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OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition Review - Speed Capacity and Data Security
     Sat, Jul 05 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Capacity, performance and value are three things always being examined by the media professional to increase efficiency and productivity. Similarly, a large chunk of media production and editing still favors the Mac. Our report today examines the newest release of the OWC ThunderBolt 4 external storage device, a device that connects to the newest Mac Pro via dual ThunderBolt 2 cables and allows storage transfer to reach the next level. Our report today will examine the ThunderBay 4 in various configurations utilizing 12TB of Toshiba`s finest hard drives, along with four of OWC`s own Mercury Electra 6G SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung SSD 850 PRO Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Jul 05 2014 | 7:51A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State Drive technology has been revolutionary in that it delivers a very noticeable performance boost that surpasses upgrades to other components. As a result, companies who offer SSDs typically spend small fortunes marketing them to the consumer public. Samsung goes a different route, and relies on proven performance to sale units. This was especially true for the Samsung SSD 840 PRO, which generated its own interest by producing impressive transfer speeds. Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 PRO replaces the 840 PRO 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 256GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO against the fastest solid state drives available."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 04 2014 | 10:09P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the price/capacity gap between normal HDDs and SSDs"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 03 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems like the solid state drive market is booming right now. Many manufacturers are offering a wide variety of drives and pricing is getting very competitive. ADATA is one such company and today we are checking out one of their latest solid state drive offerings in their Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB solid state drive. This drive features Marvells 88SS9189 controller and Microns new 128 Gbit NAND. The 256 GB version of the drive that we are looking at today will have sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 360 MB/s respectively. Is this the perfect solid state drive for you? Read on as we take a look"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Crucial MX100 SSD Review (256/512 GB) Crucial Strikes a Victory For Value
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has been making reliable cost effective mainstream SSDs for years now. Each new product release striving for better performance, reliability, and value. The recent release of the M550 built upon their M500, offering even better performance, but at a higher price point per GB. Because of this, Crucial needed to release a more modern lower budget drive. They had already separated their product line of SSDs in the 2012 with their V4, offering a more budget friendly SSD. However, it turned out to be a bad move. To make the V4 cheaper they skimped out on the controller and used an unstable and slow Phison controller and firmware. This lead to users having windows freezing issues and real world performance was almost similar to HDDs besides boot times."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Seagate Surveillance ST4000VX000 4TB HDD Review
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s Surveillance HDD solution hits the market in two capacities. Read on as we look at the 4TB model and see just how it performs under our tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took in not one, not two, not three -- but four -- of these buggers to see how they perform against the likes from HGST and Seagate. How will the Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB step up? We benchmarked it using our standard storage set, and did even more tests in our QNAP NAS in our review today here at APH Networks."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
Crucial M550 256GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 4:40P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SATA-Express standard may be just around the corner"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Corsair Force LX 256GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 9:06A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Corsair Force LX range of SSDs replace the outgoing `LS` models. This means the LX will be the budget SSD in the Corsair range."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to test a high-performance thumbkey from Patriot. Supersonic Magnum promises very high speeds, with a capacity of 128GB and USB3.0 header with eight channels. Patriot offers 5-year warranty and models with 64, 128 or 256GB."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jun 16 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Storage Solutions was the first to venture into the PCIe SSD drives for consumer machines back in mid 2010 and the last one we saw was a hybrid version from late 2011. Not many other companies were keen on putting out PCIe drives for consumer applications and back then, most if any, drives were hitting the SATA III threshold. However, as the SATA III bandwidth continues to be a limiting factor for a growing number of drives and the next generation SATA interface still out a ways on the horizon, it?s a good time to leverage the ample bandwidth PCIe brings. So, OCZ has forged ahead with the RevoDrive series and sent over the shiny new RevoDrive 350 480GB drive for us to bang on for a bit and as always, we were duly impressed..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V4 6TB SATA III HDD
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 10:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last night while i was discussing the future of hard disk"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Addonics ADM2PX4 PCIe 3.0 to M.2 SSD Adapter Review
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Addonics just introduced a low profile PCIe to M.2 SSD adapter. Read on as we check out the performance of its ADM2PX4 and give you our thoughts on it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Full Review - Mini Marvell
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was pleasantly surprised by the overall performance of the Plextor M6M. The Marvell controller does very well when coupled with Toshiba flash memory, and does not seem to suffer any penalties when linked to only four flash packages in the smaller mSATA form factor. Pricing is still a bit unstable as these have not been on the market for long, but if you can find one at a competitive cost/GB, it will be a great option for those needing an mSATA SSD."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Akitio Palm RAID Thunderbolt 256GB Portable Storage Review
     Sat, Jun 14 2014 | 4:40P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the latest from Akitio, the Palm RAID Thunderbolt. Built to put the power of Thunderbolt in your hand, follow as Tyler tells us all about it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel SSD DC P3700 800GB Review - Ludicrous Speed for the Masses!
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The speed advantages of the NVMe interface are now indelibly clear, especially as demonstrated by Intel`s new fire breathing Data Center product lines. This new interface removes many of the bottlenecks associated with SATA and AHCI, bringing the flash much closer to the CPU, both physically and logically. The end results are impressive to say the least, with Intel`s 18-channel controller turning in figures close to 3GB/sec and 4k random IO pushing half a million IOPS."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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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. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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