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Samsung SM951 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to review the Samsung SM951 512GB AHCI PCIe SSD. In the review, I noted that Samsung had originally told us that the SM951 would feature the NVMe protocol, but when it was launched earlier this year, it was only available with support for the AHCI protocol. Turns out, the Samsung SM951..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Samsung 850 EVO and Pro 2TB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you look back over the past several years, there have always been three constants that needed to be addressed in order for SSDs to become a viable consumer solution to storage; value, reliability and capacity. One of our first SSD reviews was on an MTron 32GB SSD with a whopping price tag of more than $1500…and they sold! Both value and reliability have come along and, I guess, capacity has for the most part as well since we can get a 1TB SSD for under $500. Settling into the digital age logically means that we have much more pictures, videos and music to store and many find that even 1TB is not enough. Along comes Samsung with the 2TB Pro and EVO SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Samsung 850 PRO 2TB SSD Vs Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has raised the bar with regards to storage capacity in its SSDs today by releasing massive new 2TB models in the 850 PRO and 850 EVO product lines. These are Samsung’s highest-capacity SSDs to date for the consumer market and they are being released now because Samsung feels the market and pricing will finally support large 2TB SSDs. Samsung’s previous highest-capacity SSD could hold just 1TB of data, so Samsung has doubled the storage capacity of their consumer SSD product line!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Seagate's hybrid drive for laptops this week. 2 years after it was released, does it still make sense in the presence of value SSDs like the Crucial BX100 and MX200?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Seagate's hybrid drive for laptops this week. 2 years after it was released, does it still make sense in the presence of value SSDs like the Crucial BX100 and MX200?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs
     Mon, Jun 22 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial MX100 512GB is the ultimate value SSD with the best capacity:price ratio on the market, while the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is positioned as the latest ultra-fast premium flagship emphasizing performance and reliability
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Corsair Neutron XT
     Sun, Jun 21 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Neutron XT yielded an interesting mix of performance. Sequentials were among the highest we've seen in any SATA SSD. This was true at the 240GB capacity, which was surprising given other competing units typically suffer on write speeds at their lower capacity offerings. Random performance was fair for a modern SATA device, however we did note an earlier than expected fall-off in IOPS performance at higher queue depths. The XT will likely do just fine with typical consumer workloads, but particularly demanding multiple-IO scenarios will see it suffer at the hands of competing units that can scale higher. My inclination is to say that this is a great drive for the money, but without the actual pricing, the jury will remain out on that verdict until the drive actually launches."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
Icy Dock Black Vortex Hot Swap
     Sat, Jun 20 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have been looking at Icy Dock products for quite some time now, both external and internal solutions. They have recently released a new product that really caught my eye and seemed different from their normal offerings. The product that I am talking about is their Black Vortex (MB074SP-1B) 3.5-inch SATA HDD 4 in 3 Hot Swap Module Cooler Cage. This device allows you to fit four 3.5-inch hard drives into three 5.25-inch drive bays, but beyond that it has a blue LED cooling fan and a pretty unique design. If you need extra hard drive space in your system this is the perfect device for you and it looks great as well! Read on as we take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Samsung SM843T 480GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 18 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's SM843T addresses heavy write workloads in a multitude of applications. Read on as Paul tells us all about this new 480GB enterprise SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ADATA SP610 512GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the price of large capacity Solid State Drives dropping throughout 2014, we felt it was a good time to take a look at the 512GB version of the ADATA SP610. This drive is equipped with the excellent Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and has dropped in price to around the £170 inc vat mark. Should you be shortlisting this drive for a new system build before the end of the year?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard drive versus toilet. Will it survive?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

OCZ Vector 180 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months I have had the chance to check out a whole list of different SSD’s from a wide range of manufactures. For the most part all of them are sporting the new Phison S10 controller. While those drives have been fast I couldn’t help but notice that the OCZ drives that I tested well over a year ago were right up there holding their own. That got me wondering what the new PCZ drive is capable so I asked to check out the new Vector 180. Today I’m going to dig into it and see what they have going on and then run it through our benchmark suite to see how it performs to find out how it compares to everyone else’s new flagship drives.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Synology DiskStation DS1815+
     Mon, Jun 15 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Finally with around 20% more performance on offer when compared to its predecessor, the Synology DS1815+ isn’t just faster, it’s also more feature packed making it even better value. This makes the DS1815+ the ideal solution for business users seeking a NAS supporting 8-bays with the option of expanding to another 5 or even 10-bays!
  FULL STORY @ SYNOLOGY

Kingwin EZ-Clone USI-2535CLU3 Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today for review I’ve got a product that I just love and I think it’s something that we should have had long ago as it’s one of those things that’s very much needed to make life simpler. Kingwin has recently introduced the EZ-Clone which is a tiny hard drive duplicator, with the press of a button you can clone a hard drive very easily. The EZ-Clone can also be used as an external drive to connect to your computer over USB 3.0, so it’s dual use really. Read on to learn more…"
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are many components in a PC that can be upgraded to make it faster, but none are as noticeable in the real world as upgrading a hard drive to a solid state drive. They have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it's now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. Units in the 120 GiB range still offer low price, excellent cost/benefit ratio, and have enough space to be used as boot drive. Today, we will test the PNY XLR8 120 GiB unit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB USB 3.0 drive with me. One main point you should you know is that this drive is a 2x 2TB drive in RAID 0 mode. This is something you’ll not get to see, especially for a portable storage solution via USB 3.0. As far as promises goes, Seagate assures that this drive will perform at up to 2x the speed in comparison with other portable hard drives. The best part is that you don’t need a power brick/adapter to power it up. But just in case, Seagate provided a USB 3.0 Y-cables. How fast can you expect this drive to be in reality? As far as numbers goes, Seagate says that it can provide transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s. As always, we’ll know if its good or bad as we progress with the review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

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