RunCore Pro V Max review: If only the price were right
CNET editor Dong Ngo reviews the RunCore Pro V Max solid-state drive.
RunCore introduced the Pro V Max solid-state drive (SSD) at as one of its first standard SSDs for the U.S. market.
However, the company is not a new SSD vendor. In fact it describes itself as a major vendor that has been offering SSD storage products for other OEM hardware vendors.
This might be the reason why it's priced the Pro V Max at about $2 per gigabyte, comparatively high, to avoid immediate competition with its partners.
The new Pro V Max is available in four capacities from 60GB to 480GB that are not evenly priced. The 240GB unit I reviewed, for example, comes with a price tag of around $450, which is about $1.85 per gigabyte, but the 60GB version costs $150, or $2.50 per gigabyte.
The Pro V Max does have some unique features of its own that might be worth the extra dollars, including the aluminum casing that makes it sturdy and sleek-looking. The drive also offered top boot times in my testing and very good application performance.
RunCore says that consumers can expect the drive's street price to be lower, and you might wait until then to get one. In the meantime, check out the full review of the Pro V Max to see how it stacks up against others.