The majority of the Chromebooks tend to have 16GB of onboard storage with some high-end models having twice that. For the intended usage where everything is done in the web, that is sufficient, but when you need local storage for offline occasions (e.g. when traveling), 16GB or 32GB will not get you far. There is always the option of carrying external storage to expand the internal storage, but there is another alternative: upgrading the internal SSD. Read on to find out how the upgrade is done and how MyDigitalSSD's Super Boot Drive M.2 2242 SSDs does in our Chromebook tests, as well as how it fares as a standard SSD.

Intel & Micron Announce 25nm NAND Flash Production, SSDs to get Bigger/Cheaper in Q4

Moore's law applies to more than just microprocessors. At roughly twice the density of 34nm flash, IMFT's announcement means we'll see SSD capacities double this year - without...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2010

OCZ's Vertex 2 Pro Preview: The Fastest MLC SSD We've Ever Tested

OCZ has been keeping an ace up its sleeve for the past few months. It's called the Vertex 2 Pro and you won't see it until next year...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/31/2009

Western Digital’s Advanced Format: The 4K Sector Transition Begins

Western Digital will soon be launching the first consumer 4K sector drives, and wants to let you know how to be prepared. We take a look at what 4K...

88 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2009

Seagate Enters the Enterprise SSD Market with Pulsar

Seagate is now throwing its hat into the ring with its first SSD: Pulsar. Unlike all of the SSDs we’ve reviewed here, Pulsar is OEM-only at the start...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/7/2009

The SSD Improv: Intel & Indilinx get TRIM, Kingston Brings Intel Down to $115

New Update on TRIM fw.Intel and Indilinx SSDs now have TRIM support - we put it to the test. At the same time Kingston helps Intel bring SSDs...

166 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2009

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB: SATA 6Gb/s Performance Preview

We take Seagate's latest drive technology for a quick spin and wonder if SATA 6Gb/s technology will ever benefit desktop based hard drives.

56 by Gary Key on 10/29/2009

The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD

The third major SSD article on AnandTech is here. We go back and try to better understand how these SSDs work, how their performance is evolving and how...

296 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2009

Lab Update: The Next SSD Article, Matte vs. Glossy and Touch Screens

Early TRIM results, matte vs. glossy displays and more. Anand updates from the lab.

88 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2009

Intel Forces OCZ's Hand: Indilinx Drives To Drop in Price

SSD prices come crashing down. Intel set $225 as the marker for its 80GB and the market has responded. OCZ shared its pricing strategy with us. ...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/23/2009

Intel X25-M G2: Dissected and Performance Preview

The first internal pics and a full performance preview of Intel's brand new 34nm X25-M G2 SSD. This thing rocks.

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/22/2009

Intel's 34nm SSD Preview: Cheaper and Faster?

Today Intel announced its new 34nm SSD lineup with lower prices and better performance. While we await the arrival of our drive, we spend some time discussing the...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2009

The SSD Update: Vertex Gets Faster, New Indilinx Drives and Intel/MacBook Problems Resolved

Another week, another SSD update. OCZ's Vertex drive got even faster, the first non-OCZ Indilinx drives show up and some Intel issues get resolved.

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/30/2009

The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ

The SSD market appears to have changed a lot. Drives are cheaper, newer controllers are everywhere and there are more questions than answers as to how these SSDs perform...

236 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/18/2009

Intel X25-M SSD: Intel Delivers One of the World's Fastest Drives

Intel finally lifted the NDA on the performance of its first MLC SSD. Let's just say that after today, a Core 2 isn't the only Intel component you...

97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2008

Vigor iSURF II Hard Drive Cooling System - Keeping it Cool...

We take a quick look at Vigor Gaming's hard disk cooling system that provides a unique design which actually works.

17 by Gary Key on 7/31/2008

64GB SSD on the Desktop: Samsung and OCZ go mainstream

We provide a desktop oriented review of the new mainstream 64GB Solid State Drive from Samsung and its fraternal twin from OCZ Technology.

41 by Gary Key on 5/15/2008

Western Digital VelociRaptor- No longer just a Raptor

We provide a quick update on the WD VR150 series after receiving a new drive from Western Digital that proves this dinosaur is serious about ruling the storage world.

31 by Gary Key on 5/2/2008

Western Digital VelociRaptor: A Drive with a Bite

We provide a preview of the new VelociRaptor and a drive hampered by early firmware that still manages to set new performance standards.

31 by Gary Key on 4/22/2008

Western Digital 640GB - Twice the Platters, Twice the Fun

We take a first look at the new WD6400AAKS and find Western Digital has turned performance up a notch in the mid-range market.

42 by Gary Key on 3/21/2008

Western Digital serves up 320GB on a Platter

We take a first look at Western Digital's latest drive that will have you scrambling for part number WD3200AAKS-00B3A0.

29 by Gary Key on 2/22/2008

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