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Western Digital Confirms New Ultra Slim WD Black Hybrid SSD Not Haswell DEVSLP Compliant – Computex 2013 Update

Although it isn’t news to some, it is a very interesting consideration most should make when selecting their new ultra and PC systems this year.  Hard drives are not compliant with the new SATA DEVSLP spec and this includes hybrid devices, although we wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t overcome sometime in the future.  SATA DEVSLP only works for SSDs.  …

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Skyera Reveals RAID 5 Hinders Reliability Of SSD Arrays

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RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the …

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The SSD Review SSD Database Is Live!

Have you ever looked for specific SSD information but couldn’t find it? Ever wondered who used such and such a controller or such and such memory?  Ever sought out SSDs by a specific manufacturer,  capacity, or even a specific memory type? By no means are we 100% complete just yet, but we think we might have a great SSD database …

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Building a Home Server – The Complete Guide

Over the past few years, The SSD Review has enjoyed a fairly smooth ride with little to complain about. It wasn’t until our readership explosion that we realized how important backups were. There is nothing worse than a site crash, other than a site crash which also contains a Forum of course.  The sudden loss of days, weeks, months and …

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Marvell Partners With MemoRight To Enhance SSD Offerings

Marvell Technology (US-based) has reportedly invested in Memoright (Taiwan-based) to enhance its SSD offerings to include firmware, this according to a Digitimes story.  This alliance w0uld allow Marvell to couple its SSD controllers with Memoright’s firmware technology, and let Marvell offer a more complete SSD solution to its customers and clients. The SSD controller IC market is currently dominated by …

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OCZ Vector SSD Review – Indilinx Barefoot 3 Becomes Reality

To say the new OCZ Vector was a long time in the making would be an understatement as discussion over the development of this platform just might be one of the oldest SSD conversations to date. Today’s Vector release may mark the first major success story of OCZ’ purchase of both Indilinx and PLX, this story born through development of …

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