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…
The Brinell design company has introduced its super slim SSD and is becoming quite a hit already. The Drive SSD makes use of the latest storage technologies, incorporating the avant-garde style. The drive not only uses high end and distinctive materials, but it also makes the maximum use of the most productive technologies which have enhanced the functioning of the device and has made it capable of offering the fastest transfer rates.
The new line of the storage products by Plextor was revealed at the IFA in Berlin earlier this week namely the M6 SSD prototype and the M.2 form factor SSDs. The M6 SSD prototype is the sixth generation of the M series, its predecessor being the last M5 series. This incorporates the use the of the A19 Toggle NAND flash by Toshiba which is the speediest version of an MLC in the market at the moment.
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.
Virtium today launched its DecaStor line of solid state drives (SSDs). Designed in way to help embedded systems OEMs rely on a ready supply of SSDs in hard-to-find capacities, Virtium DecaStor 2.5 and 1.8-inch SSDs are considered to be the perfect storage solutions for applications designed around 80, 160 and 300 gigabyte (GB) capacity points. DecaStor SSDs also offers 10-channel controllers, which provide compatible transfer speeds for a huge variety of networking, industrial, in-flight entertainment, PoS terminals, gaming equipment and mobile monitoring systems.
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.
Intel has formally announced their latest SSD 530 series targeted towards those consumers and client who expect high-performance from their systems. The SSD 530 series is designed for the next generation of Ultrabook PCs along with traditional desktops and laptop setups.
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.
It has been reported by VR-Zone that Intel is preparing their new line of SSD 530 Series solid state drives that will feature the latest M.2 interface with NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor). This line will succeed Intel’s SSD 520 and SSD 525 series. According to the leaked roadmap the series should have debuted back in June, but it has been postponed till next week.
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