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OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB) - Indilinx to the Fore

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB) - Indilinx to the Fore

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The OCZ Vertex 4 uses the latest Indilinx Everest 2 controller and promises to give SandForce-driven SSDs a run for their money. We investigate to see how this new high-end SSD fares.

Transcend SATA III SSD720 (256GB) - More SandForce Goodness

Transcend SATA III SSD720 (256GB) - More SandForce Goodness

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The Transcend SATA III SSD720 is the latest SandForce-powered SSD to hit our labs. We put it through our tests to see how it fares against the current crop of SandForce drives.

Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) - An Affordable SandForce Drive

Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) - An Affordable SandForce Drive

7.5

With SSDs becomingly increasing affordable, we take a look at yet another offering from Kingmax which uses the popular Sandforce SF-2281 controller. With a much lower price than the competition, this could be a good value option to consider.

Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB) - Take a Trip Down Cherryville

Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB) - Take a Trip Down Cherryville

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Intel's latest high-end consumer SSD, the SSD 520 series, is finally here. With the SSD 520 series, Intel has also made the switch to a SandForce controller. We pit it against the fastest drives in the market today to see how it fares.

IDF 2011 - Intel Announces New High Endurance SSD

IDF 2011 - Intel Announces New High Endurance SSD

At IDF 2011, Intel announced the new Intel SSD 710 Series with capacities up to 300GB, as much as 4.5 times more than previous generation.

Kingston's New Groove - Pumping up the SSD and Memory Markets

Kingston's New Groove - Pumping up the SSD and Memory Markets

We give you an update of Kingston's endeavors in the SSD and memory markets as we spoke to several product and marketing executives to understand how they deal with both segments. Interesting facts and tidbits were shared in the process and we've captured them in this article.

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB SSD (Updated!)

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB SSD (Updated!)

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Kingston has been selling SSD units based on Intel's 'mainstream' and enterprise class drive kits but the newer V series is Kingston's own internal design optimized for value. Here with us today is a better specced V+ series SSD unit based on a Samsung controller. Check out how this newcomer fares against some of the fastest in the market.

Intel X25-M Reloaded: Generation 2 Cometh (Updated!)

Intel X25-M Reloaded: Generation 2 Cometh (Updated!)

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You know how the Intel X25-M rocked the SSD world last year, but as with all things related to tech, it's time for an update. After months of delays, we finally have the second generation Intel X25-M drives flooding the retail channel with their 34nm flash memory technology. The end result? Better performance for lower costs - sweet indeed.

Gone in a Flash - 5 Solid State Drives Compared

Gone in a Flash - 5 Solid State Drives Compared

Solid state drives have been threatening to storm the mainstream performance segment for a while now. And with new MLC-based drives from OCZ and Patriot that have drastically reduced the entry price, it's time we rounded up some of the top drives from the usual suspects to find out who's the best of them.

Intel's X25-M Solid State Drive Examined

Intel's X25-M Solid State Drive Examined

If you're wondering what to do with all the spare cash lying around, here's a suggestion:- juice up your notebook for even more performance with a solid state drive (SSD), the latest 80GB version from Intel, the X25-M. Are your wallets ready?

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