SSDs might be able to deliver blistering read speeds, but they tend to fall down when it comes to write. Not so the Intel X25-E, which claims both blistering fast read and write speeds thanks to the use of SLC NAND flash memory. We find out if Intel's Extreme series SSD can make the grade and justify its monster price tag.
With promises of hugely improved read speeds without compromising on write speed, has the Solid State Drive finally come of age? We take a look at three of the best from the current crop of 2.5" SSDs and see if it's time to put that mechanical hard disk in the bin.
American memory manufacturer STEC has announced a new range of solid-state drives which use the 1" form factor for maximum modding potential.
Seagate has filed suit against rival storage manufacturer STEC, claiming violation of patents it owns on the creation of solid-state devices.
IDF SPRING 08: Intel is set to release its own Solid State Drives later this year. Performance looks impressive so far.
Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate, claims that his company has patents on SSD tech that could make it difficult for competitors.
Avian Security published a report last week claiming that solid-state drives were experiencing a 30% return rate, but box builder Dell has called that "wholly inaccurate."
Intel has announced new research leading to a doubling in the capacity of phase change memory, a technology many think will replace both flash and DRAM technologies.
CES 2008 - RiData, the oldest company in SSDs, has released a 128GB version that's already en route to OEM builders. Did we mention that it loads up Crysis levels in 16.8 seconds?
If you need a bit more space on your laptop, how's about a 2.5" 500GB SATA drive from Hitachi? Plenty of storage, but does such voluminous capacity come at a price?
The size of a fingernail and the weight of a paper clip - Intel makes some teeny tiny SSD chips.
It feels like we've had to forever use a rotating metal disk to store our data, but now finally solid state drives, or SSDs, are falling into the consumer fold. The question is: was it worth the wait?
CEBIT 2007: Solid state storage is going to be a big thing this year. Team Group showed us a prototype 128GB SSD, but performance isn't up to scratch just yet...
CEBIT 2007: Sandisk has showed us its latest addition to its solid state hard disk lineup: a 32GB 2.5" SSD that's dubbed a drop in replacement for your current SATA-based notebook hard drive.
How about a DIY solid state hard drive that uses SD cards? Too good to be true or potentially the ultimate addition to a PC?
Korean memory giant Samsung has unveiled the world's first 32GB flash hard drive in Taipei. It is faster, lighter, more durable and uses less power than existing mini hard drives. The only catch is the price.