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SSD and HDD Price Analysis: End of Shortage In Sight?
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This graph shows the average price of the top 50 spinning disk drives over the last year in red and the very specific Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB pricing on Amazon.com in blue. You can see that around October 16th the big price increase began and over the entire ecommerce span that Dynamite Data monitors, prices on the top 50 HDDs went up by 42%. And while not shown in the graph, other provided data shows that at its peak the low-cost leaders in the HDD market increased their prices by 150% as of early December."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 9:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Entering into the asynchronous SSD market, Patriot introduces the Pyro SSD line in 60, 120 and 240GB varieties. The Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD may be asynchronous, but it comes with some very impressive factory specs. Featuring a SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Pyro is able to max at 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write as well as perform 85,000 IOPS. SATA III interface insures that the Patriot Pyro will not have issues bottlenecking there, and SATA I/II backwards compatibility allows the Pyro to perform in just about any build. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Seagate Barracuda LP 5900RPM Green SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive ST31000520AS @ Review the Tech
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 9:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard drives have been around for along time and they?re taken for granted I think. You can get them in varying sizes and speeds and all of them have their uses. Today for review I have the Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB hard drive which is a green drive that runs at 5900RPM and uses lower power than faster drives of similar size. I?m curious by nature so I put this green drive up against a regular 7200RPM drive for comparison, so let?s get to it? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 4:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot wanted to release another SSD, something a little over the top and as such that meant releasing the Pyro SE SSD. While based on the SandForce 2281 controller Patriot did apply some tweaks to make the product even faster. To keep it up to snuff it comes with synchronous NAND flash memory. According to Patriot that will increase its sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, let's find out if that is the case. Check out the article right here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 4:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we hinted at in the introduction, Samsung has done a great job in putting together a SATA III SSD that competes strongly with any other SATA based drive on the market today. The specifications of 520MB/s reads and 400MB/s writes were exceeded in some of our tests and while it trails the fastest SandForce drives in the sequential writes on highly compressed data, it`s a usage scenario that rarely presents itself in the real world - especially on a consistent basis. So, it can`t be held too strongly against them. Conversely, on incompressible data, it does just as well where the SandForce drives tend to nosedive. The Samsung controller is similar to the Marvell and new Indilinx controllers with the use of a cache and consistent performance across data types..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 12:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD claims to deliver enterprise-class performance on a home PC. The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is equipped with the SandForce SF-2281 controller paired with 16 8GB Toshiba 32nm toggle mode NAND chips. Much like other next generation SandForce based SSDs, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB has DuraWrite technology, Windows 7 TRIM support and is 256-bit AES encryption capable. With a sequential read speed of 555MB/s and write speed of 520MB/s, as well as a max random write IOPS of 85,000, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is aimed squarely at enthusiasts who want raw speed and uncompromised performance."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Best Solid State Drives of 2011 @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Dec 15 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Out of all the products we reviewed in 2011 some of my favorite were Solid State Drives. So many companies have pushed the envelope when it comes to transfer speeds we were very impressed with almost all of the solid state drives we reviewed in 2011. There were a few drives that really stood out to us and that is what you will find on this list. Keep in mind that this list is comprised of drives that we have reviewed only. Read on to see what our favorite solid state drives of 2011 were!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

 
Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA 2.5/3.5in USB3 SATA HDD Docking Station with 2.5/3.5in IDE Adapter Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Dec 15 2011 | 1:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA solves the problem of limited desktop space and limited transfer rates. The Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA is an all-in-one, tool-free HDD docking bay that can handle SATA as well as 2.5 and 3.5 IDE drives. Using USB 3.0 connectivity, the Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA has plenty of bandwidth for SSDs or SATA HDD with SATA IDE drives at the same time. The built-in IDE dock inside the MB981U3-1SA is detachable for extra portability and can be tucked away inside when at your desk. The docking bay body itself on the MB981U3-1SA is an open-air design for efficient heat exhaustion and has anti-dust covers when there is no drive docked. For users looking for a versatile and all-in-one HDD docking solution on their desktop, the Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA is a perfect choice."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive ST9500420AS @ Review the Tech
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 9:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another day, another hard drive review but this one is a 2.5? notebook drive, specifically it?s the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb hard drive. I?ve put it up against a couple 3.5? drives as I was curious as to how a notebook drive stacks up against a desktop drive. let?s get into it? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

