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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:10P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* With the release of its Red hard drives, WD hasn`t only managed to scratch another color off its list, but it also gives NAS users a drive designed just for them. Beyond its NAS-specific features, Red proves to be one of the fastest drives on the market, and with its 3-year warranty, it`s without a doubt a very compelling option for NAS users."

Crucial v4 256GB vs. OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD Shootout
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By mid 2012, SSD prices fell through the floor, costing approximately half as much as last year. Granted, that's still nowhere near as economical as standard hard drives, so companies have continued to offer affordable solutions in addition to their high-end series to drive sale volumes. Such is the case with OCZ and the Agility 4, a budget-minded counterpart to the Vertex 4 that employs cheaper NAND flash memory. In similar fashion we recently saw the arrival of the Crucial v4 series. With both the Agility 4 and Crucial's v4 priced at just under $200 for 256GB models, it seems we have the makings of a value-driven shootout...

StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA Enclosure with Encryption
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's need for protecting data has been encouraging many manufacturers to develop and deliver products that can keep your data with you and protected. As we see more data services experience security breaches, like the recent Dropbox breach, it seems that the best way to keep your data safe is to keep it on you at all times. The drawback to this is that if someone steals your portable storage device or you leave it on the subway, someone now has access to all of this data! StarTech thinks they have the answer by delivering the S2510BU3PW - a 2.5 in. Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure.

Western Digital Red Drive 2TB Hard Drive @ TechwareLabs
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:10P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Large corporations are happy to front the bill for enterprise equipment if it means they can have that much less downtime. When it comes to SOHO, the bill can be a bit more difficult to front. SOHO still need as much up time as possible, but don`t always have the budget. Western Digital tries to address this market with their new line of Red Drives."

VisionTek Racer Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 11:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Few companies are as established as VisionTek, but can a great company name built on good support, quality and product availability make up for an SSD with an inflated cost?"

Samsung 830 Series SSD 512 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 830 Series SSD is based on Samsung`s own controller design, which uses a triple core ARM processor, promising better stability. In our performance testing we see outstanding results, which makes the drive the fastest one we ever tested, together with the Corsair Performance Pro."

Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 is an economical external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" SATA II drives that permits extra storage space to be easily added to any desktop computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA cable. The Vantec NexStar features a small 80mm fan to help keep the HDD from overheating over prolonged hours of use - a problem with always on external drives which forget to spin down the disk during idle periods."

Vantec NexStar MX Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vantec NexStar MX provides a simple way to add massive amounts of storage. The NexStar MX is an enclosure that can contain two 3.5 SATA drives. On top of that, the MX can run the drives in a variety of modes. Management settings support individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1 modes. Construction consists of a brushed aluminum case. Vantec included a 40mm fan for cooling. There are both USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. The NexStar MX supports up to 6TB capacity."

Mushkin Catalyst Cache 50GB SSD
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now were all familiar with the principle of caching SSDs: an SSD coupled to a hard drive, yielding the speed of the SSD and the capacity of the hard drive. Today, however, were seeing a cache SSD from a smaller player in the SSD scene: Mushkin. Lets take a look at the Mushkin Catalyst Cache SSD."

Transcend SSD720 128GB SSD – modern SandForce
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Transcend's decision to disable RAISE on the SSD720 was a good one in our opinion. The minute chance that a single chip will malfunction does not outweigh the advantage of having the extra 8 GB available. We assume of course that you frequently make back-ups of your data. The choice of Sandisk memory chips seems to have little impact on the performance. In some benchmarks the SSD720 performs very well, such as in PCMark Vantage, while in others a bit below average. Performance-wise this is a bit of a dime-a-dozen SandForce SSD. The price is a little on the high side, as most SandForce-based SSDs are more affordable. Especially since Transcend has made the 8 GB available, the price per gigabyte should be lower instead of higher than average. It makes the Transcend SSD720 128GB a good SSD, but one for which there are more affordable alternatives

Corsair Force GS 240 GB review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force GS 240 GB is an excellent SSD. Now that the problems with SandForce belong to the past with the arrival of firmware version 5, there is no reason not to buy this solid state drive. In terms of performance the Force GS is one of the fastest SSDs currently around. The Force GS gets the Hardware.Info Silver Award, simply because it's a great SSD. Since prices keep changing in the world of SSDs, take advantage of the price comparison tool on our site to make sure you get the best deal.

Adata XPG SX910 256GB SSD review: SandForce SSD with 256GB
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In terms of performance the Adata XPG SX910 256GB is mostly a dime-a-dozen SandForce-based SSD. We applaud Adata's decision to disable RAISE and thereby making the full 256 GB available instead of the usual 240 GB. You also get a complete package with the SX910, including a long warranty, 3.5-inch installation bracket and Acronis data migration software.

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA XPG SX900 is another in a sea of SF-2281 drives that gives solid performance at an affordable price point. Owners and potential buyers of this and similar drives running firmware 5.0.2a should be watchful for the updated firmware that will correct the TRIM issue..."

Silicon Power Marvel M60 32GB USB3 flash drive
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 4:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Silicon Power marvel M60 was a big surprise, not only it was able to give some outstanding results in our tests, but it was also able to give an outstanding performance in real life tasks."

OCZ Agility 4 SSD with an capacity of 256 GB.
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 4:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Throughout this review, the OCZ Agility 4 has gone head to head with the best and fastest SATA SSDs currently available. The Agility 4 isn’t quite the fastest SSD in this article, however, it is most certainly a fast SSD, and with very aggressive pricing, it is most certainly one of the cheapest SSDs I have tested. "

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB with Firmware 1.5 @ ocaholic
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since OCZ launched their latest Vertex 4 SSDs several weeks have passed. Meanwhile they`ve released new firmware and according to them version 1.5 should be measurably faster. We`re really curious if there really is a significant improvement."

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