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Crucial BX100 250 GB
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's new BX100 SSD is a cost optimized solid state drive at an ultra affordable price point. Being built around a Silicon Motion controller it delivers fast consistent performance, that's just within 1% of the Crucial MX100.

Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 24 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Neutron XT SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 540 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from ADATA, Intel, OCZ and G.Skill."

Crucial BX100 SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 24 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is fair to say that the Crucial BX100 is still much more expensive than a mechanical hard drive however, before dismissing it you would be wise to factor in noise, heat, power consumption, weight, size, durability, encryption, and of course the main attraction of an SSD, performance when comparing the two. Crucial tell us that value, not performance was the driving force behind creating the BX100 and to that end they have clearly succeeded because it is much cheaper than the competition on all levels. Storage capacities are the norm with 120GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB values catered for with prices starting at just £50 for the 120GB but we would suspect that most will be interested in the higher storage capacity variants, perhaps with a view to replacing a standard mechanical hard drive. For this reason we will be putting the range topping 1TB version through its paces in today's review.

Patriot Ignite 480GB Solid State Drive
     Tue, Mar 24 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have not seen a new solid state drive from Patriot in a while. Over the past couple years they sort of took a step back from the SSD industry and focused more on flash memory products and mobile accessories. Well it looks like they are back full a line of solid state drives. Today we will be taking a look at their Ignite drive, which sits at the top of the pack. This drive is powered by the Phison’s latest S10 controller and offers sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 545 MB/s respectively. The Corsair Neutron XT drive, which took home a perfect 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award is also based on the same Phison S10 controller so we are expecting good things from the Ignite. Will it perform? Read on as we find out!"

Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage 500GB Portable Hard Drive
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past several years, many companies have come out with wireless storage options for the ever growing mobile community; Seagate released the Wireless Plus a couple of years ago. At CES 2015, they announced the Seagate Wireless, a mobile storage drive that is designed to stream music, video, photos and other files to mobile devices without wires. Connecting through your devices Wi-Fi, it is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices using the Seagate Mobile App. The Seagate Wireless has a built-in battery that provides up to 6 hours of streaming to three devices at a time. Read on to see how the Seagate Wireless performs.

Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot. A name I haven’t heard in quite some time. Years ago we reviewed a steady stream of their products, then they seemed to vanish from view to focus solely on mobile accessories. While the recent shift back may only be a cautious toe in the water today we look at their latest Solid State Drive, dubbed the ‘Ignite’. On a side note, the company have ditched the Sandforce controller, opting for a Phison controller.

Crucial BX100 500Gb SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial have recently been refreshing and extending their ranges of memory, with DDR4 and SSDs with new models such as the Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs. Performance, silence and low power have become the norm and unless you are wanting big storage numbers, you won’t go wrong with an SSD. Crucial have been manufacturers for years now and they have a big product catalogue to browse and now they are expanding their range even further."

Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD @ Bjorn3d.com
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 11:45A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Packed in a small clam shell about the same size as a normal stick of RAM the Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive can transform a sluggish system into a rip roaring fast machine. With speeds rated to run upwards of 500MB/s Read and 330MB/s Write the Kingston M.2. 120GB SSD packs a mean whollup for a puny price. Seen on shelves for a mere $86.99 USD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104482) the Kingston M.2. 120 GB SSD is probably the best investment, bang for buck, that you can get to bolster a M.2. capable machine."

SanDisk Extreme Pro Solid State Drives Reviewed
     Thu, Mar 19 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we took at look at SanDisk's Extreme II series of solid state drives in June of last year, we began our article by noting, "odds are, if you’ve bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late ‘80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it’s should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company’s own NAND flash memory and Marvel’s popular 88SSS9187 controller." All of that still applies today, as we present to you SanDisk's follow-on product, the Extreme Pro series.

Raidmax Hyperion Review
     Thu, Mar 19 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Hyperion is Raidmax's highest end mATX solution. If you're into watercooling or high airflow you should have a look at this particular model, since it offers a variety of options. Despite it's rather small dimensions it appears to offer quite some space on the inside too.

Crucial MX200 500GB 2-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Wed, Mar 18 2015 | 11:45A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial`s MX200 has launched as a replacement for their awesome performing, low cost, mid-level MX100. The MX200 promises better performance."

Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Solid State Drive
     Wed, Mar 18 2015 | 2:24A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The past year has been a real interesting one for solid state drives. The “big” companies have really taken a real interest in the consumer market and since they are the ones that own the fab houses it is really hard for smaller companies to offer an advantage in price and features. Corsair is a company we always know for quality products and have made a pretty good name for themselves in the SSD market. Today we will be taking a look at their Neutron XT 240 GB solid state drive. They have teamed with Phison, making use if their PS3110 quad-core controller and Toshiba 19 nm MLC NAND. With this combination Corsair says this drive is , “designed for the absolute best in class performance” for a 2.5-inch solid state drive”. Will that hold true? Read on as we find out!"

Crucial MX200 500GB & 1TB Solid State
     Tue, Mar 17 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Crucial and its parent company Micron have been in the SSD market from just about when it started. As many of you know Micron makes much of the NAND we see in many different devices and Crucial is Micron’s consumer brand making solid state drives and other storage devices. Last year we took a look at Crucial’s MX100 drive and we were really impressed with not only its performance, but its aggressive pricing as well. Just announced at CES Crucial is back with the MX200 which Crucial says “pushes things even further” and features their new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology. Will this be the SSD to get in 2015? Read on as we find out…"

Mushkin ECO2 240GB 7mm SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 17 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Selecting the right hard drive for your laptop or PC just became a bit easier thanks to Mushkin. The introduction of the ECO2 series of SSD's brings the price per gigabyte down to well below .50 cents, and it does so with reliability and a trusted brand name. With read speeds up to 550MB/sec and write speeds up to 530MB/sec you are getting a very competitive SSD at an excellent price that is suitable for all of your storage needs. The ECO2 is being introduced in 120, 240, and 480GB capacities and while you would think that at 480GB the price tag would be similarly inflated the 480GB version retails for a mere $159.99 making it the best SSD deal we have seen.

VisionTek 120GB USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Mar 16 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year VisionTek released a USB 3.0 Flash drive called the Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Drive that offers up to 455MB/s read and 440MB/s write on sequential file transfers when used on a system that supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP). The drive is also rated at up to 39,000 IOPS for random 4K performance, so you could actually use this USB 3.0 drive as a Windows To Go bootable USB drive if you wanted to! VisionTek was able to get these speeds by pairing the time tested and proven SandForce SF-2281 controller along with ?Tier 1? high quality NAND Flash memory components. Basically, VisionTek has basically placed all the components of a Solid-State Drive (SSD) in pocket-sized USB storage drive. Read on to see how it performs and what it costs! "

Samsung M9T 2TB (2.5-inch) & Seagate SSHD 2TB
     Mon, Mar 16 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Two mechanical drives from Seagate: The Samsung SpinPoint M9T 2TB is the only standard 9.5mm thick 2.5" notebook drive of this capacity; others are thicker. The Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB is a hybrid desktop model with 8GB of NAND Flash augmenting a 7200 RPM motor and 2x1TB platters.

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