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Intel 730 SSD Review
     Tue, Apr 01 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently Intel released their latest range of SSDs, the 730 Series and today we take a look at the 480GB model in single drive and Raid 0 while also throwing in a few tests on the 240GB too."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Intel 730 SSD review
     Tue, Apr 01 2014 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we test the new Intel series 730 SSD. The 730 series release should be interesting for consumers as it is a product that uses the server SSD DNA from Intel, and that means reliability, better durability and very fast performance. Let's check out the review with a 480GB super-sized version.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Double the SSD capacity with a SSD puncher !
     Tue, Apr 01 2014 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All of us will know this ... just bought a new SSD and the SSD has not enough space, at least very soon. OCinside.de has discovered a tricky solution how you simply can double the SSD capacity with a puncher ! Some still remember the 5.25-inch floppy disks, where you could also double the capacity with a simple hole and a similar procedure is now possible with SSDs and maybe even with USB sticks soon. How it works with SSDs, is explained in this step by step tutorial.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

SanDisk Extreme II 240GB 6-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Tue, Apr 01 2014 | 3:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"We see how SanDisk's Extreme II 240GB SSD scales in RAID 0 and how it stacks against the competition subjected to our new TweakTown consistency testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Crucial M550 SSD 128GB to 1TB Review
     Mon, Mar 31 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it comes to creating an SSD Crucial, due to being part of the Micron family, have an advantage over many other SSD manufacturers... they have access to their own brand storage and cache chips to build a drive round. For some time they have matched those with Marvel controllers and with the release of the M550 we see that continue."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Sandisk X210 240GB Business Class Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Mar 31 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to covering a whole host of market segments with various forms of flash storage, there are not that many vendors that cover everything; from the production of bare NAND right up to a full-blown SSD. Sandisk are one of the few vendors that do just that and we can’t forget that on top of the production of solid state components and drives, they also produce their own memory card, and storage components for mobile devices. Simply put, they cover the flash storage market from virtually every angle and cater for every market segment from OEM through to consumer and on to the business/ enterprise sector. As solid state storage has developed we have been watching these drives slowly work their way into the enterprise market, replacing mechanical drives in servers to make way for far greater speeds and IOPs performance. Sticking with the business and enterprise market, there is a relatively narrow channel that divides the consumer and enterprise markets and this is filled with the prosumer and SMB user groups. For this group of users, there is the need for a drive that offers all the speed and storage capacities that we get from a mainstream consumer drive, but more importantly the IOPs performance and reliability that is found in the enterprise markets. As the SSD has matured, the market has been able to open up and this has allowed a new breed of drive that offers all the above attributes to come into place, making it ideal for both business notebook and small server environments alike. In the past we have had a good look at the consumer level solid state drives that Sandisk has on offer; the most recent of these being the Extreme II 240GB which won our coveted Extreme Performance award and some respects, the X210 is a little like the Extreme II, with the same controller being used. To make this a business class drive though, Sandisk have made a few tweaks here and there within the firmware, with the result being far greater reliability and expected lifespan as a result of sacrificing a small amount of performance. In a market segment where lifespan and reliability is for more important than top end performance, the X210 on paper is looking good, and with one drive aimed at serving the entry-level server and business notebook environment, Sandisk aim to have the best of both worlds her with a drive that comes in at a reasonable price. When it comes to accessories, the X210 is not generally going to come with a box full of adaptors and stickers and even our review sample came in a plain black box with nothing more than foam padding inside. All these accessories are a waste of time at this level, all the user is after is the drive and the drive alone.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Review
     Sun, Mar 30 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at the OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive, the first product we have reviewed since the Toshiba acquisition. The Vertex 460 240GB is currently on offer from Amazon for £147.82 inc vat so we will find out if it is a good purchase for an upcoming system build.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 500GB Wireless HDD
     Sat, Mar 29 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the first time that I had a wireless hard drive in for review, I had a mixed set of feelings with the concept and the functionality of the devices, though as of late, there have been a large number of improvements seen across the board with better performance, longer battery life and most of all a mobile application that works as it should do. With most of these teething troubles having been taken care of, I have a more welcome feeling on the technology and I can now see it in a better light as to how they can improve our mobile lives. To top this revised emotion, the pricing side of things has also settled down and as a result vendors are now able to introduce products with more features including the importance of having greater storage capacities. We now have a range of devices out there that can cater for a wide variety of needs and budgets. The AE800 is not the first wireless storage product to roll of the ADATA production line and in the early part of last year I took a look at the AE400 wireless card reader and power bank, which gave users the flexibility to insert an SD card of their own choosing to either share photos or provide a small amount of sharable storage for a number of mobile devices such as tablets and phones. The bottom line from that review was that ADATA’s first attempt at wireless storage impressed me, with a unit that was easy to use, compact and good-looking. Granted that the mobile app needed a little bit of polishing off around the edges, but it worked all the same and did what it needed to. Since then the app has seen a few changes and the end result is a more reliable and functional area through which you can wirelessly connect to a compatible drive. The AE800 that I’m taking a look at today pulls a number of features from the AE400 although the obvious difference here is with the storage medium. Where the AE400 was flexible in its storage capacity and connectivity, with the option for both USB drives and SD cards to be connected to the unit and then shared out, the AE800 only has the option to share out its own integral storage. Inside the black, sleek-looking chassis is a 500GB 5400rpm drive courtesy of Western Digital and to power it whilst on the go, a larger capacity 5200mAh battery is on hand. Like the AE400, the AE800 still has the option to charge a mobile device such as a smartphone with the capacity there to charge you phone from flat to full twice (depending on the battery capacity of your handset). Although the AE800 is designed for use whilst out and about, there is still a native USB3.0 port included as part of the specification, allowing the drive to be connected to a desktop or laptop system in a more traditional manner to copy media and other files to and from the drive ready for use on the go; whether it be for business use, or for sharing of video content to the kids tablets in the back of the card on a long journey.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Fri, Mar 28 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Matsunichi is one of those Chinese electronics firms that is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere. Everywhere, in that you can find their stuff on Amazon, in Best Buy, and even Wal-Mart; nowhere in that hardly anybody outside the industry recognizes their name. They focus mainly on tablets, media streamers and portable hard drives, and it`s this last group we`ll be taking a look at today. Their 500GB USB 3.0 hard drive offering, model number DM256-BU-500GB, aims to give you half a terabyte for half a benjamin with minimal fuss. A cursory examination of the major online retailers confirms that they hit their price point, but what sort of performance do you get for your money? Let`s put this drive through its paces and find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Mach Xtreme SATA DOM MX-DIY Series Review
     Thu, Mar 27 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SATA DOMs provide small amounts of storage in high read, low write environments like NAS and embedded systems that require small operating systems."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel 730 Jackson Ridge 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 25 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the latest Solid State Drive from Intel, the 730. This 2.5 inch drive uses a specially qualified 3rd generation Intel controller, the same 20nm NAND flash memory that was used in the S3500, alongside an optimised firmware. Intel have overclocked the controller by 50% and the NAND bus has been tweaked by a further 20%. How does it stack up in 2014?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

