STORAGE

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.


May 20th, 2013

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate has begun a complete top to bottom refresh of their hard drive lineup and the Desktop HDD.15 4TB is their latest addition.  This HDD houses impressive amounts of storage space and even though its 5900RPM speed may be slow by today’s standards, performance is actually quite surprising.


May 11th, 2013

Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review

mSATA SSD drives are all the rage these days and Intel is now jumping head first into the market with their new 525 Series.  In this review, we take a look at the 120GB and 180GB versions, two drives which are striving to dominate this segment.


May 2nd, 2013

Seagate SSHD Thin 500GB Review

Seagate’s so-called “hybrid” solutions have been around for a while, successfully combining the capacity of a hard drive with the speed of an SSD.  Their new SSHD series takes this mantra to the next level by increasing efficiency while also incorporating a number of significant upgrades.


April 16th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD Review

Value means a lot in today’s SSD market and Kingston’s V300 series focuses on exactly that.  With a combination of great performance alongside a highly competitive price and adequate capacity, the V300 240GB could be a perfect drive for first time SSD buyers and enthusiasts alike.


April 2nd, 2013

Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate’s new ES.3 series is their latest salvo in the enterprise hard drive market.  With a capacity of up to 4TB, incredible performance, increased longevity over standard drives and a five year comprehensive warranty, it sets a new high water mark in this increasingly critical storage segment.


March 18th, 2013

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

Intel’s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone.  From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark.  For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn’t get [...]


February 27th, 2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD.  It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215.  But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market.