OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SandForce SF-2582 200GB SSD Preview

Now that we’ve had some time with the Vertex 3 Pro SSD carrying the new SandForce SF-2000 series controller, we can say that we’re impressed with the performance. That comes with a bit of a caveat for those not on the Sandy Bridge P67 platform. Curious? Those interested in buying any next-gen SandForce drive might want to read what we found so you don’t buy something you may regret.

By Joe Evans

RunCore Pro V 120GB Solid-State Drive Review

RunCore may not be a household name but they sure know how to make a quality SSD. We put their SandForce SF-1200 based 120GB Pro V drive through our battery of tests to see just how it fared against others we have tested. Have they managed to eke out more performance than others using the same controller? Take a look and see.

By Joe Evans

LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 300GB PCI Express SSD Review

Cram six SandForce SF-1500 controllers in a RAID 0 array with 384GB of SLC NAND and one high-end RAID controller on one device and what do you have? A $11,500 MSRP solid state drive that blazes up to 240k IOPs and calls your SSD a sissy. Yeah, its like that. Read on to see how the LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 performs in our test system!

By Joe Evans

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

Samsung has released their 470 Series line of SSDs which feature Samsung components exclusively. This is a refreshing change from the legions of SandForce clones out there but can they compete with the best drives we’ve tested and how will they stand up over time? We’ll answer one and unveil our plan for the other in our review.

By Joe Evans

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

The Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage is a USB Flash Drive with both performance and functionality. Featuring an innovative Quad Channel configuration, data is intelligently managed and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips resulting in vastly enhanced performance, particularly write speeds: Rage improves on traditional USB 2.0 Flash Drives to offer up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds. Read on to see how it performs!

By charles

QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage Review

QNAP’s Turbo NAS TS-419P+ is an updated version of the company’s 419P Model released more than two years ago. With an updated processor and boasting the ability to stream to a multitude of devices including Apple iOS Devices, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and Sony’s PlayStation 3, it could just be the device every Home Theater Enthusiast is looking for to help tame their DVD Collection. Read the full article to see if it delivers on its promises.

By dicecca112

CES 2011: Micron C400 256GB 25nm SSD Speed Demo

The Micron RealSSD C400 looks the same from the outside and that doesn’t make for a very interesting story. We were able to get Justin Sykes, Director of SSD marketing for Micron Technology to give us a live demo of the new 256GB C400 versus a traditional 5400RPM hard drive in a pair of identical IBM notebook PCs that are fairly common among business travelers.

By Nathan Kirsch

Kingston HyperX MAX USB 3.0 128GB External SSD Review

Kingston’s HyperX MAX 3.0 is an external SSD with a USB 3.0 interface that promises reads up to 195MB/s and writes up to 160MB/s. Akin to an over-sized and supercharged thumb drive, it could just be your salvation for a speedy and portable backup solution. Read the full article to see if it performs and wins our hearts.

By Joe Evans

Zalman N Series 128GB SandForce SF-1222 SSD Review

It seems like every week another company joins the SSD fray with a drive of their own. Granted, there’s still a lot of users that still haven’t made the leap from the trusty old platter hard drive. Does Zalman, a company best known for their cooling and cases, have what it takes to get a piece of the SSD pie? They’re making an effort with their launch of two different SSD lines. We’ll have a look at the N Series to see if it stacks up with the other SandForce drives already on the market.

By Joe Evans

Kingston SSDNow V+100 128GB SSD Review

Kingston has rolled out their SSDNow V+100 SSD series which they claim is 25% faster than its predecessor even though it utilizes the same Toshiba controller. This drive has TRIM support for Windows 7 users and ‘always-on’ garbage collection for those running older operating systems like Windows Vista and XP. Check out the article to see how the SSDNow V+100 does in both synthetic and real world benchmarks!

By Joe Evans

OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCIE SSD Review

The second generation of the OCZ RevoDrive, dubbed the RevoDrive X2, arrived for testing and we were giddy with geek fueled excitement to see just how well it performed. Curious? I’ll spoil the suspense now and sum it up in one word – WOW. See for the results for yourself in our in-depth review that includes real world benchmark tests!

By Joe Evans

Corsair Force 40GB Boot Drive SSD Review

We’ve seen several different capacities of Corsair’s Force SSD drives on our test benches this year and we’ve been impressed with their performance. Corsair is now offering a 40GB version which will primarily fit the demographic for users who want a boot drive with the speed of an enthusiast level SSD but without the price tag of the higher capacity drives. Will it knock the popular Intel 40GB off of boot drive hill?

By Joe Evans

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB SandForce SF-1222 SSD Review

G.Skill hasn’t been the most active in terms out putting out SSDs but sometimes slow and steady wins the race. We had the pleasure of test driving the 120GB Phoenix Pro to see how it compared to its peers in the marketplace. Will it crash and burn or will it rise from the ashes? Read on to see how this SandForce Driven SSD does compared to some of the biggest names in the industry.

By Joe Evans

Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review

These days many consumers and enthusiasts are looking for massive storage capacities, and for more than a year the largest capacity desktop hard drive that you could buy was 2TB. All that changed today when Western Digital announced the world’s first 3.0 Terabyte drive that is available for internal desktop use! Read on to see how this 3TB hard drive performs!

By Nathan Kirsch

SandForce SF-2000 Series SSD Controllers Detailed

SandForce is making some news today by announcing the availability of the SF-2000 Family of SSD controllers. This new SSD controller features a SATA III 6Gbps host interface, DuraClass Technology, 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS (Input-output Operations Per Second) and sustained sequential read/write performance of 500 Megabytes per second. Yes, you are reading that right! This new controller will be able to max out the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 bus at 500MB/s read/write!

By Nathan Kirsch