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Transcend ESD200 128GB External USB 3.0 SSD
     Mon, Aug 26 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“You are likely familiar with the concept of an external hard drive. It’s simply a standard hard drive of the 2.5? or 3.5? flavor tossed into an external case that connects to your computer typically via USB. Most people have one and use them for transferring large amounts of data or doing PC backups. Transcend took the typical external hard drive idea and replaced the old mechanical drive with a 2.5? SSD. The result is the ESD200 USB 3.0 external SSD, available in 128GB and 256GB flavors. We have the 128GB model to review, so let’s check it out!”

HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Aug 26 2013 | 7:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HGST TOURO Mobile Pro 500GB external hard drive is a solid portable USB 3.0 hard drive. It certainly wont win any awards for being thin, but it is quick and affordable..."

Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt 1TB HDD Storage Enclosure Review
     Sun, Aug 25 2013 | 5:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Buffalo joins the Thunderbolt movement with the MiniStation storage enclosure. It also includes USB 3.0 if that`s what you prefer."

Western Digital Blue Slim 1TB hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Aug 24 2013 | 1:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Ultrabooks gaining popularity, Western Digital`s new 5400RPM Blue Slim aims to offer a solution that is both compact (it`s only 7mm thick) while still retaining a massive 1TB of capacity."

Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives
     Sat, Aug 24 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has been aggressively bolstering its solid state drive line-up for the last couple of years. While some of Samsung's earliest drives may not have particularly stood-out versus the competition at the time, the company's 830 series and more recently the 840 series of solid state drives-especially the 840 Pro--have been excellent, both in terms of value and overall performance in their target markets. Today we're going to give you a taste of a couple of Samsung's latest consumer-class solid state drives in the just-announced the 840 EVO series of products. As the name suggests, the SSD 840 EVO series of drives are an evolution of the Samsung 840 series. These drives use the latest TLC NAND flash to come out of Samsung's fab, along with an updated controller, and also feature some interesting software that can significantly impact performance as well.

Seagate 600 SSD 240GB (ST240HM000)
     Sat, Aug 24 2013 | 9:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although hard disk drives (or mechanical drives as some call them) have been around for many decades and names such as Seagate, Western Digital, HGST (Former Hitachi GST) and Toshiba have been tied to them only recently did they all of them decide to turn their focus to the manufacturing of solid state drives. Now this is somewhat strange since when the first consumer oriented SSDs started to appear roughly 5 years ago they were manufactured by companies that had nothing to do with storage media prior and although many of us in the industry hoped for the above companies to make a move and take the market by surprise none of them did. Seagate was the first to release an HDD/SSD hybrid with their Momentus XT 2.5 drives along with a couple of enterprise oriented SSD models but that was just about it and so my guess is that they all stayed out of the game not only to see how SSDs would fair in the market (just to be on the safe side of things) but also for prices to drop at acceptable levels. Well Seagate is back again with their first consumer oriented solid state drive model the 600 SSD and today with us we have the 240GB variant."

AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt 120GB Aluminium SSD Enclosure Review
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 5:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thunderbolt and Intel SSD powered Neutrino storage enclosure from AKiTiO graces the lab and we put it to the test."

Seagate 1.2TB Enterprise Performance 10K v7
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K v7 is a 10,000 RPM SAS HDD designed for mission critical server applications. Let's take a close look."

256 GB OCZ Vector Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 2:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rated for 100,000 random read and 95,000 random write IOPS to deliver ultimate responsiveness and a better overall computing and workstation experience than any other storage solution.

Vector redefines reliability and offers a premium SSD solution designed from the ground up for enhanced stability, quality, and durability.

Get consistently faster sustained speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced, long-lasting performance like no other drive out there.

Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of hard drive-humiliating performance that is second to none.


Teratrend TS431U External HDD Enclosure
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 2:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Teratrend TS431U External HDD Enclosure is another excellent storage solution by SilverStone. This enclosure fits up to four 4TB 3.5" drives, has a tooless drive installation & removal, comes with an aluminum door, includes eSATA & USB3 connections & two 60mm fans. This is a fantastic external enclosure." ~3dGameMan.com

Mach Xtreme Driver-less EXPRESS PCIe SSD Card
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 1:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Mach Xtreme Technology has just unveiled the EXPRESS Series PCIe SSD add-on card. The MX-EXPRESS is implementing advanced dual-controller technology and is based on an unique driver-less design.

