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Toshiba HG6 256GB SSD Review
     Wed, Aug 27 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the latest Solid State Drive product Toshiba – the HG6. The HG6 drives integrate NAND chips which are fabricated on the second generation 19nm process and they are available in capacities ranging from 60GB to 512GB. Shipping is due to start very soon and they sampled us with the 256GB model.

News: A quick look at AMDs Radeon R7 SSD
     Wed, Aug 27 2014 | 11:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is getting into the storage business. The Radeon R7 SSD combines OCZ`s Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba`s 19-nm MLC NAND, custom firmware, and a snazzy new sticker. We take a quick look to see what`s what."

Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD Review
     Wed, Aug 27 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we have the Transcend SSD370 in a 128GB capacity for a closer look. That’s not a terribly flashy name for a drive, but we care less about the marketing and more bang for our buck. How about a measly $70 for this SSD, which also includes a rather impressive accessory package? If you’re looking for a very affordable speed upgrade for a notebook or HTPC with a slim form factor SSD, the Transcend SSD370 128GB might be just the thing you need. Let’s dive in and find out.”

Western Digital Red Pro 4TB NAS WD4001FFSX Consumer HDD Review
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 3:53P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital is taking the NAS storage market very seriously. Not only did they release a 6TB Red yesterday, but also the Red Pro 4TB HDD."

Seagate Wireless Plus 2TB Mobile Device Storage Review
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 2:57P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m well aware that this may sound like a fairy tale for some of you but once upon a time we all used to carry around 1.44 floppy disks with which we shared games, midi tunes (i recall several groups attending various competitions for such things - some are now scene groups) and software with our friends at school. Now although floppies where eventually replaced by CDs and later on by DVDs still i can`t remember a time when we used to carry large amounts of data with us at least not until the first 2GB USB flash drives made their appearance in the market over a decade ago. Of course as you all know now things have changed quite a bit and so most people carry around at least a high capacity USB flash drive while professionals and enthusiasts (even gamers) have no other choice but to carry 2.5/3.5 portable hard drives with them in order to store all the data they need. That being said most people (myself included) own at least one tablet and one smartphone so having the ability to access your data via such devices can be extremely useful and so for the past 2 years we`ve witnessed the introduction of many WiFi enabled drives and card readers that offer exactly that. Well Seagate just took things onto the next level with their latest Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage that offers up to 2TB of space for people who really want something more from such a device."

ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SATA Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA has recently, they launched their latest SSD featuring a new controller. As part of their Premier series, this new controller helps ADATA service customers who need bang for buck performance, positioned just below their Premier Pro line. The Premier series gets a new model dubbed the SP610, which comes in a range of sizes. The SP610 sports a new Silicone Motion (SMI) controller which is something we havent yet had the opportunity to evaluate, but it does allow ADATA to drop the price for a more competitive offering. Today, were going to be putting the SP610 256GB SSD through its paces for you. "

Seagate Ships World’s First 8TB Hard Drives
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 8:55A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Seagate announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.

A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible.

The 8TB hard disk drive increases system capacity using fewer components for increased system and staffing efficiencies while lowering power costs. With its low operating power consumption, the drive reliably conserves energy thereby reducing overall operating costs. Helping customers economically store data, it boasts the best Watts/GB for enterprise bulk data storage in the industry.

“Cleversafe is excited to once again partner with Seagate to deliver to our customers what is truly an innovative storage solution. Delivering absolute lowest cost/TB along with the performance and reliability required for massive scale applications, the new 8TB hard disk drive is ideal for meeting the needs of our enterprise and service provider customers who demand optimized hardware and the cost structure needed for massive scale out,” said Tom Shirley, senior vice president of research and development, Cleversafe.

Outfitted with enterprise-class reliability and support for archive workloads, it features multi-drive RV tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance in high density environments. The drive also incorporates a proven SATA 6Gb/s interface for cost-effective, easy system integration in both private and public data centers.

Shipping drives to select customers now with wide scale availability next quarter.


OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since OCZ decided to solely focus on their SSD products, their drive offerings have leaned towards workstation and enthusiast level drives which has left somewhat of a gap in their entry-level or value oriented product line. Given the lower margins for such products and OCZ?s financial struggles (prior to the Toshiba buyout), it?s not very surprising. Their competitors have aggressively pursued this market segment however, and we?ve seen some very economically priced drives from Crucial/Micron, Samsung, SanDisk and others. This is an important demographic as it can be the gateway to building brand loyalty and win over customers who will potentially upgrade to a more performance oriented drive later on. To plug that hole, OCZ is releasing the ARC 100 drive which is aimed squarely at the entry level SSD market, although this doesn?t mean they?ve compromised on performance for the sake of price. They?ve equipped it with their Indilinx Barefoot M10 controller which we know to be a very solid part."

