The Best SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256GB

The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen… » 9/26/12 10:17am 9/26/12 10:17am

The World's First 2.5-Inch 1TB SSD Needs to Get In My Laptop's Belly…

OCZ's new Octane series is the first solid state drive to squeeze one full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive, but the awesome doesn't stop there. It has read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 400MB/s, versus top competitors who are at 500MB/s read and 315MB/s write. » 10/20/11 9:00am 10/20/11 9:00am

Giz Explains: SSDs and Why You Wish You Had One

Speed. Toughness. Efficiency. Silence. That's why we want solid-state drives in our computers. But we worry about the zoom-zoom performance degrading over time, and the fact that SSDs might eventually wear out. Here's what you need to know about 'em. » 1/21/10 2:20pm 1/21/10 2:20pm

Samsung Manufacturing 256GB SSDs, Just Like They Promised

It was nearly six months ago when Samsung laid out their plan to manufacture an affordable, super-fast 256GB SSD by the end of the year. It sounded a little bit optimistic at the time, but as of today, they're here. Sort of. Samsung says that manufacturing has begun, but still hasn't let loose on the most important… » 11/20/08 7:07am 11/20/08 7:07am

Seagate Won't Do Flash SSDs, Waiting For Next-Gen Tech

Just last month we were reporting " Seagate to begin to switch to SSD » 11/06/08 5:03am 11/06/08 5:03am" and now company CEO Bill Watkins has said that that's not quite the truth. Seagate will indeed be launching an enterprise-level SSD in 2009, but will not enter the "mobile SSD" market. Whyever not? Because there's no money to be made there: "Right now if …