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Whoops, Intel SNB Is Borked At The Last Minute In Linux
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This morning after writing Intel Sandy Bridge On Ubuntu 11.04 Is Still Troubling, I proceeded to build the latest Mesa / Linux kernel / libdrm / DDX Git stack to see where the latest Intel SNB code is at and how it's running for the popular Core i5 2500K processor. Before leaving three weeks ago, everything was running great, but to much surprise, this morning it was a broken mess. Intel just regressed hard in their Sandy Bridge support for the about-to-be-released Linux 2.6.39 kernel. Whoops!"
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Silicon Power Velox V30 60 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 2:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Velox V30 60 GB SSD is built around Sandforce`s successful SF-2281 flash controller which promises outstanding performance and full support for the SATA 6 Gbps interface. After a closer look we noticed that the drive uses only half the flash channels available, will this turn out to be a dealbreaker?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

SilverStone RVS02 SATA Enclosure
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 2:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the market for a 2.5-inch external hard drive enclosure that supports Serial ATA 3.0 and works well with Linux while being a well-designed and effective product, being looked at today on Phoronix is the SilverStone Raven RVS02 disk enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Patriot Torqx 2 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Back in May we previewed the Patriot Torqx 2 120GB solid state drive and found that it offered average mainstream performance that was better than the large OEM system builder solutions. In short, that was code for saying the 120GB model sucked for enthusiasts, but then again, this isn't an enthusiast SSD. The Torqx 2 did offer low access times that were a lot less than platter drives, so Twitface and web surfers still get the SSD feel, but only see small performance increases when transferring data. After Patriot released the Torqx 2, they followed it up with the 2011 flagship WildFire that uses a SandForce SF-2281 controller and synchronous flash, and then the Pyro that uses the same SandForce SF-2281 controller, but paired it with asynchronous flash. The price difference between the Pyro and the Torqx 2 at the time of writing is very small, so that leads us to wonder what Patriot is planning to do with the Torqx 2 and the long established Torqx Series of products all together."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ Octane 512GB Indilinx SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s interesting to see how OCZ is marketing these Octane new Solid State Drives. They are `Indilinx infused` vesrus `SandForce driven`. Indilinx drives have nDurance technology while SandForce has DuraClass technology. I can`t help but be reminded of the movie Coming To America where Cleo McDowell comments on his feud with McDonald`s: Look... me and the McDonald`s people got this little misunderstanding. See, they`re McDonald`s... I`m McDowell`s. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Samsung 830 SATA III 6Gbps 128GB SSD Review - XSReviews
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung might be in the middle of a big smartphone patent war with Apple, but that hasn`t stopped it unveiling a new SSD built on the SATA III standard. Today I`m looking at the 830 128GB, putting it up against some of the last few solid state drives we`ve reviewed here. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Patriot Javelin S4 Media Storage Server Review
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Patriot Javelin S4 Media Server lives up to its name of being much more than a simple NAS but a real multimedia server. The combination of up to 12TB of network based storage and the ultra simple plug and play convenience of the quick configuration wizard makes this SOHO solution perfect for someone new to the NAS market. This unit put my fears to rest of a noisy box under my desk because even with all four WD drives being hit hard with random access I was not able to hear a sound from the HDD's or the cooling fan..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 4:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vertex Series is now in its 3rd generation and has world-wide renown, having won multiple awards. OCZ recently unveiled an alternative version of their Vertex 3 Series SSD called the Max IOPS Edition. OCZ claim that this drive can achieve up to 85,000 IOPS so let`s waste no further time and begin our analysis!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Western Digital WD Elements SE 1 TB USB 2.0 HDD
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Western Digital, a company that has producing hard drives since the late 1980s, certainly has a well-established reputation for the quality and reliability of their hard drives. And, before they manufactured hard drives, Western Digital's specialty was disk controllers, going back as far as the 1970s. With such a powerful amassing of engineering technology and expertise at their disposal, a completely in-house, ultra-portable, high-capacity external hard drive is not an unexpected product. Today, we are going to be taking a look at the product that should exactly meet those three descriptors - the WDBABV0010BBK. Hopefully, the drive's performance is able to match, or exceed, the slick cosmetic appeal of the Elements SE."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWSTASH

