SSD

  • Active releases a new set of SSDs

    Active releases a new set of SSDs

    Solid state hard drives are increasing in popularity mainly because more are reaching the consumer market, therefore driving down prices. But most are still a bit pricey. Active has a new 1.8-inch set, however, that's a bit more affordable if you don't mind forgoing storage capacity. Read More

  • SSD Roundup: the drive to succeed

    SSD Roundup: the drive to succeed

    I got up this morning and started thinking about the next thing I wanted to add to my PC. Like many of you, I'm into upgrading when I see fit to increase performance, and I think that putting Windows 7 on an SSD might be the way to go. So, like many of you, I decided to look at some of the most recent reviews and see what looked interesting from the price/performance standpoint. Read More

  • Corsair unleashes the Force SSD line

    Corsair unleashes the Force SSD line

    Forget about the just-announced Corsair Reactor and Nova SSDs because you're not going to want those after you hear about the upcoming Force models. This new line forgos the Indilinx Bareboot controller for the faster SandForce SD-1200 processor, which enables the Force line to read at 285MB/s and write at 275MB/s. Yeah, that's quick. Trim support is also present on the SATA II drives as long as… Read More

  • Plextor's first SSDs are now available for your consumption

    Plextor's first SSDs are now available for your consumption

    It seems like nearly every computer accessory maker has a line of SSDs now and Plextor just joined that club with two SSDs. The company showed off its upcoming models at CES 2010, but now both the 64GB and 128GB options are available -- for a pretty price. Read More

  • The just-announced Corsair Reactor and Nova product lines are SSDs, not UFP starships

    The just-announced Corsair Reactor and Nova product lines are SSDs, not UFP starships

    Corsair isn't a new player in the SSD game, but it has some new entries for your consideration. The Reactor and Nova series are both solid performers, but offer slightly different benefits for different users. While the speedy Nova series zips files along at 270MB/s (read) and 195MB/s (write) thanks to the Indilinx Bareboot controller, the Reactor models have slightly slower speeds of 250/170MB/s… Read More

  • HyBrid enclosure to hold SSD and standard drives

    HyBrid enclosure to hold SSD and standard drives

    Raidon showed off their new HyBrid drive enclosure recently, a strange combination of an SSD drive enclosure and a SATA enclosure. It's not an external device mind you, but rather an internal drive cage that will read and write to the SSD, and then mirror the process to the SATA drive. Read More

  • SanDisk G3 solid state drive boasts speeds up to twice as fast as 7200 RPM drives

    SanDisk G3 solid state drive boasts speeds up to twice as fast as 7200 RPM drives

    It’s beginning to look like Expensive Speed Day here at CrunchGear, what with the USB 3.0 products and now this solid state drive from SanDisk. The G3 SSD is a solid-state drive available in 60GB and 120GB capacities for around $230 and $400, respectively. Read More

  • Coming soon: Postage stamp-sized 1TB SSDs

    Coming soon: Postage stamp-sized 1TB SSDs

    SSDs haven't found their way into the mass market yet, but a team of Japanese researchers is already trying to make them more worthwhile. The team claims it has developed a technology that helps to shrink the size of SSDs by no less than 90%, makes them cheaper and boosts energy efficiency by 70%. Read More

  • SSD sales up last year, despite recession

    SSD sales up last year, despite recession

    So it wasn't all bleak last year, SSD manufacturers experienced a 14% increase in sales, along with a total of over 11 million drives sold. That's a whole lot of memory chips. Read More

  • Seagate finally shows up at the solid state drive party with an enterprise offering

    Seagate finally shows up at the solid state drive party with an enterprise offering

    Seagate, the big huge hard drive company, has just now officially announced its first ever solid state drive. The press release title says “Seagate Introduces Its First Solid State Drive: Pulsar” and above the title it says “December 08, 2009.” To be fair, Seagate CEO Bill Watkins hasn’t been keen on solid state drives, saying a little over a year ago that his company wasn’t really… Read More