With a new test in hand via Futuremark, we look at worst case and recovery performance to find real differences in SSD performance.
Two weeks before CES, Thecus announced RAID 50 and RAID 60 support. With one supported NAS in hand, Chris sees how the new RAID formats perform.
With SATA III limiting performance nowadays, SATA-I/O went to work designing the storage technology for the future, and now we have it to try out.
It's been two years since Chris released his signature series that covers the SSD market. Today he talks about OCZ, next-generation NAND and more.
Tyler takes us on a journey back checking out some of the best consumer storage devices for the year. Let's go!
Chris talks about why you should try to keep some data types off your SSD and why large programs should be installed on a mechanical hard drive.
With two new SSD drives on hand to review today, we're breaking the technology and software features out into a separate article. Let's discuss Samsung's 840 EVO.
Most SSD products with 25nm IMFT NAND are now end of life, but finding products with 20nm flash is difficult. Companies that traditionally used IMFT NAND are now turning to Toshiba and SanDisk to keep...
Today SanDisk launches a new flagship SSD for the enthusiast market. We'll have three reviews with performance data, but to start today out, let's take a look at what Extreme II has under the hood.
The best capacity size and the highest value, today Chris walks us through the best buys. Through extensive investigation, we uncover the fastest SSD's that give your computer a performance kick, not...
Seagate finally gives in and prepares to enter the consumer SSD market. At the same time, the company is extending their enterprise portfolio in an effort to catch up to competitors.
LSI SandForce announced the new B02 stepping several months ago. Now companies are starting to build hardware. SF-2281VB2 uses technologies introduced by LSI to reduce the power consumption of the successful...
Today we start on an adventure. Despite reviewer's claims, Samsung has never stated the endurance life of its new TLC NAND flash used in the new 840 SSD. We're going to find out just how many program...
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...
LSI discusses several new products that make the leap to PCIe 3.0, unlocking bandwidth on RAID controllers and improving IOPS performance on HBAs.
Kingston invited us exclusively into its Taiwan factory and we see the process of making an SSD from start to finish.
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 keep hearing about how the Cloud will do this and it will do that - so on and so on. Let's ignore future tense and see what it does right now!
Chris sits down with LSI's VP, Gary Smerdon to talk about the company's recent acquisition of SandForce - the biggest player in the SSD controller market.
It seems OCZ's latest drives take on a form factor all their own.
Chris plays a game of connect the dots while speculating all the way to the big picture.
After a month of testing and fine tuning, we are ready to explain the new SSD test used exclusively in our SSD reviews hereon.
SandForce has just released details of their two new consumer controllers - the SF-2100 and SF-2200. Chris shares these details with us in perspective.
Marvell, SandForce, Intel, Toshiba and Indilinx are ready for 2011 with high-speed SSDs running at speeds of up to 550MB/s.
Does lower capacity always have to mean lower performance with SSDs? Four different capacity OCZ Vertex 2 drives should let us know.
Chris and Cameron visited A-DATA's Taipei SSD production facility and captured on video how to make an SSD.
Chris looks at Barefoot performance over three generations of firmware using RunCore's Pro IV.
Like it or not, the storage industry is going small. We'll explain how and why today.
GIGABYTE and ASUS chose different paths for SATA 6Gbps on P55 motherboards. Today we put them to the test to see which is better implemented.
Chris brings you up to speed with all things happening in the SSD market.
We visited the Macpower office and ran some benchmarks to get an early look at USB 3.0 performance using an Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD.
Sean looks into the implementation of the new generation SATA 6G interface, the issues it brings with it and the ways around them.
There are many ways to test hard drives and NAS servers. Come see how we do it in a series of easy to follow video demonstrations so that you can too.
During our visit to China last month, RunCore gave us one of their 32GB Pro IV SSDs. We hooked it up to our HTPC - Worth upgrading? Watch our video!
Flash memory has become a key component to nearly all technology, from cell phones to SSDs.
This week we traveled to Hangzhou, China to visit Runcore and see their new range of SSDs. We also stopped by their factory to see how an SSD is made!
Adaptec launches new technology that will take the server room by storm, resident in the newly launched 5Z series of controllers.
We investigate moving a notebook's storage from mechanical to solid state to see if this is a logical step for users seeking optimal performance.
Production is going up and prices are going down; how long till you get solid?
i-RAM is Gigabyte's latest innovation which caters for users who require super quick data transfer over the SATA bus.
Today we begin our investigation into the relatively new and future orientated Serial ATA interface for our personal computing storage needs and discuss the benefits, as well as disadvantages, compared...
For months now users of IBM manufactured hard disk drives based on the Deskstar 60GXP and 75GXP models have been experiencing substantial frequent fail rates and data loss - Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot...