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Zalman F1 240GB SSD Review - Zalman F1 Series 240GB

Just days after looking at the 120GB model, Chris is back with the 240GB to see how it performs.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 18, 2012 5:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Zalman

Zalman F1 Series 240GB

 

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The Zalman F1 240GB SSD uses an aluminum housing that is brushed then painted black. Most of the drive's information is on the front label.

 

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On the back you'll find your serial number and Data Migration Software key. The software is on the Zalman website and is a quick download. With it you can easily clone your existing boot drive data to the SSD. At that point you just slide your Zalman F1 in and boot from it seamlessly.

 

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The F1 uses a notebook standard 9.5mm z-height and all of the mounting points are located where they should be. It won't fit in your new ultrabook, but it will fit in all other standard laptops.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are offset as they should be. The included desktop adapter bracket offsets the drive to the side so the cables are more in line with standard 3.5" form factor cables.

 

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Inside we found a LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller paired with synchronous 25nm NAND from Intel.

 

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This is third generation Intel 25nm NAND. There are 16 chips total with eight on each side.

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