The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

Around this time last year, we brought to you our first ever high-end SSD shootout which pitted the latest and greatest SSDs that were in the market against each other. This year, we've refreshed the shootout with several high profile candidates from Samsung, Plextor, Corsair, OCZ and more doing battle. Find out who emerged victorious!

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive - Don't Call It a Hybrid (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive - Don't Call It a Hybrid (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

8.0
Most Innovative Product

Targeted at notebook users, the WD Black2 combines an SSD and HDD in a single 2.5-inch form factor, making upgrades a breeze. We take a look at this revolutionary drive to see if it is the future of storage.

SanDisk Extreme II SSD (240GB) - Goodbye SandForce, Hello Marvell

SanDisk Extreme II SSD (240GB) - Goodbye SandForce, Hello Marvell

8.0

SanDisk's new Extreme II SSD ditches SandForce's SF-2281 controller for Marvell's 88SS9187 controller, and features SanDisk's own nCache technology. We check it out to see if it breaks new ground for high-end SSDs.

OCZ Vertex 450 (256GB) - Vector Jr. Arrives

OCZ Vertex 450 (256GB) - Vector Jr. Arrives

7.5

With the Vertex 450, OCZ is slowly but surely transitioning its product offerings to using its new in-house developed Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. How does this new SSD fare? We find out.

Seagate 600 SSD (240GB) - A Great First Effort

Seagate 600 SSD (240GB) - A Great First Effort

8.5

Recognizing that the SSD market is too big to ignore, Seagate has entered the fray with their first consumer SSD, the Seagate 600. We check in to see how it fares with the 240GB edition.

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) - Here Comes Big Daddy

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) - Here Comes Big Daddy

8.0

The Samsung SSD 840 Pro arrives in our labs with big expectations. Widely acclaimed, we find out if it how it fares against some of the best SSDs we have tested.

Plextor M5M mSATA SSD (128GB) - Small Wonder

Plextor M5M mSATA SSD (128GB) - Small Wonder

8.0

Designed for use in Ultrabooks, the Plextor M5M mSATA SSD aims to provide the same kind of performance you would get from their flagship M5 Pro drive but in a smaller form factor.

How to Migrate your System to an SSD

How to Migrate your System to an SSD

In this special feature, whether you are using Windows or Mac, we show you how you can clone your existing hard drive onto a spanking new SSD, thereby relieving you of the tedious process of re-installing your OS and apps.

SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD (256GB) - A Marvell Alternative

SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD (256GB) - A Marvell Alternative

6.0

SanDisk has just introduced a new mainstream SSD using Marvell's new SS889175 controller. We put it through its paces to find how it fares and if it can justify its high price.

The Great High-end SSD Shootout

The Great High-end SSD Shootout

SSDs are the latest must-have components for users who are serious about performance. And with prices hitting record lows, there's no better to snap one up than now. To help you pick the right one, we tested 10 of the most popular SSDs from the biggest names around.

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