Kingston’s latest solid state drive, the SSDNow V+, packs in Samsung’s newest SSD controller and a generous amount of cache. Can this new entrant outshine established players?
OCZ today unveiled the Z-Drive, a PCIe based bootable SSD for high performance and reliability enterprise solutions. With 8 PCI-E lanes and an internal four-way RAID 0 configuration, the Z-Drive is available in MLC and SLC models referred to consecutively as p84 and e84 in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.
OCZ today unveiled the OCZ Agility EX Series featuring speeds, up to 255MB/s read and 195MB/s write speeds, 64MB of onboard cache, and performance optimization to keep the drives at peak performance. OCZ will initially release the Agility EX in a 60(64)GB solution with an MSRP of $399 and a 3-year warranty.
Corsair adds a 256GB addition to its high-performance Extreme Series SSD family built using the Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory. It offers read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s. It also features 64MB of cache memory.
Elecom Japan announced their recent innovation in SSD – nanoSSD. Small and handy, the SSD sits right on your SATA port of your motherboard. Yup, just plug-it-in and you are all ready to boot up your board. Of course, doing so will block other ports right beside it.
How do the many solid state drives in the market stack up? We ran some benchmarks, and here are the results…
Kingston unveils the SSDNow V+ with a sequential read speed of up to 220MB/sec and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec. The V+ is currently available in the United States in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities; the 64GB drive is available worldwide with increased capacities to come.
(PC Impress) Intel’s latest 34mm SSD was found to have a problem. According to source, the failure results after setting the system BIOS drive password and changing it, SSD that will be unusable thereafter
OCZ today released the latest addition to their Vertex SSD series, the Vertex Turbo Edition with higher host clock-speed and the SDR DRAM Cache @ 180MHz versus 166MHz on the original series. Available in capacities of 30GB (32), 60GB (64), 120GB (128), and 250GB (256) and backed with 3 Year Warranty.
OCZ released the Agility SATA II 2.5” SSD Series for mainstream users including professionals, students, gamers, and enthusiasts on a budget. The Agility Series has an efficient controller design reaching a speed of 230MB/sec read and 135MB/sec write speeds, along with 64MB of cache.
Kingston has announced the release of a series of affordable SSDs in capacities of 64GB and 12GB for the mass market over at Computex Taipei last week. This is Kingston’s first in-road in making their own SSDs apart from the SSD co-branding they are having with Intel. Right now, Kingston will be having 3 products line-up; the SSDNow E and M Series
Seems like Fatal1ty has teamed up with Fusion-io to launch a consumer-level PCI Express SSD card. The ioXtreme is a 80GB SSD on PCI Express interface.
SSD is definitely the focus for OCZ this year at Computex 2009 where they have unleashed a slew from SSDs from budget to high end. Today, OCZ unveils the “Colossus” one terabyte SSD prototype housed in a 3.5” form factor. This drive is made up of two MLC based SSDs in RAID 0 array using a JMicron RAID
The annual Computex is back again, and this time not losing any flavor to the previous Computex. Join us as we bring to you day to day updates on the latest happenings in Computex 2009. More updates coming soon!
OCZ today released the Summit Series 2.5” SSDs featuring speeds up to 220MB/s read and 200MB/s write, along with 128MB of onboard cache for faster data access. Currently available in capacities of 60GB(64), 120GB (128), and 250GB(256).
We have seen the likes of Fusion-io, the race just got interesting with the introduction of DDRdrive X1, which places 4GB DRAM and 4GB NAND in parallel on a full height PCIe card. Sounds lovely isn’t it? Wait till you hear the price
(Engadget) It is definitely interesting and often, amusing nowadays to see the “World First” phrase being commonly used. Now we have another world-first – SSD based CD Ripping NAS.
(CFD Japan) Word has came from CFD Japan with their latest lineup of MLC SSDs, sizes range from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Known as the Interceptor, lets see what CFD have to offer in their latest lineup
Intel plans to cut the prices of their SSDs ranging from $50 to $100 this coming Monday on the 26th of April. This is their second price cut on SSDs just two months after they conducted their first price cut in early February. Intel 80GB X18-M and X25-M will see their prices dropped from $385 to $335 while 160GB versions
OCZ today unveiled Vertex EX 2.5” SSDs available in capacities of 60GB and 120GB for server environments and enterprise applications. These next-generation drives comes with 64MB onboard cache and feature speeds up to a 260MB/s read, 210MB/s write and 100MB/s sustained write.