Intel has updated its SSD recommendations, which now mention its new 510 series of solid state drives. They describe these SSDs as designed for the “enthusiast consumer client PC”. These SSDs will be available in capacities of 120GB and 250GB.
In the past, we wrote a story for each review we announced, but with the ever increasing number of SSD reviews being published on a wide range of hardware websites, we have now decided to collect the links and announce these each Friday in a story that we call SSD Reviews Friday. All the full reviews listed here include benchmarks and some also include real world tests.
Dell believes that this is not going to be the year for SSD, with customers preferring to go for capacity over performance when buying a new computer. Like what Seagate mentioned and according to iTnews, only a small number of customers get an SSD for their laptop.
Transcend has upgraded its line of SSDs, with improved read and write rates of 260MB/s and 240MB/s, respecitvely. With random IOPS performancing playing a major role in HDDs, Transcend did not skimp here either with random read/write speeds of 40MB/s and 27MB/s, respectively. Traditional hard disks barely managed 1MB/s to 2MB/s random 4KB read/write.
Happy new year everyone
With the turn of 2011, I decided to flick the switch on this website back on. With me still keeping a close eye on the news, if I come across something worth writing about, I’ll do so here. However, I’ll unlikely be posting lengthy multiple paragraph articles like I use to. To be honest, this website gets just a handful of hits per day, even before I took it offline back in July 2010.