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Intel 730 Jackson Ridge 240GB SSD RAID 0 Review
     Mon, Sep 07 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
KitGuru reviewed the Intel 730 Jackson Ridge Solid State Drive back on March 6th, and there was a lot of interest in the review. Since then Intel sent us over two more 730 drives and today we supplement our original findings by adding some RAID 0 results.

Crucial MX200 1TB and 500GB SSD Reviews: Affordable And Fast
     Mon, Sep 07 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Prices for solid state drives have fallen precipitously over the past year. This is especially true when shopping 2.5-inch form factor SATA SSDs, which is where some of the best values in solid state storage are currently found. That's certainly true of Micron's Crucial brand MX200 line, two of which we have in for review here. First announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, the MX200 series debuted in three capacities -- 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, each priced at under 50 cents per gigabyte. Crucial set the MSRPs at $140 for the 250GB model, $250 for the 500GB SKU, and $470 for the 1TB drive, all three of which are available for considerably less online...

QNAP TVS-471-4G: High Performance NAS with Intel Processor
     Sun, Sep 06 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP TVS-x71 is designed specifically for the small and medium business. Available in 4 bay (TVS-471), 6 bay (TVS-671), or 8 bay (TVS-881) model, they come with high performance Intel processor, minimum 4GB of RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and four Gigabit Ethernet port. The overall design and the feature across the entire NAS stayed the same. Thus, the only decision we got to make besides the number of drives is the processor and the amount of RAM.

Intel SSD 750 Series 1.2 TiB Review
     Sat, Sep 05 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are reviewing the Intel SSD 750 Series 1.2 TiB, which uses the PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface. Let's compare its performance with the Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GiB SSD, which also uses the same interface.

Adata Premier SP550 SSD Review (240GB)
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Early last month we reviewed Adata’s newest SATA 6Gb/s contender in the enthusiast market segment, the XPG SX930. Utilizing a JMicron controller and premium MLC NAND, it delivered good performance at a decent price point. Today we are going to shift gears and take a look at their latest entry level SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the Premier SP550. The Premier SP550 is the first retail product we have come across with the Silicon Motion SM2256 controller since our initial preview back in February. Furthermore, it boasts SK Hynix TLC NAND, which is also a first for us. We are hoping to see an improvement in the SM2256’s performance now that the firmware has been finalized, so today’s results may be quite interesting to see. Can the Premier SP550, utilizing this new controller and TLC combo, deliver? Let’s find out.

QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has shed their Intel only t-shirts and has partnered with AMD to introduce their new TVS-X63+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS lineup. These NAS are powered by AMD 64-bit G-Series Quad-Core CPUs, tons of RAM, they are outfitted with 10GbE, powered by AMD Radeon graphics, and feature a brand new Gold exterior. The question is, ...

VisionTek Go Drive SSD RAID 0
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve been waiting the better part of a decade for SSD prices to drop and they have dropped somewhat. Often you find yourself a little cash strapped and can’t afford one of those infernally expensive PCI-E drives where you sign a contract to send your left arm in exchange for the drive. Hardware RAID is usually just out of reach of the average consumer and while hardware RAID cards are great they soon become outdated and an expensive paperweight. We’ll be using 2 x Visiontek Go Drives both 240GB drives (model 900512) on an Asus X99 PRO motherboard using the built-in Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Intels fancy words for RAID. We are using two drives and chipset limitations on most X99 boards are 6 drives in any RAID configuration. We’ve messed with RAID enough that we can tell you any combination of drives whose speed is about 1500MB/s is about all you want to use. Three 500MB/s drives top out the bandwidth on built-in RAID.

Taylor Bluetooth Smart Scale Review @ Technogog
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we test a new OCZ SSD here at OCinside.de. This SSD tries to win the hearts of the users especially with very high reliability. We compared the OCZ Vector 180 against all the previously tested SSDs. Let us check the results of the OCZ Vector 180 480 GB SSD in everyday PC life and see which special features makes this Vector 180 so unique.

