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RaidSonic Icy Box IB-4320STu3 USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure Review
     Mon, Jul 25 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Small, lightweight, silent and blazing fast are the 4 things that make the latest Icy Box IB-RD4320STu3 Dual bay USB 3.0 external RAID enclosure by RaidSonic such a great choice for both consumers and professionals.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

240 GB SATA-600 Solid State Drive Round-Up
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Even though there is a plethora of mechanical hard drives on the market that support the SATA-600 interface, we really need a solid state drive to make use of the bandwidth available. Today we are going to compare five different models from Crucial, Intel, Mushkin, OCZ, and OWC to see how they perform.Recently, there has been a mass adoption of the SATA-600 interface by motherboard manufacturers thanks to native support in the latest chipsets from AMD and Intel. So if you're going to be building a new system anytime soon, it's likely that you'll be able to make use of the extra bandwidth of SATA-600 over the previous generation SATA-300 interface.Before continuing, we'd highly suggest that you read our Anatomy of SSD Units tutorial which provides all the background information you need to know about SSDs. The SSDs featured in this review use MLC memory chips.In the table below, we compare all the drives we're going to review. All five units use the standard 2.5" form factor and the SATA-600 interface. The Vertex 3 unit from OCZ is available in two slightly different models. We have the MAX IOPS version for testing today.The advertised capacities of the drives on test vary slightly even though all of the drives on test feature the same number of memory chips. All five drives feature 256 GB of physical memory, but some of the manufacturers set aside a certain portion of the available memory for over-provisioning. This helps to improve the performance of the drive in the long run. The capacities of the five drives are displayed in the table below."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Force Series GT 120GB SSD review
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Two Force GT drives in RAID 0 set a new benchmark for raw sequential throughput.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Intel SSD 510 Series 250 GB
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's latest 510 Series SSD is designed to deliver maximum performance at today's workloads. It supports the SATA 6 Gbps interface for maximum transfer speed and comes with a custom firmware that is optimized in performance. Being priced at $600 for the 250 GB version the drive is not cheap, but worth it?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The latest range of SSD's from Samsung is the 470 Series with models available in 64, 128 and 256GB. Today we have the largest model attached to our main test PC and will compare it to models from Intel and OCZ in a selection of synthetic and real world tests."
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

Force GT 120GB drive
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has always been one of the biggest players in the computer memory market, consequently it was only natural for them to join the solid state disk segment of the market since SSD’s are essentially made of flash memory chips. Today, VR-Zone is having a look at the fastest SSD Corsair currently produces, the Force GT 120GB drive which boasts incredible speeds of up to 555MB/s sequential read and 515MB/s sequential write. We are going to examine the drive’s synthetic and real world performance in this review.
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE

Sandberg Hard Disk Cloner Review
     Fri, Jul 22 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sandberg Hard Disk Cloner may not be the fastest HDD cloning solution around but not only does it allow for PC-Free hard disk cloning but you can also actually use it as a normal HDD docking station via either its USB 2.0 or eSATA connection.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

 
Crucial with Micron NAND
     Fri, Jul 22 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have tested the Crucial m4 256GB and/or Micron RealSSD C400 256GB extensively. In all benchmarks we made a direct comparison on SATA3 port in IDE and AHCI mode and the test report will show a few surprises. Let us take a look, if the newest m4 or C400 SSD is at least equal or even much faster in comparison to the previous C300 SSD with same size and a few other SSDs and HDDs.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

SuperTalent Introduces Industrial Grade 1.8” SSD
     Thu, Jul 21 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their new MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8” SSD for the emerging notebook and tablet markets. As laptops get thinner and lighter, the demand for smaller, thinner components follows suit. The fact that this product is also silent, more rugged, has better performance and better battery life only adds to the allure of the mobile SSDs. This SATA II capable drive offers all those features and more. Requiring only 3.3V and measuring 5mm in thickness, the MasterDrive KX3 can perform sequential read/write speeds of 250 MB/s and 140 MB/s respectively. In smaller spaces, thermal concerns often arise but the MasterDrive KX3 can take the heat. Available as option, the KX3 can be built to handle extended temperature ranges from -40ºC to 85ºC.Encased in metal enclosure and designed with carefully selected extended thermal range components, the MasterDrive KX3 was engineered to withstand the full industrial temperature range. Super Talent is actively pursues the latest storage trends in the market and responds by creating products that push the envelope and meet the needs of our customers. Available now in capacity ranges from 32GB to 256GB.
  FULL STORY @ SUPERTALENT

