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Plextor M6e Review: Solid State Drive for PCI Express Plextor  Plextor M6e  M.2  NGFF
[06/27/14 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

We all look forward to SATA Express and M.2 interfaces expansion and appearance SSDs for these interfaces. However, we can buy a SSD for PCIe bus, Plextor have gave us such opportunity already. Is it a good choice or we should wait of introducing of other drives with SATA Express and M.2 interfaces?

Crucial M550 Solid State Drive Review Crucial M550  Marvell 88SS9189
[06/12/14 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Previous Crucial SSDs from M500 family had a great popularity thanks to their moderate pricing. But performance of M500 series wasn't such great. That is why Crucial has developed the new M550 family with renewed controller and firmware and with new approach to NAND selection. And this refresh is very promising.

Intel 730 Solid State Drive Review Intel 730  Intel DC S3500  SSD  solid-state drive  SATA 6Gbps
[04/03/14 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Recently Intel has announced a new great PC-class SSD, which has a lot of anticipated features. There are own third generation controller and modern 20-nm MLC NAND. Is Intel 730 an enthusiast dream? Can this drive outperforms unexcelled Samsung 840 Pro. Let’s take a look!

Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive Review: Evolution by Samsung Samsung  samsung 840 evo  samsung mex
[03/10/14 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Despite the current price war Samsung developers work on performance of their SSDs in addition to value. And Samsung 840 EVO is the result of such work. This SSD is one of the greatest technologically advanced drive for consumer market today.

OCZ Vector 150 and OCZ Vertex 460 Review: New SSDs from Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions OCZ  Toshiba  Vector 150  Vertex 460
[02/12/14 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

As OCZ had acquired by Toshiba Corporation, their consumer SSD lineup have remade by using a Toshiba’s 19-nm flash memory. That is why Vector 150 and Vertex 460 were introduced. But have the new products gotten any better with new MLC NAND inside?

Review of Seagate Hard Disk Drives for Network Attached Storage Devices Seagate NAS hard drives  ST2000VN000  ST3000VN000  ST4000VN000
[10/13/13 | by Hugh Barros]

We would like to talk about a series of hard drives from Seagate targeted for use in network attached storage devices. We will review 2, 3 and 4 TB products with SATA 6 Gbps interface support.

Toshiba THNSNH Solid State Drive Review: Dark Horse Toshiba THNSNH  THNSNH256GCST
[09/08/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Have you ever seen consumer SSDs from Toshiba? Yes, this maker sometimes releases press announcements about new SSD models, but we have never seen them in retail. However, now things have changed. Please meet flagship Toshiba THNSNH256GCST with 256 GB storage capacity.

SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive Review SanDisk Ultra Plus
[06/20/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

SanDisk Ultra Plus is a solid state drive with a platform that we are not yet familiar with: it is built on a four-channel Marvell SS889175 controller with 19 nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND manufactured by SanDisk. Will this combination prove to be a winner especially considering it very attractive price?

Samsung 840 Pro and Samsung 840 Solid State Drives Review Samsung 840 Pro  Samsung 840
[06/07/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Samsung currently offers very interesting solid state drives. Some boast outstanding performance, others – are built with inexpensive TLC NAND and come with a very appealing price tag. And our tests prove all of this: we are ready to discuss what we saw when we got our hands on a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB and Samsung 840 250 GB drives.

OCZ Vertex 3.20 Solid State Drive Review: Version 2, Revised. OCZ Vertex 3.20  LSI SF-2281
[05/27/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

OCZ decided to re-release their previous hit – Vertex 3 solid state drive. The new SSD revision uses the same LSI SF-2281 controller, but different flash-memory manufactured using more advanced 20 nm production technology. Have they managed to create yet another eye-catcher? Let’s find out from our new review.

Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive Review: SandForce with New Fixings Kingston SSDNow V300
[05/14/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

You may have the impression that solid state drives on LSI SF-2281 controller have already been studied and tested inside out. However, Kingston managed to come up with a product that turned out genuinely surprising in the most positive way.

Western Digital Red Hard Disk Drives for Network Attached Storage Review Western Digital Red  WD Green WD20EARX  WD RE4-GP WD2002FYPS  WD Red WD20EFRX
[02/13/13 | by Hugh Barros]

We are particularly interested in WD Red hard disk drive series due to its unique positioning for entry-level and mainstream network attached storage devices. Therefore, we decided to check how well the WD Red drives will do in this environment and if they will really outperform the popular WD Green and WD RE4-GP.

Intel SSD 335 vs. Intel SSD 330 Review: Inexpensive SSD Evolution Intel SSD 335  Intel SSD 330
[02/06/13 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Not so long ago Intel started slowly replacing their inexpensive SSD 330 series products with the newer SSD 335 ones. According to the manufacturer, there should be no major differences in the characteristics, but we disagree.

OCZ Vector Solid State Drive Review OCZ Vector  Indilinx Barefoot 3
[11/27/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

OCZ Technology have finally finished their own groundbreaking hardware platform for solid state drives – Indilinx Barefoot 3. And they have every intention to reshape the market by launching their first SSD series based on it called OCZ Vector. Will they succeed?

Plextor M5 Pro and M5S vs. Plextor M3 Pro and M3 Review Plextor M5 Pro  Plextor M5S  Plextor M3 Pro  Plextor M3
[11/08/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Plextor has recently refreshed their SSD lineup by replacing the good old M3 Pro and M3 models with the new promising Plextor M5 Pro and M5S. We decided to compare all four products against one another and also against the new products from the competitors available in the today’s market.

Silicon Power Velox V60 120 GB and Transcend SSD720 128 GB SSD Review Silicon Power Velox V60  Transcend SSD720
[10/24/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

Two different manufacturers, slightly different storage capacity, but absolutely identical hardware based on LSI SF-2281 controller inside. This is the reason why we decided to combine these two products in the same review.

Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX Solid State Drives Review Corsair Neutron  Corsair Neutron GTX
[10/11/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

We got our hands on two unique SSDs from Corsair based on principally new hardware platform with an LAMD LM87800 controller inside.

Corsair Force GS 240 GB Solid State Drive Review Corsair Force GS
[09/17/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

This fall Corsair has prepared a large variety of new promising SSDs. We are going to start by reviewing the Force GS series model that offers a new look at the second generation SandForce platform.

Universal Portable Storage from Buffalo: MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3 Review Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt  HD-PATU3
[09/06/12 | by Doors4ever]

This device has a number of indisputable advantages: compact size, convenience of use, universality as t is compatible with both: Mac OS and Microsoft Windows OS and comes with all cables already included. It boasts elegant and stylish exterior, although we wish the data transfer speed were a little higher.

SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB Review SanDisk Extreme SSD
[08/20/12 | by Ilya Gavrichenkov]

SanDisk Extreme SSD uses SF-2281 controller and 24 nm flash memory made by SanDisk. We have never a seen a combination like that before, so it is particularly interesting to check it out and see if contemporary Toggle Mode NAND will be able to breathe new life into the second-generation SandForce based platform.