Posts Tagged ‘ocz’

OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD Review and Benchmarks

OCZ entered controversial territory with the Vertex 4 and subsequently the OCZ Agility 4 SSD. For those drives, OCZ paired Marvell SSD controllers with in-house Indilinx firmware. Although OCZ has been fairly quiet regarding ...


Anvil’s Storage Utilities Comparison of Current 240GB and 256GB SSD Offerings

Lately I have done a few SSD benchmark sessions on some of today’s popular SATA III solid state drives. One thing that I did not have is results of Anvil’s Storage Utilities bechmarks for all of those reviews. I act...



Solid State Drives Are Now Less Expensive than Hard Drives

I had not thought about this in awhile, but Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now less expensive than their hard drive counterparts. Sure, someone probably just did a bit of research and saw a SanDisk Extreme 240GB is $180 ($0.75/G...


SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD Benchmarks and Review

The SanDisk Extreme 240GB utilizes a LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller alongside Toggle NAND to achieve some fairly impressive performance. Inside the SanDisk Extreme is NAND from the Toshiba and SanDisk joint venture which puts...



Samsung 830 256GB SATA III SSD Benchmarks and Review

The Samsung 830 256GB SSD is a top pick in this SSD generation given Samsung’s reputation for quality. One can find Samsung SSD offerings inside several OEMs such as Apple and HP so we know the level of testing the contro...


OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Firmware v1.5 Performance Update

The OCZ Vertex 4 line, including the Vertex 4 256GB recently received another firmware update. Keen readers will remember performance was increased significantly with firmware v1.4. Today we are looking at firmware v1.5 to see ...



OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD Review: Marvell w/ Indilinx Firmware

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD is absolutely a fast solid state drive. Recently I started picking up on doing more SSD benchmarking for the site. A lot of users had been requesting that I do some independent testing of the SSDs out...


OCZ Accused of Fraud, Seagate-Samsung, EMC Earnings, WD Earnings

This week saw OCZ accused of fraud, a big storage merger announced and divergent earnings reports from EMC and Western Digital.



Cloud Storage Shut-down while Viking SATADIMMs, ATTO 10GbE, and OCZ Vertex 3 all Ship

Here is a quick roundup of interesting news this week: Iron Mountain Shutters Public Cloud Storage and Nirvanix Reaches Out to Stranded Customers Perhaps one of the scariest things for anyone storing data in the cloud is what h...


Intel Xeon E3-Bromolow Launch, OCZ Vertex 3, Microsoft Free iSCSI Target, New Windows Servers Hit RTM

Major news this week including the Intel Xeon E3-1200 series and Bromolow platform launch, Microsoft releasing a free iSCSI target for Windows Server 2008 R2  and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, Small Business Server 2011 Esse...