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Crucial BX200 480Gb SSD Storage Review
     Fri, Jan 15 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The dust hasn’t had time to settle on our Crucial MX200 review before we have a look at the Crucial BX200 480Gb SSD. We explored the RAID and chipset performance differences previously, we are not going to this time, but remember this as we test on our standard X99 platform. The BX200 replaces the BX100 which we reviewed here and liked, receiving a 4.3 out of 5 scoring. So what’s the main differences and why upgrade to a Crucial BX200 480Gb SSD?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

WD Blue SSHD (WD10J31X) 1TB Review.
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will look at the 1 TB WD Blue (WD10J31X) SSHD, which is a 2.5? drive for laptops. The other member of the WD Blue SSHD family, at this moment, is the 4 TB WD Blue (WD40E31X) SSHD (read our review here), which is a 3.5? drive for desktops. Let’s see how well the 1 TB WD Blue (WD10J31X) SSHD performs against the main competitor – the 1 TB Seagate Laptop SSHD, as well as other mobile and desktop HDDs!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Crucial MX200 500GB mSATA SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who would like to upgrade a small HTPC, Barebone or ultra-thin notebook with a fast SSD, requires mostly either a M.2 SSD or a mSATA SSD. After the review of the 2.5-inch Crucial MX200 and MX200 M.2 we like to test on OCinside.de today, how well the Crucial MX200 mSATA succeeded and compare the benchmarks to the Crucial M550 mSATA SSD, Plextor M5M mSATA SSD as well as dozens of other SSDs in different formats. In this new review, we will see whether the tiny Crucial MX200 500 GB mSATA SSD can keep up with the excellent test results of the large SATA MX200 and the M.2 MX200.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

ASUSTOR AS1002T 2-Bay Entry-Level NAS Review
     Thu, Jan 07 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It isn’t everyone that needs the fastest NAS model on the block with all sorts of fancy features, sometimes you just want something simple, effective, and cheap. ASUSTOR created a great NAS for just such a scenario and dubbed it the AS1002T. The AS1002T is a 2-bay entry-level NAS and today I’m taking a closer look at the NAS, its features, and performance.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

CES 2016 - Seagate Launches World’s Thinnest 2TB Mobile Hard Drive
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 7:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the launch of the Seagate® Backup Plus Ultra Slim, the world’s thinnest 2TB mobile hard drive. This new product builds on the award-winning Backup Plus Slim drive, delivering a stunning new design with the same leading capacity in an even slimmer profile. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive® cloud storage and Lyve® software compatibility, so users can back up, access and share their favorite files from any device or location.

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“The launch of the Backup Plus Ultra Slim builds on Seagate’s rich history of award-winning innovation to give users even more capacity in an incredibly small form factor,” said Tim Bucher, vice president for Seagate’s Consumer Group. “Based on our breakthrough ultra-mobile hard drive technology, this new storage solution gives them a better way to manage the increase in both data volumes and number of devices.”

At just 9.6mm, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim external drive employs Seagate’s latest 2.5-inch HDD technology, making it more than 50 percent thinner than other 2TB drives on the market. Thanks to its low-profile, high-capacity design, users can keep more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos or 240 hours of high definition video in their pocket*. Available in gorgeous golden or platinum metal finish, this sleek new product is designed to complement the looks of stylish computers, tablets and phones.

The Backup Plus Slim includes Seagate® Dashboard software, which offers users either one-click on-demand or customizable, scheduled backups for their devices. This allows users to schedule backups for when it’s most convenient.

Backup Plus Ultra Slim comes with 200GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years, which lets users share and access their favorite files anywhere on a mobile device or a PC. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes Lyve software, which helps users to protect precious photos and videos from their digital cameras and smartphones and automatically organizes them into a single unified library accessible from any mobile device or computer.

