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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
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Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 4TB External Drive Review
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ok, I was having an urgent issue with my faithful Windows Home Media Server becoming cranky. I needed something to back up to quick. Being that I take a LOT of pictures, I needed something large. Luckily my local electronics shop had a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus for about $170 on hand. 4 TB, 2 year warranty, USB 3.0 and about $40 more than a comparable 3 TB-- what's not to like? So I grabbed it, brought it home, ripped open the box and proceeded to save my digital @**. I liked it enough that I thought it deserved digging into a bit deeper. "

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"SanDisk's Ultra Plus 256GB SSD is powered by a little 4-channel controller, but is still capable of delivering awesome performance thanks to nCache."

ADATA HV620 2TB External Hard Drive Review @HiTech Legion
     Sat, Nov 23 2013 | 4:53A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA has a solution for that by putting a lip around the drive so the finish does not make contact with the surface it is sitting on. The status indicator for the drive is a bright blue LED that clearly indicates when the drive is powered and transferring data./"

OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review Rattling The 120GB Competition
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to solid-state drives, OCZ needs no introduction. The manufacturer has been around long before SSDs first entered the consumer market, and helped push them towards the performance and affordability standards of today. Out of the original bunch of companies, OCZ is one of the very few remaining that still holds a sizeable share in the SSD market."

Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 8GB PV38G240C0K
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we will be taking a look at the Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2x 4GB) Black Mamba 2400 MHz memory kit. The Viper 3 series of RAM offers speeds from 1600-2400 MHz and is compatible with Intel 6, 7, and 8 series motherboards as well as AMD 9 and FM1/FM2 series motherboards.”

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ?s persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made a year or so prior, finally reaping the rewards with a finished product they could be proud of. The drive was a hit with the reviewer and consumer communities alike and the Vector effectively stole the OCZ performance crown from the once prominent Vertex line. To that end, they`ve unveiled the latest incarnation of the Vector drive named the Vector 150 which I`m sure they hope brings good fortune. Similar to the original Vector drive, it carries the same Barefoot 3 M00 controller but shrinks the MLC NAND die size down from 25nm to 19nm, following the industry trend. A reduction in NAND architecture generally yields less endurance but in comparison to the original Vector drive, the Vector 150 ups the anticipated endurance from a rating of a five year 20GB/day to 50GB/day which is quite an improvement. Read on to see how it performs..."

Western Digital My Cloud EX4 Tech Report.
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:24P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we were invited to the official launch of the Western Digital My Cloud EX4 NAS at Aloft @ KL Sentral. The WD My Cloud EX4 is a 4-bay NAS that is targeted at the prosumer market. Hence, it has a stylish design that features an blue LED display in the front, and simpler setup and configuration. The WD My Cloud EX4's most interesting feature is arguably its "Easy-Slide-Drive" technology, which allows for the easy installation or replacement of hard disk drives, even by noobs. The process is completely tool-less. It doesn't even require the use of drive trays. All you need to do is...

     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:22P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have already published some SSD and HDD reviews on OCinside.de and for quite some time we are also testing the combination of solid state drive and hard disk drive in one drive - the so-called SSHD. The advantages of the SSHD are obvious: The price is several times below a SSD with identical capacity. Now we like to answer the question if the SSHD can keep at least partially with a SSD, or if it is more on the level of a conventional hard disk. Seagate send us their latest Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA3 desktop SSHD consisting of a 2 TB hard drive with 8 GB MLC memory, which we will test in this review.

OCZ Vertex 450 128GB SSDs
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:21P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vertex 450 series on paper looks to offer up some extreme performance with sequential reads of 525MB/s, sequential writes of 290MB/s, and random read/write speeds of 75.000/70,000 IOPS. The real question is can the 128GB Vertex 450 series SSD deliver on what it promises?

Thecus N2560 Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 2:25P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The N2560 is a dual-bay NAS which features an Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and promises to deliver a wealth of features for the home network."

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 11:21A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While not the newest drive on the block, Mushkin`s Chronos Deluxe 240GB offers legendary LSI SandForce performance, at a price that is hard to beat."

OCZ Vector 150 240 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:14A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vector series solid state disks OCZ has some very solid and well performing drives in their line-up. Today the US maker of SSDs launches the successor, which goes by the name Vector 150. Ahead of the actualy launch we received a Vector 150 with 240 Gigabyte for testing and we`re quite curious what it is that the Americans were actually able to improve, on the already good, Vector drive."

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 4:50P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA recently announced availability of their new DashDrive Elite SE720 External SSD and sent one along to us for analysis. Without stealing the thunder of this entire report, the SE720 is ultrathin, extremely well-built, has LSI SandForce speeds and we were floored at the Amazon pricing we found that brought this external SSD below that of many similar bare 128GB SSDs. Lets take a bit of a closer look and see just how well this external SSD is put together."

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* OCZ`s Vector 150 aims to capitalize upon the successes of its predecessor by creating a new niche that effectively combines the best of enthusiast-level performance with workstation longevity. *"

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i 6Gb/s 8-Port SATA+SAS ROC RAID Controller
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Description: When i first started using and testing SAS equipment several years ago the SAS standard wasn't really popular amongst non-professionals and so almost all of the available solutions back then were considered enterprise grade because of their somewhat high cost, wealth of features and performance levels. Fast forward a few years in the future and right now there are even consumer oriented mainboards that feature entry-level onboard SAS controllers in an effort to cover consumers who are not after the extra features and performance offered by mid and high-end add-on cards. Now as some of you know last year we paired the latest LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller and its main counterpart manufactured by ARECA the ARC-1882i 8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter with a total of 8 Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III SSDs to see just which solutions offered the best bang for your buck and in the end both produced impressive results. Well today we are placing both cards against one of the latest mid-end SAS/SATA RAID controllers to hit the market by LSI, the MegaRAID 9271-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller to see if LSI has brought anything new to the table.

Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B Drive Cage Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:16P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris looks at the FatCage MB155SP-5 from Icy Dock, a 5 HDD in 3 bay cage with 92mm cooling. Let's take a close look at it and see how it goes."

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