OCZ’s Vertex line of solid state drives have been around for a while and we have reviewed many different Vertex drives over the past few years. If you remember back in 2011 OCZ acquired Indilinx and with the acquisition they were able to create an SSD controller completely in-house. The controller was the Barefoot 3 and it was featured on OCZ’s Vector solid state drive that we reviewed earlier this year. Well OCZ is back with a new drive in their Vertex 450. It will feature the same Barefoot 3 controller, and new 20nm MLC NAND instead of the 25nm that was being used on the Vector. Today we are taking a look at the 128GB version of the Vertex 450 that features sequential read and write speeds of 525 MB/s and 290 MB/s respectively. Not only that OCZ has sent us two drives so we can show you just how fast these drives are when put in a RAID array together. Read on as we take a look…
We already know that Intel will be launching its Ivy Bridge-E HEDT platform on September 11, 2013 and now it is all set to Showcase SSD Overclocking at IDF13 San Francisco. Now this might sound weird as SSD overclocking is not something very common. Intel will talk about this new SSD overclocking feature next month and details will be provided on how to overclock the SSD.
Corsair has announced a new solid state drive to their Force series of drives. The drive is called the Force LS and while the Force 3, Force GT and Force GS are powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2200 controller, the Force LS Series uses a Phison controller.
According to the press release, Avant Technology has shipped its 1 Terabyte (1 TB) and 2 Terabyte (2 TB) Enterprise class Solid State Drives, successfully doubling the capacity of the largest SSDs available up till now. These 1 TB and 2 TB drives actually combine the capacity of a Hard Disk Drive with the performance of an SSD to produce the exceptional 2.5″ drive.
sTec, Inc. today broadcasted that it has extended its s800 family of Serial Attached Storage (SAS) solid-state drives (SSDs) with the opening of the industry’s first generally available Micro SAS SSDs.
ASUS ROG has officially launched their RAIDR Express PCI Express-based solid state drive. We first talked about the RAIDR back in April and now it is here! It is the first PCI Express-based solid state drive with a DuoMode feature which allows it to work with legacy or modern UEFI BIOS. ASUS has aimed the RAIDR Express at hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts who want a faster and more reliable experience.
At the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit held at the Westin Chosun Seoul the company celebrated the launch of its latest solid state drive the Samsung SSD 840 EVO. The drive was announced with the theme “SSDs for everyone”. Not only was the drive launched at the summit, but Samsung also explored the future of the global SSD market, which is quickly replacing the HDD market.
The world’s leading expert in the development and manufacturing of flash and superior NAND flash memory, BIWIN has introduced a new business-level SSD that is just perfect for the digital signage market called the Half Slim H6201. As we know for a fact that the field of digital signage is consistently on a verge of growing and that a lot of digital applications are emerging. We find that it is highly important that the components are durable, reliable, efficient and low on maintenance cost to be capable of withstanding harsh public and outdoor environment.
Samsung has just announced today that it has begun the mass production of its first PCI Express SSD build specifically for next generation Ultra Slim notebook PCs. Courtesy of Samsung XP941, which has provided the highest performance PCI SSD to global PC makers and to the Ultra Slim Notebook PCs this year. Samsung wants to play a vital role in delivering the most advanced PCI SSD with high density and performance to directly become a helping hand to provide an extremely healthy computing environment to consumers.
Mushkin has announced the launch of their new Scorpion Deluxe PCI Express solid state drive. Mushkin says the Scorpion “was conceived to offer multimedia designers maximum performance and a scalable 4-way format.” The PCI Express solid state drive will be one of the fastest ones available at launch!
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