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[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

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCIe SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 09 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'll just start off here by saying the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 is one very impressive drive. Not that we expected anything else. Reads of 1500MB/s and writes of 1250MB/s are numbers inconceivable for a single drive just a few years ago. However, the real highlights here are that OCZ has managed to boost performance to nearly double that of its predecessor and in the process, add support for TRIM - which is a welcome improvement. Changing the configuration by shedding the RAID controller and employing the SuperScale storage controller and VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology is a substantial refinement to the drive design..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 INEO I-NA309D Pro Review
     Fri, Jul 08 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing you cannot have enough of is storage. Weather it is to store pictures, movies, or critical files a high capacity storage drive is essential to almost everyone. Some of us require a bit more space and finding the right combination of speed, capacity and ease of use is hard. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 INEO I-NA309D Pro may just satisfy your needs.
  FULL STORY @ SUPERSPEED

OCZ Agility 3 240 GByte Review
     Fri, Jul 08 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Agility 3, OCZ has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor. The drive also features SATA-III support and OCZ claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of more than 500 MByte. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopoing 85'000 IOPS. With the Agility 3 OCZ uses asynchronous NAND Flash and we're really curious if one can spot this from benchmark results.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Patriot Wildfire 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Jul 07 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Have you ever been to a kid's baseball game where the game was delayed? This usually happens during summer vacation; two of the kids are on vacation and another one is late. Little Jimmy's mom called and said Jimmy would be there 15 minutes late. All of the kids are on the field tossing the ball around, except Jimmy, and the crowd of parents are anxiously wondering what the hell the holdup is because they want to get home to cook dinner and finish some work. Then all of a sudden Little Jimmy comes running on the field and the ref yells "PLAY BALL!" Little Jimmy is now here and Team SandForce can start the game. This game is played on websites, e-tail and retail outlets all over the country. For me, SSDball is more exciting than any sport I watch on TV because I've got front row seats on the first base line. All of the action happens right in front of me and this season is going to be exciting."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
[Tech ARP] Western Digital AV-GP (WD30EURS) 3 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Thu, Jul 07 2011 | 10:34A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital?s key hard disk drive family for AV applications is their AV-GP drives, which are based on the award- winning WD Caviar Green drives. The Western Digital AV-GP drives are targeted at consumer electronics (CE) applications, such as PVRs, DVRs and CCTV systems. Hence, they have a feature set that focuses on this segment : - 24x7 Reliability - Quiet - Reduced Power Consumption - Compatible - SilkStream - IntelliSeek - IntelliPower - IntelliPark - Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) Today, we will look at Western Digital?s largest capacity AV-GP hard disk drive - the WD30EURS. This hard disk drive is not only quieter and cooler than regular hard disk drive, it also packs a whooping storage capacity of 3 terabytes! Let?s take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD 120GB and 240GB Review
     Wed, Jul 06 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the OCZ Technology Vertex 3 in both 120GB and 240GB capacities. The Vertex 3 was the first SF-2000 based client SSD to hit the market in 2011 and such will be the product in which all others will be judged against. The Vertex 3 is capable of transferring data at 550+MB/s.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGY

Western Digital Caviar Green
     Wed, Jul 06 2011 | 9:02A | 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?
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ICY DOCK MB881U3-1SA EZ-Dock Review
     Tue, Jul 05 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Transferring files from an old hard drive to your new system can be quite annoying. You have to open your system up, mount the drive, etc. If you have an older drive this can take even longer because many new motherboards do not even have IDE connections. This is where the ICY DOCK MB881U3-1SA EZ-Dock comes in. It is a neat little USB 3.0 hard drive dock that supports 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA and IDE drives. Let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ DOCK

Patriot Gauntlet USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure
     Mon, Jul 04 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Up for review today I’ve got an external hard drive enclosure from patriot Memory called the Gauntlet. This hard drive enclosure is essentially a solid piece of aluminum that will not only protect the drive inside, but will help to keep it cool as well. The Gauntlet features a USB 3.0 connection for fast read and writes, but it also has a backup button on it to allow you to instantly backup your data to the external drive. "
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWTHETECH

Guru3D Rig Of the Month - new OCZ Vertex 3 SSD prizes
     Mon, Jul 04 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Starting July 2011 (ROTM next month) in collaboration with OCZ we are increasing the stakesfor our Rig of the Month competition, if you enter Guru3D's Rig of the Month competition from July to December 2011 the monthly price winner will receive an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD. If you have not done so, read our review on these kick'ass SSDs right here. In the Rig of the Month you get to submit your unusual PC. We like weird stuff, mods and cool looking PCs. It’s a great way to show off your months of over-time to purchase that shiny new high-end video card, or a nice way to show off that case-mod you just finished after many hours of hard work. Maybe you just want your system featured on one of the biggest hardware sites in the world - can't say I blame you. Interested in entering this contest ? More info here. And check out some of the photo gallery's here. That's one Vertex 3 120GB SSD we give away each month until December 2011 !
  FULL STORY @ GALLERY

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Max IOPS Edition SSD Review
     Sun, Jul 03 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We've done quite a few SSD reviews this year and frankly, some of the drives we test seem like carbon copies of the one before save for different branding. Performance tends to be relatively equal, at least within the standard deviation of the benchmarks used and it's rare for a drive to really stand out. The Vertex 3 MI is one of those rare drives that, in a sea of virtual SSD homogeny, distinguishes itself with all around performance perceptively better than any other single SATA III interfaced drive we've tested to date - except maybe the..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Disabling Windows Pagefile & Hibernation to Reclaim SSD Space
     Sat, Jul 02 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the storage space offered on traditional HDDs, SSDs can leave a bit to be desired. Making matters worse are the Windows hibernation mode and pagefile, responsible for hogging at least 8GB (22GB in my case) of your precious SSD space. We're taking a look at the caveats of disabling both, and discuss the fixes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Samsung's M2 Portable 3.0 External Hard Drive
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The USB2.0 is getting old very fast and manufacturers are moving to a new standard, the USB3.0. Samsung is no exception and this time we'll take a closer look at their external hard drive - M2 Portable 3.0"
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

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