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MyDigitalSSD 128GB mSATA SuperCache 2 Caching SSD Review

Today’s review is of MyDigitalSSD’s SuperCache 2 mSATA 128GB SSD, and the FNet HybriDisk caching software.  A license key for the HybriDisk software is included with the purchase of the SuperCache 2. INTRODUCTION How does a caching SSD work?  It works in conjunction with a hard drive disk (HDD) to create what the operating system sees as a single, combined storage partition. …

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Adata Announces SE720 DashDrive Elite Ultra-Thin External SSD

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Adata Technology, a leading producer of NAND Flash products and high-performance DRAM modules, is announcing a new wafer-thin external solid state drive (SSD), featuring a SuperSpeed USB connection.  Adata has dubbed it the DashDrive Elite SE720, combining Adata’s proven NAND Flash storage with the slim stainless steel chassis of their award-winning DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive. SSDs are superior …

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Super Talent Announces DX1 PCIe SSD To Expand Their NGFF Offerings

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Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of DRAM memory and NAND Flash storage products, is announcing the Super Talent PCIe DX1 NGFF SSD.  The next generation form factor (NGFF/M.2) DX1 measures a mere 22.0mm X 80.0mm X 3.5mm. Despite its relatively small space footprint, the DX1 has the speed to meet the demands of either server or mobile applications.  Utilizing …

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Apple Recalls Mid-2012 MacBook Air For SSD Replacement – 64GB and 128GB SSD Systems Affected

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Apple has today announced a ‘MacBook Air Flash Storage Replacement Program‘ for ALL MBA systems purchased between June 2012 and June 2013.  The program speaks specifically to flash storage replacement and ONLY affects 64GB and 128GB MBAs containing Toshiba SSDs.  The SSDs are being replaced as a result of the potential SSD failing during future use. The specific models of …

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Samsung Announces Innovative High-Efficiency Green Memory Solution Combining DDR4 DRAM And PCIe SSD

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading developer and producer of advanced semiconductor solutions, is utilizing its Memory Solutions Forum 2013 to announce its fifth generation of green memory products.  Today’s announcement was made in Seoul, Korea at the first of Samsung’s such forums.  A second Memory Solutions Forum 2013 will be held later this month in the U.S., and will …

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Toshiba Announces New Q Series Pro PC/Laptop/Ultrabook Internal Solid State Drives

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) is announcing the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive.  The new Q Series Pro is a high performance upgrade for PCs/laptops/Ultrabooks that provides a convenient and reliable method for boosting productivity, and offers the peace of mind of safe storage for all personal data.  The Q Series Pro is ideal for users …

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Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

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Perhaps the two most notable recent trends in SSDs have been the inevitable introduction of M.2 SSDs and the unexpected announcements of ‘driverless’ PCIe SSDs, that require no more than inserting the device into an available PCIe slot and rebooting the PC system. Very close and long-standing industry relations placed us in a position to provide exclusive analysis and report …

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Super Talent Announces Addition Of ZT3 To DuraDrive Lineup

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Super Talent Technology, a leading producer of NAND flash storage products, is announcing the addition of the DuraDrive ZT3 solid-state drive (SSD) to its DuraDrive product lineup.  The DuraDrive family of SSDs, including the new ZT3, feature enhanced performance, durability and reliability for environments where something tougher than a standard SSD are required.  The ZT3 utilizes a ZIF/IDE interface, and …

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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware’s Virtual SANTM.  VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for …

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Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds

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When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much “ruled the roost”.    Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ),  there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with.  That has …

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