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Kingston Launches SSDNow V310 960GB SSD

Kingston SSDNow V310 960GB

Remember when we were at Computex and Kingston had given us a special sneek peek at their new SSDs? Well, the SSDNow V310 was among one of those drives, but we didn’t know when it was going to be launched. Today marks the day that Kingston launches their new SSDNow V310 SSD with a 960GB capacity, which they’re calling 1TB. Since it isn’t a 1024GB SSD, we’re not going to be calling it a 1TB SSD, even if Kingston is just because once you format this drive you’ll probably be looking at under 900GB of formatted space. We’ve included some of the photos that we

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Hardware, Internet, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Samsung’s 24 SSD video reminds us of all the speed brakes

Samsung’s Marketing guys probably pulled a marketing stunt of the year, with a Youtube video which probably cost them less than any of those fancy ads in papers. Guys’n’girls took 24 Samsung 220/200MB Read/Write SSD drives, put’em on an RAID controller and tested them using a Skulltrail system. While achieved speed of 2GB/s was awesome, it also struck me as a pretty low figure for a 24 drive setup. Each drive achieved only 85MB/s, far cry from what those drives are capable of. Given that a RAID0 array with five Intel or OCZ SSDs gives out 1GB/s, why did Samsung need 19 more drives to

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