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Super Talent TeraDrive Nova 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So we were just winding down from CES 2012 last week and bidding adieu to many of our friends for another year when we popped by the Super Talent booth. Our relationship with ST goes back a few years and Peter Carcione, Super Talents Director of Marketing, is a good friend who always seems to have something up his sleeve. This time was no different as Peter tossed over a brand new TeraDrive Nova SATA 3 240GB SSD for review and we couldn’t wait to get it on the bench!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 11:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s new Barracuda 3TB is one of the fastest hard drives currently available and it comes with plenty of storage space for a reasonable price. What it can`t do is compete on a level performance footing with SSDs but when two of these drives are paired up, the results speak for themselves. This solution may even cause some to forget about all the expensive, yet capacity limited 240GB SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D10 USB 3.0 750GB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 11:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we?ll be checking out a stylish USB 3.0 portable hard drive, by a company not known by many. The Silicone Power Diamond D10 series of portable hard drives are all equipped with USB 3.0 and use only a 2.5-inch hard drive. They?re available in multiple sizes and colors to fit most anybody?s need. The highly reflective coating and unique design isn?t something I?ve seen before in a portable hard drive, so read on further to find out more about it."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Wireless Storage: Kingston Wi-Drive 16 GB & Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500 GB @ Bjorn3D
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 9:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mobile device market is booming, and more and more users want a bit more space to store movies and video for their tablets or smartphones. These two devices should do the job well!"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

[DreamWare Computers] OCZ Agility 3 2.5 SSD
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 9:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last year I`ve had the opportunity to review both ends of OCZ`s solid state drive lineup. I`ve tested the entry level Onyx drive and a couple drives from the high end Vertex series. These drives were at opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to performance - so what lies between? OCZ has a number of `mainstream` solid state drives on the market - these are drives with a healthy balance of price to performance. One series of mainstream drives is the Agility 3. The Agility 3 is middle of the line for OCZ`s SATAIII lineup - it offers performance that`s a step down from the Vertex 3 reviewed late last year, but a price that will keep some money in your pocket."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

SSD NEWS: Silicon Power Velox V30 SATA 3 240GB SSD Review @ The SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 27 2012 | 8:09A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A short time ago we reviewed the Silicon Power Velox V20 120GB SSD which just so happened to be one of the few SATA 2 drives that we had seen in 2011; the world has gone SATA 3. To say the least, it was rather unique as it was the first to contain Hynix NAND flash memory that we had reviewed. Silicon Power has since sent us their next level in performance, the Velox V30 SATA 3 `SandForce driven` 240GB SSD, requesting our evaluation and review. How could we resist?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Crucial m4 512GB
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today the Crucial m4 is even better as firmware updates have fine-tuned the performance, allowing it to better compete with the speedy SF-2281 drives. The 512GB version of the m4 that we reviewed was exceptionally fast, providing rapid Windows 7 boot times and lightning fast multitasking performance.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

 
OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want snappy performance without breaking the bank? The OCZ Synapse is a budget SSD caching solution, and offers great performance for a reasonable price."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Samsung 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Jan 26 2012 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Samsung 830 sample has some trick components, kind of like a race version of a street car. There aren`t any titanium valves or exhaust, but the 830 does give us our first look at 20nm flash. The flash is of course made by Samsung and doesn`t conform to traditional ONFi standards, but it is Toggle Mode and very fast. I suspect it won`t be too much longer before we start to see other SSD manufactures taking a closer look at Samsung 20nm flash for their SSD products built on other SSD controllers. The last time we saw a SandForce SSD with Samsung flash was on the G.Skill Phoenix 100GB and that flash was left over from the Indilinx Barefoot era. Also new for us is the Samsung controller with three ARM cores. The controller connects to your system via SATA III (backwards compatible with SATA I and SATA II) so it`s able to break the 285MB/s limits of SATA II when used with a native SATA III chipset. We`ve seen Samsung controllers in the past, some of the first SSD products we reviewed were based on Samsung controllers and they were very stable and very fast for their day. Since that time Samsung has played a large role in the OEM market providing whole products to all the major players."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OWC DIY Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our past Solid State Drive Roundup, we found that the performance offered by SSDs is nothing short of phenominal. Apple, a company that prides itself in its focus of customer experience knows this, and as a result offers the availability of SSDs across it's Mac computing product line. However when looking at its MacBook Pro line, the cost of configuring an Apple built-to-order SSD powered notebook is steep. Apple offers 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD storage upgrades at the prices of $200, $600 and $1200 respectively (as per the Apple Store in Canada). Luckily there are vendors like Other World Computing who specialize in providing products and upgrade solutions catering towards Apple users. Their offering which we will be examining in this article is a full SSD upgrade solution for Apple notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX

