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Disabling Windows Pagefile & Hibernation to Reclaim SSD Space
     Sat, Jul 02 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the storage space offered on traditional HDDs, SSDs can leave a bit to be desired. Making matters worse are the Windows hibernation mode and pagefile, responsible for hogging at least 8GB (22GB in my case) of your precious SSD space. We're taking a look at the caveats of disabling both, and discuss the fixes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Samsung's M2 Portable 3.0 External Hard Drive
     Thu, Jun 30 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The USB2.0 is getting old very fast and manufacturers are moving to a new standard, the USB3.0. Samsung is no exception and this time we'll take a closer look at their external hard drive - M2 Portable 3.0"
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

OCZ Agility 3 SSD
     Wed, Jun 29 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re moving from mechanical HDDs, the Agility 3 is without doubt a recommended purchase if you’re looking to save nearly a hundred dollars off the price of the fastest SATA3 drives. If you’re simply upgrading from SATA2 SandForce drives, the difference will not be as awe-inspiring, but still makes a difference in 24/7 operations. No other 240 GB drive comes close in price without dropping speeds nearly in half.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 240GB PCIe SSD Initial Benchmarks and Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In anticipation of the release of several new SSDs in the near future, The SSD Review has a bit of a treat for you that comes in the form of an exclusive with respect to OCZ Revo 3 x2 PCIe SSD benchmarks. Its not an exclusive in such that that other reviewers couldn’t have conducted the same testing while at Computex, Taipei a few weeks back but, thanks to the help of a few friends, were able to carry a portable version of our test bench with us in the form of a flash drive. Many manufacturers found this a bit surprising and several, in fact, preferred us not to throw our flash drive in for a test or two. OCZ, on the other hand, invited us back to their suite at The Grand Hyatt at a time when things were much more manageable and told us quite frankly to take our time.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB
     Wed, Jun 29 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Vertex 3 is equipped with the latest controller from Sandforce, the SF2281TB1-SDC-ES. Sandforce's 2281 controller is a second generation product that uses enhanced Duraclass technology to deliver optimized power consumption, security, wear leveling, and drive performance in a single chip solution. The Vertex 3 has a total of sixteen 16GB 25nm MLC NAND modules on board, eight on each side of the PCB. The NAND is made from Intel, although you may see Micron on board. If you do the math, the total NAND equals 256GB, or 16GB more than the capacity of the drive. This extra space is used by the controller to keep the drive optimized and replace cells that may have failed."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 review
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 7:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world of Solid State storage technology is full of surprises and the development rate is exceedingly progressive. As such we today test the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2. Let me just throw some numbers at you to get that tickly in your belly ; 1500 MB/s maximum read performance, or what about 1250 MB/s maximum write performance ? No that still didn't do it for you ... well what about 200.000 IOPS (4K writes) ? Yeah that is where we have arrived in the year 2011. It's insanely fast, it will be insanely expensive but it is most definitely insanely sexy.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

OCZ RevoDrive 3x2 480GB PCIe SSD Review - 1.5GB/s Read
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 6:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today’s complete review of the OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 PCIe SSD is published on the heels of our ‘Quick Look’ of the Revo 3 a few weeks back which resulted in a flurry of attention by PC enthusiasts worldwide. As many e-mails that were received in result, they never compared to the backlinks returned from dozens of forums with members salivating over the Revo 3 x2 and anticipating its release date. It turns out that our ‘Computex Taipei’ RevoDrive 3 x2 SSD benchmarks were an exclusive first look at this cards performance as we tried a new approach in conducting first hand independent benchmarks at Computex on nothing more than a flash drive. The OCZ Revo 3 x2 PCIe SSD enters the consumer market as the fastest consumer available storage solution by a land slide. OCZ specifications list high sequential performance as 1.5GB/s read, 1.25GB/s write and capable of 200, 000 IOPS at 4k random write disk access. Coincidentally, this is also the first consumer targeted product that brings us out of megabyte per second speeds and into the realm of gigabytes per second.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI Express SSD Performance
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 6:30P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In recent months we've covered PCI Express-based SSDs from virtually all the major players, from Fusion-io to, OCZ and LSI. The last time we took a look at OCZ's offering, the RevoDrive X2 took to the test bench for us and with its MLC-based design, offered much of the performance of significantly more expensive SLC-based PCI Express SSDs, but at a fraction of the cost. Today the third coming of the RevoDrive from OCZ is upon us, with all new technology on board, from its Flash controllers to the RAID processor. With read/write specs that will make you drool, the RevoDrive 3 X2 is here and if it lives up to its specifications on paper, we think you're going to want to stick around for the intimate details...
  FULL STORY @ EXPRESS

