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QNAP 3.6x NAS Software Deep Dive
     Mon, Jun 04 2012 | 9:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has added more bells and whistles to their software layer since our last deep dive. Today we look at what`s new and how you can get the most out of your QNAP NAS."

MemoRight MS-701 240GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Jun 04 2012 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MemoRight takes on the mSATA market with a new SandForce SATA III design and manages to put 256GB of flash on it."

OCZ Vertex 3 RAID0 Testing @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 9:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SATA 6 Gbps SSD is a firecracker of a solid state storage drive and was reviewed a month ago here at at TechREACTION. SandForce drives offer the ultimate in performance while maintaining an excellent price point. Improvements in SandForces internal Garbage Collection as well as TRIM support in RAID on Intel have made combining a couple of drives a piece meal upgrade option instead of purchasing a single large SSD when first building a PC. This week we put the OCZ Vertex 3 to the test and see how two of the drives perform on TRs new LSI RAID controller. This is done now to provide a good comparison test for all SSDs reviewed from now on, it provides an even comparison point no matter what CPU/Chipset or drivers are used. As more SSDs are reviewed they will be combined in a database for comparative testing in both single drive and RAID configurations. Since the Vertex 3 120 GB SSD has been reviewed before, rehashing construction and packaging will not be done. For a in-depth look at the Vertex 3 please check out the single drive review linked to above."

Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 8:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is fully embracing SandForce and the most impressive controller at this time is getting the top to bottom treatment."

Rosewill RX358-U3S External Storage
     Thu, May 31 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laptops are becoming more prominent and external drives are on the rise in popularity. Therefore, we had Rosewill send us one of their external models, the RX358-U3S. The RX358 sports USB3.0 compatibility to give you the fast speeds you need while also being backwards compatible with USB2.0 in case your system is not yet up to date with USB3.0. Enough of the chitty-chat, lets’ get on to the real world testing and see how well the RX358 does ...

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB and SSDNow V+200 240GB Review
     Thu, May 31 2012 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the success of its SF-1200 (1222) controller, virtually every SSD maker was eager to climb aboard the SandForce express. That bandwagon continued trucking through last year, as the second-gen SF-2200 (2281) powered many of 2011's noteworthy flash drives -- OCZ's Vertex 3 among them. Even Kingston, which previously used Toshiba chips, adopted SandForce's SF-2200 starting with last year's HyperX line. It's unclear when SandForce's next controllers will arrive, but in the meantime, companies seem to be making the most of its second-gen chips. Kingston, for instance, has released a pair of new SF-2281-based drives said to emphasize speed and affordability: the HyperX 3K and the SSDNow V+200. The former is aimed at enthusuasts and uses synchronous memory, while the latter uses cheaper asynchronous memory.

Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, May 31 2012 | 8:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DataTraveler Elite 3.0 is a capless drive, which means folks like myself who invariably lose their caps can rest easy. With USB 3.0 speeds of 70MB/s read, 30MB/s write it should be fast enough for most users. "

2x Mach Xtreme Technology DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD in RAID 0
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we test two 60GB SSDs in a RAID 0 array. Recently we tested one Mach Xtreme Technology MX-DS Fusion 60GB SATA3 SSD, which could not reach the top performance of the so far on ocinside.de tested SSDs. Now we will test two of these SSDs in RAID 0 at a SATA3 controller to compare the Solid State Drive Striping against the previously tested SSDs.

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today am looking at the Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD or Solid State Drive. If you haven’t got one yet then you might be willing to think about it after this review. Now the funny thing is that both the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3-BK and the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A are the same but apart from the “A” having a newer firmware it’s price is lower as well. The CSSD-F120GB3-BK (which includes a drive bay bracket) goes for about a 122 euro’s here in The Netherlands whereas the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A would set you back a mere 109 euro’s.

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB and 512 GB Solid State Drives Review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About a month ago OCZ launched a completely new family of high-performance SSDs based around the proprietary Indilinx Everest 2 controller, and very recently they released new firmware version 1.4 for it, which was supposed to increase its speed even more. Will this make Vertex 4 the fastest consumer grade SSD with SATA 6 Gbps interface? Let’s find out!

SSD market with a lineup of SandForce SF-2281 drives
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 6:24P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VisionTek enters the SSD market with a lineup of SandForce SF-2281 drives paired with qualified Toshiba Toggle Model MLC NAND flash. This combo makes for drives that live up to the Racer name, but also makes them quite a bit more expensive than competing options. See how VisionTek's Racer fares in our SSD test track.

ADATA SX900 256GB SSD review
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ADATA SX900 256GB SSD. ADATA's SX900 series comes with the 2281 series SandForce controller. According to ADATA that will increase sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s which makes the SX900 the fastest SSDs they have ever produced. However, we stated it already, the market is fierce and competitive, the 2281 controllers have been widely adopted by many players.

IOSafe Rugged Portable @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, May 30 2012 | 8:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So you do the smart thing, you backup your data from your laptop and your home PC to an external or network drive and go on with life feeling confident that you have gone well and above what most people do. For the most part, you did. What about when you?re traveling, have you seen how much abuse a device can take when on the go? For some people, and I know I?m one of them, some of the data you carry with you while traveling is more important than the laptop or device that you actually carry it on. In that situation you need a way to not have to worry about your data, no matter the situation, and to have a guarantee to back it up as well. The folks over at IOSafe focus specifically on this crowd. Not only do they offer products that are according to them build to handle almost anything, but they back it up with data recovery if something does happen. Today we are going to take a look at that Rugged Portable hard drive to see what all of the fuss is about, without any more buildup, let?s dig in."

Comay Venus Pro 3 240GB SSD Review
     Sun, May 27 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just over a month ago, we conducted an analysis of what we thought to be the Comay Venus Pro 3 and, only after the review, were informed that we were actually looking at the Venus 3, an SSD that was not only branded incorrectly, but was also a special configuration for a specific customer. It appears our orders were mixed up. Comay apologized for the mix up and promised that we would be receiving a Venus Pro 3 soon enough where we could validate some vicious ‘SandForce Driven’ performance first hand.

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, May 27 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week I had a blast working with a Intel 520 series 240GB Solid State Drive, this thing is as closest to a perfect woman as your gonna get. Its works really fast, does it quietly and doesn’t complain at all not even after a full 10hrs workload :-). No seriously, solid state drives are a must have these days. Imaging putting one in your notebook saving energy and increasing your workflow as well. I have been watching the prices from the start when they still were sky high, nowadays it’s becoming more and more affordable and even for the common folk like me.

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB Review
     Sun, May 27 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB is equipped with 32nm Toshiba Toggle Flash and the SandForce 2281 SSD controller, and costs almost twice as much as the standard edition Vertex 3. Is the added cost worth it? Read on to find out!

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