Strontium Hawk Series 120GB SSD Review

Strontium Hawk Series 120GB SSD Review

Strontium is not on the radar of most consumers and the Hawk Series SSD we received is our first official look at one of their products. They say first impressions are everything and we were immediately taken by the styling off the drive as soon as we opened the package. With a SF-2281 controller running the show, does the performance match the beauty? Have a read to see.

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Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review – Link_A_Media Controller

Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review – Link_A_Media Controller

If, like us, you’re ready for something fresh in the SSD market you’re in for a treat. Corsair has launched their Neutron series of SSDs with a brand new controller from Link_A_Media Devices and the results of our benchmarks show it to be a serious competitor. Should the other drive makers be looking over their shoulder? Have a look to see what we have to say about it.

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ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review

ADATA markets the SX900 line of SSDs as the “most powerful SSD on Earth” which is a bold statement and bound to catch the attention of potential customers. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller through a SATA III interface, we expect high performace but is it really the best and what about the TRIM issue that has recently cropped up? Read on to see what we have to say about both questions.

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Crucial V4 256GB SATA II SSD Review

Crucial V4 256GB SATA II SSD Review

With all of the SATA III drives coming out with regularity, those with older SATA II hardware might be feeling a little left out in the cold. Never fear, Crucial has a line of V4 SSDs in various capacities that are SATA II based with peformance that’s admirable. How did it fare? Have a look at the article to see the numbers and our impressions.

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Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB Drive Review

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB Drive Review

It’s extremely easy to carry around gigabytes of data on storage devices in our pockets or bags and it’s equally as easy to have that storage device lost or stolen. All the more reason to protect that data by using a device that secures your data without the hassle of extrernal contrivances that get in the way. Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB 2.0 flash drive is well suited to protect your data at a reasonable price – but will it come at the expense of performance? Read on to see.

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Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB SSD Review

If you thought you couldn’t afford a decent SSD, you may just be wrong. Kingston’s V200 series drives are aimed at the cost conscious consumer yet carry some nice performance numbers of 300MB/s reads and 190MB/s writes. With pricing well below $1 per usable GB, there’s little reason to sit and wait on a spinning platter drive. Check out the specifics like the nicely appointed bundle in the article.

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Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 50GB Drive Review

Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 50GB Drive Review

Admit it. You’ve often wondered what would happen if you took an SSD controller, like the SandForce SF-1200, crammed it into a thumb drive with gobs of NAND and let it run wild with an eight channel architectural design. Well, now you no longer have to wonder because we’ll show you what happens when we put the USB 3.0 Express RC8 50GB flash drive from Super Talent to the test.

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Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review

The Corsair Accelerator SSD cache drive series was designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft Windows based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. We take a look at the Corsair Accelerator 30GB to see how it performs on a computer that is nearly a year old to see if it helps boost performance. Read on to find out more about this SSD Cache drive and see what happens.

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston did a fabulous job with their HyperX SSD, earning our Editor’s Choice award last year. They’ve taken that same formula, dropped the endurance of the NAND along with the price, and give it a little different color scheme to offer up the HyperX 3K drive. How does it compare in performance to the original HyperX 5K drive as well as the other drives we’ve tested? Take a peek to see!

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SanDisk Extreme SATA III 240 GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme SATA III 240 GB SSD Review

Don’t look now but here comes another SandForce SF-2281 drive, this time by SanDisk. This is the first time we’ve had our hands on an SSD from SanDisk but are very familiar with their other products. Can their expertise in the storage industry help their Extreme series drive top the performance charts? With high-density, Toggle Mode NAND and read and write specifications of 550MB/s and 520MB/s, we think it’s got a shot. Check out the full review to see.

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WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

Western Digital recently announced the next generation of its top-selling My Passport line of portable hard drives, offering consumers a fresh new enclosure design and the first-ever 2 TB capacity in a portable drive. We were able to get our hands on one of these 2 TB My Passport drives and put it to the test to see how easy it is to setup and how fast the hard drive inside is. Read on to see if this is the right portable product to backup and transport your critical data!

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Mushkin Chronos MX 120GB SSD Review

Mushkin Chronos MX 120GB SSD Review

Mushkin is best known for their memory products and while they don’t have an expansive line of SSDs, they offer a drive for just about every type of user. The Chronos MX is not their flagship drive but chews up some serious data with popular SF-2281 controller under the hood. How does it compare with the long list of SandForce drives we tested? Have a look!

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Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 Store ‘n’ Go Portable Hard Drive Review

Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 Store ‘n’ Go Portable Hard Drive Review

The Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go is a compact external portable hard drive that features a sleek finish and comes with the fastest USB connectivity available, SuperSpeed USB 3.0. We take the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 500GB USB 3.0 drive and put it to the test in this review. Read on to see how it performs in the benchmarks and see how the Nero BackItUp software does when we try to backup our 64GB SSD to this external drive!

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Crucial Adrenaline 50GB m4 Cache SSD Review

Crucial Adrenaline 50GB m4 Cache SSD Review

Cache SSD drives are all the rage now since large capacity SSDs haven’t come down in price to the level that the masses can afford. Crucial’s offering in the SATA 6Gbps interface drive realm is the 50GB Adrenaline m4 SSD which, when paired with the supplied Dataplex software, can really boost performance. How does it compare with other cache solutions and against a full fledged SSD system? Have a look and see.

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