The past year has been a real interesting one for solid state drives. The “big” companies have really taken a real interest in the consumer market and since they are the ones that own the fab houses it is really hard for smaller companies to offer an advantage in price and features. Corsair is a company we always know for quality products and have made a pretty good name for themselves in the SSD market. Today we will be taking a look at their Neutron XT 240 GB solid state drive. They have teamed with Phison, making use if their PS3110 quad-core controller and Toshiba 19 nm MLC NAND. With this combination Corsair says this drive is , “designed for the absolute best in class performance” for a 2.5-inch solid state drive”. Will that hold true? Read on as we find out!
Mushkin has been slowly trying to build their name back up as a solid state drive manufacturer and what better way to do that then come out with a killer drive at a killer price. That is what the ECO2 line is all about, it is going to give you a no-frills drive with great performance that is also affordable. How affordable? The 240GB drive that we are reviewing today is currently selling for 84.99! That makes it only $0.35 per GB! This is the first Newegg exclusive SSD Series from Mushkin. The drive itself is powered by the SandForce SF-2241 controller and makes use of Micron MLC NAND. Will this drive give users the best bang for their buck and get an SSD in their hands for the first time? Read on as we investigate!
Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, is announcing a partnership with Newegg.com for the launch of its new ECO2 line of solid-state drives. No stranger to producing high performance SSDs with industry-leading value, Mushkin’s ECO2 will be an expansion of its SSD lineup that emphasizes ECO-friendly performance and an efficient, ECO-nomical design.
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.
Patriot was showing a wide variety of new products at CES this year. The one product that really caught our eye was the new Ignite solid state drive lineup. These new drives are definitely targeted at the enthusiast and gamer.
At CES 2015 PNY was showing a few new solid state drives. We are sure one will really catch your attention and that is the CS2111. It is aimed at the at the gamer / enthusiast and has a very attractive outer housing. The solid state drive is part of PNY’s XLR8 line of products so you know it is going to be high quality.
ADATA builds some of the fastest most reliable and possibly under rated consumer SSDs on the market. One of the hottest items coming to the consumer side this year is external SSDs.
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 a strong leader in the SSD market Samsung has developed a very impressive little external SSD the T1. Utilizing USB 3.0 these 3D V-NAND equipped drives get up to 450 MB/s write for the 1TB model.
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