Our SSD Reviews

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE – Benchmarks

A discussion of benchmarks would not be fair without a brief reminder that we quite often look in the wrong place for performance in our SSDs.  If you look at the Crystal scores below, the 4K random measurements are actually the criteria by which the reader will see the most visible difference from their previous storage medium.  Briefly, small 4kb random reads and writes …

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Samsung 64Gb MLC SSD Review

Late last year, Samsung announced it would join the ranks of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturers such as Mtron and Memoright by introducing a SATA II solid state drive capable of read/write speeds in the area of 100MB/s. This was followed in February of this year by a Direct2Dell article entitled Improved SSD Performance Coming Soon’. This article announced that the new Samsung …

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Memoright MR25.1-128Gb SLC SSD Review

In this article, we are going to build on the first by showing why the Memoright 128Gb SSD is so unique and will mostly likely hold a very solid footing in SSD sales for a long time to come. We will do this by explaining a bit of the inner componentry of the SSD, performance considerations, why they are priced as …

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Mtron Pro 7000 32Gb vs Memoright 32 GB SLC Review

In this review we will be examining two SSDs, the Mtron Pro 7000 and the MemoRight MR25.1-032S, both are SATA 32GB SSDs. Both companies fully intend on making their mark quickly. In my many discussions with these companies I have found there is more than just a touch of competition between them, which will be great for the industry. Both …

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Mtron Mobi 3000 32Gb SLC SSD Review

When we last met I provided an Introduction to the Solid State Drive in an effort to enlighten you a bit on the basics of SSD, an up and coming technology in our present day digital revolution.  Since writing that article I have been fortunate enough to speak with manufacturers of SSDs, along with companies such asSiliconSystems and STEC Inc who utilize …

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The SSD versus The Hard Drive Review

After the overwhelming response to my first Solid State Drive (SSD) review listed at Sandisk 32GB SSD Tested, I formed the opinion that a completely accurate real world comparison of a SSD and HDD was a necessity.* Thanks to the temporary loan of the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 ST9160823AS (160GB 7200RPM) hard drive through Dell, I was able to run comparison tests. …

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Sandisk U5000 32Gb SLC SSD Review

First and foremost, I’m going to start with my conclusion on my switch to using an SSD drive in a laptop, I LOVE IT!. Sorry to be loud but this review covers why I feel this way. As a bit of a background, I just received my crimson red Dell XPS M1330 which has the following specs: Processor: Intel T7300 …

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