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  1. OCZ Agility 2 60GB review

    OCZ Agility 2 60GB review

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    Up until now, SSDs have had one sided performance, reading files very quickly but being much slower to write data down onto the drive. Thanks to the new SF-1200 controller, the Agility 2 is has almost symmetrical read/write performance in sequential tasks, and its handling of multiple small writes is ridiculously quick.

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    OCZ Vertex 2 120GB review

    OCZ Vertex 2 120GB review

    10  

    OCZ's Vertex 2 is an outstanding drive on almost all counts whether its performance or value for money that you're after, but unless you're setting up a dedicated multimedia workstation for cutting your first HD feature, you should probably save your money and opt for the 60GB version instead. And trust us, you'll be very, very happy with your choice.

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    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB review

    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB review

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    Seagate's magniloquently monikered Momentous XT has finally arrived in the TechRadar lab, resurrecting a concept we'd long dismissed as vapourware. It's the first hybrid drive we've seen for years: a statement which will make younger readers ask, what's a hybrid drive?

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    Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB review

    Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB review

    9  

    Despite some early issues, Crucial have updated the SSD firmware for improved speed and reliability

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    OCZ Onyx 32GB review

    OCZ Onyx 32GB review

    7  

    A small capacity SSD but is 32GB too limited for a single drive?

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    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps review

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps review

    7  

    Conventional wisdom says solid state drives (SSDs) beat traditional hard drives silly in any performance metric you care to mention. How can the likes of Western Digital's latest magnetic spinner, the Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX, therefore hope to compete?

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    Patriot Inferno 100GB review

    Patriot Inferno 100GB review

    9  

    Red hot performance from the latest solid state storage technology. That's Patriot's plan with its new Inferno 100GB SSD. Just in case you haven't got the message, Patriot has dressed the Inferno in funky, bright red anodised threads.

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    Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB review

    Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB review

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    One day, SSDs will be both fast and cheap. Until then, the VelociRaptor delivers an attractive blend of capacity, performance and (relative) value.

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