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Price, Brand and Size

Our featured picture is a Sandisk 64Gb SSD which is the size of a postage stamp. . The primary concern 99.999% of us have with respect to SSDs is the price.  The size of the ssd, for the most part, dictates price and let me precede this by stating that if you are looking to build a RAID setup consisting …

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Introduction To The SSD

WHAT IS A SOLID STATE DRIVE? To start, lets tackle the question of exactly what is an SSD and what are the benefits. The easiest way to describe this is as an SSD being an array of flash memory modules similar to a flash drive which are controlled in such a way that, once the computer is shut off, it …

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Mechanics Of the SSD

The solid state drive hit the consumer market in 2007 and has sold like wildfire since with sales of 1.4 million in 2008 growing to somewhere in the area of 14 million annually today.  Where the ssd was once only available in mission critical military, medical and aeronautical equipment, it has now brought an entirely new look to retail computer …

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An SSD Update – Where Do We Go From Here?

SSD sales have been on a gradual rise over the past few years and its not much of a gamble to believe that they will continue to soar in the future. A study by IDC has detailed somewhere in the area of 11 million ssd as having been sold worldwide last year. Increased performance, faster access times and lower power …

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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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