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WD Black 5TB WD5001FZWX HDD Review
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What keeps WD Black 5TB WD5001FZWX drive apart from other Black 7200 RPM drive is that the 5TB and 6TB variants use a larger 128MB Cache. WD Black series drives are made for a system that requires more performance. While SSDs are getting cheaper, it’s still not “Terrabytes of affordable” cheap. Naturally, a mechanical drive won’t reach anywhere near the speed SSDs provide. But for the time being, it provides a lot of space.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Synology DiskStation DS916+
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 3:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DiskStation DS916+ is as close to perfect as any desktop NAS available right now. Synology has followed their proven formula very closely, delivering the 4-bay flagship NAS we all expected. The result being a powerful class leading NAS backed by the very best software.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 3:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS3202T is equipped with a quad-core Intel CPU, which enables it to handle up to 4K resolution multimedia content playback. This means the AS3202T can also play a central role in a multimedia set-up while still acting as a regular NAS with up to 16 TB of storage capacity.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Seagate Enterprise Capacity v5 8TB hard drive
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 3:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's new Enterprise Capacity v5 8TB doesn't rely on cutting edge technology but rather takes a more affordable and likely more reliable approach. This is one of the best HDD's around.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Micron 9100 MAX 2.4TB Enterprise PCIe NVMe SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 1:52P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"Micron drops the hammer with their new 9100 Series SSDs, featuring matched write performance combined with one of the industry's lowest price points."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

4TB model of their 850 EVO
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 1:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As the SSD drum beats on, folks want higher and higher capacities. Samsung has answered the call with their 4TB 850 EVO. 48-layer V-NAND enables even higher densities, meaning the move from 2TB could be accomplished with the same die count and a bit more DRAM. Performance was excellent, as we've come to expect from Samsung SSDs, but with a doubling of die capacity recently taking place, we'd like to see a bit less cost per GB in these higher capacity parts."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Crucial MX200 250GB Two-, Three- and Four-Way SSD RAID Review
     Tue, Jul 12 2016 | 1:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nowadays, SSDs have such a high reliability that we can operate multiple SSDs in a RAID0 to get multiple speed. We like to know how fast a RAID can be consisting of two SSDs, three SSDs and even four SSDs to reach a very high speed for small money. Notwithstanding that the Crucial MX300 SSD is already available, we use Crucial MX200 250 GB SSDs in this 2-way, 3-way and 4-way RAID SSD test.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

 
Samsung SM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 11 2016 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Legendary before it even launched, Samsung's second generation OEM M.2 NVMe SSD, the SM961, is in the lab for testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Micron 9100 MAX NVMe PCIe Enterprise SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 11 2016 | 11:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron announced its 9100 Series NVMe enterprise-class solid state drive back in April. The drives come in multiple flavors and form factors, with the Micron 9100 PRO series targeting read-centric environments, while the 9100 MAX targets mixed-use cases. Capacities for the drives in the Micron 9100 series range from 800GB on up to 3.2TB, though all of the drives are outfitted with similar controllers and NAND. Although news of the drives has been circulating for a couple of months now, it was just recently that we got our hands on one for some in-house testing. We’ve been experimenting with a Micron 9100 MAX 2.4TB HHHL NVMe drive for a couple of weeks and will detail its performance on the pages ahead...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Synology DS916+ Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review
     Sun, Jul 10 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology refreshes its four-bay lineup with the DS916+, now featuring a fast quad-core Intel SoC, 8GB memory support, and more."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Asustor AS-6208T NAS review
     Sat, Jul 09 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test the Asustor AS6208T NAS unit that offers 8 HDD bays. The unit really is a small server offering a wide range of features from advanced RAID functionality, towards Media center output towards LAN Link Aggregation with it's four gigabit Ethernet jacks. The sky is the limit with the AS-6208T as it is plenty powerful as well.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 09 2016 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The WD Red Pro 5TB WD5001FFWX drive is 7200 RPM class whose PCB components as of the same hardware as the WD5001FZWX. But the firmware is different as Red Pro series are made keeping NAS systems with up to 16-bays in mind. I am still not sure about the platters placement between both drives, but we’ll see the drive performs. Its NASWare 3.0 is designed in a way that it should work with an existing network system. Unlike in the Black variant, WD says it uses multi-axis shock sensor which automatically detects any shock events. After that, it adjusts its read/write function to compensate for the shock and protecting the drive.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Techman XC100E5C 1.6TB Enterprise PCIe NVMe SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 09 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Techman enters the ring with their new XC100E5C series enterprise NVMe SSDs. We test the 1.6TB model standalone and in RAID 0."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Review: Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
     Fri, Jul 08 2016 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since then, we’ve come quite a ways away thanks to industrywide adoption of PCIe and NVMe, finally paving the way for mass market adoption of PCIe SSDs. Although during the course of the journey OCZ has gone through a bankruptcy and a subsequent acquisition by Toshiba, they’re still continuing to innovate in the PCIe arena..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

OCZ RD400A 512GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 08 2016 | 2:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Watching the OCZ RD400A 512GB benchmark against all the other SSDs we have tested in the past is like watching an Olympic heavyweight boxer fight a bunch of five year old kids: There is simply no competition.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Mushkin Triactor SSD Review (480GB) – Another Barebones TLC Option
     Thu, Jul 07 2016 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2014 we took a good look at the Mushkin Reactor. At the time, it was the best value 1TB SSD you could buy. You could even argue that it was THE SSD which made high value, high capacity SSDs the norm. Now, Mushkin is trying to take value a step farther by introducing a cheaper alternative into the market. Instead of MLC NAND this time around, they've opted to utilize SanDisk's TLC NAND and Silicon Motion's SM2256 controller in the new Mushkin Triactor. This barebones, TLC packed SSD, is their latest answer to the demand for more affordable, high capacity SSDs by the consumer market. Promising to deliver the lightning fast boot and application load times that HDDs just can't, this SSD just may be a viable option for those of you who have yet to make the move to flash. We've tested quite a few TLC based SSDs as of late, will the Mushkin Triactor show up the competition? Or will it lag behind in all its TLC "glory?" So far all we can say is that it sure does look cool. Read on as we analyze the new Mushkin Triactor 480GB in today's review!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

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