Notebooks with an SSD are hardly newsworthy these days, but MSI has managed to pull a fast one and made things interesting once again. The company has put what it calls a Super RAID inside its GT70 gaming notebook and it's unlike anything we've seen to date.
We saw an early preview of OCZ's Vertex 4 back at CeBIT, nearly a month ago now and it seems like OCZ has decided that it was time to launch its new SSD series. The interesting part here is the controller used, namely the Indilinx Everest 2 which is something of an in-house solution considering OCZ
Back in February we told you about Intel's upcoming 313 series of SSD's that are set to replace the 311 series for use as hard drive caching. Now the drives have been officially launched, even though it was a very quiet launch, with the drives available in retail as of today and on top of
With the introduction of its new 7-series chipsets – specifically the Z77 and H77 as well as a few mobile variants – Intel will be adding two new technologies in addition to Smart Response. These two new additions will be known as Rapid Start and Smart Connect and the requirements have now been detailed courtesy
Earlier today VR-Zone attended the Intel's Storage Forum 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan and although the company didn't reveal any big news at the event, one message was very clear this year and that is that Intel is investing heavily into storage solutions. At the event Intel talked about everything from entry level "Personal Cloud" devices,
SSD drives undoubtedly are extremely fast, with their speeds being only limited by the bandwidth of the SATA bus interface. However they also remain disproportionately expensive per GB when compared to mechanical drives, forbidding mainstream customers from purchasing large capacity drives. For those who require a fairly large primary drive and want to reap
It was a year ago when OCZ decided to acquire Indilinx, a major designer and manufacturer of SSD drive controllers, revealing the company’s medium-to-long term business plan to focus a large percentage of their operations on the SSD drives market. Today we are going to examine the fruits of that merger by testing and reviewing
Super Talent displayed a new PCI-e based flash storage system at CeBIT that it plans to release to market by the end of April. Dubbed the RAIDDrive upStream, it promises to deliver superior performance to that of conventional SSDs but will cost less than existing PCI-e products from the company.
Last week OCZ announced that it was going to be showing off its Indilinx Everest 2 based Vertex 4 SSD at CeBIT and the company did indeed have a couple of units up and running at the show. What we're not so sure about is the so called industry leading performance that the press release was talking
"What if I have about US$5000 to spend – Could I have a true 8-core/16-thread CPU in a small form factor setup without compromising on storage, thermals or online gaming prowess?" Well, we show that we can!
Cebit might not be the most prominent IT show these days, but it doesn't stop companies from announcing new products at the show and that's just what OCZ has said it will be doing. The company is getting ready to unveil its Vertex 4 series of SSDs based on its new Indilinx Everest 2 SSD
Although Buffalo has a wide range of external storage solutions, an entry into the consumer SSD market space wasn't something we expected from the company. Our expectations didn't stop Buffalo to launch is somewhat poorly named SSD-NS/PM3P in Japan though, although at this point in time it's not clear if it'll be available elsewhere.
The Japanese market has become the first to learn of two new Agility 3 series solid state drives on the horizon – a 180GB and 360GB model. Looking at the Agility 3 product page on OCZ's website confirms the two additional variants with their respective part numbers listed.
With the shortage of mechanical disks and the constant price reductions of flash memory, 2012 turned into the year of Solid State Drive war. One of the major contestants in this war is definitely OCZ and one of their greatest weapons is the 3rd generation of their Agility series drives. The company ranks the Agility
Adata Technology announced today the launch of a brand new lineup of expanded capacity solid state drives. The new SSD range includes the XPG SX900, the Premier Pro SP900, and the Premier SP800, all of which use new optimized firmware to utilize greater storage capacity of the NAND Flash components. All of the drives being
Mach Xtreme Technology Inc. released today an improved MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series 2.5” SSD for mainstream users, aiming to satisfy those willing to migrate to SSD technology but want to do so from an affordable price point. The new MX-STARTER PREMIUM Series of SSDs is the latest addition to the Mach Xtreme lineup of solid state
It's still debatable as to how many consumers have taken advantage of SSD caching in their systems, but Intel is about to replace its Larson Creek series of SSDs – more commonly known as the 311 series – with a range of new models in time for its Ivy Bridge processors. The new models has
The Taiwanese company Silicon Power has just announced the launch of their newest SSD Extreme E25 drives. The 2.5" drives feature TRIM support, built in ECC and a maximum read speed of 278MB/s.
Not only has SanDisk announced a pair of new SSD families, one targeting consumers and one targeting OEM's, but the company has also splashed out and bought a company called FlashSoft that makes enterprise level SSD caching software, as well as teaming up with Diskeeper to further help improve SSD performance. If anyone thought that
VIA has teamed up with a company called Tensilica to license its Xtensa dataplane processors – or DPUs as the company calls them – to create its own SSD controller. Tensilica is a company that develops IP for customizable RISC cores – much like an FPGA in some ways – as well as a wide