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480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has really pushed the envelope with the 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD that we are reviewing today; promising 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds. Don’t fear the Predator. Well, unless you don’t have one that is. The 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD is a 480GB Predator M.2. form factor SSD mounted on a PCIe x4 adapter, rated to run at 1,400MB/s read and 1,000MB/s write. If you think about it, that knocks the old method of displaying drive speeds right off the drive speed scale. Kingston can boast a 1.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write Predator drive. How does it perform in real life? Read on to find out.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Patriot Ignite 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Apr 05 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even after our LAN this weekend I’m not burnt out on all of the storage talk, so it is only fitting that I continue our streak of SSD reviews. Today I have a drive from Patriot in the office. Specifically their new Ignite in a 480GB capacity. The Ignite is one of three recently introduced drives from Patriot with this being their flagship drive. The Ignite features the same Phison's quad-core, eight-channel PS3110-S10 controller that we also saw on the Mushkin Striker last week so we know just how well it can perform. This is fitting because both Patriot and Mushkin focus on bringing the best possible performance at the best possible price. So today I’m going to run the Ignite though our benchmark suite and see how it compares to everything I have tested recently and then see how good of a deal the drive is as well. Could this be the SSD for your next build? Let’s find out.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

WD My Cloud EX2 Dual-Bay NAS Drive Review
     Fri, Apr 03 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD My Cloud EX2, on the other hand, is a two-bay NAS unit. This is coming from a manufacturer that was the first to put out a consumer version of NAS specialized drives- the Red and the Red Pro series. I really like NAS units, but I really wish ethernet controller makers start producing low-cost 10Gbit ethernet ports. We’re stuck with 1Gbit for a very VERY long time and it’s long overdue. In a time with USB 3.0 will be soon to be succeeded by USB 3.1, it looks strange that LAN speed is lagging behind. It’s essential, especially for having large wireless via a hardwired connection.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Intel SSD 750 Series 1.2TB PCIe NVMe Review
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 4:47P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The push for greater performance from storage devices is seeing enthusiast drives transition towards PCIe-linked connections for increased bandwidth. While faster hardware is great, on paper, it is of limited use if the surrounding ecosystem is unable to put the performance increases to effective use. That’s where the SSD-optimised Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) specification comes into the picture. Today we will be looking at one of the first storage devices to make NVMe accessible for enthusiast consumers – Intel’s SSD 750 Series PCIe drive.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Intel SSD 750 Series NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 2:47P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, Intel is taking the wraps off new NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drives, which are the first products with these high speed interfaces that the company has launched specifically for the enthusiast computing and workstation crowds. Historically, Intel's PCI Express-based offerings, like the SSD DC P3700 Series, have been squarely targeted for datacenter or enterprise applications, with price tags to match. However, today Intel is throwing performance enthusiasts another bone with the launch of the Intel SSD 750 series.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Seagate Seven Steel External USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 2:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No matter how many portable hard drives I’ve used to date I’ve yet to find one which i can carry easily inside my rear pocket and without worrying about breaking it. There have been some exceptions to that in the past like a 1.8" drive manufactured by Plextor which i had the chance to review roughly 6 years ago and the brand new T1 portable SSD by Samsung (review coming soon) but unfortunately although i have to admit that both solutions look very nice they simply can't compete with regular 2.5" models, at least not in terms of capacity and enclosure durability. Seagate has been around for almost 4 decades now so I’ve always hoped that they'd step forward to create something unique in this segment of the market and with the recent release of the Seagate Seven (STDZ500400) steel external USB 3.0 drive i think that my quest for the ideal portable hard drive for use on the go is finally over (or almost over).
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Intel SSD 750 Series
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 2:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s SSD 750 Series has arrived and it redefines the meaning of high performance SSDs by absolutely demolishing the competition in every way possible.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

 
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD segment is becoming more and more competitive. With the latest TLC NAND based SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, will it be fast, cheap, and good?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Plextor's M6e, Samsung's XP941
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the 6Gbps link. Native PCIe drives with way more bandwidth have made their way onto the market over the past year. We've tackled a trio of them—Plextor's M6e, Samsung's XP941, and Intel's server-grade DC P3700—with a fresh slate of benchmarks to see how the new breed stacks up against the SATA incumbents.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Samsung 850 Evo mSATA/m.2 SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months ago we reviewed the the little brother to the Samsung 850 Pro, the Samsung 850 EVO in its SATA III 2.5’’ form factor. Now it’s time for the spotlight to shift to a new form factor, M.2. Just as with the 2.5? model, this M.2 variant utilizes their new 32-layer TLC 3D V-NAND technology as well as their latest MGX dual-core SATA controller. This combination paired with TurboWrite technology enables this SSD to achieve some awesome speeds. Furthermore, the M.2 models do not show performance degradation comparatively to the other form factors of the Samsung 850 EVO, which is great considering the amount of NAND used on this form factor.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Antec Mobile Products Lifecard Portable
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems everyone I know has a portable battery charger these days. It first started with phonecases that has extra batteries on them and now it has evolved into a vast variety of portable battery chargers. Because of this and the popularity of mobile products many companies who we typically know for other products have started up mobile divisions. One such company is Antec. Antec Mobile Products covers all things mobile including Bluetooth speakers, portable battery chargers, headphones and more. Today we will be taking a look at their Lifecard, which is a smaller portable battery charger that also doubles as a card holder / money clip. Read on as we take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Silicon Power S80 240GB SATA SSD Review: Bang-for-Buck Option
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 10:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the next installment of the Fast and the Furious movie franchise right around the corner, everybody is feeling the need for speed once again and your computer should not feel left out. Since you cannot feed it Nitrous oxide, you can do the next best thing and that is to strap some SSDs in there and watch it go …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

PATRIOT BLAZE 240GB SOLID STATE DRIVE REVIEW
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 240GB value SSD market is hotter than ever. How will Patriot's Phison based drive fare against other popular entries like SanDisk's Ultra II and Crucial's MX100?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Crucial BX100 SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has returned with the BX100 series solid state drive, featuring Micron’s most affordable 16nm NAND flash components. The Crucial BX100 SSD offers excellent performance to value-driven mainstream users, and delivers enthusiast speeds at a reasonable price. Benchmark Reviews tests the BX100 solid state drive against the fastest SSDs available.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors. We've examined the new drives to see how the mini lineup compares to its full-sized forbear.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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