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Toshiba Announces 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDDs
     Thu, Dec 18 2014 | 4:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) announces the addition of 6TB[1] SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch form factor enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD). The new SAS interface models provide the benefits of 12Gbit/s[2] SAS transfer rates and enhanced power management features for seamless integration with the latest generation of data center infrastructure. The MG04 series is specifically designed for midline and nearline business critical workloads.

The new MG04 series 6TB models offer a 50 per cent[3] increase in max capacity from prior MG03 generation 4TB models and a 30 per cent[4] increase in sustained data rate. These enterprise HDDs support both industry-standard 4K native and 512e Advanced Format sector technologies for optimum performance in the latest generation servers and storage systems. Emulated 512e Advanced Format sector technology performs best in legacy applications requiring 512 sector lengths using aligned-write environments.

Both the 6TB MG04ACA and MG04SCA models offer Toshiba persistent write cache technologies, designed to help protect against data loss in the event of sudden power loss, while also helping to improve performance and data reliability. Model options supporting SAS and SATA commands to enable sanitize “instant” cryptographic erase (SIE) are also available.

Spinning at 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM), the MG04SCA and MG04ACA deliver nearline-class seek performance to improve application response times. At 6TB, the higher capacity per spindle saves rack space and reduces the footprint and operational burden of business-critical servers and storage systems to help optimize total cost of ownership in high-density scale-out environments. The 6TB models provide 50 percent better power efficiency (watts per terabyte) than the previous 4TB drive generation.

“Our customers expect to benefit from the increased capacity, efficiency and performance made possible by the latest industry-standard interface and long sector technologies,” said Martin Larsson, Vice President, Toshiba Electronics Europe, Storage Products Division. “These additions to the MG04 series deliver an impressive 6TB capacity and continue to provide the benefits of Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology to enhance performance for business critical server and storage systems.”

The 6TB MG04ACA 6Gbit/s SATA and MG04SCA 12Gbit/s SAS models will begin sampling to OEM customers in Q1 2015.

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  FULL STORY @ TOSHIBA

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Dec 18 2014 | 1:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Kingston Class 10 UHS-I SDXC 256GB and MicroSD 128GB Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Dec 18 2014 | 10:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever run out of memory on your camera, smartphone or tablet at a critical moment or had to delete something you didn?t want to in order to free up space? Running our of storage space is pretty common these days and with most cameras being able to capture full 1080P HD or video or possibly 4k UHD video it is becoming obvious that our need for larger Flash memory cards is only going to continue growing. Kingston Digital is a trusted name in the memory card business and just last month they announced that they were doubling the capacities on both their Class 10 UHS-I microSD and Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards. This means you can get a Kingston microSD card in capacities of up to 128GB and an SDXC card with  a capacity of up to 256GB! Legit Reviews got our hands on the Kingston 128GB Class 10 UHS-I microSD card along with the Kingston 256GB Class 10 UHS-I SDXC card and put them to the test!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Crucial MX100 Review
     Tue, Dec 16 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a low cost per GB, the Crucial MX100 Solid State Drive offers good value for money without compromising on speed or features. Time to retire your old mechanical drive?
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage 2TB Drive Review
     Tue, Dec 16 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD My Cloud personal drive comes with a pre-installed 2TB storage, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a USB 3.0 port. A complete and personal solution who wouldn’t have the need to go anything more than a particular storage space. Depending on the solutions from the diskless NAS counterparts, drives like My Cloud could give a more overall value solution. Let’s take a closer look and evaluate the performance.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

