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The Best Sub-$100 SSDs Tested, Reviewed

The Best Sub-$100 SSDs Tested, Reviewed

The major issue with SSD adoption over the past few years has been price, the astronomically high price when you are counting in hundreds of gigabytes. In today's comparison review we are going to look at 8 popular SSDs that cost $100 or less and feature capacities of up to 128GB.

The contenders include the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB, Samsung 840 120GB and Crucial m4 128GB. The most affordable high-capacity SSD featured in our roundup is the Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB, while the OCZ Vertex 4 64GB, Crucial m4 64GB and Samsung 830 64GB should all offer stellar performance for under $80.

Kingston HyperX 3K and SSDNow V+200 Review

Kingston HyperX 3K and SSDNow V+200 Review

After the success of the SF-1200 controller, virtually every SSD maker was eager to climb aboard the SandForce express. That bandwagon continued trucking through last year, as the second-gen SF-2200 powered many of 2011's noteworthy flash drives.

It's unclear when SandForce's next controllers will arrive, but in the meantime, Kingston has released a pair of new SF-2281-based drives said to emphasize speed and affordability: the HyperX 3K and the SSDNow V+200. The former is aimed at enthusuasts and uses synchronous memory, while the latter is intended for businesses but uses cheaper asynchronous memory.

TechSpot CES 2012 in Pictures: Part 1

TechSpot CES 2012 in Pictures: Part 1

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week in Las Vegas and we've been hard at work bringing you the most prominent product launches and announcements through our daily news stream.

We've also been on the showfloor and attending several media events to get a sneak peak at some of the hottest tech gear heading to consumers this year. As it's become tradition, here's our own take on CES, in pictures...

Kingston announces entry-level SSDNow V200 series

Kingston announces entry-level SSDNow V200 series

Kingston has introduced the second-generation of its popular entry-level SSDNow V series, giving budget shoppers even more bang for their buck. The original SSDNow V100 launched precisely one year ago and has been the go-to boot drive for many cash-strapped…
Kingston goes SandForce: HyperX 240GB SSD review

Kingston goes SandForce: HyperX 240GB SSD review

First demonstrated by OCZ's Vertex 3, the new SandForce SF-2200 controller offers incredible read and write performance of over 500MB/s. By sitting on the sidelines until now, Kingston has been afforded the luxury of refining its firmware and avoiding the issues others have been experiencing.

With that in mind, it's only fair to believe Kingston's latest addition will be a rock solid representation of the SandForce SF-2200 controller. Let's press on here and see if the HyperX can live up to that expectation.

Kingston announces SandForce-based HyperX SSD

Kingston announces SandForce-based HyperX SSD

In a departure from their mostly mainstream-focused strategy, Kingston has announced it will be using a SandForce controller and 25nm Intel NAND flash to launch its first SATA III (6Gb/s) based SSD targeted at enthusiasts, gamers, and performance users. The…
Kingston announces USB 3.0 SSD, HyperX Max 3.0

Kingston announces USB 3.0 SSD, HyperX Max 3.0

Portable SSDs continue to trickle onto the market today with the launch of Kingston's HyperX Max 3.0. Being a solid-state drive and all, the HyperX boasts some impressive speeds. In fact, Hexus says the HyperX is basically a Kingston SSDNow…