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.
The SanDisk ReadyCache SSD claims to improve boot up and application response times by 4 and 12 times respectively. We put it through a comprehensive test to see if it can really boost your system's overall performance.
The OCZ Vector is the company's newest flagship SSD and features a completely new and in-house developed controller, the Indilinx Barefoot 3, and firmware. We test it to see if it challenges the current crop of high-end Marvell and SandForce drives.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.