises of the following hardware components: Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz …

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