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Samsung Unleashes New Era of 3-bit V-NAND SSDs

SEOUL, South Korea – December 8, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month. “We are thrilled to be providing users with an improved computing experience through the new 850 EVO SSDs,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of the Branded Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to introduce V-NAND-based SSDs in a variety of form factors, while accelerating the growth of the global SSD market.” While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs. The Samsung 850 EVO series comes in 1TB, 500GB, 25...



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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review

We've seen some very impressive SSDs from Samsung in the recent past, as they've gone to considerable lengths to indeed push those boundaries, offering consumers something very special that can't be found elsewhere with other SSDs: RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you've seen before, promising astonishing performance increases. Buckle up and let's take a closer look at the Samsung EVO 500GB and see just what this SSD can do.



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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge any other portable storage device. The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD uses the same technology many of us now use to achieve quicker boot and application load times, just in a smaller more portable form factor.



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ADATA SP900 256GB SATA M.2 2280 SSD – Review

  Introduction There has been a lot of anticipation for M.2 to be fully released upon the masses. Well folks, we are still waiting. With only a handful of M.2 compatible drives available choices are limited. Apparently, it’s better than having a bunch of motherboards available, but no M.2 devices to choose from (Z97 release day). So now that Intel’s newest flagship platform has shipped we are starting to see more M.2 SSDs on the market. There is still not an abundance of choice or enough to continue the downward push of SSD prices, however we see light at the end of this tech tunnel, even if it’s just a little further than most of us would like. ADATA, a leader in memory technology, sent us one of the two types of M.2 drives available, the SP900 256GB M.2 SSD. Here is a little about ADATA and what they do… then we can move on to learn about M.2.   The World’s Leading Memory Brand Founded in May 2001, ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to providing top-notch memory solutions that enrich the customer’s digital life. The company’s dedication to integrity and professionalism has made ADATA the leading memory brand with the most award-winning product designs. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and premium customer service, ADATA offers complete memory solutions including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives. ADATA understands that professi...



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Transcend SSD370 128GB Review

Today we have the Transcend SSD370 in a 128GB capacity for a closer look. That's not a terribly flashy name for a drive, but we care less about the marketing and more bang for our buck. How about $70 for this SSD, including a rather impressive accessory package? If you're looking for a very affordable speed upgrade for a notebook or HTPC with a slim form factor SSD, the Transcend SSD370 128GB might be just the thing you need.



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Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO SSD, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you've seen before, promising astonishing performance increases. Buckle up and let's take a closer look at the Samsung PRO 256GB and see just what this SSD can do.



ADATA Technology Releases SSD Firmware Update

ADATA Technology Releases SSD Firmware Update Company releases firmware 5.2.5 for SSDs with LSI SandForce controllers Taipei, Taiwan – March 3, 2014 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update for the company’s solid state drives equipped with LSI SandForce 2200 series controllers. This update is applicable to SSD models SX910/SX900/SP900/SP800/S511/S510/S396. The new firmware optimizes TRIM completion behavior and SATA stability, and improves disk recovery in instances of unsafe or improper shutdown. Purchasers who wish to update their SSD firmware should go to: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_content_driver&lan=en, select the corresponding SSD product, and then download the compressed Firmware 5.2.5 file and extract it. Then locate the executable file ADATA_SF_FieldUpdater and run it as administrator. About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative me...



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OCZ Storage Solutions Announces New Vertex 460 SSD Series

Introduction In SAN JOSE, CA on January 22, 2014 OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company announced its new Vertex 460 SATA III SSD Series, which evolved from the 20nm-based Vertex 450. The Vertex 460 uses the company’s proprietary Barefoot 3 (BF3) M10 controller with Toshiba’s 19nm MLC NAND flash memory. This drive offers up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS. It further features sustained 4K random write performance up to 23,000 IOPS. OCZ’s BF3 M10 controller is derived from the original controller that features AES-256 encryption and a power-optimized clock. Vertex 460 SSDs are rated to deliver 20GB of host writes per day for a 3-year warranty and are available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Specifications PERFORMANCE 120GB 240GB 480GB Sequential Reads1 530MB/s 540MB/s 545MB/s Sequential Writes1 420MB/s 525MB/s 525MB/s Random Read Speed (4K, QD32)2 80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 95,000 IOPS Random Write Speed (4K, QD32)2 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS Steady-State Random Write Speed (4K, QD32)3 12,000 IOPS 21,000 IOPS 23,000 IOPS 1. Maximum sequential speeds are determined using ATTO 2. Small file I/O performance is measured using IOmeter 2010 3. Measured with Iometer 2010, 12 hour precondition to SNIA guidelines Please Note: Current performance specs reflect update to latest firmware. PHYSICAL Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 120GB, 240GB, 480GB NAND Component...



