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QNAP TS-453mini NAS Review
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It may not be immediately apparent that the QNAP TS-453mini is a NAS that accommodates up to four 3.5-inch hard drives. Its tiny footprint (200mmx151mm) requires the bare minimum of shelf space, however that isn’t the natural environment for this particular NAS.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Samsung PM853T SSD Review (960GB) - Enterprise Excellence
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Normally, when we work with SSD manufacturers, the class of product is pretty straight forward. Whether it be enterprise, consumer or enthusiast, we normally have an easy time pinning down the the point of the product. With Samsung, you might need a degree in marketing to figure out what is going on. This has been a point of contention in the past because products were not only differentiated by product type, but also distribution model. At the 2014 Samsung SSD Summit, we got a much clearer picture.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Samsung SSD 850 Evo 2TB Review
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's hard to believe the prices many of us were paying for SSD storage just a few years ago when we can grab a 1TB Crucial MX200 SSDs for just $365 (coming in at $0.36 per gigabyte). Recently, Samsung delivered even higher capacity SSDs with 2TB versions of its famed 850 Pro and 850 Evo series, which we have on hand today. While we already know the drive is reasonably priced for the amount of storage provided, we're keen to see what its performance looks like.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B Eight-Bay SATA Backplane Cage Review
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tyler tells us all about ICY DOCK's MB998SP-B, an eight-bay 2.5-inch SATA HDD and SSD backplane cage for a 5.25-inch bay in your chassis."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ADATA XPG SX930 Gaming SSD Review
     Thu, Aug 20 2015 | 3:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With SSD prices falling under intense competition, and most consumer-level drives bumping up against the bandwidth limitations of SATA 6, how does a vendor distinguish their product? ADATA thinks their SX930 “Extreme Performance Gaming” (XPG) drive can do it, bolstered by features like enterprise-grade NAND, a JMicron JMF670H controller, hardware-based BHC error correction, pSLC cache technology, all supported with free application software and a five-year warranty. Benchmark Reviews runs the ADATA XPG SX930 Gaming SSD through our test suite to see how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

OCZ's new Vector 180 in 240GB
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quality components, high speeds, a low price and a long warranty. Those are all things we look for in today's SSDs and OCZ's new Vector 180 offers every one of them.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

 
OCZ Vector 180 (480GB)
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Even though the Vector 180 has some impressive raw throughput results, there is more to the performance of this SSD than reported averages. This is OCZ's flagship product, at flagship product pricing, and to cut straight to the chase, it does not perform to my expectations of an enthusiast SSD. With firmware 1.01 (current as of this writing), the Vector 180 halts every 20 seconds during sustained writes. TRIM operations also result in obvious stalls subsequent in host writes. The lower cost/GB at higher capacities is countered by the fact that the TRIM performance and periodic write stalls are amplified in those larger models. The primary function of an SSD is to service host IO requests as quickly as possible, and the OCZ Vector 180 unfortunately falters at this task too often for me to recommend it."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 600GB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With 2TB solid state drives already available in the market and 4TB models announced to arrive pretty soon it's clear that although the price/capacity gap with 3.5" mechanical drives is still quite wide (currently 10TB 3.5" drives have already made their debut) the same no longer applies for 2.5" mechanical drives since as we speak the highest capacity model is a 3TB one. All of the above however are for the consumer market so when it comes to enterprise grade products things change quite a bit since SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) models cost a lot more compared to their SATA siblings. Because of that 2.5" enterprise grade mechanical hard drives still have the "edge" over enterprise grade SSDs in terms of price/capacity and thus many professionals and businesses still choose to go with them for their data arrays. Toshiba recently announced their latest AL13SXBxx 15.000 RPM 2.5" SAS hard drive line and not long after being the first ones to test the 12Gb/s SAS model with us we have the 6Gb/s SAS one.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Intel Developer Forum today
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising 3D Xpoint memory, co-developed with Micron, which is a replacement for NAND flash. Intel has claimed that 3D Xpoint has 1000x the speed and endurance of existing flash storage. This new technology will ship in a new family of Intel SSDs, called Optane, sometime in 2016. The Optane brand will encompass 3D Xpoint memory, storage controllers, and a software stack from Intel.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Enermax EMK3203 3.5? Mobile RAID Rack with 2x 2.5? Drive
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking a RAID setup on the road can be a tricky thing and one that is destined to fail most of the time, unless you have a dedicated enclosure. When it has to be portable, it also has to be small, light, and universally usable and Enermax has created such a solution with the 3.5-inch to dual 2.5-inch SATA HDD converter with built-in hardware RAID.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Western Digital RED 6TB 3.5? NAS HDD Four Disk RAID Review
     Sun, Aug 16 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have recently taken a look at the WD RED 6TB hard disk drive designed for NAS usage, and today it is time to see how these drives perform in a 4-disk RAID setup. Western Digital was so nice to provide us with all these wonderful drives for our NAS testing, so it will be great to have a baseline performance directly on our test bench. I’ve been wanting to do this review for quite some time, but had some trouble with my old motherboard. Actually it was a BIOS issue where it had forgotten about its RAID feature, but that’s an old story by now and I have since got a brand new and working motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Crucial BX100 1TB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Aug 16 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We designed the MX200 and BX100 to meet the varied needs of the market, making it easier for anyone to move to an SSD, whether they are a seasoned computer enthusiast or an absolute beginner, all while keeping value top of mind,” said Jonathan Weech, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. “These drives leverage Micron’s years of heritage in storage technology to deliver advanced features and performance, resulting in an unparalleled SSD experience for our consumers.”
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

SilverStone MS08 Internal SATA Hot Swap Bay Review
     Sun, Aug 16 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever wanted to quickly swap your internal SSDs, take a look at the SilverStone MS08.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

This is Kingston’s first attempt at developing a high speed M.2 PCIe SSD and the
     Sat, Aug 15 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although there are higher-clocked kits on the market, Corsair's Corsair Vengeance LPX is one of the few 32GB DDR4-2666 kits that combines speed with relatively tight timings and awesome overclocking headroom.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Kingston HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD Review (480GB)
     Sat, Aug 15 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is Kingston’s first attempt at developing a high speed M.2 PCIe SSD and they took their time to do it right. The HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x4 interface to achieve read speeds of up to 1.4GB/s and write speeds up to 1GB/s. When looking at IOPS, this SSD can deliver up to 160,000 read and 119,000 write! Sustained random 4K read/write is rated for up to 120K/78K respectively. Currently this SSD is available in 240GB and 480GB capacity, however a 960GB model will be released in the coming months.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

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