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB Solid State Drive
     Thu, Jul 21 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back when I was in high school, I got this particular memorable encouragement note in a fellowship group activity from this girl in church. "Being outspoken all the time does not necessarily make you cool", it read. "Sometimes there is a need to shut up." Well, for one thing, this 'encouragement' note did not sound very... encouraging. And secondly, in my defense, it is not my fault I have so much to say. I am just so well learned in every subject, I simply cannot help it if everyone wants to listen to me, haha. You know what? Even I impress myself sometimes. I bet she is just jealous. At this point, you are probably tempted to hit the back button. You are probably thinking to yourself, "What a jerk. He is so cocky!" (Oh hey, how did I know that?) To quote what I always say, "It's not showing off if it's a fact". (By the way, if you don't want any friends, this is how you should act -- the note is real; the rest, I am just poking around with you, haha.) But let's pause for a moment and think. Is it really showing off if something is, in fact, brilliant? With a name like OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, where 'vertex' means "the highest point; the top or apex" or "the crown of the head", '3' is self-explanatory, and 'Max IOPS' tacked on as an extra performance designation, I have to admit this sounds pretty ambitious to me. Or is it just so matchless and amazing in every way, the name is just a mere statement of the facts? Benchmarks are everything. Let's waste no time.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

AC Ryan PlayOn!HD 2 1TB review
     Tue, Jul 19 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The interesting thing about the PlayOnHD series 2 media-players is that they come standard with the new and very much improved GUI but also hardware wise harbor the latest Realtek 1185 chipset, and that changes a thing or two as the performance issues we had noticed in 1080P content playback (with very high bit-rate) are now a thing of the past. That Realtek 1185 chipset has an increased clock frequency, 500 MHz coming from 400 MHz on the original version. And it makes all the difference. Meanwhile AC Ryan started to further improve on the PlayOn!HD 2 as you'll spot a USB 3.0 slave port which you can use to quickly play back from or transfer files.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Solid State Drives with SATA-600 Interface
     Sun, Jul 17 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year we welcomed the next generation of solid state drives, which major distinguishing feature was SATA 6 Gbps interface support. No wonder, since the old 3 Gbps interface limited the potential of the new SSDs. But which SSD to choose? To answer this question we gathered together and tested popular SSDs with SATA 6 Gbps support from Crucial, Intel and OCZ Technology.
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

Kingston SSDNow V100 vs. Patriot Torqx 2 128 GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 16 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Solid state drives (SSDs) have been coming down steadily in price since they were introduced to the market a few years ago and are now more affordable than ever. We believe that 128 GB SSDs offer the best compromise between capacity, performance and price, so we will be putting two of the latest models head to head today."
  FULL STORY @ PATRIOT

Patriot 128GB Torqx 2 SSD
     Sat, Jul 16 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a new SSD from Patriot, we received their latest TorqX 2 128 GB SSD drive that has some pretty nice specifications.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Intel Smart Response Technology Explained
     Fri, Jul 15 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) is designed to bridge the middle ground between traditional mechanical hard drives and solid state drives by combining the two. Although high capacity SSDs are quite expensive, low capacity units are much less expensive and achieve similar levels of performance. Intel's SRT lets you use a low capacity SSD to boost the performance of a mechanical drive by using the SSD as a cache."
  FULL STORY @ RESPONSE

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB Mobile Wireless Storage
     Thu, Jul 14 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wi-Fi feature of the GoFlex Satellite is a great idea whose time has finally come. It was easy to connect to via either the web browser based interface or the App available from Apple's App Store. Sharing files with an Apple iPad is straightforward and is an easy way to expand the capacity to make sure all of your movies, music, and other files are accessible. Thank you.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

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