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OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 12:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives are all but common now. Almost everyone I know has a solid state drive for at least an OS drive. Most solid state drives people are using are SATA-based drives. While these drives do provide much faster speeds than traditional hard drives, they are still limited by SATA bottlenecks. To overcome this bottleneck many companies are using the PCI-Express bus. OCZs RevoDrive series has been around for a good while now. With each revision it seems like the drive is getting better. Today we are taking a look at the most recent revision the RevoDrive 350. Available in capacities ranging from 240 GB 960 GB this PCI-Express solid state drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. OCZ is labeling the RevoDrive 350 as a Workstation product and given its performance it will set you back much more than your typical solid state drive. The 480 GB version that we are taking a look at today sells for $809.99 at my favorite online retailer. If you are looking for one of the fastest solid state drives and want pure performance this is one of the drives you should be looking at. Lets drive in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Enermax EMK3201 Dual-Bay 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Internal Enclosure Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler gives us a quick look at the Enermax EMK3201, a dual-bay 2.5-inch storage internal enclosure for your SATA and SAS hard drives and SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

WD My Passport Wireless 1TB Storage Drive Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless devices are growing in popularity and lets face it we are slowly cutting the cords on many of the electronic devices that we use daily. Over the past several years a number of companies have come out with small wireless storage drives that allow you to backup or store large amounts of data from your smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac. WD feels that now is a time to come out with a wireless storage device as previously they didn’t feel like the time was right for a portable wireless storage product. WD today unveiled the WD My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi enabled external storage drive that allows you to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with pretty much any device on the market today. The My Passport Wireless comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and runs $129.99, $179.99 and $219.99, respectively. Each model has a built-in rechargeable battery allowing it to power itself when you’re on the road for up to 6 hours of HD streaming on DLNA capable devices and up to 20 hours of battery life when on standby.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

MyDigitalSSD BP4e mSATA SSD Review (512 GB)
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we think of solid state drives today, two things comes to mind: how fast can it go and how much is going to cost me. Typically these two go hand in hand, the more speed you want the more its going to cost you. But what happens when you dont want to fork out the big bucks for a quick drive? Welcome to ECO drives by MyDigitalSSD, where not only are you getting decent data transfer speeds, but at a very fair price and a super small form factor."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Transcend might not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks about storage drives, but the brand has been around for years and we’ve found that they have what it takes to be competitive in the consumer market. Transcend recently released the SSD370 series of 2.5? SSDS and they are competitively priced and ready to take on budget friendly drives like the Sandisk Ultra II (TLC), Samsung Evo 840 (TLC) and Crucial MX 100 (MLC). Read on to see how the Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair Voyager Air 2 Wireless Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mobile market has grown absolutely huge over the past several years, but sometimes we find that data sharing isn?t very convenient and storage space is limited on our devices. Thankfully manufacturers are designing devices to share your data across multiple devices, even providing you the capability to stream high definition video content across these devices ? all hopefully trouble free. Last year we took a look at Corsair?s first wireless hard drive, called Voyager Air, which was a very sleek and impressive unit that we really liked. Today, we?re going to take a look at the more recently revamped version, conveniently called Voyager Air 2. We?ll take a look and see what this drive all has to offer and if there is anything new brought to the table."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update
     Mon, Oct 13 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update v5.8.2 for the following solid state drives (SSD) equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers: SX910/SX900/SP900/S510.

The new firmware improves overall SSD stability and SSD reliability after unsafe power cycling.

Purchasers who wish to update their SSD firmware should go to: , select the corresponding SSD product, and then download the compressed Firmware 5.8.2 file and extract it. Then locate the executable file ADATA_SF_FieldUpdater and run it as administrator.

