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Green-House unveils three USB 3.0 External SSD Drives in Japan

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Green-House has a trio of new external SSDs arriving by the end of the month. Arriving in Japan anyway. These drives come in three sizes, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and you can expect USB 3.0 connectivity along with a 220MB/s read speed and 180MB/s write speed.

Those of you with USB 3.0 ports will feel the need for speed as you transfer files much faster. They cost the equivalent of $339, $503 and $997. Speed kills…the wallet.

OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

The Mercury Electra 6G SSDs come in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes. These 2.5-inch SSDs feature 2xnm MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, TRIM and NCQ support and they will deliver read and write speeds of up to 556MB/s and 523MB/s.

If you like what you see the 120GB, 240GB and 480GB models are priced at $229.99, $479.99 and $929.99, depending on what size you need.

Verbatim Intros New Line Of 2.5-Inch SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Verbatim has just announced a new line of SSDs for the folks in the European market. They come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes. The 2.5-inch SSDs feature a durable aluminum casing to keep it safe.

Other features include a SATA II 3.0 Gbps interface and they will deliver read and write speeds of up to 250MB/s and 220MB/s. The 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models will cost you 129 Euro ($185), 238 Euro ($342) and 470 Euro ($675).

Kingmax Unveils New Line Of 2.5-Inch SATA III SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Check out the new line of 2.5-inch SATA III SSDs from Kingmax Technology. These can be had in four different storage capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB and are equipped with an impact-resistant metal shell, a SATA III 6.0 Gbps interface, NCQ and TRIM support and a MTBF of 1.2 million hours. These SSDs mean business.

They offer read/write speeds of up to 415/95 MB/s (for the 64GB model), 415/175 MB/s (for the 128GB model), 415/260 MB/s (for the 256GB model) and 415/260 MB/s (for the 512GB model). Nothing yet on pricing though.

Intel SSD 510 Series with 6Gbps SATA interface, 500MBps transfer speeds

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

The previous generation of SSDs, at around 280MBps read speeds, are pretty sweet, but now Intel is announcing its new 510 Series SSDs, which up the ante. The Marvell-controlled flash storage drives will zip data around at a rate of 500MB per second and boast write speeds of 315MBps.

The 510 SSDs feature a 6Gbps SATA interface, which ups the performance greatly. Bulk prices for the 250GB SSD 510 will cost you $584, while the slower (450MBps read, 210MBps write) 120GB model will cost you $284.

LaCie FastKey USB 3.0 SSD Drive

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

LaCie has introduced the FastKey, the company’s smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive. The device combines three technologies in one: SSD, USB 3.0 and DRAM cache. This helps it to deliver speeds of up to 260MB/s, so you can transfer 1000 MP3 or 5 DIVX files in less than 60 seconds flat.

The LaCie FastKey also supports AES 256-bit encryption. Expect the LaCie FastKey to be available in 30GB ($149.99), 60GB ($249.99) and 120GB ($474.99) capacities.

Zalman S-Series and N-Series 2.5-inch SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2010

Zalman has released two lines of SATA SSDs in the 2.5-inch market. There’s the value-oriented S-series and the performance-oriented N-series, which are currently available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. The Zalman S-series SSDs use a JMicron controller for up to 260MB/s of read speeds and up to 60MB/s write speeds for the 32GB model, 120MB/s write speeds for the 64GB model, and 210MB/s write speeds for the 128GB model. These are priced at $99, $149, and $249, respectively.

The Zalman N-series SSDs use the SandForce SF-12xx controller for up to 280MB/s read speeds and 270MB/s write speeds. The 64GB model is priced at $169, while the 128GB model sells for $289.

Patriot Memory unveils Torqx TRB SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Patriot Memory has just expanded its line of SSDs with some new SSDs in the Torqx TRB line. These new SSDs both use controllers from JMicron. The 64GB Torqx SSD uses the new JM616 controller and will deliver up to 260MB/s read speed and 115MB/s write speeds. The 32GB Torqx SSD uses the JM612 controller and delivers up to 145MB/s read and 60MB/s write speed.

Both SSDs have a 3-year warranty and use the SATA interface and support TRIM and RAID. There’s also a 64MB cache and they need just 0.5W of power at standby and 5.3W when in use.

Elecom Nano SSD

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on September 12th, 2010

Elecom’s Nano SSD is a mini Solid State Drive hardisk that can be installed directly on your computer’s motherboard so that it’s out of your way. It measures just 25mm x 6.5mm x 39mm and supports Serial ATA Revision 2.6 specifications and delivers a high speed data transfer.

It’s priced at 13,900 Yen or about $165. You can get the Elecom Nano SSD in 8GB and 16GB storage capacities.

ADATA S596 Turbo Series SSD

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2010

ADATA has a new solid state drive. The latest is in the form of the S596 Turbo Series. It’s based on the JMicron JMF616 controller and supports SATA II and mini-USB dual interfaces for more convenience and flexibility. This SSD drive can be used as external portable storage or as an installed disk in your laptop. That’s what they mean by flexible and convenient.

The ADATA S596 Turbo Series has a read speed up to 260MB/s and a write speed up to 210MB/s. You can get the S596 Turbo Series in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacities.

Super Talent Offers ShuttleCraft SSD

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

SuperTalent has a long line of SSDs for all manner of uses and needs. The company has SSDs for consumers, businesses, and enterprise use along with all sorts of other flash-based storage devices.

SuperTalent has announced its latest SSD for enterprise called the ShuttleCraft SAS SSD. The new SSD attaches to a SCSI SAS interface and will come in M and S series drives. The S series use SLC NAND and will come in 60GB and 120GB capacities.

SuperTalent TeraDrive CT SSD debuts

Posted in SSD by Shane McGlaun on June 15th, 2010

SuperTalent has a full line of SSD offerings along with lots of other storage products using flash. The company has added a new SSD to its TeraDrive family called the TeraDrive CT. The drive uses SATA 3Gbps connectivity and is aimed at desktops and notebooks.

The SSD supports garbage collection and TRIM command in Windows and promises 285MB/s read speed and 275MB/s writes. The SSD uses the SandForce 1222 SSD processor and features wear leveling.

OCZ adds new Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX SSDs to lineup

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on June 11th, 2010

OCZ has been selling a couple versions of its Vertex SSDs for a while now. The last one we talked about was the Vertex 2 with up to 480GB of storage. Two more Vertex 2 drives have been added to the family including a Vertex 2 Pro and a Vertex 2 EX model.

The EX and the Pro have the same performance capability with write speed up to 285MB/sec and read speed up to 275MB/sec. However, on the inside the two use different types of NAND flash.

OCZ adds 400GB and 480GB Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs to line

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on May 24th, 2010

OCZ unveiled its new line of Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs a while back. There was also a limited edition of the Vertex SSD with better performance.

OCZ has now announced that it is adding a couple higher capacity versions to the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 lines. The two lines will not come in versions that have 400Gb or 480Gb of storage.

Patriot launches Inferno SSD with SandForce controller

Posted in SSD by Shane McGlaun on May 14th, 2010

Patriot is a big name in the enthusiast world for computer memory. The company also has other hardware as well and has announced a new SSD called the Inferno that uses the SandForce controller.

The Inferno SSD will be offered in 100GB and 200GB capacities and uses specially screened MLC NAND flash for speed. The drive promises blazing fast read and write performance.