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OWC Mercury Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We pair the OWC Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosure with the Intel DC P3700 SSD. Join us as we check out the performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SilverStone TS421S 4-Disk SATA/SAS Disk Enclosure
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:37P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While SilverStone is mostly known for their computer cases, power supplies, and other peripherals, with the TS421S they have a compelling four-disk drive enclosure on their hands. The TS421S drive storage device supports up to four SAS/SATA 2.5-inch drives over a single mini-SAS SFF-8088 cable."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 7:37P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Synology DS918+ is the successor to the DS916+ and features a new CPU, more RAM, a pair of M.2 slots, and trays with locks. Strangely enough, the older model seems to perform better in real-life scenarios; however, the DS918+ is fast enough to still meet the increasing demands of a home user.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Crucial BX300 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This year has been an interesting one for solid state drives. First, M.2 NVMe drives have become more popular and are now the high-end choice of system builders. With that you have many people using 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives for a more entry-level system and OS drive, and to even some extent high-capacity storage drives. One entry-level solid state drive that you definitely want to have on your radar is the Crucial BX300. It makes use of the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller, and Micron 3D MLC NAND. Offering speeds of 555 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write and available in capacities ranging from 120 GB to 480 GB, this could be the perfect drive for your next build. Read on as we take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

HP SSD M700 Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 13 2017 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP SSD M700 is an entry-level solid state drive, with up to 560 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds from the 240GB SSD M700 model, which utilizes 2D Planar NAND technology to deliver solid reliability. Adding to its appeal is the cost of solid state drive technology, which has doubled its storage capacity per dollar from just one year ago. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the HP SSD M700 (model 3DV74AA#ABC) against the competition.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

SilverStone TS12C USB 3.1 Dual-Drive Dock and Cloner Review
     Tue, Dec 12 2017 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone ups the ante with its TS12C, a USB 3.1 dual-drive dock and cloner that is well worth checking out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Western Digital (WD) Gold 12TB Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Dec 12 2017 | 3:12P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital’s Gold range of hard drives have been designed to service nearline enterprise environments and as such they have a range of sensors and technologies onboard to help them maintain peak performance in such environments. The latest Gold model launched has a 12TB capacity and is the new flagship drive for the range.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
Toshiba 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSDs
     Mon, Dec 11 2017 | 6:04P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New “Premium” Client Series Offers 2TBs of Capacity and Optimized Performance for Workstation, Enthusiast and High-End PC/Notebook Applications.

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Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH has expanded its widely-acclaimed XG5 lineup of NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) that are based on its 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH memory. The new XG5-P is a premium sub-series that doubles the capacity and is tuned to improve full access range random read/write performance by up to 55 percent[1] over standard XG5 SSDs. The XG5-P series is designed to meet the needs of demanding PC, gaming and content delivery workloads and offers up to 2 terabytes (TB)[2] of storage capacity while maintaining the characteristics of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with exceptional power efficiency.

To provide a comprehensive client SSD portfolio from basic laptop storage to read-intensive enterprise use cases, Toshiba optimised the XG5 series to further accelerate applications requiring enhanced random I/O performance. Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe)[3] Gen3 x4 lane and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 interface, XG5-P SSDs deliver outstanding performance, reaching up to 3000 MB/sec of sequential read and 2200 MB/sec of sequential write[4], and up to 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS[5]. Excellent power efficiency was maintained to achieve these data transfer rates - XG5-P SSDs consume less than 60mW[6].

As Toshiba’s first 2TB M.2 SSD, the XG5-P series utilizes an in-house developed 1TB package solution that offers up to twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23mm thick single-sided M.2 2280 module. By maintaining a single form factor for all capacities across the complete XG5 and XG5-P product family, Toshiba makes it easier to design platforms that need flexible storage.

Engineered with the reliability and stability that are hallmarks of Toshiba’s SSDs, the XG5-P series will be available in 1TB and 2TB models. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models[7] supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG5-P series well- suited for a wide range of applications that prioritize performance, as well as business applications requiring security.

  FULL STORY @ TOSHIBA

Synology DiskStation DS418play NAS Review
     Mon, Dec 11 2017 | 6:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently we had an opportunity to review one of the newest Network Attached Storage devices by Synology, DS418j. The DS 418j is a very well designed NAS and has plenty of options and features. But, one of the things that it couldn't do with ease is streaming. More and more users seek streaming ability from their home storage devices. Ability …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Toshiba Launches World’s First 14TB HDD with Conventional Magnetic Recording
     Mon, Dec 11 2017 | 5:58P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 14TB models use an innovative 9-disk, helium-sealed design to deliver massive capacity that fits into standard 3.5 inch SATA drive bays.

