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  1. OCZ Vertex 4 256GB review

    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB review

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    The SSD controller wars are hotting up with the arrival of the new OCZ Vertex 4 256GB. It's powered by OCZ's new in-house Everest 2 controller chipset, so how does it perform?

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 480GB review

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    For those whose budgets stretch a little further, really big SSDs such as the new 480GB Intel 520 Series SSD are on the menu.

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    iTwin review

    iTwin review

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    At first glance the iTwin appears to be a double sided USB drive, but it's more advanced than that.

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    Transcend SSD720 128GB review

    Transcend SSD720 128GB review

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    There's no doubt that 2011 was the year that SSDs hit the mainstream, and 2012 is certainly going to cement their place.

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    Corsair Performance Pro 128GB review

    Corsair Performance Pro 128GB review

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    Corsair has an extensive range of SSDs. This currently encompasses six product lines, including cache drives, and uses both Marvell and SandForce controllers throughout. The Performance Pro is the latest.

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    Crucial Adrenaline Cache Drive review

    Crucial Adrenaline Cache Drive review

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    Wouldn't it be great if you could somehow combine SSD speed with traditional HDD capacity? Well, Crucial's latest effort, the 50GB Adrenaline Solid State Cache Drive, aims to do just that.

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    Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB review

    Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB review

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    Thinking of upgrading your hard drive? No doubt you've got your eye on one of those funky little SSDs everyone's talking about.

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    Freecom Hard Drive Sq review

    Freecom Hard Drive Sq review

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    Most external hard drives are "functional, but". They're useful, but not stylish. The Freecom Hard Drive Sq is different though.

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    Buffalo DriveStation Velocity review

    Buffalo DriveStation Velocity review

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    The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity benefits from a super speedy USB 3.0 interface that puts other hard drives to shame.

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    Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB review

    Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB review

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    This portable drive's appeal lies in its pairing with a Thunderbolt connection. Although its price tag is high in pence-per-gigabyte, it's at the more affordable end of Thunderbolt devices.

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    Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review

    Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review

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    If being able to upgrade your external hard drive with newer and faster ports sounds good, then the GoFlex Desk may well be your backup drive of choice.

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    Samsung SSD 830 512GB review

    Samsung SSD 830 512GB review

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    Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of NAND flash in the world, so you'd expect a great performance from a Samsung solid-state drive. And there's no doubt that this new model certainly delivers.

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 120GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 120GB review

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    So, Intel has done the obvious thing and stuck a SandForce controller in its desktop SSDs. Could it offer the best compromise between price, performance and capacity?

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    Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB review

    Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB review

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    It was almost inevitable that a SandForce-powered Intel drive would eventually appear. With the launch of the new Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB that day has finally come.

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    Plextor M3 256GB SSD review

    Plextor M3 256GB SSD review

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    We looked at one of Plextor's first 6Gb/s rated drives last year (the PX-128M2S) and barely nine months later, the next generation is upon us in the shape of the M3 series.

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    Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

    Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

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    Yes, the Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB is made by the same Zalman that makes all those fancy-looking CPU coolers, among other things. This actually isn't Zalman's first go at a solid state drive (SSD) range - it previously released the Zalman N series and the S series.

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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

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    By combining a large solid-state memory cache with a regular hard drive, the Seagate Momentus XT offers a performance close to that of an SSD at a cost-per-GB that's more like a HDD.

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    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

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    The A-Data Nobility Series N005 USB 3.0 flash drive is capable of holding a huge 32GB of data. Because it's a USB 3.0 device, when plugged into a compatible port it means transfer speeds are much zippier.

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    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

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    Along with AES 256-bit encryption, iStorage devices include a numeric pad for typing in a pin, for even greater security. With the iStorage datAshur USB flash drive, physical security is packed into a nicely compact device not much bigger than a lot of other USB flash drives.

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