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Samsung XS1715 SSD Review (1.6TB) An NVMe SFF-8639 Monster at 3GB/s
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XS1715 is what, in the car world, you would call a sleeper. The matte black enclosure and to-the-point labeling does not do justice to the fire-breathing monster that hides beneath. When you pick up a PCIe SSD card you expect it to be fast. In most cases, the bigger the card, the faster it performs. The XS1715 gives you no such confidence. But once you plug it in and start testing, you will quickly realize that this is one of the fastest SSDs on the market."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Diamond USB 3.0/2.0 to HDMI/DVI Mini Ultra Dock Review
     Fri, Nov 21 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With USB 3.0 up and working, the Ultra Dock still gave me rather mixed feelings. It was nice that it no longer appeared broken, but the performance wasn`t quite what I was hoping for. The tablet, as expected, was limited a bit by the Bay Trail CPU in it, but it did quite well considering. Having a full on beast of a machine, the numbers were just sad. The reads and writes were at least better than straight up wireless, which I guess is the real purpose and convinence. It is plenty enough for surfing the Internet and is actually good enough for in-home streaming and gaming; it just won`t be as fast as you might expect. Perhaps it`s just some bug that needs to be worked out on Diamond`s end still, but at least it is all functional upfront."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 7:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have been following technology for quite a while and in that time I have witnessed the birth of solid state drives and many companies bringing them to the masses. When they first came out like all new technology they were very expensive. I remember when many people were debating on getting a new graphics card or a solid state drive. The past couple of years have been kind to the consumer with solid state drives continuing to drop in price. Most people are able to afford a solid state drive for at least their OS drive. The best way to cut costs and keep drives competitive is to decrease the lithography of the NAND that is inside the drive. This is the case for the drive we are taking a look at today. It features Microns new 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. The drive that I am talking about is the Crucial MX100. The 512 GB version that we are reviewing today is currently selling for a little over $200, which if you can remember that is what most 128GB drives were selling for just a couple of years ago. The MX100 effectively replaces Crucials M500 solid state drive while the MX550 still remains as their high performance offering. The 512 GB version of the MX100 offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively. Lets see what this drive can do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Silicon Power Thunder T11 120 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt may not be a very wide-spread interface in the Windows domain, but nearly every modern Apple notebook or desktop features such a connector. Silicon Power aims to leverage this high-speed interface with the Thunder T11 series, offering 120 GB or 240 GB capacities for less than a Lacie or OWC alternative."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review (128GB)
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have been seeing more M.2 SSDs lately, a lot of which are companies first steps into the market since the form factor is so new. They have been designed to meet strict size requirements and allow for greater flexibility in product development. They are the perfect fit for mobile devices with their compact size and light weight. Transcend was founded in 1988, today they are a leading global brand for digital storage with over 2,000 products. From memory modules to SSDs, they market and sell them all. Their commitment to quality control has been one of the main factors for their success. They were the first memory module manufacturer in Taiwan receive ISO 9001, ISO 14001, QC080000, and ISO/TS 16949 certifications. Every product is tested before is goes off to market to ensure customer satisfaction."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D06 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Diamond D06 is yet another sleek looking USB 3.0 external hard drive from the company. Will it perform as well as it looks?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Corsair Neutron XT SSD Review (240GB) - New Phison Controller Creates a Top Tier Contender
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 10:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we were to look at the flash controller hierarchy, Phison has typically placed as a mid-tier company. We met with Phison at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, this past August and they spoke of a new controller that might move them up in the stack, the Phison Quad-Core PS3110 6Gbps controller. Capable of 550MB/s read, 530MB/s write, over 100K IOPS, with features such as AES 256-Bit encryption, compatible with the latest SLC, MLC and TLC memory, and capable of accommodating single form factors of up to 2TB, this controller seemed to be a definite step forward and we looked forward to getting it on our Test Bench. Although we are sure many will follow suit in time, the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD sample that we have in our hands for this report, is the first to be seen with the Phison PS3110 controller and should be available at the time, or shortly after, this launch. Having put this SSD through its paces over the past few days, we think that you just might be as surprised as we are to see a new SSD released that definitely jumps into that top-tier that so few other SSDs have been capable of."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

 
Silicon Power Blaze B05 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Nov 18 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s pink and it`s competitively priced. But is its performance competitive?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Corsair Neutron XT SSD Preview
     Tue, Nov 18 2014 | 10:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair taps Phison`s new quad-core S10 controller to power the new Neutron XT, Corsair`s new flagship performance SSD. Here`s our full first look at it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Silicon Power Armor A80 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Mon, Nov 17 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although thanks to advancements made by technology"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D06 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Nov 17 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Diamond D06 is yet another sleek looking USB 3.0 external hard drive from the company. Will it perform as well as it looks?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

MyDigitalSSD Bulletproof 4 mSATA Storage Enclosure Review
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 3:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the second-generation mSATA storage enclosure from MyDigitalSSD. If you`ve got a spare drive handy, make it portable with this device."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Seagate NAS Pro 4-Bay Review
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate tapped Intel`s Rangeley processor for the NAS Pro, and increased the connected user count to 50 clients in this small footprint NAS."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Force LX SSD
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force LX Series SSD 256GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 450 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from ADATA, Intel, OCZ and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Review
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another blast from the past comes our way in a capacity we`ve never tested. Here`s Chris` full take on SanDisk`s 480GB Ultra II SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD Enterprise Review
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ULLtraDIMM revolutionizes data storage by placing flash on the memory bus. Let`s take a closer look now at the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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