  FULL STORY @ ADATA-GROUP

 
Apotop S3C 256GB Low-Cost SSD Review
     Mon, Oct 13 2014 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Apotop is a new name here at TweakTown, but the company has one of the lowest priced 256GB SSDs on Newegg. Today, Chris takes a look at the S3C 256GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD Review
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD- an SSD with the “HyperX” branding after a very long time. The last Kingston HyperX series SSD was HyperX 3K. Other than that, Kingston have been releasing few V series SSDs here and there. So, we should expect good ‘mainstream’ performance now that it comes with HyperX, or so we would like to think. Afterall, that’s the idea of having series within the branding to differentiate between the products. But many things changed. Those were the times practically every flash NAND centric brand that doesn’t make its own NAND or controller was slapping Sandforce SF-2281 controllers. In some cases, depending on certain solid-state drives, SATA III bandwidth is a bottleneck.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Micron M600 M.2 SATA SSD Review (256GB)
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Along with the rest of the M600 family, the M.2 SSDs use Microns newest 16nm NAND that allow the drives to hit a better cost-per-GB than their earlier products. As with previous drives they feature RAIN reliability technology, adaptive thermal monitoring, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., and DevSleep. They also feature power-loss protection for data-at-rest to prevent corruption in case of a power failure. These M600 M.2 SSDs are also self-encrypting drives (SED) that have AES 256-bit hardware encryption from the built-in controller encryption engine and are TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE1667 compliant to support the Windows eDrive standard."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay External HDD Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Oct 11 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Storage, it always seems like we need more of it, especially with file sizes increasing for media and more importantly games. While some of you may have cases that give you ample space to load them up with hard drives there are others who have small form factor system or even work from a laptop where storage space is limited. There is where external hard drive enclosures come into place. Today we are taking a look at a pretty awesome 4-bay external hard drive enclosure that supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The enclosure I am talking about is ICY DOCKs ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Lets load it up with drives and see what we can do with it."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Micron M600 mSATA SSD Review (256GB)
     Wed, Oct 08 2014 | 12:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
M.2 SSDs were developed to replace the mSATA form factor, however these devices are still in their infancy and the demand for mSATA SSD still exists. mSATA SSDs are mainly deployed in mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and Ultrabooks because they allow for lighter and thinner designs. Their high performance, small foot print, and low power consumption make them the perfect fit for these devices over standard 2.5 HDDs. Over the next few years the production of client tablets and notebook PCs will be doubling by OEMs. Micron has taken notice of this and has just released their M600 line of SSDs as a solution. Offering a multiple varieties of compact, reliable, and high performance SSDs will allow companies, such as Micron, greater growth in the industry. Last week we went over both the 2.5 7mm and M.2 form factor M600 SSDs. Today, we will draw the saga to a close with our very last form factor for review, the mSATA model."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA SSD Review (240GB)
     Tue, Oct 07 2014 | 8:34A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The introduction of the SM2280S3 M.2 SSD last June marked Kingston Technologys first entry to the M.2 SSD arena. For those new to M.2 SSDs, M.2 marks the standardization of smaller form factor SSDs to sizes smaller than what we have seen in mSATA. M.2 accommodates both SATA and PCIe performance, while at the same time offering capacities as high as 1TB. The SM2280S3 M.2 SSD is targeted at system builders and we initially saw its release of the 120GB version in June, followed by 240 and 480GB capacities in Q3, the 240GB capacity on our bench today. M.2 may be new to many but get ready as it will be creating a totally different picture en mass in the SSD arena before long. Better yet, do some digging into the webs top M.2 coverage to get you up to speed on the M.2 form factor!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB SSD Review
     Mon, Oct 06 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Angelbird has a brilliant looking SSD on its hands with the wrk 512GB, but is that all you look for when buying an SSD? Here are Chris` full thoughts."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

WD Red Pro 4TB Enterprise NAS HDD Review
     Tue, Sep 30 2014 | 8:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"WD's Red Pro provides enhanced performance, and extends the benefits of the Red series to the SMB and SME space. Let's take a closer look in Paul's review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Angelbird SSD2go Pocket 512GB External SSD Review
     Tue, Sep 30 2014 | 8:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Angelbird`s SSD2go Pocket, an external SSD storage solution for the mass market. It features some nice tricks too... come take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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