We've tested SuperSSpeed's S301 SLC before, but a lot has changed since we said it was the fastest SSD in the world. The competition has caught up a bit, and SuperSSpeed now stocks the drive in the US...
DIGISTOR is a software maker specializing in data archiving. They also produce all-inclusive packages designed to maximize ease of use.
You asked for it, we got it. Today Chris takes the world's first look at the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD based on the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller that is raging fast. Can the smallest capacity Vector...
Mushkin breaks the mold with brilliant engineering and doubles the highest capacity ever offered on an mSATA form factor SSD.
Disaster recovery is for the unprepared and it's very expensive. Disaster prevention on the other hand shows that you're responsible and costs much less.
Thecus rehashed a successful design for the successor to the N5500 and increased performance with a new Intel Atom processor paired with twice the amount of RAM. The new N5550 also adds advanced features...
Intel revamps its mainstream 300 class SSD with new 20nm synchronous flash in the 335 Series solid state drive.
A familiar name ventures into an unfamiliar market. GIGABYTE expands its horizons and enters the NAS market with a product that works well in your home or small office. Get your digital collections ready...
Samsung's 840 returns for the second day in a row. This time Chris tests TLC flash paired with a tri-core MDX controller with the 250GB model. Will he love the low power or will the 240MB/s sequential...
A number of next-generation SSDs are coming to TweakTown this week. OCZ, Intel and Samsung and others will follow after CES. Today Chris tests Samsung's low-cost 840 with TLC flash in the 500GB capacity...
OCZ recaptures the performance lead and brings a new product line to market. Meet Vector, based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, Indilinx's first new controller since the OCZ acquisition.
Icy Dock built a solution for installing up to six 2/5" SATA SSDs or HDDs drives in a single 5.25" bay in your case.
SanDisk released firmware R211 and customers celebrated. The 480GB Extreme uses the same philosophy that made the 240GB model so popular. You get a very good SSD with real premium flash at an unbeatable...
Silicon Power's Slim S70 is a high performance SSD with Intel 25nm synchronous flash and a 7mm Ultrabook friendly package.
Thecus' Top Tower Series brings the power of a rackmount to a pedestal form. The N6850 is Thecus' entry level Top Tower, but it brings big performance and features.
Corsair's lock on Link_A_Media Device's controller is holding. We've seen the 240GB capacity sizes of the Neutron and Neutron GTX, and now we get our turn with the massive 480GB drive.
When QNAP went high-end last year with 10GbE capability, they left an opening for lower cost units designed for true small office environments. The x69 Series fills that gap while still offering high...
CoreRise is back with its Comay brand and our second look at a Venus Pro 3 and its special power safety features that are rarely seen on consumer drives.
Should I upgrade just my GPU, or buy an SSD and GPU at the same time?
Today Chris follows up the Transcend SSD720 review with the mainstream model, the SSD320. The SSD320 pairs asynchronous flash with the same SandForce controller found in the flagship 720 model. This combination...
Synology's DS412+ NAS has quiet operation, along with a small footprint but big performance, and a number of consumer and business features.
Transcend goes for gold with its new flagship SSD720 product that brings LSI SandForce performance to a new higher capacity point. The new 7mm package coupled with 24nm flash and working TRIM makes this...
With more Synology products entering our review pool, it's time we take a closer look at the software and advanced features.
KingFast surprises us with its new F3 Plus 7mm SSD. With Intel 5K flash paired with LSI SandForce's SF-2281 high performance SATA III controller, this drive is not only functional, it is fast too.
If you could build an SSD, what would you make? In this rare opportunity, Chris took on the role of product manager and built what he considers the best SSD on the market today.
Strontium looks to lift your computing experience with the new low-cost HAWK Series. This is the first time we've published a SandForce based drive with Hynix 26nm flash. This is also our first public...
Just days after looking at the 120GB model, Chris is back with the 240GB to see how it performs.
We went to the other side of the planet Earth to bring this review of the Zalman F1 to you today. Unlike many of the other SandForce based SSDs on the market today, the Zalman F1 still uses 3.3.2 firmware...
