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Transcend SSD320 (256GB) - A Mainstream SandForce Drive

Transcend SSD320 (256GB) - A Mainstream SandForce Drive

5.0

The Transcend SSD320 Series is the company's mainstream SSD lineup. Featuring the tried-and-test SandForce controller but slower asynchronous NAND memory, we take it for a spin to see how it performs.

OCZ Agility 4 (256GB) - Indilinx Goes Mainstream

OCZ Agility 4 (256GB) - Indilinx Goes Mainstream

7.0

After having refreshed their high-end Vertex line-up, OCZ has also renewed their mainstream with the Agility 4 series of SSDs. Like the Vertex, the new Agility drives are equipped with OCZ’s new Indilinx Everest 2 controller and are targeted at more budget-conscious users.

Intel SSD 335 Series (240GB) - A 20nm Refresh

Intel SSD 335 Series (240GB) - A 20nm Refresh

7.5

Intel has just refreshed their mainstream SSD offerings with their new SSD 335 Series. The new drive boasts incremental improvements, but will it be priced to attract mainstream users? Find out if the drive's performance and price point are attractive enough to consider in your next rig.

Plextor M5 Pro SSD (256GB) - Marvelous Marvell?

Plextor M5 Pro SSD (256GB) - Marvelous Marvell?

7.5

The Plextor M5 Pro is the company's latest high-end consumer-grade SSD and it utilizes the new Marvell third-generation 88SS9187 controller. We test it to see if it is a viable alternative to the current bumper crop of SandForce drivers.

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

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

7.5

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

8.0

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

8.0

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.

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