STORAGE

November 14th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow E50 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new SSDNow E50 is one of the few drives available that narrowly targets read-centric environments.  Because of this, it works perfectly for file servers and virtual machines, it doesn’t get any better.


November 11th, 2013

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vector 150 aims to capitalize upon the successes of its predecessor by creating a new niche that effectively combines the best of enthusiast-level performance with workstation longevity.


August 22nd, 2013

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB SSD Review

After sitting on the sidelines as the SSD revolution progressed, Seagate is finally jumping head first into the solid state Enterprise market with their new 600 Pro 400GB.


August 12th, 2013

Western Digital Blue Slim 1TB Review

With Ultrabooks gaining popularity, Western Digital’s new 5400RPM Blue Slim aims to offer a solution that is both compact (it’s only 7mm thick) while still retaining a massive 1TB of capacity.


August 6th, 2013

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Extreme II 240GB is setting out to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps by offering an enticing combination of a low price and excellent performance.  With 19nm eX2 ABL NAND and a new Marvell Monet controller, it will certainly make a splash.


July 7th, 2013

Western Digital SE 4TB Hard Drive Review (Single & RAID)

Western Digital’s SE 4TTB is a drive which targets entry level enterprise customers who are seeking a scalable, large capacity solution that can easily be expanded should the need arise.


June 18th, 2013

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review

The Vertex 450 256GB is OCZ”s follow-up to the ultra popular Vertex 4 drives and is meant as an answer to the numerous competitors now vying for the sub-$275 SSD market.  In order to achieve dominance, this new Vertex combines the Vector’s Barefoot controller with 20nm NAND and the end result is impressive.


June 11th, 2013

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review (Single & RAID)

The new DC S3500 is Intel’s first real effort to offer an enterprise-class SSD at a price point which can displace 15K RPM hard drives.  Unlike its 910 and DC S3700 prdecessors, the DC S3500′s design focuses on optimal read performance -a cornerstone of enterprise storage-, endurance and value alongside the low power signature SSDs [...]


June 10th, 2013

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has a long history of providing high performance but with the Vertex 3.20 model, this enthusiast brand is now making its way to lower price points.  By using 22nm NAND, OCZ has been able to achieve a sub-$250 price point while maintaining top-shelf performance.


June 7th, 2013

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Crucial’s M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives.  Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.