SSD

August 6th, 2013

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Extreme II 240GB is setting out to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps by offering an enticing combination of a low price and excellent performance.  With 19nm eX2 ABL NAND and a new Marvell Monet controller, it will certainly make a splash.

June 18th, 2013

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review

The Vertex 450 256GB is OCZ”s follow-up to the ultra popular Vertex 4 drives and is meant as an answer to the numerous competitors now vying for the sub-$275 SSD market.  In order to achieve dominance, this new Vertex combines the Vector’s Barefoot controller with 20nm NAND and the end result is impressive.

June 11th, 2013

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review (Single & RAID)

The new DC S3500 is Intel’s first real effort to offer an enterprise-class SSD at a price point which can displace 15K RPM hard drives.  Unlike its 910 and DC S3700 prdecessors, the DC S3500′s design focuses on optimal read performance -a cornerstone of enterprise storage-, endurance and value alongside the low power signature SSDs [...]

June 10th, 2013

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has a long history of providing high performance but with the Vertex 3.20 model, this enthusiast brand is now making its way to lower price points.  By using 22nm NAND, OCZ has been able to achieve a sub-$250 price point while maintaining top-shelf performance.

June 7th, 2013

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Crucial’s M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives.  Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.

April 16th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD Review

Value means a lot in today’s SSD market and Kingston’s V300 series focuses on exactly that.  With a combination of great performance alongside a highly competitive price and adequate capacity, the V300 240GB could be a perfect drive for first time SSD buyers and enthusiasts alike.

March 18th, 2013

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

Intel’s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone.  From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark.  For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn’t get [...]

February 27th, 2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD.  It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215.  But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market.

January 23rd, 2013

Intel DC S3700 200GB & 800GB, Enterprise SSD Review

Intel’s DC S3700 series is the pinnacle of modern datacenter SSD design.  It incorporates  advanced data protection features, an adaptable design, great performance and a surprisingly affordable pricing structure.  This is also the first look we’re getting at Intel’s third generation X25 controller.

January 3rd, 2013

Super Talent Updates DuraDrive SSD Line

Super Talent Technology, a leader of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announces its improved DuraDrive SSD series.  The devices in this line are perfect for industrial, military, and embedded applications.  SSDs from this line have already been used in various military technologies and major car brands’ infotainment systems. “We are proud [...]