ADATA Premier SP550 SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Benchmark Reviews has previously looked at the ADATA Premier SP550 mainstream and ADATA XPG SX930 performance SSDs; today we have the ADATA Premier SP550. With Hynix TLC NAND backed by a Silicon Motion controller and LDPC error correction, is the SP550 the price/performance sweet spot in ADATA’s lineup?

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk is one of the oldest names in flash storage, they actually developed the first flash based SSD more than 20 years ago. Today I have the pleasure of having their Extreme PRO 480GB drive on the test bench, their newest SSD flagship for the consumer market. This is not a drive that needs to hide anything when it comes to its specifications, as it has a lot to offer. So let’s dive right into mentioning the first thing that springs into our eyes from the packaging; the 10 Year Warranty. This really shows what trust SanDisk have in their drive, besides already calling it both Extreme and PRO, and is something not seen on any other drive in the consumer market. Yes it is true that the Samsung 850 Pro also has it, but that’s really another market segment alltogether and they came to market with it after SanDisk.

OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We may still be far away from a time when solid state drives regardless of type (PCIe/M.2/SATA) will replace mechanical disk drives altogether (largely due to capacity limitations) but as things stand today they have managed to replace them at least partially as the "weapon" of choice for use as a primary OS drive. Because of that most SSD manufacturers have shifted much of their focus from the production of high-performance models aimed towards enthusiasts, gamers and professionals to the production of entry-level "budget" models aimed towards casual users and gamers who are just now taking their first steps with this technology. OCZ made a great comeback after being acquired by Toshiba and after releasing two great SSD models (ARC 100 and Vector 180) it was just a matter of time before they too released a more "entry" level one and its name is the Trion 100.

Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Sep 01 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung made some waves earlier this year with the introduction of its 850 Pro family of solid state drives and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Micron is striking back with lower-geometry 16nm conventional NAND, however, and a new drive technology it claims will accelerate performance more effectively than other competing solutions. The new Micron M600 family of solid state drives will launch at capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB across multiple form factors. Conventional 2.5” SATA drives, mSATA, and the PCIe-capable M.2 platform are all supported with multiple drive sizes and form factors...

HGST Deskstar NAS 6 TB HDD Review on Technic3D
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HGST Deskstar NAS with 6 TB arrived Technic3D. Available in 3 TB, 4 TB, 5 TB and 6 TB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 279 MB/s ? We will check this and more against the SSDs and HDDs from WD and Samsung."

OCZ Trion 100 480GB Solid State Drive
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The solid state drive market is a extremely competitive right now. We’ve seen many low-cost drives that have great performance and features. OCZ has recently launched their Trion 100 series of solid state drives ranging from 120 GB - 980 GB capacities. This drive is the first from OCZ that uses all of 100% Toshiba IP. Other OCZ drives since Toshiba’s acquisition have made us of Toshiba NAND, but the Trion 100 also uses Toshiba’s new controller. You could call this a Toshiba drive that is branded OCZ as Toshiba really does not sell consumer-based drives. The 480 GB version of the Trion 100 that we are reviewing today has sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Since this is an OCZ drive you also get a 3-year ShieldPlus warranty. Let’s check out this drive and see what it can do!"

Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD Review
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the SSD 750 Series Intel has released a high-end consumer SSD which should drive tears of joy in the eyes of even the biggest hardware enthusiasts due to the x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe connection. The PCI Express 3.0 x4 card is available in capacities of 400GB, 800GB and 1200GB. We are testing the largest and therefore fastest Intel PCIe SSD of the 750 series with 1.2TB capacity. Let us test the performance of the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe in synthetic benchmarks and in daily work.

SilverStone MS08 Internal SATA Hot Swap Bay Review
     Sun, Aug 30 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever wanted to quickly swap your internal SSDs, take a look at the SilverStone MS08.

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