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Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review

Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review

With all of the capacity sizes in hand, we're finally ready to take a closer look at the Crucial M500 products. We start things off with the 120GB model, the smallest capacity size in the new SSD series. | Jul 12, 2013 at 8:02 am CDT

Plextor PX-M5M mSATA 256GB SSD Review

Plextor PX-M5M mSATA 256GB SSD Review

At this point nearly every notebook and ultrabook ships with an mSATA slot. Some products ship with the slot populated and others hide the connector under the keyboard. Upcoming products based on Haswell CPUs will bring more SATA III mSATA ports to notebooks. It's time to find products to populate them. | Jul 5, 2013 at 12:01 am CDT

MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB SSD Review

MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB SSD Review

In our search to find a Crucial M500 960GB for sale, we stumbled across a new high-capacity SSD. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 is a solid product, we've already tested the other capacity sizes, but today we see if the large capacity model does as well as the smaller versions. | Jul 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm CDT

RunCore Pro IV 256GB PATA ZIF SSD Review

RunCore Pro IV 256GB PATA ZIF SSD Review

RunCore offers an upgrade path for the ZIF form factor with the Pro IV ZIF SSD, and we have it in house for review. | Jul 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm CDT

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 2013 Edition SSD (120GB, 240GB and 480GB) Review

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 2013 Edition SSD (120GB, 240GB and 480GB) Review

Not long ago, we wrote about the Corsair Neutron base model with new 22nm SK Hynix flash. Today Chris walks us through the flagship GTX model that now features new 19nm Toggle flash from Toshiba. | Jun 27, 2013 at 10:31 am CDT

SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD Review

Concluding our coverage of SanDisk Extreme II flagship SSD, we look at the largest capacity sized offered, 480GB. | Jun 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm CDT

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

The 256GB capacity class is the sweet spot for enthusiasts. This size maximizes the price, capacity and performance ratio. SanDisk has high hopes for Extreme II, but in order to sell these drives in big numbers, it has to do well here. | Jun 3, 2013 at 11:30 am CDT

SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD Review

We're starting our SanDisk Extreme II review coverage with the 120GB capacity size. Later today we'll publish reviews of the 240GB and 480GB, but the 120GB size has more talking points and shows why SanDisk now has the most advanced NAND on the market today. | Jun 3, 2013 at 10:30 am CDT

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review

The rapid drop in 25nm flash availability and slow ramp up of 20nm production puts OCZ in a tough position. Vector availability is about to get scarce and Vertex 3.20 can't be profitable at less than $1 per GB. OCZ needs a higher profit product with the flash available today and it has to be faster than SandForce to sell, enter the new OCZ Vertex 450. | May 23, 2013 at 7:45 am CDT

PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD Review

PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD Review

With all the talk about TLC, 20nm and other new forms of flash that reduce the number of P/E cycles - it's nice to see one company fight against the flow. PNY's Prevail Elite is a 10K P/E cycle SSD that uses a LSI SF-2200 Series controller. | May 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm CDT

Corsair Neutron 128GB and 256GB (2013 Hynix Edition) SSD Review

Corsair Neutron 128GB and 256GB (2013 Hynix Edition) SSD Review

Recently Corsair made some changes to their popular Neutron Series products. Both the base model and GTX have new firmware, new flash and new price points. The Neutron 256GB is now one of the best value SSD's on the market and they are selling like crazy. | May 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm CDT

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review

Continuing our coverage of the new Seagate 2013 SSD line up, Chris tests the largest capacity size in the consumer model category. | May 7, 2013 at 8:00 am CDT

Seagate 600 SSD ST240HM000 240GB SSD Review

Seagate 600 SSD ST240HM000 240GB SSD Review

We have a number of Seagate SSD articles hitting TweakTown today. Let's start with the cornerstone of the mainstream consumer class. | May 7, 2013 at 7:05 am CDT

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB with SandForce B02 controller SSD Review

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB with SandForce B02 controller SSD Review

ADATA is first to market with a retail product using SandForce's new B02 stepping controller. SURPRISE! TRIM is also fixed thanks to ADATA's new 5.0.7a firmware that's available for ADATA drives with SandForce 2000 Series controllers. Too little too late, or good things come to those who wait? | Apr 10, 2013 at 1:01 am CDT

Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review

Crucial M500 960GB SSD Review

The Tera-Era has begun! Crucial leverages its 20nm NAND flash to achieve a major milestone, the first consumer 2.5" SSD to reach 1TB. Since parent company Micron owns the flash fab, the price is much better than you might expect. | Apr 9, 2013 at 8:00 am CDT

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

The Intel 335 Series is known as 'That Intel Drive with 20nm Flash', but it's so much more. The 180GB capacity size gives you comfort room with Windows 8 and does very well in our power test. | Apr 8, 2013 at 9:32 am CDT

Plextor M5 Pro 128GB with Xtreme Firmware SSD Review

Plextor M5 Pro 128GB with Xtreme Firmware SSD Review

Plextor has given its M5 Pro 128GB SSD the Xtreme firmware treatment. We put it up against the 128GB kings from Samsung (840 Pro) and OCZ (Vector) to see how it goes. | Apr 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm CDT

Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Review: Five Capacities Tested

Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Review: Five Capacities Tested

Chris takes five Intel mSATA SSDs from the 525 Series for a spin. The mSATA standard is all around you in new products and you might not even know your new notebook has an open mSATA slot. | Apr 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm CDT

OCZ Vertex 3 .20 120GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 .20 120GB SSD Review

Today Chris tests the new OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB and finally gets a chance to put IMFT 20nm next to Toshiba 19nm NAND. | Mar 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm CDT

OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ brings makes changes to an old favorite and repositions SandForce to the mainstream market. | Mar 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm CDT

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Kingston brings SF-2281 to the mainstream with 19nm Toggle NAND and new 5.0.5 firmware. We look at this new mainstream role for LSI SandForce SATA 6G controllers and how it changes the market from now till NGFF. | Mar 14, 2013 at 10:06 am CDT

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review

The battle for the enthusiast crown continues. Today Chris finishes the series of the 840 Pro verses Vector in this showdown between the two highest performing enthusiast class SSDs. | Mar 8, 2013 at 10:54 am CST

Monster Digital Daytona 240GB SSD Review

Monster Digital Daytona 240GB SSD Review

We finally received TRIM enabled firmware for the Daytona, a SSD we've had for several months. The late firmware was just the start of issues that surround the Daytona and the sum of all of these problems lead us to question anyone buying a SSD from Monster Digital. | Mar 7, 2013 at 9:10 am CST

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD Review

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD Review

Plextor's new flagship M5 Pro Xtreme hits our lab in the 256GB capacity size. Can Plextor break into the top performance tier with this product or will Xtreme just be another mainstream drive with aspirations of the crown? | Mar 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm CST

Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD with Xtreme 1.02 Firmware Review

Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD with Xtreme 1.02 Firmware Review

Plextor announced its new M5 Pro Xtreme SSD at CES 2013, but M5 Pro owners also received a free performance increase thanks to new Xtreme firmware. | Mar 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm CST

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review

In the enthusiast SSD market two products stand taller than the rest - the OCZ Vector and Samsung's 840 Pro. Today we're looking at the 256GB capacity size. Two drives enter, one drive leaves the champion. | Feb 14, 2013 at 1:56 am CST

MyDigitalSSD BP4 120GB 2.5-inch SSD Review

MyDigitalSSD BP4 120GB 2.5-inch SSD Review

Yesterday we published our review of the new MyDigitalSSD BP4 240GB. Today we're running the smaller 120GB model through the ringer. This drive costs less than $100 and uses the latest NAND technology on the market today. | Feb 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm CST

MyDigitalSSD BP4 2.5-inch 240GB SSD Review

MyDigitalSSD BP4 2.5-inch 240GB SSD Review

Always on the cutting edge of flash technology, leading the capacity vs. price ration, MyDigitalSSD is back with a new, faster Bullet Proof. BP4 uses new Toshiba Toggle 2 NAND with 16K page sizes for higher performance and the new over-provisioning increases random performance. | Feb 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm CST

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk brings another consumer friendly SSD to the market. This four-channel controlled drive should hit a very low price point and the programming should keep it very quick. | Jan 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm CST

Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff' 256GB SSD Preview

Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff' 256GB SSD Preview

You don't hear a lot about this drive since it's a business class product, but it does pack some new technology and innovative features straight from Toshiba's R&D department. | Jan 30, 2013 at 1:10 am CST

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD Review

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD Review

The most talked about SSD in 2012 finally makes an appearance. At this time there are two high-end drives fighting it out for the enthusiast performance crown, OCZ's Vector and the drive were looking at today, Samsung's 840 Pro. | Jan 8, 2013 at 2:23 am CST

Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review

Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review

Mushkin has quietly held a price lead throughout 2012 on the 480 / 512GB capacity size. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn't always the absolute lowest priced SSD in this size, but it's the lowest priced SSD with synchronous / toggle mode flash. | Jan 6, 2013 at 12:44 am CST

OCZ Vector 512GB SSD Review

OCZ Vector 512GB SSD Review

The holidays are past us and hopefully you're left with a wad of cash in your checking account after depositing all of the checks received because no one understands what the items are on your wish list. OCZ has a worthy upgrade if you're ready for ultimate PC performance. | Dec 31, 2012 at 4:01 am CST

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. | Dec 17, 2012 at 12:36 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. | Dec 11, 2012 at 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. | Dec 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm 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. | Nov 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm 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? | Nov 29, 2012 at 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? | Nov 28, 2012 at 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. | Nov 27, 2012 at 11:00 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. | Nov 19, 2012 at 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. | Nov 16, 2012 at 11:14 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. | Nov 5, 2012 at 1:42 am CST

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. | Oct 18, 2012 at 9:18 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? | Oct 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm 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. | Oct 8, 2012 at 10:13 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. | Oct 2, 2012 at 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. | Sep 27, 2012 at 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. | Sep 19, 2012 at 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. | Sep 18, 2012 at 12:59 am CDT

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