STORAGE

December 23rd, 2010

Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD Single & RAID Review

While SSDs have been gradually coming down in price, they are stilled considered to be luxury items by many.  Mushkin’s new Callisto Deluxe line is aiming to change that perception.  The 40GB version is less than $100 and promises high performance in a frugal package but can it deliver?


November 28th, 2010

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB & 120GB Solid State Drives Review

As SSDs grow in popularity, prices are gradually dropping for higher-end drives.  It is now possible to buy one of these cutting edge 120GB storage devices for well under $250.  One of the companies leading this charge towards increasing value for money is G.Skill and their newest Phoenix Pro series is looking to make a [...]


October 19th, 2010

OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has been at the forefront of the SSD market for as long as we can remember.  However, the current SATA interface has constrained the performance and solid state drive manufacturers have been left scrambling for alternatives.  OCZ has now turned to the PCI Express interface in order to increase performance.  But has their gambit [...]


September 15th, 2010

Corsair Force 40GB Solid State Drive Review

The quality of products in the value-oriented SSD market really hasn’t been anything to brag about ever since solid state drives began gaining popularity.  However, a few companies are working to erase preconceptions many now have about just how much needs to be spent for a decent SSD.  Corsair’s Force 40GB breaks with the pack [...]


July 26th, 2010

Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive Review

In the competitive world of SSDs, there are two things that consumers usually look for:  price and performance.  Usually, these two don’t go hand in hand but Corsair is seeking to rewrite the book when it comes to these two factors.  They are trying to do this with the brand new F120 drive and they [...]


July 22nd, 2010

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Having cut their teeth with the Apple crowd, OWC isn’t a company that is well known to most PC users.  However, with the Mercury Extreme Pro series of SandForce-based SSDs, they’re trying to break into the enthusiast PC market in a big way.  In this review we look at the 120GB version to see if [...]


July 15th, 2010

Patriot Inferno 100GB Solid State Drive Review

By now we should  have all come to the realization that the majority of higher-end SSDs on the market will be released with a SandForce controller at their hearts.  Patriot is one of a long list of companies that have jumped on the SandForce bandwagon for their Inferno series of drives.  Coupled with their excellent [...]


June 23rd, 2010

G.Skill Phoenix 100GB Solid State Drive Review

At this point, SSDs sporting SandForce controllers seem to be a dime a dozen.  This hasn’t stopped G.Skill from releasing their own SF-1200 based drive but they have also modified the design in order to improve performance while keeping its price below that of the competition.  Could this be the perfect SSD for enthusiasts looking [...]


June 13th, 2010

USB 3.0 & the Corsair Voyager GTR: A Match Made in Heaven?

When we first tested Corsair’s Voyager GTR, we found it to be limited by the USB 2.0 interface.  This didn’t stop it from becoming the fastest flash drive we have ever tested but the nagging question persisted:  what happens if you plug this USB 2.0 drive into a next-generation USB 3.0 interface?  In this testing [...]


June 8th, 2010

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive Review

Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest.  Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family.