STORAGE

June 13th, 2012

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new HyperX 3K 240GB has been fighting an uphill battle from the day it was first introduced.  Drives sporting its integral SandForce SF 2281 have been on the market for the better part of a year and many are well established while retaining lower price points.  But Kingston does have some tricks up their [...]


May 16th, 2012

Corsair Accelerator 60GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair’s aptly named Accelerator series is aimed at breathing new life into older HDD-based systems by caching your most-used information so it can be quickly accessed.  But in a market that’s filled with similar solutions that perform the same basic functions, has Corsair been able to differentiate their offering?


April 25th, 2012

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD Review

Patriot hasn’t been all that active in the SSD market lately but their new SandForce-based Pyro SE has taken the market by storm.  In its 240GB form, it runs with some of the best drives on the market but costs substantially less than one may expect.


April 16th, 2012

Intel 330 SSD; A New Budget Friendly Drive

Intel is known for their high end SSDs that throw caution and price points into the wind but their new 330 SSD family (with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 160GB) is all about combining price and performance.  By following in the footsteps of the highly regarded 320-series, it looks to appeal to anyone who hasn’t [...]


April 11th, 2012

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 4 may have the first drive we reviewed with the new Everest 2 controller but not that long ago, another Everest-equipped lineup was introduced:  the Octane series.  In this review, we take a closer look at the affordable Octane 512GB to see where it stands now that the Vertex 4 has smashed its [...]


April 4th, 2012

OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has been the de facto leader in the SSD market for the last few years and their new Vertex 4 is looking to continue that tradition.  Equipped with the new Everest 2 controller and a relatively low price point, this new drive sure looks impressive but it will take more than just [...]


March 27th, 2012

OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Cache drives like the new OCZ Synapse are the new darlings of the SSD market since -in principle- they have the capability to drastically improve overall system load times without costing an absolute fortune.  Unfortunately, there are some issues that are bound to be encountered along the way but the Synapse and its included software [...]


February 20th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

In many ways Intel’s new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market but with a price of about $500, many will likely overlook it.  However, for those that can afford the fastest solution possible, combining two of these drives together in a RAID 0 setup could potentially result in stratospheric [...]


February 6th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB Cherryville SSD Review

We’ve been hearing about and anticipating new Intel’s Cherryville SSDs for some time now they are finally being released in the guise of the 520 series.  They are built around the same SandForce SF2281 controller we have come to know from numerous other SSDs but Intel has taken it upon themselves to equip these drives [...]


January 23rd, 2012

Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed

Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is one of the fastest hard drives currently available and it come with plenty of storage space for a reasonable price.   What it can’t do is compete on a level performance footing with SSDs but when two of these drives are paired up, the results speak for themselves.  They may [...]