Solid State Drives (SSD’s) define a great deal of today’s computing power. For more serious computer users, conventional hard disk drives (HDD’s) are mere storage devices, if possible tucked away in a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) in the closet. The advantages of SDD’s? Zero noise, like USB-sticks; low power consumption; extreme reading and writing speeds. What’s more to want? Well, what we always want in this business: Even more speed, even higher numbers. Samsung has sent me their newest SSD’s, the 840 and 840 Pro, to review and I will compare them with the famous OCZ Agility 3 drive.Specifications Samsung 840 250GBMax sequential read: 540MB/s Max [...]
Another day, another review, another SSD. Here we have the Vertex 3 from OCZ, with a healthy capacity of 240GB. It comes with the latest 2200 series controller from Sandforce, support for SATA III 6GBps data transfer and some very impressive read/write sustained speeds.
Let’s see how it performs with our short battery of tests.Features and Specifications
Available in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB Capacities MLC NAND Flash Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps Native TRIM support Seek Time: .1ms Slim 2.5″ Design 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm Lightweight: 77g Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C Low [...]
Its on folks, after a few years of being stonewalled, XSR is back working with OCZ; and what a good way to get back into the swing of things. Today it’s the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD that we’re looking into; hopefully it’s not the last one we’ll do either, so I better do I good job; though I can’t give them an easy time either, what a dilemna.SpecificationsAvailable in 32GB, 64GB, 96GB, and 128GB capacities 64MB Onboard Cache TRIM Support Seek Time: < .1ms Slim 2.5″ Design 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm Lightweight: 77g Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation, .5W in standby Shock [...]