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HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 17 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The original Kingston HyperX SSD series was released back in 2011 and refreshed in 2012 when the HyperX 3K SSD was unleashed. The HyperX 3K has remained the flagship drive in the Kingston SSD arsenal, but after three years of holding that position it is finally time for something new to come along and head up the brands SSD offering. That new drive is the HyperX Savage SSD and they are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities. Legit Reviews takes a look at the HyperX Savage 240GB SSD in our review today!

Western Digital, Seagate release new mobile HDDs
     Fri, Jul 17 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital and Seagate have both released new mobile hard disk drive (HDD) products recently as demand has been rising rapidly. Western Digital has launched mobile HDDs with 1TB-3TB capacities, aiming at customers with demand for large storage space. Seagate has unveiled an ultra-thin 500GB HDD to push for mobility.

OCZ Trion 100 480 GB
     Thu, Jul 16 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ's new Trion 100 SSD is built around brand-new TLC NAND chips from Toshiba, using a Toshiba TC58 controller. Thanks to TLC technology, the drive competes with Crucial BX100 in pricing, which is less than 40 cents per Gigabyte.

OCZ Trion 100 480 GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 16 2015 | 12:47P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Storage Solutions today launched the Trion 100 series of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) that are the company’s latest value-oriented storage option for those wanting an affordable SATA III SSD. The OCZ Trion 100 series is an all Toshiba solution that features a Toshiba TC58 SSD controller paired with Toshiba A19 2D planar Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash. Read on to see how it performs!

Addonics M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter X110 Review
     Thu, Jul 16 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Addonics Technologies makes some very unique and innovative storage drive adapters and chances are if you’ve ever built a custom system that had a unique data storage solution you’ve seen some of their products on the market. The M.2 adapter that we are looking at today is a great example of a product that allows you to use the latest M.2 (NGFF) SSDs on a PCIe x4 adapter card that can be used in virtually any board that has an open slot. The Addonics M2 PCIe SSD Adapter X110 (AD2M2S-PX4) is the name of that adapter and it supports two M.2 SATA SSDs on the front and one M.2 PCIe SSD on the back of the $29 adapter card.

Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 15 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we published a review of the Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD on OCinside.de. Recently, we were able to evaluate the Crucial BX100 500 GB SSD and award it with the OCinside price tip. However, many PC and Mac users hope since the beginning of the first Solid State Drives on inexpensive 1 TB SSDs and this hope is fulfilled with this BX100 1 TB SSD ! In this SSD review, we compare the CT1000BX100SSD1 with the other SSD models from the made by Crucial such as the MX200, MX100, M550 and many other SSDs from other manufacturers.

OCZ Trion 100 480GB & 960GB SSDs
     Tue, Jul 14 2015 | 12:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inexpensive, good performance and an awesome warranty; OCZ's Trion series seems to have everything we could want in a value-oriented SSD. But with the Crucial BX100 and MX200 out there, how well does it compete?

Kingston HyperX Predator 480 GiB vs. Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GiB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 14 2015 | 12:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are comparing the performance of the Kingston HyperX Predator 480 GiB SSD, which uses the PCI Express 2.0 x4 interface, and the Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GiB, which uses a SATA-600 port.

Micron M510DC SSD Review (480GB) – Cost Effective Endurance
     Tue, Jul 14 2015 | 12:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just as in the consumer market is starting to flood with many lower cost value based SSDs, we are starting to see more and more low cost read-centric SSDs in the enterprise market. These SSDs are targeted towards Web 2.0 and cloud storage use case scenarios and are typically much cheaper than mission critical storage options due to lower performance and write endurance. Compared to HDD deployments, however, these SSDs are much faster and more power efficient. They help to remove bottlenecks and speed up response times in content delivery and VDIs as well as lower total cost of ownership.

