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Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD is powered by the firm's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND
Crucial is taking another crack at producing a cost effective SSD, this time upgrading its controller to the same Marvell chip used by the high-end M550. The price/performance result is unrivaled.
Corsair has announced the newest addition to the Voyager family at Computex 2014. The new flash drive will support USB 3.0, and 2.0. It will feature "SSD Performance" inside of a USB flash drive.
Plextor's new M6 range puts custom firmware, Toshiba NAND flash memory and a Marvell controller in three different packages: a regular 2.5" SATA drive, an mSATA drive and a PCI Express/M.2 drive.
A Japanese research team studying the NAND chips used in solid state drives has discovered a way to boost the speed of the devices by up to 300% with nothing more than a simple firmware update.
Apple's freshly released MacBook Airs have been benchmarked and the results are mixed. Processor speed has increased due to Intel's lastest Haswell chips while memeory performance has decreased.
SanDisk have revealed their 4TB Solid State Drive, a first of it's kind, available in the standard 2.5" form factor and promises "high performance at consumer cost".
OCZ is replacing its RevoDrive 3 X2 with the RevoDrive 350, touted as being the ultimate storage solution for intensive workstation applications, with x8 PCIe 2.0 support and crazy read/write speeds.
Intel has abandoned plans to offer solid state drives that could be overclocked by their owners in favor of a new SSD line, the 730 series, that the company claims pushes performance to the limit.
When solid state drives first started replacing HDDs, they had to fit into computer chassis or laptop drive bays built for HDDs, however that's not a requirement and that's becoming more evident today
The Black2 crams both solid state and disk drive technologies into one drive. Similar to a desktop config, the Black2 makes the flash portion a primary boot drive with the HDD serving as bulk storage.
The Vector 150 is an evolutionary step forward for OCZ's enthusiast series, improving the original Vector's endurance and security. Performance-wise, this isn't a big step forward, however.
To be clear, the SSD 840 Evo is still aimed at performance buffs, while the older SSD 840 Pro series is largely aimed at enthusiasts willing to pay for the best performance.
SanDisk is pricing the 240GB Extreme II competitively fetching around $230, right on target with the Vertex 450 and also in the neighborhood of the Samsung 840 Pro, which will remain a secondary...
Samsung has just announced they have started mass production of their latest SSD series. The new lineup will use PCIe and this will provide more than double the performance compared to current SSDs.
Known as the Vertex 450, this new SSD uses the ‘Barefoot 3 M10' controller, which features a power-optimized clock generator and runs at a slightly lower clock speed.
Microsoft put in a new automatic update for owners of the Surface Pro PC this week that the company says is designed to improve the performance of its SSD during the boot process.
Seagate has announced they have managed to sell a total of two billion hard disk drives. Half of the sales happened in the last four years alone while the first half took almost 29 years.
Seagate has announced that it will no longer make 7200rpm mobile 2.5 hard drives after the end of 2013, which may be a sign that notebooks may slowly do away with hard drives in favor of SSDs.
Being assaulted by tablets, smartphones and SSDs the global hard disk drive market revenue is expected to decline by nearly 12% in 2013 as the price for storage will continue to come down.
A new study by iSuppli predicts that sales of SSDs will go much higher in the next few years, citing more and more Windows 8-based notebooks and ultrabooks will be using them instead of hard drives.
OCZ is finally ready to unveil its first truly in-house SSD controller. It's been three years since Indilinx released a new controller and they are doing so today with the Barefoot 3 and the Vector...
The contenders include the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB, Samsung 840 120GB and Crucial m4 128GB. The most affordable high-capacity SSD featured in our roundup is the Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB, while the...
In most instances, an SSD is the best component upgrade for any modern system, but Acer took things one step further as the S5 is equipped with two 128GB SSDs in a RAID0 configuration.
The new Samsung SSD 840 Pro is said to refine the 830 Series' firmware with faster random and sustained performance as well as improved reliability.
We took notice when Crucial announced its m4 mSATA SSD in a 256GB capacity at under $1/GB. The mSATA drive is tiny compared to Crucial's standard 2.5" m4, and despite the size difference, both...
By mid 2012, SSD prices fell through the floor, costing approximately half as much as last year. Granted, that's still nowhere near as economical as standard hard drives, so companies have continued..
Since the Octane's launch, OCZ has whipped up a second-gen Everest controller, the silicon behind the company's new Vertex 4. Despite touting more performance than the Octane series, the Vertex 4...
Wait, your SSD wasn't fast enough? You'll be pleased to know a group of Japanese researchers agree, so they've managed to find a way to squeeze some more performance from available technologies.
Kingston has released a pair of new SF-2281-based drives said to emphasize speed and affordability: the HyperX 3K and the SSDNow V+200.
The Crucial Adrenaline is a cache solution meant to work along your existing disk drive, using a 50GB SSD to act as solid state flash-based cache for your larger primary hard drive.
A group of researchers, including one from Microsoft Research, believe that solid state drives will have performance issues in the future as the circuitry inside those drives continues to decrease.
Intel has adopted the SandForce SF-2281 controller for the SSD 520 Series but they've co-defined and validated the firmware for a unique implementation. Let's check out their new premium consumer SSD.
The recent flooding in Thailand has had some impacts upon the availability of hard drives for all computer manufacturers, except Apple, it seemed. Now, even the Cupertino company cannot source drives.
The maker of one of the most popular solid state drives, Kingston, predicts that prices for SSDs will finally cause the average consumer to pick them before regular hard drives by the end of 2012.
OCZ has launched its RevoDrive Hybrid, which fuses a 100GB SSD to a PCB alongside a 1TB 2.5" hard drive and connects using the PCI Express 2.0 x4 bus. At $500, it is priced at a peculiar $0.50/GB.
OCZ Technology have announced plans to release a 2.5 inch solid state drive that will go up to 1 TB in storage space. People who buy it will likely have to put off mortgage payments on their house.
HP plans to launch its alternatives for normal flash storage as well as solid state drives within 18 months, according to statements made by Stan Williams, Senior Fellow at HP.
The Samsung 830 Series embraces the SATA 6Gb/s interface, touting 520MB/s reads and 400MB/s writes. Carrying a house-crafted controller and memory this latest entry to market doesn't look as it will..
On the heels of its performance-orientated Wildfire series, Patriot has developed a more cost effective solution for mainstream system builders based on SandForce's SF-2281 controller.
Kingston's HyperX SSD came out of the gates swinging and delivered an impressive show, gnawing on the Vertex 3's ankles every step of the way.
Released last May, the Z68 chipset serves as Intel's enthusiast-level LGA1155 platform. In addition to combining the functionality of its H67 and P67 chipsets, the Z68 offers some impressive new features, including Intel's Smart Response...
We've been following the evolution of solid state drives for some time now, highlighting the most relevant offerings at any given time, and noting the impact newer controllers had in improving performance. The last few...
Crucial announced worldwide availability of its next-generation solid-state drive late last month. Known simply as the "m4," the company's latest entry is hailed as the successor to its award-winning RealSSD C300, promising to deliver more...