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Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 9:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we are looking at the latest SSD range from Corsair, the Performance Pro. Using a Marvell controller rather than Sandforce the Performance Pro offers a different approach to the majority of drives on the market. We`ll find out how it compares with models based on the latest Indilinx, Samsung and Sandforce products in this review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Silverstone DS321 Dual Drive USB3.0 Enclosure
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve always seen Silverstone as having a somewhat humble drive enclosure line compared to the size of their other product lineups, for example, their computer cases. However, in the last year their storage line has seen tremendous growth. Silverstone has released some USB 3.0 enclosures, a great NAS enclosure, and even a few 3.5 enclosures too. One of those 3.5 enclosures happens to be the dual-drive USB 3.0 equipped DS321, which I have here today."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB Review
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition, which pairs the SandForce SF-2281 controller with 32 channels of Toggle Flash goodness and the latest 2.15 firmware revision. Also included are a pair of other SandForce midrange drives, and our favourite midrange SSD, the Crucial M4. How does it compare? Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

News: A quick look at OCZs 2.15 SSD firmware
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 3:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SandForce SSDs have been dogged by reports of BSODs and other issues but new firmware promises relief. We take a quick look at OCZ`s recent 2.15 firmware update to see how it affects SSD performance and the BSOD bug."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Kingston HyperX 120GB Upgrade Kit SSD Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Nov 28 2011 | 11:21A | 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

Silverstone SATA Cable Accessories
     Sun, Nov 27 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all love accessories - they`re those nifty little things you can buy at the computer store with prices that are low enough that you don`t feel guilty when you buy something every time you`re there. Silverstone has always had a great accessory line, and despite the high quality we`re used to from Silverstone products, their high quality accessories usually don`t have high end price tags. I have a few new SATA cable accessories here today from Silverstone, most of which only cost marginally more than store brand products despite being of much higher quality."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (ST3000DM001) @ Bjorn3D.com
     Sat, Nov 26 2011 | 7:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate relaunched the world first high-density platter drive: the Barracuda XT. The new drive can fit a whopping 1TB per platter, but does the higher density really make a difference?"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

 
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Nov 25 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ing from an already notable lineage, the Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD adds synchronous NAND to its award winning design to raise the bar on performance, increases write speeds across the board on compressed and non-compressed files. The Patriot Pyro SE 120GB features the SF-2281 second generation SandForce controller and MLC NAND Flash for stellar performance, with read/write speeds clocking in at a blistering 550/520 MB/s respectively. Patriot`s DuraClass and DuraWrite Technologies extend the performance life of the Pyro SE. Full TRIM support and Intelligent Recycling handle garbage collection to keep speeds at maximum even after prolonged use. The Pyro SE has best-in class ECC Protection for long, reliable drive life and maximum data retention. The Pyro SE 120GB SSD is backed by Patriot`s 3-year warranty. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

OCZ Synapse Cache SSD 64GB Review
     Fri, Nov 25 2011 | 12:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want blazing fast SSD class performance coupled with plenty of storage but you can`t afford to get one of the large capacity SSDs currently in the market then worry not since OCZ has just the right product for you called the Synapse Cache SSD."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Full Review - Indilinx Has Returned With Everest
     Thu, Nov 24 2011 | 3:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Indilinx Everest had a very good showing in OCZ`s Octane SSD. Sequential read and write performance was right at the top of the charts, and the new unit turned in some of the lowest latency and highest IOPS figures we`d seen from a SATA SSD to date, sticking it to Intel and SandForce in nearly all areas. Combine that high performance with some very low cost/GB figures and choosing the Octane almost becomes a no-brainer."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SATA II SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 11:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well known and respected memory manufacturer Patriot has released a new generation to their SSD lineup with the Torqx 2 128GB SSD front and center. The Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SSD follows the traditional 2.5 form factor, but bucks tradition in many other ways going straight for the cutting edge while keeping pricing in the mainstream. 128GB is often considered the price/size sweet spot for SSD drives, allowing ample room for OS and applications which will take advantage of the speed of the drive."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Icy Dock MB882HX-1SB SATA II SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock MB882HX-1SB 2.5? SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter can bring new life to your previous generation SSDs. The MB882HX-1SB 2.5? SATA SSD Xpander Hybrid Adapter can double the sequential transfer rate of the HDD in the hybrid partition when paired with a moderate or 2nd generation 2.5? SSD. Once installed, the MB882HX-1SB Xpander Hybrid automatically creates two partitions: an SSD Hybrid partition equal to twice the size of the SSD inside the adapter and a useable storage partition equal to the size of the HDD minus the SSD Hybrid partition. The MB882HX-1SB Xpander Hybrid works with any 2.5? SSD drive but for optimal performance, a 2nd generation or older SATA II SSD with a transfer rate of around 250MB/s paired with a 7200rpm HDD should be used."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

OCZ Vertex 3 2.5 SSD
     Wed, Nov 23 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meet the Vertex 3. The Vertex 3 is OCZ`s latest release in the Vertex lineup. The Vertex 3 almost doubles the performance of the Vertex 2 in every way; read performance, write performance and maximum IOPS. I have a Vertex 3 on the test bench today and can`t wait to put it head-to-head with the Vertex 2 and see how well those numbers stack up in terms of real-world performance (after all, that`s what we really want from a drive, right?)."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Corsair Force 3 60GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 7:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair Force 3 60GB drive is a 3rd generation SSD that offers high performance for a relatively low price. The Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD is equipped with a 2nd generation Sandforce SF-2281 controller paired with Asynchronous NAND technology, allowing it to reach 550 MB/s sequential read and 490 MB/s sequential write speeds. The Corsair Force 3 series of SSDs also come in 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations depending on the user`s budget and needs. These Force 3 SSDs are designed for performance and reliability, operating on SATA 3 6Gb/s transfer rates and is Windows 7 TRIM capable. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Icy Dock 2.5 to 3.5 Drive Converter (MB982SP-1S)
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All my hot swap bays in my server only hold 3.5 drives, same with the hot swap bay in my desktop PC. Unless your PC case is fairly recent, it also probably lacks a dedicated SSD installation location. These same struggles also apply to those who want to use a regular 2.5 hard drive in place of a 3.5 drive for less heat and power consumption. The Icy Dock MB982SP-1S is a fully enclosed, military grade 2.5 to 3.5 drive converter."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 22 2011 | 3:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s 320 Series SSD has been on the market for a while now. Recently the drives were plagued by a series of failures which caused the drive to report as 8 MB. A recent Intel firmware update adresses this issue. The installed the new firmware and gave the drive a spin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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