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LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e RAID Controller w/ 24 Crucial RealSSD C300s Review
     Sat, Feb 12 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We've used the LSI 9260-8i for the past year to test multiple drive RAID arrays. The choice was pretty clear after testing the 9260-8i against several other hardware RAID controllers since it offered such a well designed software interface and blazing fast performance. The real standout feature, though, was the software interface used to build and manage arrays. Today we are taking a look at the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e, the flagship model in the MegaRAID lineup. The 9280 Series uses the same MegaRAID Storage Manager Software that we feel is the best in the industry and also shares all of the cutting edge features, like SSD Guard. The 9280-24i4e does have a big advantage over our daily use MegaRAID controller and that is its ability to run 24 internal SATA / SAS ports and an additional 4 external ports at the same time. This is done without port multipliers and all SATA / SAS connections go back to the MegaRAID 9280-24i4e."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

[Tech ARP] Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 4.8
     Fri, Feb 11 2011 | 9:55A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions. As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time. So, let?s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them! In this update, we added two myths : - You need to overwrite your hard disk drive at least x number of times with zeros and ones to prevent any recovery of data. - 7200 RPM hard disk drives are faster than 5400 RPM hard disk drives. We now have 50 HDD myths in this article!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Speed on the Cheap: Seagate Momentus XT RAID 0
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 2:25P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now we are going to take it a little further with the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive. This little guy is a standard 2.5" 7200 RPM laptop drive with 32MB cache and a beautiful 4GB SSD attached. This SSD brings the performance up considerably. So, what are we going to do with it? Well Seagate gave us two, so we are going to RAID them in a RAID 0 and short stroke them to see what kind of performance we can get. Just like Artiom did with the VelociRaptor. We are directly comparing this to the SSD in Artiom's last editorial using the VelociRaptors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many have known of the quality and performance of the Intel X25-M 80GB solid state drive since it was released in 2008, so nothing new may have been revealed by this review. But, by taking a look at it while going head-to-head with a couple of high performance drives released in 2010, it can be appreciated in a whole new way.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Western Digital Scorpo Black 750gb Laptop Hard Drive
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:12P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital Scorpio Black represents a strong contender for "best laptop hard drive on the market" and is surprisingly affordable. Watch us put it through its paces, and see if it lives up to its potential.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB Portable SSD
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:05P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Often on the go and require a super-fast storage solution to take along? Portable SSDs are not exactly new, but they are constantly being improved. Though Kingston was a bit late to the party with its HyperX Max 3.0, we've found it to be the best portable SSD we've tested to date. It features huge speeds, and very good performance consistency.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Evolution Spiral: 3 TB Hard Disk Drives Roundup
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to talk about the hard disk drives with today’s largest capacity of 3 terabytes. We will discuss products from Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital in the same roundup.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

 
Hitachi XL3000 Desk 3TB USB 2.0 External Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 08 2011 | 4:11P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hitachi have recently launched their external XL3000 desktop HDDs; these come in elegantly shaped enclosures, with the possibility of mounting both horizontally and vertically, also with enough free space for most of us to store our favourite movies, photos, games and other data.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

RunCore ProV 240GB SSD
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:00A | 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 started lets have everybody sit down and fasten our seatbelts shall we?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

LSI WarpDrive SLP300 300GB PCI Express Review - The $11.5k PCI-E SSD
     Sat, Feb 05 2011 | 5:28P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Carrying six SandForce SF-1500 controllers, 384GB of SLC NAND and LSI's SAS8000 RAID controller it carries some serious hardware. At $7,500 a pop, it certainly carries an enterprise price. All of that hardware affords performance of up to 240K 4K Read IOPs and 200K 4K Write IOPs which is pretty incredible. The WarpDrive's closest consumer level competitor is the OCZ RevoDrive X2 which features four of the SandForce SF-1200 controllers in a RAID 0 array and MLC NAND. The WarpDrive has a much more compact design to accommodate narrow server racks in a data center..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

: HyperX MAX 3.0 128gb Portable USB 3.0 SSD
     Thu, Feb 03 2011 | 12:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One way to take advantage of this bus speed is to pair a speedy Solid State Drive (SSD) with an enclosure using USB 3.0. Kingston is one of the first to enter this market with the release of its HyperX MAX 3.0, their external SSD based USB 3.0 drive. This drive uses flash memory in place of a mechanic drive which provides advertised read speeds of up to 195MB/sec and writes up to 160MB/sec. Kingston offers the HyperX MAX 3.0 in three capacities – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U HDD Docking Station
     Wed, Feb 02 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance a lot of people may not appreciate the usefulness of a hard drive dock, but when you have to access a friend or relatives drive to recover data they are a welcome piece of equipment. Thanks to the latest update to Thermaltake’s BlacX line, the BlacX 5G now utilizes USB 3.0 making it not only handy but fast as well.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 Dual HDD Dock
     Tue, Feb 01 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are plenty of docking stations out there. You can find them for one drive or for two, with card readers or USB ports. The Zalman MH200 U3 goes another direction: RAID. We push the unit to its limit to see if such a feature in a dual hard drive dock makes sense or makes us wonder why.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Corsair Force Series F90 Solid State Drive
     Tue, Feb 01 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A few months ago we told you about solid state drive manufacturers playing with the number of channels and flash modules on SandForce SF-1200 controllers to achieve new capacity variations. The first round of products with the new configurations were 40GB drives. Corsair has a new configuration that increases the capacity to 90GB and also retains the high IOPS programming that keeps transactions rates high. More importantly for users shopping by budget, the new Corsair F90 ducks under the 200 USD barrier. This is an important place to have a product since the 40GB model is too small for most users, even those looking for a high speed SSD on a budget, and the 100GB drive is still over 200 USD. I'll let you decide your budget, but getting a large amount of premium SandForce storage for less than 200 Dollars looks like a sweet spot to me."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 4.2.
     Sun, Jan 30 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions. As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time. So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them! In this update, we added three new myths, and updated Myth #26 on anecdotal testimonies that freezing hard disk drives that do not spin up can get them working again. We now have 38 myths in this article!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jan 30 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a Sandforce based SSD from Memory giants Patriot. Have the early problems been ironed out?
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D

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