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OCZ Agility 3 120GB Solid State Drive
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at a new line of SSD drives which have been designed to take advantage of the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface speeds and Sandy Bridge Architecture. Agility 3 SATA III Solid State Drives are designed and built to provide an exceptional balance of performance and value"
  FULL STORY @ AGILITY

Kingston HyperX 240 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 10 2012 | 12:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is a big name in the memory business and their HyperX system memory is legendary. When they decided to put that name on an SSD many people were sceptical, but it seems Kingston achieved their goal. In our testing we see the HyperX SSD cruise past the competition, making it the fastest SSD we ever tested."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 4.9
     Tue, Jan 10 2012 | 12:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions. As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time. So, let?s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them! Here are the changes in this update : - Added Myth #51 on reviving a dead hard disk drive by hitting it on the sides when it spins up. - Added Myth #52 on rescuing data from a dead hard disk drive by moving its platters to an identical donor drive. - Updated Myth #26 with the theory on freezing hard disk drives that cannot spin up and statements from John Christopher, Senior Data Recovery Engineer at DriveSavers about this myth. We now have 52 HDD myths in this article!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

REVIEW: ADATA S510 120GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Jan 10 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re looking at the cost effective drive offering from ADATA, the S510 120GB SATA III drive. Currently retailing for about $160, the primary reason for the lower cost is ADATA`s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. But what about performance? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Storage Visions 2012 - OCZ Crucial ioSafe and Intel @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jan 09 2012 | 10:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ and Marvell have teamed up and are showing off the Z-Drive R5 for the very first time at Storage Visions. The OCZ Z-Drive R5 is the industries fastest PCI Express (PCIe) storage device. The reason that Z-Drive R5 features a jointly developed Kilimanjaro OCZ and Marvell native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, allowing for completely scalable performance and redundancy while eliminating the need for a separate storage controller, thus reducing the cost to deploy high performance solid state storage systems in the data center. It uses a PCI-Express Gen3 x8 slot to get up to 1.6M IOPS!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E Storage Solution Review
     Mon, Jan 09 2012 | 10:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aimed mostly towards professionals and enthusiasts the latest RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI Express Storage Solution by OCZ combines the breathtaking read/write speeds of the RevoDrive3 PCI-E SandForce based SSD with the large capacity of a 1TB 2.5inch hard disk drive, all in one very convenient package."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

IOCELL NETDISK Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Connectivity is king for external storage devices. The more ways a user can connect, the more ways the user can access their data in any situation. The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST is a sleek external hard drive enclosure offering four ways of connecting to the drive: USB, eSATA, direct Ethernet, and via a network connection. ThinkComputers has the review."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

