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NikKTech & QNAP Tri-NAS Global Giveaway
     Tue, Nov 15 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How would you like a brand new NAS server to use as Cloud Storage, Download Server of Media Center? Good news for anyone interested since thanks to our good friends over at QNAP today up for grabs we have three of their latest TAS-268 NAS models.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Inateck FD2102 USB 3.0 Docking Station Review With Offline Clone Function
     Tue, Nov 15 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever needed to clone or copy a hard drive you know that can be a daunting task if you don’t have the correct software. The folks over at Inateck have developed a USB 3.0 to SATA Dual-Bay storage drive docking station that also features an offline clone function by simply pressing a button. That means no PC is required. You just insert the drive you want to clone in slot A and a blank drive without partitions into slot B and press the “Copy” button...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB Wireless Hard Drive
     Mon, Nov 14 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB is a wireless external hard drive loaded with features that makes it a great travel companion for enthusiast and professional photographers alike.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Crucial MX300 750 GB
     Thu, Nov 10 2016 | 11:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's MX300 introduces TLC flash to the MX Series. We tested the 750 GB version, which delivers decent performance at incredible pricing of only 23 cents per Gigabyte. Performance per Dollar is also fantastic claiming a top spot in our charts.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Crucial MX300 750GB SSD Review
     Thu, Nov 10 2016 | 11:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review I’ll be looking at the Crucial MX300 750GB SSD (CT750MX300SSD1). This is one of the few SSDs currently on the market which uses the new vertical NAND process and is sold by the company who invented it.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSD Review (120GB/240GB)
     Thu, Nov 10 2016 | 10:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs are state of the art memory components. Over the recent years we have seen the market grow and diversify. With the explosion of TLC SSDs in the marketplace these days it is a race to the bottom more than ever. Companies are trying to find ways to reach those penny hoarders by developing cheaper and cheaper SSD models to replace archaic HDDs. Toshiba/OCZ's latest offering is such a product. The OCZ TL100 represents their attempt to win the race to the bottom and is for those who don't need that much capacity and are looking to upgrade their laptops and desktops to flash storage. By utilizing Toshiba's 15nm NAND and a TC58 DRAM-less controller, the TL100 has some of the basic ingredients for a low cost SSD. No DRAM typically means a few dollars saved on manufacturing costs per drive and could result in better power consumption performance. Although, with that said, there is a trade off in performance, which we will be analyzing more closely in today's review. Once our testing is all said and done we should have a good understanding of just how good, or bad, of an option the TL100 is. So, read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Samsung 960 Pro 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Thu, Nov 10 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung sets the bar yet again with its new 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD. It smashes so many of our lab records that it's almost ridiculous."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB Review
     Wed, Nov 09 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's next generation solid state drives are poised to become must-haves among enthusiasts. The 960 Pro that we are reviewing today succeeds what was already a fast drive with last year's award-winning 950 Pro. Surprise, surprise: the new 960 Pro is even faster.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Samsung SSD 960 Pro NVMe M.2 Review: Blazing Fast
     Wed, Nov 09 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung announced its latest, consumer-class NVMe M.2-based solid state drives a few weeks back, the SSD 960 Pro and SSD 960 EVO, but today marks the official launch of those products. As has been the case for the last couple of generations, the EVO moniker denotes the more mainstream line-up, while the Pro designation is reserved for higher-end, flagship products. If you check out our coverage of the initial announcement, you’ll see that the Samsung SSD 960 EVO line has some killer specifications, with read speeds in the 3.2GB/s range and prices that are competitive with other NVMe M.2 solid state drives in its class. The Samsung SSD 960 Pro line, however, is an absolute beast with peak transfer speeds reportedly in the 3.5GB/s range and ultra-high endurance ratings too.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Nov 08 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba's OCZ VX500 512GB is an SSD that delivers on performance, quality, and warranty for the right price.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

PNY CS 1311 240GB SSD
     Tue, Nov 08 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”As far as disk performance goes, the PNY, with its Phison Controller and TLC NAND, allow this drive to hit most of the performance points listed in the specifications. Sequential read performance ratings of 550MB/s and sequential write performance ratings of 520MB/s for this 240GB variant were easily met in multiple applications. The only place I really saw any issues were in the IOMeter IOPS testing, where the drive fell short of its performance rating.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

OCZ VX500 512GB Solid State Giveaway
     Mon, Nov 07 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We are back with another contest! This time we are teaming up with our friends from OCZ to give away one of their brand new VX500 Solid State Drives! These drives offer great speed, are extremely reliable, and come with a 5-year warranty! We have one (1) 512GB solid state drive to give away to one lucky person! We will be running this contest on Facebook and it really is quite simple to enter! See the instructions below on how you can enter! A big thanks to OCZ for providing the VX500 for us to give away!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Upgrade Test: GTX 760 vs. GTX 1060 on SSD vs. HDD system
     Mon, Nov 07 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HDD versus SSD: Dawn of Storage, in the middle of the massive GeForce GTX 760 versus GTX 1060 battle. Who wins?!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

QNAP TS-451+ @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Nov 06 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You may not have noticed, but not only have PCs been getting smaller but devices like notebooks, phones, and tablets have been taking over. It doesn’t mean that the PC is going away as some people would like you to think, but it does mean that fewer devices have the capability to hold bulk storage. Sure SSDs are getting bigger and computers have some room, but enthusiasts, geeks, and professionals used to load up their main PCs with hard drives and the PC market is moving away from that. You could go with an external drive but they don’t really have the capacity as well. Because of that, the home NAS market has been picking up and more and more people are realizing that a central storage location is helpful for the whole family. In our case, I moved to NAS storage years ago to cut back on electricity from having servers running in the house. We have had one for my attached office and another with video files but recently those have filled up and I’ve been looking at new options. While doing that I thought it would be a great time to take a look at what QNAP has going on so they sent over their TS-451+. My past NAS have been powered by slower CPUs and over time his has caused slowdowns when running RAID so I’m excited to see how the TS-451+ performs with its Intel quad core. So let’s dive in.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

last year's 950 Pro with denser V-NAND
     Sat, Nov 05 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's 960 Pro follows up on last year's 950 Pro with denser V-NAND, a brand-new controller, and space-age label technology. We put this drive to the test to see whether its performance is truly out-of-this-world.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Samsung SSD960 PRO 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Review
     Sat, Nov 05 2016 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung’s latest high-end flagship SSD is the SSD960 PRO which uses Samsung’s 3rd generation 256Gb 48-layer 2-bit MLC V-NAND together with a new controller called Polaris. There will also be a new updated version of Samsung’s Magician software supporting the drive coming in November.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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