Western Digital Red 6TB and Red Pro 4TB Full Review - Bigger and Faster
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 3:53P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s great to see Western Digital expand the capacities of the Red all the way up to 6TB. The upgraded NASware 3.0, extending support to NAS devices up to 8-bays is also a welcome addition. An additional bonus was the new Red Pro line, which is essentially high performance enterprise internals hiding under a red label - supported in arrays of up to 16 drives"

Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As some of my friends have pointed out recently i may have been doing SSD reviews for slightly over 5 years now (roughly 6) but although a large number of consumer oriented models have landed in my hands i can`t say the same about enterprise/industrial grade models and so in the following months we will do our best to try and fix that. We already started by testing the SSDnow E50 100GB SSD by Kingston a couple of weeks ago a drive which offered very good read/write speeds with the data safety only an enterprise grade product can offer. However the E50 is not the flagship SSD model in the Kingston SSDnow line and so we decided that it would be in everyone?s best interest to get the top of the line E100 200GB variant (although quite older) and see not only how it does against its smaller brother the E50 but also against every single SSD in our charts."

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s ARC 100 240GB combines the Barefoot 3 M10 controller with"

Icy Dock ICYCube 4-Bay External Enclosure Review @HiTech Legion
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock ICYCube is a 4-bay enclosure that has support for both 2.5 and 3.5 drives, so you can mix different drive sizes. The ICYCube uses high quality aluminum for housing the drive and has a variable speed 80mm fan on the rear of the casing. /"

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SATA SSD Full Review - Barefoot 3 M10 on the cheap
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ ARC 100 is the most cost effective packaging of the Indilinx M10 controller to date. While meant to be a low cost value solution, users would be unlikely to tell the difference in speed when compared to the more expensive Vertex 460. Recent competitive solutions have been pushing below $0.50/GB, and OCZ has launched the ARC 100 right on that very line, making it their lowest cost/GB launch ever. Finally, OCZ`s new ShieldPlus Warranty program is a refreshing and welcome addition, and might very well be the thing that sways customers towards the ARC. If the reliability proves true and the prices stay low, the ARC is likely to become a drive I recommend to value conscious upgraders and budget system builders alike."

Brinell Single-Action Stick 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past several jewelry makers have tried (quite unsuccessfully if you ask me) to enter the PC Peripherals market by releasing various products which can also attract the female gender. Most of them however have focused in the design and manufacture of very expensive USB flash drives and just by taking a quick look on Google you can find quite a few that cost well up to $35k. Of course all of those attempts failed for two reasons (well aside the price obviously) storage capacity and design. I mean who in their right mind would purchase a USB flash drive that is shaped like an egg or a mushroom and has sparkling diamonds and rubies all over it (perhaps girls would if they could afford it)? Now I?ve always looked for something special since carrying a USB flash drive around means that people will get to see it but to date aside the usual tiny models made out of Zinc alloy i haven`t really found anything to peak my interest. Brinell may actually change that since with us today we have their award winning Single-Action Stick 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive."

OCZ Arc 100 240 GB Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arc 100 Series is OCZs interpretation of what an entry level SSD should be like. Based on their proven Barefoot 3 M10 controller and combined with Toshiba A19nm NAND flash OCZ appears to be capable of offering a higly competitively priced drive, which still features good performance. At this point we`re curious to find out whether OCZ succeeded with their plan or not."

Angelbird SSD wrk SSD Review (512GB) - Workmanship Speed and Value
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being niche in a dog eat dog tech market can be very risky. Being niche in the SSD industry is straight up crazy as NAND manufacturers price their SSDs so low that 3rd party SSD manufacturers find it very hard to compete; or they shut down. More than a few companies have slowed, or shut down their SSD production and, in fact, there are also more than a few SSDs that we have reviewed that were never released. Angelbird has seemed to sidestep the frenzy and, at least with their SSD2Go line, build quality has played a major part in their success. Today, we are taking a close look at the Angelbird SSD wrk and, looking at this picture, Angelbird seems to want to continue on its own path, so to speak."

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