The new Indilinx controller is shaping up to be the next big thing in SSD technology and RunCore have used the chip well. The new Pro IV Series of drives are remarkable performers in both synthetic and real world benchmarks. A few days ago I cloned my Intel X25-M that has been used in my notebook and replaced it with the Pro IV 256GB drive and the results have been amazing, even coming from such a fast HDD. To be honest it feels like my Lenovo T61p has an SLC drive installed in it again, this time with much more capacity!
RunCore's inclusion of the external drive carrier does go a long way in adding to the value of the Pro IV. As of right now the drive does come at a premium, but then again we are talking about solid state and the latest technology for it. As the availability increases and we start to see RunCore products sold in more locations I think the cost will go down, hopefully soon rather than later.
That pretty much leads us to availability. There are two shops that carry the RunCore brand in the U.S., one being the official store of RunCore and the other My Digital Discount. Both carry the full RunCore lineup so you will not have a problem getting the latest bits from them, but we would like to see a little more price competition happening.
All things considered, the RunCore Pro IV is a hell of a drive that is able to cross over into several market segments; consumer, prosumer and enterprise. The Pro IV is fast, one of the fastest on the market, but that speed comes at a cost and that is really where our only issue sits.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Packaging and Pro IV Drive]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - EVEREST Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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