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OCZ Vector 180 480 Gigabyte Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vector series, OCZ reportedly has drives in their portfolio, which are fast and reliable. Today OCZ is launching their latest model, which goes by the name Vector 180. Compared to the already successful predecessor - Vector 150 - this one should offer even higher sustained performance and apart from that the drive ships with the new management software SSD Guru.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review
     Sat, Mar 28 2015 | 3:23P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review
     Sat, Mar 28 2015 | 3:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review
     Sat, Mar 28 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"OCZ Storage Solutions launch their latest performance SSD. This is our OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

OCZ's Vector SSDs
     Fri, Mar 27 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba's latest "A19" NAND. We've taken a closer look at the drive—and OCZ's recent reliability rep—to see what's what.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

OCZ Vector 180 480GB and 960GB Review
     Fri, Mar 27 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Regular readers of KitGuru will know that OCZ have been making amends to repair their reputation with the enthusiast audience. They feel so confident in their latest technology that they asked us recently to kill 5 of their ARC 100 drives (latest update and links back HERE). Today it is time to take a look at their new SSD drive – the Vector 180. OCZ sent us their 480GB and 960GB models which feature power failure management, Toshiba A19 NAND flash, ShieldPlus Warranty and 100,000 random IOPS capabilities. These drives have a warranty of 50GB a day of host writes – for 5 years.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

OCZ Vector 180 Solid State Drive Review: Barefoot 3
     Fri, Mar 27 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology is at the ready with yet another new solid state drive, built around the company’s tried-and-true Barefoot 3 controller. The Vector 180 series drive that's launching today is packing some of Toshiba’s latest 19nm MLC NAND flash memory and has some welcomed features and additions normally reserved for more expensive, enterprise-class drives. And the Vector 180 isn’t the only thing OCZ has in store. Launching alongside this new SSD is a brand new utility, dubbed "OCZ Guru," geared for easy management and tuning of OCZ’s enthusiast-class drives....
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review
     Fri, Mar 27 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Mushkin Striker 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Mar 27 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year at CES Mushkin introduced their upcoming lane of SSDs called the Striker. Up until now, most of their SSDs have been in the Chronos product line. A change in name along with performance improvements are welcomed. The Striker series of SSDs run a quad core 8 channel Phison controller with Micron's 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. In the case of our sample, it has an impressive 480GBs of storage. They suggest that the drive will have read speeds up to 565MB/sec and write speeds up to 550MB/sec so today I am going to put it through our benchmark suite and find out if that is really the case. Before then though I am also going to dig inside and see what is inside as well. Enjoy!
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector 180 takes the place of the Vector 150 which was previously OCZ’s flagship drive and it’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since we tested that drive. OCZ has increased the capacity this time around with the largest drive nearing the terabyte mark at 960GB. However, they still offer a 120GB drive for those with more meager storage needs. Many of the drive makers have been dropping this capacity drive, especially with their enthusiast level drives so this is a break from the trend. In terms of performance, there isn’t any change in the specifications from the Vector 150 with 550MB/s read and 530MB/s writes being the same for both. Likewise with the IOPS at 100,000/95,000 reads/writes. The biggest change as we mentioned is the inclusion of a Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) technology. It monitors for power anomalies (e.g. power loss) and then leverages the built in capacitor for power to protect system-critical routines. Finally, the firmware creates a new mapping table snapshot and writes that to non-volatile flash to mitigate data loss before the drive finally shuts down. Read on to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB HDD Review – Large Capacity At A Low Price
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate is one of the oldest producers of HDD storage solutions in the industry, having started out in 1978 before becoming publicly traded in 1981. Seagate has certainly made its contributions to the consolidations taking place in the storage industry in the last few years, acquiring the likes of Maxtor (2005), LaCie (08/2012), LSI from Avago (05/2014), and backup and recovery provider Evault (07/2014).
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has completely revamped their brand image for the better since they have been purchased by Toshiba. They have unified their product designs and now all their products are easily recognizable and powered by in house Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers paired with Toshiba’s A19 Toggle MLC NAND. With this combination in addition to their ShieldPlus warranty, they have been able to deliver customers some fast and reliable SSDs with great warranty coverage and customer support. Since their acquisition, however, they have not refreshed their enthusiast class SSD line, their Vector 150 does not have the same ShieldPlus warranty as their other SSDs. Not only that, but their product line capacity maxes out at only 480GB. With so many new 1TB SSDs being released and 2TB SSDs around the corner, they need something to fill that void so they can maintain competitiveness in the high capacity market segment. Well, today they have addressed this issue. Meet the OCZ Vector 180 family.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris Lonardo is HardOCP's new Storage Engineer and Editor. HardOCP has been out of the SSD reviewing game for a couple of years looking for the right person to take the reins and Chris is our man. Today in his inaugural editorial, he shares with us what his thoughts are about in the SSD arena.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Mushkin Chronos 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I took a look at Mushkins new flagship SSD. Well it just so happens I also had another Mushkin SSD floating around the office to review. This one isn’t anything like the Striker. The Chronos is a little older but with that it is also a little better value when you are shopping. Our sample is the big guy with a 480GB capacity but it is priced to compete. So today I’m going to see what is inside of the Chronos and most importantly I am going to figure out if the aging Sandforce controller is still fast enough to justify a purchase for someone who is on a budget.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor released an update of its M.2 Express based PCI Express SSD, we review the M6e Black Edition. An M.2. SSD mounted onto a PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot could be interesting for many. Alongside an aesthetic overhaul this product will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume sizes, all powered by a Marvell controller. Plextor developed a PCI-Express based SSD that can reach performance in the 700 toi 800 MB/s range.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Crucial BX100 250 GB
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's new BX100 SSD is a cost optimized solid state drive at an ultra affordable price point. Being built around a Silicon Motion controller it delivers fast consistent performance, that's just within 1% of the Crucial MX100.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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