STORAGE

September 15th, 2010

Corsair Force 40GB Solid State Drive Review

The quality of products in the value-oriented SSD market really hasn’t been anything to brag about ever since solid state drives began gaining popularity.  However, a few companies are working to erase preconceptions many now have about just how much needs to be spent for a decent SSD.  Corsair’s Force 40GB breaks with the pack [...]


July 26th, 2010

Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive Review

In the competitive world of SSDs, there are two things that consumers usually look for:  price and performance.  Usually, these two don’t go hand in hand but Corsair is seeking to rewrite the book when it comes to these two factors.  They are trying to do this with the brand new F120 drive and they [...]


July 22nd, 2010

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Having cut their teeth with the Apple crowd, OWC isn’t a company that is well known to most PC users.  However, with the Mercury Extreme Pro series of SandForce-based SSDs, they’re trying to break into the enthusiast PC market in a big way.  In this review we look at the 120GB version to see if [...]


July 15th, 2010

Patriot Inferno 100GB Solid State Drive Review

By now we should  have all come to the realization that the majority of higher-end SSDs on the market will be released with a SandForce controller at their hearts.  Patriot is one of a long list of companies that have jumped on the SandForce bandwagon for their Inferno series of drives.  Coupled with their excellent [...]


June 23rd, 2010

G.Skill Phoenix 100GB Solid State Drive Review

At this point, SSDs sporting SandForce controllers seem to be a dime a dozen.  This hasn’t stopped G.Skill from releasing their own SF-1200 based drive but they have also modified the design in order to improve performance while keeping its price below that of the competition.  Could this be the perfect SSD for enthusiasts looking [...]


June 13th, 2010

USB 3.0 & the Corsair Voyager GTR: A Match Made in Heaven?

When we first tested Corsair’s Voyager GTR, we found it to be limited by the USB 2.0 interface.  This didn’t stop it from becoming the fastest flash drive we have ever tested but the nagging question persisted:  what happens if you plug this USB 2.0 drive into a next-generation USB 3.0 interface?  In this testing [...]


June 8th, 2010

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive Review

Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest.  Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family.


May 17th, 2010

Corsair Flash Voyager GTR 32GB Flash Drive Review

Flash drives may not be the marquee products like graphics cards and processors are, they do have their place in the PC market.  In the last few years, both speed and capacity have increased exponentially while we are now seeing the dawn of the USB 3.0 age with its potential for absolutely blistering performance.  Corsair [...]


April 27th, 2010

Corsair Force F100 100GB SSD Review

For as long as we can remember, Corsair has been near the forefront of product innovation which has directly led to them being one of the front runners in the SSD market.  They recently released their Force series SSDs which cater to the enthusiast crowd by sporting the new SandForce SF-1200 controller and tons of [...]


April 21st, 2010

Corsair Nova V128 SSD Review

The SSD market is currently cluttered with a massive number of companies who all seem to be peddling the same kit.  Corsair is trying to distinguish themselves from their competition by releasing the Nova series which is aimed directly at first-time SSD buyers who want a perfect combination of performance and value.  In this review [...]