G.SKILL Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD Review
     Fri, Dec 12 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based out of Taiwan and founded in 1989, G.SKILL is best known for their memory products and over the years they’ve sprinkled in some other related products as well. Though they haven’t been very prominent in the SSD market – especially as of late, G.SKILL has remained in the game with yet another Phoenix drive release. They’ve been using the ‘Phoenix’ appellation on their SSD product names for quite some time and to the best of my memory, the last one we tested was the Phoenix Pro way back in 2010. That particular drive featured the (pre-LSI owned) SandForce SF-1222 controller and operated on a SATA II interface. Now that newly minted SATA II SSDs are a thing of the past and SATA III drives are routinely hitting bandwidth thresholds, we’re seeing more and more PCIe based drives emerge which have plenty of ceiling left to grow. G.SKILL has surprisingly joined the growing PCIe crowd with the Phoenix Blade. The name is likely a reference to the drive’s shape, long and thin, and the fact that it carves up data with ease. This time around, they have a on board RAID 0 setup (à la OCZ RevoDrive 350) with four LSI SandForce SF-2281 controllers working in concert to pump out crazy performance like 2000MB/s reads/writes and IOPS of up to 90,000 reads and 245,000 writes.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 3.5 External Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Dec 09 2014 | 10:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You don`t really need me to tell you all that data capacity needs have increased exponentially over the last 5 years since nowadays most people need far more TB`s that they can possibly afford. Granted prices have dropped significantly so now you can even find 4TB drives in the market for much less than we could have possibly hoped for but still that`s not enough. Now the strange thing with HDDs is that although the market has internal HDD models up to 8-10TBs in capacity external models have yet to reach that point so the highest capacity model one can currently find is 6TB. However the fact that not every manufacturer out there has released 6TB desktop HDD models along with an extremely good price/capacity ratio has pretty much allowed 4TB models to take over the market. Today we have one such drive on our test bench and more specifically the latest Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 3.5 External Hard Drive by Silicon Power."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
News: The SSD Endurance Experiment: Two freaking petabytes
     Tue, Dec 09 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached an astounding two petabytes of writes. Only two drives remain, and they`re coping very differently. We`ve checked in on their health and performance to see how each one is holding up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Samsung SSD 850 EVO Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 2:32P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO replaces the 840 EVO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO against the fastest solid state drives available."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Samsung 850 EVO SSD review
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this review we test the 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. The new SSD is a stunning series of storage technology as it is has enthusiast class speed, yet is made to be very competitive in pricing. Armed with truckloads of performance and that attractive pricing, Samsung will shock and awe you..."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A little over a year ago we got our first look at Samsung?s 840 EVO drive, the first drive to prominently feature energy efficient TLC NAND along with really solid performance. It?s a drive that was a big hit with consumers because it was priced well and was super power efficient. Plus Samsung?s SSD marketing campaign didn?t hurt either (remember this gem?). This time around the 850 EVO still features TLC NAND but now it?s of the 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) variety making it the first to market on the client drive. While other makers haven?t even ventured into the TLC NAND market, Samsung is already on their second generation TLC drive. Available capacities are 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB with MSRP?s ranging from $99.99 to $499.99. They sent us over a 120GB and 500GB drive to see what we think."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB and 500GB RAID and RAPID Review - VNAND Goes TLC
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 840 EVO was a great launch and sold very well, but Samsung did not rest on their laurels. By pushing flash technology even further, they introduced 3D VNAND into the mainstream with the 850 Pro, and today we`ve seen how that NAND handles both SLC and TLC speeds. In short, we are absolutely impressed. VNAND performs extremely well in SLC mode, and TLC speeds are slightly better (for a given capacity SSD) than competing 2D MLC flash! RAID performance of a small pair of 850 EVOs scaled as expected, and Samsung`s RAPID mode can help boost things when a single small SSD is in use. Overall the Samsung 850 EVO is sure to be a great launch, but we would like to see a more aggressive cost/GB on the smaller capacity models."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Samsung 850 EVO Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 850 EVO features 3D V-NAND technology, RAPID enhancements courtesy of SAMSUNG`s Magician software, itself an OS optimisation tool along with a 5 year warranty and a host of security encryption features so you can be assured this will be a quality product. It will certainly be interesting to see if it can topple their own 850 Pro."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

News: Samsungs 850 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s long-awaited 850 EVO SSD employs three-dimensional NAND with three bits per cell. It augments that TLC storage with an SLC write cache, and it has a higher endurance rating and longer warranty than most MLC drives. We`ve taken a closer look to see how it holds up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (120/500GB) Showing Off 3D TLC V-NAND
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of June, Samsung released the 850 Pro which was the successor to the 840 Pro. With it came their brand new 32-layer MLC 3D V-NAND flash, and this flash allows for greater durability, lower power consumption, improved performance and a 10 year warranty. This morning we are reporting on Samsungs 850 EVO, the successor to the 840 EVO, and get ready for it as this SSD is going to rock your socks off. What could Samsung have done to make their EVO series even better this round? They have thrown in a new controller for the 120GB-500GB models as well as their newest 32-layer TLC 3D V-NAND. With its new controller and 3D V-NAND, it performs like an F1 race car, yet is as efficient as an electric car! Quick burst speed and efficiency is what this drive is about. Most client PC workloads are relatively quick and small, therefore, building a drive that is optimized for low queue depth performance is important for daily client usage. The Samsung 850 EVO delivers."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 3D V-NAND SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 08 2014 | 10:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has teased 3D V-NAND for six months now. Can the company`s mainstream SSD line still deliver on cost, or is V-NAND too expensive for this market?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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