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  1. OCZ Technology has introduced its next-generation Intrepid 3000 Series of enterprise-class SATA III-based SSDs with what the company calls the industry’s best sustained performance and consistent I/O responses. The new series takes advantage of the Everest 2 Platform, which is a combination of the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and OCZ’s proprietary firmware, featuring advanced flash management and endurance capabilities that extend NAND flash life and enhance drive reliability. OCZ Intrepid 3000 Series Enterprise SSDs Announced
  2. Samsung has launched an EVO line of mSATA SSDs with capacity up to 1TB. Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD Line Announced
  3. Hello everyone, I'm new to SSD's and recently purchased a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD for my PS4. I have a couple questions regarding the drive's garbage collection and TRIM support: I bought the SSD after reading numerous speed comparison charts and the SSD is still a significant upgrade, even though the PS4 only has a SATA II port. The PS4, however, doesn't have any kind of TRIM support. I also read that the Samsung SSD's have their own method of garbage collection that does its job while idle. So my first question is, will the SSD be smart enough to organize itself while the PS4 is in, say, stand-by mode? Or even if it's shut down?? If the SSD's grabage collection without TRIM isn't enough, then I assume I'd have to pop it out periodically and connect it to a computer that does support TRIM to keep it organized. I have a 2012 Apple iMac and an HP DV7 Windows 7 laptop which I confirmed definitely does support TRIM (the SSD can also fit as the primary drive). So my second question is, what ways can I set up the SSD with the laptop (or the iMac if it's possible) to let the TRIM do its job for the SSD? I looked into a sata to usb connection and planned to do it externally, but then read that TRIM can't happen through a USB, even if it is a 3.0, so I don't really have an idea on how to do that now. I apologize in advance if this has already been covered or if the answer's too obvious for its own thread, but like I said, I'm new to these drives and how they work as opposed to HDD's. Thanks in advance for reading my post and maybe even coming up with a solution. -Anthony
  4. Hello! Need your help! 3 days ago I bought iMac late 2013 with new generation PCIe Samsung XP941 M.2 based SSD 256Gb. Really powerful SSD. But of course, I was scared about SSD rewrite cycles and wanted to check it because want to keep this computer for 5 years. Found Mac OS X app called DriveDx that can check SSD and HDD lifetime and other S.M.A.R.T. attributes . Utility log here: SSD Lifetime Left Indicator : GOOD 95.0% === SSD HEALTH INDICATORS === ID NAME RAW VALUE STATUS 5 Retired Block Count 0 100% OK 173 Wear Leveling Count 0x100990005 95.0% OK 174 Unexpected Power Loss Count 0xA368E 99.0% OK 192 Unsafe Shutdown Count 6 99.0% OK 197 Current Pending Sectors Count 0 100% OK 199 UDMA CRC Error Count 0 100% OK I used this Mac for 3 days. I just did clean install OS X , installed 80 GB of soft on it, and installed Windows in the second partition and 95% of wear leveling count?! My SSD has 2 partition: Mac OS X (133 GB) and second for Windows 8.1 (117 GB) I know that OS X is very optimized to SSD, but I have second Windows partition and don’t know how two systems will live together. Need Windows ONLY for gaming. I have two question. First: I heard that rewrite cycles depends on SSD size. Is it true that my drive turned into two 128 Gb SSD? When one of OS reach 128 Gb then it will rewrite cells again. Right? And lifetime will be a half of 256 Gb. And how about TRIM with two different systems. Is it working correctly? Second: I have an idea how to reduce read/write on Windows. Want to make 30Gb partition for Windows and install all games in my external HDD USB 3.0. Yeah, game loading will be slower, but less read/write gaming data. But this method is useless if external HDD use system SSD as temp storage between RAM and HDD. Does Windows use system drive to store some temporary data between system drive and external HDD or it has direct route to RAM from HDD? If it does, using external HDD is useless, because all temp data will be passing through system SSD and make rewrite.
  5. Toshiba has rolled out a new read-centric enterprise SSD based on their 19nm NAND. Toshiba PX03SN Enterprise SSD Announced
  6. Intel launched the SSD 530 series as a progressive update on their SSD 520 line, moving away from the 25nm NAND flash and incorporating new SandForce silicon with 20nm flash for more efficient power consumption. The 530 series also consolidates Intel's various form factors which previously carried different model numbers.14 new products don the SSD 530 brand in a variety of different form factors; standard 2.5", mSATA and M.2. As was the case with their previous series, Intel has optimized the SandForce firmware to deliver a combination of performance and reliability. Intel SSD 530 Review
  7. The Corsair LS comes from a trusted name in the SSD business and when priced materially less than other current generation SSDs, makes a lot of sense for buyers who want more out of their existing hard-drive based machines. Corsair Force Series LS SSD Review
  8. I have had luck with improving speed with a clean install of an OS in the past, but I haven't tried it since getting an SSD earlier this year. Will a clean install improve performance with an SSD? Thanks ahead of time for your response.
  9. I accidentally formatted my new 840 Saumsung SSD. This was a complete format. Now I cannot use on my PC for a Windows 7 install. Samsung Magician does not detect the drive as a Samsung SSD (only as a USB drive) so I cannot format it to factory default. Is there a way to format this drive so I can use it as primary drive on a Windows 7 install?
  10. Still comes with 6 month warranty, most likely just a return and repackage rather than a refurb. Deal ends today. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227978 OCZ Vector SSD Review
  11. Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive) Promo Code: EMCYTZT4666 Daily Deal.$20 promotional code ends 10/21/2013. It offers Intel's 25nm synchronous MLC NAND, a SandForce SF-2281 controller and a 6.0Gb/s SATA interface. Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Review