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Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you wanting to get beyond 550MB/s without having to do a RAID setup? Are you willing to try a new interface? Meet the Plextor M6e Series of PCI Express SSDs! Plextor is leading the charge for native PCIe SSDs and has come up with the first readily-available M.2 PCIe SSD on the consumer market. Other drives like the Samsung XP941 series have been around much longer, but they are OEM only and aren’t really meant for end users. Plextor has stepped up to the plate with a drive that had end user firmware updates, an impressive 5-year warranty and mouth watering speeds.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Three-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 3:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung is first to market with a consumer based 3D NAND SSD. Promising better performance and increased capacity, Samsung's V-NAND tech leads the way."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our review bench today is the 480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, essentially a RAID array of four 128GB SSDs merged into a single PCB. With sequential read and write speeds of up to 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s, respectively, and up to 140,000 IOPS 4k random write, it's basically RAID 0 array with TRIM and SMART support but without SATA bottlenecks. At ought to be, costing $800!
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD shows us what it takes to bring 3.5" form factor hard drives to enterprise class levels of performance and stability, and that's before looking at its beefy 6TB of storage capacity. While it may not attract the SSD crowd, it aims to deliver value for data center, cloud storage and other hyperscale computing applications. We test to see how it fares as a high performance mechanical drive.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SSD
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One could argue that any SSD will seem like a big step up in performance over a HDD, and I cannot disagree with that fact. There are, however, a few more features that bring the Extreme PRO upwards in the rankings, despite its semi-premium price compared to bottom-barrel value SSDs. First, and probably most importantly, the entire Extreme PRO line is offered up with a 10-year warranty. That in and of itself is enough to make it stand out among the rest of the SSD market. Coupled with the nCache technology for extremely consistent and fast speeds regardless of workload, and you've got a winning combination.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Plextor M7e M.2 PCIe SSD Performance Numbers From CES 2015
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 10:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One most anticipated products of CES 2015 are the next round of PCI Express Solid-State Drives (SSDs) that so many have been waiting for. When we learned that Plextor would be showing off the upcoming M7e PCIe SSD at CES 2015 we couldn’t wait to see what Plextor had in store for enthusiasts. The Plextor M7e doesn't have a solid release date just yet, but it is coming in Q2 2015 and this next generation solid-state drive uses the PCIe Gen 2 x 4 interface. Read on to see what performance numbers we got in CrystalDiskMark!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB Solid-State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As some of my friends have pointed out recently i may have been doing SSD reviews for slightly over 5 years now (roughly 6) but although a large number of consumer oriented models have landed in my hands i can't say the same about enterprise/industrial grade models and so in the following months we will do our best to try and fix that. We already started by testing the SSDnow E50 100GB SSD by Kingston a couple of weeks ago a drive which offered very good read/write speeds with the data safety only an enterprise grade product can offer. However the E50 is not the flagship SSD model in the Kingston SSDnow line and so we decided that it would be in everyone’s best interest to get the top of the line E100 200GB variant (although quite older) and see not only how it does against its smaller brother the E50 but also against every single SSD in our charts.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
Seagate Surveillance 3TB SATA III HDD Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although most surveillance systems right now used in small business and houses are still previous generation ones based on DVD-R video recorders large companies have moved to the far more advanced and current generation network video recorders which use hard disk drives to store recorded data. The good news is that the market is also filled with cost-effective NVR/DVR camera kits (we will be reviewing some soon) designed for home and office use so many people are obviously using them already but since most such solutions use a single HDD to store recorded data (and usually up to just 8 cameras) it's not really as crucial to choose a model with low electrical requirements and good read/write speeds as it is with multiple HDD NVR/DVR systems that have at least 16 cameras plugged into them (video streaming issues). For that exact reason Seagate has designed their latest Surveillance HDD line and today we will be taking a look at the 3TB variant.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (480GB) Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently SanDisk launched their latest range of SSDs, the Extreme Pro range. Today we take a look at the 480GB version and compare it to the best the competition has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 4:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s true that in the SATA SSD market we don`t get many surprises but if i was to choose a single company that has impressed us time and again with their models that would be Samsung. Now i can`t comment on their very first attempts to enter the market (never had the chance to test them out) but the since the 830 models they have introduced features and performance levels not many manufacturers in the market can go up against. For example soon after the award winning 830 models Samsung introduced the much improved 840 models which combined very good performance levels thanks to their TLC NAND flash modules (Samsung was the first to use such technology with consumer oriented SSD models) with a very tempting price tag. Today Samsung has released the brand new 850 series and having already reviewed the high-end 850 Pro model we know that by taking the next step and using 128Gbit 32-layer 3D V-NAND they now hold the first place in the SSD market both in terms of performance and endurance. However since this line is not really aimed towards consumers Samsung just released the 850 EVO line and here with us today we have the 500GB variant."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's MX100 512GB is a rarity in the SSD business. It performs in line with higher end drives but costs significantly less.
  FULL STORY @ CRUCIAL

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my favorite online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let’s jump in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 Review
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie, a company that is well known for high end storage devices has just released the d2 Thunderbolt 2. This new upgrade to their d2 desktop storage line is a great edition to LaCie family. The d2 Thunderbolt 2 is the first single drive solution to feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity as well as the first to include both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 together. If this wasn't enough for you, LaCie also allows users the to purchase an SSD Upgrade Kit to enhance the d2 thunderbolt 2's performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jan 03 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is launching a new family of products today, but unless you follow the rumor mill pretty closely, it’s probably not something you’d expect. It’s not a new CPU or APU. And it’s not a new GPU or memory kit either. Well then, “what could it be” you ask? Today, AMD is launching its first line of solid state drives (SSDs), targeted squarely at AMD enthusiasts. Whodathunkit? AMD is calling the new family of drives, the Radeon R7 Series SSD, similar to its popular mid-range line of graphics cards. The new Radeon R7 Series SSDs feature OCZ and Toshiba technology, but with a proprietary firmware geared towards write performance and high endurance...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 02 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ is launching a brand-new series of solid state drives today, targeted squarely at budget-conscious, mainstream consumers. The new ARC 100 series doesn’t stray far from its roots, however. The ARC 100 features the very same OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 as the higher-end Vertex 460, but these new drives feature more affordable Toshiba A19nm NAND flash memory. The ARC 100 also ships without any sort of accessory bundle, to further bring costs down. We’ve got a 240GB OCZ ARC 100 in-house and have put it through an array of benchmarks, comparing to a number of other popular solid state drives throughout...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung SSD 845DC EVO Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 02 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was about a year ago that we first took a look at the Samsung SSD 840 EVO series of solid state drives. If you recall, those drives featured a new controller and the latest generation of Samsung’s TLC NAND flash memory, which allowed the company to offer the SSD 840 EVO series at very competitive prices, despite their relatively strong performance. Those the SSD 840 EVO series of drives was originally designed for client-PC applications, Samsung has since evolved and refined the design and deemed it suitable for read-centric enterprise applications. The Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series of drives we’ll be showing you here offer many of the same features as the 840 EVO series, but performance has been optimized for enterprise workloads and power loss protection is now built-in...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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