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X25-E Extreme

Intel’s X25-E Extreme uses SLC (Single-Level Cell) NAND flash and is therefore a professional enterprise product by default, not least considering that SLC drives are considerably more expensive than their MLC (Multi-Level Cell) counterparts. There is of course a flip side to the coin, which is greatly improved durability compared to the MLC NAND found […]

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Vertex 2 EX

The Vertex 2 EX is the SLC version of OCZ Technology’s Vertex 2. As such, it has ten times the P/E cycles of its MLC counterpart but at equal 4k random writes at 50,000 IOPS. Its sequential read speed is capped at 285 MB/s while its write speed can be as high as 275 MB/s. […]

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GTS Plus

Memoright’s GTS Plus is a SLC NAND solid state drive that can reach maximum read/write speeds of 140 MB/s and 120 MB/s respectively. It boasts of an IOPS read of 6,000 and an IOPS write of 1000. Five capacities are available for this SSD, namely 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 […]

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Pulsar

Seagate’s Pulsar series of solid state drives are available in three variants: 50 GB, 100 GB and 200 GB. This SATA 3 or SAS drive is capable of reaching a sequential read/write speed of 240 MB/s and 220 MB/s respectively. Its IOPS meanwhile can reach 30,000 for reading and 25,000 for writing at 4k random. […]

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311 Series

The 311 series of solid state drives is powered by Intel’s Z68 Express Chipset. The SATA II drive can reach a maximum sequential read speed of 190 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 100 MB/s. The 311 can also perform at 37,000 IOPS random read and 3,300 IOPS random write in a span […]

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Deneva C Series

The Deneva C Series of Solid State Drives constitutes four variants with raw capacities namely 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The drives are controlled by SandForce’s SF-1222 controller and have a maximum sequential read/write speeds of 285 MB/s and 275 MB/s respectively. IOPS numbers for random read (4k) is 15,000 and […]

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GMonster-V4S

The GMonster-V4S SSD from Photofast is a SATA II drive with a form factor of 2.5 inches. It has a SDRAM buffer of 64 MB and is available in three capacities namely 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Its maximum sequential read speed is 270 MB/s while its maximum sequential write speed is 190 […]

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