SSD for Portable Operating System

A SSD for a portable device of any kind seems like overkill, but with USB 3 having a SSD for portable Operating System makes sense, because it's fast and secure depending on your situation. ICY DOCK has a new aluminum USB 2.5" SSD/HDD enclosure to fit the bill. They've written an article, which they asked us to share with you.



Icy Dock MB994SP-4S Quad Bay 2.5" Rack

Introducing the Icy Dock MB994SP-4S Quad Bay 2.5" SATA/SAS Mobile Rack for use in a single 5.25" device bay. This product is constructed of heavy duty metal to hold up in the toughest of conditions. It includes ventilation slots on the front, back, top and bottom for maximum airflow to keep both SATA and SAS drives running cool, and an LED is placed on the front of each drive tray to give the user drive status at all times.

Super Talent Introduces UltraDrive MX

San Jose, California - July 26, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new "UltraDrive MX SSD". The UltraDrive MX features a new dual-interface for both SATA II and mini-USB connections. The new dual-interface enables this SSD to offer a new level of flexibility and consumer convenience by enabling the customer to use this drive as either an internal SSD or an external SSD.

Why Solid State Drives Won't Replace Spinning Disk

" It wasn't that long ago that solid state drives (SSDs) were DRAM-based and cost a fortune. Then the proliferation of mobile devices requiring shock and vibration profiles that exceeded hard drives created a huge market for flash. Prices dropped, and with more money available for R&D, the density increased dramatically.

Corsair rolls out new Force SSDs

With 40, 80 and 160GB models

Corsair has expanded its Force series of solid state drives based on the Sandforce SF-1200 controller with three new models. All three new models are quite similar to the previously released Force series SSDs except for their lower capacity.

The new SSDs feature same standard 2.5-inch form factor, SATA 3.0Gbps interface, noted SF-1200 controller paired up with MLC NAND flash chips, and TRIM support. All three will feature maximum read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s with 50,000 IOPS on 4K random write IOMeter test.

Today's solid-state drives: The value perspective

"Value comparisons have become a bit of a tradition here at TR. We rolled out our first CPU value article way back in 2007 and followed up with a second look a year later. A quantitative assessment of the value proposition has since become an integral part of our CPU reviews, and we've even considered the value of graphics cards. What can I say? We loves us some scatter plots.

OCZ officially rolls out its RevoDrive

The PCI-Express SSD

Although it was listed for quite a while, OCZ has officially rolled out its high-performance and "affordable" PCI-Express based solid state drive, the RevoDrive. The RevoDrive is based on two Sandforce controllers working in RAID and paired up with MLC NAND flash chips.

Crucial RealSSD C300 Only $149.99

Fremont, CA, and Glasgow, UK, June 23, 2010 — Lexar Media, a leading g

G.Skill extends SSD warranty

Taipei, Taiwan - 24th June, 2010 - G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, has today announced the warranty extension of the Phoenix and Phoenix Pro SSD series to 3 years.


In order to provide a better service for its customers, G.Skill has extended the warranty to 3 years for all Phoenix series SSD, Including Phoenix and the latest Phoenix Pro drives. For the consumers who have already purchased any G.Skill Phoenix series SSD, G.Skill will also provide 3 years warranty service too.

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