Patriot's Wildfire uses a SandForce 2281 controller and speedy 32nm NAND; is it the fastest SSD yet?
SSDs this year have been dominated by Indilinx and its ARM processor following stuttering issues with JMicron's first generation of drives. Now JMicron is back with its new 612 drive controller. We find out if it's got what it takes to dethrone Indilinx.
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With the latest crop of SSDs proving they've got what it takes to thrash hard disks on every level, Patriot is getting in on the action with it's new Torqx. Using the very capable Indilinx ARM drive controller, does the Torqx match up to the competition? We find out.
The SSD market has been really hotting up lately, and today we're looking at another contender in the form of the G.Skill Falcon. Sporting the same drive architecture as the OCZ Vertex while costing a lot less, is this the SSD you're upgrade's been waiting for?
Memory specialist Corsair has entered the SSD arms race with the Corsair P256, a new 256GB drive based on Samsung's latest drive controller architecture. Featuring an ARM processor and a 128MB DRAM cache to maximise performance, is this the next big step in SSD performance? We find out.
SSDs might have high read speeds covered, but writing data, especially random write speeds, has held many back. Today we look at OCZ's latest high speed SSD, the Vertex, to see if the addition of onboard cache and an ARM processor can allow SSDs to fulfil their true potential.
New software update promises to fix the internal fragmentation issues first reported by PC Perspective, resulting in improved long-term write speeds.
Corsair reveals its latest P256 SSD, which promises a faster maximum sequential write speed than Intel's X25-E, while also offering 256GB of storage.
CeBIT 09: We check out G.Skill's new heatsinks (memory) cooling goodies and is it making a watch?
While we've looked at plenty of SSDs recently, there's still place in the market for an ultra-fast mechanical drive.Today we're looking at Western Digital's 10,000RPM 300GB VelociRaptor and finding out if it's a clever girl or facing extinction in the face of the new crop of SSDs.
CeBIT 09: 1TB of storage from four SSDs in RAID and connected through PCI-Express x8? I'll take 3, please.
The SSD arms race is hotting up, with the latest Samsung NAND flash based drives going toe to toe with Intel's high performance SSDs. We find out how the OCZ Apex 120GB, featuring dual disk controllers and quoted read speeds of 230MB/s write, fares.
Western Digital has today announced the WD Caviar Green 2TB hard drive - the industry's highest capacity drive to date.
G.Skill is back with its latest SSD and it's a whopper, the 256GB Titan. However, this drive isn't just big - it uses two drive controller chips rather than one to try and solve some of the issues that are common with SSDs, as well as speed things up too. Does it succeed? Read on to find out!
OCZ's next generation Vertex 2 SSD claims a whopping 550MB/s read and 480MB/s write!
We here at bit-tech have a saying - "you can never have too much storage," In which case the Seagate 1.5TB hard drive seems ideal, packing more gigabytes into a shiny 3.5" drive than ever before. We find out how this jumbo drive stacks up against the competition.
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.
Solid State Drives might be speedy, but for most of us the traditional mechanical drive is still king. We take a look at Samsung's Spinpoint F1 1TB hard disk and see how it faces up against the competition.
Hard Disk space: You can never have too much. At least, that's what Seagate is hoping with it's new range of stylish FreeAgent external hard disk drives. We take a look at the high end FreeAgent|XTreme 1TB and see there's more than just a solid drive behind the sleek exterior.
CES 2008: OCZ has entered the SSD market with two new drives at varying capacities. It says that it'll develop and improve the performance quite quickly.
American memory manufacturer, STEC, has launched a massive 512GB SSD drive after it developed a novel new memory controller.
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?
The hard drive is probably one of the most overlooked components in a modern PC. Capacities have skyrocketed and new technologies have arrived. We debunk the marketing and have a look at what it all means to you.
16GB. On a single chip. Say hello to 60GB and upwards of solid state iPod, with Apple already signed on.