STORAGE

September 7th, 2011

Crucial M4 256GB Update: The Power of Firmware

A short while ago we reviewed the Crucial M4 256GB SSD but we couldn’t just leave things at that since a new (supposedly) performance increasing firmware was just released for it.  In this quick article we look at the differences brought about by this new, much ballyhooed  0009 version.   Has Crucial accomplished the impossible by releasing [...]


August 30th, 2011

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB SSD Review

In such a cluttered SSD market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to distinguish their wares from those of the competition.  Some rely on flashy packaging while others just follow meekly along with everyone else.  Mushkin on the other hand has gone another route by introducing their SF2281-based high performance Chronos Deluxe 120GB at [...]


August 25th, 2011

Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review

Crucial may be a newcomer to Hardware Canucks but their SSDs just happen to be some of the most popular around right now due to their excellent pricing and wide availability. Their newest line of M4-series drives continues down the same path as previous generations but now uses the same Marvel 9174 controller we saw [...]


August 21st, 2011

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

With every other manufacturer well into their enthusiast SATA 6Gbps releases, it was only a matter of time until Kingston joined the fray.  Their new HyperX series uses long-life, high performance Intel NAND with a SandForce SF2281 controller which makes it one of the best possible combinations available for enthusiasts.


August 11th, 2011

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review

Before getting the Wildfire, we had seen our fair share of the Sandforce invasion that is currently running amok in the SSD market.  Expecting yet another rebrand of the same tried, tested and  boring design, we didn’t really expect much from Patriot’s latest flagship drive.  But instead of the same old story, we’ve found an SSD [...]


August 7th, 2011

Corsair Performance 3 256GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Performance 3 SSDs were all the rage at this year’s CES but after a short time, they were almost forgotten in favor of newer SandForce-based drives.  Now, months after launch we’re taking a look at the Performance 3 in its 256GB form and have come to realize that its Marvell controller has some unique [...]


August 3rd, 2011

Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review

Patriot has always been known for their well priced yet highly competitive products and their newest SSD series contiues this tradition.  The SandForce-based Pyro drives will be parachuted into a market segment that’s loaded with similar SSDs so does the Pyro 120GB have what it takes to run with the likes of Corsair and OCZ?


July 31st, 2011

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review

Less than a week ago, we looked at Corsair’s flagship SSD with the Force GT but while cutting edge technology is great to drool over, there’s a huge market out there for a more affordable high performance solution.  This is where the Force 3 series comes in since it can be found for less than [...]


July 26th, 2011

Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Review

With a review repertoire that has been highly focused upon high performance 240GB drives, we thought it was high time to begin looking at the more affordable 120GB side of the spectrum.  The new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD fit the bill perfectly; it is supposed to offer enthusiast-level benchmark numbers while retailing for a fraction of [...]


July 6th, 2011

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review

When it was released a few short months ago, OCZ’s Vertex 3 became one of the fastest SSDs on the market.  However, OCZ is now trying to one-up themselves with a drive series that promises even higher performance than its forefather.  Dubbed the Vertex 3 Max IOPS, it is supposed to offer groundbreaking real world [...]