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Ultimate SSD Showdown: 14 consumer-grade drives compared

SSD technology grew stale after saturating the SATA 6Gb/s bus, bringing minor improvements and making up for it with price cuts. With new PCIe and M.2 drives presenting a high performance alternative, it's time for a roundup. We review fourteen of the best consumer-grade SSDs using the SATA, PCI Express or M.2 interfaces and tell you what to buy.

PCIe flash: It solves lots of problems, but also makes a bunch - so what's its future?

PCIe flash: It solves lots of problems, but also makes a bunch - so what's its future?

It’s worth pointing out that almost all the "magic" that has been developed around flash was already scoped out in 2007. It just takes a while for a whole new industry to mature. Individual die capacity increased, meaning fewer die are needed for a solution – and that means less parallel bandwidth for data transfer…

OCZ launches new version of PCIe SSD, RevoDrive X2

OCZ launches new version of PCIe SSD, RevoDrive X2

Back in June we covered OCZ's unveiling of the RevoDrive, a PCI-Express SSD aimed at high-performance setups. Designed to eliminate the traditional SATA connection bottleneck and take advantage of the PCIe interface's higher transfer rates, the drive was capable of…