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Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB ToughArmor SATA Backplane Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 5:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB 6 in 1 ToughArmor backplane cage offers solid aluminum construction that not only protects the hard drives but provides passive cooling. The MB996SP-6SB fits six 2.5 SSDs or hard drives into the space of a 5.25 bay in the hot swap capable drive bays. Active cooling is provided by a 40mm fan mounted to the back, the fan speed can be set to off, high, or low speed. Indicator lights are also present on the hard drive bays to show HDD power and activity. Power is provided by two 4-pin Molex connections or two 15-pin SATA power connectors with the included adapters. The 6 in 1 ToughArmor backplane has an individual SATA data connector for each drive bay, allowing the backplane to be used with any hard drive or RAID controller."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 9:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we outlined previously, the 840 Pro is the enthusiast level drive in the 840 Series line of drives from Samsung with the more vanilla (in name anyway) 840 hitting the more budget oriented demographic. The former is rocking Toggle 2.0 MLC NAND while the latter being the first consumer drive to roll out with the TLC NAND. Each share the same controller but between the NAND and firmware differences, the end performance is quite different. Continuing on with our summation of the overall performance, we can`t say enough good things about this drive. Clearly this is one of the fastest consumer SSDs you can buy right now in terms of raw speed with its only real peer being the OCZ Vector drive powered by the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller. Regardless of the test or benchmark we threw at it, the 840 Pro ended up with the best or second best scores more often than not. Honestly, on the SATA III interface, we probably will not see any drives performing appreciably better... "
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SATA III HDD Review
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 5:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we exclude the unfortunate floods that took place in Thailand roughly a year ago (and forced several factories to cease HDD manufacturing and shipping) HDD prices normally get serious cuts each day that goes by (as do SSD prices) and so currently even the highest capacity 4TB models retail at such prices that can be easily purchased by casual users and gamers around the world. That however mostly stands with entry level models that offer exactly what most users want and that`s a good price to capacity ratio without however sacrificing performance. On the other hand however professionals and enterprise users want the best money can buy not only in terms of performance and capacity but also in terms of durability under extreme conditions and that`s where enterprise class HDDs like the latest Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 (former Constellation ES.3) 4TB SATA III come in."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

MyDigitalSSD BP4 120GB 2.5-inch SSD Review
     Tue, Feb 12 2013 | 11:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday we published our review of the new MyDigitalSSD BP4 240GB. Today we`re running the smaller 120GB model through the ringer. This drive costs less than $100 and uses the latest NAND technology on the market today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Icy Dock MB153SP-B FatCage Internal SATA Backplane Rack Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Feb 12 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are several manufacturers of such devices but we have one of the better ones on tap for you today. Icy Dock has been doing this for over fifteen years and has become a leader at it. FatCage MB153SP-B is one of several models coming from Icy Dock; the series would include the DataCage Basic and the FlexCage. Each having their own unique features, so we will try and get them into the lab so we can give you more insight on them. For you that do not know actually what a SATA Backplane let me give you a brief understanding. It`s a small box that usually fit into an optical drive bay or two there are even some 3.5 models that allows the usage of multiple hard drives. The models fitted for the 5.25 bay can usually support both 2.5 and 3.5 drives while the smaller unit can only support multiple 2.5 drives. And if you get a good one you will even get Raid support."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Samsung 840 SSD Storage Endurance Testing - TLC to the End
     Tue, Feb 12 2013 | 1:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we start on an adventure. Despite reviewer`s claims, Samsung has never stated the endurance life of its new TLC NAND flash used in the new 840 SSD. We`re going to find out just how many program erase cycles the flash can take... in time."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ OCIA.net
     Mon, Feb 11 2013 | 10:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we take a look at a new Solid State Drive offering from OCZ, the Vector Series SATA III SSD. The Vector joins the Vertex models in OCZ`s High-Performance category drives, touting a 7mm low profile design, Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB capacities. Like the Vertex 4 that Shawn reviewed last year, the Vector Series touts an impressive 5-year warranty. Performance looks to be on par with the Vertex as well, with over 500MB/s claimed sequential read/write speeds (on the larger capacity models) and around 100,000 random 4k IOPS.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

