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Kingston SSD Now 300V 120GB Review
     Mon, Feb 11 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD Now series drives are offered in several ways to fit consumers tastes. The 120GB drive I tested today is offered as a bare drive, as a desktop upgrade kit, or as a notebook upgrade kit. The desktop upgrade kit I am looking at is priced at $114 putting the kit at less than $1 a gigabyte for a drive with reasonable capacity. If 120GB of capacity is not enough the SSD Now V300 drive is available in a 240GB version as well as a 60GB version. At only 7mm thick, this V300 drive is a perfect candidate for use in the latest crop of slim notebooks and Ultrabooks."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Full Review - Low Cost SandForce
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 12:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA SX900 has been around for a while now, but its SandForce 2281 remains a very capable controller, and ADATA is offering it at an excellent price. Frugal shoppers should absolutely consider the SX900 when scoping out their next good deal."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Plextor M5M mSATA SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 11:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor M5M mSATA SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Now Plextor have built a mSATA SSD around the latest Marvell controller and hope to offer desktop like SATA 6GB/s in the compact form factor. Today we find out how it compares to an existing mSATA SSD as well as some desktop models."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 11:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The value-oriented SSD market is currently filled with similar drives but Kingston`s new SSDNow V300 dares to be a bit different. It may use the same SF2281 as many of its competitors but it runs a custom firmware and ONFI NAND which allows for excellent performance despite its relatively low price."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Raidmax Raptor @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 9:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raidmax has sent us one of their new cases, the Raidmax Raptor. We have the red/black version of this case, but they also make a blue/black model as well. This case sports a wire management solution, side panel handles, SSD drive cage, and modular HDD cages. Lets get this show on the road and see how the Raptor really does in our testing! Read on "
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

ADATA DashDrive Elite 500GB HE720 External Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Feb 08 2013 | 12:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB external hard drive was found to have solid performance, but you can quickly figure out that this drive isn`t about performance, it is about the form factor. ADATA wanted to create the thinnest external hard drive in the world and at 8.9mm, they were able to do just that with the HE720. The WD My Passport Edge 500GB hard drive is 12.8mm thick, which makes it nearly 44% thicker than the ADATA HE720..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Toshiba THNSNF512GCSS 512GB SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 08 2013 | 9:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All Solid State Drives are not created equal because not everyone wants one for the same purpose/use. That`s what a good friend of mine in the SSD industry told me a couple of years back and to date he has yet to be proven wrong by anyone including myself. Of course the same reasoning applies for pretty much everything in life from coffee makers, smartphones, computer peripherals and TV screens up to cars and entire houses so although not something new it is what it is. Now just over a week ago we tested the latest SSD model by Kingston the SSDNow V300 which carried Toshiba`s brand new 19nm toggle NAND Flash Modules. As it is quite natural however Toshiba had already announced their own SSD featuring the same 19nm toggle NAND Flash Modules back in early summer and today we will be taking a look at the 512GB variant the THNSNF512GCSS."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 External Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 promises a sleek and light weight method of moving hundreds of gigabytes of data from point A to point B. Imagine showing up at your friends` door with four seasons of their favorite TV show in your pocket. Although USB memory devices currently offer the lightest and smallest way to move data, the cost per gigabyte becomes quite high as capacity increases. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the features and performance for the lightweight, portable and overall good-looking ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Intel SSD 525 Series Full Capacity Roundup - Intel Sweeps mSATA
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s good to see Intel keep pushing the mSATA form factor with their new 525 Series. These tiny drives should offer a solid performance upgrade to any of the growing list of mSATA-equipped devices, such as high end motherboards, ultrabooks, home theater front-ends, and even some embedded systems. The SandForce controller performed as expected and did quite well considering it was limited to four flash packages, with the higher capacities nearly matching Intel`s desktop-class SSD 520. If you have an mSATA-equipped device that is struggling on storage speed, the SSD 525 is an obvious upgrade."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB Professional High Performance External HDD Review
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think we can all agree to the fact that storage capacity needs increase every day especially as long as people get faster internet connections allowing them to download huge chunks of data from the Internet in surprisingly small periods of time. Luckily all the leading HDD manufacturers have released several 4TB hard disk drive models during the last year including mainstream models targeted towards casual users and gamers, high end models aimed at enthusiasts and of course enterprise class models for professionals. Unfortunately although we have that variety in standalone internal hard disk drives the same doesnt apply in external hard disk drives since for that purpose most manufacturers choose to use their mainstream models to keep the cost down. G-Technology by HGST (Former Hitachi GST) is amongst the very few companies that not only uses the high end and enterprise class models HGST has to offer but they also use some of the highest quality and performance external HDD enclosures we`ve seen to date and the latest USB 3.0 compatible version of the G-DRIVE is no exception."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Intel 335 Series 240 GB SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has released its new Intel 335 Series SSDs featuring 20nm MLC NAND and a SandForce SF-2281 processor. Its new MLC NAND boasts impressive power and write specifications. This SSD is geared for the budget market, but will it be able to compete with low-cost TLC alternatives?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-B and MB974SP-B SATA Review Update @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FlexCage MB97 series backplane cages feature tray-less mounting for 3.5 drives and offer full SATA 6 Gbps speeds. An additional USB 2.0 and eSATA connector is located on the front panel of the FlexCage modules as well as fan control options for the rear 80mm fan. The FlexCage MB973SP-B and MB974SP-B have front indicator LEDs for drive functionality and utilize a multi-lock design to prevent accidental ejection from the hot-swap bays. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Silicon Power Armor A15 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 1:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No matter how much advancement in technology we see through the years one thing continues to stay unaltered and that`s the continuously growing storage demands/needs for most enthusiasts and professionals. Personally for backup purposes only i use quite a few Terabytes and i know many others who use even more so i really hope that the 5TB HDD models will get released sooner rather than later (Q1 2013 is the projected date after all). Now as you all know lately we`ve been focusing most of our efforts into testing all the latest storage related devices to hit the market from internal devices such as SSDs and HDDs up to portable devices including USB flash drives and 3.5/2.5 external HDDs. Still the market is huge, new models get released almost on a daily basis and so today in our hands we have yet another such device the Armor A15 1TB USB 3.0 2.5 portable hard drive from Silicon Power."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Mushkin Chronos 240 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 11:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mushkin Chronos 240 GB comes at an amazing price of just $165, which makes it one of the most affordable drives out there if you want to get going with SSDs. But does such a value oriented SSD offer the performance you need?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Mon, Feb 04 2013 | 12:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB solid state drive covered in this review has a respectable capacity of 120GB. Although marketed as a notebook bundle kit, this SSD will perform just the same in either a desktop or notebook environment. Overall, the V300 exceeded its advertised compressible sequential read and write rating of 450MB/s."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 03 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"SanDisk brings another consumer friendly SSD to the market. This four-channel controlled drive should hit a very low price point and the programming should keep it very quick."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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