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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review
     Sat, Dec 15 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s time for another look at Vector. A few days ago RWL presented you with the world’s first RAID 0 review featuring OCZ’s newest flagship SSD. Our Vector array proved to be the fastest 2 drive SATA III array we’ve ever tested or have ever seen. Vector is back again today and this time it’s for a Single drive review.

[Affiliates News] HighPoint RocketStor 5122B US B 3.0 Docking Station Review @
     Wed, Dec 12 2012 | 3:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the dual bay, high performance USB 3.0 docking station from HighPoint."

AMD Radeon RAMDisk Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Dec 11 2012 | 10:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With memory prices on the decline and Intel`s RST caching offering a great solution for budget conscious buyers, AMD is reviving the idea of memory-based application acceleration. Called Radeon RAMDisk, it promises to reduce load times to mere seconds on even the most basic of systems."

OCZ Vector 128GB SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 11 2012 | 8:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You asked for it, we got it. Today Chris takes the world`s first look at the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD based on the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller that is raging fast. Can the smallest capacity Vector outperform existing SSDs on the market costing less? We`ll find out today and also see more tests that make up the 2013 bench tests."

Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External HDD Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Dec 10 2012 | 1:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The refreshed Touro Desk Pro from Hitachi comes with a new high capacity 4TB drive, which succeeds to deliver better transfer speeds than the previous, 3TB model. The temperatures o"

SSD News: Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD Review - A Great Mix of Toshiba 19nm Memory and the SF-2281 FSP
     Sun, Dec 09 2012 | 2:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today`s SSD analysis takes a look at a new SSD to the market, this being the Kingston SSDNow V300 SATA 3 SSD. The V300 is a unique Kingston SSD introduction as it is their first product using the new Toshiba 19nm NAND flash memory process, but also, this SSD is `SandForce Driven by LSI` and a key example of the success that can be had when two companies work closely together. It is no secret that the established `best practice` with respect to consumer SSDs has become that of `more for less`. Getting more value, and potentially more capacity, to the consumer is key and manufacturers are finding ways to do this using memory that has a smaller overall footprint. The Kingston V300 seems to be an ideal example of this value, at least on the outside, so let`s take a closer look at where technology seems to be heading."

ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD Review - BCCHardware
     Fri, Dec 07 2012 | 12:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Value is the big question. The overall price of the drive is not bad all by itself, but the performance for the price is a little bit lacking - at the MSRP. When you consider the software bundle, it makes it a tough call. Not everyone will need or even use the software, so for many people this value isn`t recognized. If you need software though, this becomes a great deal. With the price of the software listing around $40 - and with the drive hitting shelves for $80-$90 on a promotional price, you actually are paying $40-$50 for the drive itself. . ."

Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Dec 07 2012 | 10:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VDSL (Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line) finally landed where i live and although it will take quite some time before we can all enjoy the amazing speeds it offers (although we still don`t know what the end result will be) such speeds are bound to change things especially in everything related to storage media. We are well aware that VDSL is nothing new in several parts of the world but the majority of people hardly have DSL lines currently so you can imagine how rapidly things will change when everyone on the face of the planet jumps from regular DSL 24Mbit/s speeds to the 50-100Mbit/s offered by VDSL and VDSL2. This is also one of the reasons as to why we`ve focused in testing portable hard disk drives lately (we need to be ready for the change) and today we have yet another one, the Armor A80 1TB 2.5 USB 3.0 PHD from Silicon Power."

[Tech ARP] Western Digital RE (WD4000FYYZ) 4 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Fri, Dec 07 2012 | 8:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at the SATA version of the new WD RE, specifically the latest 4 TB model - the *WD4000FYYZ*. This drive represents the epitome of Western Digital`s efforts to deliver a high-capacity drive for nearline storage in enterprise applications. Take a look at its key features : - Dual processor - Vibration protecion - Dual actuator technology - StableTrac - Multi-axis shock sensor - RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) - NoTouch ramp load technology - Thermal extended burn-in test - Dynamic fly height technology Western Digital currently offers 7 different RE models, with capacities ranging from just 250 GB and all the way to 4 TB. Let`s take a look at how the big daddy of this new WD RE family of hard disk drives performs!"

KingFast F3 Series 120GB KF2509MCF MLC Async SATA3 SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Sat, Dec 01 2012 | 8:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I get to share with you about the F3 Series KingFast KF2509MCF and see whether this 2.5 model is anything like the tiny mSATA KF1310MCF model I was pleased with not too long ago."

Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Dec 01 2012 | 3:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital may have faced adversity throughout the last year but if the new RE 4TB is any indication, they are back with a vengeance. This drive is geared towards the enterprise market segment and is one of the largest capacity HDDs around but has its narrow focus sacrificed features that would appeal to enthusiasts?"

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 4:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel revamps its mainstream 300 class SSD with new 20nm synchronous flash in the 335 Series solid state drive."

Samsung 840 250GB SSD Review
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 4:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s 840 returns for the second day in a row. This time Chris tests TLC flash paired with a tri-core MDX controller with the 250GB model. Will he love the low power or will the 240MB/s sequential write limit send him for a cold shower?"

HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 2:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only 25 or so days before we go dark for our much anticipated Christmas vacations (which shouldn`t last more than 10 days in total) and so we decided to mainly focus on reviews requested by some of you during the last 2 months. Needless to say we are already testing quite a few gaming peripherals for the past 2 weeks so there isn`t really much time for anything else that requires time and effort to test, however since the primary concern of most of you have been 2.5 portable hard disk drives (much easier/faster to test) we gathered quite a few of the latest USB 3.0 models here to see which delivers the most bang for your buck. The first of those portable USB 3.0 HDDs is no other than the latest Touro Mobile Pro 500GB by HGST."

SSD Charts: 52 SSDs - OCZ Vector 256 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 29 2012 | 8:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 52 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SATA III SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 11:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD uses the SandForce 2281 controller, it is capable of read speeds up to 550MB/Sec and write speeds of 520MB/Sec. The ADATA XPG SX900 SSD series is designed to fit into ADATA`s Xtreme Performance Gear line of equipment, it offers top of the line performance in a sleek package. Utilizing a high quality NAND memory and new firmware the XPG SX900 SSD offers the full 128GB of storage space. The drive supports TRIM, NCQ, S.M.A.R.T, SATA III connectivity and is backwards compatible with SATA II controllers. The drives are available in two packages a notebook package that comes with an external enclosure and a 3.5 inch drive adapter, and a desktop kit that only comes with the 3.5 inch adapter, both come with a 3 year warranty. ADATA also bundles the Acronis True Image HD data migration utility to assist with moving information when upgrading drives."

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