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Intel SSD DC P3700 800GB Review - Ludicrous Speed for the Masses!
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The speed advantages of the NVMe interface are now indelibly clear, especially as demonstrated by Intel`s new fire breathing Data Center product lines. This new interface removes many of the bottlenecks associated with SATA and AHCI, bringing the flash much closer to the CPU, both physically and logically. The end results are impressive to say the least, with Intel`s 18-channel controller turning in figures close to 3GB/sec and 4k random IO pushing half a million IOPS."

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SATA 3 SSD - BCCHardware
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While testing this SSD drive I have come to conclusion that it is an all-around good drive. It performed well on most of the tests. I am not disappointed with the fact that some of OCZs claims werent reached in this test system, but they arent that far off either. I would most likely add one of OCZs drives to my machine in the future. I personally like the 240GB size as it allows for a little bit extra room after the operating system is installed."

Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Mini Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jun 12 2014 | 10:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most exciting new features of the Intel H97 and Z97 chipsets is the increased data transfer speeds available for storage drives. So, you want to toss your SATA III SSD into the trash right now and go out and purchase a board and M.2 PCIe SSD right? The Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD is one of the few drives available and it boasts sequential read speeds of up to 1,170 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 950 MB/s. Read on to see how the Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD performs."

Review: Plextor M6S SSD
     Wed, Jun 11 2014 | 10:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this review we test the all new Plextor M6S SSD. The series is to compete with Samsung mostly, in both price and performance. The end result is a very capable and fast SSD that can keep up with the big guns in the market, yet remains priced attractively."

Samsung 845DC EVO Review (960GB) Great Read Performance Low Prices
     Tue, Jun 10 2014 | 10:54A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 845DC EVO comes in 3 capacities: 240, 480 and 960GB. We are primarily looking at the 960 version today. Regardless of the capacity, the 845DC specifies some blistering read performance. 87K IOPS is a huge number that puts Samsung at the top of almost every enterprise SSD list. Samsung did fix one of the wrongs of the SM843, which was the lack of power-loss protection. The 845DC should have a level of protection during power loss that SM843 lacked."

WD My Passport Pro 4TB Thunderbolt Portable Storage Review
     Tue, Jun 10 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at another bus-powered Thunderbolt solution. Enter the Passport Pro from WD. Follow on as Tyler gives us a rundown on this new portable device."

Super Talent RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe SSD Review SSD Modules Connect Via USB 3.0 Ingenious
     Mon, Jun 09 2014 | 4:26P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The current PCIe add-in-card storage market is separated into two general architectures. The first is ground-up, native PCIe designs, such as the Micron P320h. These devices eschew a typical SATA/SAS controller in favor of specialized flash controllers that have native PCIe interfaces. This is where the market is heading. In fact, later this year, you should start to see many more devices that are NVMe-based. But, we will save that discussion for a later time. The second type of PCIe add-in-card storage takes more of a brute force approach. These devices typically have off-the-shelf SATA/SAS controllers and connect via a PCIe bridge. Think of a HBA/RAID card connected to a SATA SSD, but on a single card. These designs have many advantages and disadvantages. While the cost and time-to-market can be low, they are inherently limited due to the architecture."

Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 09 2014 | 8:35A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Geared toward servers and data centers, the Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD utilizes an enterprise-level LSI-SandForce controller to achieve strong read/write and IOPS speeds. The SATA 6 Gb/s interface is rated to achieve up to 560 MB/s sequential reads and 530 MB/s sequential writes (240GB model other capacities vary). Random 4K read speeds are stated as 45,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of 80,000 IOPS (240GB model other capacities vary)."

Intel 730 Jackson Ridge Raid 0 Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Jun 08 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we first reviewed the Intel 730 SSD we had mixed feelings. While read speeds were certainly good, write performance was below par for a drive of this calibre. Intel were keen to push the benefits of setting these drives up into a striped volume (Raid 0), indeed their own comparison showed the Raid 0 volume compares favourably with a single 480GB drive."

SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Sun, Jun 08 2014 | 4:26P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
My very first USB Flash Drive was the 512MB variant of the"

Crucial MX100 SSD (512GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Jun 07 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computex 2014 takes place this week and one of the manufacturers launching a new product to coincide with the event is Crucial. A replacement to the M500 in their SSD range the MX100 uses the latest 16nm NAND Flash and has a slightly different price/performance ratio to their high end M550. Today we compare all of the above, along with some of the competition."

Crucial MX100 Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jun 06 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron Technology, the company behind the Crucial brand, has delivered many first?s to the computer industry. Primary among them are advancements in the solid state storage sector. Crucial delivered excellent price value when they launched the M225 SSD series back in 2009, then followed up with the fastest available SSD when they launched the SATA 6 Gb/s Crucial C300 back in 2010. Just last year they broke the price barrier for 1TB SSDs, then returned in early 2014 to combine all the best attributes of their M550 series. Now featuring Micron?s most affordable 16nm NAND flash components, the Crucial MX100 delivers high-end performance to value-driven mainstream users. Benchmark Reviews tests this solid state drive against the fastest SSDs available."

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Review
     Fri, Jun 06 2014 | 10:54A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as performance is concerned, OCZ delivers. Performance and brand reliability are major defining factors in many hardware related purchases, and performance is covered pretty well with this drive, while reliability is provided with a nice three-year warranty just to be safe. Over those three years, it is rated for 20GB/day reads and writes; a level most of us will not hit. As a 7mm form factor drive, the OCZ Vertex 460 can be used not only in desktop applications, but also in many of the slim form factor ultrabooks or notebooks. The form factor of the drive allows it to easily replace standard hard drives in portables for improved boot and application load times, as well as extending battery usefulness per charge."

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 1TB External HDD Review
     Fri, Jun 06 2014 | 8:35A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at the MiniStation Extreme from Buffalo, a durable external solution with a pleasant 1TB capacity. Read on as Tyler gives us all the details."

Crucial MX100 2.5 SSD Full Review - 16nm Flash Makes an Appearance
     Thu, Jun 05 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Given the MX100 was to be a budget SSD primarily meant to target the upgrade market, it was refreshing to see such strong performance from 16nm flash. Even better was the extremely competitive launch pricing. The 512GB capacity delivers excellent performance at less than $0.50/GB. Lower capacities also offer good read performance, but write speeds drop sharply as you notch down on the capacity. The 128GB model seems a bit out of place here, as its cost/GB is 150% of the other two capacities, its write speeds are limited to 150MB/sec, and it uses the previous 20nm flash. Those oddities aside, the Crucial MX100 offers competitive performance at an extremely competitive price point, especially for budget minded users in need of a larger capacity SSD."

News: Crucials MX100 solid-state drive reviewed
     Thu, Jun 05 2014 | 10:54A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial MX100 is the first solid-state drive to use Micron`s 16-nm MLC NAND. It`s also one of the most affordable SSDs around, with the 256GB version priced at $109.99 and the 512GB at $224.99. We take a closer look at how the two stack up against a range of competitors, and the results might surprise you."

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