Based on an innovative design, the low-profile MX-EXPRESS PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD card delivers an enhanced desktop computing experience with much faster application loading times, ultra-fast data access and shorter boot-ups of today’s and future high-end desktops featuring PCIe 2x / 4x /16x interface. “The MX-EXPERSS continues our tradition of catering to power users who want the fastest and smoothest performance. It meets extreme data transfer needs, utilizing a PCIe 2.0 bandwidth. This add-on card is fully compliant with AHCI standard and thus is truly plug and play solution where no drivers are needed” said Tomasz Swatowski, global marketing manager, MX Technology. The MX-EXPRESS PCIe SSD card puts the very latest storage technology in users' hands and sets a new benchmark for SSD add-on cards. In addition, this series maintains the highest level of read and write performance though the life of the SSD, making it a must have item for any serious enthusiast.


The MX-EXPRESS drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 850MB/s read and 800MB/s write along with the stunning maximum of 100,000 IOPS and superior durability (2.5 million MTBF) compared to mainstream 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s generation drives.

Available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, Mach Xtreme Technology MX-EXPRESS PCIe SSD add-on cards come backed with 2 Year Warranty and outstanding after-sales service.

EXPRESS™ Series PCIe SSD at A Glance:
•    PCIe 2.0 x2 Interface
•    Driver-less Installation
•    Max. Read Performance up to 850MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
•    Max. Write Performance up to 800MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
•    IOPS: up to 100K
•    Dimensions: 152.5mm x 19.0mm x 69.0mm (low-profile PCIe)
•    Weight: 125g
•    Certification: ROHS, CE, FCC
•    Capacity: 128GB (MXSSDEPCIE-128G), 256GB (MXSSDEPCIE-256G), 512GB (MXSSDEPCIE-512G) and 1TB (MXUB3MLX-1T)
•    Warranty: 2-Years



Intel SSD 530 240GB review: updated SandForce SSD
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are really beginning to repeat ourselves in our SSD reviews lately. Time and again it's been clear in recent months that LSI needs to come up with a new generation SandForce controller. The SF-2281 was state-of-the-art when it came out, but now it's no longer capable of more than middle-of-the-road performance compared to other new SSDs. That's of course not a big deal if the SSD is priced accordingly, like Kingston did with its V300 series. And that's exactly the issue with Intel's 530 SSD. Intel will have to drop the price in order to make its new SSD series interesting in a competitive market.

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 10:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After sitting on the sidelines as the SSD revolution progressed, Seagate is finally jumping head first into the solid state Enterprise market with their new 600 Pro 400GB."

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 5:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever felt that data stored on your external hard drives is unsafe due to the risk of dropping it, or getting it wet? Fear no more, ADATA has provided a solution in the form of their waterproof, shockproof HD710 portable HDD. Although it won?t protect your data if dropped from a rooftop or into a lake, you can rest assured that your data will be safe after minor drops and coffee spills. Following suit, ADATA has used an USB 3 interface to ensure speedy transfers with compatible machines. The HD710 is a little more expensive than other portable hard drives of the same storage capacity, it is therefore up to the consumer to decide whether or not the extra protection is worth the added cost. There are many demonstrations of the rigidity of this product on the web, in this article, Benchmark reviews will taker a closer look at the construction of this device as well as evaluate it?s performance."

Plextor is well known for their SSD drives
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 5:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor is well known for their SSD drives. The Plextor M5 Pro series is designed for high-end consumers and workstation use. The capacity is from 128GB to 512GB. The sequential read and write the speed is up to 540MB/s and 330MB/s according to Plextor. But how is the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB SSD performing in real life?

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those who like a little extra when purchasing a portable drive, WD's My Passport Ultra offers a compelling package. In addition to the inclusion of a soft pouch that helps keep the drive looking new, a robust backup solution is also included that's easy-to-use and effective - and even sports the option of backing-up to the cloud, via Dropbox.

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