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Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the launch of the MG07ACA Series, the world’s first[1] enterprise 14TB[2] Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. Using a 9-disk, helium-sealed design, the new MG07ACA Series provides the power-efficient capacity and storage density needed by cloud-scale and enterprise storage solution providers to achieve their TCO objectives.

“We have raised the bar with the new MG07ACA Series 9-disk helium-sealed design,” said Akitoshi Iwata, Vice President of Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. “By utilising an innovative design, we continue to improve the benefits that high-capacity disk storage can deliver to our broad global customer base.”

The MG07ACA Series features both 14TB 9-disk and 12TB 8-disk models. The helium-sealed 3.5-inch[3] mechanical design realises better storage density and a lower HDD operating power profile than the previous MG06ACA Series for optimal TCO in cloud-scale infrastructures. The MG07 Series also utilises Toshiba Group’s laser welding technology to ensure the helium remains securely sealed inside the drive enclosure. The drives support a SATA 6Gbit/s interface and 7,200rpm access performance. The 9-disk 14TB models achieve a 40% increase in maximum capacity over previous MG06ACA 10TB models. Additionally, the 14TB models improve power efficiency by over 50% (W/GB)[4].

“Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage’s first helium-sealed nearline drive intercepts the market at a class-leading 14TB capacity with CMR,” said John Chen, industry analyst at Trend Focus. “Its early time-to-market for this capacity positions the company well to meet the storage needs of large hyperscale and cloud companies. Additionally, the company’s choice of a 9-disk platform paves the way to achieving higher capacities in future product generations.”

“While enterprise server and storage customers realise that shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology can improve HDD capacity, the adoption of SMR HDD products into server and storage systems is a transition that will take several years,” according to John Rydning, Research Vice President for hard disk drives at IDC. “Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage’s new helium-sealed enterprise HDD is the world’s first 14TB of storage capacity using conventional rather than shingled magnetic recording technology, giving enterprise customers the highest capacity HDD available in the market today for existing server and storage system architectures.”

The sequential sample delivery of MG07ACA Series drives to customers began today

  FULL STORY @ TOSHIBA

LaCie 2Big Dock Thunderbolt 3 20TB External HDD Review
     Fri, Dec 08 2017 | 4:21P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie outs the 2Big Dock powered by Thunderbolt 3 technology and we take the 20TB model through testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Silicon Power A55 256GB 3D NAND SSD Review
     Wed, Dec 06 2017 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As we have seen before with TLC NAND SSDs, the SLC cache is used first for gaining a respectable speed boost and once this one gets filled up, the write speed will start dropping gradually, sometimes under 100MB/s. This particular aspect does not recommend the drive if our workload does imply writing large files frequently onto the drive, but even when we are writing straight to TLC, the access times do remain smaller versus mechanical drives. For a better compatibility, A55 256GB does ship with a 7mm form factor, while the integrated DRAMless Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller does come with support for TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Crucial BX300 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Dec 03 2017 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial BX300 240GB performed well in all of our benchmarks and, given its low price at press time, is an excellent budget-conscious choice for those who are looking for something faster than their hard drive.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Intel Optane SSD 900P Review
     Sun, Dec 03 2017 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel gave us a taste of what its Optane could do on consumer desktop systems a few months back when it launched its Optane Memory technology. Those miniscule drives did a great job caching data to give compatible systems packing slower hard drives a huge boost in responsiveness and overall performance. The performance characteristics of Optane Memory also left many enthusiasts chomping at the bit for higher-capacity, speedier Optane SSDs for high-end desktops, however. Fortunately, the wait is now over. Intel recently launched the brand-new Optane SSD 900P series of drives and we can with certainty say that it was absolutely worth the wait...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Synology DiskStation DS418j Review
     Fri, Dec 01 2017 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology's J series of DiskStation NAS are aimed at the value end of the market. The latest 4-bay addition to the range is the DS418j, which takes over from the DS416j and is marketed as an entry-level 4-bay NAS for home data backup and multimedia streaming.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Crucial BX300 240GBCrucial BX300 240GB Solid State Dri Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Nov 30 2017 | 6:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial BX300 240GB performed well in all of our benchmarks and, given its low price at press time, is an excellent budget-conscious choice for those who are looking for something faster than their hard drive.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

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