G-Technology G-DRIVE slim HDD Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you haven`t heard of G-Technology just yet, you are not alone. The company started out as its own entity, but was later scooped up by Hitachi Global Storage Technology (GST). Now G-Tech serves at Hitachi`s MAC storage department making products designed for use with MAC computers with an emphasis put on style as well as performance. Just very recently we looked at the G-DRIVE Mobile, a dual interface drive that uses USB 2.0 and FireWire 800. Today we`re looking at the G-DRIVE slim, a very thin portable drive that connects to your PC or MAC via USB 2.0. The slim uses a 7mm thin 5,400 RPM drive that allows the slim to be, well, very thin. Online we found two capacity sizes, 320GB and a larger 500GB model. Today we`re looking at the 500GB model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Technology RevoDrive Hybrid Review
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 11:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of years we`ve seen companies try and merge the two technologies together. These hybrid solutions have come in many shapes and sizes and for several different markets. One of the first to launch was from Adaptec with their MaxCache designed for enterprise environments. LSI soon followed suit and released CacheCade and after that we were greeted with products from SilverStone (the HDDBoost) and finally there was Intel`s attempt with Rapid Storage Technology. All of these products were a little different, but they all relied on the same principle - take a mechanical drive (or RAID of drives on the enterprise products) and pair them with an off the shelf SSD. The problem with doing a cache system this way is there is a lot of performance that the SSD needs to make up. Since the HDD is already much slower than the SSD, you have a very large margin between the two."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ICY BOX MP3011 Plus
     Tue, Dec 13 2011 | 2:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RaidSonic ICY BOX MP3011Plus Media-Player arrived Technic3D. Good or even excellent, that was the appraisal of its Realtek processor. What is different, what is better with the new IB-MP3011Plus? We will check the new Features on the Plus Player."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Icy Dock MB662USEB-2S-1 3.5 SATA Dual Bay Raid HDD Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Dec 13 2011 | 2:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB662USEB-2S-1 is just one of their hard drive enclosures that not only can house two hard drives, but it can set your drives up in a RAID for some added peace of mind. The MB662USEB-2S-1 isn?t much larger than a 3 ½? hard drive, so it can be considered portable as well. Icy Dock`s MB662USEB-2S-1 features 1394b fire wire, e-SATA and USB 2.0 connectivity, and it supports up to 3TB HDD for a total of 6 Terabytes of storage on the go. The MB662USEB-2S-1 is constructed of solid aluminum for added portability, strength, and protection."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Crucial C300 vs. m4 (4 x in RAID 0) - Time for an Upgrade
     Tue, Dec 13 2011 | 11:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just over 12 months ago we checked out the Crucial C300 256GB SSDs in RAID 0 and found ourselves very impressed with the performance that Crucial was offering with the new SATA drives. The C300 drives from Crucial were one of the first SATA III drives to come out and in RAID 0 we saw some awesome performance out of the 1TB setup via the four 256GB drives. Today we jump forward and find ourselves looking at the brand new m4 drives from Crucial to see what`s going on with performance. We`ll also be taking the same approach as we did last year with the four drives on hand which will again be running in RAID 0. Outside of the new m4 drives, though, we`ve got ourselves a brand new Areca RAID card to make sure we`re able to get the most amount of performance out of our drives. We`ll take a closer look at that in just a moment, along with a closer look at the drives themselves."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: SSD Components and Make Up - An SSD Primer @ The SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 2:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our first article entitled `Benefits of The Solid State Drive` we briefly provided comparison between a SSD and a hard drive and described the benefits of such an upgrade. We are going to follow with a description of SSD components along with an understanding of the purpose of each. This article will not only provide a solid foundation in your understanding of SSDs, but also, will also help in your final decision and choice of the right SSD for the job. If it helps in your purchase decision, it has to be good right?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

[Tech ARP] Western Digital Caviar Green (WD30EZRX) 3 TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 1.1
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 10:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital divides their internal hard drives into three distinct families - the WD Caviar Blue for their basic hard drives, the WD Caviar Green for their quieter, cooler hard drives and the WD Caviar Black for their performance-grade hard drives. According to Western Digital, Caviar Green hard disk drives offer an average power saving of 4-5 watts over their competitors, a feat that they claim is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 13.8 kg per year. Of course, that?s a mere drop in the ocean but if you can help save the environment while you work or play on your computer, why not? Today, we will look at the improved Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB hard disk drive - the new Western Digital WD30EZRX with Advanced Format Technology and 6 Gbps interface. Let?s find out how well this drive performs! Here are the changes in this update : - Updated the Packaging section with clarification from Western Digital about the HighPoint Rocket 620 controller. - Removed the HighPoint Rocket 620 Controller section. - Updated the Conclusion."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

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