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Patriot Wildfire 120GB
     Tue, Aug 30 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Patriot has come to market with a drive that delivers excellent performance characteristics with its combination of Sandforce 2281 controller and 32nm MLC NAND in place of the 25nm delivered on the other 22XX-controlled comparison drives. In much of the testing, the lower-capacity Wildfire delivered performance on par with the 240GB Vertex 3 from OCZ. On paper, the specifications include 555Mb/s read speeds and writes of 520MB/s, along with 4k aligned random write performance of 85,000 IOPs — marks the Wildfire easily delivered. This makes the drive, at times, more than twice as fast as many previous-generation drives controlled by Sandforce 1222 and INDILINX Barefoot controllers — numbers it took previous-generation drives in RAID to achieve."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Apacer AC430 USB 3.0 External HDD Review
     Fri, Aug 26 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new AC430 USB 3.0 External hard drive from Apacer comes with good read/write performances and has some striking looks thanks to the aluminium enclosure; the product is also shipped with a carry bag, to avoid scratches and dust accumulation during travels.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case + Virtual Drive Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
USB 3.0 compatible External HDD Enclosures may hold the top spot in terms of raw data transfer speeds but the latest offering by Zalman called the ZM-VE200 offers very good performance via eSATA, excellent build quality, VFW display screen, software-free ISO image mounting and all that at a killer price.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today, we'll be looking at a the WD Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA II notebook hard drive. With a 5400 RPM drive speed, 8MB cache, and 3 GB/s SATA interface speed, the 1TB Western Digital Scorpio Blue hard drive is the largest capacity drive offered by Western Digital in the 2.5" SATA notebook standard. If you want to massive amounts of storage space in a laptop this is the drive for you!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Thermaltake Max 5G Active Cooling 3.5' External HDD Enclosure
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inside the Max 5G Active Cooling 3.5' USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure from Thermaltake, we can install in a matter of seconds our drive and start transferring data at high speeds. The dual 80mm fans help cooling the HDD while it is on, so we can obtain similar temperatures as we would have installed the drive inside a well ventilated computer case.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Corsair Force GT SATA III 120GB SSD Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The fiery red shell of the Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD is indicative of the high performance nature of the drive and enthusiasts who like to color match and show off their components will find this to be one of the more ornate SSDs on the market. With max read performance listed as 555MB/s and 515MB/s for max writes, it doesn't boast the best specifications of any SandForce drive on the market but it's right up there. More importantly, it's a tad faster than the non-GT version of the Force 3 drives which specs out at 550MB/s and 510MB/s..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Patriot Pyro 120GB SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Patriot hasn't been as active in the SSD realm as some other companies, focusing instead on their memory products and USB flash media. Recently they released their Wildfire line of SSDs and they follow that up with another flame related theme in the Pyro line. Each features the popular SandForce SF-2281 controller and a SATA III interface but differ in the NAND flash employed. The Pyro line is the more value oriented drive as opposed to the Wildfire line which sports slightly better max performance specifications in terms of MB/s and IOPS..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot are well known for their memory and USB flash products but perhaps lack awareness in the SSD department. Under the SATA 2 interface they have provided the market with the Inferno and Torqx but now they are tackling the SATA 3 interface with some more flame filled models such as the Wildfire and our review subject – Pyro. Like the Pyro the Wildfire takes advantage of a SandForce SF-2281 Controller the difference between these two models is that the Wildfire caters for the performance market whilst the Pyro hopes to offer a better value for money alternative whilst still endorsing good transfer rates from SATA 3 - 6Gbs.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Flash Drives and Controllers: USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0
     Sun, Aug 21 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The today’s most popular way of moving data around and transferring it from one computer system to another is definitely USB flash drives. However, now that we have gigabytes of data the USB 2.0 speed may become a bottleneck. Will the transition to faster USB 3.0 interface help flash drives resolve this issue and is it justified at this time?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Ineo I-NA215U Plus USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure
     Sun, Aug 21 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To introduce us to their hardware, Ineo Technology sent over one of their 2.5" hard drive enclosures. The I-NA215U Plus is a lightweight and compact enclosure that features USB 3.0 connectivity. We will be covering the bare enclosure, but it is worth mentioning that they also offer the enclosure bundled with a 750GB hard drive.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Hitachi UltraStar 7K3000 3TB SATA 3 HDD Review
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest enterprise class UltraStar 7K3000 3TB SATA 3 HDD by Hitachi GST may not be worlds apart in terms of raw performance when compared to its smaller brother the DeskStar 7K3000 3TB SATA 3 HDD but that's just about the only thing that these two drives have in common.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our review today examines the Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3 SSD. The HyperX is Kingstons first offering of a SATA 3 SSD and their first partnership with SandForce through use of their SF-2281 6Gbps processor, a processor which has taken the SSD community by storm. With full intention of their HyperX line being the absolute best, Kingston has included all the bells and whistles and taken their time in producing a very attractive total package. The performance lies at the heart of the beast, however, and performance would tell the tale of the tape.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Samsung 470 128GB SSD
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung, memory makers and court room opponents of Apple. Today they stand charged with producing a good quality SSD of the 128GB variety. In the docket is this brushed aluminium drive from the 470 range. Let’s put it through it’s paces and see what the verdict is."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

Silicon Power Stream S10 750B USB 3.0
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Stream S10 does not only look sleek, but also ships in two metallic color choices. On top of that the 750GB external hard drive offers very good performance and a great set of accessories. We take the drive for a spin and rip it apart to see what makes it tick.
  FULL STORY @ SILICON

Strontium Matrix Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Frequent followers of our SSD reviews have already been introduced to Strontium, a SSD manufacturer from Singapore. Our first review of the company's product was the Gamma Series 115GB published last week. The Gamma Series is Strontium's entry level SSD that uses a SandForce SF-1200 controller and pairs it with 25nm IMFT flash. The Matrix Series drive that we are looking at today is based on a Marvell controller and for the most part is a rebadged Micron C400 SATA III SSD." As you may know, Micron has their hands in many jars and is the M in the IMFT joint flash production partnership with Intel. Micron also manufactures and OEMs SSDs for other companies with Strontium being just one of them. The largest partner receiving Micron C400 drives is Crucial, a division of Micron and reseller of the Crucial m4 products that we've already reviewed in the past."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB SATA 3 HDD Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
: Thanks to excellent read/write speeds and a very attractive price tag the latest Barracuda XT 3TB SATA 3 Hard Disk Drive by Seagate offers an excellent price/performance ratio and is without doubt the ideal choice for casual users and gamers looking to increase their storage space without breaking the bank.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

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