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Under The Hood: Solid State Shake-Up...Intel 520 vs Patriot Pyro SE vs OCZ Octane

Let’s play a little game. We have three solid state drives — one each from Patriot, OCZ and Intel. Two of them are powered by the ubiquitous SandForce SF-2281 controller, and the other marks the consumer debut of a new 6Gb/s SATA controller. Guess which drive has the new controller?

World's First 2.5-Inch 1TB SSD Needs To Be In Laptop Bellies Now

OCZ’s new Octane series is the first solid state drive to squeeze one full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive, but the awesome doesn’t stop there. It has read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 400MB/s, versus top competitors who are at 500MB/s read and 315MB/s write.

SSD + Hard Drive = OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid

Oh, to have the lightness and speed of an SSD, but with the capacity of a hard drive! OCZ, the mind-reader it is, has made a component that will offer up to 1TB in HDD space, and up to 120GB in SSD.

It Only Gives You 32GB, But OCZ's Onyx Is Still An SSD Under $US100

32GB, 64MB cache, and read and write speeds of 125MB/s and 70MB/s aren’t terribly exciting when it comes to an SSD drive, but the OCZ Onyx still caught our eye because it’s among the first SSDs to slip below $US100. [Hot Hardware via CrunchGear]

OCZ's SSD Now Comes In USB 3.0 Variety

OCZ announced their new line of SSDs for the first part of 2010, and it includes an external USB 3.0 SSD that can transfer at speeds up to 357Mb/s.

OCZ Colossus 3.5-Inch SSD Reaches 1TB, Super Speeds

OCZ’s new Colossus drives are among the first SSDs designed for desktops, and they’re the very first to store up to 1TB of data. Oh, and on top of all that, they work pretty well, too.

Massive 1TB OCZ Colussus SSD Priced, Ships Soon

Taiwan’s OCZ Technologies is reportedly just three weeks out from shipping its Colossus solid state drive range, which will come in 128GB to 1TB capacities. And courtesy of Engadget, we now have pricing.

OCZ Sabre OLED Keyboard (Unofficial Codename: Optimus Budgetus) Priced At $135

The OCZ Sabre asked us to compromise, featuring a sharply limited number of display-integrated keys, so we asked it to do the same: dip below $US200, or else. Today, ZipZoomFly is listing the Sabre at a reasonable $US135.00.

OCZ DIY Netbook: A Build-a-Bear for the Basement-Dwelling Crowd

Netbooks are everywhere, and yours just doesn’t have the nerd cachet it used to. If this really bothers you, you may want to consider building your own netbook, like the OCZ Neutrino.

An Extensive, Obsessive Performance Test Of... USB Keys?

Test Freaks wrangled as many flash drives as they could and ran them through an oddly intense testing regime, finding out that your choice in USB stick brand may actually matter.

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