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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

 
Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD review
     Sun, Aug 05 2012 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD. Corsair introduces the Force GS series, and that are equipped with the 2281 series SandForce controller. Paired with SanDisk Toggle Toggle NAND flash ICs that will increase read and write performance to 555MB/s and 525 MB/s respectively which makes the Force GS the fastest SSDs they have ever brought to market. With 4K random write performance estimated at 90,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) the product is definitely in the right performance bracket we like to see Corsair in. But have a peek at the review"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

OCZ Technology Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Technology Vertex 4 256GB solid state drive is an impressive unit, and a nice upgrade over the previous generation of Vertex drives. During testing it was particularly strong in most of the read tests where the only close competition was an Intel 520 series drive. However, when it came to write speeds none of the reference drives were even close."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The two drives we have to review today are the Super Talent Express 3.0 ST1 4GB and the Express 3.0 ST2 8GB. These two are the smallest capacity drives of their respective lineups. The ST1 ranges from 4GB-16GB, and the ST2 ranges from 8GB-32GB. The ST1 uses Super Talents ToggleMode DDR (double data rate) flash which claims 90MB/s read and 16MB/s write speeds. The ST2, however, uses a dual channel MLC flash, claiming 67MB/s read and 24MB/s write speeds..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Force GS 240GB Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the beginning of this month Corsair announced Force GS Series; A new line of Solid State Drives that promise to deliver their most competitive read/write transfer rates yet. Armed with SandForce SF-2281 and SanDisk Toggle Mode NAND the Force GS Series is ready to do battle, how will our 240GB drive compare to other prominent rivals?"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Kingston SSD Roundup: HyperX 240 GB
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once again we are looking at second generation SandForce based SSDs. Today we will introduce to you several consumer solid state drives from Kingston. Although these drives are built with typical components, they boast some very unique features and peculiarities.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

OCZ Vertex 4 128/256 GB and New Firmware 1.5
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flagship solid state drives from OCZ – Vertex 4 – underwent yet another spec modification caused by the release of the new firmware version 1.5. Therefore, we decided to retest the “updated” Vertex 4 SSDs and try to figure out the reasons behind the notorious performance drop after filling up more than half of the available space.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

SSD NEWS: Micron C400 256GB 6Gbps mSATA SSD Review - Crucial M4 mSATA SSD in Disguise
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there was one thing we wouldn`t have predicted, it was the rush of computer enthusiasts lining up to be the first to have what amounts to be the smallest and most powerful consumer storage medium available. For the most part, we have Lenovo to thank for that as millions of Thinkpad owners played a key role in mSATA SSDs flying off the shelves quicker than they could restock. Industry has responded well, however, as mSATA becomes the new `SSD Du Jours` for the new ultra crowd. Our report today is going to be our second of the Micron C400 family, the first being the C400 128GB capacity with today`s being what will soon be the industry standard ultrabook size of 256GB. For those wondering about similarities between the Micron C400 and the newly released Crucial M4 SATA 3 SSD, they are twins. Crucial handles the consumer side of things while Micron deals with the OEM and enterprise world; the sole difference between the two seems to be exterior branding sticker only."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have on our testbench OCZ`s 256 GB Vertex 4 SSD, using the latest version 1.5 firmware. In our testing we see excellent performance from this Indilinx based drive. OCZ also brought the price of the SSD down to $210, which makes it one of the most affordable drives on the market both in terms of performance per Dollar and GB per Dollar."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Aug 01 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 4 is out, but when it comes to performance in the 120/128GB capacity size, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS is still hard to beat."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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