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Solid State Drives with SATA-600 Interface
     Sun, Jul 17 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year we welcomed the next generation of solid state drives, which major distinguishing feature was SATA 6 Gbps interface support. No wonder, since the old 3 Gbps interface limited the potential of the new SSDs. But which SSD to choose? To answer this question we gathered together and tested popular SSDs with SATA 6 Gbps support from Crucial, Intel and OCZ Technology.
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

Kingston SSDNow V100 vs. Patriot Torqx 2 128 GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 16 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Solid state drives (SSDs) have been coming down steadily in price since they were introduced to the market a few years ago and are now more affordable than ever. We believe that 128 GB SSDs offer the best compromise between capacity, performance and price, so we will be putting two of the latest models head to head today."
  FULL STORY @ PATRIOT

Patriot 128GB Torqx 2 SSD
     Sat, Jul 16 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a new SSD from Patriot, we received their latest TorqX 2 128 GB SSD drive that has some pretty nice specifications.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Intel Smart Response Technology Explained
     Fri, Jul 15 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) is designed to bridge the middle ground between traditional mechanical hard drives and solid state drives by combining the two. Although high capacity SSDs are quite expensive, low capacity units are much less expensive and achieve similar levels of performance. Intel's SRT lets you use a low capacity SSD to boost the performance of a mechanical drive by using the SSD as a cache."
  FULL STORY @ RESPONSE

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB Mobile Wireless Storage
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wi-Fi feature of the GoFlex Satellite is a great idea whose time has finally come. It was easy to connect to via either the web browser based interface or the App available from Apple's App Store. Sharing files with an Apple iPad is straightforward and is an easy way to expand the capacity to make sure all of your movies, music, and other files are accessible. Thank you.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

the Samsung S2 USB 3.0 Powered Hard Drive
     Wed, Jul 13 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We’ve been a fan of the Samsung S2 portable hard drives for some time, as they offer a cheap way of storing data “on the go” - a great way of making backups. A 2.5” hard drive is used to make this a truly portable unit device, as it requires no external power supply and is significantly smaller than traditional desktop drives. Even smaller 1.8” hard drives are available (as the S1 Mini), however these are more expensive and don’t extend all the way up to 1TB."
  FULL STORY @ VELOCITYREVIEWS

Apacer TurboII AS602 120GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 6:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most SSD manufacturers focusing on transfer speeds by choosing the incredibly fast SandForce SF-22xx SATA III controller for their latest solid state drives Apacer has decided on taking the price/performance path by sticking with their award winning previous generation SF-1222 controller.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

 
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 3:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have to admit that at first I wasn`t really sure why Patriot would release the synchronous flash Pyro SE. At the start of 2011 Patriot announced and then delivered their 32nm Toshiba Toggle NAND drive for the high end, Wildfire. Then in an effort to claim some market share from the upper mainstream segment, Patriot released their Pyro SSD with IMFT asynchronous flash. Patriot`s two tier approach kept things nice and tidy at a time when other manufacturers were releasing three product segments, a drive right in the middle with synchronous IMFT flash. I can`t say I really like the idea of calling the synchronous flash version of Pyro the SE model. This product is quite a bit different in both performance and market segment when compared with the slower original. We`ve talked at length about the performance benefits of synchronous flash when compared to asynchronous flash while paired with the SandForce SF-2281 controller. The SE really deserves more distinction, but we have to work with what Patriot has come up with."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Technology RevoDrive X2 100GB PCI Express SSD
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology has another winner on its hands with the RevoDrive X2 100GB PCI Express SSD! It is hard not to be impressed by an SSD that offers read speeds of up to 740MB/s and write speeds of up to 690MB/s. A variety of tests were run on the RevoDrive X2 and a collection of five other "high speed" SSDs, and the RevoDrive X2 was consistently dominant.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

SilverStone Raven RVS02 External USB 3.0 HDD / SSD Enclosure Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, I found the SST-RVS02 to be a good 2.5 external enclosure. The fact that it incorporates innovative features such as tool-less hard drive installation and carbon fiber decorative molding, one can quickly see the SST-RVS02 becoming a favorite among enthusiasts...,"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SilverStone SST-EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E Card @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 10:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Getting access to the gigabytes of data on your external storage devicesis excruciatingly slow as it trickles thru the USB 2.0 port, or at least, that`s how it feels these days. USB 2.0 just can`t get the job done fast enough. USB 3.0 at least for now is the answer for our external access speed requirements. The EC03 card from SilverStone installs into a single lane PCI-E gen 2.0 slot and gives you two internal USB 3.0 ports. So how fast is it? Benchmark Reviews takes the EC03 thru the paces, let`s take a look."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

OCZ Vertex 3.
     Tue, Jul 12 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Around the same time that SandForce emerged as the leading force in the SSD controller market, OCZ Technology, a company that is known for its memory, shifted its focus to concentrate on SSD storage. A quick glance through OCZ's website shows that the company carries no less than 10 lines of SSDs with different form factors and different interfaces. OCZ has SSDs for the SATA 3 Gbps, SATA 6 Gbps, PCI-Express, SAS, and USB interfaces, and in 3.5-inch, 2.5-inch, and 1.8-inch form factors. OCZ demonstrated its commitment to get ahead in SSDs when it purchased Indilinx for 32 million USD in 2011. The shift in focus paid off well for OCZ, as it has become one of the biggest players in the SSD industry. OCZ is also one of the biggest backers of the SandForce controller. The company was one of the first to adopt the SF-1222 on its Vertex 2, and it is the first ever to deliver the drive with the latest generation of SandForce SF-2000 controller. Their latest consumer based SSD, Vertex 3, is the successor to the popular Vertex 2. We have received the 240GB version of the Vertex 3 that we are going to take a look today.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 11 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Upgrading a computer with a solid state drive (SSD) is one of the best ways of boosting its real world performance across the board. Today we are going to review and compare two of the latest 256 GB SSDs on the market from Samsung and Kingston. Both drives on test are within the USD 450 to 550 price range."
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

[Tech ARP] Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARX) 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Sun, Jul 10 2011 | 1:28P | 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 2 TB hard disk drive - the new Western Digital WD20EARX with Advanced Format Technology and SATA 6 Gbps interface. Let?s find out how well this drive performs!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

OCZ Technology Agility 3 240GB Solid State Drive
     Sat, Jul 09 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The SSD technology of today is worlds better than what we had in 2009. Better understanding of the technology, mature controllers, Windows 7, SATA 6Gb/sec and even the PCI-e bus have all advanced things to a point where SSDs are coming close to mainstream adoption. Pricing is also much more attractive as evident by the drive we are looking at today, OCZ's Agility 3 240GB unit. The Agility 3 is one of three new SATA 6Gb/sec SSDs and is classified as a high-performance drive alongside the higher-end Vertex 3."
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD review
     Sat, Jul 09 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair added two new SATA 3 6G SSDs to their Force lineup, the Force 3 and Force 3 GT, with the 3 as indicator for SATA 3. The difference in-between the two products is to be found in its NAND flash memory, the GT will be a notch faster in throughput as it makes use of synchronous NAND flash memory, the regular 3 models will run one gear slower, yet still incredibly fast thanks to slightly cheaper asynchronous NAND flash memory. Both drives come with that already famous SandForce SF-2281 controller to deliver at up to 550 MBps read and 510 MBps write speeds. We check out the Corsair Force
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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