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.

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

If you've just picked up Sony's new Playstation 4 console, you'll soon discover that it has one piece of hardware that can severely bottleneck your performance. We show you how to replace and upgrade it to eliminate in-game stuttering and to make your boot up, install and load times up to five times faster!

Top 10 Most-Loved Features of 2013

Top 10 Most-Loved Features of 2013

It's the end of the year - which features did our readers love the most in 2013? Click in to find out.

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.

Transcend ESD200 Portable SSD (256GB) - Flash in Your Pocket

Transcend ESD200 Portable SSD (256GB) - Flash in Your Pocket

7.5

The Transcend ESD200 is unlike other portable external hard drives because it packs an SSD as opposed to a traditional mechanical hard disk. However, can its USB 3.0 interface take full advantage of the SSD's performance benefits? We find out.

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

7.0

We upgraded the earlier reviewed Sapphire Edge VS8 with a high-end SSD to investigate how much it can improve the system's performance or if the platform is still underpowered. Find out in our follow-up review of the this mini system and if it's worthwhile to do so.

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.

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