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Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III HDD Review
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 7:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How many of you recall the days when even 340MB of storage space was the highest one could find and consumers had lots of brands they could choose a drive from (well at least in most places on the planet) including Seagate, WD, IBM, Quantum and Maxtor? Well since then (over 15 years ago) things have changed a lot so aside the fact that Seagate and WD are the two largest players right now (for example Quantum was bought by Maxtor which in turn was bought by Seagate) storage capacities have skyrocketed up to a crazy 10TB (10TB=10000000MB). Of course technology never stops progressing so we all knew that this day would eventually come although it did arrive earlier than some expected. Unfortunately as we all know in order to own the latest and highest capacity model you need to spend quite a bit especially if you're looking for a durable HDD with the best possible read/write performance. The good news however is that thanks to Seagate people who place capacity and durability before performance now have a HDD they can turn to and its name is the Archive HDD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Win a HyperX 480GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Kit
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareslave is giving away some of our review samples. They maybe slightly tampered with, but you will still enjoy them! We are still reviewing this, but we thought we would get a head start on the competition."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

PATRIOT IGNITE 480GB SOLID STATE DRIVE REVIEW
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
480GB for $190 -- is the Patriot Ignite a sizzling hot deal?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

OCZ VECTOR 180 240GB SOLID STATE DRIVE REVIEW
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Performance SATA drives may be a dying breed, but OCZ is still cracking the market with their latest offering, now with PFM+ and a 5-year ShieldPlus warranty. Is this reliability and performance in one package?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Crucial MX200 Review
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MX200 comes in a variety of storage sizes along with 3 form factors (2.5", mSATA and M.2) but only the standard 2.5" variant is currently available with the full 1TB of storage space. All of the drives come with Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, Adaptive Thermal Protection and Exclusive Data Defence along with a useful 3 year warranty.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

OCZ Vector 180 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, May 24 2015 | 1:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Performance SATA drives may be a dying breed, but OCZ is still cracking the market with their latest offering, now with PFM+ and a 5-year ShieldPlus warranty. Is this reliability and performance in one package?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Silicon Power S80 480GB
     Sun, May 24 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The market for SATA solid state drives has matured. Over the last couple of years, the price for the drives has been in a steady decline. If you have been keeping up with our SSD reviews, you would no doubt notice that there are many good budget SSDs on the market today. Many of the budget SSDs such as OCZ ARC 100, Crucial MX100, and Samsung 850 EVO, deliver excellent performance at affordable price. As technology advances, the reliability for the SSDs have also gotten much better. Thus, there is absolutely no reason that you would not want to install an SSD into your system as primary boot device.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

 
SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco SSD Review (960GB)
     Sat, May 23 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to enterprise SSD storage solutions SanDisk is one of the largest manufacturers out there with a broad range of product to cover the many needs of the this ever growing market. While recent reviews have touched on products that include the words PCIe, SAS, and NVMe, where they offer breath taking performance, there are still many tasks that don’t require bleeding edge speeds and can utilize standard SATA based products. For this segment SanDisk has a trio of SATA based products built for read-intensive workloads, the CloudSpeed SSD family and today we will be taking a closer look at the 960GB CloudSpeed Eco.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

QNAP TVS-463 Network Attached Storage Review
     Fri, May 22 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took in QNAP's new "Golden Cloud" AMD series NAS to review. How will it stack up against Intel powered systems?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Synology DiskStation DS415+ NAS Review
     Fri, May 22 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology has amazed us again with one of their latest NAS server releases, the DS415+, which is built around the Intel Rangeley platform which incorporates the Atom C2538 SoC (4C/4T Silvermont Cores @ 2.4GHz) which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Inateck FD1005 Top-Loading HDD Docking Station Review
     Wed, May 20 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inateck probably has the widest array of docking stations and enclosures for hard drives and solid state drives and today I’m pleased to be able to take a look at another sweet looking on. The Inateck FD1005 is a single-bay top-loading docking station for SATA hard disks that connects through USB 3.0 and supports UASP for maximum transfer speeds.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASUSTOR ADM 2.4 Overview
     Wed, May 20 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUSTOR has been hard at work. Not only have they been releasing some very impressive NAS lately, but they are also hard at work in the development labs to try and make ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) the best operating system they can. ADM is intuitive, impressive, and fast.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Intel 750 Series PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, May 20 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Don't be fooled into thinking the new Intel 750 PCIe solid state drive is a brand new drive. It is not. It's essentially a tweaked version of the P3700 Enterprise card but his time for consumers. The device currently comes in two sizes: 400GB & 1.2TB.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5' Mobile Thin HDD Review
     Tue, May 19 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

PATRIOT SUPERSONIC RAGE 2 256GB USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE
     Tue, May 19 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
400MB/s read and 300MB/s write? 256GB capacity? Has the Supersonic Rage 2 just blurred the line between a USB flash drive and an SSD?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Kingston HyperX Savage 240 GB
     Tue, May 19 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston's new HyperX Savage 240 GB is built around a Phison controller using 19 nanometer flash chips. With a price of only $120 for the 240 GB version it sits right on the magic $0.50 per GB mark.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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