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ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD is an affordable high capacity alternative when looking for a mainstream drive. The 7mm shell encases a four channel controller by Silicon Motion (SM2246EN)."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SATA III based solid state drives (SSDs) may have reached the maximum supported read & write numbers most enthusiasts and gamers look for when out in the market for one but durability and sustained performance are the two most important aspects for professionals and enterprise users (probably even more important than maximum read & write speeds). Unfortunately ever since we made the SNIA IOMeter tests part of our testing methodology we've seen that not many models can produce good sustained performance numbers and so this might just be the next thing for them to focus on. However OCZ with their ARC 100 SSD model which we tested a few months back proved that they've already started to focus on that area (most likely thanks to their merge with Toshiba) and today we're taking their top of the line SATA III SSD model the Vector 180 480GB for a spin to see just how better it is compared to the ARC 100 and of course it's immediate competition.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

QNAP TS-453mini NAS Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powered by a dedicated and efficient platform from Intel, the J1900 quad-core processor and paired with 2GB of RAM, the TS-453mini is running the last version of the fully-fledged QTS which is currently at its 4.1.4 version and is also sporting a unique-shaped chassis design. Speaking about the chassis, now it looks more stylish, ideal to be installed in our living-room and the discrete LEDs help us find out the system status at all times; the memory is now very easy upgradable up to 8GB of RAM by simply removing a small plastic cover on the bottom area of the unit.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be exploring the delights of a newly announced product from HyperX – the Savage SSD. Savage uses the Phison S10 controller which boasts quad-core, 8-channel architecture. This controller promises to deliver some of the fastest read/write transfer rates possible to the SATA 6G interface – so we’re expecting good things from this new solid state drive.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

QNAP TS-453 Mini 4-Bay Stylish and Quiet Vertical NAS Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most NAS systems are built around the same basic design, but not all of them. Once in a while a device comes along that is something just a little bit special and today I’m taking a closer look at just one of them. I got the new and innovative QNAP TS-453 mini on the testbench, an NAS that features the easy-to-use QTS operating system, powerful hardware, and a unique top-loading mechanism for the drives. It also comes with one of the easiest and most convenient ways to replace or upgrade the memory. Thanks to the innovative design, the TS-453 mini has a very small footprint for a 4-bay NAS unit. It takes up 29% less space than a normal QNAP 4-bay unit such as the TS-453 Pro that we recently took a look at.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are a lot of different methods for portable storage and one of them is external hard disk drives. Today I’m taking a closer look at such a solution and it isn’t just the run of the mill drive either. Silicon Power released the Armor A65 back in march and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it performs with everything it can do.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Synology DiskStation DS715 2-Bay Value NAS Review
     Sun, Jul 26 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since I had the pleasure to review a Synology NAS which makes it even more of a pleasure to take the brand new Synology DiskStation DS715 2-bay NAS for a spin. And while it does look ordinary on the first glance, I can tell you it isn’t. The DS715 is an expandable NAS server, equipped with a powerful quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine and the ability to expand up to 7 drives thanks to the optional expansion unit. You can’t just expand it with extra bays, you can also connect it with Synology’s High Availability (SHA) technology that combines active and passive servers into one cluster.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

