Monday, July 21, 2014
- 10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
- 5:41 am | Samsung Debuts High-End SSD Powered by 3D V-NAND Flash with Ten Years Warranty. Samsung Unveils New Flagship SSD Based on 3D V-NAND Memory
Monday, June 16, 2014
- 10:33 pm | Failures of Hard Disk Drives Remain the Leading Cause of Data Loss. HDDs Remain the Most Popular Storage Technology and the Common Cause of Data Loss
- 7:17 pm | SanDisk Set to Acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 Billion. SanDisk to Boost Presence on Enterprise SSD Market with Acquisition of Fusion-io
Thursday, June 5, 2014
- 11:43 am | SanDisk Unveils Industry’s First Consumer SSDs with Ten-Year Warranty. SanDisk Extreme Pro Sports Up to 960GB Capacities, Extreme Performance, Unprecedented Warranty
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?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
We got our hands on two unique SSDs from Corsair based on principally new hardware platform with an LAMD LM87800 controller inside.
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.
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 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.