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Thermaltake Max 5G Hard Drive Enclosure
     Sun, Apr 10 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been a while since Thermaltake released an update to its "Max" line-up of hard drive enclosures, but the Max 5G looks to be a great one. Aside from looking good, it supports SATA 3.0 hard drives and a USB 3.0 interface, and helps keep your drive cool by employing dual 80mm quiet fans. Read on as we see if it's worth your hard-earned $60.
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

8TB NAS: Upgrading a Synology Diskstation
     Sat, Apr 09 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've written about expanding storage on your NAS box, and they usually come with some nasty caveats. The best way to expand your storage while maintaining your box's full usefulness is to upgrade the main volume. In this guide we not only show you how to choose the right disk and their physical installation, but what to expect during the process and how to avoid headaches before and after the migration.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5" Hard Drive
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs have been stealing the limelight as of late but Western Digital is well on their way to heading off this push with their latest generation of Scorpio Black 2.5" hard drives. By offering a combination of performance, extremely high capacity for small form factor drives and low power consumption, they hope to offer up a tempting line of products in an age of rapidly expanding storage needs. In this review we take a look at the highest capacity Scorpio Black drive to date: the 750GB version.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Apr 07 2011 | 4:49A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosures are all about flexibility. The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 offers a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection, with complete backwards compatibility to USB 2.0 and 1.1, while the U3e adds eSATA connectivity to the mix. Whether you need blazing USB 3.0 and eSATA transfers, or connectivity to an older machine, the ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e have you covered."
  FULL STORY @ EXTERNAL

Crucial RealSSD C400 m4 256GB SSD review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 5:49P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The C300 set the bar last year. Can the C400 beat it?
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Viking Modular SATADIMM 200GB SSD Review
     Mon, Apr 04 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There is no doubt that the most innovative SSD to come out of 2010 was the Viding Modular Solutions SATADIMM. Based on another 2010 standout, the SandForce SF-1000 Series controller, the SATADIMM is not only a great example of SSD technology revolutionizing the storage market, but also how thoughtful manufacturers can shape future standards. Viking Modular Solutions isn't a high volume manufacturer and you aren't going to find many of their products in the retail market. Viking is far from a one hit wonder, though. The company was started in 1988 and since their first product has been manufacturing high quality parts for the enterprise market space and for some of the world's largest OEM manufacturers. Vikings current product line-up consists of many memory products. You can find everything from standard 2.5" SSDs and memory DIMMs to the custom SATA Cube and SATADIMM. Today we are looking at the Viking Modular Solutions SATADIMM, a SandForce SF-1000 Series based SSD that is designed for the enterprise market, but is unlike the current crop of 2.5" SSDs that are in the channel now. To be more specific, the SATADIMM is a unique implementation that gives users the ability to run up to 400GB of capacity in a single DDR3 DIMM (memory) slot."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

QuickPort XT USB 3.0 PLUS dock
     Mon, Apr 04 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today I will be reviewing the Sharkoon QuickPort XT USB 3.0 PLUS hdd dock. Sharkoon have been around for quite a while, and have built up a good reputation of reliable useful products. Today I will see how this USB 3.0 dock compares to a USB 2.0 dock. I am hopeful this dock will beat the older standard, and am somewhat excited to be dealing with this product – as it will be my first encounter with USB 3.0!"
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

 
Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SSD Review in RAID 0
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall, the performance of the Corsair Performance 3 Series of drives is very good. Hitting 410 MB/s reads and 210 MB/s writes is certainly a step up from previous versions but the SATA 6Gbps ceiling is much higher so there's ample room for improvement. RAID 0 kicks it up to 830 MB/s and 400 MB/s read/writes but most users don't want the hassle or extra expense this brings. While the Marvell based Intel 510 Series showed better performance, real world differences won't be discernible to most users..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

IB-MP3011HW-B HD Network Media Player Review
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Brushed Aluminium chassis, passive cooling, 3.5' interior drive tray, support for every media file type available and a very attractive price tag are just few of the things that make the RaidSonic IB-MP3011HW-B one of the best entry level network media players in the market.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Zalman N series 128GB SSD review
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:21P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being fashionably late to market with this product series the SSD series will sell at 64GB - $169 and 128GB - $289. Performance wise this drive should be as fast as the Vertex 2 series for example. Yep, we peek at the new N series SSDs from Zalman. The product line we test today is based on the more popular and powerful SandForce controllers, it will offer higher performance, of up to 280 MB/s when reading and 270 MB/s when writing.
  FULL STORY @ ZALMAN

