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.
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.
Valve has been making progress with Steam OS and In-Home Streaming, and hardware vendors have been trying to find a balance of performance and value. Sporting a small lightweight form factor, quad-core processor, and an SSD, Syber Vapor STREAM has found that balance of performance and value.
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.
Jul 30, 2015 0