Toshiba Agrees to Acquire OCZ SSD Business
Dec 3, 2013 - in News
The transaction should be final within 60 days.
WD Black2 is a 2-in-1 SSD, HDD Combo Drive
Nov 25, 2013 - in News
This 2.5 inch drive combines an SSD with an HDD.
OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review: A New Flagship With 19 nm Flash
Nov 11, 2013 - in Reviews
OCZ is re-launching its flagship consumer SSD as the Vector 150. Armed with 19 nm Toggle-mode flash and new encryption functionality, this new drive is purported to be the pinnacle of of enthusiast-class solid-state storage. Does it live up to the hype?
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?
Akitio Builds World's First Bus-powered Thunderbolt SSD
Oct 31, 2013 - in News
Akitio has announced its fully thunderbolt-powered external SSD.
Best SSDs For The Money: October 2013
Oct 28, 2013 - in Reviews
October didn't give us much in the way of storage excitement, but the most mundane news is perhaps the best: prices are falling on SSDs again. Even if they weren't, we're still at all-time lows on solid-state pricing. It remains a good time to buy an SSD.
Toshiba Intros Q Series Pro SSDs for Notebooks, Ultrabooks
Oct 10, 2013 - in News
Toshiba's three new SSDs will arrive later this month although two are already listed on Best Buy.
Six SSD DC S3500 Drives And Intel's RST: Performance In RAID, Tested
Oct 8, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel lent us six SSD DC S3500 drives with its home-brewed 6 Gb/s SATA controller inside. We match them up to the Z87/C226 chipset's six corresponding ports, a handful of software-based RAID modes, and two operating systems to test their performance.
WD Announces New Additions to My Book HDD Line
Sep 25, 2013 - in News
New drives are already on sale online.
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.
Micron P420m SSD Review: 1.4 TB Of PCI Express-Attached Storage
Sep 8, 2013 - in Reviews
After the success of its P320h, Micron is following up with the P420m, an MLC-based PCI Express x8 add-in card aimed at more read-oriented enterprise customers. How does it compare to the company's SLC-based flagship? We benchmark ours thoroughly.
SanDisk A110 PCIe SSD: Armed With The New M.2 Edge Connector
Sep 5, 2013 - in Reviews
We got our hands on an early sample of SanDisk's A110 SSD. So what? Big deal? Not a chance. This thing is PCI Express-attached and sports the new M.2 edge connector. Read on to learn more about the next generation of solid-state storage connectivity.
Mushkin Introduces SandForce Based USB 3.0 Flash Drives
Aug 20, 2013 - in News
Mushkin has announced its Ventura Ultra flash drives, which are powered by a SandForce controller and run over a USB 3.0 interface.
Hands-On With Silicon Motion's New SSD Controller
Aug 11, 2013 - in Reviews
Silicon Motion already makes flash storage controllers in all shapes and sizes. Now, with a new SATA 6Gb/s processor ready for action, the Taiwanese firm is hoping to make a dent in the market share currently enjoyed by SandForce and Marvell.
SSD Deathmatch: Crucial's M500 Vs. Samsung's 840 EVO
Aug 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Micron's consumer products division, Crucial, wasn't the first brand to introduce a 1 TB SSD. But it was the first to sell one for less than a fortune, and it sports some snazzy new features to boot. We got our hands on the entire line-up to test.
Tom's Hardware Ask Me Anything - Samsung
Jul 29, 2013 - in News
Ask Samsung anything you've ever wondered about its storage and memory products.
Samsung 840 EVO SSD: Tested At 120, 250, 500, And 1000 GB
Jul 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Last week, Samsung unveiled a successor to its wildly popular 840 at the company's Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Stacked with a series of new features and 19 nm, three-bit-per-cell NAND, we benchmark four models and make a recommendation.
Toshiba Intros SD Cards With Near SSD Speeds
Jul 19, 2013 - in News
These SD cards are compliant with UHS-II.
Samsung Announces TLC-Based 840 EVO SSD
Jul 18, 2013 - in News
Samsung has a hot new SSD in its stable.
Experiment: Can Adding RAM Improve Your SSD's Endurance?
Jul 10, 2013 - in Reviews
A minor hardware upgrade can have a major impact. Adding RAM to your PC may help cut back on writes to your SSD, potentially increasing its lifespan. In fact, our benchmarks reveal up to a 63% reduction with 16 GB of DDR3 memory compared to 4 GB.
First NGFF SSDs Show Up in Lenovo ThinkPad E431 Notebook
Jul 5, 2013 - in News
The first commercially available NGFF SSD has been spotted inside a Lenovo laptop.
Does Your Storage Controller Affect The Performance Of An SSD?
Jul 4, 2013 - in Reviews
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Reviewed At 64, 128, And 256 GB
Jul 1, 2013 - in Reviews
SanDisk's Ultra Plus replaces the company's older SATA 3Gb/s SandForce-based Ultra with something a bit more modern, and with a budget-oriented price tag. We test all three capacities to see if the entry-level pricing belies a pocket rocket in disguise.
Western Digital Acquiring SSD Maker sTec Inc.
Jun 24, 2013 - in News
Western Digital has offered to acquire sTec Inc. for around $340 million USD.
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.
Toshiba Launches New 7mm Hybrid Drive Series
Jun 24, 2013 - in News
Toshiba has introduced two new 7 mm 2.5 inch hybrid drives perfect for thin notebooks.
LSI SAS 9300-8e & HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM: 12 Gb/s SAS, Tested
Jun 19, 2013 - in Reviews
With the announcement of LSI's SAS 9300-8e and HGST's Ultrastar SSD800MM earlier this year, the world was officially introduced to 12 Gb/s SAS. Today we get our first look at how two times the interface bandwidth translates to real-world performance.
SuperTalent Combine SSD & HDD Technology in PCIe Solution
Jun 18, 2013 - in News
Super Talent has introduced two new storage solutions, both packing a hard drive and an SSD.
Mushkin Packs Four SandForce Controllers into a PCIe SSD
Jun 12, 2013 - in News
Mushkin is introducing a new lineup of PCIe based SSDs, some which feature some absurd (read: mind-bogglingly high) speeds.