One SSD Vs. Two In RAID: Which Is Better?
May 13, 2013 - in Reviews
One SSD is good, right? So, two SSDs in RAID 0 must be better. That’s certainly the case when you're benchmarking sequential performance. But we're finding that, except in extreme examples, one SSD that's twice as large is often better.
Is A SATA 3Gb/s Platform Still Worth Upgrading With An SSD?
Apr 21, 2013 - in Reviews
Today's fastest SSDs already bounce off the SATA 6Gb/s interface's throughput ceiling. Does a 3 Gb/s link kill the performance of those drives? We run a number of synthetic and real-world tests to assess the damage when you upgrade an older platform.
Samsung Mass Producing 128Gb 3-bit MLC NAND Flash
Apr 11, 2013 - in News
Looks like our NAND-based storage solutions are going to get a lot bigger in the near future.
Samsung Acquires SSD Tech Developer Nvelo
Dec 17, 2012 - in News
Nvelo's "SSD caching" systems utilized for speeding up retrieval of data in devices.
Enter to Win a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
Dec 17, 2012 - in News
A chance to win a new SSD every week.
Samsung Ad Shows Slaughter of Cute 'Puppy Laptops'
Nov 20, 2012 - in News
Samsung has come under fire for an commercial it posted to YouTube that likens laptops to puppies and shows people slaughtering their cute little computers.
Get Far Cry 3 Free with Samsung 840-Series 250GB SSD
Nov 19, 2012 - in News
During Black Friday weekend, Samsung is reducing the price of its 250GB 840 Series SSD and throwing in a free copy of Far Cry 3 too.
Samsung Bundling Assassin’s Creed III with 840 Pro SSDs
Nov 7, 2012 - in News
Samsung has launched its new line of 840 Series SSDs, and is including a free copy of Assassin's Creed III with the purchase of the Pro models.
Samsung Intros NAND Flash-Friendly File System
Oct 8, 2012 - in News
Samsung has created a file system for the Linux kernel tuned for NAND flash devices like SSDs, SD cards and more.
Samsung 840 Pro SSD: More Speed, Less Power, And Toggle-Mode 2.0
Sep 24, 2012 - in Reviews
Samsung is taking the wraps off its new flagship 840 Pro SSD. It's promising better performance, lower power consumption, a five-year warranty, and aggressive pricing. Is such a compelling combination of benefits really possible in such a crowded market?
Samsung Mass Producing 128GB Chips for Tablets, Phones
Sep 21, 2012 - in News
Soon we'll see smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets with 128 GB of internal storage.
Best SSDs For The Money: July 2012
Jul 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Although we saw some small price adjustments over the last month, that's not the biggest news. A past recommendation, Samsung's 830, was based on a promotional bundle that some readers reported not getting. We took the issue to Samsung for resolution.
Deals July 25: 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $17.99 FS
Jul 25, 2012 - in News
Here's a special Hump Day treat for you, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy.
Deals July 14: Free $200 Gift Card with Latitude Laptop
Jul 14, 2012 - in News
Why not indulge in some retail therapy to aid a relaxing weekend?
Deals July 10: 64GB USB Flash Drive for $29.99 FS
Jul 10, 2012 - in News
Check out our daily deals for the best Logic Buy has to offer.
Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012
Jun 27, 2012 - in Reviews
We saw a number of price drops over the last month. Case in point: Crucial's 512 GB m4 now sits under $400. We have plenty of other recommendations, including a special bundle for gamers. If you've held off on an SSD upgrade, this month's deals look good.
Deals June 14: 30% off Creative Wireless Headset Bundle
Jun 14, 2012 - in News
Some bargains to go with your Thursday afternoon tech news!
Deals June 13: 15% off iTunes Gift Cards
Jun 13, 2012 - in News
Here's your daily dose of deals to make your Wednesday afternoon go by a little bit faster.
Best SSDs For The Money: May 2012
May 28, 2012 - in Reviews
We're updating this month's recommendations after the introduction of Intel's SSD 330. But the new drives don't affect the outcome of today's story because one vendor in particular is going crazy with price-cutting that earns it several mentions from us.
Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012
Apr 25, 2012 - in Reviews
SSDs prices continue to fall, and we're updating our list of recommendations to reflect those changes. This month, the best deals are found in the $200-350 range. In particular, keep an eye out for 240 GB SSDs priced closer to $1/GB than we've ever seen.
Samsung Intros ''World's Thinnest'' Optical Disc Drive
Apr 25, 2012 - in News
Here's the world's slimmest optical disc drive, ideal for ultrabooks without an optical drive, and tablets for watching movies on the go.
Does Your SSD's File System Affect Performance?
Apr 12, 2012 - in Reviews
SSDs serve up data quickly, and prices are low enough that some enthusiasts may want SSDs for data storage. Does the file system you use matter? We compare performance between FAT32, NTFS, and the newer exFAT file systems on two popular SSD architectures.
Samsung Spins Off Display Unit; Spends $7B on Chip Plant
Apr 3, 2012 - in News
Samsung said that it is building a new factory to manufacture NAND flash chips to meet the growing demand that is especially created by mobile computing devices.
Best SSDs For The Money: February 2012
Feb 27, 2012 - in Reviews
After Valentine's Day, SSDs prices fell once again, and we updated our list to reflect those changes. This month, the best deals are found in the $200-300 range, and there's one bargain in our list for a 240 GB SSD that you simply will not want to miss.
Upgrade Advice: Does Your Fast SSD Really Need SATA 6Gb/s?
Jan 31, 2012 - in Reviews
Are you mulling the potential benefit of an SSD upgrade on a system without 6 Gb/s SATA connectivity? We run the benchmarks on several different solid-state storage architectures in order to determine how much performance you give up on an older machine.
The 15 Winners of the "Explain a Samsung SSD" Contest
Jan 26, 2012 - in News
Join team Tom's to try to win in Samsung's SSD contest. OPEN WORLDWIDE.
Best SSDs For The Money: January 2012
Jan 23, 2012 - in Reviews
Welcome to the year's first SSD recommendations. We updated our list to reflect recent price drops on second-gen SandForce-based hardware. There are several good deals in the $150-200 range. Prices are falling, so we're letting you know!
60/64 GB SSD Shootout: Crucial, Samsung, And SandForce
Jan 4, 2012 - in Reviews
It's easy to forget that lower-capacity SSDs are also usually slower. Today we're testing the most prolific 60/64 GB configurations to gauge where they fall in the big picture. We emerge at the other end with a recommendation based on our testing, too.
Best SSDs For The Money: December 2011
Dec 28, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to the last column of 2011. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about $150-200 bucks. Prices are falling, and we keep you informed.
Samsung Announces mSATA SSDs for Ultrabooks
Dec 1, 2011 - in News
Samsung is adding mSATA SSDs to its PM830 line, slated for ultrabooks and similar form factors.