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OCZ Agility 4 256GB Review
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall read performance is lower than most of the drives I have tested while the write performance in most tests is almost on par with the enthusiast level Vertex 4. That being said the drive is worlds apart from a pure mechanical or even Hybrid drive in just about every test. This gets to the crux of the matter as OCZ is positioning the Agility 4 as an entry level drive. As such the Agility 4 is going to offer that significant increase in how the system feels when compared to a system equipped with a spindle-based drive for users looking to upgrade, but don`t want to spend a significant portion of their budget on a single storage drive. OCZ is able to keep costs in check by using its own in-house Everest 2 controller and 2Xnm asynchronous MLC NAND. Priced at $189, the 256GB Agility 4 is available for less than 80 cents per GB; a game changer in terms of cost in an entry level 256GB solid state drive."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Icy Dock Convenient SSD/HDD Conversion Kits @ Pro-Clockers
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock is a leader when it comes to making anything that has to do with hard drive mounting and HDD enclosures. The few products we have seen from them have been of the best quality and pretty simple when it came time to actually use them. We don`t believe these new products will be any different. "
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was less than two weeks ago that our review of the Plextor M3 Pro was published, and already we have in our hands its successor, the Plextor M5 Pro. This new solid state drive comes packing Marvell`s latest 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba`s 19 nm NAND -- both of which are firsts. With new controllers and memory comes the potential for incredible performance, but also the potential for new problems. Have Plextor rushed the M5 Pro to market or is this an SSD on the bleeding edge? Let`s find out! A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

[Review] Icy Dock Double Shot - MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5 to 3.5 SATA 6Gb Adapter & MB082SP EZ-FIT Pro Dual 2.5 to 3.5 Drive Bracket @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Sep 08 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock has a wide variety of storage related products and among them are drive adapters. The sad truth is we need these devices as the PC case manufacturers have not yet made mounting of 2.5 drives a standard. Even more saddening than that; many SSD manufactures conveniently forget to give you an adapter, which means adapters are a necessity. Add to this the growing segment of users going for lower power usage and less heat by using 5200-5400RPM 2.5 drives in their desktops and one can see the need for adapters. Today we examine two of the many drive adapters offered by Icy Dock; with one thing in mind utility."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

SSD News: Corsair Neutron and Neutron GTX SSD Review - New Link A Media Controller Pulls No Punches
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is always an exciting time when a new controller makes it`s way on to the SSD scene. It is like seeing a new contender in any sporting event and predicting their success based on the balance of strength and inexperience. Our analysis today examines the new Link A Media (LAMD) 6Gbps controller found within the Corsair Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs. Watch as the Neutron delivers a first round knockout."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Unboxing the Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mini-SATA or mSATA as most people call it was announced towards the end of 2009. It has primarily been used in laptops and netbooks where a very small solid state drive has been needed. Recently with Intel Z77 chipset we have seen many mSATA ports show up on motherboards. Today we get our first look at an mSATA solid state drive, and man is it small! The drive in question today is the Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB drive. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD review – the best affordable 256 GB SSD?
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Agility 4 from OCZ has its low price as the main selling point. About £160 for a 256 GB SSD is very competitive, but OCZ isn't the only manufacturer of solid state drives that wants a piece of the pie. The Crucial m4 and Samsung 830 cost about the same. We put the three affordable SSDs side-by-side so you can see how they compare here. Overall the Samsung 830 comes out on top, it has the best performance especially when you look at the most important benchmark (PCMark 7). So if you are looking for an affordable 256 GB SSD, we would right now recommend the Samsung 830 and not the Agility 4. However, the SSD landscape is evolving rapidly, so keep an eye on prices.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
[Affiliates News] QNAP TS-419P II Network Attac hed Storage Review @ APH
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 3:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has been known to make excellent NAS devices for business. How does their home line stand up? Find out in our review today!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

