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The Best Budget & Enthusiast-Level SSDs
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've been following the evolution of solid state drives for some time now, highlighting the most relevant offerings at any given time, and noting the impact newer controllers had in improving performance. The last few months have been particularly busy with Intel, OCZ, and Crucial launching their next-gen offerings at different price points and capacities. To ease your pain in choosing the right SSD, we've put together a condensed list with some of what we consider the best SSDs in the market right now, basing our picks on performance and highlighting a slightly slower alternative offering a better cost per gigabyte value.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

SuperTalent Showcases SandForce Driven Flash Drive
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having announced the only USB3 Flash Drive SSD at Computex Taipei, SuperTalent was no stranger to innovation and trust us when we tell you that this flash drive is pure SSD through and through. Although we brought the news to you first at CES in January, the RC8 was initially believed to contain 3Xnm NAND flash memory, however, the release was delayed as SuperTalent thought 25nm might be a better choice. If you are looking for the absolute fastest flash drive, look no further! The RC8 is based on the heart and sole of SandForces rise to fame, the SATA 3 SF-1200 processor which is single handedly responsible for SandForces quick rise to fame in the SSD arena.
  FULL STORY @ SHOWCASES

Mach Xtreme Displays New JMicron SATA 3 SSD
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One would always expect big moves by big companies but today we happened to stumble upon something just a bit unexpected. You may remember some time ago we did a SSD review on the MX-DS 'Sandforce Driven' SSD which was introduced by a fairly new company called Mach Xtreme. We met with Tomasz Swatowski, Marketing Manager of Mach Xtreme, this morning and quite frankly, we may have stumbled on the hidden GEM of Computex SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Western Digital Caviar Green (WD30EZRX) 3 TB
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:11P | 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 3 TB hard disk drive - the new Western Digital WD30EZRX with Advanced Format Technology and 6 Gbps interface. Let’s find out how well this drive performs!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD - Long Term Test Results
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Based on the benchmarks we ran the verdict is pretty clear. The performance loss over the course of three months of normal use is minimal at best, with no real discernible difference observed by the user. Windows boot time is still under 15 seconds where we see most of the newer drives performing out of the box..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair Force Series F40 SATA II SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair is a heavy hitter in the memory market and one product is the Force Series F40. The Corsair F40 is one of the smaller SSDs that can be found, at only 40GB. Inside the F40 there is a Sandforce 1200 series SSD controller and Intel MLC NAND flash memory. With that pairing, there is an advertised maximum sequential read speed of 280 MB/s and maximum sequential write speed of 270 MB/s. The F40 has a 2.5" form factor and TRIM support. Connectivity includes a SATA II interface. Corsair bundles this drive with a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket and a 3 year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
     Tue, Jun 07 2011 | 5:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"OCZ is one of the leading SSD vendors and they have been producing quite number of SSD products with different types of form factors. Among all these form factors, 2.5" SATA II drive is the most common and popular one since it could be used for desktop, laptop as well as external storage. OCZ Vertex 2 is one of the high performance OCZ's SSDs and let us take a closer look into it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

 
Synology DiskStation DS411+
     Tue, Jun 07 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Synology DS411+ is one of the most powerful Atom based NAS devices we have come across, the Intel Atom D510 seems perfectly suited for this kind of use. Given the specifications, the DS411+ performed as anticipated and proved to be a great quality product that we can highly recommend to anyone looking at a four bay NAS device for the home or small office.
  FULL STORY @ PAGES

OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 05 2011 | 5:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we are looking at a drive which OCZ hope will find a slightly more value orientated place in the market, the Agility 3. Based on the same controller as the Vertex 3 range we still get the same great features however the other internal components have been tweaked slightly. We will be putting the drive through a selection of tests to find out how it compares to one of the main competitors, the Intel 510 Series."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Raidmax Aeolus
     Fri, Jun 03 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest addition to the long line of chassis from Raidmax, the Aeolus flies in as a top gaming case under $100. While Aeolus is a tribute to "the ruler of the winds" we'll find out if it blows us away or if the wind is knocked out of our sails in our review.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-230StU3-G 2.5 USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure Review
     Fri, Jun 03 2011 | 3:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RaIf you just joined the USB 3.0 trend and you're looking to get yourself a nice 2.5 inch external HDD enclosure then the latest Icy Box IB-230StU3-G by RaidSonic with its brushed aluminum body, performance, anti-vibration/shock feature and attractive price tag might just be what you're looking for.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

OCZ Agility 3 promises performance levels
     Fri, Jun 03 2011 | 12:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Agility 3 promises performance levels of the celebrated Vertex 3 SSD at a (relatively) cheaper price tag thanks the use of more cost-effective NAND flash memory. Check our latest SSD review to see if that means the Agility 3 cuts corners in performance as a result.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

TransImp Hard Drive Dock Plus
     Thu, Jun 02 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many companies make hard drive docks and we personally have reviewed at least a dozen. A few months back we reviewed one of MUKii's first dock models. It turned out to be a great unit that performed well and still looked good while doing it. MUKii has decided to give that model a refresher and now have came out with an improved version. Similar to their hard drive enclosure (which we also just reviewed), this new model has a small LCD readout that displays the real time transfer speeds to and from the drive when accessed.
  FULL STORY @ MUKII

Icy Dock MB991IK-B Mobile HDD Rack
     Wed, Jun 01 2011 | 5:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If Icy Dock MB994SP-4S is offering more than what you require then Icy Dock MB991IK-B is another alternative solution for you. In short Icy Dock MB991IK-B could be considered as a simplified version of Icy Dock MB994SP-4S which is only able to support a single 2.5" drive bay in 3.5" form factor instead of quad drive bays supportability in 5.25" form factor."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

News: RevoDrive Hybrid combines SSD HDD on a single PCIe card
     Tue, May 31 2011 | 4:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ deliverd an interesting surprise at Computex with the RevoDrive Hybrid which combines mechanical and solid-state storage on a PCI Express x4 card."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review
     Sat, May 28 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to portable storage products. When shopping it is important to look for a drive that is easy to use, comes with an abundant amount of features and protects the drive inside very well. All of those features can be found in the Western Digital My Passport Series of products. You don't have to take my word for it; Western Digital currently holds the title as the number one seller of external hard drives by volume with their My Passport Series. The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE is the latest addition to the Series and brings a colourful entry to the normally boring world of portable storage. With four colour options available; blue, red, silver and black, you can choose what goes best with that new purse. The choices don't stop there; the My Passport Essential SE is also available in 1TB or 750GB capacity sizes."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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