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SSD News: OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD First Pictures ! (MBA 2012 Ver.)
     Sat, Jul 28 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These just may be the worlds first official pictures of the OWC Mercury Aura Pro SSD for the new 2012 MacBook Air and our thanks definitely go to OWC for sending us this SSD so quickly. We should also thank the first site to break the news as this allowed us a bit of leverage with respect to early release of this article. As a bit of a bonus, lets mix in some `first shots` of the new Aura to enhance the OWC news even a bit more!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 2:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hitachi GST, now part of Western Digital, has a new 4TB, 5,400 RPM drive featuring Low-power CoolSpin Technology."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plextor M3 Pro SSD Review - XSReviews
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 1:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor is not a name that you would have immediately associate with SSD manufacture -- they`re probably best known to old timers as a leading manufacturer of CD/DVD drives -- but they`ve been in the business a while. Unlike Intel or Samsung who have made their mark with their own brand controllers and software, Plextor has opted to go for a third party Marvell controller. These controllers are used to great effect in the popular Crucial M4, but require some special firmware to really unlock their potential. Thankfully, Plextor have opted to do just that and their earlier M3 series SSDs were some of the fastest available. With the M3 Pro, they look to offer a premium option that promises even greater performance. Let`s find out if they`re able to deliver on their word. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

REVIEW: Kingston SSDNow V200 @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the Kingston V200 128GB, a value-oriented solid state drive intended to revive your computer and stretch your system without stretching your budget. Backed by a three-year warranty and full live tech support, the V200 appears to be a fantastic deal. But what about performance? Can this latest JMicron controller and new firmware post impressive results to match the affordable price tag? Let`s take a closer look at the Kingston SSDNow 128GB and see how it fares."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

SSD NEWS: TCS Proteus Plus 256GB Military/Industrial Ruggedized SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we`re once again forging a trail off the mainstream with a something a little more unusual than our normal fare. We have another military and industrial SSD from Telecommunication Systems (TCS) in house, and we can`t wait to scope it out. Mission Critical Application is any application in which failure of the Product could result, directly or indirectly, in personal injury or death. - From a Product Brief Disclaimer There are several ways to describe the meaning of mission critical. One major player defines it as the above for legal reasons - i.e. if a product fails in a mission critical application, please don`t sue us. But really, a mission critical application is simply a situation where a component must work. A scenario in which failure of one component - say, an SSD - will result in especially bad things happening, not necessarily just annoying or time consuming. This is the reason TCS`s line of hardened, ruggedized solid state drives exist. There are deployments in which the SSD`s flawless operation in difficult environments is required, along with the security features to prevent data being recovered by antagonistic or unauthorized parties."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Corsair Force GS 240 GB @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 8:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the Froce 3 and the Force GT Corsair releases a third SSD which is based on SandForce`s SF-2281 controller. The drive which is available with 180 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB and 480 GB capacity is called Force GS and it makes use of Toggle NAND flash to give you that extra bit of performance. The manufacturer claims that the drive can hit 555 Megabyte per second sequential read speed and 525 Megabyte per second sequential write."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB SATA III HDD Review
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the things i always wanted to try (and it seems many of you wanted that as well judging by the many emails i received when i first mentioned this) was to test the same exact hard disk drive with both SATA II and SATA III connectivity to see if there were any real gains at all between both models. Of course as you all know it`s not very easy to come across two versions (SATA II/III) of the same exact HDD so it was pure luck when i stumbled on the SATA II version of the latest Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB enterprise class HDD from Hitachi GST (HGST now) roughly one month ago. Back then however i didn`t have the SATA III version in my hands so this comparison was left unfinished until i did and that time has come."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
Icy Dock Blizzard 3.5 External Actively Cooled HDD Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock is doing things the right way again with the new Blizzard 3.5 Extrenal HDD Enclosure. External HDD Enclosures are simple items, but the Icy Dock Blizzard enclosure takes all of the features one step further and couples that with outstanding build quality and engineering. On the performance end, the Blizzard offers USB 3.0/2.0 and eSATA connectivity to go along with 6Gb/s compatibility to get the most speed from your hard drive, but Icy Dock also adds a very interesting feature set. The Icy Dock Blizzard uses an 80mm fan with active cooling to keep your drive running cool. The fan features selectable high and low speeds, as well as an automatic setting which keeps the fan running at the optimal speed to cool the drive while remaining silent.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-120CL-U3 HDD Docking & Clone Station Review
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard disk drive docking stations are amongst the very few things that have really made things easier for me (and i bet for most of you as well) since it`s a lot more convenient to just insert an disk drive in them and start working on it than opening your PC Case and installing it inside. That being said HDD docking stations are not really ment as a permanent solution since an internal SATA connection is a lot faster than eSATA and USB 2.0/3.0 altogether (and you can`t really damage a drive as easy as when it`s out in the open) but that doesn`t necessarily mean that you can`t use them for a long time if you don`t really care about having the best possible transfer speeds. However that`s not all and so recently we see more and more of those docking stations featuring cloning capabilities allowing pretty much anyone to clone a drive without much effort. The latest RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-120CL-U3 HDD Docking & Clone Station is such a device and we decided to take it for a ride."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The market is flush with Apple-esque Mac accessories designed to mesh well with the aesthetics of Apple products. Seemly every one of them is named iSomething so it`s a little surprising that Satechi sent us over a Mac themed device with a name that simply describes what it is - a Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub. While it has no fancy iName, it does do a nice job of mimicking the form of Apple accessories..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-PL550D 500Mbit/s Powerline Adapter Kit Review
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people i know connect all of their computers with their modem/router wirelessly mainly because they don`t like having many cables around and quite honestly who can blame them. I on the other hand use Wi-Fi on very rare occasions and only when Im neither at my office or at home. The reasons behind is that i don`t like people using my wireless connection without authorization (there are plenty of hacks out there that enable one to use your Wi-Fi even if you have password protected it) and also because i want to enjoy the highest possible transfer speeds. So i have chosen the best possible solution by routing Ethernet CAT5 cables throughout the walls of both my home and office something which may however not be easy for most people. For those who can`t do something like that and don`t really trust or like the speed of their wireless connection current Powerline adapters could be the solution and today we are testing the latest ICY BOX IB-PL550D 500Mbit/s Powerline adapter kit."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Toshiba Talks Storage: HDD, SSD, NAND Flash, Hybrid
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After all recent happenings on the storage market, Toshiba Corp. is in a unique position: it does both hard disk drives and solid-state drives for different type of usage. Since Toshiba makes both hard drives and solid-state drives, we decided to ask the company about its vision for today's and tomorrow's storage technologies.
  FULL STORY @ DISPLAY

