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OCZ Vector 180 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months I have had the chance to check out a whole list of different SSD’s from a wide range of manufactures. For the most part all of them are sporting the new Phison S10 controller. While those drives have been fast I couldn’t help but notice that the OCZ drives that I tested well over a year ago were right up there holding their own. That got me wondering what the new PCZ drive is capable so I asked to check out the new Vector 180. Today I’m going to dig into it and see what they have going on and then run it through our benchmark suite to see how it performs to find out how it compares to everyone else’s new flagship drives.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Synology DiskStation DS1815+
     Mon, Jun 15 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Finally with around 20% more performance on offer when compared to its predecessor, the Synology DS1815+ isn’t just faster, it’s also more feature packed making it even better value. This makes the DS1815+ the ideal solution for business users seeking a NAS supporting 8-bays with the option of expanding to another 5 or even 10-bays!
  FULL STORY @ SYNOLOGY

Kingwin EZ-Clone USI-2535CLU3 Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today for review I’ve got a product that I just love and I think it’s something that we should have had long ago as it’s one of those things that’s very much needed to make life simpler. Kingwin has recently introduced the EZ-Clone which is a tiny hard drive duplicator, with the press of a button you can clone a hard drive very easily. The EZ-Clone can also be used as an external drive to connect to your computer over USB 3.0, so it’s dual use really. Read on to learn more…"
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are many components in a PC that can be upgraded to make it faster, but none are as noticeable in the real world as upgrading a hard drive to a solid state drive. They have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it's now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. Units in the 120 GiB range still offer low price, excellent cost/benefit ratio, and have enough space to be used as boot drive. Today, we will test the PNY XLR8 120 GiB unit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB USB 3.0 drive with me. One main point you should you know is that this drive is a 2x 2TB drive in RAID 0 mode. This is something you’ll not get to see, especially for a portable storage solution via USB 3.0. As far as promises goes, Seagate assures that this drive will perform at up to 2x the speed in comparison with other portable hard drives. The best part is that you don’t need a power brick/adapter to power it up. But just in case, Seagate provided a USB 3.0 Y-cables. How fast can you expect this drive to be in reality? As far as numbers goes, Seagate says that it can provide transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s. As always, we’ll know if its good or bad as we progress with the review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

GSKILL Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We benchmark and review the G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe based SSD today. So how does 2,000 MB/s maximum read and write performance sound? Yes Sir, or 245K IOPS? That's the kind of performance G.SKILL offers to the performance aficionados in the year 2014.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ADATA Premier SP610 SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 11 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Founded in 2001, the Taiwanese company ADATA Technology Corporation specializes in memory-based products, selling everything from USB keys to flash memory cards to DRAM memory for desktop and server computers. A few years ago they branched out into SSDs, and have been competing aggressively on price/performance as SSD prices continue to fall. Today Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to review their ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SSD.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

 
Win a HyperX 480GB SSD Standalone Upgrade Kit! - 7 Days left.
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareslave is giving away some of our review samples. They maybe slightly tampered with, but you will still enjoy them! We are still reviewing this, but we thought we would get a head start on the competition."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Corsair Force LX 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is known to provide us with a wide spectrum of Solid State Drives and we have already tested many of them in the past. Now the time has come for their newest entry level and budget drive in the Force family; the Corsair Force LX 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD). There isn’t really any computer anywhere in the world that wouldn’t benefit from an upgrade of a solid state drive. You don’t need to have a brand new and high-end system to gain the benefits, even older system will benefit greatly in performance from such an upgrade. On top of that, it is one of the simplest and cheapest upgrades you can do. Solid state drive prices are dropping lower and lower all the time while the performance figures keep rising.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Liztek HDDS1BS USB 3.0 Hard Drive Dock Review
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I have a hard drive dock from a company called Liztek that doesn’t really have a name just the HDDS1BS. The dock is equipped with USB 3.0 and it’s vertical loading, you just slide the drive in and you’re ready to go. I’ve tested it with a couple drives I have on hand and from my tests performance over USB 3.0 is virtually that same as the performance of SATA. Read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOGOG

EasyAcc USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure Review
     Sun, Jun 07 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A solid all-around external and portable storage solution for your 2.5" drives, today Tyler tells us about the EasyAcc USB 3.0 enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB
     Sun, Jun 07 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Does the Kingston HyperX Savage deliver against the performance numbers in the product data sheet? For the most part it is right on point against the advertised results in each of the tests. Over performing or right on target in most and under performing, specifically in the PCMark 8 storage bandwidth test, much like I saw with the other Phison-based drive in my testing. CPU usage was consistent with the previous Phison results, so that seems to be a trend in the IO Meter testing. Outside of those two hiccups, Kingston's HyperX Savage felt responsive during the tests, much like you should expect with a solid state drive.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Silicon Power Armor A60
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Armor A60 is the company’s rugged portable hard drive that is designed for those who need to carry data on the go. Available in storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, it allows you to bring 300+ DVD movies in your pocket for that long transcontinental flight.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Silicon Power Latest M.2 and mSATA SSD - Computex 2015
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 12:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space.

SP M10 M.2 2280 SSD

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Addressing the mini size and high performance needs for advanced portable devices, the M10 M.2 2280 can be applied for devices with an M.2 slot including next-gen desktops, Ultrabooks and motherboards with Intel 87/97 series chipsets. Engineered with a high-quality controller and MLC NAND flash chips, the M10 M.2 2280 delivers astonishing transfer rates up to Read/Write 520MB/330MB/sec while offering impressive 4K random Read/Write speeds of up to 40,000 IOPS in the CDM test. For business people, multimedia professionals and heavy gamers who value the importance of efficiency and stability, the M10 M.2 2280 significantly speeds up boot times and reduces loading times in games to deliver an immediately noticeable performance boost.

