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Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been quite a suprise that Intel chose to release a Solid State Drive based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Meanwhile the chip giant has an entire line-up of SandForce based SSD. Today for review we have the 240 Gigabyte model that uses synchronous NAND flash an promises blistering fast performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years I`ve talked about RAID tuning and even gave some examples on a small scale. The LSI 9265-8i that we are looking at today takes the ability to optimize your RAID arrays to new levels and does so with a very easy to navigate user interface. The base controller with its dual-core ROC processor and 1GB DRAM cache has become the industry standard, but LSI didn`t stop there. Add on packages like LSI`s FastPath and CacheCade further enhance usability based on user need. When our 9265-8i sample first arrived we were in the process of building a super computer based on the EVGA SR-2 dual Xeon enthusiast`s board. At the time LSI was having issues with a handful of enthusiast class motherboards with the SR-2 being one of them. Since that time LSI and the motherboard makers have found and corrected several if not all of the issues. There was a time though when enthusiasts were pounding their heads against the wall trying to make everything mesh as it should."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: OCZs Octane 128GB solid-state drive
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were impressed by OCZ`s Indilinx-powered Octane SSD when we reviewed the 512GB version last year. Now, we have the 128GB model in-house to see if the Octane`s appeal extends to the sweet spot."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 6:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlext Ultra-Portable hard drive is more than just a portable 2.5" SATA HDD. key to the system's brilliant usefulness is that Seagate designed this hard drive to interface with a series of modular cable interface adaptors, docks and a media player. It's what you'd call, really very flexible. But that's not all... Seagate made the core FreeAgent GoFlex hard drive so it will slot into the companies' TV HD Media Player product, interfacing via the drives native SATA port. Sliding a hard drive into the Media Player is a quick and simple way to open up access to hundreds of gigabytes of digital content on the spot.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Charts: SSDs - update Intel SSD 520 240 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 4:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 SSD Review (Round Two) - RAID Testing at 1.5GB/s With Highpoint 2720SGL RAID Controller
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our release yesterday of our Intel 520 SSD Review (Round One) was probably one of the most anticipated events seen yet in the SSD arena and, if sales can be determined by the extreme numbers of readers who visited the site, Intel will do very well. In that review we made a promise, this being that we would follow up with the absolute best in RAID testing possible, displaying results only we could pull off. Welcome to Round Two folks and get ready for the knockout punch!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are traveling and want reliable storage there are many options, but what if you want storage that is going to last and be able to take a beating. Many professional photographers need storage that is redundant and can withstand the elements that they are in. If they have that one perfect photo saved and the hard drive dies they could be in serious trouble. Today we are taking a look at the ToughTech Duo from CRU-DataPort. This hard drive enclosure can fit two 2.5-inch hard drives and has RAID support. Read on as we take a look."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On release, the SF-2281 controlled client drives leaped to the top of performance charts, but for some, reliability and odd BSOD issues plagued these products. In our testing only two drives experienced issues. The first drive made it through standard testing, but ran into problems when deployed in a daily use system. The second drive failed to complete our standard benchmark procedures, having BSOD issues out of the box. Both drives were later fixed with a firmware update, but for a company like Intel, issues like these are unacceptable. Intel has experienced their own issues with firmware in the past and they`ve learned quickly from their early mistakes. Intel was not going to release a new client SSD with known problems without addressing them thoroughly before a release. In the documentation provided to us Intel only included one line about firmware, but it said enough to make it clear that Intel was not just another copy and paste member of Team SandForce."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V+200 90 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile Kingston, like many of their competitors, also have a SandForce SF-2281 based SSD with asynchronous NAND flash memory in their portfolio. In this review we got the chance to test their 90 Gigabyte drive, which is kind of an unusual size. But as always, were going to torture the drive and tell you what it`s capable of."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel 520 SSD Series 240 GB
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 9:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 520 Series SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, OCZ, Western Digital and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Zalman ZM-VE300 2.5' USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ZM-VE300 from Zalman may look a lot like the previous VE200 version, but it brings a lot of new features like the USB 3.0 interface, a more intuitive and rich menu, a pre-applied tape for avoiding short-circuits inside its chassis and a backup software for added value.
  FULL STORY @ FUSIONMODS

The TR Podcast 105: Eye candy and SSD scaling
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week`s episode of the podcast is short and sweet, with a look at AMD`s Radeon HD 7950, stereoscopic 3D, and SSD scaling."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m a bit surprised no one has asked why Intel sampled most media outlets with two and in some cases three identical 520 Series 240GB drives for review. As a consumer I`d rather have seen performance numbers from both 240GB (our single drive review is here) and 120GB drives since these are the capacity sizes that make the most sense for computer users today. As you can imagine, no one is going to complain about getting dual 240GB drives especially media folks who are generally power users with PCs on steroids. A few months back we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and learned that OCZ figured out how to get TRIM working on the drive`s RAID controller. The hardware is ready, but Windows is now the roadblock we were told. Months later we started finding hints that Intel was getting ready to release software that allows TRIM to work in RAID as well."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 1:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the latest high end consumer SSD to hit the market - Intel 520 SSD Series otherwise known as "Cherryville". Find out how it performs compared to the OCZ Vertex 3 and many others in our review at HCW
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

SSD NEWS: Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB SATA III SSD (Upgrade Bundle Kit) Review
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since a new Kingston release has come along and our last Kingston SSD Review was an extremely favorable one examining the Kingston HyperX Enthusiast Class SSD. It earned our Editor`s Choice Award. In fact, I still use the very attractive HyperX mini-tool that came with that kit daily. Today, we are going to be evaluating Kingston`s newest release, the SSDNow 120GB V+200, an SSD that like it`s bigger brother, also contains the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

REVIEW: OWC Mercury Electra 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD is available in 60, 120, 240 and 480GB capacities. Specifications list the 240GB as having 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write with 60,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access. The Drive comes with a 3 year warranty. OWC is so confident that you will love the drive they offer a 21 day return period in which you can return the drive for a FULL refund with NO restocking fee. Hey, you don`t see that every day. We know of no other manufacturer offering this kind of satisfaction guarantee. Sounds great, let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

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