One of the most important components of an overclocked computer is an SSD hard drive, at least for the boot drive. ProClockers has put many SSD drives to the test in our SSD hard drive reviews with today's top benchmarking tools to give you the most accurate SSD hard drive review for every model we test. We test for performance and speed, as we are always looking to max out our last tests.
Kingston has had a wide variety of storage devices but until now they haven’t ventured into the NVME market. With the Kingston KC1000 M.2 2280 480GB NVMe MLC Internal Solid State Drive that has changed and Kingston has dipped their proverbial storage foot into the NVME arena. We’ve seen PCIe SATA, and M.2 devices from Kingston and many of them were impressive like the Kingston Savage PCIe they released a couple of years ago.
While BIOSTAR is known for motherboards, they too now have SSDs to offer and their newest offerings is the G330 SSD Series which we will be looking at today. The BIOSTAR G330 SSD uses the standard 2.5-inch form factor and packs a SMI 2258 controller and SK Hynix DRAM cache. Let us see how well will the BIOSTAR G330 do in our tests using Intel’s latest HEDT offerings.
The days of an SSD being a luxury seem to be all but in the past. Not only that, but the SATA interface, being all but saturated, is starting to look a bit out dated. Sure, with technologies such as 3D NAND, the SATA interface is still very much used still. But, with more and more companies producing NVME, or Non-Volatile Memory Express, drives, it’s only a matter of time before SATA drives go the way of IDE. With the launch of their all new Hellfire NVME M.2 SSD, Patriot understands what enthusiast wants these days. They proved this with the launch of their first NVMe SSD, the Patriot Hellfire, based on Phison's PS5007-E7, PCIe Gen3x4 SSD controller. We recently tested their 240gb model of the Patriot Hellfire M.2. With advertised speeds of Up to 3000 MB/s Read and Up to 2300 MB/s Write, it’s hard to argue with them. However, in a market cornered by the likes of Samsung and Intel, can the Hellfire stand up to the competition? Let’s look and see how it held up.
There was one point where an SSD was a great addition to their systems, for those who could afford it. However, today, with solid state drives becoming so cheap, they have almost become a necessity. Whether it’s just a boot drive, or you plan to replace your mechanical drives, there are SSDs that can fit into any budget. However, there are several things to take into consideration when buying an SSD. Aside from the capacity of the drive, you should also consider the endurance of the drive, or how long it will last, the overall performance of the drive and even the warranty. The people over at TOSHIBA would agree. Since most SATA SSDs have all but saturated the interface, essentially maxing out the speed that a SATA SSD can achieve, a consumer must look at the other features of a drive to make an educated decision. This is why their OCZ VX500 not only advertises speeds near as fast as the SATA interface can handle, but also excellent endurance and one of the best warranty programs in the business. I’d like to thank the people at TOSHIBA for sending ProClockers their 512 GB VX500 for this review. So, let’s take a look at the OCZ VX500 from TOSHIBA and see if it does everything its advertised to do.
Using a solid state drive on your PC is a necessity nowadays. Using an SSD improved the overall performance of your PC. While SSDs available today are plenty, there are good options for those who are in a budget. If you are simply looking for a great value SSD, the Kingston UV400 SSD series might just be the one for you. Follow us today as we check it out.
In the age of growing technology, gone are the days where an SSD is a luxury. With how cheap SSDs are getting, they seem to me more of a necessity, at least for the boot drive. But what about general storage? Is it at all possible for the general consumer to move away from traditional mechanical drives? I’d say it more possible now than ever. With the launch of their SU800 2.5” SSD with 3D Nand Technology, and capacities up to 1 TB, I think ADATA would agree. However, with a market already dominated by a couple a big named companies, how does the SU800 hold up to the competition? We ran the SU800 through a number of benchmarks and stress tests. I’d like to that ADATA for making this review possible. Now, Let’s see how it did.
Data storage solutions are improving each year, getting faster and larger in capacities. PCIe SSDs used to be very expensive for an average gamer but not these days. OCZ has an SSD for enthusiasts and hardcore gamers, the OCZ RD400 NVM Express® M.2 solid state drive series. This SSD promises to outperform SATA SSDs by over 4.5 times! Let's find that out today.