Just under a decade ago, you only needed an SD card if you owned a digital camera that used one for its image storage. In today's world, SD cards are utilized in everything from smartphones to camcorders, to cameras, and even in things like portable video games, digital photo frames, and even some vehicles. This makes chosing the right SD card for the right application more important than ever. Today I take a look at Silicon Power's Elite 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 memory card.
Data storage devices are a must to any modern individual now that our lives revolve around using data whether you're a student, a professional or others in between. Truly, data storage such as flash drives are getting better each year. They become faster, smaller and improving in capacity. One of the popular brands of flash storage providers today include Strontium and they are happy to give us their smallest offering in their flash drive line, the NANO USB Drive. Today we will be taking a look at the Strontium's 64GB NANO USB 3.0 flash drive.
The Trion 100 is built a bit different than the previous OCZ drives we have tested. Inside, we find a Toshiba’s TC58NC controller. This is different than the Barefoot controller we are used to seeing in OCZ drives. Toshiba’s own 19nm TLC Flash is used, whereas the other OCZ drives we have tested recently have used Toshiba MLC Flash.
As a professional photographer and budding videographer I see the need for large capacity memory cards on every shoot I hold, and with camera sensor resolutions skyrocketing the need for larger and faster storage skyrocketing as well. Today I am going to look at one of the largest SD cards on the market, and put it through its paces to see if it stands up to its claims. Join me as I review Kingston Memory's 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 memory card.
The OCZ ARC 100 is clearly aimed at the budget friendly portion of the SSD market, which has been heating up recently. The ARC 100 uses the Toshiba's own Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller, a slightly under-clocked version of the Barefoot 3 M10 controller used in OCZ's in the Vector and Vertex 460(s) drives. The ARC 100 uses the same Toshiba 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash as well.
Crucial’s BX100 1TB SATA SSD is one of the newer entries in the crowded solid state drive market. Unlike Crucial’s also recently released MX200, the BX100 is designed to be a value oriented drive. The BX100 uses a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, combines with the same Micron 16nm (MLC) Flash used in the MX100 and MX200 drives. As a result, Crucial has rated the BX100 for speeds of up to 535 MB/s read and 450 MB/s.
Kingston has just released its HyperX Savage SATA SSD line. We had an opportunilty to review the 240GB version, when it was released. Now we have the its larger 960GB on our test bench. With sequential speeds up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, plus IOPS up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write, it is designed to be the fastest SATA-based SSD in the HyperX line up. The new drive has rather bold cosmetics that should appeal to many enthusiasts.