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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 x64 . . It wasn’t two years ago that people were happy with these marks for a RAID system and look where we are at today. I can honestly say that after building my first system from scratch, this was a sight to behold. At first glance, its a bit of a double sided view because we …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks (2)

We left the best for last with respect to testing and one will soon see why. The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Conclusion

CONCLUSIONS The price for the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD at the time of writing was $139.99 which puts this at $2.18/Gb, well below the competition. Crucial has the only present release of a SATA 3 SSD on the market. Crucials C300 64Gb has the single highest SATA SSD scores available to the consumer. The warranty for this SSD is 3 years. In testing, the Crucial …

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OWC MERCURY EXTREME PRO – BENCHMARKS

BENCHMARKS When we stated that these two drives were identical except for the over provisioning and that the performance didn’t suffer whatsoever, we weren’t kidding.  Both drives resulted in extremely similar results in testing with Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO Disk Benchmark and it wasn’t until our HDTune and subsequent PCMark Vantage scoring that we could see that the drives …

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SSD Processors

SSD Drives have matured considerably since Intel released their 2 1/2 SSD in early 2008. Many others were released consecutively, none of which could maintain the standard of the 1st generation Intel drives. These early SSDs contained JMicron and Samsung processors (controllers) and suffered stuttering and micro freezing issues and their overall performance was average compared to the Intel offering, that of which …

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SSD Manufacturers

The below list comprises all SSD manufacturers, each listed in alphabetical order and is updates as frequently as possible. Should an error, an error, omission or update be recognized, please contact The SSD Review and we wil do our best to get the list updated . . SLC versus MLC The majority of solid state drives use MLC (multi-level cell) Nand …

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The Windows 7 Optimization Guide

Welcome to The SSD Review and congratulations on finding the internet’s most sought after resource in the optimization of Windows 7, The Windows 7 Optimization Guide. The Windows 7 Optimization Guide consists of several optimizations that will increase the performance of your Windows 7 environment, these ranging from very simple to somewhat advanced in nature.  All optimizations have been laid …

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Mechanics Of the SSD

The solid state drive hit the consumer market in 2007 and has sold like wildfire since with sales of 1.4 million in 2008 growing to somewhere in the area of 14 million annually today.  Where the ssd was once only available in mission critical military, medical and aeronautical equipment, it has now brought an entirely new look to retail computer …

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SLC vs. MLC SSDs

A QUICK EXPLANATION . There are two different types of ssds, the single level cell (slc) and the multi level cell(mlc), the latter being the norm for typical consumer use mainly because of its cost. The slc ssd is preferred for high efficiency server systems, more expensive and is expected to have a much longer lifespan than the mlc ssd. …

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Memoright MR25.1-128Gb SLC SSD Review

In this article, we are going to build on the first by showing why the Memoright 128Gb SSD is so unique and will mostly likely hold a very solid footing in SSD sales for a long time to come. We will do this by explaining a bit of the inner componentry of the SSD, performance considerations, why they are priced as …

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