Posts tagged as: TRIM

Angelbird Now Selling Mac SSDs with TRIM Support

Installing an SSD in a MacBook is hard since Apple has disabled TRIM commands for non-OEM drives. Now, you can enable these commands with a software trick for third party SSDS, but now, there is a new solution. Angelbird, an Austrian SSD manufacturer, has announced its SSD wrk for Mac, which according to the company […]

Corsair Launches New Performance Pro SSDs with Self-Tuning

Corsair rolled out a new high-end Performance Pro set of solid-state drives on Thursday to target gamers and serious users that otherwise couldn’t consider SSDs. The new models have a Marvell controller that has its own, internal data garbage collection, not just TRIM support. Adding the self-tuning prevents a slowdown over sustained use even on […]

OCZ Intros Deneva 2, Intrepid mSATA SSDs

OCZ has introduced two mSATA SSDs; Deneva 2 and Intrepid Series, for OEM clients. The Deneva 2 and Intrepid are designed for slim servers, tablets, dual drive notebooks, and network security devices. The Deneva 2 mSATA series utlilizes MLC NAND Flash memory, a SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface and offers throughput rates with up to 80,000 […]

2011 MacBook Airs Can Now Have 6th Gen SSDs

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the availability of 6Gbps (6G) Mercury Aura Pro Express SSDs for the 2011 model MacBook Airs (older MBAs can still use the third-generation version of the drives). Currently only available in two sizes — 120GB and 240GB — the 6G drives can be more than three times faster than […]

Kingston’s Ships First SSD Drive with SATA 3.0 Interface – HyperX SSD

Kingston is now shipping its first solid-state drives to use the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s interface, the HyperX SSD. The HyperX SSD drives are available in either 120GB and 240GB capacity and use the SandForce SF-2281 controller. Sequential read/write throughput can reach 555MB/s and 510MB/s, respectively. Maximum 4KB random performance is 95,000 IOPS read and 70,000 […]

OCZ Releases Vertex 3 SSDs with SF-2000 Series

Thursday OCZ Technology said that its new line of Vertex 3 SSDs have shipped for the consumer sector, arriving in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities. The company’s enterprise-class Vertex 3 Pro series won’t launch until mid-Q2 2011– otherwise sometime around next month. Vertex 3 takes advantage of the SandForce SF-2200 controller and […]

OCZ Technology’s 6Gbps Vertex-Series SSDs To be Shown at CeBIT

OCZ Technology has introduced two new Vertex-series SSDs claimed to take advantage of 6Gb/s transfer speeds supported by SATA III interfaces. Performance is said to be doubled from the previous generation, with a new SandForce processor that reaches 550MB/s read transfer rates, 500MB/s write rates, and up to 60,000 IOPS. The entire Vertex 3 line […]

New Kingston Pro SSD Auto-Optimizing Drives

Kingston today released the SSDNow V+ 100, a SSD drive with a unique self-optimization feature. The drive has its own, internal “garbage” collection to properly clear out unused storage and optimize the SSD regardless of whether or not the OS supports the TRIM command. The 2.5-inch drives are about 25 percent faster than before and […]

OCZ Releases Onyx 2 SSDs

OCZ has dislpayed its latest solid state drive, the Onyx 2 Series. The 2.5-inch SSDs are said to be priced lower than competing products but still sport SandForce controllers. Their maximum read speeds are rated at 270MBps, while write speeds peak at 265MBps. The Multi-Level Cell drives can be had in either 120GB or 240GB […]

Corsair Releases Reactor and Nova Series of Solid-State Drives

Corsair today announced the addition of the Reactor Series and Nova Series to its family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Both the Nova Series and Reactor Series provide the performance benefits of solid-state technology at an attractive cost per gigabyte. The Reactor Series, including 60GB and 120GB drive capacities, is built using the new JMicron JMF612 […]

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