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OCZ Releases New Octane SSD Firmware to Improve Performance

OCZ Octane

OCZ today announced a new release of Octane firmware that should bolster performance. Released late last year, the Octane is the first to contain OCZ’ proprietary Indilinx controller since their purchase of the Korean company in 2011. The Octane possesses high sequential performance with random performance a bit lower, much to be expected from a companies first entry into the …

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Apple Acquires Anobit For Half A Billion Dollars – Well Done Apple!

Reports surfaced yesterday of Apple’s acquisition of Anobit, an Israeli start-up. According to the Israeli news site Calcalist.com and reported by Computerworld, Apple paid about $500 million to purchase the private company. The SSD market has seen consolidation and should see more. LSI’s most recent acquisition of SandForce reinforces the clamor for the ultimate edge, the holy grail of SSD, the controller and firmware. …

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Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Patriot Wins Over The Consumer With Options & Value

Patriot releases another SATA 3 SSD into the consumer arena this morning, this going by the name of the Patriot Pyro.  The Pyro follows suit with the few other manufacturers that have recognized consumer apprehension over premium SSD prices and have wisely made use of a more value driven asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. These new ‘Async’  SSDs include the …

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