RunCore Pro V 120GB Solid-State Drive Review

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RunCore Pro V 120GB SSD Internals

The RunCore Pro V drive was easy to open with just four Torx screws holding it in place.

RUNCORE PRO V OPENED

The PCB
itself is held in place by the mold of the outer case itself with no screws or
fasteners to hold it down.

RUNCORE PRO V PCB

The PCB is branded prominently with the RunCore name which is something we don’t see very often on SSD’s as many use third party manufacturers.

RUNCORE PRO V NAND

Intel 34nm MLC NAND is populated eight per side with 16 total onboard for a total capacity of 128GB as each is 8GB in density.

RUNCORE PRO V PCB

Flipping it over, we find the SandForce controller near the center, surrounded on three sides by the flash chips. This is pretty much the standard configuration we see for the SandForce drives.

RUNCORE PRO V CONTROLLER

The SandForce SF-1222 (aka SF-1200) controller has been very popular and was the most prevalent controller after the decline of Indilinx drives in 2010. It employs its proprietary DuraClass technology for drive maintenance and on the fly error correction and requires no use of external cache for buffering. It thrives on compressible data due to its real-time data compression which boosts performance as you’ll see on the first benchmark. For that, head to the next page!

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