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 14 2015 | 12:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seven to eight years ago enthusiasts, professionals and hardcore gamers who decided to trust a brand new and revolutionary storage technology called solid state drives only had products from a handful of manufacturers to choose from including Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Kingston, OCZ and Corsair. Of course by then SSD technology had been in the works and evolving for much longer (over a decade actually) but it wasn't until 2007 that it made its first "shy" steps in the consumer market and thus was available to the masses at quite reasonable prices. Today there are literally hundreds of SSD manufacturers (most are OEM ones) around but it's always preferable to pick a model by one of the first ones to jump in the SSD wagon and since Kingston just released the latest addition in their HyperX line called the Savage we decided to take a look and see how it does.

Akitio ThunderGo 1TB Thunderbolt Portable SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 14 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Tyler tells us about Akitio's ThunderGo 1TB Thunderbolt portable SSD, a powerful external drive that provides solid performance."

Patriot Ignite M.2 SSD Review (480GB) - Single and RAID 0 Tested
     Sun, Jul 12 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is said that 2015 will be the year of the M.2 SSD form factor and, by all indications, this assumption seems to be correct. This is a very big plus for the SSD industry, as well as a very clear demonstration of the progress we have made in flash technology within the last few years. For instance, our Patriot M.2 sample that we are reviewing today weighs less than 10 grams, takes up virtually no space in new motherboards, yet has a capacity of 480GB and can transfer data at over 500MB/s with very little heat…and absolutely no noise. In other words, a storage device smaller than a stick of gum can hold roughly 8500 hours of music, 500 hrs of video, or 155,000 photographs.

Synology DiskStation BeyondCloud Mirror 3TB Review
     Sat, Jul 11 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anyone who follows the NAS game will likely recognize the name Synology, but we’d wager most home users aren't quite as familiar with them. That’s simply because Synology storage devices have typically targeted a more advanced crowd, such as readers of this website. If you had ever met someone who was running a Synology NAS at home, you knew right away they were an enthusiast, advanced user, neckbeard, etc. Newbies use more mainstream products, but hardcore guys and gals use Synology--or something like that. Well, times are changing, and Synology is trying to get in on the “cloud storage” game with NAS drives that are pre-configured, plug-and-play, and accessible from any internet connection, so they should be tempting to anyone regardless of their technical chops. No longer will you have to install the drives and the operating system yourself. These puppies are ready to go right out of the box...

OCZ Trion 100 240GB and 480GB SSD
     Thu, Jul 09 2015 | 9:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new OCZ Trion 100 drive, in 240GB and 480GB capacities. These drives are designed to deliver excellent all round performance while being very cost effective at £60.99 and £124.99 inc vat respectively. This is also the first 100% Toshiba based OCZ SSD featuring a Toshiba controller and A19 TLC NAND flash.

OCZ has gradually transitioned their line of SSD products
     Thu, Jul 09 2015 | 9:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We had high hopes for the OCZ Trion 100. Properly executed, a TLC SSD with an SLC cache could let them take a stab at the Samsung EVO series and could help OCZ become a more serious contender in the market, especially with Toshiba providing their own controller infused with endurance boosting QSB error correction. Unfortunately, the resulting product significantly underperforms whenever TLC writes are involved. SLC cache is there to aleviate the slower write speeds of TLC, but our testing revealed this cache to be ineffective for just four seconds of sequential writing. The cache is depleted almost instantly during random mixed workloads, severely hobbling the overall performance of the Trion. We might be able to justify these deficiencies if the Trion 100 was significantly less expensive than the competition, but at this level of perofrmance, I could only see myself recommending these at a significantly discounted rate, and only then to individuals I know would be using these for mostly reads. These would make a great Steam game drive once you get past the wait for the games to copy onto it."

VisionTek 240GB Go Drive Review, Tough On The Go
     Thu, Jul 09 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Driven by a LSI SandForce SF2200 controller and designed for the Sata 3 6Gb/s interface the VIsionTek GO Drive can reach speeds of 550 MB/s Read and 520MB/s write. Solid State Hard Drives have become the go to hardware solution to speed up computers and help overcome a decades long hard drive bottleneck situation. You can enjoy a much faster storage solution for a fairly modest price as SSD prices drop, the VIsionTek Go Drive runs about $138 which is inline with good quality SSD’s but VisionTek has gone to some serious lengths to ensure good drive longevity.

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