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SP M10 mSATA SSD

Built in an original controller and premium flash chips, the M10 mSATA SSD delivers blazibg fast transfer speeds up to Read/Write 520MB/330MB/sec and up to 40,000 IOPS of 4K random Read/Write speeds in the CDM test. It can also serve as a boot drive which promises both great capacity expansion and speed acceleration. For heavy gamers, professionals and DIY enthusiasts, the M10 mSATA provides serious performance gains in boot times, game and application loading.

More Flexibility in Hardware Upgrade with Intel ®SRT

Both M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA support Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) which enables more flexibility in hardware upgrades. Users can configure the computer with the M.2 or mSATA SSD acting as a cache drive between the hard disk drive and system memory, and this SSD can quickly access frequently used programs and games. This offers the benefit of having a hard disk drive for maximum storage capacity while creating an SSD-like overall system performance experience. Through advanced control technology, the M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA support TRIM, NCQ, and S.M.A.R.T commands which allow the SSD’s real-time performance to be maintained at an optimum level at all times; Meanwhile it performs ECC technology, Wearing Leveling, and Bad Block Management to guarantee data transmission reliability and overall system stability. They are all backed by a 3-year warranty and come in 120GB, 240GB and up to 480GB capacities to satisfy different user demands. For more information, please visit the Silicon Power website: www.silicon-power.com

M10 M.2 2280 & M10 mSATA Features

  • Suitable for Ultrabooks, laptops, and desktops
  • SATA III 6Gbps backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gbps
  • CDM Transfer rates: 520MB/s max. Read speed
                                        330MB/s max. Write speed                                                                  
  • Random 4K write speed up to 40,000 IOPS
    (Note: Transfer rates may vary, depending on system platform)
  • High compatibility, support Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT)
  • Support TRIM command and NCQ
  • Support ECC technology and Bad Block Management to guarantee data transmission reliability
  • Built-in with SMART monitoring system
  • Shockproof & Anti-Vibration
  • Noiseless operation, no latency delay and no seek error
  • 3 year warranty

M10 M.2 2280 & M10 mSATA Specifications

 

M10 M.2 2280

M10 mSATA

Dimensions

22 x 80 x 3.5 mm

50.8 x 29.9 x 4 mm

Weight

8 g

8.5 g

Capacity

120GB?240GB?480GB

120GB?240GB?480GB

Form Factor

M.2 2280-D5-B-M

Full size mSATA

NAND Flash

MLC NAND Flash Memory

MLC NAND Flash Memory

Operating temperature

0 °C - 70 °C

0 °C - 70 °C

Storage temperature

-40 °C - 85 °C

-40 °C - 85 °C

MTBF

2,000,000 hours

2,000,000 hours

  FULL STORY @ SILICON POWER

Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After releasing the rugged Armor A30 model, Silicon Power went ahead and upgraded it with a new Armor A60 model, which has passed the military drop-test standards (MIL-STD 810G), including the specific height free fall test of 122cm. Additionally, the product is water resistant by supporting the IPX4 standard while the internal Toshiba MQ01ABB200 drive is equipped with a G-force sensor for protecting itself when large vibrations are detected or when it falls off the surface.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

TLC-based Trion 100 SATA Client SSDs Computex 2015
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 10:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced plans to showcase the all-new Trion 100 series, a new SSD based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash, at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Taiwan held June 2 - 6. As OCZ’s new value-oriented option, Trion 100 SSDs are built to provide an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to optimize their mobile or desktop systems.

Leveraging Toshiba’s Alishan SSD controller and premium A19 TLC flash memory technology, the Trion 100 series was designed to deliver a superior balance of performance, reliability, and value and will be available this summer. Running live in OCZ’s Computex booth, Trion 100’s preliminary performance ratings include up to 550MB/s of bandwidth and up to 91,000 random read IOPS, making the Trion 100 series a competitive upgrade solution that will transform any notebook or PC.

“Computex is the ideal venue for us to unveil our upcoming TLC NAND-based Trion 100 SSDs,” said Alex Mei, CMO and GM of the Client Business at OCZ Storage Solutions. “By leveraging controller and TLC NAND technology from Toshiba, we are pleased to be able to bring to market the exciting new Trion 100 SSD Series which will offer end-users an optimal mix of performance, features, and value, making it easier than ever for value-conscious consumers to leverage the benefits of a high quality yet affordable SSD that delivers improved desktop and mobile computing experiences.”

In addition to OCZ’s exciting new consumer offering, the company will provide a first look of its upcoming Z-Drive 6300 NVM Express™ (NVMe™) Add-In-Card (AIC) for enterprise customers, which will be the newest addition to the recently announced Z-Drive 6000 Series. Featuring speeds close to 3GB/s and 700,000 IOPS with capacities up to 6.4TB, the Z-Drive 6300 will take business and data center applications to a new realm of storage productivity and efficiency. Along with the 6300, the OCZ booth will host a live demo of the newly released 2.5-inch NVMe Z-Drive 6000 SSD with partner, AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions.

For Computex attendees that want an up-close look at OCZ’s complete portfolio, the company’s entire Toshiba NAND powered consumer and enterprise solid-state storage product lineup will be on display in booth #J0224 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

  FULL STORY @ OCZ

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