SSD NEWS: Super Talent TeraDrive Nova 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 9:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So we were just winding down from CES 2012 last week and bidding adieu to many of our friends for another year when we popped by the Super Talent booth. Our relationship with ST goes back a few years and Peter Carcione, Super Talents Director of Marketing, is a good friend who always seems to have something up his sleeve. This time was no different as Peter tossed over a brand new TeraDrive Nova SATA 3 240GB SSD for review and we couldn`t wait to get it on the bench!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

NEWS: Samsung Toshiba LG Ultrabook Shoot Out @ The SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 9:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There seems to be no doubt in anyone`s mind that 2012 is going to be the year of the ultrabook and CES 2012 Las Vegas was front and center with just about every ultrabook available, or soon to be, this past week. Today`s report will examine three forerunners that appear to be in a position, above all others at this point anyway, to grab top marks in 2012. Those who know me may also feel this to be an unfair comparison as I have had the Toshiba Z830 as my tool of choice for a few months now."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

SSD NEWS: Kupa X11 Windows Tablet With 128GB SSD Review - Convenience of a Tablet With The Power of a PC
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 8:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just prior to CES we had received an e-mail from a reader who had spoken of a company called Kupa, a tablet manufacturer who, as the reader had stated, wasn`t afraid to experiment outside the box. it took us all of two seconds to get to the Kupa Website and discover the Kupa X11, a tablet PC with all the power of a full size computer to include a Intel Atom Z670 1.5Ghz Oaktrail platform, 2GB RAM and your choice of 64 or 128GB SSD. Needless to say, we were impressed."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

CES 2012 ? Seagate Shows Off Updates to GoFlex Satellite Including a 4G LTE Version
     Mon, Jan 23 2012 | 11:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MEGATechNews reports on what Seagate is up to in our latest video segment ... CES 2012 ? Seagate Shows Off Updates to GoFlex Satellite Including a 4G LTE Version The Seagate GoFlex portable hard drives are already pretty popular. Then, they announced the GoFlex Satellite last year, creating a Wi-Fi hotspot from which all the different media files can be shared wirelessly with nearby tablets and smartphones via the app or web browser. They`ve even managed to do all this on a special 4G LTE version with Verizon."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Jan 21 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2011 has come to an end, but that doesn`t mean technology is slowing down one bit. For the second year in a row the solid state drive market was dominated by SandForce. If you wanted to produce a drive that was capable of the highest performance possible, you needed to start with a SandForce SF-2200 Series controller and pair it with either ONFi 2.0 or Toggle Mode NAND flash. Looking out on the horizon we don`t see SandForce trying to leap frog themselves early this year and we don`t see why they would need to. Last month we looked at the latest from Indilinx (OCZ Octane) and Marvell (Corsair Performance Pro) and neither controller managed to muster the performance of the SF-2281. Sometime in the middle of 2012 we`ll see Team SandForce manufactures move to 24nm Toggle Mode and maybe even 20nm IMFT flash, but neither of these technologies will bring a great deal to the table over the tried and true SF-2281 / synchronous flash combination we have today. The Patriot Pyro SE uses this magical combination to deliver amazing performance for general computing tasks and at an equally amazing price point."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

WD Livewire Powerline Networking Kit
     Sat, Jan 21 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital's Livewire powerline AV networking kit provides a reliable, effortless method of extending a home network using the existing electrical grid rather than running ethernet cable or using WiFi. Our full review compares the Livewire networking performance and benefits against 100 and 1000 mbps wired ethernet as well as Wifi G and N.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

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