I had a lot of stuff come in this morning. First the iPad 3G, then Zotac's next-generation ION box and a bunch of NDA'd CPUs. A little earlier in the week however I got a delivery of a few new SSDs that I've been diligently working on. While the point of This Just In was to catalog parts as they come in so you could see what I'm working on, one particular SSD was too interesting to not start testing right away.

Starting at the very left we have Patriot's Zephyr, a JMicron JMF612 based value drive. Next to it we have the long awaited OCZ Onyx, a $99 Indilinx Amigos based SSD (Amigos is literally half a Barefoot in terms of channel count). Number three is OWC's Mercury Extreme SSD. This is the same product we reviewed a while back but it's been updated to use a SF-1200 controller instead of the original SF-1500/SF-1200 hybrid it used. I asked for it to confirm the controller used inside. The final item on the list is the exciting one. Note that it has no label, it doesn't even have a product name at this point. It may be something new entirely or carry an existing brand. I'll leave you all to speculate as to what it is, but I've hinted at it in a recent SSD piece. It's nothing earth shattering but it is an option I was curious about.

Expect to see some of these reviews crop up over the coming days!
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  • numberoneoppa - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    My money is on a new Indilinx controller inside of that bad boy!
  • cuttingedge-jp - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    The last one might be RealSSD "P300".
  • Chloiber - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    Interesting. Is there more information available regarding the P300?
  • kushbape - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    "I'll leave you all to speculate as to what it is, but I've hinted at it in a recent SSD piece."

    Oh please. I have better things to do, like grab a pint. Or make this forum post saying this type of coy editorial is unnecessary.
  • capeconsultant - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    Interesting how most think that is what it is. I guess that would be my guess also.

    Is that just a 6GB Indilinx, or would there be other changes too? Very exciting.
  • Opus5001 - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    Is she hot?
  • Earthmonger - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    How about a consumer-level SSD from Seagate? A company their size not getting into the market of consumer SSDs is just plain weird. Pulsar variant maybe?
  • capeconsultant - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    Amen to that. Seagate is determined to go backwards in the storage arena. It really is just plain weird.

    I cannot wait to see a WD drive at Staples, which is usually the very last to get new tech. That will be serious penetration of the market has happened. I predict by Christmas, FOR SURE. Go WD!
  • cosmotic - Friday, April 30, 2010 - link

    What's the deal with the "this just in" tag line? It's getting annoying =/
  • numberoneoppa - Saturday, May 1, 2010 - link

    Anand already explained. It's just so we have something to keep our mouths watering, he shows up what's arriving on his doorstep that we're going to see more details on in the future. Personally, I love it.

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