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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

 
[Tech ARP] Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5 TB Portable (USB 3.0) Hard Disk Drive Review
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex family, you can opt for the Seagate GoFlex Desk 3.5 external drive if you want the large storage capacity possible and do not mind a larger form factor. If you prefer a portable drive, then you can go with either the Seagate GoFlex or Seagate GoFlex Pro 2.5 external drives. The difference between the two is that the Pro version has a dock and comes with premium backup and encryption software. Today, we will be looking at the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5 TB portable USB 3.0 hard disk drive. It boasts the following features : - Comes with a super-fast USB 3.0 interface! - Upgradable to FireWire or eSATA interfaces. - Upgradable with a continuous, automatic backup kit. - Able to share files by pairing it with the Seagate GoFlex Net media sharing device. - Docks directly into the Seagate GoFlex TV HD media player. - Option to purchase only the drive (without the cable Now, let`s take a look and see how this portable hard disk drive fares against the competition!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Strontium Gamma 115GB & Matrix 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 7:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just about every memory manufacturer has jumped on the solid state drive bandwagon - and Singapore-based Strontium is no exception. We take a look at two SSDs from Strontium`s Matrix and Gamma product lines."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 120GB & 240GB Review
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 1:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The switch to synchronous MLC flash memory has driven the performance up to the point where it is giving the Patriot Wildfire that uses Toshiba 32nm Toggle mode flash a run for its money. Performance wise the Pyro SE (Special Edition) drives are meant to bridge the gap between the performance of the original Pyro and the upper end Wildfire. Fortunately the SE drives deliver Wildfire + performance in many of the tests. The specifications for these drives include 550MB/s Read, 520MB/s write and 4K aligned random write performance of 85,000 IOPs. Both the 120GB and 240GB Pyro SE drives reached or exceeded the specifications during testing. This really is the expectation for drives in this class."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Win a 60GB Patriot Memory Pyro SSD @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for grabs in week fourteen of Bigbruin.com`s Pro Football Pick `Em we have a 60GB Patriot Memory Pyro SSD!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 Series SSD Pictured - Possible Not SandForce Driven
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:42P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Could we be wrong? It has been a long standing belief by The SSD Review that the new Intel 520 Series SSD is `SandForce Driven` however new evidence has come to light that brings forth another worthy candidate. Anobit Technologies have recently received a great deal of funding from Intel Capital and, as it just so happens, markets their own controller with remarkably similar specs. Check out the pik of the INtel 520 as well!!!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile HDD Review
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 9:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hitachi is making a big push with their G-Technology brand of portable storage drives. Just a few weeks ago I was at a San Jose Sharks hockey game and during one of the breaks a commercial aired on the display above the rink. The G-DRIVE Mobile was the focus of the commercial. I thought it was kind of cool to see a storage product featured so prominently to mainstream users. In a sense you can think of G-Technology as Hitachi`s MAC wing. Most of their products feature FireWire 800 interfaces, are designed to look MAC sheik and many are capable of handling the stress of heavy A/V editing. The G-DRIVE Mobile falls into the first two categories. With its piano black cover and silver aluminium casing for protection, the Mobile will look right at home next to your MAC or new Ultrabook."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston HyperX 120GB Upgrade Kit SSD Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Nov 29 2011 | 6:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you can`t beat them, join them. Some call that team stacking, others call it cowardly, but let me ask you a question: When has being the last one standing ever brought anyone victory? Indeed, in the business world, we just call this -- for a lack of better terms -- getting with the times. After all, being in business is just about making money, and it is important to make a product that sells well. In the past, Kingston has been stubbornly reluctant to slap on a SandForce controller in their SSDs, and by doing so, their drives never really made a significant impact in the enthusiast market. Well, this is all about to change. With the company`s latest Kingston HyperX solid state drive now equipped with the renowned SF-2281 SATA 6Gb/s controller, Intel NAND flash chips, and an extremely sleek exterior design, does it live up to the HyperX brand`s long legacy of cutting edge performance? To find out, we took in the moderately priced 120GB version in the upgrade kit form (Which includes an Acronis cloning program and an external USB enclosure for a price premium of $5-10 at press time), and slapped it through our usual battery of benchmarks. Let`s waste no time."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D10 750GB USB 3.0 Portable HDD - BCCHardware
     Tue, Nov 29 2011 | 4:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now this wouldn`t be BCCHardware if we didn`t open up this device and see what`s inside. As you can see in the next set of pictures the Diamond D10 contains a 750GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue hard drive. This is obviously a standard 2.5 hard drive. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

News: Seagate s Momentus XT 750GB hybrid hard drive
     Tue, Nov 29 2011 | 4:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has upgraded its Momentus XT hybrid drive with more storage capacity and a bigger, faster flash cache. We dig deeper to see how the new XT performs versus its mechanical and solid-state peers."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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