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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? | Wed, Apr 10 2013 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. | Tue, Apr 9 2013 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. | Mon, Apr 8 2013 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. | Fri, Apr 5 2013 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. | Wed, Apr 3 2013 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. | Wed, Mar 27 2013 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. | Tue, Mar 26 2013 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. | Thu, Mar 14 2013 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. | Fri, Mar 8 2013 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. | Thu, Mar 7 2013 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? | Wed, Mar 6 2013 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. | Tue, Mar 5 2013 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. | Thu, Feb 14 2013 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. | Thu, Feb 7 2013 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. | Wed, Feb 6 2013 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. | Wed, Jan 30 2013 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. | Wed, Jan 30 2013 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. | Tue, Jan 8 2013 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. | Sun, Jan 6 2013 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. | Mon, Dec 31 2012 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. | Mon, Dec 17 2012 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. | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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