Tag Archives: SSD

Amazon has knocked $50 off the price of a 1TB SSD

The best thing you can do to improve the performance of an old PC is to swap out that spinning hard drive for an SSD. Just a few years ago that meant you’d trade speed for capacity, but that’s quickly changing. Today, Amazon’s got a deal on an SSD with a 1TB capacity. The SanDisk Ultra II 1TB 2.5-inch SATA ... Read More »

Toshiba OCZ’s TL100 review: A budget SSD that’s not a bargain

There are two types of products that send the PCWorld lab into retest mode: those that perform better than expected, and those that perform worse. Toshiba’s 2.5-inch, TLC NAND-based, OCZ-branded TL100 definitely falls into the latter category. As a matter of fact, after seeing a sustained write speed of less than 100MBps, a far cry from the “up to 530MBps” ... Read More »

Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review: Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

If you’d walked by our test bed while we were testing Akitio’s Thunder3 PCIe SSD, external drive, you’d probably have stopped and done a double-take. 2GBps transfers from an external drive? No way. How could this possibly be, you ask? The Thunderbolt 3 interface is basically PCIe over a wire, and features a massive 5GBps transfer rate. The Thunder3 PCIe ... Read More »

We tear apart a hard drive and SSD to show you how they work

1 of 14 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Mike Homnick It’s what’s inside that counts It’s the day everybody dreads: You power up your PC and it sits dormant, failing to boot because your hard drive or SSD is dead. But after you stop cursing and reaching for your backups—you do create backups regularly, right?—you might as well make ... Read More »

SanDisk’s Extreme 510 Portable SSD is small, fast and tough

You can carry 480GB of fast SSD storage in your pocket. The extra-tough packaging should survive even the klutziest owners. COMMENTS Melissa Riofrio | @MRiofrioPCW Executive Editor, PCWorld Feb 23, 2016 3:30 AM SanDisk’s Extreme 510 Portable SSD feeds a love and a need: We all love fast, compact SSDs, and our portable storage needs are outstripping the capacity of ... Read More »

The durable Sandisk Extreme 510 SSD can survive hard drops and raindrops

You can carry 480GB of fast SSD storage in your pocket. The extra-tough packaging should survive even the klutziest owners. Similar Hardware & Accessories More MWC 2016 MWC 2016 Atheer offers enterprise-focused smart glasses with gesture tracking(1:55) MWC 2016 Hands-on: Epson’s new Moverio BT-300 smart glasses MWC 2016 AT&T’s vision for smart cities (4:22) MWC 2016 IoT will play a ... Read More »