solid state drive

  1. Skyguy

    Corsair Performance Pro 128GB RAID 0

    The Corsair Performance Pro 128GB SSD contains an updated Marvell controller that continues to use a SATA 6G interface, able to take advantage of the insane speeds offered by the new standard. Two of these beasts in RAID 0 should be very impressive. Click Corsair Performance Pro 128GB RAID...
  2. Skyguy

    Samsung 830 256GB SSD

    Samsung’s newest SSD is the Samsung 830 6Gbps model. We will be reviewing the 256GB model today. It's a fully proprietary product by Samsung, so it will be interesting to see what kind of speed numbers it can put up. Click Samsung 830 256GB for the full review.
  3. Skyguy

    Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB

    Today we will be taking a close look at a cost effective drive offering from Kingston, the SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III drive. The Primary reason for the lower cost is Kingston’s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. Click for the...
  4. Skyguy

    Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SATA 3

    The Pyro SE is Patriot's mid-range SSD, bringing SandForce innards to those who want a respectable price tag but don't want to compromise on performance. Click for the full review.
  5. Skyguy

    OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

    OCZ is known for their SSD innovations, and the Vertex 3 looks to be another in a long line, sporting the new SandForce controller and promising big performance increases to what was already an impressive product in the Vertex 2 predecessor. Today we've got the Vertex 3 in a 240GB capacity. Big...
  6. Skyguy

    Corsair Force F120 SSD

    The new SandForce drives offer killer performance, even leaving the Indilinx drives in the dust. Normally such performance boosts come with a stiff premium, but in the case of the Corsair Force F120, that's simply not happening. We have a drive here that is crazy fast and a pretty darn good...
  7. Skyguy

    OCZ Vertex 2 100GB

    OCZ has an extensive SSD lineup that's impressed us in the past. Today we look at the SandForce-based OCZ Vertex 2, in what appears to be a promising successor to the popular Vertex. But how fast is it? Oh, it's fast alright. Looks like there's a new king on the dragstrip. Click HERE for...
  8. Skyguy

    Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive

    We've seen some very fast SSDs over the last while, but they remain very expensive, generally too expensive for most users. High prices are always a stumbling block to new tech adoption, and SSDs are no different. However, there may be relief on the horizon, as Kingston has released a $90...
  9. Skyguy

    Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB SSD

    Today brings both a surprise and a non-surprise. The non-surprise? Kingston has added another SSD in its lineup. The surprise? This drive is the same capacity as competing premium SSDs but retails for about $100 less. So what's the catch? Well, the catch is that the performance...
  10. Skyguy

    Performance Improvements and Cautions for your SSD!

    After installing Windows (presumably Win 7 since it has TRIM support for your hotrod SSD), there are some important things you need to know and do for your SSD and Windows setup. These things below will both enhance performance but also prevent potential damage to your SSD. This information is...
  11. Skyguy

    Crucial M225 128GB SSD

    We know that the Crucial M225 SSD looks gorgeous, and more importantly, it is one of the least expensive Indilinx-based drives on the market. That's all fine and dandy, but what about performance? Has Crucial used their time wisely and harnessed the power the technology has to offer? Let's put...
  12. Skyguy

    OCZ Vertex Turbo 120GB SSD

    We've been looking at several Solid State Drives (with more on the way) and today we'll be examining the OCZ Vertex Turbo that features some impressive performance claims. We recently tested its vanilla sibling, the Vertex, and were quite impressed. So the promise of a turbo boost (quite...
  13. Skyguy

    G.Skill Falcon 128GB SSD

    G.Skill's Falcon 128GB SSD is one of many Indilinx-based drives on the market, so we figured it would be fast. But how fast? Let's say we were rather surprised at the results. We wanted to check things out up close and personal so G.Skill let us test drive a Falcon. That's a good thing, because...
  14. Skyguy

    Transcend Ultra 120GB SSD

    We've seen several SSDs that feature the Indilinx 'Barefoot" controller and Transcend's Ultra is another such multi-layer SSD, so we know it's going to be very fast. The question is how does it stack up against some other popular SSDs on the market? Today we’ll pit it against some of the fastest...