With little variation in the market we go gaga when something comes along that's different. Designed on a myth, built by enthusiasts and sold like any other SSD, this one is truly different.
SuperSSpeed delivered the best two prong approach to the SSD market yet. SLC flash for enthusiasts/prosumers and MLC flash for mainstream/power users. Today we look at the MLC portion and like the last...
Few companies are as established as VisionTek, but can a great company name built on good support, quality and product availability make up for an SSD with an inflated cost?
This isn't just another HyperX 3K review, like the 99 others you've seen. This is the first real and true review of the HyperX 3K, now with working TRIM and it's available to end-users.
SanDisk's Extreme 240GB SSD has an extreme price of just $175 and we know the new firmware is on the way. Today Chris tests the Extreme to the extreme, but this time with working TRIM.
Corsair delivers two new high performance SSDs based on the silicon from Link_A_Media. Chris takes a look and compares LAMD with IMFT and Toshiba Toggle flash.
Putting new technology to work is the Areca way. The name might have stayed the same, but this new ARC-1882i gets a boost in performance from its PCIe 3.0 connector.
Corsair finally goes Toggle and with new firmware brings LSI SandForce back to the top.
MDSSD and Phison have a new firmware ready for the S8 SATA III controller. Under normal circumstances we'd expect a small performance increase, but when the promise of a 4x increase was made, we knew...
At less than $1 per GB right out of the gate, this OCZ SSD is already a making waves, but can it still float after Chris gets finished with it?
Plextor uses the new Marvell 9287 controller, new Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode Flash and gives us a new understanding of what it means to be fast.
Crucial's m4 is one of the best-selling SSDs in the world thanks to its high performance and low price. Can Crucial hit the same high sales numbers with the new m4 mSATA SSD?
If you've bought an SSD in the last five months or updated your firmware, you need to read this article. Chris concludes a quest he started exactly five months ago and is now ready to guide you to higher...
Hitachi GST, now part of Western Digital, has a new 4TB, 5,400 RPM drive featuring Low-power CoolSpin Technology.
SLC flash continues to become affordable and companies like Zalman are making good use of this faster speed NAND.
Plextor skips M4 and jumps straight to the M5 Series. The first product in this new series brings IMFT flash in and with it we should see a lower price.
The OCZ Vertex 4 is out, but when it comes to performance in the 120/128GB capacity size, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS is still hard to beat.
Western Digital releases a drive specifically for your home and small business NAS. Now you don't have to worry what hard drive will work in your NAS.
The largest Vertex 3 has seen its cost reduced to half of what it was on launch and is still a flagship offering even though Vertex 4 is quickly catching the aging drive in performance.
Biwin's NuvoDrive NX is the first SSD announced with the new Novachips Bugatti controller. Today Chris takes a full run with an engineering sample to see if this 10-Channel controller lives up to its...
LSI discusses several new products that make the leap to PCIe 3.0, unlocking bandwidth on RAID controllers and improving IOPS performance on HBAs.
It became clean in our initial test that the Vertex 4 would have to work for the crown. Kings aren't made overnight so OCZ plotted a course to the title and are working to pick off the competition one...
Chris' favorite SOHO NAS is back, this time with an upgraded processor and more RAM.
MyDigitalSSD is back again for the second time recently with the new BP3 mSATA 256GB. BulletProof is about speed, reliability and value all wrapped up into one product.
Just when you thought Chris looked at every SSD available, he flies to Asia to take on the European and Asian markets.
MyDigitalSSD aims for the mSATA performance market with the new SMART series based on SATA III SandForce power.
Western Digital's Raptor was a big hit with enthusiasts until the dawn of the SSD. Can the new 1TB release resurrect this species or will solid state be an extinction level event for this iconic product...
MemoRight takes on the mSATA market with a new SandForce SATA III design and manages to put 256GB of flash on it.
QNAP changes direction and delivers a fully featured NAS that competes with major OEM enterprise storage servers.
QNAP has added more bells and whistles to their software layer since our last deep dive. Today we look at what's new and how you can get the most out of your QNAP NAS.