  FULL STORY @ SEAGATE

al MX200 500Gb SSD Review
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 7:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have a bit of a dual review today, in a couple of different ways. SSDs are the mainstay of enthusiast system configuration, in single or dual disk configuration. So it is only right that we have a look at single disk and RAID configurations.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

SSDs not a simple solution for replacing HDDs
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 6:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During a Digitimes interview, Global Sales and Operations senior vice president B.S. Teh for Seagate Technology indicated that it is not simple for SSDs (solid-state drives) to replace HDDs (hard disk drives), simply because SSD prices are three times that of HDD prices for applications targeting consumer electronics and possibly more than 10 times for applications for enterprise storage.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B, MB491SKL-B, and MB973SP-2B Drive
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 2:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This review is going to cover 3 newer offerings from ICY DOCK that provide convenient, hot swap access to drives installed in your PC's case. We will look at the ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B which lets you install two 2.5" drives in a single 3.5" external bay, the ToughArmor EX MB491SKL-B which lets you install one 2.5" drive in a single 3.5" external bay, and the FlexCage MB973SP-2B which lets you install three 3.5" drives in a double 5.25" bay.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Reader Review
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today a new reader review has been published on OCinside.de. This time MisterY takes a closer look at the Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Hot Swap frame for 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives and SSDs. Multiboot systems cause some times problems, especially when installing Linux and Windows. Two separate hard drives are already useful, but unplugging and plugging is not an option. What is the most viable option for users who attach importance to multiple hard disks? Dozens external hard drives? Cremax aka Icy Dock fills that niche with their DuoSwap MP971SP-B. Using the MB971SP-B DuoSwap, you will be able to use a 2.5-inch as well as a 3.5-inch drive at the same time in a single 5.25-inch bay.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Reader Review
     Sun, Jan 03 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today a new reader review has been published on OCinside.de. This time MisterY takes a closer look at the Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Hot Swap frame for 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives and SSDs. Multiboot systems cause some times problems, especially when installing Linux and Windows. Two separate hard drives are already useful, but unplugging and plugging is not an option. What is the most viable option for users who attach importance to multiple hard disks? Dozens external hard drives? Cremax aka Icy Dock fills that niche with their DuoSwap MP971SP-B. Using the MB971SP-B DuoSwap, you will be able to use a 2.5-inch as well as a 3.5-inch drive at the same time in a single 5.25-inch bay.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD Bootable RAID 0 Performance
     Sun, Jan 03 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the Intel Z170 chipset was released, one of the features we were looking forward to was the option to enable a bootable RAID utilizing M.2 drives. Kingston provided us a couple of their HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe 240GB drives to test this feature. Since the release of the Z170 chipset, Kingston has been working on updating the firmware again to enable the bootable RAID capabilities of the Intel Z170 chipset. Without any major announcements, Kingston quietly released the OC34L5TP firmware update to enable bootable RAID on the HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 drives when used in conjunction with an Intel Z170 chipset powered motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD Review
     Sat, Jan 02 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the arrival of the XP941 last year, and later on the SM951 NVMe, we have been waiting for a more affordable mainstream version. Recently Samsung delivered just that with its new SSD 950 Pro Series. Made exclusively in the M.2 2280 form factor, the new 950 series comes in either 256GB or 512GB capacities -- priced at $190 ($0.74/GB) and $350 ($0.68/GB), respectively.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives
     Sat, Jan 02 2016 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ and Crucial aren't resting on the laurels of their entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives. Instead, they've cooked up even more attainable SSDs built with TLC flash—OCZ with its Trion 100, and Crucial with its BX200. We put these drives through their paces to see what they can do.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

QNAP TS-251+ Network Attached Storage Review
     Sat, Jan 02 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like in a business environment but on a smaller scale, we as home users, have an insatiable appetite for data. Our internet connection bandwidth has increased to the point where some can get speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Application sizes have increased. Some game installs reach 50 GB in size. Digital cameras allow us to snap hundreds of … Read more.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

DeLOCK M.2 on PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter card
     Thu, Dec 31 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the DeLOCK M.2 on PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter card. This adapter was made for all users, which wanna use M.2 SSD faster than 10 GB/s on older boards like Z77, Z87 or other chipsets. This adapter cost only 20,- Euro, but does it works? We’ve try it with an Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB491SKL and MB492SKL Drive Cages Review
     Thu, Dec 31 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Solid, rugged and reliable, we take a look at new ToughArmor MB491SKL and MB492SKL drive cage solutions from ICY DOCK."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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