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Intel Launches 525 Series mSATA SSDs

by: admin January 30, 2013

Intel continues to expand its line of consumer SSDs with a SATA 6 Gb/s mSATA model. It’s intended for thin and light laptops (Ultrabooks) and other systems with space constraints.

Intel 330 SSD Raid 0 Review (2x180GB)

by: admin January 9, 2013

While the next SATA standard, SATA Express, is on the horizon, it is not ready for prime time just yet. Meanwhile, the SATA 6 GBps interface is largely saturated by most high-end SSDs today, so your options if you want greater speeds are either a PCIe drive or hooking up two or more drives with […]

OCZ Launches New RevoDrive 3 (X2)

by: admin July 15, 2011

OCZ has launched its latest PCIe solid state drives for the enthusiast consumer market, the RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 X2, along with promises of exceptional performance. The new lineup is based on the latest SandForce controllers (SandForce-2281)–two or four of them working in an internal RAID 0 configuration to boost performance. TRIM support is […]

ADATA Releases S511 SandForce Drive

by: admin June 15, 2011

For quite some time, OCZ had the advantage of being the only manufacturer with SSDs powered by the latest SD-2200 series controllers from SandForce. Now the competition is (finally) starting to breathe down their necks with SandForce-based drives of their own–something that will hopefully lead to more healthy competition on the market and prices adjusted […]

OCZ Acquires Indilinx

by: admin March 15, 2011

OCZ recently decided to drop out of the RAM market to go “all-in” with their solid state drive venture. It seemed like a wise desicion, since the company has been making a killing with their SSDs lately. The latest news is that they are aiming for complete control of the manufaturing process by buying the […]

Sandforce SF-2200 and SF-2100 Break New Performance Barriers

by: admin February 25, 2011

SandForce has taken a leading role in the field of SSD controllers and appears to extend it with the company’s new SF-2200 and SF-2100 processors. Out of these two the SF-2200 is particularly impressive, offering 500MB/s read AND write speeds over SATA 3, as well as 60,000 IOPS in 4K random reads. These chips will […]

Corsair Force F120 Review

by: admin December 12, 2010

SSDs based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller are practically dominating the market right now – and for good reason. SandForce drives are about as reliable as MLC drives get and outperform both Intel and Indilinx-based drives in most situations. They also come with TRIM support, which helps keep the drives fast and healthy by wiping […]

OCZ Launches New RevoDrive X2 (PCI-Express SSD)

by: admin October 28, 2010

The RevoDrive X2 is now officially launched. I’ll shorten down the press release to the most important info: RevoDrive X2: Max Read: 740MB/s Max Write: 730MB/s 120,000 IOPS Four SandForce-1200 controllers + ‘onboard RAID 0’ PCI-Express X4 interface 100GB to 960GB capacities Details worth noting: Compared to the current generation of the RevoDrive, the read […]

SandForce SF-2000 Promises 500MBps over SATA 3.0

by: admin October 17, 2010

SandForce is quite possibly the brightest star in the SSD galaxy at the moment – represented on the market by exceptionally popular drives such as the Vertex 2 from OCZ and Corsair F120. But until now drives with the SandForce controller have been restricted to the SATA 2 interface, which has its limits. Some drives […]

OCZ Vertex 2 Review

by: admin July 26, 2010

Today we’ll have a look at OCZ’s Vertex 2 SSD. As the ‘2’ in the name implies it is of course a follow-up to the original Vertex, which was developed to tackle Intel’s then-new (but still very popular) X25-M drives. This time around, OCZ has teamed up with SandForce–a relatively new name in SSD technology […]