7-Way SSD Round-Up: Sandforce vs. JMicron

If you have the budget, adding a SSD to your HTPC is a solid way to improve performance and best of all they are completely silent and produce very little heat.


It is hard to believe
that almost two years has passed since we first rounded-up some of the
first solid state drive offerings for the PC. Since that time, the
landscape has changed dramatically. Capacities have increased somewhat,
but performance has been improved significantly. Many early solid sate
drives suffered from terrible stuttering issues and offered performance
that was actually lower than much more affordable, traditional hard
drives. Today though, SSDs are far more stable and reliable and their
performance is orders-of-magnitude better than even the fastest of hard