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 [LATEST]  WD Xe 10k SAS 2.5-inch Enterprise HDD Review
     Thu, Apr 24 2014 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD's Xe provides high-density performance storage for demanding applications. We take a closer look at how it competes with other 10k HDD solutions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ VERTEX 460 240GB Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Apr 24 2014 | 9:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently put the Vector 150 SSD to the test which impressed us but our main criticism was the price. Today, we look at the opposite end of the scale with the Vertex 460. The Vertex 460 is much more budget conscious but that isn`t to say the drive compromises on either speed or quality because with up to 545MB/s Sequential Read and up to 525MB/s Sequential Write performance and a 3 year warranty you would be foolish to write off (excuse the pun) this very rapid storage solution."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Kingwin KF-252-BK Internal Hard Drive Hot Swap Rack Review
     Thu, Apr 24 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Kingwin's KF-252-BK has shown to be an effective way to save time and desk space while working with multiple hard drives. This hot-swappable rack installs quickly inside a spare 5 ¼" bay and is compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives in any capacity. Construction is solid and all necessary cabling and installation hardware is included for a very fair price of $16."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS

Crucial M550 512GB SATA SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today’s review will be on the Crucial M550 (512GB) SSD which is more or less the successor to the Crucial M500 SSD (more or less because Crucial has no plans to discontinue the M500 anytime soon). The major difference with the Crucial M550 is that instead of using 128Gb NAND on all capacities, Crucial is reverting lower capacity drives (<256GB)..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Micron M500DC Enterprise Class SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:37P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite being limited by the capabilities of the SATA interface, many solid state drive manufacturers continue to innovate and introduce new products that improve on their elder siblings. For example, Micron recently released its M550 series of drives, which was an evolution of the previously released M500 series, but built around newer, 20nm NAND flash memory and featuring enhanced/updated firmware. The M550 proved to be an excellent all around performer, outpacing many competing products in a number of tests, but again, operating within the limitations of its SATA interface.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Review: Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"That said, today we’ll be reviewing the Plextor M6M 256GB SSD. As far as components go, the Plextor M6M/M6S is controlled by the Marvell 88SS9188 (Monet Lite) controller, which is a controller we’re seeing on our test benches for the first time today along with some of Toshiba’s latest 2nd generation 19nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5” SSD hard drive enclosure is the perfect middle ground. The NexStar (M/N: NST-266S3) by Vantec allows users to put in whichever size SSD fits their own needs best, and supports USB 3.0 speeds of 6GB/s using the latest UASP protocols for Windows 8. The NexStar is made of aluminum and has a plastic tray which slides out to attach the SSD, and measures 120 x 77 x 15.5mm (LxWxH)."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

 
OCZ 240GB Vertex 460 solid state drive review @ OCIA.net
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 9:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?One of the first announced products to come about as a result of Toshiba acquiring OCZ was the Vertex 460, a marriage of OCZ`s Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and Toshiba 19nm toggle flash memory. Advertising up to 545MB/s sequential reads and 525MB/s sequential writes and from 90,000 to 95,000 4K random IOPS, it appears as if OCZ is right back at the top of their game in the SSD market. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with a three year warranty, the Vertex 460 joins the Vector 150 in OCZ`s new lineup of consumer SSDs utilizing Toshiba`s toggle NAND flash memory.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

