What SF-1200 based SSD should I buy? I have been asked that question numerous times in recent weeks and to be honest it’s a great question. Rumors were going around that OCZ Technologies had a special firmware revision that uncaps random 4K write performance on their Vertex 2 series, but other companies like Corsair offer Sandforce SF-1200 series controllers in their Force series and do not have the performance cap. To be honest the firmware situation with Sandforce drives is confusing so we went straight to Sandforce to try to get some answers.
USB3.0 is quickly becoming a mainstream feature. Today we have the opportunity to look at an external hard drive enclosure that will take full advantage of USB3.0! The SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 3.5″ External enclosure will keep your hard drive cool and performance hot! Read on to find out more and see how it performs on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 headers!
Seagate today announced the Momentus XT drive that combines SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus XT drive also features Adaptive Memory that learns and optimizes the drive’s performance to each user by moving frequently used information into the flash memory for faster access. Read on to see how this drive performs when we put it to the test!
The Mushkin Callisto SSDs offer read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to an impressive 275MB/s thanks to the use of the Sandforce SF-1200 controller and Intel MLC NAND Flash. This makes the Callisto SSD one of the fastest on the market and we take a look at the 60GB Callisto series SSD with part number MKNSSDCL60GB. Read on to see how it does compared to ten other hard drives and solid-state drives!
OCZ designed the Vertex 2 solid-state drive to surpass the competition when it comes to performance by using the SandForce SF-1200 series controller and the best firmware revisions possible. With native TRIM support and featuring 285MB/s read speeds with 275MB/s write speeds you can say that OCZ is off to a good start. Read on to see how the Vertex 2 performs against nine other drives!
Patriot faces some stiff competition with a number of SSD’s already on the market with performance specifications on par or exceeding that of the Zephyr. Will the JMicron JMF612 controller-based Zephyr SSD series rise above with its combination of price vs. performance? Read on to find out how the Zephyr does against other SSDs from Corsair, Kingston and Patriot!
Corsair’s Nova V128 series SSD isn’t quite the speed demon that their Force series is on paper, but we’ve already seen other SSDs with Indilinx controllers punch out decent benchmark results. Really, it’s likely a matter of how well their firmware performs. We show that and more in our in-depth review.
The specifications Corsair has listed for the Force Series 100GB SSD drive are 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write which is well above the 260MB/s read/write specified by Sandforce. Pretty high expectations are being set by Corsair. We put it through our battery of benchmarks to see if they can deliver.
WD today announced its first new enthusiast-oriented VelociRaptor hard drive (HDD) in nearly two years with the launch of the 450GB and 600GB capacity drives this morning. These new drives not only double the capacity available for this 10,000 RPM enterprise storage drives, but they also introduce support of the SATA 6Gbps interface and increase the drives’ cache from 16MB to 32MB!
Last July, Legit Reviews had a go at Kingston’s first generation SSDNow V Series SSD and awarded it the Legit Reviews Value Award. Just six short months later, the second generation of this entry-level SSD is on our test bench – but will it earn similar honors? The new Kingston SSDNow V Series is said to offer higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality!
Western Digital (WD) today announced its first consumer-oriented solid state drive (SSD) with the new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family. With sequential read speeds up to 250 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write transfer rates up to 170 MB/s could this be your next SSD? Read on to found out what we think when we give it an in-depth performance review!
Toshiba’s HG2 series of SSD’s uses their own multi-channel MLC controller in conjunction with 43nm Toshiba MLC NAND to create a mainstream drive that has a maximum sequential read speed of 230MB/s and 180MB/s write. Read on to see how the Toshiba HG2 compares to other popular drives like the OCZ Vertex, Intel X25-M G2 and Crucial C300!
The TS-459 Pro is a powerful 4-bay network attached storage (NAS) server, which is designed to provide an affordable and easy-to-manage solution with iSCSI support. The QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS also incorporates the next-generation Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz Dual-Core processor and 1GB DDR2 memory for performance that is second to none according to QNAP!
Last month Micron raised the performance bar for SSDs by announcing its RealSSD C300 SSD. Today, the company announced that the drive would be coming to the retail market next month under the Crucial product name. Legit Reviews got to personally see what the retail drive will look like today and even got a demo that we recorded to show you!