Get Ready For an SSD Price War
Jun 20, 2014 - in News
SSD makers may be fighting for your hard earned dollar soon.
A 1400 MB/s SSD: ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 And Samsung's XP941
Jun 5, 2014 - in Reviews
Z97 ushers in new and exciting ways to attach and use storage devices. With support for M.2 PCIe and SATA Express, two sides of the same SSD coin, Z97 improves on Z87. But not everywhere. AsRock add to Z97 with some new tricks, and so we take a look.
Intel Intros SSD For Gamers, Content Creators
Feb 27, 2014 - in News
Meet the new Intel SSD 730 Series.
The SSD 730 Series Review: Intel Is Back With Its Own Controller
Feb 27, 2014 - in Reviews
Once up on a time, Intel's 10-channel controller drove the SSD market forward. When it was replaced by a 6Gb/s processor in 2012, that technology was enterprise-only. Finally, Intel is giving enthusiasts a taste of its home-grown solution in the SSD 730.
Intel SSD 530 Review: A Revised Controller And 20 nm Flash
Oct 31, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel recently lifted the veil on a replacement for its SSD 520, not surprisingly called the SSD 530. It partners new SandForce silicon with IMFT's 20 nm flash for better power consumption and a more modest price tag. Does the evolution pay off?
Intel Unveils the SSD Pro 1500 Series Solid State Drives
Sep 10, 2013 - in News
IDF officially starts today, and Intel is kicking things off with the introduction of a brand new family of professional SSDs aimed at business computers.
Intel Planning "Overclock" Feature for SSDs
Sep 9, 2013 - in News
This may be a compression method to speed up transfers.
Does Your Storage Controller Affect The Performance Of An SSD?
Jul 4, 2013 - in Reviews
End of Life for 25nm-based Intel SSDs Nears
Jun 24, 2013 - in News
Intel is reportedly taking final orders for SSDs based on 25nm NAND flash by mid-October.
The SSD DC S3500 Review: Intel's 6 Gb/s Controller And 20 nm NAND
Jun 11, 2013 - in Reviews
As enterprise SSDs become more specialized and application-focused, Intel is hoping its SSD DC S3500 will strike a chord with customers looking for excellent read performance on a budget. We compare this drive to other notable contenders in its class.
Intel Shows 'World's Fastest' Thumbdrive Using Thunderbolt
Jun 9, 2013 - in News
Small and fast drive was on show at Computex.
In Pictures: Tom's Hardware At NAB Show 2013
May 2, 2013 - in Picture Story
Tom's Hardware was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago for the 90th annual NAB Show. Join us as we review what we saw on the show floor, including cameras, lighting, drones, storage devices, sounds equipment, monitors, and accessories.
Intel Adds 80GB Model to SSD 335 Series
Apr 24, 2013 - in News
Here's another addition to the Intel SSD 335 Series.
Almost 20 TB (Or $50,000) Of SSD DC S3700 Drives, Benchmarked
Apr 14, 2013 - in Reviews
We've already reviewed Intel's SSD DC S3700 and determined it to be a fast, consistent performer. But what happens when we take two-dozen (or about $50,000) worth of them and create a massive RAID 0 array? Come along as we play around in storage heaven.
Intel SSD 525 Review: Five mSATA Drives, From 30 To 240 GB
Apr 7, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel has a new family of mSATA-based SSDs powered by SandForce's second-gen controller. Dubbed the SSD 525, we have all five capacities in our lab. Can the promise of strong performance, 5,000 P/E cycles, and a five-year warranty make up for high prices?
Intel Adds New Capacity, Case Design to SSD 335 Series
Feb 4, 2013 - in News
If the 240GB model was too expensive, here's a cheaper 180GB version of Intel's SSD 335 Series.
Intel SSD DC S3700 Review: Benchmarking Consistency
Jan 30, 2013 - in Reviews
With the recent announcement of the SSD DC S3700, Intel is firmly targeting enterprise customers with something not normally seen on spec sheets: performance consistency. Will their latest offering live up to expectations, or fall short? Lets find out.
Intel Pushing 550 MB/s mSATA Speeds with SSD 525 Series
Jan 28, 2013 - in News
Intel has introduced a new mSATA SSD with SATA 3 bandwidth performance.
Quick Look: Intel's SSD DC S3700 200 And 800 GB Drives
Jan 23, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel recently sent over a pair of its SSD DC S3700 drives at 200 and 800 GB. Our esteemed storage expert just put the finishing touches on his in-depth evaluation, which includes comprehensive consistency analysis and lots of performance detail.
Intel Adds Return Addresses to SSD Labels
Jan 12, 2013 - in News
Intel announced a slight revision to its 520, 525 and DC S3700 series SSDs.
Intel Previews Its PCIe 3.0-Based RAID Cards
Dec 27, 2012 - in News
Intel recently gave us a peek at its next-generation PCI Express 3.0-based RAID cards.
Intel Releases 20 nm, 240 GB Solid State Drive
Oct 30, 2012 - in News
Intel just released its Solid-State Drive 335 Series.
Intel SSD 335 240 GB Review: Driving Down Prices With 20 nm NAND
Oct 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Intel's SSD 335 is a refresh of the SSD 330 sporting 20 nm MLC NAND flash. Does it alter performance? Not really. Pricing? Yes. How about endurance? That's hard to say for certain. There's only one model, though, with 240 GB of capacity. We test it today.
Intel Pits HDD Against SSD in Human Productivity Faceoff
Oct 4, 2012 - in News
Intel takes a look at what its SATA 6Gb/s SSD can do for productivity in an office environment.
TRIM Command Confirmed With RAID 0 on Intel 7 Series
Aug 16, 2012 - in News
Intel makes the TRIM command available within a RAID 0 setup with Intel RST Driver versions 11.0 and newer
Intel Developing New SSD Specification for Ultrabooks
Aug 3, 2012 - in News
Intel is pushing for a new mSATA SSD standard for Ultrabooks called NGFF.
Intel Expected to Drop SSD Prices in August
Jul 13, 2012 - in News
If you are planning on purchasing a solid state disk, it may be worth it to wait another few weeks.
Intel SSD 910 Review: PCI Express-Based Enterprise Storage
Jul 2, 2012 - in Reviews
PCIe-based SSDs have evolved rapidly, with companies like Fusion-io, LSI, and OCZ leading the way. Intel is betting that its reputation for quality and reliability in the enterprise sector are enough to overcome that head-start as it launches SSD 910.
SSD Prices Continue to Trend Downward
Jun 25, 2012 - in News
As hard drive prices remain high since the Thailand floods of 2011, the SSD prices have taken a different trend, a much appreciated downward trend in prices.
SandForce SF-2000 Controllers Limited to 128-Bit Encryption
Jun 12, 2012 - in News
In a quality audit, it was discovered that the SF-2000 Series Controllers don't operate at its 256-Bit Encryption specificaton, but currently is limited to 128-Bit Encryption