OCZ has announced its Talos 6Gbps SATA solid state drive. This enterprise-level drive features OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture technology (VCA), and delivers up to 64,000 4K random I/Os per second.
VR-Zone takes a look at the SSDNow V+100, a solid state drive from Kingston using a Toshiba controller.
Here's a surprise, Gigabyte is going to have more Z68 motherboards and we'll be seeing boards with an mSATA connector on them which will accept mSATA SSDs. Talk about spoiling it on the day of the launch of the much anticipated Z68 motherboards. Well, ok, it's not that big of a deal, but it's a
OCZ has updated its range of solid state drives (SSD) with the Agility 3 and Solid 3. These are targeted at the mainstream and budget markets, and will also use the SandForce SF-2200 controller found in OCZ's top-end Vertex 3.
Information about Intel new SSD 311 Larson Creek 20GB has creeped out last week and now we saw some photos of this SLC based SSD floating around the internet and even got benchmarked. As mentioned, Intel is going to pair this up with their Z68 Express chipset to be launched on May 11th and we have already
If you've ever seen a picture of an opened SSD or the inside of an SD card, you'll have noticed that the NAND Flash chips used are of the TSOP (Thin Small-Outline Package) variety, i.e. an oblong chip with small pins of the short ends. TSOP is a fairly standard packaging for a wide
Patriot Memory, manufacturer of high performance memory modules and flash products, has launched the Torqx 2 series of SSDs. The 2.5" drives, based on a new SSD processor (probably JMicron), feature 3x-nm NAND flash memory, a SATA II interface, TRIM technology support, 128Mb cache, a MTBF of 1,500,000 hours, and deliver data transfer speeds up
If you thought Intel's Larsen Creek was going to the only addition to the 510, 320 and 310 series of SSDs this year, then you'd be dead wrong as the company is preparing to launch a new high-end consumer series of SSDs before the end of the year, a new mSATA series of SSDs,
It appears that Intel will be launching a cost-effective Solid-State Drive 311 Series, codenamed 'Larsen Creek' together with its Z68 Express chipset on May 11, so that consumers can make good use of its Intel Smart Response Technology.
You don't have to worry if you've never heard of innoDisk before, as the company mostly makes solutions for the embedded market rather than the consumer market and as such it's not a company you'd come in contact with regularly. During Composec last week, innoDisk was showing off some of its new storage products,
So far there haven't been all to many third party SATA 6Gbps controllers in the market, although ASMedia, a subsidiary to Asus announced its ASM106x series of SATA 6Gbps controller back in December last year, but it's only now that we're starting to see products based on it. So far the only option has been
If things go as planned for Intel and Micron's joint venture in NAND Flash, we might be seeing a second iteration of SSDs later this year, as the two companies have announced that they're the first NAND Flash manufacturer to create 20nm 8GB MLC NAND Flash memory. It's unclear exactly how significant this additional die
Mach Xtreme Technology has expanded its line-up of flash storage devices with the introduction of the MX-MDS Series SSDs. The compact 1.8" SSDs, based on the powerful SandForce SF1222 processor, feature a micro-SATA interface, MLC flash memory, 30,000 IOPS (Input/ Output Operations Per Second), a MTBF of 1,500,000 hours, and supports data transfer rates up
G.Skill today announces its new Phoenix EVO SSD using SandForce SF-1222 controller and 2xnm NAND flash chips. The Phoenix EVO drive contains 115GB with rated speed of read/write 280/270 MB/sec, and will be available via G.Skill authorized distribution partners in early April.
Intel announced today third-generation SSD the Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series. Based on 25-nm NAND flash memory, the Intel SSD 320 replaces and builds on its high-performing Intel X25-M SATA SSD. The Intel SSD 320 Series comes in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 300GB and 600GB versions. Intel SSD 320 produces up to 39,500 IOPS
Kingston has learned that a small percentage of their SSDNow V100 sold in the past has experienced a technical issue on the firmware. Kingston strongly recommends that a firmware update be applied to all SSDNow V100 drives to prevent possible data loss. The firmware update can be downloaded from www.kingston.com/support/ssdnow/v100_firmware.asp
Apparently, things are going so well over at Intel that they are going to launch their 25nm MLC based 320 Series (Postville Refresh), ahead of schedule, on the 28th of March. Intel 320 series SSD is set to replace the current X25-V and X25-M series at the same price point targeting mainstream consumer, SMB,
OCZ Technologies has announced their acquisition of Indilinx, one of the first companies that made controllers for SSDs - with their Barefoot controller perhaps being the most famous product. OCZ is acquiring Indilinx for US$32 million in OCZ stock, and the latter will stand to own 9.5% of the combined company. Read on for more details.
Transcend has announced the SSD18C3 Portable SSD. Measuring 98.7 x 65.7 x 17.45mm and weighing 70g, the compact portable drive features a "vibration-absorbing and slip-resistant" silicone case, One Touch auto-backup button, a MTBF of 1,000,000 hours, and delivers data transfer speeds up to 260Mb/s via its USB 3.0 interface. The SSD18C3 Portable SSD, backed by
Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturing company G.Skill is displaying its Phoenix II SSD series at Cebit, targeting hardcore enthusiasts.