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Performance 3

The Performance 3 series from Corsair are SATA 3-compatible devices with a Marvell controller.

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Force Series

Corsair’s Force series uses the popular SF-1200 controller from SandForce that performs well regardless of capacity.

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510 Series

Intel’s 510 series consists of two drives with the capacities 120GB and 250GB, both with 34nm NAND flash and support for SATA 6GBps.

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320 Series

Intel’s ‘Postville Refresh’ 320 series SSDs move to the cheaper 25nm production process but sticks with the SATA 2 interface.

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Vertex 2

The Vertex 2 from OCZ is one of the most popular consumer/client solid state drives to date. It runs on the SATA 2 interface and uses the popular SF-1200 controller from SandForce, like other drives including the Corsair Force series. The SandForce SF-1200 does not make use of DRAM cache, but is nevertheless able to […]

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RealSSD C300

Micron’s Crucial RealSSD C300 was early on the market with support for SATA 3, thus gaining a huge advantage over the competition with higher transfer speeds (when allowed by the interface). It was initially launched in 128GB and 256GB capacities and a 64GB version was added later, with somewhat slower sequential write speeds. The C300 […]

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Inferno

Patriot’s Inferno series consists of three capacities – 60GB, 100GB, 120GB and 240GB – all based on the popular consumer/client-side SandForce SF-1200 series controller, in this case the SandForce SF-1222 and is therefore similar to both the OCZ Vertex 2 and the┬áCorsair Force series. It uses the SATA 2 interface and offers sequential read and […]

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Nova Series

Corsair’s Nova series SSDs are available in three different capacities – 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. All are based on the Indilinx Barefoot controller (now owned by OCZ), and offer good performance over the SATA 2 interface, especially the larger 128GB drive. The smallest, 32GB version is capable of sequential read/write speeds of up to 195MB/s […]

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RealSSD C400/Crucial m4

The RealSSD C400 is the successor to the C300, which was released under Micron’s consumer brand Crucial. It will also be available under the name Crucial m4 for the consumer market. The C400 is also an MLC-based 2.5-inch solid state drive that uses the SATA 3 interface to boosts speeds beyond the limitations of SATA […]

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GMonster 3 XV2

The Gmonster3 XV2 series from Photofast is currently unavailable outside the Asian market. The XV2 drives are all SATA 3 6Gbps compatible and offer speeds approaching 500MB/s. They are available in the capacities 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB that all use multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash modules. Photofast claims sequential read/write capabilities of up to […]

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