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Western Digital Red Pro WD4001FFSX 4TB Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Jan 25 2015 | 1:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The WD Red Pro takes on a whole different approach to accommodating high end NAS users compared to the original WD Red. We took one in and compared it against a bunch of other NAS drives."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Plextor M6e Black Edition M.2 PCIe SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month when they debuted the M6e Black Edition PCI Express Gen 2×2 SSD as well as the M7e PCI Express Gen 2×4 SSD. The Plextor M7e PCIe SSD looked amazing at the show and in CrystalDiskMark it was showing 1411MB/s Sequential Read and 1028MB/s Sequential Write speeds. Those are damn impressive performance numbers, but the Plextor M7e is many months away. The Plextor M6e debuted at CES 2014 and was designed to the first PCIe SSD aimed at gamers with read/write speeds of 770/625MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105K/100K IOPS thanks to the PCIe Gen2 x 2 interface. The M6e 256GB PCIe SSD did okay in our performance review, but the add-in card featured a traditional green PCB and silver back panel bracket. Plextor has come up with the M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD series, which is basically a gamer themed makeover for what was originally a pretty bland card. Read on to see how the Plextor M6e Black Edition performs in our review!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

WD My Cloud 3 TB Network HDD Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's test the WD My Cloud 3 TB network HDD, which has a Gigabit Ethernet connection, supports internet access, media streaming, and an additional USB 3.0 drive.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Patriot Blaze 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Chris takes us on a tour of Patriot Memory's Blaze SSD with the 240GB capacity model. Should this be your next drive? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco 960GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk's CloudSpeed Eco SSD is designed to meet the requirements of read-intensive applications at an economic price point. Here's Paul's full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Plextor M6M 128GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months ago I took a look at a drive that has managed to slingshot Plextor right back into the enthusiast market with a drive that took the limitations of the SATA III interface and threw it out of the window, using the supreme bandwidth of a PCIe interface to allow it to stretch its legs out and give us some proper next generation performance. Now if you’ve not guessed which drive I’m on about here, I’m referring their M6e PCIe SSD – which uses the latest M.2 NGFF interface to deliver levels of performance that may have dreamed of for quite some time. Whilst the M6e is a great product to behold, it is not for everybody. Firstly we have to look at the cost and with a 512GB drive fetching over £500 / $800, it is a heavy investment to made and secondly its compatibility list is somewhat limited, knocking many mATX builds and portable systems out of the question. Fortunately though Plextor were not naive enough to force users on to the M.2 platform to enjoy the performance that is on offer from the components of the M6e. Alongside the next generation drive, Plextor have brought two more drive to market that follow are more traditional approach to storage, using the most commonly used interface, SATA, and its compact alternative mSATA. Whilst both the mSATA and SATA drives are not able to offer the break neck speeds that can be achieved through a native M.2 or PCIe interface, they still play home to the same controller and NAND packages, just with a lower headlining above them.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Trendnet TU3-DS2 USB 3.0 Docking Station
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up a review of the Trendnet TU3-DS2 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station. If you have a laptop, Ultrabook or even a small PC without a lot of ports, haivng a one-plug Docking station is a super handy upgrade. This unit allows you to have a couple of extra displays hooked to your machine - all via a single USB 3.0 port. It does that and a lot more so make sure to check our review for all the details.
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

 
Toshiba HK3R2 960GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 1:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba`s HK3R2 enterprise SSD leverages second-generation Toshiba A19nm Toggle MLC NAND to increase performance and density for read-centric workloads."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Red Pro (WD4001FFSX) 4 TB Hard Disk
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at the top-of-the-line 4 TB Western Digital Red Pro (WD4001FFSX) model. Here are its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Plextor M6S 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 20 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our look over Plextor’s M6- SSD product line has seen us look at their M6e PCIe based M.2 drive, where the limitations of the SATA interface are no match for top end performance and more recently the M6M, a mSATA drive that packs the same components but in a tiny frame, with speeds that set it apart from many other drives in its class. Today we’re looking at the final piece of the SSD puzzle with a drive that looks much more standard if it were, with a 2.5? chassis and the same ingredient list that we saw with the M6M and M6e. Available in capacities ranging from 128GB up to 512GB, the M6S offers IOPs speeds of up to 94K read, 80K write with sequential speeds of 520MB/s read and 440MB/s write. Sat at the heart of the drive is a dual-core Marvell 88SS9188 controller giving the drive around 30-50% drop in power consumption compared to the last generation M5S.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD Review
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 2:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been a while since I tested an SSD and after using mechanical drives in some of my systems for the past few months, the difference was incredible. The MX100 is Crucial's answer to performance at a price that makes an SSD affordable. This drive has an MSRP that makes it just under $0.45 / GB and if you can find it on sale - it's an even better deal...
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

WD My Passport Pro 4TB Thunderbolt Portable RAID Drive
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this day and age of digital entertainment, the associated files that are edited to bring you amazing still life imagery or high-definition video require high performance peripherals. With a large amount of digital content producers being out on location and not in the comfort of their studios, their devices need to be portable without sacrificing performance. This is where I believe the WD Passport Pro can be of help, as a portable storage solution that can help take your digital editing to another level on the road."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

4-Bay Drobo
     Sat, Jan 17 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The new third generation 4-Bay Drobo is exactly what the company needed, packing the features and reliability of BeyondRAID into a small and quiet unit. The updated hardware enables USB 3.0 throughputs exceeding 200MB/sec, and an integrated battery backup minimizes the chances of data loss or array corruption during unexpected power failures. Most amazing is how Drobo was able to include exceptional build quality at such a low asking price. I used to hold back on recommending Drobo because of its high cost and USB compatibility issues, but those have been essentially been solved."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Inateck FD2002 Dual Bay Storage Docking Station Review
     Sat, Jan 17 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler takes a look at the Inateck FD2002, a dual bay storage docking station that doubles as a drive cloner and dock."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review
     Sat, Jan 17 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who like to upgrade an Ultrabook or Tablet with a fast SSD or has installed a motherboard with an mSATA port, will be happy about this review. Because this time OCinside.de is testing the tiny Plextor M5M mSATA SSD board with 128 GB capacity, which is also available with 64 GB or 256 GB. The Plextor PX-128M5M SSD is based on the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and achieved in practice tests with the latest firmware 1.04 great results, which are compared in this review with dozens of SSDs and HDDs.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Samsung SSD 850 Pro reviews
     Sat, Jan 17 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB Solid State Drives with latest 3D V-NAND will be available mid of June 2014, but is already extensively tested.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESPOT

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