Intel Future SSD Models Leaked
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:16P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just when we thought we lost our friend in Intel, he came through for us! Last year, he was suddenly transferred to a different department and we thought we lost our source of all those goodies we posted on Intel processors and whatnots, but what do you know - he now has the goodies on Intel's solid state drive (SSD) programme! As you all know, Intel recently launched the new Intel 320 Series SSD based on the spanking new 25 nm NAND flash memory. Well, according to our source, that's just the tip of the Intel lance. Intel will be releasing two new solid state drive series for the 2.5" form factor and check this out - Intel will also be taking on the desktop market! Details to follow. First, let's take a look at the two new SSD series...
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

OCZ RevoDrive x2 100GB PCIe SSD Review – Fastest Consumer SSD
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
'My SSD Is Faster than Your HDD' just doesn't seem to fit the part when we are speaking of the OCZ RevoDrive x2 PCIe SSD. Anytime you consider a product that is controlled by four (4) SandForce SF-1200 series controllers, prepare to be amazed. The RevoDrive x2 should knock your socks off with advertised specs of 740MB/s read and 690MB/s write and 4k random write of 100, 000 IOPS. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to take the OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCIe for a ride and were so impressed that we asked OCZ just how much better the RevoDrive x2 would be in PCMark Vantage testing. As the Vantage HDD Suite consists of 8 scenarios that simulate common user activities, our opinion is that this software is simply the best testing environment for any solid state drive. The Revo did so well, in fact, that it easily surpassed benchmarks that we had done with RAIDED SSDs just prior to that evaluation. Our curiosity was in the thought that, sooner or later, performance increase just had to reach a plateau....or so we thought.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Intel 310 80GB MiniPCIe SSD COMPLETE
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our featured picture does a great job of portraying how truly small Intels new 310 Series 80GB SSD really is. It offers the punch of the X-25m in 1/8th of the size and Intel is gambling that this is going to add a whole new dimension to notebook configurations. First up to bat with the 310 will be new Lenovo Thinkpads destined for market in 2011 but don't think other oems aren't far behind. The 310 series SSD started shipping in units of 1000 to oems in December with prices at $99 (40GB) and $179 (80GB) per and don't be surprised to see a healthy premium on these new notebooks when combined with a hard drive. Its a combination that may be the best push forward in bringing the SSD into mainstream sales as now anyone can have the power of the SSD with the storage of a hard drive in a factory purchased laptop.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Intel 310 80GB Mini-PCIe SSD First
     Fri, Apr 01 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasn't 2 hours ago that I received a call from DHL stating that they had received a rush package from Intel I might be interested in. It hasn't been 10 minutes since I tested the Intel 310 Series Mini PCIe SSD for the first time. The internets first tests (I think) can be seen in our Benchmarks Forums. This is the worlds smallest SSD and, as seen below, its a pretty amazing feat when perched atop of the worlds fastest consumer SSD which posts speeds above 740MB/s. We were halfway through our review of the OCZ RevoDrive x2 100GB PCIe SSD when this delivery came about and couldn't resist this picture to show just how small the worlds smallest SSD is. I guess a big welcome is deserved for Intels newest release, the Intel 310 series 80GB Mini-PCIe SSD. Stay tuned in the next few days for detailed reviews on both and don't forget to check out our forums for the Crystal performance benchmarks on this little baby! Its a pint sized X25m and then some!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 Hard Drive Enclosure Review
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 6:13P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right CPU, GPU, or even SSD could be considered difficult - but so could simple peripherals, such as an HDD enclosure. These seem to be a dime a dozen, and while many consumer purchases may boil down to aesthetic value, we've discovered with Zalman's ZM-HE350 U3 that not all external enclosures perform alike.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

OCZ Vertex 2 40GB drives
     Thu, Mar 31 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State Drives are known for there incredible access times and massive sustained write speeds. A single SandForce controller-based SSD can push the limits of the SATA II interface. This leads to faster Windows boot times, application loading and a snappier desktop feel. OCZ Vertex 2 drives were among the first to bring the SF-1200 to the enthusiast community and have received numerous commendations as a result. The OCZ Vertex 2 60GB review was enough to make this reviewer take a RAID0 Velociraptor set up and install it into older, slower PCs, because a modern system should not be hung up on dated storage technology.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

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