solid state

  1. Skyguy

    Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB

    Can this latest JMicron controller and new firmware post impressive results to match the affordable price tag? Let’s take a closer look at the Kingston SSDNow 128GB and see how it fares. Click Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB for the full review.
  2. Skyguy

    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB

    The OCZ Vertex 4 features the new Indilinx Everest 2 controller, promising enthusiast-classed performance to battle the SandForce drives. As we've seen many times, the SandForce SF-2281 drives are very impressive, so it will be interesting to find out how the Vertex 4 stacks up. Click OCZ...
  3. Skyguy

    Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB

    The Kingston HyperX 3K sports the latest SandForce SF-2281 controller, so we know it will be fast. But it also comes with an accessory package second to none. Let's take a look at this speed SSD. Click Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB for the full review.
  4. Skyguy

    VisionTek GoDrive 120GB

    For those who still crave performance but don't have the loftier budgets to always satisfy those wants, can the VisionTek GoDrive stand up as a solid contender and alternative? Let's get to it and find out. Click VisionTek GoDrive 120GB for the full review.
  5. Skyguy

    Crucial Adrenaline

    What if you could achieve SSD-like performance without disturbing your existing operation system and data, on your inexpensive, roomy, tried and true mechanical hard drive? Enter the Crucial Adrenaline. Technically called a Solid State Cache drive, the Adrenaline is essentially the SSD...
  6. Skyguy

    Verbatim SATA II 128GB

    Today we will be reviewing the Verbatim SATA II 128GB. While this drive isn't going to set any records what it does do is give a nice entry level SSD for those using the SATA II interface. Click Verbatim SATA II 128GB for the full review.
  7. Skyguy

    Verbatim SATA III 120GB

    Async SSDs can provide as much as $100 in savings verses a SSD that uses synchronous (Sync) NAND of the same capacity. The Verbatim SATA III 120GB is one such SSD, so let's see if the performance and price are a winner. Click Verbatim SATA III 120GB for the full review.
  8. Skyguy

    SanDisk Extreme 240GB RAID 0

    The SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA III is a blazing fast drive with new 24nm Toggle NAND and has been breaking records all over the place. We have two of these cutting edge drives on the bench today running in RAID 0 for your pleasure. Expect amazing numbers? Read on. Click SanDisk...
  9. Skyguy

    Plextor M3 256GB SATA III

    The Plextor M3 256GB SATA III contains an updated Marvell controller that continues to use a SATA 6G interface, which is able to take advantage of the insane speeds offered by the new standard. At a 256GB capacity, this drive is surprisingly affordable and very fast, satisfying the top...
  10. Skyguy

    SanDisk Extreme 120GB SATA III

    The SanDisk Extreme 120GB SATA II SSD has a new NAND configuration and Firmware, along with SanDisk's unique flash know-how, have produced a beast of a drive and it's also inexpensive now for the very affordable price of $160. Click SanDisk Extreme 120GB SATA III for the full review.
  11. Skyguy

    Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 RAID 0

    As we saw recently in our Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 single drive review, this SandForce drive performed admirably. But what happens when we pair up two in RAID 0? Strap in, you're about to see some serious speed. Click for the full review.
  12. Skyguy

    OWC Mercury Electra 240GB

    The OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD is available in 60, 120, 240 and 480GB capacities. Specifications list the 240GB as having 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write with 60,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access. Sounds great, let's check it out. Click...
  13. Skyguy

    OCZ Octane 512GB

    OCZ’s newest SSD is the Octane. The Octane is the first drive to feature the brand new Everest Controller by Indilinx. At 512GB capacity, this drive looks to be spacious and fast, satisfying not only the top performance that enthusiasts crave but also the capacity many are looking for in an...
  14. Skyguy

    ADATA S510 120GB Solid State Drive

    We're looking at the cost effective drive offering from ADATA, the S510 120GB SATA III drive. Currently retailing for about $160, the primary reason for the lower cost is ADATA’s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. But what about performance? Let's find out. Click...
  15. Skyguy

    Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD

    The HyperX is the latest solid state drive from Kingston, using the name that made them famous from their vaunted memory products. It seems that Kingston is moving ahead in the game, away from the SSDNow moniker. This is fitting, as the HyperX drive sports the latest SandForce controller and...
  16. Skyguy

    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G

    The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is their latest incarnation of the vaunted Mercury Extreme SSD, sporting the new SandForce controller and promising big performance increases to what was already an impressive product in its predecessor. Click HERE for the full review.
  17. Skyguy

    Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB

    Today we're looking at another SandForce SSD, the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB. The Callisto Deluxe looks to offer the same killer performance as its competitors, but more importantly it comes with an extremely impressive price tag at only $269. Frankly, we're shocked at such an amazing...
  18. Skyguy

    Patriot Inferno 100GB SSD

    The new SandForce drives offer killer performance, even leaving the Indilinx drives in the dust. Normally such performance boosts come with a very hefty premium, but that's not happening for the most part, but especially with the Patriot Inferno 100GB. We have a drive here that is crazy fast and...
  19. eido.cohen

    SanDisk Introduces Coin Sized 64GB SSD Could you imagine this tiny thing (16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm) being put into a smartphone, video camera or DSLR? Compared to the fastest compactflash or SD flash, this is lightning fast ("can obtain speeds of up...
  20. Skyguy

    G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB

    The new SandForce drives offer killer performance, even leaving the Indilinx drives in the dust. Normally such performance boosts come with a very hefty premium, but that's not happening for the most part, but especially with the G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB. We have a drive here that is crazy fast...