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Intel introduces mSATA SSD 525 Series for Ultrabooks

Intel has announced a new mSATA solid-state drive designed for Ultrabooks and low-power embedded applications. The SSD 525 Series is essentially an mSATA version of the 2.5-inch 520 SSD Series, and as such it’s also the company’s first drive in this…

Cyber Monday deals: 180GB Intel 520 SSD $130, 50" HDTV $430

Best Buy offers the Intel 520 Series 180GB SSD for $129.99 with free shipping ($0.72/GB). That's $60 under a July deal and the lowest total price we could find now by $59. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of 520MB/s...

MSI to use SandForce controller in upcoming solid state drive

Another month, another new entrant into the world of solid state drive storage. Last month Hynix launched their first 2.5-inch solid state drives to the general public and Seagate suggested they would be announcing a consumer grade drive in the…

Super Talent launches TeraNova line of solid state drives

Super Talent has announced their fastest 2.5-inch solid state drive to date. The SATA3 TeraNova line uses a SandForce 2200 processor with optimized firmware to create what they call a blistering fast SSD available in multiple capacities.

SandForce demos SSDs running next generation NAND flash

Last week Toshiba announced the world’s first solid state drives to use 19nm MLC NAND flash, the THNSNF series. Toshiba’s press release detailed multiple features and specifications, save for which controller was used. Fortunately the 19nm Toggle MLC NAND flash…

Kingston HyperX 3K and SSDNow V+200 Review

After the success of the SF-1200 controller, virtually every SSD maker was eager to climb aboard the SandForce express. That bandwagon continued trucking through last year, as the second-gen SF-2200 powered many of 2011's noteworthy flash drives.

It's unclear when SandForce's next controllers will arrive, but in the meantime, Kingston has released a pair of new SF-2281-based drives said to emphasize speed and affordability: the HyperX 3K and the SSDNow V+200. The former is aimed at enthusuasts and uses synchronous memory, while the latter is intended for businesses but uses cheaper asynchronous memory.

Intel turns to SandForce: SSD 520 Series Review

Since the days of the original X25-M SSD, Intel solid state storage products have been characterized for being the most stable and reliable around. With the company now willing to use the SandForce SF-2281, it proves that the controller has reached a certain desired level of maturity.

Intel has adopted the SandForce SF-2281 controller however they have co-defined and validated the firmware for an Intel unique implementation. In other words, the SSD 520 Series drives will differ to similar products in terms of performance and reliability in spite of using the same controller. Read on to learn more about Intel's new premium consumer SSD.

OCZ reveals Indilinx Everest 2 SSD controller, due this June

Putting its Indilinx purchase to good use, OCZ has unveiled its second-generation Everest solid-state drive controller. Announced last July, the original Everest only hit the market about two months ago inside the affordable Octane SSDs. The current iteration includes dual…

Super Talent unveils SandForce-based TeraNova SSD

Super Talent is taking aim at the enthusiast solid-state drive market this week with the announcement of its new TeraNova SSD. Powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller and 'optimized' SandForce firmware, the new drives can reportedly hit up to 540MB/s…

Kingston goes SandForce: HyperX 240GB SSD review

First demonstrated by OCZ's Vertex 3, the new SandForce SF-2200 controller offers incredible read and write performance of over 500MB/s. By sitting on the sidelines until now, Kingston has been afforded the luxury of refining its firmware and avoiding the issues others have been experiencing.

With that in mind, it's only fair to believe Kingston's latest addition will be a rock solid representation of the SandForce SF-2200 controller. Let's press on here and see if the HyperX can live up to that expectation.

Corsair issues recall for 120GB Force Series 3 SSDs

Less than a month since debuting its third-generation Force solid-state drive series, Corsair has issued a recall of the 120GB variant due to firmware and hardware problems with that specific unit. According to the company's light on details statement, "a…

Corsair, A-Data launch new SandForce-powered SSDs

Corsair has launched its third-generation Force solid-state drives, delivering SATA 6Gb/s speeds to value-minded consumers. Powered by the same SandForce SF-2281 controller as OCZ's Vertex 3, the Force Series 3 can reportedly hit speeds of up to 550MB/s sequential reads…

OCZ intros Vertex 3 SSDs with new SandForce controllers

OCZ has introduced its next generation of Vertex solid-state drives armed with SandForce's latest drive controllers. OCZ offers two versions of the drive, one aimed at client environments and the other intended for enterprise applications, with both using different controllers.…

SandForce launches SF-2100, SF-2200 SSD controllers

SSDs have come a long way in the last few years and SandForce is continuing that evolution today by introducing new controllers (PDF) that double the performance of the company's early iterations. The new SF-2100 is equipped with a SATA…