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Toshiba Corporation Completes Acquisition of OCZ Technology Group’s Assets and Launches New Subsidiary, OCZ Storage Solutions

Introduction In SAN JOSE, CA un January 21, 2014, the Toshiba Corporation finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, thus making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately it will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions. This acquisition provides Toshiba with OCZ’s enterprise and client SSD businesses and enables the established OCZ brand to continue in full force. OCZ Storage Solutions will leverage Toshiba’s cutting-edge NAND and combine it with the Company’s proprietary controllers, firmware and software to provide both client and enterprise customers with innovative and cost-effective solid-state storage solutions.“The acquisition of OCZ further expands our solid-state storage capabilities and represents Toshiba’s commitment to this high-growth area,” said Mr. Seiichi Mori, Vice President of Toshiba’s Semiconductor and Storage Company and Corporate Vice President of Toshiba. As a Toshiba Group Company, OCZ Storage Solutions will be able to maintain its established worldwide sales channels. The new Company’s headquarters will remain in San Jose, California, with strategic design centers located in Irvine (California), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Abingdon (UK). About Toshiba Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range...



 
 
 
 
 
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In Win 904 Case review

In Win has just released their brand new 904 case today. This full aluminum case features tempered glass sides and a solid frame. This allows for stability by design while giving your PC that high-tech, industrial look that's popular. It also comes with a hidden ODD bay and four USB 3.0 ports. It only supports two internal fans and limited radiator sizes, but that's to be expected to create this work of art. The split design in the back assists in managing your cables at the rear going to your I/O board, completing the package. Will this new case hold up to the In Win name and potentially start a new trend? Read on to find out.



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Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 1 Terabyte mSATA SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it launches 840 EVO mSATA (mini-Serial ATA) Solid State Drive (SSD) line-up, including the industry’s first 1 terabyte (TB) mSATA SSD this month. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which was introduced in July at Samsung SSD Global Summit. The new SSD features the compact mSATA form factor which is approximately a quarter size of a 2.5-inch SSD, and offers the same level of high density and high performance. “With the new mSATA SSD line-up offering up to 1TB of memory and an optimized software tool, we expect that consumers can enjoy high storage volume and performance on ultra-slim notebooks besides desktop PCs,” said Unsoo Kim, senior vice president, memory brand product marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to bring leading-edge SSD products and software solutions with improved quality and reliability, while working on offering higher consumer satisfaction and strengthening competitiveness of our branded memory business.” The new 840 EVO mSATA SSD utilizes Samsung’s advanced 128 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory based on 10 nanometer class* process technology. To form a 1TB version SSD, a total of four flash memory packages are used, each package having 16 layers of 128Gb chips. Based on the advanced memory technology, the 1TB mSATA SSD comes in a thickness of 3.85 millimeters and a weight of 8...



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EDGE diskGO® Portable USB 3.0 SSD

Introduction Durable, fast, and lightweight, the diskGO® Portable USB 3.0 Solid State Drive (SSD) from EDGE Memory offers high-end SSD performance in a convenient, portable USB 3.0 design. SuperSpeed USB 3.0, the fastest USB connection available it is up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.* USB 3.0 and it is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems. SSDs have no moving parts and are faster, more rugged, and more efficient than hard drives. The sleek black aluminum exterior provides additional cooling and durability. A powerful SandForce based SSD drives the diskGO Portable USB 3.0 SSD, providing unparalleled performance. Store HD movies, archive irreplaceable photos, and back up an entire music library with lightning fast speeds. Getting started is easy, you simply connect the Portable SSD to an available USB port of a computer to begin backing up and transferring files. No software to install or setup required. The diskGO Portable USB 3.0 SSD is small in size and USB powered therefore no additional power supply is required. This product is backed by a three-year warranty.   Features   Fast – Superspeed USB 3.0 allows for transfer rates up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 (when connected to a USB 3.0 port). The fastest USB technology available—acheive rapid data transfer rates in a low power, efficient manner. No Moving Parts – SSDs have no moving parts and are faster, more rugged, and more efficient than hard drives. Easy to Use – Simply plug int...



 
 
 
 
 
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OCZ Vector 150 240GB

The latest in the OCZ "enthusiast" classed series is the Vector 150, which stays true to their winning formula of performance, features, and value. So it's no surprise the Barefoot 3 controller still lies at the heart of the SSD, though there have been a few improvements made in terms of longevity and durability. A move to different NAND flash highlights more of the changes. Set to retail for $240 at the price of $1/GB, it crosses into a slightly more mainstream pricing segment, while still looking to offer enthusiast-classed performance. Let's take a closer look at the OCZ Vector 150 240GB and see how the revolution continues.



 
 
 
 
 
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Samsung 840 EVO 750GB

Samsung is bringing a few new features to the table here with the 840 EVO, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something new called RAPID Mode. Sounds simple enough, but the performance increases from RAPID are anything but ordinary. In short, RAPID will move you out of the data transfer slow lane and onto the digital Autobahn like you've never before experienced. Buckle up and let's take a closer look at the Samsung EVO 750GB and see just what this SSD can do.



 
 
 
 
 
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VisionTek GoDrive 7mm 240GB

When looking for an SSD, one option is to choose SandForce-based drive, as these drives offer a strong blend of speed and affordability. There are many on the market, but today we're looking at one from VisionTek that is unique in its low profile for those who need something primarily for a notebook or HTPC: the GoDrive 7mm 240GB. It looks promising, so l et's take a closer look at the VisionTek GoDrive 7mm 240GB SSD and see if it packs a punch for its small size.






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