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16. December 2009

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Solid State Drives (SSD)

Solid State Drives, otherwise known as SSDs, are becoming increasingly popular in the PC market. This is partly due to the constantly evolving and improving technology as well as the prices becoming more and more affordable.

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5. October 2010

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Patriot Torqx 64GB SSD

Patriot Torqx 64GB SSD

Patriot themselves are touting their new range of Torqx SSDs as ‘the fastest SSDs in the world’ – a bold claim! Unfortunately, not a particularly accurate claim though as there are a good many drives that are faster than the Torqx. Where the Torqx does perform very well in terms of performance, is with multi-threaded [...]

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21. September 2010

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Corsair P256 256GB SSD

Corsair P256 256GB SSD

Quite a good sized drive this from Corsair but with a fairly hefty price tag to match unfortunately! This SSD is one of Corsair’s ‘Performance’ range of sold state drives and this is reflected in both the speed and, as mentioned above, the price. At the time of writing, the P256 could be had for [...]

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20. September 2010

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Intel X25-M 80Gb SSD

Intel X25-M 80Gb SSD

Intel have produced a few of these solid state drives now and with each iteration comes enhanced performance and lower cost. The X25-M may exist in various versions so make sure you’re getting the latest and greatest, probably easiest done by checking the specification and looking for the type of the MLC RAM chips to [...]

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16. September 2010

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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128Gb SSD

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128Gb SSD

The SSDNow range of solid state drives from Kingston represent a good spread of drives, spanning both the value and performance spectrums. This incarnation has the V+ moniker which should elevate it over the standard V series. The V+ series is currently available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB formats but expect this range to [...]

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16. September 2010

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Crucial M225 256Gb SSD

Crucial M225 256Gb SSD

This M225 solid state drive from Crucial comes in it’s 256Gb form. Obviously an SSD of this capacity is not cheap but the chances are, it’ll be the only one you need in your system. This, of course, aims the M225 nicely towards laptop/netbook owners who just want to rip out their old mechanical drives [...]

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