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Crucial 256GB v4 SATA II Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 9:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The next option may be the best. You can run out and pick up a brand spanking new Crucial v4 solid state drive. The v4 series is new to Crucial`s SSD line-up and is built around a SATA II controller. Yes, that is right the v4 is a SATA II model and comes in the more popular sizes of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB units. And another attractive thing is the price. Tony Walker Owner/Operator of Pro-Clockers www.Pro-Clockers.com TDub@pro-clockers.com MSN = tawalker98@yahoo.com Like us on
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

MyDigitalSSD BP3 256GB mSATA SSD Revisited - 3.2 Firmware Update
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MDSSD and Phison have a new firmware ready for the S8 SATA III controller. Under normal circumstances we`d expect a small performance increase, but when the promise of a 4x increase was made, we knew we had to see for ourselves."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

StarTech UNIDOCK3U Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 3:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a dock to plug in what are normally internal hard drives makes it easy to access data on the drive without the hassle of having to open up the case and insert the drive - especially if the SATA ports are not hot-swappable which would require a reboot. There are a host of such docks on the market with an array of interfaces and connectors. StarTech.com is offering up a somewhat unique version that connects to the PC via USB 3.0 and connects to drives via SATA II or IDE interface. Today, we`ll be having a closer look at the dock and giving our impressions of how it performs and ease of use..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SSD NEWS: OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD Review MBA Owners Get an Upgrade Storage Choice
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This SSD report will be a detailed analysis of the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD, the first and only third party SSD compatible with the new 2012 MacBook Air. This report will also carry things a step further by detailing our migration of the Aura Pro into our 2012 MBA, a system that we had successfully set up with Boot Camp as a dual Boot OS X Lion/Win 7 system. To speak of how things went, we are writing this report up on our new OWC Charged MBA."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Aug 12 2012 | 10:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The OCZ Vertex 4 is the latest addition to the award-winning Vertex family utilizing an Indilinx-infused Everest 2 platform. The OCZ Vertex 4 uses dual Arm controller architecture for leading speed and reliability. The OCZ Vertex 4 is also equipped with Ndurance 2.0 technology for advanced NAND flash management and long-life reliability, able to withstand many read and write cycles. OCZ offers the Vertex 4 in capacities ranging from 64GB through 512GB with up to 550 MB/s sequential reads and up to 85,000 random write IOPS. OCZ backs the Vertex 4 with an industry-leading 5-year warranty, higher than any SSD OCZ has ever released.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

SSD NEWS: Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review - Toggle Mode Memory Results in Dynamite Performance
     Sat, Aug 11 2012 | 3:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our report today examines the newly released Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD. The Force GS enters the SSD market as Corsair`s entry model Toggle Mode NAND SSD candidate and it is one of the few to use SanDisk`s Toggle Mode NAND flash memory. By relying on Toggle Mode memory, Corsair is willing to bet that the Force GS Series will be able to provide both fast read and write high sequential performance as well as dynamite random write speed for an even better user experience."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Silverstone Raven S02 2.5 USB 3.0 Enclosure @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Aug 11 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone is a company that is known for providing high quality merchandise to support your computing needs. From cases and power supplies to peripherals and NAS solutions, Silverstone makes products to increase performance and expand, less than a decade old, they have made a mark for themselves especially in the high end case and power areas."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

 
LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware - TRIM Lost and Found Performance Investigated
     Sat, Aug 11 2012 | 9:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve bought an SSD in the last five months or updated your firmware, you need to read this article. Chris concludes a quest he started exactly five months ago and is now ready to guide you to higher performance with your LSI SandForce controlled SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AHCI vs. IDE Modes With A SATA 3.0 SSD On Linux
     Fri, Aug 10 2012 | 9:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Days ago benchmarks were shared from OpenBenchmarking.org that compared AHCI and IDE modes under Linux when it came to the resulting disk performance. There was a fair amount of interest generated out of that so some AHCI vs. IDE mode comparisons from a Serial ATA 3.0 SSD on an Ubuntu Linux host were benchmarked at Phoronix."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD @ Techreaction.net
     Thu, Aug 09 2012 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ technology has launched a new model to their venerable Vertex lineup of Solid State Drives. Known for providing the best performance available for gamers, the Vertex line, other than the last couple of years has relied on use of LSIs SandForce controllers. The Vertex 4 returns to its roots however, offering an Indilinx controller, sort of. The Indilinx made a name early on providing a solid, reliable controller for early generation SSDs. The rise of the SandForce controller moved the company to a role player, rather than a contender for a while, coupled with the rapid adoption of SATA 6 Gbps by others for which they had no controller in production, moved them into relative obscurity for the performance PC enthusiast. The acquisition by OCZ last year is pushing the name back into a PC builders lexicon, however within a year moved many of their lineup to the new Everest and Everest 2 controllers."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 4 SSD with 256GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 535 MB/s sequential read and 380 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, Intel, Western Digital, ADATA and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Ten 60/64 GB SSD round-up: small affordable SSDs
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs have gone down in price a lot in recent months. It's now possible to find 64 GB SSDs for less than £50. That means that the cheapest SSDs are now on the same level as the most affordable hard drives, in theory taking away any arguments for not including an SSD in your (new) PC. Hardware.Info took a closer look at 10 small SSDs to find out which is the one to get.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Akitio NT2U3 USB 3.0 Dual Bay RAID Enclosure Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 10:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re a professional who uses computer systems for work or if you`re just an enthusiast then chances are that you will have at least a couple of hard disk drives laying around which once used to inhabit the inside of your PC case but as expected are long replaced with higher capacity models. This is something Ive seen a lot lately and it seems that most people actually keep these drives stored someplace rather than using them for backup purposes. Still there are always those who are continuously seeking ways to make use of those drives and what better way solution than to mount them on an external USB 3.0 enclosure? Now what`s really nice is that although roughly 4-5 years ago there were only single bay external HDD enclosures in the market (excluding server products) nowadays you can find external enclosures with up to 8 available drive bays. Todays review is about one such product and so on our test bench is the latest dual-bay 3.5 HDD RAID enclosure by Akitio, the NT2U3 (NT2 USB 3.0)."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This bundle includes a faster SSD drive than the native MacBook Air models while providing an enclosure for the original Apple SSD. If you can use a screwdriver, then your can swap out your original SSD for the Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD. These drives are designed for MacBook Air 2011 editions and come in 120GB, 180GB, 240GB or 480GB models."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
     Sun, Aug 05 2012 | 4:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital started segmenting their storage products into tiers; external storage drives are arguably on the very lowest rung, followed by WD Green, Blue and Black Caviar desktop hard drives. Shortly thereafter, WD introduced 'RE4' drives for Enterprise Storage applications.

In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery. The drive supports a typical sustained data transfer rate of 128MB/s and has two platters/four heads beneath its shiny metal exterior.
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

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