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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review – Marvell Controller Based

The Crucial M4 256GB SSD is a very popular SSD that has a proven Marvell controller. One of the big advantages Marvell controllers enjoy...

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...

StarTech SATSASBAY425 Hot Swap SSD 4-in-1 2.5″ to 5.25″ Review

Today we are looking at the StarTech SATSASBAY425 which is a 4-in-1 2.5" drives to 5.25" drive bay hot swap unit great for SSDs....

SanDisk’s Acquisition of Pliant – The First Step?

A week ago SanDisk announced a $327 million deal to acquire Pliant Technology, I believe this is only the first step in SanDisk's strategy....

Corsair Performance 3 Series P3-128 (120GB) Benchmarks and Review

Corsair’s Performance 3 series is a newer SATA III 6.0gbps drive that offers quite a bit of performance utilizing a Marvell controller. Marvell has...

Storage Tiering: A Primer on Cost-Effective Tiered Storage and Caching

One thing that virtually every major storage player and enterprise has been using for the past few years, and is continuing to use, is...

Storage News Roundup: OCZ Z-Drive R3 PCIe SSD, Ultrastar 7K3000, Mozy...

At the request of some users, I am putting together a few bits of storage news from the past week. If the response is...

G.Skill Phoenix Pro Review 60GB Sandforce SSD

Today I am taking a look at the G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB Sandforce SFF-1222 based SSD. Two things that should be clarified at the...

LSI 9211-8i SAS 2008 8x SSD in RAID 0 Bug and...

I have been doing a bit of testing recently with the LSI SAS 2008 based controllers such as the 9211-8i in RAID 0 with...

Intel ICH10R: 660MB/s SATA Limit Fact or Fiction?

One recent contact form question was regarding the alleged 660MB/s limitation on the Intel ICH10R chipset (also known as the 82801JR I/O controller), especially...