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Kingwin EZ-CLONE USB 3.0 to SATA & IDE One Click Clone Adapter Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Oct 21 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The time for new computer upgrades are here and one of the most popular ways of speeding up an older existing system is to get a faster and higher capacity solid state drive. After all, you always need more space and the SSD hard drives are getting faster and easier to afford and these silent wonders are getting larger and larger capacity as mechanicals are slowly fading away. But, what about all the data you already have and you have all your settings just right and then there are your pictures. Maybe you need your new setup to stay the way the old one was before. Maybe you just want bigger but not a complete overhaul. You could do a data transfer wizard but that takes time and then you need to do a clean install before you can re-install your settings and sometimes things dont go so well that way. You could save all that heartache and time data with the Kingwin EZ-CLONE USB 3.0 to SATA & IDE One Click Clone Adapter. Its a a shiny little black box that is a very handy duplicator and drive hub by cloning that drive of yours to the new one all in one step data and all."

Micron M600 SSD Review - Digging into Dynamic Write Acceleration
     Tue, Oct 21 2014 | 6:14A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Micron M600 SSDs were certainly challenging to properly evaluate. The dynamic flipping from SLC to MLC flash meant we had to come up with an entirely new routine based on evaluating performance consistency as test samples are filled to capacity. Once we worked out a realistic routine and applied it to a round of competing samples, we were a bit disappointed by the inconsistent results seen from Micron`s first stab at this challenging and apparently tough to execute feature. The new testing method also revealed some additional shortcomings of the Marvell controller not seen in competing SSDs. All of that said, the M600 should bring a competitive cost/GB to OEMs who choose to include it in their system builds."

Micron M600 SSD Product Family Overview - SATA mSATA and M.2
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 6:14A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron`s M600 SSDs in various form factors will soon make their way into systems from OEMs and SI. Today Chris looks at the 256GB and 1TB models."

Some thoughts on the performance of SSD RAID 0 arrays @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, Oct 19 2014 | 11:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the price of the SSDs dropping, you probably already thought about installing two SSD units on your computer and configuring them as a RAID 0 array, which, at least in theory, increases the performance of the SSD. But what is the real-world performance gain of such configuration? Does the stripe size affect performance? If so, what is the best number to use? These some of the questions we will try to answer in this article."

WD Red Pro 4TB Enterprise NAS HDD Review
     Sun, Oct 19 2014 | 1:34A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD`s Red Pro provides enhanced performance, and extends the benefits of the Red series to the SMB and SME space. Let`s take a closer look in Paul`s review."

     Sat, Oct 18 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks has published a new review that your readers might enjoy. A post in your site's news section would be greatly appreciated! Don't forget to send your site news to us. As we promise to post your news articles on APH Networks periodically, we would certainly appreciate it if you do the same as well. Thank you for your support in advance!

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 11:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new crop of 6TB HDDs offer outstanding capacity and a big boost in performance. Today we analyze performance of eight Seagate 6TB HDDs in a 48TB array."

Quanta MESOS CB220 Continuous Availability NAS Review
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris spends time investigating the Quanta QTC MESOS CB220, a Continuous Availability NAS. If you`re after a serious NAS setup, check this out."

Toshiba THNSNJ480PCS3 HK3R Enterprise SSD
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Toshiba's HK3R enterprise SSD leverages Toshiba 19nm Toggle mode NAND to deliver solid performance and endurance. Check out what Paul has to say about it."

OCZ Intrepid 3600 Enterprise SSD Review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ releases its homegrown Intrepid 3600 enterprise SSD for read-intensive workloads. Today Paul compares it other leading SSDs in its class."

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 12:57P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives are all but common now. Almost everyone I know has a solid state drive for at least an OS drive. Most solid state drives people are using are SATA-based drives. While these drives do provide much faster speeds than traditional hard drives, they are still limited by SATA bottlenecks. To overcome this bottleneck many companies are using the PCI-Express bus. OCZs RevoDrive series has been around for a good while now. With each revision it seems like the drive is getting better. Today we are taking a look at the most recent revision the RevoDrive 350. Available in capacities ranging from 240 GB 960 GB this PCI-Express solid state drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. OCZ is labeling the RevoDrive 350 as a Workstation product and given its performance it will set you back much more than your typical solid state drive. The 480 GB version that we are taking a look at today sells for $809.99 at my favorite online retailer. If you are looking for one of the fastest solid state drives and want pure performance this is one of the drives you should be looking at. Lets drive in!"

Enermax EMK3201 Dual-Bay 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Internal Enclosure Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler gives us a quick look at the Enermax EMK3201, a dual-bay 2.5-inch storage internal enclosure for your SATA and SAS hard drives and SSDs."

WD My Passport Wireless 1TB Storage Drive Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:43P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless devices are growing in popularity and lets face it we are slowly cutting the cords on many of the electronic devices that we use daily. Over the past several years a number of companies have come out with small wireless storage drives that allow you to backup or store large amounts of data from your smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac. WD feels that now is a time to come out with a wireless storage device as previously they didn’t feel like the time was right for a portable wireless storage product. WD today unveiled the WD My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi enabled external storage drive that allows you to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with pretty much any device on the market today. The My Passport Wireless comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and runs $129.99, $179.99 and $219.99, respectively. Each model has a built-in rechargeable battery allowing it to power itself when you’re on the road for up to 6 hours of HD streaming on DLNA capable devices and up to 20 hours of battery life when on standby.

MyDigitalSSD BP4e mSATA SSD Review (512 GB)
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we think of solid state drives today, two things comes to mind: how fast can it go and how much is going to cost me. Typically these two go hand in hand, the more speed you want the more its going to cost you. But what happens when you dont want to fork out the big bucks for a quick drive? Welcome to ECO drives by MyDigitalSSD, where not only are you getting decent data transfer speeds, but at a very fair price and a super small form factor."

Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Transcend might not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks about storage drives, but the brand has been around for years and we’ve found that they have what it takes to be competitive in the consumer market. Transcend recently released the SSD370 series of 2.5? SSDS and they are competitively priced and ready to take on budget friendly drives like the Sandisk Ultra II (TLC), Samsung Evo 840 (TLC) and Crucial MX 100 (MLC). Read on to see how the Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD performs!

Corsair Voyager Air 2 Wireless Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mobile market has grown absolutely huge over the past several years, but sometimes we find that data sharing isn?t very convenient and storage space is limited on our devices. Thankfully manufacturers are designing devices to share your data across multiple devices, even providing you the capability to stream high definition video content across these devices ? all hopefully trouble free. Last year we took a look at Corsair?s first wireless hard drive, called Voyager Air, which was a very sleek and impressive unit that we really liked. Today, we?re going to take a look at the more recently revamped version, conveniently called Voyager Air 2. We?ll take a look and see what this drive all has to offer and if there is anything new brought to the table."

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