OCZ Vertex 460 240 GB Review
     Mon, Mar 24 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the Vertex 460 with 120 Gigabyte capacity we're now having a look at the Vertex 460 with 240 Gigabyte. Usually solid state drives with 240 Gigabyte capacity are quicker than 120 Gigabyte models. In this case we're curious to see what the differences between these to drives will be.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Vantec NexStar eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter
     Mon, Mar 24 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"Revive your old eSATA enclosure with the latest adapter from Vantec. Read on as Tyler tells us all about the NexStar eSATA to USB 3.0 adapter."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Western Digital Black² (WD1001X06XDTL)
     Mon, Mar 24 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance, the Western Digital Black² looks like a hybrid drive but it's no hybrid drive. It is a unique combination of a solid state drive and a hard disk drive in a single package. Hence, the term "Dual Drive". Check out its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Plextor M5 Pro 256 Gigabyte Review
     Sun, Mar 23 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the M5Pro, Plextor have an SSD in their portfolio, which is based on a very well performing and well-known controller from Marvell. Other than that Plextor have optimized the firmware towards maximum performance as well as high endurance. With this drive up their sleeve Plextor wants to steal some market share from their competitors and we're certainly curious how well a job the company did.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Intel SSD 730 Series SSD Review (2x480GB)
     Sat, Mar 22 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday, we posted a report that seems to have drawn amazing attention, one that spoke to Intel`s final acknowledgement that their 3rd Generation controller was manufactured by none other than LSI. That really isn`t that big of a news scoop unless you are an SSD geek. It does tell us a great deal about the Intel 730 Series SSD we are helping Intel introduce to the world today; an SSD that also contains Intel`s 3rd Gen controller. The controller inside the SSD 730 we are reporting on today has been around for some time and has proven itself at the enterprise level."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

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