OCZ released the RevoDrive
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 5:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The RevoDrive 3 X2 is a true breath of fresh air to the field of PCIe Solid State Storage. With very large available capacities, and performance on-par with solutions costing several times more to obtain, I see the new RevoDrive making its way into low end servers and (very) high performance end-user PC's. Anyone truly serious about their storage performance should not be without this Drive."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Seagate GoFlex Slim (320GB)
     Tue, Jun 28 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Seagate GoFlex Slim (320GB) hard drive is like a prize greyhound, with a distinctive slim look and USB 3.0 speed. Some might want a drive with more storage capacity, but the sleek design and zippy speeds will tempt most buyers.”
  FULL STORY @ PERIPHERALS

Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jun 27 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Intel 510 Series SSD 250GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 120GB and 250GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 500 MB/s sequential read and 315 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, OCZ, Western Digital and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ 510

RaidSonic Icy Box IB-NAS6220 HDD Network Mediaserver Review
     Mon, Jun 27 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ICY BOX IB-NAS6220 HDD Network Mediaserver by RaidSonic is the ideal choice for people looking for a cost-effective dual-bay NAS solution without the advanced functions and extra features found on more expensive solutions.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB Hard Drive
     Mon, Jun 27 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the last Hard Drive review I wrote I was by necessity mainly limited in my acoustic testing to a subjective listening test of how much Drive noise I was able to hear while the drive was seeking/writing. This was because my Radio Shack db meter was not able to measure any sound level differences while the Drive was in use inside my case over ambient case noise, even with the side panel open. Although, technically accurate, it was nonetheless frustrating to write that the previous drive I reviewed (Seagate ST3750330AS 750GB SATA HD) was in my usage under ambient sound levels, especially since I am sure most of my readers don't have 10 fans (6 case fans, 1 PS fan, 2 CPU fans, 1 video card fan) in their case, greatly muffling any Hard Drive noise there might be. To this end I have done some digging and provided the manufacturer supplied sound levels below. As you can see the Seagate ST31000524AS is even quieter than the Seagate ST3750330AS Hard Drive which was itself silent inside my personal wind tunnel (well-ventilated case)"
  FULL STORY @ MONSTER-HARDWARE

OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS
     Sun, Jun 26 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've seen SandForce-based solid state drives become very popular over the last while as prices have continued to drop and consumers are taking notice of the impressive overall system boost that these SSDs can offer. But for those who may want something just a bit more under the hood, today we have the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ's Vertex series of SSDs have earned the reputation as being some of the best, by offering excellent throughput and random 4KB IOPS performance. Vertex 3 takes things to an entirely new level, in some cases doubling the performance of its predecessor, and gives us an uncompromising balance across any performance metric you care to throw at it.
  FULL STORY @ VERTEX

OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2011 | 6:24P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The SandForce SF-2200 controller does all the heavy lifting, pushing out listed reads of 559MB/s and writes of 527MB/s. This is almost exactly what we saw on the benchmarks in terms of max performance so OWC was true to their specifications. Fresh off of testing the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240 GB drive we felt others would have a tough time topping its performance but OWC came through with a drive that eked out better scores more often than not. OWC is going to garner a lot of attention if they keep putting out products like the 240 GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6g SSD as we found it to be the best overall performing SATA III drive we have tested to date..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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