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ADATA XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (512GB)
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:32P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, ADATA’s gaming branch, XPG, released their newest product line, the Gammix series, and within that, they released the XPG Gammix S10 M.2 NVMe SSD. This SSD is quite sleek and high-end looking, with its flashy red with black heatsink and blacked out PCB, but its performance doesn’t quite match its looks. Although one would think that because it comes with an added heatsink that it is one of the fastest hottest running SSDs out, the truth is actually the contrary. It features a Silicon Motion SM2260 controller and Micron’s first gen 32-layer 3D TLC NAND, which is the same hardware as the slowest NVMe SSD we have tested to date, the Intel 600P. It’s not a terribly bad thing though, it’s just not quite the beast one would be led to believe it is judging by appearance alone. It is, however, stated to deliver faster write performance than the 600P, so there is an improvement we look forward to seeing in today’s testing.

Plextor M8V 512GB SATA III SSD Review
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:30P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor releases a next-gen SATA III SSD fortified with 64-layer BiCS flash, let's take a close look."

Samsung 860 Pro SSD Review (4TB) – So Much Storage
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung this morning released its 4TB 860 pro and we have it in hand. Check out our report on the largest consumer notebook SSD available today. It has performance, caoacity, a new outstanding warranty... and its cost just might surprise you!

Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB Review
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state memory, while remaining significantly more expensive that traditional mechanical hard disks, continues to encroach on their territory. Inexpensive and high-capacity bus-powered USB external drives are even being challenged by external SSDs, for consumers who appreciate the advantages of much higher performance, smaller size, and greater reliability they afford. Samsung has been a pioneer in this field with their Samsung Portable SSD T3 external drives, and today Benchmark Reviews checks out their latest product, the 1 terabyte Portable SSD T5.

ASRock Ultra Quad M.2 Card Review – 4 x M.2 SSD RAID at 10GB/s
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a few weeks ago that ASRock announced their newest Ultra Quad M.2 Card yet today we have it in hand and tested. The ASRock Ultra Quad M.2 Card bears a striking resemblance to the HighPoint SSD7101 RAID Controller we tested a few weeks back… but there are some very distinct differences to both that we will point out throughout the report. Both cards rely on four NVMe SSDs which can be set into RAID mode through VROC (only way to boot), or your system OS softRAID to provide incredibly fast data transfer throughput and IOPS.

Toshiba Unveils Mainstream RC100 NVMe SSD Series
     Fri, Feb 09 2018 | 4:39P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH announced today the launch of the RC100 Series at International CES 2018, a new line of NVMe[1] (NVM Express)[1] M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone.

Starting with Toshiba Memory Corporation’s own state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH [2] and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimised storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.

The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6Gbit/s and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface[3] and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1620 MB/s and 1130 MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS[4], all without requiring on-board DRAM.

Ideal for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing - from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between - RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22 x 42mm) form factor and available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB[5] capacities. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3 year warranty[6] to ensure peace of mind.


Crucial MX500 500GB and 1TB SATA SSD Reviews
     Fri, Feb 09 2018 | 4:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the Crucial MX300 series came out back in June 2016 it was a big deal as it was their first drive with Micron 3D TLC NAND Flash memory. We reviewed the 750GB and 1TB capacities last year and found them to be pretty solid drives. Crucial has since released the successor to that series with the new MX500 SSD lineup. The Crucial MX500 series is the first mainstream consumer product to use Micron’s latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. This drive series is offered in both 2.5-inch and M.2 SATA form factors in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB. Read on to see how a couple of the 2.5-inch drives perform!

Seagate Skyhawk 10TB SATA III HDD Review
     Fri, Feb 09 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Did you just get a brand new DVR/NVR or you already have one and you're looking for a larger capacity drive tailored for such use? If the answer is yes then you should really consider getting the brand new Guardian Series Skyhawk 10TB model by Seagate.

Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Feb 09 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like to shoot in 4K? Store away with speed and style with the colossal capacity Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB.

Samsung 860 Evo SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:40P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung is, without doubt, one of the largest figures in the ever-growing SSD scene, offering some of the fastest and most reliable solutions currently available to the average consumer; that dominance doesn’t prevent them from pushing the envelope, however. Today we look at the latest Samsung 860 Evo, a drive designed for mainstream users within a PC or laptop.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD Review (2TB)
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:39P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a ‘somewhat’ professional photographer, I am pretty sure that my fear of loss of my work is front and center when it comes to those important camera shoots. For most, relying on trust of a single SD or flash card until you can get to a laptop is all too common. Anyone who takes pictures with any frequency can also relate to that feeling of loss, just when you need something most. There is a solution and it landed on our Test Bench not three weeks from its announcement at CES 2018; the Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD.

Synology DS918+ SMB NAS Review
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology's new DS918+ is a great mid-range SMB NAS."

Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD Reaches 7GB/s
     Tue, Feb 06 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quick post to let all know what we have in store in the next few weeks. We just got the Kingston DCP1000 Data Center NVMe SSD in today and this SSD is rather special. With advertised capacities up to 3.2TB and performance up to 6.8GB/s and 1.2mil IOPS, this SSD just could be the fastest single SSD solution worldwide right now.

OWC ThunderBlade V4 Review (4TB)
     Tue, Feb 06 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC ThunderBlade V4 was created for the media professional working in very large files, and needing to manipulate save and transfer them quickly. Efficiency is the key here. The OWC ThunderBlade is the fastest external storage device we have ever tested, and the fastest available to the best of our knowledge. When we can observe speeds up to 2.9GB/s in any data transfer to an external medium, that says all that needs to be said.

Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive
     Sat, Feb 03 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CatDrive is a new product from Halos that is currently in crowd funding on Indiegogo. The concept is fairly simple, a private storage device that is designed to be a multi-user, auto back up device you can access from anywhere. Since it is your own device you won't be paying monthly fees for cloud storage either. Inside the white or black housing is a 1TB 5400 rpm drive, with a dual core processor and 512MB of DDR memory.

Building A Personal Cloud With Seagate 12TB Hard Drives
     Wed, Jan 31 2018 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, Seagate launched an array of 12TB hard drives targeted a variety of market segments, from desktops to workstations and high-performance Network-Attached Servers. The Seagate Barracuda Pro, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro are fundamentally similar, but each drive is tuned for specific applications. The Barracuda Pro is designed for HEDT and creative professional platforms. The IronWolf targets Network-Attached Servers (NAS) with one to eight bays. And the IronWolf Pro is designed for the same segment, but with servers with up to 18 bays. We also enlisted the help of Synology, which offers and array of NAS solutions for virtually every market segment. We’ve got a 4-bay model on-hand -- the sleek DS918+ -- and filled it with a quartet of IronWolf 12TB drives to build a roughly 36TB array, that’s accessible from virtually anywhere...

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