ADATA’s current lineup of 2.5-inch solid state drives are 9.5mm thick. While this does conform to the standard many new devices like slim laptops and ultrabooks require drives to be only 7mm thick. ADATA has now reduced the size of their 2.5-inch solid state drive lineup to 7mm. This way you can use ADATA drives in these devices. These new 7mm drives will ship with plastic holders so they can still be placed in 9.5mm slots.
Plextor is showing an unnamed line of consumer solid state drives that feature 19nm triple layer cell (TLC) NAND flash memory at CeBIT. They were showing three different capacity drives, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The drives feature 256MB, 512MB and 768MB of DRAM cache respectively. All three drives are in a 2.5-inch form factor and have a SATA 6GB/s interface. They are powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 processor.
Out of all the products we reviewed in 2011 some of my favorite were Solid State Drives. So many companies have pushed the envelope when it comes to transfer speeds we were very impressed with almost all of the solid state drives we reviewed in 2011. There were a few drives that really stood out to us and that is what you will find on this list. Keep in mind that this list is comprised of drives that we have reviewed only. Read on to see what our favorite solid state drives of 2011 were!
FREMONT, California — May 16th, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Force Series™ 3 family of solid-state drives.
The newly announced Force Series 3 models take advantage of the new SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3) interface to deliver impressive speed at an attractive price. The Force Series 3 features the highest performance version of the latest-generation SandForce SF-2281 SSD Processor with out-of-box read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively, and an impressive 85000K IOPS for measurably faster system response, boot times and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives. All Force Series 3 models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include an easy-to-use 3.5” adapter to allow owners of both desktop and notebook PCs to enjoy the cool, quiet operation and enhanced system performance made possible by replacing their traditional mechanical hard drive with an SSD.
Crucial has one of the best Black Friday deals we have seen so far! They are offering their M225 Solid State Drive (see our review) for $1/GB while supplies last! The $1/GB price is the sweet spot we have been looking for. Here is what Crucial says about the offer…
The time is right for an SSD. Right now, you’ll pay only $1 per GB on refurbished Crucial M225 products. Solid-State technology is an ideal alternative for netbook and notebook storage. No moving parts provides for quieter, cooler, and more durable solutions to traditional hard disk drives. And at $1 per GB on our refurbished models, there’s no reason to wait! Offer good while supplies last. Offer starts Nov. 26 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time and ends Nov. 30 2010.
256 GB for $256 | 128 GB for $128 | 64GB for $64 – Get your SSD now!
If you miss out on a refurbished SSD don’t worry – you can still save big at Crucial.com! In addition to the refurbished SSD deal, we’re also offering 10% off all of our regular Crucial DRAM and SSD products. Get your upgrade now, to make sure your computer is ready for the holidays. Don’t delay: this offer lasts Friday Nov. 26 through Monday Nov. 29 only.
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