Crucial and its parent company Micron have been in the SSD market from just about when it started. As many of you know Micron makes much of the NAND we see in many different devices and Crucial is Micron’s consumer brand making solid state drives and other storage devices. Last year we took a look at Crucial’s MX100 drive and we were really impressed with not only its performance, but its aggressive pricing as well. Just announced at CES Crucial is back with the MX200 which Crucial says “pushes things even further” and features their new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology. Will this be the SSD to get in 2015? Read on as we find out…
ixstars Solutions has just announced the start of sales for their 3TB SSD the SSD-3000M and a 1TB SSD, the SSD-1000M in North America. The 3TB model is the highest capacity solid state drive that we have seen to date, but if you are like me you haven’t heard of Fixstar solutions.
OCZ unveiled their latest enthusiast solid state drive, the Vector 180 at CES 2015. The drive is based of OCZ’s own Barefoot 3 M00 controller and features the latest Toshiba A19 MLC NAND flash.
As one of the strongest SSD manufacturers on the market Crucial brought two impressive but slightly different lines of SSDs to the show this year. The key difference is their target markets. On the one hand we have the BX100 series which is aimed at users who are new to the SSD scene and are just looking to get their feet wet.
Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer Angelbird has just added 1TB versions of its popular SSD wrk and SSD wrk for mac solid state drives. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis – making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac, MacBook, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.
Last month Corsair announced their Neutron XT solid state drives. These drives make use of a Phison PS3110 quad-core controller and modern 19 nm Toshiba A19 MLC NAND flash chips over an 8-channel interface. When the original announcement was made no pricing details were announced, but now we have them!
Galaxy is a name that we know for some of the best graphics cards available, especially in their Hall of Fame series. Well they are announcing a new PCI-Express solid state drive as part of their Hall of Fame series. The Heracles HOF is geared towards gamers who want the fastest speeds possible and this solid state drive has some of the fastest speeds out there!
LitOn has just kicked off their own consumer solid state drive line with the ZETA Series. This series of SSDs are built on a 7 mm-thick form factor, have a SATA 6GB/s interface and come in three capacities: 128 GB, 256GB and 512GB.
We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let’s jump in!
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month.
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