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OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Mar 02 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“OCZ has been one of the big players in the solid state drive market since the first consumer drives were available. We have seen them really push the technology to the limit over the past year, but they are also still concerned about you the customer. That is why they have released 3.5-inch versions of both their Vertex 2 and Agility 2 solid state drives. The 3.5-inch form factor means you do not need an adapter and OCZ claims this design is a lower cost per GB. Let’s take a look at this newly designed 3.5-inch version of the Vertex 2."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ RevoDrive 50GB SSD
     Mon, Feb 28 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever think that SSD's are too slow? OCZ has something for the data speed junkie in all of us. Their new SSD blows all the others out of the water and looks like nothing you've seen before. Will all this raw performance cost you an arm and leg, or will the average Joe be able to afford it? Read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Kingston SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive
     Mon, Feb 28 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow V100 boasting speeds of up to 250Mb/s, we put it to the test to see if this drive can truly keep up with the claims of its manufacturer. Come see the results!
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Areca ARC-1880ix-24 PCI-E x8 SATA/SAS RAID Controller w/ 24 Crucial RealSSD C300
     Fri, Feb 25 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Areca Technology Corporation started life in 1999 and was formed by a team of storage product engineers in Taipei, Taiwan. The core of Areca is their dedicated research and development team that is responsible for Areca's success in the storage industry. Around five years ago Areca's hard work and dedication propelled the company into a leading role in the storage controller market. The first to catch on were enthusiast power users who learned that Areca products at the time were outperforming those from industry power players LSI and Adaptec. It took at least two product cycles for these companies to catch back up to the data transfer levels being offered by Areca's products. Today we are looking at Areca's latest flagship offering from the new ARC-1880 Series product line. The ARC-1880ix-24 is the most advanced controller in the lineup and offers both internal and external connectivity. The controller also uses a user upgradable cache module (1GB standard, up to 4GB optional) that allows for high speed RAID redundancy without penalty."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Icy Dock MB662USEB-2S
     Wed, Feb 23 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we have an interesting brand landed on our doorstep; Icy Dock which a leading vendor for storage enclosures. If normal external storage is not able to fulfill your need and NAS is totally out of budget then you should probably take a look on MB662USEB-2S. This enclosure is a dual-bay 3.5" external HDD enclosure which supports RAID 0, 1 and JB"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

OCZ Revo X2 240GB
     Wed, Feb 23 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“OCZ is known for their SSD innovations, and the Revo X2 looks to be another in a long line, and the immediate successor to the original Revo, taking what was already a very fast drive and now putting it on nitrous. The Revo X2 acts like a bootable drive but looks like a card since it plugs directly into the motherboard, bringing a whole new level of speed into the mix. No worries about SATA restrictions here, folks.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-115 HDD Docking Station Review
     Wed, Feb 23 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RaidSonic Icy Box IB-115 HDD Docking Station is the ideal HDD docking station not only for people who require blazing fast speeds and frequently work with internal disk drives but also for people who happen to own a large media file collection across many disk drives.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

 
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB Portable
     Wed, Feb 23 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex family, you can opt for the Seagate GoFlex Desk 3.5" external drive if you want the large storage capacity possible and do not mind a larger form factor. If you prefer a portable drive, then you can go with either the Seagate GoFlex or Seagate GoFlex Pro 2.5" external drives. The difference between the two is that the Pro version has a dock and comes with premium backup and encryption software.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 22 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at HotHardware we take a look at the Barracuda Green 2TB hard drive from Seagate. Previously, the company's low power drives were designated with the LP nomenclature. But Seagate has made the change to a more recognizable industry standard naming convention. The 2TB Green drive sports a 5900 RPM spindle speed, SATA 6 GB/s interface, 64 MB cache, Advanced Format technology, and Seagate SmartAlign technology for easier integration. Do all of these features entice you enough to put the Barracuda Green on your upgrade list? Need more information? Read on to find out how well this drive performs as we run it through a series of benchmarks and give you our take on its strengths and weaknesses...
  FULL STORY @ BARRACUDA

Corsair Force 90GB SSD
     Sat, Feb 19 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has long been a fixture in the PC market and they have continued that tradition with a complete lineup of solid state drives. While the Nova series is geared towards entry level buyers, the Force-branded drives have been bred from the ground up for performance. In this review, we take a look at the Force 90GB, a drive which tries to strike a delicate balance between price, performance and capacity.
  FULL STORY @ SINGLE

Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As tablets, portable media players, and even ultra-thin notebooks keep shrinking in size, so too will the components they're built around. This is where Intel's new 310 Series SSDs come into play. The 310 Series utilize the same 34nm NAND flash memory technology and controller found on the chip maker's 2.5-inch SSDs, but in a form factor just 1/8th the size. We're talking a scant 2 inches (51mm) long by 1.18 (30mm) wide and flatter than a pancake. And the best part, says Intel, is that despite its diminutive stature, you can expect performance similar to that of the company's popular X25-M 34nm SSD...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive
     Fri, Feb 18 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it comes to traditional platter drives, the most innovative company on the block is Seagate. Seagate has many firsts under their belt, more than what I could possibly go into in an article about a single drive. Adding to the long string of innovative products is the new Seagate Constellation.2 Series of products. With a maximum capacity of 1TB and a small 2.5" form factor, the Constellation.2 is already breaking new ground. On top of that, Seagate wasn't content with just a SATA or SAS interface, the Constellation.2 is available in both SATA 6G and SAS 6G. As you might have guessed, the new 2.5" Constellation.2 is a nearline enterprise drive, but unlike the norm in this field the new SATA and SAS Constellation.2 is optimized to be power efficient, using only 3.9 watts at idle."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ Vertex 3 Pro SandForce SF-2000 Based SSD Preview
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:52P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technologies’ Vertex 2 series of products are undeniably some of the more popular Solid State Drives currently on the market. Since their introduction, the drives have offered excellent performance, competitive prices (which have dropped considerably in recent weeks), and excellent support in terms of constant firmware updates and guidance / tweaks via the OCZ forum community, from both customers and OCZ staff. While the Vertex 2 is still amongst the elite SSDs available, OCZ is reading a family of follow-up products that are going to raise the bar considerably. Like the Vertex 2, the upcoming Vertex 3 series of products leverages SandForce’s excellent SSD controller technology, but this time around SandForce’s next-gen SF-2000 family of processors are at the heart of the drives. As it turns out, SandForce's SF-2000 improves upon their previous generation of controllers in essentially every way...
  FULL STORY @ SANDFORCE

OCZ Vertex 3 PRO SSD review
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:52P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Vertex 3 PRO from OCZ. This SSD reaches read speeds of 550 MB per sec with write speeds of 500 MB per sec and makes use of the SATA 6G / SATA III interface. Granted that if the source is equally fast, that means you could copy the entire content of a CDROM in just over a second towards the SSD. So without further ado, have a peek at the OCZ Technology SATA III based Vertex 3 PRO.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Runcore ProV 240GB SSD Review - Better Than RAID 0
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most frequent questions we receive with respect to SSD performance is whether the SSD can perform better than a RAID 0 configuration. We have never seen a single SATA 2.0 SSD perform better than any combinations of SSDs in RAID 0, at least not until we started testing the RunCore Pro V and ran a side by side comparison in Vantage HDD Suite. This review is going to examine one of the last solid state drives we received in 2010, the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD and before we start, lets have everybody sit down and fasten our seatbelts because this drive flies! You just might think we saved one of the best reviews until last because of our timing. The test results shown by the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD were such a shock that we elected to do leave the review for the New Year in order to give it the attention it deserves. Not only did it sail past all other single SSDs we have previously tested but, it also exceeded the Vantage HDD Suite results of two brand new Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSDs we had tested in RAID 0.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Seagate Black Armor NAS 220 6TB Media Server Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Data accumulates very quickly and when you have several computers that are hosting the same content it can be difficult to remember what is where. I have several external HDD’s and backup hard drives on many of my systems the problem with this is that I spend a lot of my time trying to remember where everything is. This is where a NAS server like the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 Centralized Network Storage unit will make your life much easier. It has built in software to take care of all of your instant backup needs but also fully utilizes your internal network through gigabit connection speeds making your access to data simple, quick, and easy. This product also offers expandability through USB which makes is easy to back up the external HDD’s you bring back and forth between work and home. Let’s check out the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 and see if it is the right choice for your home server or small business.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSHQ

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