SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD

"We've all done it. You find yourself at the computer late at night. It's dark out, and maybe the lights are off. You're alone. Inevitably, your mind wanders from the task at hand to a far more carnal desire... for the perfect enthusiast's PC. Some build dream rigs in their heads, while others prefer to fill online shopping carts with their perfect mix of components. Occasionally, I'll consider the sort of world-beating machine I'd assemble if money were no object.

Super Talent Introduces Value SSDs

San Jose, California - April 8, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new value solid state drive (SSD) product line dubbed Super Talent VSSD that brings performance and solid-state technology together at an incredible price.

Active Media Products Inaugurates DOM Lineup

Fremont, California – March 15, 2010 – Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of SSDs and USB drives, today announced a new line of SATA DOM (Disk on Module) drives that deliver substantially faster performance than PATA DOMs in embedded computing applications. They support sequential read and write speeds up to 100MB/sec and 42MB/sec respectively. "We didn't design these as a performance storage solution, yet our SATA DOMs appear to be the fastest DOMs on the market by a long shot.

HighPoint SATA 6Gb/s Series

Milpitas, CA - HighPoint is announcing a performance breakthrough from the HighPoint SATA 6Gb/s series with over 350MB/s throughput on a single 6Gb/s SSD drive. SSD drive technology has transformed computers into high performance machines by dramatically accelerating boot drive speed and application load times. The HighPoint SATA 6Gb/s series delivers the highest performance for a single SSD drive.

SATA 6Gb/s – It’s All About Performance

OCZ intros the $99 32GB Onyx SSD

Taking on Kingston's 30GB SSDNow (which is actually an Intel SSD), OCZ has developed and now announced the Onyx series 32GB solid state drive equipped with the Indilinx Amigos controller. This new and affordable 2.5-inch SSD features MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, TRIM support, a MTBF of 1.5 million hours and maximum read and write speeds of 125 MB/s and 70 MB/s, respectively.



WD Launches SLC-based SSD

This SSD has the SLC for your serious needs.

In addition to Western Digitals launch of its consumer-oriented SiliconEdge Blue SSDs, the storage company yesterday also announced the solid-state solution for industrial uses.

WD calls it the SiliconDrive N1x, a 2.5-inch SSD that uses single-level cell (SLC) memory.

Corsair Launches Force Series SSDs

Hannover, Germany, March 4, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Force Series of SSDs, providing outstanding SATA II performance based on innovative SSD Processor technology from SandForce Inc.

By utilizing the state-of-the-art SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor combined with MLC flash memory, the Corsair Force Series of solid-state drives deliver outstanding performance figures of up to 280MB/sec read and 260MB/sec write. In addition, these drives feature class-leading random read/write performance.

WD releases its first consumer SSD

Western Digital today announced that it has started shipping its first solid state drive (SSD) aimed at consumers. The new 2.5-inch SiliconEdge Blue SSD comes in capacities of up to 256GB and features a native serial ATA 3.0 gigabits per second interface with read speeds up to 250MB/sec and write transfer rates up to 170 MB/sec. The multi-level cell (MLC)-based SiliconEdge Blue SSD features advanced wear-leveling firmware which evenly distributes data on the drive to help increase drive longevity.

Indilinx Barefoot Firmware Testing

"When we first tested the RunCore Pro IV solid state drives we had no idea that the Indilinx Barefoot firmware would be updated more often than your typical motherboards BIOS. Some people may be a little disheartened by this since it can be a pain to update firmware every couple of months, but for the most part enthusiasts welcome the additional features and with them performance advantages that come from the latest in technological achievements.

When it comes to firmware updates for solid state drives, the company that manufactured your drive DOES MATTER!

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