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SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold S301 128GB w/5.03 FW SSD Review

SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold S301 128GB w/5.03 FW SSD Review

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, and we get a newer TRIM fixing firmware. | Mon, Dec 17 2012 12:36 AM CST

DIGISTOR Archive Your Life REWIND Bundle Review

DIGISTOR Archive Your Life REWIND Bundle Review

DIGISTOR is a software maker specializing in data archiving. They also produce all-inclusive packages designed to maximize ease of use. | Sun, Dec 16 2012 6:27 AM CST

OCZ Vector 128GB SSD Review

OCZ Vector 128GB SSD Review

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 outperform existing SSDs on the market costing less? We'll find out today and also see more tests that make up the 2013 bench tests. | Tue, Dec 11 2012 7:40 AM CST

Mushkin Atlas 480GB mSATA SSD Review

Mushkin Atlas 480GB mSATA SSD Review

Mushkin breaks the mold with brilliant engineering and doubles the highest capacity ever offered on an mSATA form factor SSD. | Wed, Dec 5 2012 12:05 PM CST

ioSafe Solo G3 Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive Review

ioSafe Solo G3 Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive Review

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. | Tue, Dec 4 2012 4:20 AM CST

Thecus N5550 5-Bay Home NAS Review

Thecus N5550 5-Bay Home NAS Review

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, HDMI output and USB 3.0 topping that list. | Mon, Dec 3 2012 8:01 AM CST

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review

Intel revamps its mainstream 300 class SSD with new 20nm synchronous flash in the 335 Series solid state drive. | Fri, Nov 30 2012 3:47 PM CST

GIGABYTE GR-EZI04H 4-Bay NAS Review

GIGABYTE GR-EZI04H 4-Bay NAS Review

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. | Fri, Nov 30 2012 3:34 AM CST

Samsung 840 250GB SSD Review

Samsung 840 250GB SSD Review

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 write limit send him for a cold shower? | Thu, Nov 29 2012 3:26 PM CST

Samsung 840 500GB SSD Review

Samsung 840 500GB SSD Review

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 size. Does TLC show the love or is this low-cost offering another low-budget blunder? | Wed, Nov 28 2012 3:02 AM CST

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review

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. | Tue, Nov 27 2012 11:00 AM CST

Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB 6-Bay 2.5inch Drive Cage Review

Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB 6-Bay 2.5inch Drive Cage Review

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. | Wed, Nov 21 2012 1:04 AM CST

SanDisk Extreme 480GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme 480GB SSD Review

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 price. | Mon, Nov 19 2012 8:33 AM CST

Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD Review

Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD Review

Silicon Power's Slim S70 is a high performance SSD with Intel 25nm synchronous flash and a 7mm Ultrabook friendly package. | Fri, Nov 16 2012 11:14 AM CST

Thecus Top Tower N6850 6-Bay NAS Review

Thecus Top Tower N6850 6-Bay NAS Review

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. | Thu, Nov 8 2012 9:27 AM CST

Corsair Neutron Series GTX 480GB SSD Review

Corsair Neutron Series GTX 480GB SSD Review

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. | Mon, Nov 5 2012 1:42 AM CST

QNAP TS-869 Pro 8-Bay NAS Review

QNAP TS-869 Pro 8-Bay NAS Review

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 drive count NAS products, but reduces some of the enterprise features only used in large office environments. | Thu, Nov 1 2012 1:12 PM CDT

Comay Venus Pro 3 240GB SSD Review

Comay Venus Pro 3 240GB SSD Review

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. | Thu, Oct 18 2012 9:18 PM CDT

I have $450 to spend on my PC, should I spend it all on a GPU or split it with a GPU and SSD?

Ask the Experts: I have $450 to spend on my PC, should I spend it all on a GPU or split it with a GPU and SSD?

Should I upgrade just my GPU, or buy an SSD and GPU at the same time? | Mon, Oct 15 2012 5:22 PM CDT

Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD Review

Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD Review

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 reduces the total cost, but does it also significantly reduce performance? | Sun, Oct 14 2012 10:01 PM CDT

Synology DS412+ NAS Review

Synology DS412+ NAS Review

Synology's DS412+ NAS has quiet operation, along with a small footprint but big performance, and a number of consumer and business features. | Thu, Oct 11 2012 1:18 AM CDT

Transcend SSD720 256GB SSD Review

Transcend SSD720 256GB SSD Review

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 the best RAISE free SandForce offering yet. | Mon, Oct 8 2012 10:13 AM CDT

Synology NAS DSM Software Deep Dive

Synology NAS DSM Software Deep Dive

With more Synology products entering our review pool, it's time we take a closer look at the software and advanced features. | Thu, Oct 4 2012 4:45 AM CDT

KingFast F3 Plus 240GB 7mm SSD Review

KingFast F3 Plus 240GB 7mm SSD Review

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. | Tue, Oct 2 2012 1:18 AM CDT

MDSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed 128GB SLC SSD Review

MDSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed 128GB SLC SSD Review

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. | Thu, Sep 27 2012 2:12 AM CDT

Strontium HAWK Series 120GB SSD Review

Strontium HAWK Series 120GB SSD Review

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 outing with FW 5.0.4. Many firsts today, this will be interesting. | Wed, Sep 19 2012 12:09 PM CDT

Zalman F1 240GB SSD Review

Zalman F1 240GB SSD Review

Just days after looking at the 120GB model, Chris is back with the 240GB to see how it performs. | Tue, Sep 18 2012 12:59 AM CDT

Zalman F1 120GB SSD Review

Zalman F1 120GB SSD Review

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 and is an impressive performer. | Tue, Sep 11 2012 10:07 AM CDT

Corsair Force GT (2012) 240GB SSD Review

Corsair Force GT (2012) 240GB SSD Review

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. | Thu, Sep 6 2012 12:37 AM CDT

SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review

SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review

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 couple of reviews this one has TRIM now as well. | Fri, Aug 31 2012 10:45 AM CDT

VisionTek Racer Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review

VisionTek Racer Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review

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? | Wed, Aug 29 2012 10:35 AM CDT

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review

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. | Tue, Aug 28 2012 12:36 AM CDT

SanDisk Extreme 240GB Fixed TRIM Solid State Drive Review

SanDisk Extreme 240GB Fixed TRIM Solid State Drive Review

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. | Fri, Aug 24 2012 1:20 AM CDT

Corsair Neutron Series Solid State Drives Review - LAMD or Wolf in a 7mm Package?

Corsair Neutron Series Solid State Drives Review - LAMD or Wolf in a 7mm Package?

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. | Mon, Aug 20 2012 5:00 AM CDT

Areca ARC-1882i PCIe 3.0 RAID Controller Review

Areca ARC-1882i PCIe 3.0 RAID Controller Review

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. | Thu, Aug 16 2012 12:31 AM CDT

Corsair Force GS 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Corsair Force GS 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Corsair finally goes Toggle and with new firmware brings LSI SandForce back to the top. | Tue, Aug 14 2012 11:40 PM CDT

MyDigitalSSD BP3 256GB mSATA SSD Revisited - 3.2 Firmware Update

MyDigitalSSD BP3 256GB mSATA SSD Revisited - 3.2 Firmware Update

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 we had to see for ourselves. | Mon, Aug 13 2012 11:53 PM CDT

OCZ Technology Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Technology Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review

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? | Thu, Aug 9 2012 8:54 AM CDT

Plextor M5 Pro 256GB PX-256M5P Solid State Drive Review

Plextor M5 Pro 256GB PX-256M5P Solid State Drive Review

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. | Tue, Aug 7 2012 9:19 AM CDT

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive Review

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? | Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:32 AM CDT

LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware - TRIM Lost and Found, Performance Investigated

LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware - TRIM Lost and Found, Performance Investigated

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 performance with your LSI SandForce controlled SSD. | Wed, Aug 1 2012 8:24 AM CDT

Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive Review

Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive Review

Hitachi GST, now part of Western Digital, has a new 4TB, 5,400 RPM drive featuring Low-power CoolSpin Technology. | Fri, Jul 27 2012 1:21 PM CDT

Zalman U3M16 16GB SLC Flash Drive Review

Zalman U3M16 16GB SLC Flash Drive Review

SLC flash continues to become affordable and companies like Zalman are making good use of this faster speed NAND. | Mon, Jul 23 2012 7:51 PM CDT

Plextor PX-M5S 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Plextor PX-M5S 256GB Solid State Drive Review

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. | Mon, Jul 23 2012 9:21 AM CDT

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review

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. | Thu, Jul 19 2012 9:11 PM CDT

Western Digital Red Series Review: A Low Cost Validated NAS Specific HDD

Western Digital Red Series Review: A Low Cost Validated NAS Specific HDD

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. | Wed, Jul 18 2012 11:02 AM CDT

OCZ Vertex 3 480GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ Vertex 3 480GB Solid State Drive Review

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. | Tue, Jul 10 2012 7:18 AM CDT

Biwin NuvoDrive NX Novachips Bugatti Preview - World Exclusive

Biwin NuvoDrive NX Novachips Bugatti Preview - World Exclusive

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 racy name. | Mon, Jul 9 2012 8:27 AM CDT

LSI Evolves to PCI Express 3.0 - New Products Announced

LSI Evolves to PCI Express 3.0 - New Products Announced

LSI discusses several new products that make the leap to PCIe 3.0, unlocking bandwidth on RAID controllers and improving IOPS performance on HBAs. | Wed, Jul 4 2012 12:34 AM CDT

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Firmware 1.4.1.5 Testing

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Firmware 1.4.1.5 Testing

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 by one. | Tue, Jul 3 2012 6:12 AM CDT

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