STORAGE

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 [...]


March 31st, 2010

Kingston SSDNow V+ (gen.2) 128GB SSD Review

In the highly competitive SSD market, there is no end to the number of companies vying for your hard earned dollars.  From no name brands to the who’s who of the computer hardware industry, there are so many products out there it is getting extreme hard for consumers to choose.  With their SSDNow V+ series, [...]


February 25th, 2010

SilverStone HDDBoost Review

Many people have shied away from SSDs due to their somewhat limited storage capacity and high price for the drives.  Spindle-based hard drives on the other hand have massive amounts of storage space but lack the performance of SSDs.  SilverStone’s $50 HDDBoost looks to marry the best of both worlds by allowing us to seamlessly [...]


February 11th, 2010

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

In a computing world that is seeing its storage needs rapidly expand, we have seen a quick surge in the capacities of today’s hard drives. While we all know that the recent SSD revolution has produced some of the fastest consumer-available storage mediums around, these drives lack the capacity to store large amounts of data [...]