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OCZ Vertex 4 Solild State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 1:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on the second-generation Everest 2 platform and featuring Ndurance 2.0 technology, the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive arrives one year after they acquired the well-known flash controller manufacturer Indilinx. Boasting the industry`s best SATA-based I/O performance, the Vertex 4 series (VTX4-25SAT3) is designed to deliver optimized performance for enthusiasts wanting to capitalize on near-instant response times. OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs are available in up to 512GB capacities, and deliver up to 550MB/s read speeds with up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive to the leading competition."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

REVIEW: Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 11:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we recently reviewed the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD, we came away very impressed. Today we have another review with this product, but instead of just one drive, today we`re going with two in RAID 0. We`re speed junkies just as much as the next person, so seeing a pair of these SandForce-based drives should really induce some drool-worthy performance. Think one is fast? Wait until you see a pair of these in action."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

OCZ RevoDrive 3 120GB PCIe SSD Review - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 3:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the RevoDrive series from OCZ is not made for every platform, desktop and workstation users that need some extra performance can benefit from the 4x RAID 0 stripe created by the RevoDrive 3. This is why the performance of this product is rated so high. On one little board, we are sitting with a quad-drive RAID 0 array. This stripe should be pretty fast. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

OCZ Vertex 4 with Firmware 1.4 @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since OCZ launched their latest Vertex 4 several weeks have passed. Meanwhile they`ve released new revision of their firmware. According to the manufacturer version 1.4 should be able to give a 20 percent improvement on sequential writes with a 256 Vertex 4. We`re really curious if there really is such a significant improvement."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

CoreRise Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Jun 16 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Suzhou CoreRise Electronics Corporation is new to the industry, but they`re starting off big. As the 91st manufacturer to join the Solid State Drive industry, CoreRise introduced themselves into the market back in 2010 with an Indilinx-based SSD, and have returned to expand their product family using LSI-SandForce technology for the new Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD. Designed for the SATA 6 GB/s interface, Venus Pro 3 features 555 MB/s reads and 525 MB/s writes of compressed data. CoreRise advertises the Comay Venus Pro 3 to produce 4KB random read IOPS up to 40,000, and write up to 85,000 IOPS. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the CoreRise Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD against the fastest storage devices available."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Hornettek Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jun 15 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today were looking at Hornetteks SHARK 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure. You take your existing 2.5 drive and put in the enclosure and voila! Portable drive! The SHARK utilizes USB 3.0 technology, giving it an edge over comparable products still using USB 2.0. Crafted from Aluminum, the enclosure is definitely one designed with the aesthetic-oriented tech crowd in mind. Keeping this in mind, does it keep up in terms of performance too? Read on to find out more..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Infographic: History of Digital Storage @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jun 14 2012 | 10:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computer storage has come an enormously long way, from punch cards to cassette tapes and from floppy disks to today`s cloud storage. This infographic presents a timeline of digital storage and how it has evolved. It also illustrates how the cost of storage has changed with time...thankfully cheaper. "
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Kingston has recently introduced the HyperX 3K SSD and one of the options with it is the ability to purchase an upgrade kit that includes everything you need to get the drive installed in your system. I mean everything here, software for data transfer, actual tools, a 3.5” to 2.5” adapter and even a 2.5” USB external enclosure. This kit has everything you need to upgrade from a mechanical hard drive to a much faster SSD. So read on to see what’s all in the kit and see of the HyperX 3K SSD does against other drives…."
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120 GB Solid State Drive
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This inexpensive SandForce based SSD from Kingston not only turned out an unexpectedly unique product, but also demonstrated quite interesting performance results.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

OCZ Petrol 128 GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The refreshed SSD lineup from OCZ currently includes Petrol SATA 6 Gbps SSD drive with a very appealing price tag. It is built using the same technologies as the popular Octane and Vertex 4 products. However, the question is: did they have to sacrifice all the advantages of the Indilinx Everest controller in an attempt to slash the price or this device? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 3:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital went with a black plastic casing on the My Passport 2TB that is adorned with a circular pattern and the WD logo and product name. The My Passport is rather small and measures in at just 111mm x 82mm x 21mm or 4.37 x 3.24 x 0.82 with a weight of eight ounces. This might sound large to some, but it isn`t much bigger than an Apple iPhone 4S and easily fits in your pocket unless you are wearing skinny jeans..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

WD VelociRaptor 1TB and Scorpio Blue 500GB
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 2:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD's VelociRaptor 1TB might be the fastest hard drive in the world, but it could also be the loudest. The new Scorpio Blue 500GB is a different kind of drive, a single-platter notebook model with ultra-low acoustics.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Kingmax SMP35 Client 480 GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 2:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It looks like it will be a while before we can wrap up reviews of SSDs based on the second generation SandForce controllers. Today we are going to talk about a product from Kingmax, which intends to win our hearts with a very untraditional combination of features.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM Hard Disk Drive Review
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 1:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s Raptor was a big hit with enthusiasts until the dawn of the SSD. Can the new 1TB release resurrect this species or will solid state be an extinction level event for this iconic product?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

[Tech ARP] 240 GB Intel 520 Series Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 10:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is one of the world`s leading manufacturers of solid state drives (SSDs) and NAND flash memory chips - the very foundation of solid state drives and USB flash drives. In fact, they offer one of the widest range of solid state drives in the market : Intel Solid-State Drive 910 Series - PCIe-based high-performance storage to accelerate data center servers and cloud storage. Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series - High-endurance 2.5 SSDs for data servers Intel Solid-State Drive 520 and 510 Series - High-performance 2.5 SSDs for desktops and notebooks Intel Solid-State Drive 330, 320 Series - Mainstream 2.5 SSDs for desktops and notebooks Intel Solid-State Drive 313 and 311 Series - Value-grade 2.5 SSDs for desktops and notebooks Intel Solid-State Drive 310 Series - Value-grade mSATA SSDs for netbooks Today, we will be reviewing the 240 GB model from the Intel Solid- State Drive 520 Series - the Intel SSDSC2CW240. Let`s find out how well this solid state drive performs!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

BIWIN shows off SSD With New Controller World First Interview @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 10:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First on the market is a big deal and even more so when its a hot product like an SSD. BIWIN demonstrated to us their NuvoDrink NX SSD that uses a new controller. BIWIN is the first to market with an SSD based on the Novachips NVS3600A code names Bugatti. The NuvoDrive NX boasts some impressive specs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

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