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CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are traveling and want reliable storage there are many options, but what if you want storage that is going to last and be able to take a beating. Many professional photographers need storage that is redundant and can withstand the elements that they are in. If they have that one perfect photo saved and the hard drive dies they could be in serious trouble. Today we are taking a look at the ToughTech Duo from CRU-DataPort. This hard drive enclosure can fit two 2.5-inch hard drives and has RAID support. Read on as we take a look."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On release, the SF-2281 controlled client drives leaped to the top of performance charts, but for some, reliability and odd BSOD issues plagued these products. In our testing only two drives experienced issues. The first drive made it through standard testing, but ran into problems when deployed in a daily use system. The second drive failed to complete our standard benchmark procedures, having BSOD issues out of the box. Both drives were later fixed with a firmware update, but for a company like Intel, issues like these are unacceptable. Intel has experienced their own issues with firmware in the past and they`ve learned quickly from their early mistakes. Intel was not going to release a new client SSD with known problems without addressing them thoroughly before a release. In the documentation provided to us Intel only included one line about firmware, but it said enough to make it clear that Intel was not just another copy and paste member of Team SandForce."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V+200 90 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile Kingston, like many of their competitors, also have a SandForce SF-2281 based SSD with asynchronous NAND flash memory in their portfolio. In this review we got the chance to test their 90 Gigabyte drive, which is kind of an unusual size. But as always, were going to torture the drive and tell you what it`s capable of."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel 520 SSD Series 240 GB
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 9:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 520 Series SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 60GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, OCZ, Western Digital and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Zalman ZM-VE300 2.5' USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ZM-VE300 from Zalman may look a lot like the previous VE200 version, but it brings a lot of new features like the USB 3.0 interface, a more intuitive and rich menu, a pre-applied tape for avoiding short-circuits inside its chassis and a backup software for added value.
  FULL STORY @ FUSIONMODS

The TR Podcast 105: Eye candy and SSD scaling
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week`s episode of the podcast is short and sweet, with a look at AMD`s Radeon HD 7950, stereoscopic 3D, and SSD scaling."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m a bit surprised no one has asked why Intel sampled most media outlets with two and in some cases three identical 520 Series 240GB drives for review. As a consumer I`d rather have seen performance numbers from both 240GB (our single drive review is here) and 120GB drives since these are the capacity sizes that make the most sense for computer users today. As you can imagine, no one is going to complain about getting dual 240GB drives especially media folks who are generally power users with PCs on steroids. A few months back we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and learned that OCZ figured out how to get TRIM working on the drive`s RAID controller. The hardware is ready, but Windows is now the roadblock we were told. Months later we started finding hints that Intel was getting ready to release software that allows TRIM to work in RAID as well."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 1:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the latest high end consumer SSD to hit the market - Intel 520 SSD Series otherwise known as "Cherryville". Find out how it performs compared to the OCZ Vertex 3 and many others in our review at HCW
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

SSD NEWS: Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB SATA III SSD (Upgrade Bundle Kit) Review
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since a new Kingston release has come along and our last Kingston SSD Review was an extremely favorable one examining the Kingston HyperX Enthusiast Class SSD. It earned our Editor`s Choice Award. In fact, I still use the very attractive HyperX mini-tool that came with that kit daily. Today, we are going to be evaluating Kingston`s newest release, the SSDNow 120GB V+200, an SSD that like it`s bigger brother, also contains the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

REVIEW: OWC Mercury Electra 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 14 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD is available in 60, 120, 240 and 480GB capacities. Specifications list the 240GB as having 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write with 60,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access. The Drive comes with a 3 year warranty. OWC is so confident that you will love the drive they offer a 21 day return period in which you can return the drive for a FULL refund with NO restocking fee. Hey, you don`t see that every day. We know of no other manufacturer offering this kind of satisfaction guarantee. Sounds great, let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 240GB SSD Review (Round One) - Intel Releases Amazing SATA 3 SandForce Driven SSD
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well I guess the secrets out by now. Intel has this morning officially released it`s new enthusiast level Intel 520 Series SSD and it is none other than `SandForce Driven`. What`s that, you say!? Our report today is a complete analysis of the Intel 520 240GB 6Gbps SSD and I would be remiss if I didn`t mention that this is only a prelude to the big event. As luck may have it, Intel has sent us three (3) Series 520 SSDs to do what only we can truly do for the drives. Get ready for some amazing RAID testing!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB (PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD) Review
     Mon, Feb 13 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been almost three years since I tested my first solid-state drive and that first impression has lasted to this day. Anyone that has used an SSD in their computer will tell you that it completely transforms performance. By removing the 6ms+ delay associated with hard drives, almost everything loads snappier -- often instantaneously. For that reason, we have maintained for years that the single most important upgrade you can make to an enthusiast-grade machine is adding an SSD for your operating system and applications. The key downside to SSD technology is its cost per gigabyte, which is significantly higher than traditional mechanical hard drives.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Seagate GoFlex Turbo Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Seagate GoFlex Turbo is an external hard drive that makes use of the fastest USB 3.0 connectivity, which is still rare these days. It has a rugged design and a solid selection of utilities to make using this drive as easy as possible. The only downside is the price, which is a little high for only 500GB of storage.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

OCZ Technology Octane 128GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s no secret that larger capacity SSDs are faster than the smaller capacity drives. The way data travels can be similar to a highway system, the more lanes a highway has the more cars you can push through at the same time. If SSDs only read and wrote on a one lane highway then we would be limited to less than 200MB/s on the highest rated flash available today. By opening up several lanes drives are able to reach very high speeds and do so without the limits of moving parts. On the surface the Octane is not a huge performer. OCZ has placed the drive under the Agility 3 yet the Octane costs more than the Vertex 3. You may wonder why the media has taken such an interest in Octane and I can answer that quickly. At CES this year OCZ demoed the Everest 2, the successor to the controller used in Octane, which is a potential candidate for OCZ`s flagship Vertex 4 that should hit be sampling in time for Computex in June. Any time spent decoding the mysteries, finding the strengths and weaknesses of Indilinx`s new SATA III architecture is essentially a dive into the technology OCZ plans to use in the second half of the year."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial m4 SSD 64GB (Raid 0)
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Crucial m4 SSD in 64GB. The new SSD generation has an Read speed up to 415MB/s. We have also tried two 64 GB SSDs in Raid 0.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

G.Skill Phoenix Evo 115GB SSD
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Like OCZ and Corsair, G.Skill is another memory manufacturer that has diversified into SSD production. Today we are looking at the firm's flagship product; the Phoenix Evo. Under the SSDs hood lies the SandForce SF-1222 which has been coupled with 25nm NAND flash chips. How will it compare to the likes of the OCZ Vertex 3 and other SF-1222 based drives like the Corsair Force F120?"
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

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