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240GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, May 28 2013 | 7:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology launched their Vertex 3 solid state drive based on the second-generation LSI-SandForce SF-2281 processor back in early 2011, making it a familiar storage product among high-performance enthusiasts. Two years later they`ve revisited the popular design, and made several improvements. Now available with 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components, Vertex 3.20 is designed to offer better performance for less cost. Vertex 3.20 arrives in 120GB and 240GB capacities, both offering 550 MB/s reads and 520 MB/s writes. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD (model VTX3-25SAT3-240G.20), and compares it against both the 120GB model as well as the fastest SATA 6GB/s storage solutions available."

OCZ Vertex 450 SSD Review (256GB) - Back To The Start With Indilinx Success
     Tue, May 28 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our introduction and analysis of the OCZ Vertex 450 6Gbps SSD marks the first release of the Vertex family with an Indilinx controller since 2009, a return that includes some very attractive features.including price. The OCZ Vertex 450 contains the new and improved Barefoot 3 M10 controller and follows the Vector`s lead by using OCZ in-house ASIC technology. Considering the success and performance of the Vector, one just has to wonder what makes the Vertex 450 so special."

Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B 5x3.5 in 3x5.25 HDD Cage Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, May 27 2013 | 12:35P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B is able to fit five 3.5 SATA HDDs in three 5.25 drive bays using a trayless design. The FlexCage MB975SP-B is powered by three SATA power connectors and is cooled by an 80mm fan with Icy Dock Smart Cooling technology. This 80mm cooling fan can automatically detect whether a drive is installed inside the FlexCage MB975SP-B and can also shut down by itself when not needed. The FlexCage MB975SP-B`s 80mm fan can easily be removed and replaced with any 80mm fan using a 2-pin or a 3-pin connector. Just like other Icy Dock FlexCage devices, the MB975SP-B`s body is built from aluminum which helps dissipate heat while providing excellent protection and durability."

OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive (256GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, May 27 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive (256GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Now OCZ are bringing to market a new Vertex drive using more than a little tech from their Vector series of enthusiast SSDs. Today the Vertex 450 launches and we have the 256GB model in our test system to see where it fits into the current market."

Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review
     Sun, May 26 2013 | 11:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston provides the SSDNow E100 as its enterprise offering with 32nm Toshiba eMLC Toggle NAND powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller. With an impressive set of enterprise features geared for the datacenter, we test the SSDNow E100 against the current top enterprise SSD`s."

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, May 26 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Knowing that the Vertex 450 was going to be very similar to the Vector series drives, we already had an idea of what we would see on the test bench. We certainly weren`t disappointed with performance that lived up to the storied Vertex name. Specifically, we love seeing the consistent performance without the dips we`ve been so accustomed to seeing with the SandForce drives. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller is proving itself to be amongst the best available and frankly SandForce (LSI) needs to step their game soon if they wish to keep pace with what we are seeing from numerous other controllers..."

Bang for Your Buck: Best 256GB Class SSDs under $200
     Sat, May 25 2013 | 2:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The best capacity size and the highest value, today Chris walks us through the best buys. Through extensive investigation, we uncover the fastest SSD`s that give your computer a performance kick, not your wallet."

Toshiba 256GB THNSNH256GCST Review @ Vortez
     Sat, May 25 2013 | 8:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD we are looking at today doesn`t hold such a memorable name as other offerings we have considered in the past. The THNSNH256GCST is a 256GB SATA-III SSD which boasts read transfer speeds of up to 534MB/s and write transfer speeds of up to 482MB/s and promises to deliver reliability for avid system builders."

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review
     Sat, May 25 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The rapid drop in 25nm flash availability and slow RAMp up of 20nm production puts OCZ in a tough position. Vector availability is about to get scarce and Vertex 3.20 can`t be profitable at less than $1 per GB. OCZ needs a higher profit product with the flash available today and it has to be faster than SandForce to sell, enter the new OCZ Vertex 450."

Corsair Voyager Air 500GB Wireless Storage Device Review
     Fri, May 24 2013 | 5:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless storage at your fingertips, we test the stylish Voyager Air in the 500GB capacity."

OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 PCIe SSD Review - Dual eSATA Performance of 780MB/s Tested and Approved
     Fri, May 24 2013 | 4:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that OWC has been at it once again and we recently received a new OWC Accelsior E2 PCIe SSD, fitted with two 240GB blade SSDs for excellent performance and capacity once again. The Accelsior is the latest design of the OWC engineering team and contains two 6Gbps eSATA ports that provide for external storage up to 32TB as well as performance similar to the original Accelsior. Once again, OWC has caught us off guard and this seems to be a first and great idea for increasing performance to another level and increasing capacity significantly. The beauty of the Accelsior has always been its expansion capabilities but this knocks the original capacity maximum out of the ball park."

KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review
     Fri, May 24 2013 | 11:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
KingFast recently merged with the SSD manufacturing juggernaut RunCore. The two companies blend the high-end products of RunCore with the value-oriented client and enterprise SSD`s from KingFast. Today we test KingFast`s latest SLC SSD, the F3 Plus."

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Full Review - Indilinx drives 20nm flash
     Fri, May 24 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back when OCZ launched the Vertex 3.20, I felt like they were just checking the 20nm box with an underperforming, low-cost SSD. Within a month, however, they flipped that around entirely by launching another 20nm SSD driven by their powerhouse Indilinx controller. The performance leads the pack, and now so does the price."

Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 10:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
mSATA SSD drives are all the rage these days and Intel is now jumping head first into the market with their new 525 Series. In this review, we take a look at the 120GB and 180GB versions, two drives which are striving to dominate this segment."

News: WD explains hybrid tech behind Black SSHDs
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 9:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday, WD revealed that its hybrid drives will use SanDisk iSSD flash components. The announcement was devoid of details on how the caching system works, but we can now shed new light on the software-managed scheme."

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Storage Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has been focusing on cloud integration and this is the first My Passport drive to come with new standalone WD SmartWare Pro app that just came out in 2013. Before the WD My Passport and accompanying WD SmartWare software would automatically back up file changes to the My Passport local drive on the fly, but now you can schedule backups to both the drive and a Dropbox account. This is the major new selling point for the WD My Passport Ultra and shows that WD is fully embracing the cloud movement that is taking place right now worldwide..."

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