Western Digital TV Live Hub Review
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
: “For most people their TV is the center of entertainment in the living room. You watch cable television on it, you play your video game consoles on it and you watch DVD and Blu-ray movies on it. We all know there are devices for that, but what about all of the media you have on your PC? All the videos you have taken, shows you have downloaded and even the photos you have. No one wants to sit around a small computer screen and watch these. This is where the Western Digital TV Live Hub comes in. It is a HD media player that supports pretty much any file type and has a 1TB hard drive for all of your media. Let’s take a look an see what Western Digital has brought to the table in the HD media player market!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Critical Design Flaw Found in WD Caviar Green HDDs
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Daniel Mauerhofer, Head of EMEA PR in Western Digital has sent us a comment regarding the Critical Design Flaw Found in WD Caviar Green HDDs article. "What you have described as a critical design flaw in a recent article is rather a misuse of a drive, which was not designed for the referenced system type. In summary, this issue is far from critical, does not impair normal functionality or place data at risk, can be mitigated with a utility for the small percentage of systems affected, and is a well understood industry standard."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ

Kingston HyperX 240GB 6Gbps SSD Review
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 3:52P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD either led or was right behind the leader in nearly every benchmark we threw at it. Kingston rates the maximum read/write specifications as 555MB/s for max reads and 510MB/s for max writes. We actually saw slightly more than that on the ATTO benchmark so their numbers appear to be spot on. The combination of the SandForce SF-2281 controller and the Intel 25nm ONFI 2.2 MLC NAND is a powerful combination..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ADATA Classic Series CH11 1 TB USB 3.0
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New USB 3.0 based external hard drives are popping up everywhere and ADATA has joined the fray with their Classic CH11 Series. It aims to offer the new interface with capacities of up to 1 TB at an affordable price point.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock Utility
     Wed, Aug 10 2011 | 2:41P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enables 32bit Systems without Hybrid EFI Technology to Utilize Unallocated Space on New 3TB+ HDDs. the 3TB+ Unlock Utility that allows GIGABYTE motherboards without Hybrid EFI Technology to recognize and use unallocated space on new 3TB and larger hard disc drives (HDDs). The utility is freely available from the utilities page of the official GIGABYTE website.

GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock optimizes HDD storage space by allowing the user to create a virtual drive with space that exceeds 2048GB, the maximum amount of storage recognized by 32bit versions of operating systems such as Windows XP. The virtual drives are limited to 2048GB, and the user can create up to 128 partitions, as long as there is additional unallocated space on the HDD. 3TB+ Unlock supports both GPT (GUID Partition Table) and MBR (Master Boot Record) partition styles, however with MBR the number of partitions are limited to 8.

3TB+ Unlock currently supports new high-end motherboard models based on the Intel® X58, Intel® 6 series and AMD 8 series chipsets, and is in the process of being ported to older chipset models so that it will support all motherboards that are currently shipping.

  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Icy Box IB-NAS5220 NAS:
     Wed, Aug 10 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: More and more NAS devies make it to the market and they come with more and more features. Today we are taking a look at a NAS from Raidsonic that is equipped with USB ports and printer support. Lets figure out what type of speeds we can get out of this device.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Kingston Wi-Drive Review: Add Storage To iOS Devices
     Wed, Aug 10 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To some users, one of the downsides of the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone is non-expandable memory. Of course, many users buy the higher-capacity devices and assume they'll have adequate storage. But what happens if you run out of space on your iOS device and don't want to delete any files? At first, it may appear that you are out of luck—there isn't the option to pop in a memory card and expand your storage capacity. However, there is another option. Although the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone may not have memory expansion card slots, you can expand the storage capacity of your favorite iOS devices by connecting a Wi-Fi enabled hard drive such as the Kingston Wi-Drive...
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

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