STORAGE

June 28th, 2011

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Update: Retail vs Review Sample

SSD firmware updates.  We’ve all heard about them but is there any tangible benefit to actually upgrading your SSD with the latest firmware?  In this article we take a look at two identical Vertex 3 drives; one of which is a pre-retail sample with beta firmware while the other is a retail version sporting the [...]


May 3rd, 2011

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has consistently been at the forefront of the SSD market but their competitors are rapidly catching up.  In order to head off up and coming products, OCZ has released a new flagship drive called the Vertex 3.  Alongside a new Sandforce controller and high-end Micron 25nm NAND, this brand new drive also sports a [...]


March 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Review

As SSDs continue to encroach upon the storage market, hard drive manufacturers have been working overtime to increase the capacity and performance of their products.  Seagate has taken things to the next level with the Barracuda XT 3TB; a drive which offers impressive benchmark numbers alongside a massive amount of storage space.


February 16th, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

SSDs have been stealing the limelight as of late but Western Digital is well on their way to heading off this push with their latest generation of Scorpio Black 2.5″ hard drives.  By offering a combination of performance, extremely high capacity for small form factor drives and low power consumption, they hope to offer up [...]


January 30th, 2011

Corsair Force 90GB SSD Single & RAID Review

Corsair has long been a fixture in the PC market and they have continued that tradition with a complete lineup of solid state drives.  While the Nova series is geared towards entry level buyers, the Force-branded drives have been bred from the ground up for performance.  In this review, we take a look at the [...]


January 12th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

With SSDs making some minor inroads into the market hard drives used to have sole proprietorship over, manufacturers like Seagate needed something new to spice things up.  Enter a new generation of hybrid drives which combine the capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high speed NAND of an SSD.  The Momentus XT is [...]


December 29th, 2010

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review

As media files balloon in size and high definition content moves towards the mainstream, consumers’ storage needs have expanded by leaps and bounds.  Hard drive manufacturers have been trying to keep up with products sporting higher and higher capacities.  Western Digital is now pushing the limits with their new Caviar Green 3TB and has come [...]


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 [...]