OCZ Vector 180: A decent but unspectacular high-end drive

OCZ Vector 180: A decent but unspectacular high-end drive

7.5

OCZ has refreshed its Vector drive with the new Vector 180. The new drive uses OCZ’s in-house developed Barefoot 3 controller and now features power loss protection. We check out this new drive to see if it’s a worthy alternative to kingpins from Samsung and Crucial.

Battle of the SSD juggernauts - Intel vs. SanDisk vs. Samsung

Battle of the SSD juggernauts - Intel vs. SanDisk vs. Samsung

Intel, SanDisk and Samsung are three of the biggest names in the flash business. All three have their own NAND production facilities and two of them even produce their own SSD controller. We pit the respective flagship drives from each brand to see who will emerge victorious.

Silicon Power S80 SSD: A valiant but futile attempt

Silicon Power S80 SSD: A valiant but futile attempt

6.0

Thanks to falling storage prices, SSDs are now almost a necessity for anyone building a new system. The Silicon Power S80 is one of the latest mainstream drives to hit the market and we see if it has what it takes to challenge dominant players like Samsung and Crucial.

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

8.0

Samsung's popular SSD 840 Evo now has a new successor in the form of the SSD 850 Evo. This new drive uses Samsung's newest 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND and also the brand new MGX controller. Is it still the mainstream drive to beat? We find out.

AMD Radeon R7 vs. Plextor M6 Pro - Two high-end SSDs challenge for honors

AMD Radeon R7 vs. Plextor M6 Pro - Two high-end SSDs challenge for honors

The AMD Radeon R7 and Plextor M6 Pro are two of the latest high-end SSDs to hit the market. We put them through their paces to see if they can challenge other established high-end SSDs, such as the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and OCZ Vector 150.

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB sounds furious, but only in name

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB sounds furious, but only in name

5.0

Kingston has just released its new HyperX Fury SSD, a mainstream drive specifically targeted at budget-conscious gamers. Oddly, it uses a SandForce controller, but we gave it a go to see how it compares to other mainstream heavyweights from Crucial and Samsung.

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making

9.0
Editor's Choice

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is a milestone because it is the first consumer SSD to use 3D Vertical NAND, a special type of NAND memory invented by Samsung to overcome the shortcomings of traditional NAND architecture. Why is it important and how does this new drive perform? Read on to find out.

Plextor M6M (256GB) - Honey, I Shrunk the M6S

Plextor M6M (256GB) - Honey, I Shrunk the M6S

7.5

The Plextor M6M mSATA SSD debuted earlier this year at CeBIT 2014 and aims to bring affordable mainstream performance SSDs to Ultrabook users seeking an upgrade. We put the drive through its paces to see how it performs.

WD Prototye SATA Express Drive Benchmarked

WD Prototye SATA Express Drive Benchmarked

Prototype WD PCI Express hybrid drive benchmark spotted in the wild at Computex 2014 and appears to achieve the current gen SATA Express 1GB/s bandwidth utilization.

Plextor M6S (256GB) - Joining the Mainstream Fray

Plextor M6S (256GB) - Joining the Mainstream Fray

8.0

Announced earlier this year at CeBIT 2014, the new Plextor M6S SSD has finally arrived on our shores. We put it through its paces to see how it fares against the current crop of mainstream SSDs.

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