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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall, the Vertex 3 240GB drive is a beast. While we've seen better performance in OCZ's own RevoDrives, those are PCI-E based and set up in a RAID configuration. Even then, the Vertex 3 bested the original RevoDrive in a number of tests. The combination of the SandForce SF-2281 controller and the SATA III 6Gbps interface has really taken the SATA based SSD to a new level. With 550MB/s reads and 525MB/s writes, it sets the pace for the crowd of drives that are sure to follow...."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Synology Disk Station DS211
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the Disk Station DS211 is far from the cheapest 2-bay NAS device you will come across, it’s certainly one of the best in terms of performance. For those that only require 4 – 6GB’s of storage and want something that will provide reasonably high transfer speeds, the DS211 is very reasonable at $300 US ($530 US with 2TB of storage).
  FULL STORY @ SYNOLOGY

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Only a little while ago we visited OCZ at CES and they showed us some of their upcoming solid state drives. These new drives feature the SandForce SF-2200 controller and boast blistering fast speeds. OCZ has been at the forefront of SSD technology and this year they are going to be releasing a ton of new drives. One of the first drives based on the new SandForce SF-2200 controller is the Vertex 3. This drive has a max read of 550MB/s and max write of 525MB/s! Those are some of the fastest advertised speeds we have seen in a consumer drive! OCZ was nice enough to send us an engineering sample ver sion of the drive with BETA firmware on it, so let’s take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB.
     Thu, Mar 03 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While little pen/flash drives have increased in capacity in recent years, those that want a bit more storage space are still forced with going with portable hard drives, or SSDs. However, if you don't want to utilise a drive of your own, or sort out hard drive cages or covers, the pre-built option is also available. Today we look at such a device from Kingston, the HyperX 64GB Max 3.0 device that utilises USB 3 technology to give it incredibly quick transfer rates with a reasonable capacity behind it too. "
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Thermaltake MAX 5G External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Mar 03 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Thermaltake Max 5G 3.5” HDD Enclosure offers a solution to data and OS portability. Offering 5Gbs USB 3.0 transfer speeds along with SATA III capability, the Thermaltake Max 5G offers portability along with all of the speed one would expect from an internal HDD. The Max 5G is also the first external HDD enclosure offering the superior cooling capabilities of twin 80mm fans. These fans also offer a little eye candy with glowing blue LEDs which are selectable on or off accenting a sleek black enclosure design. The Thermaltake Max 5G is, of course, backwards compatible to USB 2.0/1.1, as well as SATA II/I. The Thermaltake Max 5G also offers quick and easy installation to go along with rock solid build quality."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ RevoDrive 80GB
     Thu, Mar 03 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know that SSDs can drastically increase system performance. In fact, here's a great idea: why not set up two SSDs in RAID, and get some great performance? In reality, there SATA 3Gbps bandwidth causes some limitations. Though most platter drives barely saturate SATA II, SSDs are fast enough that they approach, and can often exceed the throughput offered by SATA II's 3Gbps. The next generation SATA 6Gbps should alleviate this bottleneck, though the drive is still being limited to only 6Gbps of bandwidth, which can easily being saturated by SSDs once the storage manufacturers transition to 6Gbps bandwidth this year. This is where moving to a higher bandwidth such as PCI-E comes into play. OCZ is trying to gain greater ground with their PCI-E based SSDs. In fact, those following the company know that it is shifting focus from system memory to solid state drives starting in 2011. Looking at OCZ's current product line up, we can see how serious OCZ is about this issue. A quick browse through the company's website shows that it has SSDs designed for almost every single segment of the market with controllers based on SandForce and Indilinx.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

OCZ Technology RevoDrive 50GB PCI Express SSD
     Wed, Mar 02 2011 | 4:29P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RevoDrive is a single expansion card that is effectively two SSDs (each with its own controller) coupled to an onboard RAID controller (configured in RAID 0) that uses a PCI Express interface to providing blazing fast transfer rates. The sample provided for review is a 50GB unit rated for quite impressive read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 450MB/s.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

 
Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case and Virtual Drive
     Wed, Mar 02 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All hard drive enclosures are pretty much the same right? As long as they’re reliable, it’s really much more about the drive that you put inside, right? The new Zalman ZM-VE200 is trying to change that by offering a rather unique feature you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else: virtual drive functionality.
  FULL STORY @ EXTERNAL

Thermaltake Max 5G USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
     Wed, Mar 02 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“External hard drive enclosures have been around for quite a long time, I can always remember having one around to use as a backup or storage drive. With USB 3.0 becoming pretty much standard on all new motherboards new enclosures like Thermaltake’s Max 5G take advantage of the super fast speeds on USB 3.0. This new enclosure from Thermaltake features a super fast USB 3.0 connection, dual 80mm active cooling LED fans and support for SATA I, II and 6GB/s drives up to 2TB. Let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ EXTERNAL

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

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