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Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ZM-VE200 HDD enclosure comes to help the people that use frequently CDs or DVDs at work or at home, for performing different tasks like installing OSes on many computers, programs and why not, even games. The only thing that needs to be done is to convert the disks into ISO images, transfer them on the 2.5' HDD and mount any of them in a matter of seconds, by using the lateral jog switch.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While testing may have been necessary to prove the performance claims regarding the Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 hard drive, the other key selling point is blatantly obvious with just a casual glance. The GoFlex Slim lives up to its name, as it is ultra-compact in all directions, especially its thickness. At just 9mm thick it is about as thin as some bare 2.5" drives.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD drive
     Fri, Jun 17 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Intel 320 could just as easily have been called the X25-M G3, as that is exactly the product we have here today. Using an updated version of the controller used in the previous two X25 series drives, the 320 is Intels mainstream oriented solid state product, whilst the firms Marvell based 510 series covers the high end. We test to see how it compares to its more expensive stable mate, as well as SandForce drives from OCZ, Corsair and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

MUKii TransImp X3 Plus Hard Drive Enclosure
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The MUKii TransImp X3 Plus is one of many new USB 3.0 hard drive enclosures coming to the market. The TransImp X3 Plus is no ordinary enclosure and MUKii has designed the unit with a few bells and whistles that separate it from other enclosures on the market. Some of those features include a front lit LCD display that shows real time I/O rates, an attractive black aluminum case and a small but effective set of software tools. "
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 12:03P | 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!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

OC3D: Samsung 830 SATA3 SSD 256GB Review
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung provide the NAND chips for nearly all the SSDs on the= market. Cutting out the middle-man we look at a Samsung branded model."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCI-Express SSD Review @ OCIA.net
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The 240GB sample that we have features blistering performance rated at up to 1000MB/s read and 900MB/s write with 130,000 IOPS. This is 260MB/s read and 180MB/s write faster than the RevoDrive X2, a card that included four SandForce controllers to obtain such speeds. The RevoDrive 3 is able to trump those numbers with only two controllers thanks to new advances across the board.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

 
Hybrid Storage Roundup: Seagate Momentus XT vs. OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid vs. Intel Z68
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The result of this roundup is that due to the various hardware configurations each Hybrid solution is created for, there is no clear winner. The RevoDrive Hybrid dominates the field, but can only be installed into a desktop class machine. The Seagate Momentus XT provides the simplest drop-in high-capacity performance for laptops containing a single 2.5 HDD bay. Finally, Intel`s Rapid Response Technology present on Z68 desktops and recent 68 series mobile chipsets, gives a flexible option that works very well."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Pricing for the 3TB drive comes in currently at $189, so it is priced competitively in the segment. Considering that a 1TB drive can be had for less than $70, the cost per TB drops with the addition of capacity. Pairing this drive with a Z68 motherboard and a small SSD using Intel's Smart Response technology, would allow both the increased capacity we all want with the responsiveness of an SSD once the technology learns your most used applications. Ultimately, the Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB drive exceeds expectations by delivering a higher level of performance with the extra capacity needed as we progress to ever larger file sizes for our digital media. Higher sustained data flow and an overall improvement in responsiveness are the hallmarks of this drive. Add in a small SSD for some Smart caching on an Intel Z68 based motherboard and you should have the best of both worlds — speed and capacity."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Kingston HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 3:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?If you know anything about Kingston you know their HyperX line. HyperX is the name they give all of their high-end products. Kingston entered the solid state drive market with the SSDNow series of drives, but it was about time the put the HyperX name on a solid state drive. The HyperX solid state drive is a SATA 6GB/s drive powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller, 25nm Intel NAND and boasts speeds of 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write. Kingston sent us the upgrade kit that includes a USB enclosure, 3.5-inch mounting bracket, SATA data cable, screwdriver and hard drive cloning software. Let?s take a look."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

Crucial m4 256GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 1:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a while since we last took a look at a Crucial product, so for the next one, how about we make it interesting? SSDs aren`t uncommon, but high-end SSDs that don`t feature a SandForce controller are - and of course, that`s what makes Crucial`s m4 notable. Does its lack of a SandForce controller hold it back? Let`s take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Silicon Power V20 Series 120GB SSD
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cracking open the Silicon Power V20 series SSD, we find a SF-1222TA3-SBH controller, the same controller utilised in OCZ's Vertex 2 SSD's. While for storage Silicon Power have included Micron-branded 29F64G08CFABA MLC based 34nm Flash NAND modules. This is the same NAND module utilised for the majority of Vertex 2 E SSD's, apart some of the late few that have moved to a smaller NAND process.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Corsair Announces Force 3 GT SSDs For The Enthusiast
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD Review had the opportunity to meet with Robert Pearce, Sr Technical Marketing Specialist of Corsair, this week at Computex Taipei and he had some rather unexpected SSD news to pass on. It appears that Corsair will be releasing an enthusiast line of SSDs known as the Force 3 GT line right on the heals of their new 'Sandforce Driven' Force 3 SSD, the difference between both drives being the use of asynchronous vs synchronous NAND flash memory. The new GT series sports a 'race car' red outer casing and, much like the recent move of OCZ with their IOPS Max version of the Vertex 3, will contain 3xnm NAND flash memory as well as the already famous Sandforce SF-2281 processor to push things along at 555MB/s read and 525MB/s write with 85,000 MaxIOPS. Its capacities are presently limited to 120 and 240GB versions and we need to give you a heads up, this is an enthusiast SSD and we expect it to be priced as such.
  FULL STORY @ ANNOUNCES

Kingston Releases HyperX SSD IN Blowout
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Brace yourself for this SSD release because we cannot simply give you the meat without the gravy on this one. While at CES, we were lucky enough to spend time with Kingston behind the scenes and at their "WOW" event for release of their new product line to include the HyperX SSD. Set in the Bellevita Taipei, this release party included all the fixings to include Taiwans top models who were more than happy to introduce such Kingston products as the new 'SandForce Driven' HyperX SSD as well as a Mac product called the 'Wi-Drive'. As a bit of a background, it is said that the Bellevita was envisioned through a young womans desire to start her own coffee shop to which her father followed suit from there.
  FULL STORY @ RELEASES

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

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