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Solidata K8 1920E SSD Review - SandForce Driven
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD technology has seen some massive leaps since it was introduced in the mass consumer market a few years back. Throughout that time we have seen faster speeds, newer interfaces, and smaller designs. One drawback that has remained constant throughout is size, and it still is the major issue today for those looking to make the jump from mechanical to flash storage. Solidata Technology enters the fray with their K8 1920E enterprise/military-grade level 2TB MLC solid-state drive for roughly $5000. In terms of adding four 512GB SSDs together, it is quite steep considering it is just one single drive. That being said it is made for the industrial market in mind, but we will test and see if it is worth consumer recognition.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Plextor M5 Pro PX-256M5P 256GB SSD
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the first mass production consumer oriented solid state drives (SSDs) made their appearance roughly 5 years ago we were all swept away by the performance gap compared to normal mechanical drives which in some cases was as much as 3 times over. Back then however price was indeed a huge issue and thus it wasn`t until around 2 years ago that prices took a serious dive and allowed more and more people to own one either in their systems or to carry around as a portable solution. However although prices are very low as we speak since the introduction of SSDs we haven`t really seen anything ground breaking that can match the how we felt back then and by that i mean that back then even normal consumers could feel the difference in loading times and system responsiveness whereas now this is not the case. Of course the technology behind SSDs keeps improving and aside the incredibly fast PCIex solutions we`ve just seen the introduction of 12Gbps drives however those are primarily aimed towards demanding enterprise use and because of that their launch prices are as expected off the charts. So since the next best thing for consumers is regular SATA III SSDs today we will be taking a thorough look at the PX-256M5Pro by Plextor."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps SSD and LSI SAS 9300-8e
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most exciting things about reporting on solid state technology is being on the cutting edge of advance and having the opportunity to introduce introduce next generation products to the world. This morning is a perfect example of just that and we guarantee our review of the first official 12Gbps SAS SSD will be one of one a very select few having their hands on a similar solution. As a comparable, it is like being the first two demonstrate a twelve cylinder engine in a world of eight. 12Gbps SAS is not entirely new though as it has been demonstrated by manufacturers for a few years now, the problem being of course that fine tuning, and lack of hardware to allow its proper implementation and testing, have kept it out of the hands of the world. Our introduction and review of the Ultrastar HGST SSD800MM 400GB 12Gbps SSD changes all of that. The beauty of this report though is enhanced by LSI who have graciously provided their new, and as of yet unannounced and unreleased, LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Quirky Converge Universal USB Dock Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the person with many gadgets, the Quirky Converge Universal USB Docking Station is a way to centralize your device charging. It`s a sleek shelf that has four USB plugs to charge up to four devices simultaneously. It`s perfect for charging a tablet, a phone and a digital camera all at once."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 27 2013 | 5:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk Ultra Plus is a solid state drive with a platform that we are not yet familiar with: it is built on a four-channel Marvell SS889175 controller with 19 nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND manufactured by SanDisk. Will this combination prove to be a winner especially considering it very attractive price?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 27 2013 | 5:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD market is very competitive at the moment, to say the least, and though ADATA isn't always necessarily front and center, the company has a handful of interesting product offerings, including the ADATA XPG SX900 we'll be showing you here. SSD manufacturers sometimes roll with proprietary controllers, such as OCZ and Samsung, while others adopt third-party products. ADATA falls into the latter category. The XPG SX900 packs an LSI SandForce 2281 controller, which is one of the more popular solutions at this time...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

2x Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SATA3 SSD RAID0 Review
     Thu, Jun 27 2013 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently reviewed one of the fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD, but we wanted it faster again. Said and done, because today we test two of these fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSDs. We build a hardware RAID0 striping with two of these SSDs and compare their performance with a software RAID 0, with one single Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD and with two Crucial m4 SSDs in RAID 0. Let us continue to see, how fast two Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSDs are in RAID 0.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

 
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 27 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review PCSTATS take's a look at Seagate's 1TB Constellation ES drive and finds out how it stacks up against Western Digital's RE4 enterprise disks. Let the hard drive smack down commence! All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

2013 MacBook Air Disassembled and Benched Samsung 256GB PCIe SSD Performs at 700MB/s
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In just over a week since its release, the MacBook Air has redefined storage speed and become the first to introduce the world to the reality of the new PCIe form factor. It appears that when it comes to money, both Apple and Samsung can shed their differences with the new MacBook Air pulling off SSD performance of 700MB/s in an ultra, even before Samsung themselves, and while utilizing Samsungs own SSD."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Startech.com S2510U2W review: WiFi disk
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The concept of the Startech.com S2510U2W is an interesting one. It's a compact WiFi drive that can also be used as access point. Whether you should call it a small NAS or a wireless external hard drive is less important, it remains an interesting product. The menus are also user-friendly.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Western Digital My Passport Edge for Mac 500GB External HDD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has slimmed down its portable My Passport line-up and sent over the latest 500GB model for testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ADATA Displays New Gen LSI SandForce
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As much as we would like to say that we wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t seen it, the truth is that this is one of those finds that has to be seen in operation first hand before anyone will believe it…but it was right there before our eyes. Today at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, ADATA introduced their new line of enterprise SSDs. One SSD in particular, the ADATA SX2000, caught our eye right off. The sticker on the SX2000 depicts a capacity of 1600GB and, unlike just about every other notebook form factor SSD on the planet, the SX2000 has a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface rather than SATA. This SSD is the size of any typical drive you might see in a notebook.
  FULL STORY @ ADATA

EXCLUSIVE: LSI SandForce Next Gen SSD Controller With 1800MB/s Speeds Discovered at Computex
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 11:09A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD world has just taken a massive step forward with the unintended displaying of LSI SandForce next generation flash storage processor, Codenamed GRIFFIN, at Computex this week. Where other websites were noticing the incredible 1.6TB capacity of this SSD, The SSD Review observed that it is a single chip design, LSI SandForce driven, and capable of speeds of 1800MB/s read and write with 200,000 IOPS, all in a typical notebook 2.5design! Our later attempts to have the story refuted as a mistake in specifications met with negative results and this discovery indeed seems to be 100% authentic. Such performance has guaranteed once again that the original SandForce team, alongside with LSI, has once again made an enormous technological jump in the world of SSDs!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair moves to a smaller 19nm Toshiba Toggle MLC NAND with its LAMD-controlled Neutron GTX Series of SSDs. This shrink comes amongst stiff competition from other manufacturers, and a new SSD that is very similar to the Neutron GTX. Today we see how the new GTX stacks up against its increased competition.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

WD Executive Summit: Trends in data storage
     Mon, Jun 24 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Storage solutions are evolving rapidly, that much was clear at the WD conference in Turkey. Western Digital, along with hard disk manufacturer HGST, provided a glimpse into the future.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Crucial M500 480GB SSD
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives. Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

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