 
Kingston SSD Now 300V 120GB Review
     Mon, Feb 11 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD Now series drives are offered in several ways to fit consumers tastes. The 120GB drive I tested today is offered as a bare drive, as a desktop upgrade kit, or as a notebook upgrade kit. The desktop upgrade kit I am looking at is priced at $114 putting the kit at less than $1 a gigabyte for a drive with reasonable capacity. If 120GB of capacity is not enough the SSD Now V300 drive is available in a 240GB version as well as a 60GB version. At only 7mm thick, this V300 drive is a perfect candidate for use in the latest crop of slim notebooks and Ultrabooks."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Full Review - Low Cost SandForce
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 12:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA SX900 has been around for a while now, but its SandForce 2281 remains a very capable controller, and ADATA is offering it at an excellent price. Frugal shoppers should absolutely consider the SX900 when scoping out their next good deal."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Plextor M5M mSATA SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 11:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor M5M mSATA SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Now Plextor have built a mSATA SSD around the latest Marvell controller and hope to offer desktop like SATA 6GB/s in the compact form factor. Today we find out how it compares to an existing mSATA SSD as well as some desktop models."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 11:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The value-oriented SSD market is currently filled with similar drives but Kingston`s new SSDNow V300 dares to be a bit different. It may use the same SF2281 as many of its competitors but it runs a custom firmware and ONFI NAND which allows for excellent performance despite its relatively low price."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Raidmax Raptor @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 9:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raidmax has sent us one of their new cases, the Raidmax Raptor. We have the red/black version of this case, but they also make a blue/black model as well. This case sports a wire management solution, side panel handles, SSD drive cage, and modular HDD cages. Lets get this show on the road and see how the Raptor really does in our testing! Read on "
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

ADATA DashDrive Elite 500GB HE720 External Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Feb 08 2013 | 12:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB external hard drive was found to have solid performance, but you can quickly figure out that this drive isn`t about performance, it is about the form factor. ADATA wanted to create the thinnest external hard drive in the world and at 8.9mm, they were able to do just that with the HE720. The WD My Passport Edge 500GB hard drive is 12.8mm thick, which makes it nearly 44% thicker than the ADATA HE720..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Toshiba THNSNF512GCSS 512GB SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 08 2013 | 9:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All Solid State Drives are not created equal because not everyone wants one for the same purpose/use. That`s what a good friend of mine in the SSD industry told me a couple of years back and to date he has yet to be proven wrong by anyone including myself. Of course the same reasoning applies for pretty much everything in life from coffee makers, smartphones, computer peripherals and TV screens up to cars and entire houses so although not something new it is what it is. Now just over a week ago we tested the latest SSD model by Kingston the SSDNow V300 which carried Toshiba`s brand new 19nm toggle NAND Flash Modules. As it is quite natural however Toshiba had already announced their own SSD featuring the same 19nm toggle NAND Flash Modules back in early summer and today we will be taking a look at the 512GB variant the THNSNF512GCSS."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 External Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 promises a sleek and light weight method of moving hundreds of gigabytes of data from point A to point B. Imagine showing up at your friends` door with four seasons of their favorite TV show in your pocket. Although USB memory devices currently offer the lightest and smallest way to move data, the cost per gigabyte becomes quite high as capacity increases. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the features and performance for the lightweight, portable and overall good-looking ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Intel SSD 525 Series Full Capacity Roundup - Intel Sweeps mSATA
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s good to see Intel keep pushing the mSATA form factor with their new 525 Series. These tiny drives should offer a solid performance upgrade to any of the growing list of mSATA-equipped devices, such as high end motherboards, ultrabooks, home theater front-ends, and even some embedded systems. The SandForce controller performed as expected and did quite well considering it was limited to four flash packages, with the higher capacities nearly matching Intel`s desktop-class SSD 520. If you have an mSATA-equipped device that is struggling on storage speed, the SSD 525 is an obvious upgrade."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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