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OWC Shows Off 2013 Mac PCIe Custom LSI SandForce Driven SSD Upgrade Capable of 1.8GB/s – CES 2014 Update

While speaking with OWC CEO Larry O’Connor at the OWC booth this morning, he pulled a little something from his pocket that truly spiked my interest.  It was an upgrade to my present 2013 MacBook Air and, better yet, it contained the LSI SandForce SF3700 flash processor capable of 1.8GB/s read and write performance. This SSD is actually the first …

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ADATA Displays 2TB SSD & New SF3700 ‘Griffin’ Notebook SSD – CES Las Vegas 2014 Update

Anyone who knows me can speak thoroughly on my innate ability to state the wrong thing at the wrong time.  Our afternoon visit to ADATA provided just an example.  Having earlier visited Avant/Mushkin, we were aware that there would be no groundbreaking news, or updated performance results, on the much awaited for LSI SandForce SF3700 controller, Codenamed Griffin.  Hoping sometime …

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Samsung Displays Series 9 UltraBook Containing 1GB/s Speed PCIe M.2 SSD – Pepcom Las Vegas 2014 Update

I had almost thought I might never see it and truly can’t stand by what might happen down the road, but Samsung had their ‘pre-production’ Series 9 ultrabook on display at Pepcom with it’s own Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 SSD, performing at 1GB/s.  To those not familiar with Samsung, they value their business relationships dearly and the XP941 PCIe SSD …

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Intel 1500 Pro M.2 SSD Debuts With Another Unknown Intel M.2 SSD Variant – Storage Visions 2014 Update

The world got its first look at Intel’s new 1500 Pro M.2 SSD today at Storage Visions, along with another Intel SSD with definite unknown origins.   The 1500 Pro story is relatively new with this SSD being designed as a client solution for business.  It will be available in capacities of 80-480GB and has performance specs of 540MB/s throughput and …

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Kingston ‘LSI SandForce’ M.2 SSD Discovered Hidden Away At SATA-IO Booth – Storage Visions 2014 Update

Finding SSDs at Storage Visions 2014 was definitely reminiscent to a Easter Egg Hunt as some of the best finds were not found at manufacturer’s booths, many manufacturers not even present at Storage Visions.  Such is the case with a Kingston ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ M.2 SSD we found buried within the literature at the SATA-IO Display. As much as we …

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KingSpec SATA M.2 NGFF Ultrabook SSD Review (128GB)

Only a few hours before we hit the hustle and bustle of the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show and our friends at KingSpec threw in a loop with the ok to go ahead and post our review on their newest M.2 ultrabook  SSD.  Add to that the fact that I am writing this at 6:30 am and a Northern Canadian snow …

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