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RunCore Pro V 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive Review

RunCore enters the SATA III market with a SandForce SF-2281 controlled drive, but chose asynchronous flash for this round.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 2, 2012 2:47 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%      Manufacturer: RunCore

Introduction

 

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RunCore is one of the few companies with solid state drive products that span several categories. Many companies make consumer and enterprise products, but few venture into industrial and military products. These additional product categories have given RunCore experience with a wider range of uses and driven their engineers to think outside of the box.

 

Today we're not looking at a product for aviation or gunships, but the build quality of the RunCore Pro V SATA III looks the part. The Pro V SATA III is controlled by a SandForce SF-2281 controller and uses asynchronous flash for data storage. In an era when other companies have moved to plastic housings, RunCore has kept an aluminum drive case for robust construction and added visual appeal in systems with windows or displayed drive bays.

 

Even now, almost a year since the SF-2281 was released, it's still the fastest solid state drive controller on the consumer market. There are many of these drives on the market, some with and some without synchronous flash. Unfortunately RunCore chose to use asynchronous flash with their Pro V 2.5" SATA III SSD, a move that we don't really agree with since RunCore doesn't offer a synchronous flash drive in their consumer lineup.

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