Tag Archives: SSD

Crucial Refurbs at $1/Gb

A quick dig at the US Crucial sales sight brings the price point to an all time low $1/gb for the 128Gb ssd here and the 256Gb ssd here. Better hurry before they are gone!! ūüėÄ

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Crucial C300 RealSSD Getting Closer To $2/Gb

It wasn’t so long ago that many were looking at SSDs at the $3/Gb mark and stating that they would buy once the price of SSDs was down to $2/Gb.¬†With Crucial’s price drop on their RealSSD C300 128Gb SSDs today ($259US /$269Cdn) we are becoming very close with this SSD now dipping to $2.02/Gb US and $2.10/Gb Cdn respectively at …

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Crucial C300 64Gb RealSSD Review

Most recently, The SSD Review has completed its build of a new Test Bench which we hope to be future proof, in that, it is capable of testing new SATA3/USB3 hardware releases.¬†Can you imagine our surprise when we started to get requests from hardware manufacturers asking if we would like to run their their SATA3/USB3 hardware through its paces? One …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120Gb SSD Review

The SSD Review has been utilizing two drives for the passed two months now and we have to say that we just can’t get enough of these drives!!! They are truly hidden gems of the ssd world and we are not alone in this belief. It seems that everyone that seems to be buying them or, as in our case, …

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SSD Processors

SSD Drives have matured considerably since Intel released their 2 1/2¬Ě SSD in early 2008.¬†Many others were released consecutively, none of which could maintain the standard of the 1st generation Intel drives.¬†These early SSDs contained JMicron and Samsung processors (controllers)¬†and suffered stuttering and micro freezing issues and their overall performance was average compared to the Intel offering, that of which …

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SSD Manufacturers

The below list comprises all SSD manufacturers, each listed in alphabetical order and is updates as frequently as possible.¬†Should an error, an error, omission or update be recognized, please contact The SSD Review and we wil do our best to get the list updated . . SLC versus MLC The majority of solid state drives use MLC (multi-level cell) Nand …

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OWC Mercury Pro Extreme RE 100Gb SSD Review

Lets just get the article going by stating that this drive is a rocket of a SSD and if you want the best in performance right out of the gate, you have it here.¬† We were so accustomed to the huge success of the Intel drives in overall performance that we had to give the Intel a few runs just …

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Why Do I Want an SSD?

Ok so thats it!¬† You have spent weeks reading every article ever created about SSDs and are convinced that you have to have one.¬† Life will simply cease to exist if you cant experience the amazing technology that has rocked the earth for the past 3 years.¬† And thats why you are here!¬†¬†From this point forward, we are going to …

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The SSD Processor

In 2008, a SSD controller manufacturer named JMicron released their new and amazing SSD controller to manufacturers for inclusion in their solid state drives.¬† SSD companies¬†received mass shipments, blindly incorporated them into their SSDs and got them out to millions of consumers worldwide.¬† This controller wreaked havoc on the growth of solid state drives as it did the reputation of …

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OWC Releases 400Gb SSD

This just in from OWC Folks!!!¬†I also have a 100Gb version of the newly released SSD below enroute to play with and review. More To Follow!!! . . . . . . . . OWC Doubles Capacity Of Award Winning Built In The US¬†Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive To 400GB. SandForce¬ģ processor based SSD line offers up to 285MB/s …

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