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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 27 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review PCSTATS take's a look at Seagate's 1TB Constellation ES drive and finds out how it stacks up against Western Digital's RE4 enterprise disks. Let the hard drive smack down commence! All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing."

2013 MacBook Air Disassembled and Benched Samsung 256GB PCIe SSD Performs at 700MB/s
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In just over a week since its release, the MacBook Air has redefined storage speed and become the first to introduce the world to the reality of the new PCIe form factor. It appears that when it comes to money, both Apple and Samsung can shed their differences with the new MacBook Air pulling off SSD performance of 700MB/s in an ultra, even before Samsung themselves, and while utilizing Samsungs own SSD."

Startech.com S2510U2W review: WiFi disk
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The concept of the Startech.com S2510U2W is an interesting one. It's a compact WiFi drive that can also be used as access point. Whether you should call it a small NAS or a wireless external hard drive is less important, it remains an interesting product. The menus are also user-friendly.

Western Digital My Passport Edge for Mac 500GB External HDD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has slimmed down its portable My Passport line-up and sent over the latest 500GB model for testing."

ADATA Displays New Gen LSI SandForce
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As much as we would like to say that we wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t seen it, the truth is that this is one of those finds that has to be seen in operation first hand before anyone will believe it…but it was right there before our eyes. Today at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, ADATA introduced their new line of enterprise SSDs. One SSD in particular, the ADATA SX2000, caught our eye right off. The sticker on the SX2000 depicts a capacity of 1600GB and, unlike just about every other notebook form factor SSD on the planet, the SX2000 has a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface rather than SATA. This SSD is the size of any typical drive you might see in a notebook.

EXCLUSIVE: LSI SandForce Next Gen SSD Controller With 1800MB/s Speeds Discovered at Computex
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 11:09A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD world has just taken a massive step forward with the unintended displaying of LSI SandForce next generation flash storage processor, Codenamed GRIFFIN, at Computex this week. Where other websites were noticing the incredible 1.6TB capacity of this SSD, The SSD Review observed that it is a single chip design, LSI SandForce driven, and capable of speeds of 1800MB/s read and write with 200,000 IOPS, all in a typical notebook 2.5design! Our later attempts to have the story refuted as a mistake in specifications met with negative results and this discovery indeed seems to be 100% authentic. Such performance has guaranteed once again that the original SandForce team, alongside with LSI, has once again made an enormous technological jump in the world of SSDs!"

Corsair Neutron GTX 19nm 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair moves to a smaller 19nm Toshiba Toggle MLC NAND with its LAMD-controlled Neutron GTX Series of SSDs. This shrink comes amongst stiff competition from other manufacturers, and a new SSD that is very similar to the Neutron GTX. Today we see how the new GTX stacks up against its increased competition.

WD Executive Summit: Trends in data storage
     Mon, Jun 24 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Storage solutions are evolving rapidly, that much was clear at the WD conference in Turkey. Western Digital, along with hard disk manufacturer HGST, provided a glimpse into the future.

Crucial M500 480GB SSD
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives. Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.

SanDisk Extreme II SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Odds are, if you've bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late '80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it's should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company's own NAND flash memory and Marvel's popular 88SSS9187 controller. The new drives are members of SanDisk's Extreme II family of products and target PC enthusiasts, gamers, and multi-media aficionados...

KingSpec Challenger E3000 120GB SSD
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Another in the list of SandForce SSDs is the latest from KingSpec, called the Challenger E3000. It’s an Enterprise-targeted drive, with great random write performance. While KingSpec may not be well known to many of our readers, they are a company based in Shenzhen, China and only produce SSDs, nothing else. Strictly speaking, based on such a specific product lineup, KingSpec has an enormous capacity to produce a huge volume of drives for the market. We love competition, so this new SSD should be interesting. Can the KingSpec Challenger E3000 live up to its billing? Let’s find out.”

OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive Review:
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ already offers a wide array of popular, high performance SSDs, but to the company's credit, it's not resting on its laurels. After employing SandForce controllers on some of the earlier Vertex SSDs, OCZ snapped up Indilinx and is using what is now its own proprietary silicon in many of its drives. Thus, the brand new OCZ Vertex 450 SSD we'll be showing you here today with an Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 series controller inside, is very much a "vertical" effort, with the Indilinx and OCZ-owned PLX teams building both the silicon and firmware. The 256GB version, which is the model we put on the test bench, has sequential read/write speed ratings of 540/525 MBps and 85,000/90,000 4KB random read/write IOPS. Come take a look at the new OCZ Vertex 450...

Buffalo DriveStation DDR3 review: external
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost every part of computers have evolved rapidly over the past few years, with the exception of conventional hard disks. The performance of processors, graphics cards and other components has increased significantly, but the speed of hard disks has been a bit stagnant. Buffalo attempts the break the mold with its new DriveStation DDR3, an external hard disk with USB 3.0 and 1 GB of DDR3 RAM.

Monster Digital OverDrive 3.0 512GB External SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the gaining popularity of SSDs, it was only a matter of time until we started seeing large capacity external SSDs hit the street and the time has come. Whereas less than seven days ago we had never had an external SSD of 512GB capacity, today I have three 512GB and a 1TB external SSDs sitting in front of me as I type. As an added benefit, we can state right off that these external SSDs are probably the most powerful manufactured to date and surprisingly, all can be thrown in your pocket. Today we are going to rip apart and test the new Monster Digital OverDrive 3.0 External SSD seen here. Monster has just released this SSD in several capacities, ranging from 128GB all the way to 1TB. Regardless of capacity, the form factor is the same and this SSD is smaller and thinner than just about any cell phone at 60mm x 126mm x 8mm.

A look at SanDisks Extreme II SSD Architecture
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today SanDisk launches a new flagship SSD for the enthusiast market. We`ll have three reviews with performance data, but to start today out, let`s take a look at what Extreme II has under the hood."

ADATA M.2 SSDs Performance Preview and the NGFF Story
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to old and new friends, we managed to piece together the parts needed to get a M.2 (NGFF) preview together before anyone else, and wrap our heads around how all of this is going to roll out."

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