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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.

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

Two more mainstream SSDs have been launched recently, the Premier Pro SP920SS from ADATA and the M550 from Crucial. We put them to the test to see which is best and how it stacks up against other comparable drives in this tightly contested segment.

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) - Dawn of a New Era?

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) - Dawn of a New Era?

7.5

OCZ has just released the first SSD under its new leadership of Toshiba - the Vertex 460. With flash memory giant Toshiba giving backing and support, we gave the drive a spin to get a taste of things to come.

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

When Samsung launched its mainstream SSD 840 EVO last year, it also introduced a new caching technology called RAPID mode and it has now included this technology for its flagship SSD 840 Pro drive. We take a closer look to find out how and if it really works.

Crucial M500 vs. Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs

Crucial M500 vs. Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs

The Crucial M500 and Samsung SSD 840 Evo are two of the most popular mainstream SSDs in the market now, but more than just a battle between two popular SSDs, it is also a battle of ideologies. Find out why and who will emerge victorious in our review.

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