Tag Archives: SandForce

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review

Earlier this year, The SSD Review was offered the opportunity take the newly released OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD for a spin as it was about to hit the streets as the lowest priced SandForce driven SSD on the market at $99. . In speaking to the OWC Marketing team, we also learned that word had just been received …

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Super Talent FT2 TeraDrive SSD Review

The Super Talent TeraDrive series of SSDs are Super Talent Technology Corporation’ premier line of solid state drives. This review is going to examine the enterprise offering of this line which is the TeraDrive FT2 SSD. Unlike most others, Super Talent is standing by this series with a guarantee that it will maintain its exceptional performance, both sequentially and randomly, over the life …

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Renice Mini PCIe 64GB SSD Review – Worlds Smallest SF SSD

Its a bit exciting when something new runs across your desk and that is exactly what has happened here. Today, we will be looking at the Renice Mini-PCIe 64GB SSD and we have to say right off that this SSD is small, quite possibly the smallest bootable SandForce product of its kind. Its size is 7 cm x 3cm x 0.3cm which …

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OCZ Releases SSD Toolbox For SandForce Equipped SSDs

OCZ has just released a Toolbox for their SandForce equipped drives and its available through the OCZ Technology Forums here. A big kudos also has to go out to the Forum Support Manager, RyderOCZ, for taking the time to put together a great thread which lays out the toolbox utilities with some great graphics. . In reading the thread, the Toolbox …

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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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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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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120Gb SSD Review

The SSD Review has been utilizing two drives for the passed two months now and we have to say that we just can’t get enough of these drives!!! They are truly hidden gems of the ssd world and we are not alone in this belief. It seems that everyone that seems to be buying them or, as in our case, …

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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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