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Synology DiskStation DS115 NAS Review
     Mon, Mar 16 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology’s latest single bay NAS is based on the twin-bay DS215j and uses the same processor, memory and configuration of ports and connectors. For some reason Synology has seen fit to change the colour from white to black, perhaps to disguise the heritage of the DS115 tiddler, but that strikes us as a curious move. The DS215j is a fine performer thanks to its dual core 800MHz Marvell CPU and 512MB of DDR3 memory is more than adequate for a small NAS.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Crucial M550 512GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Mar 15 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the middle stages of last year I took a look at a SSD that, in my eyes, set the ball rolling when it came to high capacity drives and with options of up to 1TB on offer, Crucial’s M500 made its statement loud and clear – you don’t need to sacrifice performance for space. To follow in the footsteps of the M500 and to keep Crucial at the forefront of the SSD market, a drive that is able to offer the performance whilst costing less is what is needed. Bring forth the leaner and more refined M550. Based loosely around the M500, the M550 strives to take the performance and value one step further, with a more powerful single core Marvell controller, paired with 256MB 1066MHz DRAM and up to 1024GB of raw storage. As well as controller improvements, the NAND has seen a rise up to 256Gb dies and as a result of all these improvements, we are now looking at sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s write; with read and write IOPs levels of 95k and 85k respectively also available. The key factor though is price and the purchase price is not the only monetary figure that has been put under the microscope. With the market slowly moving over towards the mobile era, system and component manufacturers are looking at ways in which they can reduce the power needs of their products – the end goal being longer battery life but with the same strong performance on tap.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Synology Diskstation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server
     Sun, Mar 15 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In late 2014 Synology released another 4-bay NAS server intended to take their award winning designs and innovations to the next level. The new Diskstation DS415+ takes all of the things people have grown to love in terms of the hardware and the DSM interface, and further refines them with user friendly installation features, dual Gigabit LAN ports, hardware data encryption, and some serious horespower under the hood.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

VisionTek DriveXpander Hot-Swappable
     Sun, Mar 15 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to add 2.5-inch HDD or SSD hot swap capabilities to your PC or Mac? The VisionTek DriveXpander could be something for you to consider."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Buffalo TeraStation 5400 WSS Review
     Sat, Mar 14 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When I think about a NAS I think Linux and I think web based administration. Well, when I think about Buffalo, I think I love the hardware and I just use the administration. Buffalo, a solid hardware platform, starts to really look dated and unimpressive when comparing their administration to the likes of QNAP, Synology, and ASUSTOR. To address this, Buffalo has released another 5400 NAS appliance and slapped a WSS on the end of its name. If you don't know what that means... it means that Buffalo has outfitted their WS5400DR2 with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 and is working at bringing their NAS back under the big lights.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Mushkin ECO2 240GB 7mm SSD Review
     Sat, Mar 14 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Selecting the right hard drive for your laptop or PC just became a bit easier thanks to Mushkin. The introduction of the ECO2 series of SSD's brings the price per gigabyte down to well below .50 cents, and it does so with reliability and a trusted brand name. With read speeds up to 550MB/sec and write speeds up to 530MB/sec you are getting a very competitive SSD at an excellent price that is suitable for all of your storage needs. The ECO2 is being introduced in 120, 240, and 480GB capacities and while you would think that at 480GB the price tag would be similarly inflated the 480GB version retails for a mere $159.99 making it the best SSD deal we have seen.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Mushkin ECO2 240GB 7mm SSD Review
     Sat, Mar 14 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Selecting the right hard drive for your laptop or PC just became a bit easier thanks to Mushkin. The introduction of the ECO2 series of SSD's brings the price per gigabyte down to well below .50 cents, and it does so with reliability and a trusted brand name. With read speeds up to 550MB/sec and write speeds up to 530MB/sec you are getting a very competitive SSD at an excellent price that is suitable for all of your storage needs. The ECO2 is being introduced in 120, 240, and 480GB capacities and while you would think that at 480GB the price tag would be similarly inflated the 480GB version retails for a mere $159.99 making it the best SSD deal we have seen.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

 
ASUSTOR AS7004T NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i3-4330 CPU and ASUSTOR's excellent ADM 2.3 OS under the hood, how will the company's latest flagship 4-bay NAS stack up?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Icy Dock ‘Black Vortex’ MB074SP-B 3.5” 4-in-3 Cage Review
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of years I’ve reviewed a fair selection of products from the Icy Dock catalogue, ranging from external drive enclosures such as theBlizzard and the MB559U3S SuperSpeed to a variety of SATA backplanes and drive bay adaptors including the FatCage MB155SP-B, MB971SP-Band MB994SP-4SB-1 Quad 2.5? Backplane. Overall it’s a fair statement to say that they have a wide variety of angles covered and the tastes of many users fulfilled with their products, whether it be through the design or the functional capability. With so many items on offer, we are a little amazed to see that Icy Dock have once again come up with a new product and this time round the product is in principle a cooled multi-bay drive adaptor. Taking up three optical drive bays, the Black Vortex MB074SP-B is able to house four 3.5? hard drives in an open air frame design, offering a quick and simple access to one or more drives whilst offering the benefit of active cooling through a front mounted 120mm fan.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

VisionTek DriveXpander Hot-Swappable 2.5" Expansion Adapter
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to add 2.5-inch HDD or SSD hot swap capabilities to your PC or Mac? The VisionTek DriveXpander could be something for you to consider."
  FULL STORY @ DRIVEXPANDER

Addonics Sapphire Blu-ray + eSATA
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 8:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Addonics' unique Sapphire Combo Blu-ray, eSATA, USB 3.0 storage enclosure gives you optical and HDD or SSD external storage in one. Let's take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Crucial BX100 250GB SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 8:42P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD (Solid State Drive) prices have taken a huge dive compared to even just a couple of years ago but evidently that hasn't been enough to attract even casual users (at least not most of them) so it doesn't really come as a surprise to us that lately many manufacturers do their best to introduce even more affordable models in the market by cutting around some corners. Of course many people see this as something strange since not too long ago every single manufacturer was trying to get the performance crown but the way i see it is that priorities have changed over time so currently cost is basically their primary goal (at least for that segment of the market). Crucial recently launched the BX100 line of SSDs aimed primarily towards casual users and gamers and for the past week we've been testing the 250GB variant.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Transcend StoreJet 100 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for Mac Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:23P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Purpose built for Mac, Transcend's StoreJet 100 is a solid external USB 3.0 storage solution for those on the go."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SSD Endurance Experiment
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to find out. After 18 months of testing, the last of six drives is finally dead.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Mushkin ECO2 240GB Solid State Drive
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin has been slowly trying to build their name back up as a solid state drive manufacturer and what better way to do that then come out with a killer drive at a killer price. That is what the ECO2 line is all about, it is going to give you a no-frills drive with great performance that is also affordable. How affordable? The 240GB drive that we are reviewing today is currently selling for 84.99! That makes it only $0.35 per GB! This is the first Newegg exclusive SSD Series from Mushkin. The drive itself is powered by the SandForce SF-2241 controller and makes use of Micron MLC NAND. Will this drive give users the best bang for their buck and get an SSD in their hands for the first time? Read on as we investigate!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 11:24A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The M6e comes in two flavours, the vanilla M6e and the Black edition which is much more pleasing to the eye and encompasses a range of evolutions from the standard M6e we have for review today. That said, the standard M6e has a lot to offer both in terms of performance and features which we will examine over the following pages. The Plextor M6e comes in three different storage sizes: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB and has a combination of the latest Marvel Controller and Toshiba toggle NAND Flash."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

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