Solid State Drives

  • Samsung Unveils PM-840 SSD Series

    Memory giant Samsung unveiled its newest line of high-performance consumer solid-state drives, the PM-840 series. Built in the 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the PM-840 features a faster processor that yields random access performance numbers unheard of for simple consumer SSDs.

  • Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review

      Small mSATA SSD drives slowly become more and more popular since, due to their tiny size, they are ideal for use in ultra-portable notebooks and on motherboards. Gigabyte has a long list of motherboards with mSATA slots which initially were meant only to be used as a caching solution with small SSDs installed; as

  • Crucial Launches V4 Series Mainstream Consumer SSD

    Crucial announced its newest line of mainstream consumer SSDs, the V4 series. The drives come in standard capacities, at extremely low price per GB, and could be an inventory-clearing exercise by the memory giant. 

  • Intel Plans SSD 335, SSD 525 Series for 2013

    Intel is planning two new lines of client SSDs in 2013, including the mainstream SSD 335 series, and the performance SSD 525 series. The company could deploy its newest 20 nm NAND flash memory tech on some of these drives.

  • Biwin Gives its Entire 2.5-inch SSD Lineup 7 mm-thick Casing Option

    Instead of bloating its lineup with "new" 7 mm-thick SSD models, Biwin announced 7 mm-thick casing options for nearly all its SSDs in the 2.5-inch form-factor. The slimmer drives are designed for compact PC form-factors such as the Ultrabook.

  • Mushkin Announces Catalyst Cache SSD

    Mushkin may not be the first to the market with cache-SSDs, but its latest Catalyst series seeks to address the problem of low capacity in this class of SSDs, by being available in higher than usual capacities, to hold more "hot data."

  • MSI Enters SSD Business with Reflex Series

    After some more than decent motherboards and graphics cards, MSI is readying its newest product line that is closely tied to the PC enthusiast community, high-performance solid-state drives. Pictures of its Reflex series of client SSDs were leaked to the media. 

  • Silicon Power Outs Velox V70 SSD

    Silicon Power announced its newest line of performance-segment client SSDs, the Velox V70. The drives come in capacities as high as 480 GB, and are driven by SandForce SF-2281 controllers.

  • Lower Intel SSD Prices Take Effect, 240 GB SSD 330 Model Introduced

    The reduced suggested retailer pricing for Intel's SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520 series that we reported last week, has taken effect, according to an Intel press-release. The company also announced a 240 GB variant of the SSD 330.

  • Apacer Outs SAFD 25A Series Enterprise SSDs

    Apacer launched its newest line of enterprise/industrial SSDs, the SAFD 25A series. Built in the 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the SSDs come in variants with SLC and MLC NAND flash memory.

  • Intel Mulls SSD Price Cuts

    Intel is chalking out a wide range of price cuts for its consumer SSD families, which will likely take effect in August. The updated pricing will see prices go down by as much as 37 percent. Prices of several models in the SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520 series, are on the chopping block.

  • Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD Review

      One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today

  • ADATA Releases XPG SX910 SSD

    ADATA unveiled its newest performance-segment consumer SSD, the XPG SX910. The new product appears to be a slightly improved version of the XPG SX900 the company launched back in February.

  • LSI Introduces MegaRAID Controllers with PCI Express 3.0 Interface

    In order to answer the "choking" experience its old controllers had while paired with more than couple of Solid State Drives, LSI launched 10 new RAID controller cards and HBA's (High Bandwidth Architecture, for integration on motherboards), all utilizing the PCI Express 3.0 interface.

  • Let these girls introduce ADATA products to you!

    Its easy for us journos to get distracted when we're trying to scour the ground at Computex for news…

  • Toshiba Announces First SSDs with 19 nm-class NAND Flash

    Toshiba announced the first consumer SSDs that utilize its 19 nm-class NAND flash memory. The flash memory innovator released as many as 11 new SSD models, spread across 2.5-inch standard, 2.5-inch 7 mm-thich, and mSATA form-factors. 

  • Crucial Adrenaline 50GB Caching SSD Review

    Crucial, the renowned European manufacturer of memory modules, was amongst first companies to have released a commercial SSD. The firm is a subsidiary company of Micron, the microchip developer and manufacturer. Both the company and the technology have come a long way since then, with Crucial now offering a full line-up of SSD drives for

  • RunCore intros InVincible SSD with physical “self destruct” feature

    When it comes to ensuring your sensitive data doesn't end up in the wrong hands, SSD maker RunCore has come up with the most extreme solution one could think of; a quick, easy and definitive way to eradicate any possibility of your data being retrieved for access by others.

  • Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review

      Patriot Memory is one of the leading US based RAM and SSD manufacturers. Today we are going to have a look at their fastest consumer SSD drive, the Pyro SE. The Pyro SE 120GB drive is a Sandforce SF-2281 based SSD, boasting speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. How does it compare

  • OCZ provides highly impressive firmware 1.4 update for Vertex 4 owners

    Following the launch of OCZ's Vertex 4 series of Indilinx Everest 2 powered SSDs about a month ago, owners of these drives have just been provided with a real tasty morsel in the form of a firmware update that gives a pretty considerable boost to the drives' existing performance characteristics.