 
HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD RAID Review (8x8TB) - 64TB Analysis
     Sat, Jul 25 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Big data is BIG. We create billions of gigabytes of data on a daily basis, from uploading a photo to Facebook or emailing a new project document, all this data is stored in data centers across the globe. Big data is usually divided between high performance and storage. While SSDs are much faster and help greatly to accelerate the analytics side of big data, but they don’t offer the capacity value of HDDs quite yet. Thus, a storage tier of high density and high performance HDDs has been the medium of choice for mass storage solutions and is in high demand. Actually as of late, enterprise HDD sales have been thriving while consumer sales have been taking a hit. Okay, so now that that has been said, what is all this talk about big data and HDDs? Doesn’t The SSD Review just test SSDs? Those are good questions. Our answer to them is simple. We were given the opportunity and we couldn’t resist. If someone offered to a test drive in their new Lamborghini, would you say no? We didn’t think so! So, today we will be reviewing the HGST Ultrastar He8, but we won’t be testing just one drive. Today we will be testing eight of them in multiple RAID configurations as well! That is right, 64TB worth of the latest and greatest enterprise storage! Go big or go home right?
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Driving Cost Out Of Solid State Storage
     Sat, Jul 25 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ is launching a brand new series of solid state drives today, dubbed the Trion 100. Early prototypes of the drives were shown off at CES a few months back, but the drives are now ready for primetime. We should note that the Trion 100 series breaks some new ground for OCZ. Not only are they the first drives from the company to use TLC NAND, but they’re also the first to use all in-house Toshiba technology with the drive's Flash memory and controller both designed and built by Toshiba. The OCZ Trion 100 series is targeted at budget conscious consumers and users still contemplating the upgrade from a standard hard drive...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Vector 180 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 24 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vector 180 from OCZ takes part from their high-end offerings and besides the useful Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) addition, we do also benefit from the ShieldPlus warranty which implies no shipping costs and no extra hassles. Thanks to the OCZ Barefoot 3 M00 controller, the performances of the drive are top-notch and succeeds to stay in top for both read and write operations which is great for gamers or the usual workstation activities.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

OCZ TRION 100 480GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 24 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I’ve had the pleasure to test all of OCZ’s current SATA drive line-up and I’ve never been let down by any of them and I doubt that it will be any different this time. Today I’m taking a look at the brand new OCZ TRION 100 SSD with 480 GB capacity. The TRION 100 series is the new value series. You might not get the fastest drive on the market, but you will get one of the cheapest while it still maintains a strong performance. A lot of good things have come from OCZ since they became a part of Toshiba, and now you can get even more of that for you money thanks to the TRION 100.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S Four Bay USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure Review
     Thu, Jul 23 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plentiful performance, build quality and good looks make up the latest in the ICYCube external storage solutions series from ICY DOCK."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Micron M510DC SSD Review (480GB)
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 1:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just as in the consumer market is starting to flood with many lower cost value based SSDs, we are starting to see more and more low cost read-centric SSDs in the enterprise market. These SSDs are targeted towards Web 2.0 and cloud storage use case scenarios and are typically much cheaper than mission critical storage options due to lower performance and write endurance. Compared to HDD deployments, however, these SSDs are much faster and more power efficient. They help to remove bottlenecks and speed up response times in content delivery and VDIs as well as lower total cost of ownership.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seven to eight years ago enthusiasts, professionals and hardcore gamers who decided to trust a brand new and revolutionary storage technology called solid state drives only had products from a handful of manufacturers to choose from including Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Kingston, OCZ and Corsair. Of course by then SSD technology had been in the works and evolving for much longer (over a decade actually) but it wasn't until 2007 that it made its first "shy" steps in the consumer market and thus was available to the masses at quite reasonable prices. Today there are literally hundreds of SSD manufacturers (most are OEM ones) around but it's always preferable to pick a model by one of the first ones to jump in the SSD wagon and since Kingston just released the latest addition in their HyperX line called the Savage we decided to take a look and see how it does.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD RAID Review (8x8TB) - 64TB Analysis on the Adaptec 8805
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 12:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Big data is BIG. We create billions of gigabytes of data on a daily basis, from uploading a photo to Facebook or emailing a new project document, all this data is stored in data centers across the globe. Big data is usually divided between high performance and storage. While SSDs are much faster and help greatly to accelerate the analytics side of big data, but they don’t offer the capacity value of HDDs quite yet. Thus, a storage tier of high density and high performance HDDs has been the medium of choice for mass storage solutions and is in high demand. Actually as of late, enterprise HDD sales have been thriving while consumer sales have been taking a hit. Okay, so now that that has been said, what is all this talk about big data and HDDs? Doesn’t The SSD Review just test SSDs? Those are good questions. Our answer to them is simple. We were given the opportunity and we couldn’t resist. If someone offered to a test drive in their new Lamborghini, would you say no? We didn’t think so! So, today we will be reviewing the HGST Ultrastar He8, but we won’t be testing just one drive. Today we will be testing eight of them in multiple RAID configurations as well! That is right, 64TB worth of the latest and greatest enterprise storage! Go big or go home right?
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

SSD Charts 2015: 58 SSDs - Intel SSD 750 400 GB & 1.2 TB
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 12:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 58 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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