 
Patriot Memory Torqx 2 128GB Solid State Drive (RAID 0) Review
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ModSynergy.com was given the opportunity back in June 2010 to review an SSD from Patriot Memory dubbed the 'Torqx'. At the time, the Torqx was a black brushed aluminum 2.5" solid state drive that was powered by an INDILINX Barefoot SSD controller, offering high performance, came bundled with a 2.5 to 3.5" mounting bracket, and offered an amazingly long 10-year warranty. Needless to say, it was the best SSD we reviewed. Recently Patriot Memory announced the successor to the Torqx, fittingly named as the Torqx 2. Our good friends at Patriot Memory sent us the 128GB version of the Torqx 2 SSD to review today and I'd like to share with you about the results and whether the Torqx 2 is in fact a step forward, a step backward or hasn't really changed all that much compared to the original Torqx SSD. Introducing the Patriot Memory Torqx 2 128GB SSD SATAII review with RAID 0 results."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Sandisk Ultra SATA II 240GB SSD Review – Sandisk Returns to The Consumer
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To say that Sandisk is an Innovator in solid state drives would be an understatement as we can all thank them for getting the SSD ball rolling. Sandisk was the first company to release their Sandisk U5000 32GB SSD to the public in 2007 and, on August 18, 2007, I was one of the first to publish a SSD review on the net with my brand new Sandisk SSD. Just under 4 years later, Sandisk once again enters the SSD arena with the Sandisk Ultra SATA 2 SSD thanks to just a little help from SandForce. Our review today concentrates on Sandisks new release of the Sandisk Ultra 240GB SSD and their re-entry is not without innovation as the SSD is the first to contain Sandisks own asynchronous NAND flash memory. Specifications list the SSD as a SATA 2 product capable of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write transfer speeds, respectively. The Ultra will be available in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB and initial pricing for the 120 and 240GB versions is expected to be at $209 and $455. The Ultra also comes with Sandisks 3 year limited warranty.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Patriot Wins Over The Consumer With Optio
     Sat, Jan 07 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot releases another SATA 3 SSD into the consumer arena this morning, this going by the name of the Patriot Pyro. The Pyro follows suit with the few other manufacturers that have recognized consumer apprehension over premium SSD prices and have wisely made use of a more value driven asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. These new ‘Async’ SSDs include the OCZ Agility, OWC Electra and Corsair Series 3, all of whom have been evaluated here. Async SSDs can provide as much as $100 in savings in comparison to a SSD that uses synchronous (Sync) NAND flash memory of the same capacity. The consumer should be aware that the trade-off for value is performance, where Sync SSDs simply provide much faster transfer speeds when moving incompressible data such as pictures, videos and music. This has no affect whatsoever on the play of this media and, in my opinion, the typical consumer simply needs to ask how many times they will be moving their media collections to and from the drive. That is simply what it comes down to. This, then, makes it a more specific question for photographers, video editors and those that work in the media industry however, for the typical consumer, there is really no hard decision in what will be felt most, value or performance.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 2:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the PCSTATS test bench today is a unique 2nd Gen. Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) from Seagate called the Momentus XT. This hybrid drive doesn't run on Hydrogen, but rather combines 8GB of SSD-grade SLC NAND flash with a standard 750GB two-platter 7200RPM notebook HDD. Looking no different than any common 2.5" notebook hard drive, the trick up the Momentus XT's sleeve that it learns what data you frequently use and caches this to its 8GB of internal flash memory."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

IcyDock MB994SP-4S Four-bay 2.5-inch SATA/SAS Hard Drive Rack Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 2:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Unless you have a swanky PC case, it's usually not very easy to install a couple 2.5" notebook-sized hard drives into a desktop computer system.... until now. Instead of slap-hazzard approaches and cheap brackets, consider a hard drive rack that squeezes several small 2.5" drives into one single 5.25" bay slot. The IcyDock MB994SP-4S is just such a unit - it packs four 2.5" HDD/SSD drives into the space of a single 5.25" DVD drive and provides unified power and supported SATA hook ups at the rear."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Charts: SSDs - update Samsung PM 830 128 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous 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."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday’s announcement that LSI had entered into an agreement to acquire SandForce was interesting to say the least. The two companies have obvious synergy and should be able to leverage each other's resources to produce some powerful and innovative storage products. However, due to LSI’s strong position in the enterprise space and SandForce’s more consumer oriented position, along with the announcement’s minimal discussion of mainstream or desktop-targeted products, some questions lingered as to how LSI planned to market SandForce products moving forward. After all, dozens of manufacturers that specifically target enthusiasts and desktop users offer products built around SandForce’s solid state storage processors. How would the acquisition affect those businesses? We just got off the line with Gary Smerdon, VP & GM of the Accelerated Solutions Division at LSI and he answered all of the lingering questions and more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have taken a look at a couple of OCZ-built products that leverage the company’s SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) 2.0. The first product to arrive was the RevoDrive 3 X2, which is a high-end, PCI Express SSD targeted at ultra-enthusiasts and workstation customers. Then came the extreme OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, which caters to the enterprise. The latest OCZ product to hit the lab, the RevoDrive Hybrid also shares these traits, but its flash memory is paired to a 1TB traditional hard drive. With the RevoDrive Hybrid, the device’s flash memory is meant to be used as cache for the most frequently accessed data on the hard drive, speeding up access times and transfer speeds dramatically, while the hard drive is there for bulk storage...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same SuperScale Storage Accelerator, and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board. As the old saying goes, let the games begin!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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