With excellent performance, the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD makes an ideal internal storage drive for laptops and desktop computers, especially those that support the 6Gbps SATA standard. Its hefty price tag will make most consumers think twice, however.
The SATA data-transfer standard has served the industry well, but hard drive maker WD has a product that demonstrates the shift to the faster PCI Express tech.
The new solid-state drives use PCI-Express (PCIe) connections to deliver speeds more than 2.5 times faster than those of SATA-based SSDs.
Western Digital announces the availability of the WD RE, a high-end, high-capacity hard drive that offers up to 4TB storage and supports the SAS and SATA standards.
The release dates and full feature lists for Thunderbolt-based docking systems for Macs are becoming more defined.
Marvell unveils its third-generation SATA controller for SSDs that offers more features and high-speed performance at lower cost and energy consumption.
At the CeBIT show, the SSD maker shows its Indilinx-based Vertex 4 SSD and promises a Thunderbolt-based model that vaults over SATA drive limits.
The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive won't surprise you, but it's one of the best deals among SATA 3-based SSDs on the market.
OWC announces the availability of a new solid-state drive for the 2011 MacBook Air that supports SATA 3 (6Gbps).
For SATA 2 (3Gbps) computers, the SanDisk Ultra makes a decent replacement drive.