If you could load a motherboard with absolute killer features, what would you include? Intel’s new X99 chipset opens the door a bit where, with the right X99 CPU, our PCIe lanes increase to 40 allowing us the leverage to stack our systems much more than we ever could have before. Can you imagine a triple SLI/Crossfire graphics card layout …Read More »
Tag Archives: Ultra
Mach Xtreme MX-ES Ultra SLC USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review (64GB)
In examining the flash industry over the past eight years, I don’t think many would argue that there has been insurmountable growth, paired with enough growing pains and obstacles along the way to frustrate even the best in the business. Flash technology has grown so fast that today it would be seemingly impossible to find anyone not tied to flash …Read More »
Is Apple’s 2013 MacBook Air the Absolute Best and Untouchable by Ultra Standards Today?
Not so long ago, I was the leader of the pack when it came to speaking against the Mac crowd. I couldn’t have spoken enough about such things as Mac pricing, Apple’s proprietary nature when it came to upgrading with their ‘return and replace for an arm or a leg’ SSD upgrade, or even how OSX just wasn’t an easy …Read More »
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Review (256GB)
Our evaluation of the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD surpasses that of a typical analysis, in that, it provides the reader with the ability to understand what is possible if you are the ‘Owner of The Fab’. In this SSD build, SanDisk has not only moved to the new Marvell 9175 controller but also, they introduce nCache, a totally new performance …Read More »
SMART Storage Samples Out Optimus Ultra+ SAS MLC SSD Capable of SLC Endurance
Writing fifty times a solid state drives capacity in one day is a lot. Multiply that by five years, and you have a staggering amount of data written to a drive, somewhere near 91,250x the capacity of said drive. That would be in excess of 17 Petabytes for a 200GB drive. The ability for any SSD to achieve this is …Read More »
Memoright Intros Proprietary Controller PCIe & UltraSlim 5mm SSDs – Computex 2012 Update
Memoright consistently reigns as the most complete display for SSD technology at Computex and, if their products this year are any indication of things to come, MemoRight will be pushing the bar that much further once again. From a PCIe with their own controller, to the worlds thinnest 2.5″ form factor ssd, and then quadrupling the life of present NAND …Read More »
Samsung Toshiba LG Ultrabook Shootout – CES 2012 Post Update
There seems to be no doubt in anyone’s mind that 2012 is going to be the year of the ultrabook and CES 2012 Las Vegas was front and center with just about every ultrabook available, or soon to be, this past week. Today’s report will examine three forerunners that appear to be in a position, above all others at this …Read More »
ASUS UX21 & UX31 Zenbook With A-Data XM11 SSDs – Beware of Blazing SandForce SATA III Speeds!
Word has finally reached the public of a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD found native inside a new release ultra portable laptop, this being the Asus UX21 and UX31 Series. The partnership between ASUS and AData will see the new AData XM21 mSATA SandForce based SSD available in both the UX21 and Ux31 Series. The XM21 will contain the SandForce SF-2281 6Gbps …Read More »
Open The Doors For The SSD Driven Ultra Portable!!
Its been some time in the making but manufacturers have opened their doors yesterday to the worlds new lines of ultra portable SSD configured laptops. You may remember our review of The Samsung Series 9 earlier this year where we were able to give you just a hint of what we think will be in store for those hoping to …Read More »
Sandisk Ultra SATA II 240GB SSD Review – Sandisk Returns to The Consumer SSD Arena
To say that Sandisk is an Innovator in solid state drives would be an understatement as we can all thank them for getting the SSD ball rolling. Sandisk was the first company to release their Sandisk U5000 32GB SSD to the public in 2007 and, on August 18, 2007, I was one of the first to publish a SSD review …Read More »