The benefits introduced by solid state drives are undeniable. However, there are a few pitfalls to consider when switching to this latest storage technology. This article provides a rundown for beginners and decision makers.
Which SSD should you buy today? Seventeen flash-based drives battle across a benchmark suite that include throughput, I/O performance, consistency, power consumption, efficiency, and the best overall bang for the buck. The time is right to upgrade.
Professionals rely on high-speed CompactFlash cards. Today we're looking at a handful of different options from Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Silicon Power, and Transcend with capacities up to 64GB and speeds up to 600x (as high as 90 MB/s)
In part one of our SSD roundup, we looked at drives from Crucial, OCZ, Intel, Solidata, and Toshiba. To those results, we're adding Crucial's first 6 Gb/s SSD, WD's first SSD, and Kingston's 128GB SSDNow V-series, along with 'fresh' and 'used' scores.
Having found a number of SSDs that don’t deliver on their efficiency promises, we decided to put 14 different drives to the test. Here is the latest roundup - dominated by a single product.
What can flash SSDs do for high-end enterprise storage? To find out, we compared eight state-of-the-art Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 drives with eight MemoRight flash SSDs in RAID setups.
Hitachi’s Deskstar P7K500 battles the Western Digital GreenPower line for the title of king of balanced performance and power consumption.
We explain how to install a Solid State Disk (SSD) in your notebook computer, while retaining a hard disk for data storage.
SanDisk's SSD5000 shows that flash-based drives really do offer superior performance, while consuming less power. Still, there are some drawbacks.