The My Digital guys strike again, this time with the first Phison SATA III controller and new Toggle Mode Flash. We present you the world exclusive right here.
Comay has done something different with their flagship consumer drive. Enterprise features meet consumer price points.
It's like the full size model, only thinner and a little faster. Check out our first SSD review from DMS.
Kingston is fully embracing SandForce and the most impressive controller at this time is getting the top to bottom treatment.
NAS technology has taken to the web. Now you can let your portable devices be portable beyond the home network.
The baby Vertex 4 128GB SSD grows up and with this newest firmware, it has quite a roar indeed.
OCZ increased the Vertex 4 performance with a number of small improvements that add up to sizable increases.
RunCore reaches for IMFT synchronous flash to power the new Pro V SandForce 2281 SSD controlled model.
One USB connection gives you access to two video outs, several USB ports, Ethernet, audio and more.
It's like the full size model, only thinner and a little faster. Ultrabook buyers, pay close attention to this SSD.
SandForce gives capacity and ADATA gives it to you. The 0 provision revolution has started, but there is more to the Premier Pro than capacity.
Last week we saw the Force GT 180GB with synchronous flash. This week we look at the Force 3 with asynchronous flash, but with the same SF-2282 controller.
Hot off the heels of our LSI MegaRAID review, Chris is back with a look at the Areca 1882i RAID controller.
Corsair takes a different approach to achieve next-generation speed. Today we look at the new 180GB Force Series GT that features the SandForce SF-2282 controller.
Kingston invited us exclusively into its Taiwan factory and we see the process of making an SSD from start to finish.
One thing is for sure, the Vertex 4 is certainly a different breed of SSD. Get your walking shoes on as Chris gets us through OCZ's biggest release to date.
Today OCZ releases the Vertex 4 SSD, but it's also a big day for Indilinx. Indilinx is back in OCZ's flagship SSD for the first time since 2009.
What we dubbed as the LSI WarpCache has been revealed. LSI didn't use our product name, but instead went with Nytro WarpDrive. See it and the rest of the Nytro family of products right here.
We've seen the 128GB drive already and we were impressed with its performance - the 256GB model is faster.
Plextor hits back against Team SandForce. Today Chris looks at the new high-end 128GB drive that is the talk of the internet.
Two or more is better than one, can the performance outpace the cost? Let's find out!
With two new 24nm flash based SSDs in our labs, it was time to put them face to face.
We've seen prototype SandForce drives on display with 24nm Toggle Mode flash for nearly a year, but SanDisk is the first partner to launch such a product.
The first drive to ship with new 24nm Toshiba Toggle Mode flash has arrived. Chris tests the new Plextor M3 256GB SSD today.
Toshiba Toggle NAND on an mSATA format paired with a new Phison controller for $60... interesting!
Usually a product has to be outdated and outperformed before it gets replaced, but not those in LSI's portfolio.
Two is better than one, but can the performance outpace the cost of this setup?
It's not just another Team SandForce drive, it is Intel optimized and tested!
With the new firmware in hand we retest the Octane 512GB and see how it goes this time around.
With the new firmware in hand we run the lower cost model through the presses.
Kingston adds their top performance label to this very fast thumb drive.
One of the first true SandForce SATA III competitors has arrived!
Synology is gaining our attention with their easy to use NAS products and quality builds. Today we look at the DS212, a true value offering.
The second generation SandForce SATA II has arrived. We welcome the SF-2141 to the lab.
Samsung has designed a total Samsung SSD that is getting a lot of praise from the industry. Today we'll take our crack at it and tell you what we think about the 128GB model.
We've seen the 120GB model of this drive, but the 240GB model offers more than just a capacity increase.
RunCore releases the USB 3.0 MoonDrive with up to 32GB of SLC capacity.
Corsair releases a new Performance Series part, but is the Pro fast enough to dethrone the Team SandForce drives?
RunCore has pushed mSATA technology into the SATA III realm with the new T50 SandForce SF-2281 controlled drive.
RunCore enters the SATA III market with a SandForce SF-2281 controlled drive, but chose asynchronous flash for this round.