HGST Ultrastar SSD800MH 12Gb/s SAS3 Enterprise SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HGST's SSD800MH enterprise SSD is designed to deliver the highest performance available in the harshest workloads imaginable. We get see that first hand."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Plextor M6e 512GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few years, virtually all of the solid state drives that I’ve looked at and put through their paces have been part of the SATA III family of drives and whilst I have seen the performance levels come forward in leaps and bounds, there has always been a certain plateau of performance that was going to be reached eventually. Today’s SATA III SSDs have, for quite some time now, been able to max out and saturate the bandwidth that the interface has had to offer and this has left manufacturers with a strong challenge of how to improve the solid state drive as we know it and squeeze out better IOPs performance and improve the NAND itself to give a better life span as far as read/write cycles are concerned. To say the least we are literally at the limits of what can be done on the SATA III interface – so the real question that one would ask is where do we go from here? One path would be to bring out a new SATA standard – lets call it SATA IV; but to do this would require a lot of work and the cost of the products at the end of it could be potentially jaw dropping, so for now lets wait for a new standard to brew at a lower rate and let it slowly trickle into the market.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box.net, SpiderOak, and more offer decent ways to store a few gigabytes of data for free, once a user passes that free mark, the price for storage increases significantly. Rather than pay a monthly fee, someone smart thought, why not use a user’s existing home network for storage instead? The WD MyCloud isn’t the first home network-attached storage device, but it is certainly among the easiest to set up that I’ve encountered. The MyCloud offers a unified access method – wd2go.com – to mount the storage and make it usable like a network drive no matter where in the world you are. With Time Machine-compatible backup and media playback servers, the MyCloud promises to be as useful remote as it is when you are sitting next to it. ThinkComputers takes a look at this promising cloud device and finds it not quite to be as clear skies as we’d like. Here’s the review."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SED 4TB SATA III HDD
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Through the years we`ve had the chance to review several 3.5 and 2.5 HDD models ranging from normal everyday ones ideal for consumer use and up to enterprise class ones designed for 24/7 heavy duty workloads. However no matter how many HDDs we`ve gotten our hands onto we never really got interested in testing an enterprise class self-encrypting model since we just didn`t feel it was needed. That changed recently when some readers asked us whether or not self-encrypting models share the same performance numbers as their normal brothers and since we too were quite interested as well we decided to check it out. Of course aside the self-encrypting drive itself we also needed to have the normal version in our hands and what better candidate than the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 (AKA Constellation ES.3) 4TB drives by Seagate which we reviewed a while back? So today plugged into our primary test rig we have the latest Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SED 4TB SATA III drive by Seagate. "
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Slow SSD Transition and The Consumer Mindset
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I posted the comment on a social site that stated, “If you are a friend of mine and still use a hard drive, I am embarrassed for you”. This drew criticism that I truly never expected, much from friends who responded through private thoughts back to me, some that I would never print. I was definitely taken aback that so many followed my social thoughts, but more importantly, I guess I was more concerned with the number of people close to me still using a hard drive. Many of these same people spend several hours a day on a computer.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Crucial M550 SSD Review (1TB)
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today’s introduction of the Crucial M550 SSD family is intended to cross that speed hurdle, offering the consumer the perfect combination of performance, capacity and value. Crucial has accomplished this, not only through introduction of a new Marvell SATA 3 controller, but also by effectively using both 128Gb NAND, as well as 64Gb NAND, to tackle the performance numbers we saw in the M500. Will the Crucial M550 have what it takes to conquer the SSD triangle of speed, capacity and value?
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Acer Chromebook C720 SSD Upgrade To MyDigitalSSD M.2 (NGFF) 128GB SSD Worlds Easiest Upgrade
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 2:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for a new computer and are a typical PC user, you need to take a look at the Google Chromebook. There are three brands of the Chromebook (Acer, HP and Samsung), it is SSD driven which means lightning fast startups and operation, they get anywhere from 8 to 10 hours battery life, and they are CHEAP! After spending a few days with this new Acer C720 Chromebook and getting to learn the ins and outs, I can honestly say that this is the simplest PC I have ever held. In fact, this will be going to my wonderful mother (72 yrs old) who has never had a PC before this. The person that will have the most difficulty refitting themselves to the Chromebook, are us PC geeks that have gotten used to things just being a certain way."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at the new 2TB Backup Plus Slim from Seagate. Are you on the market for a USB 3.0 backup solution? This could be what you`re looking for."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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