2009 has been "The year of the Solid State Drive" as far as we are concerned and they are really beginning to pick up momentum as prices drop and sizes slowly get larger. Intel’s X25 SSD has been a long term favourite of ours, earning our highest GOLD award in previous reviews as well as being able to stand its own ground against the latest high specification drives from leading makers OCZ, Crucial and Corsair.
The drive we are looking at today is the long awaited Intel replacement which is built on the 34 nanometer manufacturing process – this has the long term benefit of helping to reduce the costs to manufacture therefore meaning less cost to the consumer – well thats the theory anyway. Randy Wilhelm, Intel’s Vice president and senior manager was keen to announce publically that their goal was to be not only the first to acheive 34nm NAND flash memory lithography but to do so with the same, or faster performance than the previous versions.
Earlier this year Toshiba announced their new generation of SSDs, the HG6. It might not have the snappiest name but if it performs as well against the competition as their previous drives we should be in for an impressive set of figures.
It has been over a year since the 840 Pro hit the market and competitor drives have continued to evolve since then so now it’s time for Samsung to do the same. Launching today is their new 850 Pro SSD featuring many of the aspects which made the 840 Series so attractive, mixed with some evolutions in the tech used. We will be putting it up against some of the best drives the competition can offer to see how this new model performs.
Corsair Force LX SSD Review (256GB)
Corsair are using Computex to launch/announce a wide range of products from cases through USB drives and even new GPU cooling products. They also recently launched a new product in their SSD range, the Force LX. Using a new controller for Corsair and...