Tag Archives: 240GB

Kingston HyperX Savage SSD Review (240GB)

Back in January, at CES 2015, Kingston revealed their fastest SSD yet, the HyperX Predator. Luckily for us we were able to not only review this SSD, but we were able to run two in RAID 0 and it turned out to be quite the performer. Concurrently, this M.2 form factor SSD wasn’t the only SSD being shown off by …

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OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review (240GB/480GB/960GB)

OCZ has completely revamped their brand image for the better since they have been purchased by Toshiba. They have unified their product designs and now all their products are easily recognizable and powered by in house Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers paired with Toshiba’s A19 Toggle MLC NAND. With this combination in addition to their ShieldPlus warranty, they have been able …

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Top Cyber Monday SSD Deals 2014

Don’t miss out on a chance to upgrade your PC on the cheap. If this Thanksgiving and Black Friday wasn’t enough, there is still time to get some great deals on new SSDs this Cyber Monday. SSDs speed up everything from system boot time, to application loading. We’ve seen dramatic differences in old systems with just a simple SSD upgrade. …

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Top SSD Thanksgiving Sales 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when online retailers are dropping prices on products left and right. Over the past few days there have been some okay deals when it comes to SSDs in anticipation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, today there are some very good deals on drives from all the big boys in the industry, …

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Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA SSD Review (240GB)

The introduction of the SM2280S3 M.2 SSD last June marked Kingston Technology’s first entry to the M.2 SSD arena.  For those new to M.2 SSDs, M.2 marks the standardization of smaller form factor SSDs to sizes smaller than what we have seen in mSATA.  M.2 accommodates both SATA and PCIe performance, while at the same time offering capacities as high …

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Intel SSD 730 Series SSD Review (2x480GB)

Yesterday, we posted a report that seems to have drawn amazing attention, one that spoke to Intel’s final acknowledgement that their 3rd Generation controller was manufactured by none other than LSI.  That really isn’t that big of a news scoop unless you are an SSD geek.  It does tell us a great deal about the Intel 730 Series SSD we …

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Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) – Little Brother to the Popular SSDNow E100

Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be “exquisite”.  “It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives” we raved.  That’s pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD.  Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market.  As we have discussed in previous reviews, a …

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Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds

When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much “ruled the roost”.    Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ),  there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with.  That has …

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