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.

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.

Seagate Shows Off New 5mm Thick Laptop Ultrathin HDD at Computex 2013

Seagate Shows Off New 5mm Thick Laptop Ultrathin HDD at Computex 2013

Seagate has just announced at Computex 2013 that it is shipping its new 5mm thick Laptop Ultrathin HDD. We got up close with this new slim drive and found out more about Seagate's plans for it and how it works.

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.

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.

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