Items tagged with Solid State Drives

What do you do when you have a need for speed? You could tattoo "Top Gun" on your biceps or buy a motorcycle, but neither of those will help your boot times or increase overall system performance. Corsair's newly unveiled Force Series GS solid state drives (SSDs) might, however, as they offer the fastest performance to date in Corsair's SandForce-based lineup. Corsair's newest drives pair SandForce SF-2200 series chipsets with toggle NAND flash memory to boost random write performance up to a zippy 90,000 IOPs. There are four capacities available, including: 180GB: 555MB/s read, 525MB/s write 240GB:... Read more...
Kingston just sent us word that it's launching its next generation SSDNow V+ solid state drives (SSDs), the SSDNow V+100 series. These next generation drives sport a garbage collection scheme that's not OS dependent, as well as an improved controller offering up to 25 percent better performance than the original SSDNow V series, Kingston says. "Kingston SSDNow drives have been extremely well received in the worldwide IT marketplace. Our customers have told us that they need an SSD solution that ideally sits both price- and capacity-wise between the 64GB and 128GB drives," said Ariel Perez, SSD... Read more...
OCZ Technology Continues to Drive Solid-State Drive Prices Down With the Launch of Onyx 2 New OCZ SATA II SSD Delivers the Price to Performance Ratio Mainstream Consumers Demand SAN JOSE, CA - September 27, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, has unveiled the OCZ Onyx 2 Series, a 2.5 inch SSD with superior affordability designed for mainstream desktops and mobile systems. Offering a faster and more durable alternative to traditional hard drives in a cost-efficient solution,... Read more...
There's little arguing the fact that SSDs have already carved out a niche in today's computing world, but by and large, traditional hard drives still rule the roost. Prohibitive prices, small capacity options and limited availability have all worked to keep solid state drives from breaking into the mainstream, but a recent writeup over at Micron's Advanced Storage Blog suggests that all of that could change if the right conditions exist.As it stands, SSDs are generally sold only to consumers willing to pay a lofty premium for performance or in enterprise devices that require atypically high reliability.... Read more...
Regardless of whether you're looking for a portable SSD or HDD, Transcend has you covered. The company has recently introduced a 1.8-inch eSATA / USB 2.0 solid state drive along with a 2.5-inch USB 2.0 hard drive. Both units are completely bus powered and function just fine with Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.As for the former (SSD18M), it features NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, thus it's the one to choose if you need protection from vibration and shock. Also, the high-speed eSATA interface provides a maximum read speed of 90MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s, and the 3.14- x 1.96-... Read more...
Although there is no mention that the product even exists on Corsair's own Website, U.K.-based online retailer, Scan, purports to now be selling a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) from Corsair. As a matter of fact, Corsair's site makes no mention that the company has even entered into the SSD market; albeit, such a move is a logical choice for a memory manufacturer, as other memory makers, such as Crucial, Kingston, and OCZ, have already made the plunge into SSDs. This new mystery drive is listed on Scan as the "CMFSSD-128GBG1D." The drive is a 2.5-inch, SATA-II-based SSD with a stated maximum sequential... Read more...
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are very quickly becoming a very popular alternative to traditional, platter-based hard drives. Not only can SSDs read and write data quicker overall, but since they have no moving parts, they can withstand a lot more abuse than traditional hard drives. SSDs are still relatively expensive and available storage capacity limits still pale in comparison to today's traditional hard drive options; but as the technology matures, prices are steadily coming down, and storage capacities are going up. If not for one significant potential flaw, SSDs might appear to be the perfect... Read more...
Dell is joining the growing list of companies that are now offering Solid State Drives (SSDs).  Though this particular drive is a customer installable PATA drive, it's still a SSD.  At press time Dell doesn't seem to have added this to their notebook configuration tool, but we'll keep an eye out for you.  One would think it'd be just a matter of time. What gets your spindle spinning about storage?  Size?  Speed?  Low power usage?  Let us know by adding your own comments.... Read more...