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Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The most talked about SSD in 2012 finally makes an appearance. At this time there are two high-end drives fighting it out for the enthusiast performance crown, OCZ`s Vector and the drive were looking at today, Samsung`s 840 Pro."

Kingston DT Elite USB 3.0 64GB Thumb Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some months ago Kingston added several new products to the highly respected Date Traveller line of thumb drives one of which being the DT Elite 3.0 64gig. In a market that is awash with Thumb drives in a huge variety of storage sizes and styles at prices so suit almost any pocket what if anything can Kingston offer us in the DT Elite 3.0 to set it aside from the thousands of competitors…"

Intel SSD DC S3700 Review – 800GB and 200GB Enterprise SSD
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Excerpt: The Intel SSD DC S3700 introduces a new Intel SSD controller for the first time in years. With a heavy emphasis on consistent performance, these drives bode well for the future of Intel SSD products. It may also refresh your opinion on some current SSDs that don't perform as consistently as others once they enter a steady state.

Samsung 840 Pro 128GB RAID SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A very short time ago we reviewed Samsung’s newest flagship the 840 Pro. The capacity we chose was 128GB because it had yet to be widely reviewed. Well, we’re back at it again and this time we’re serving up the 128GB 840 Pro in RAID 0 as only RWL can. A single 128GB 840 Pro proved to be the fastest MLC based SATA III drive we’ve ever reviewed in any capacity. The caveats being we still haven’t reviewed the 256GB 840 Pro or the Vector 128GB. The only thing better than one of these performance monsters, is of course 2 of them in RAID 0.

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA’s SX900 series is touted by ADATA as “The Most Powerful SSD on Earth”. To be fair this drive was introduced a while back so this claim may not hold all its water today. ADATA is the first SSD manufacturer to offer LSI SandForce based drives with RAISE free programming. RAISE Free programming allows for more capacity of the drive to be utilized at the expense of some data redundancy. RAISE was designed to allow lesser quality NAND to be utilized without compromising data integrity.

Micron P320h PCIe Enterprise SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 3:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its superb performance and unbelievable endurance, Micron continues its assault on the enterprise SSD space with the Micron P320h. This SLC-driven beast features 50PB of endurance and the highest speeds available on a single PCIe slot today."

KingFast F3 Series 2.5 SATAIII SSD 240GB KF2509MCF Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 2:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new F3 Series of SSDs from KingFast incorporate the well-known SandForce SF-2281VB1 controller and are well tuned for achieving high read/write performances. For added value, th"

Seagate Backup Plus 500GB USB3
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 2:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate Backup Plus is good looking portable HDD, and has reasonable performance. During the testing period of about one month, the Seagate Backup Plus has proved to be a reliable device, and has caused me no problems whatsoever.

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Upgrade Kit Review
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 12:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During this year`s CES several manufacturers found the opportunity not only to promote already existing SSD models but also to introduce brand new ones most of which followed the standard SATA III connection while surprisingly only a few were PCIex based. The only reason i say that this surprised me is because personally i feel that the only serious performance jump Ive seen between SSD models ever since the 2nd generation of controllers made its appearance roughly 2 years ago was when i started using PCIex based SSDs (just check the RevoDrive3 in our charts and keep in mind that this is an entry level PCIex based SSD). PCIex based SSDs however are still quite expensive and so in a way i can understand that manufacturers want to target the masses and not just enthusiasts and professionals. So with this in mind we decided to continue our SSD review spree by taking a thorough look on the latest mainstream (budget as some call it) SSD model introduced by Kingston a few weeks back, the SSDNow V300."

Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate 750GB Momentus XT is a fairly typical 7200RPM hard drive that has been optimized with 8GB of flash memory cache. After Seagate`s Adaptive Memory technology learns what data to move into the cache, those tasks execute much faster than on a typical hard drive. While still not as fast as a SSD, the drive was noticeably faster than a standard hard drive."

SSD NEWS: SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Review (256GB)
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 7:35P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our evaluation of the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD surpasses that of a typical analysis, in that, it provides the reader with the ability to understand what is possible if you are the `Owner of The Fab`. In this SSD build, SanDisk has not only moved to the new Marvell 9175 controller but also, they introduce nCache, a totally new performance and endurance enhancement that is possible only with the control of flash memory that a manufacturer of that memory would have. Our SSD analysis today will provide you with, not only the information you need to decide if the SanDisk Ultra Plus is the SSD for you but also, a very easy understanding of nCache through the straightforward explanation of the most basic SSD principles, many of which most still don`t understand. GraB a coffee because class is in session!"

News: SSD prices down 38% in 2012 but up in Q4
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 4:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD prices fell by 38% in 2012. However, they actually went up in the fourth quarter, spurred largely by an end to OCZ`s deep discounts. We`ve crunched the numbers for more than 40 drives to get a better sense of what`s going on."

REVIEW: OCZ Vector 256GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 4:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has an impressive history of innovation in the SSD market, leading the way in many respects, and whether it`s fair or not, they`re the target and we hold OCZ to the highest standard. And so OCZ is responding to the consumer/enthusiast`s growing demand for a fast and reliable drive that performs as well with incompressible data as it does with compressible data. OCZ is also responding to the demand for a drive that retains its performance in a peak condition over time as well as greatly extending the life span of the NAND with their new Proprietary Indilinx Ndurance 2.0 Technology. The OCZ Vector is the result, promising enthusiast-classed performance to battle the SandForce drives. But how does the performance of the Vector measure up? Is it worth the investment? Let`s dive in and find out."

PNY XLR8 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PNY XLR8 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we have the latest SSD from PNY attached to our test system, the XLR8 Pro, putting it up against the best that Samsung and OCZ (amongst others) have to offer."

OCZ Vector 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 11:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector SSD is based on a brand-new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller which is a 100% in-house development by OCZ. We see outstanding steady state performance and excellent real-life results from this new drive that will strengthen OCZ`s position in the SSD market."

Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Plextor`s SSD range is the subject of our review today and we are going to look at the M5 Pro, one of the first drives around to use Marvell`s newest controller. How does it stack up against the likes of OCZ`s Vector and the Samsung 840 Pro? Let`s find out..."

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