KingFast F3 Series mSATA 3.0 KF1310MCF MLC SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Sep 07 2012 | 9:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New Shenzhen Kingfast Storage Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, China founded in 2008 by experts in the field of digital data storage technology. As one of the leading professional manufacturers of the SSD in China today, they do everything in-house from the beginning of research and development, to full-fledge production. I jumped at the possibility in reviewing the newest member in the KingFast family, the F3 Series mSATA 3.0 SSD. Sporting 120GB of Intel MLC Synchronous NAND flash memory while making use of the SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor, read on to know more about the KingFast brand and what you can expect from their KF1310MCF mSATA 3.0 SSD."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

SSD News: Kingston 64GB Wi-Drive Review - A PC Users Solution To Mac Storage
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 4:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
David Leong as part of Computex Taipei 2011 and he introduced a new product that Kingston was about to release called the Wi-Drive, an apparent Mac add-on. Being the consummate PC Guy and (at that time) very vocal anti-Mac proponent, I moved on to Kingston`s HyperX SSD news and afforded the Wi-Drive the standard article entry, not believing that we would ever cross paths again. Boy, was I wrong!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

TSSDR Mega SSD Giveaway Week 1 - OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week marks the second anniversary of The SSD Review and we wanted to find a way to celebrate and thought giving away a few ideas might be a good idea. Were we in for a shock? The support we received in response to our request for `an SSD or two` has been overwhelming and we think that, by the end of this giveaway, this one is just going to be that tough to beat! Help us celebrate our anniversary by taking part in our giveaways starting with the OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

LaCie 4big Rack Office review
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie recently added a new model to its line of Windows storage servers. The 4big Rack Office is positioned next to the 5big Office and the 5big Office+, and is made to fit in a rack like the name suggests. Most rack models are not exactly the most attractively designed products, but LaCie put some effort into this design like it does with all its products. The chassis is made entirely out of aluminium, and while it's intended for a 19-inch rack, it wouldn't look out of place on a table either.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

REVIEW: OCZ Agility 4 256GB @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?It?s not always the enthusiasts (and well-heeled) that want blistering speeds, and certainly not just in the SSD arena. Anyone with an SSD can benefit from massive performance gains over a hard drive, from the most diehard to the budget-oriented consumer. So the OCZ Agility 4 targets the latter, incorporating the Everest 2 controller but offering an SSD package that?s very accessible to users on a modest budget. The interesting thing about the Agility 4 is the Everest controller looks to offer nearly enthusiast-classed performance, particularly in incompressible data, at a much lower price point than we typically see. Currently retailing for only $189 in the 256GB capacity ($100 for 128GB), that?s only $0.73 per GB and a very attractive deal. But how does the performance of the OCZ Agility 4 measure up? Is it worth the investment? Let?s find out.?"
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Samsung 830 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We compare the Samsung 830 256GB to vastly different drives in the same price range from OCZ, Intel, and Crucial to see if we can find a clear winner.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

SSD NEWS: ADATA SX300 128GB mSATA SSD Review - LSI SandForce Performance In Top Capacities
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 3:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of mSATA SSDs is probably one of the more unexpected SSD trends to show its face and, even today, e-tailers just can`t seem to keep mSATA SSDs in stock. With consumers now wanting the performance best in their mSATA capable laptops, ultras hitting the market, as well as a few motherboards now being shipped with integrated mSATA ports, this trend doesn`t seem to be letting up anytime soon. In a few Lenovo laptops models, the mSATA became an answer to both performance and capacity as the SSD became the boot drive enabling the hard drive as strictly a storage medium. Our SSD analysis today will look at another of the mSATA family as we examine the new ADATA SX300 mSATA 128GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Sep 06 2012 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PCI-Express solid state drives are fairly new and there are only a handful of these drives available. These devices break the speed barrier on SATA 6GB/s drives by using the PCI-E interface. The most prevalent PCI-E solid state drives our OCZs RevoDrive series, but OCZ better watch out because the drive we are taking a look at today has a few features that the RevoDrives do not. The OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI-E Solid State Drive comes in capacities from 120GB to 960GB, is upgradable, and is both PC and Mac plug and play compatible. Want to learn more? Read on for our review!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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