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Win a Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120 SSD @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 8:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week eight of Bigbruin.com`s 6th Annual Pro Football Pick `Em is a Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120 SSD!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

A quick look at the data on Apples Fusion Drive
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The biggest differences are in that since it`s not a mirrored hybrid solution, where the SSD space is not available, and a failure of the HDD causes loss of all data. Fusion Drive combines the two volumes and *adds* the space together, and the apps or files will sit on either device (but not both). All files written go to the SSD first and are later shifted to the HDD in the background. This is actually a very smart way to handle things."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Seagate 1TB Back Up Plus USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate 1TB Back Up Plus portable HDD is a great performing, small form, easy to use portable storage device that can meet or exceed the needs of whatever we may need a portable storage device for. And, Seagate expands the capabilities of this portable storage drive even farther by allowing us to upload our files to our favorite social media networks, to our person cloud based storage server, or we can easily back up our precious pictures and or videos..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Mach Xtreme MX-DS Turbo 120 GB SLC @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 5:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike the majority of SSDs on the market, the MX DS Turbo SLC uses the faster and more durable SLC flash chips. As a result the drive is the fastest SSD we ever tested, and it also comes with improved durability thanks to the different flash type."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Vantec NexStar HX 3.5 Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 11:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vantec NexStar HX designed to support the needs of both Apple and PC users. The NexStar HX supports both USB 3.0 and Firewire 800 (IEEE 1394b) interfaces. The enclosure features a vented hard aluminum casing, which acts as a heatsink for your 3.5 hard drive. An 80mm fan with an on off switch is included in the NexStar HX to cool the drive even further and prolong the life of the drive. The drive controller supports SATA III drives up to 3TB, so it can support some of the largest hard drives on the market and provide the speed to go along with it.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

SSD NEWS: PNY XLR8 Pro 480GB SSD Review - Capacity Price and Performance
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 8:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD review today examines the new PNY XLR8 Pro 6Gbps SSD and one might think that, after reviewing SSDs for six years and having somewhere in the area of 100TB of SSD storage in the office, receiving a 480GB SSD in the mail wouldn`t be exciting. In that, you would be wrong. As much as getting such an SSD in your hands would be exciting for anyone, the truth is that I race to the front each and every time a courier shows up. It`s in the blood I think. I truly love SSD technology."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Full Review - Time for some TLC
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 1:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The biggest consideration you have to make when judging the 840 is that it`s a budget version of a Pro-level SSD. Triple Level Cell flash is slower to write and provides less endurance as compared to MLC units, and while the 840 does perform quite well as a first generation TLC SSD, there are several areas where it has no choice but to be outmaneuvered by the MLC-equipped competition. If you think back a few years, you`d realize it took MLC technology a while to catch up with the speeds of SLC. This is simply a necessary repetition of the past, in the interest of creating cheaper SSDs for the future."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
SSD NEWS: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD Review - Performance Value Battery Life and Untouchable IOPS
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 11:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our report on the Samsung 840 Pro SSD begins post take off from Pearson Int`l Airport in Toronto and on route to Seoul, South Korea. Having had this SSD in our hands for some time, even the enormity of the Samsung 840 family release celebration cannot overshadow the performance of what just might be the hottest solid state drive to hit the streets to date. How does just under an extra hour laptop life and 100,000 IOPS grab you to start?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD Review
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 11:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris follows up the Transcend SSD720 review with the mainstream model, the SSD320. The SSD320 pairs asynchronous flash with the same SandForce controller found in the flagship 720 model. This combination reduces the total cost, but does it also significantly reduce performance?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Samsung 830 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ circuitREMIX
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 1:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past year, the SSD product landscape has changed drastically. Performance has gone up, prices have dropped, and new competitors have emerged in the market place. One company that has been around through this and more is Samsung. While it`s not the biggest consumer brand for SSDs, Samsung has a big presence in the industry. As a long term supplier of SSDs to Apple, Dell, and HP; Samsung has had a lot of experience building and designing SSDs. Today we`ll be looking at one of Samsung`s consumer oriented SSDs, the 256GB 830 series, to see how it compares."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Comay Venus Pro 3 240GB SSD Review
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CoreRise is back with its Comay brand and our second look at a Venus Pro 3 and its special power safety features that are rarely seen on consumer drives."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD Charts: 50 SSDs - Samsung PM840 Pro 256 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 11:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 50 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Icy Dock Hard Drive Bays (2-bay 4-bay and 2-bay + Optical) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock Hard Drive Bays (2-bay, 4-bay and 2-bay + Optical) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Almost all of us have spare drive bays on the front of our PCs and a fair number of us have either got spare parts kicking about or have run out of space inside our system for hard drives. Icy dock are looking to solve several problems such as these with their drive racks/cages which are designed to add storage space to our otherwise empty front of case bays. Today we have three different models on our test bench to see how they perform."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 121: APUs GPUs and SSDs
     Sun, Oct 21 2012 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, we answer listener mail, discuss AMD`s latest Trinity APUs, analyze Nvidia`s new GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and more."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Corsair Neutron SSDs review: first SSDs with LAMD controller
     Sat, Oct 20 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's impressive that LAMD is able to join the high-end segment right-away with its first controller in the Corsair Neutron 240GB and the Neutron GTX 240GB SSDs. Looking at the benchmarks, it's clear that their new controller is faster than SandForce, and faster than the previous-generation Marvell. The outstanding performance of the Neutron SSD can be seen in a number of areas. The sequential write speed of the Neutron GTX is very high, for example.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB review: the fastest SSD currently around
     Sat, Oct 20 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung SSD 840 Pro is by far the fastest SSD currently around- faster than the OCZ Vertex 4, faster than the Corsair Neutron GTX and faster than the Plextor M5 Pro. Samsung also has a proven track record in terms of reliability and quality, as the Samsung 830 series had very few known issues. History is of course not a guarantee for future success, but there is no reason to think that the new 840 Pro series will be any less dependable.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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