STORAGE

July 29th, 2012

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD Review

We’ve seen ultra expensive high performance SSDs and lower end ones which typically can”t keep pace with expectations but OCZ’s Vertex 4 128GB is setting out to change things.  Unlike many of its competitors, the Vertex 4 128GB  combines class leading benchmark numbers with a sub-$150 price point.


July 19th, 2012

Intel 910 Series 800GB PCI-E SSD Review

Intel’s new 910 Series enterprise-class SSDs are meant to dominate an emerging market before their competition can even get off the ground.  Boasting transfer speeds of up to 2GB/s, a PCI-E interface for ultra quick communication, class leading longevity and multiple performance modes, this is very much the storage market’s technological bleeding edge.


June 17th, 2012

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review

Traditional hard drives may not have the bragging rights of modern SSDs but Western Digital is betting that their new VelociRaptor 1TB will cause buyers to seriously consider stepping back onto the spindle-based bandwagon.  Unlike past VelociRaptors, it boasts capacity to match its high performance envelope and comes in at a price that shames most SSDs.


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 [...]