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Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD @ Rbmods
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 4:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at a Kingston SSD disk that I was able to get for quite cheap a few weeks back, my main rig is lacking a SSD so I thought why not do a review on this also? The average price for this Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD is around 230-250$. I was able to pick it up for about 130$ so lets find out what kind of performance we can expect from this drive.,,,"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

SSDNEWS: HighPoint RocketRAID 6Gb/s SATA/SAS 2720SGL Review Utilizing 8 Micron C400 6Gbps SSDs
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are testing a new controller from Highpoint that is taking a new approach to high end RAID. The new approach is inexpensive high performance RAID which is not only for corporations and system builders, but also, the casual user as well. The casual user qualifies as anyone who uses a desktop computer, home server, or dedicated NAS. The trick is to pull off the performance, yet also to allow for the same reliability and features that one would expect from a larger, more robust and Expensive enterprise class device."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Crucial RealSSD C400 256GB @ Bjorn3D
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 6:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial`s latest m4 SSD is packed with the same controller as the first 6Gbps SSD. We put it against OCZ Vertex 3 (SandForce 2281) to see if it can the drive for you in this holiday."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 3TB HDD Review
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 12:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Desk Pro is a stackable external desk drive that uses USB 3.0 technology to connect to your PC or MAC. Three capacity sizes are available; 1TB, 2TB and the drive we are looking at today, 3TB. The Touro Desk Pro ships with two distinct backup platforms. The first is a seemless backup to the external drive and the second is a free cloud service with 3GB of space. The cloud service can be upgraded to 250GB with a paid subscription. We see our fair share of external drives throughout the year, but the Hitachi Touro Desk Pro stands out from the crowd with its cloud backup service. Hitachi calls this two levels of data protection. You get 3GB out of the box for free, but this account can be upgraded to 250GB for a yearly fee. The cloud portion of the backup can be accessed through any IP device like your PC, tablet or smart phone."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD NEWS: SSD Types and Form Factors - An SSD Primer @ The SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 20 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD close up today is going to examine the different SSD types and form factors common to the consumer. This is the third paper in a series of recent articles that explained the benefits and components of a solid state drive and will go so far as to make up our SSD Beginners Guide. Each article is designed to be easily understood and will enable the reader to become proficient in every aspect of the SSD as it relates to their specific computing needs."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Overclockers.com - OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240G SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 20 2011 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We?re back with another SSD review for you today. The last OCZ Drive we looked at was the Vertex 3 240 GB. We?ve seen one other SATA 6Gb/s drive since ? the Crucial M4 256 GB. Today we look at the purported IOPS powerhouse, the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS.COM

ICY DOCK MB982SPR-2S Dual Raid SATA HDD/SSD Converter Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 8:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock Dual 2.5-3.5 SATA HDD/SSD Converter comes with Hardware Raid function. This Icy Dock Converters model number is MB982SPR-2S and is constructed of metal. It can be inserted into any 3.5 bay is screw-less in design and supports two 2.5 SATA HDD/SDD no larger than 9.5MM. It is compatible with four RAID modes (PM, BIG, RAID 0 and RAID 1) which can be set either on the converter itself or via software found on the Icy Dock website. Its included instruction manual has detailed information on how to set up you RAID array and by following the detailed steps, even a novice can set up its functions in a matter of minutes in both Windows or MAC."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

 
SSD and HDD Price Analysis: End of Shortage In Sight?
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This graph shows the average price of the top 50 spinning disk drives over the last year in red and the very specific Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB pricing on Amazon.com in blue. You can see that around October 16th the big price increase began and over the entire ecommerce span that Dynamite Data monitors, prices on the top 50 HDDs went up by 42%. And while not shown in the graph, other provided data shows that at its peak the low-cost leaders in the HDD market increased their prices by 150% as of early December."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 9:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Entering into the asynchronous SSD market, Patriot introduces the Pyro SSD line in 60, 120 and 240GB varieties. The Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD may be asynchronous, but it comes with some very impressive factory specs. Featuring a SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Pyro is able to max at 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write as well as perform 85,000 IOPS. SATA III interface insures that the Patriot Pyro will not have issues bottlenecking there, and SATA I/II backwards compatibility allows the Pyro to perform in just about any build. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Seagate Barracuda LP 5900RPM Green SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive ST31000520AS @ Review the Tech
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 9:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard drives have been around for along time and they?re taken for granted I think. You can get them in varying sizes and speeds and all of them have their uses. Today for review I have the Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB hard drive which is a green drive that runs at 5900RPM and uses lower power than faster drives of similar size. I?m curious by nature so I put this green drive up against a regular 7200RPM drive for comparison, so let?s get to it? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 4:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot wanted to release another SSD, something a little over the top and as such that meant releasing the Pyro SE SSD. While based on the SandForce 2281 controller Patriot did apply some tweaks to make the product even faster. To keep it up to snuff it comes with synchronous NAND flash memory. According to Patriot that will increase its sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, let's find out if that is the case. Check out the article right here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 4:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we hinted at in the introduction, Samsung has done a great job in putting together a SATA III SSD that competes strongly with any other SATA based drive on the market today. The specifications of 520MB/s reads and 400MB/s writes were exceeded in some of our tests and while it trails the fastest SandForce drives in the sequential writes on highly compressed data, it`s a usage scenario that rarely presents itself in the real world - especially on a consistent basis. So, it can`t be held too strongly against them. Conversely, on incompressible data, it does just as well where the SandForce drives tend to nosedive. The Samsung controller is similar to the Marvell and new Indilinx controllers with the use of a cache and consistent performance across data types..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Dec 16 2011 | 12:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD claims to deliver enterprise-class performance on a home PC. The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is equipped with the SandForce SF-2281 controller paired with 16 8GB Toshiba 32nm toggle mode NAND chips. Much like other next generation SandForce based SSDs, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB has DuraWrite technology, Windows 7 TRIM support and is 256-bit AES encryption capable. With a sequential read speed of 555MB/s and write speed of 520MB/s, as well as a max random write IOPS of 85,000, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is aimed squarely at enthusiasts who want raw speed and uncompromised performance."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Best Solid State Drives of 2011 @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Dec 15 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Out of all the products we reviewed in 2011 some of my favorite were Solid State Drives. So many companies have pushed the envelope when it comes to transfer speeds we were very impressed with almost all of the solid state drives we reviewed in 2011. There were a few drives that really stood out to us and that is what you will find on this list. Keep in mind that this list is comprised of drives that we have reviewed only. Read on to see what our favorite solid state drives of 2011 were!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA 2.5/3.5in USB3 SATA HDD Docking Station with 2.5/3.5in IDE Adapter Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Dec 15 2011 | 1:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA solves the problem of limited desktop space and limited transfer rates. The Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA is an all-in-one, tool-free HDD docking bay that can handle SATA as well as 2.5 and 3.5 IDE drives. Using USB 3.0 connectivity, the Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA has plenty of bandwidth for SSDs or SATA HDD with SATA IDE drives at the same time. The built-in IDE dock inside the MB981U3-1SA is detachable for extra portability and can be tucked away inside when at your desk. The docking bay body itself on the MB981U3-1SA is an open-air design for efficient heat exhaustion and has anti-dust covers when there is no drive docked. For users looking for a versatile and all-in-one HDD docking solution on their desktop, the Icy Dock MB981U3-1SA is a perfect choice."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive ST9500420AS @ Review the Tech
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 9:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another day, another hard drive review but this one is a 2.5? notebook drive, specifically it?s the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb hard drive. I?ve put it up against a couple 3.5? drives as I was curious as to how a notebook drive stacks up against a desktop drive. let?s get into it? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

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