OCZ RevoDrive X2 SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 is one of the fasted SSD's on the market, and you can see why in its vastly dominating performance results, even against some of the newest SSD's from the top brands hosting the new SSD controllers and firmware. let's take a look at these gob smacking super fast results...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Western Digital My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router Review
     Tue, Jul 24 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quick! What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Western Digital? If you're like most people, you immediately thought of hard drives and other storage products, which have been WD's bread and butter for several decades now. But the times, they are a changin', and in case you haven't noticed, Western Digital is no longer content to simply take residence in your PC. That became evident when Western Digital dove into the media player market with its WD TV line-up of set-top boxes, but why stop at owning the living room when you can lord over the entire manor? Unable to come up with a viable answer to that question, Western Digital decided to do just that by launching its very first line of wireless home networking products. Western Digital sent us its WD My Net N900 HD dual-band wireless router to take for a spin. It's one of a half dozen new networking products and the company's flagship model, sans internal storage (for those who need or want integrated storage, there's the My Net N900 Central with 1TB or 2TB hard drives baked in)...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

SSD NEWS: MacBook Air (mid-2012) MBA Review Part 2 - Samsung and Toshiba (SandForce) SSDs Go Head To Head
     Tue, Jul 24 2012 | 9:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following up on our first MacBook Air review a few days back, we couldn`t resist getting a second MBA in our hands to pair off both the Samsung and Toshiba SSDs in a head to head battle of speed and performance. The Toshiba SSD is LSI SandForce controlled and should excel in typical user performance , whereas, we would expect to see the Samsung pulling ahead with respect to it`s transfer of incompressible data such as movies, music and photos. Early indications at Anandtech, however, seem to have shown listed specifications below norm for the typical `LSI SandForce Driven` solid state drive. Transfer speeds of 490MB/s and 340MB/s seemed to be lower than anything we had seen with the LSI SandForce SF-2281 6Gbps processor yet. As I had stated in our first report though, I am new to the world of Mac/OS X and storage testing just isn`t the same in the Mac realm so nothing would surprise me."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Kingmax SMP35 Client 240 Gigabyte @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Jul 24 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile Kingmax also belongs to the manufacturers that offer consumer SSDs which are based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Despite the fact that this particular drive uses asynchronous NAND flash the manufacturer promises read speeds of up to 550 Megabyte per second. We`re really curious to see wether the drive can really achieve this performance level or if the product description should be changed."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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