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Samsung 850 Pro 128GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 28 2014 | 3:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Samsung 850 Pro brings high performance to the small 128GB capacity size. Someone forgot to shrink the price though. Check out Chris' review now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 28 2014 | 3:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung SSDs have been extremely popular which is mostly due to their excellent performance but it doesn't hurt that they've marketed pretty aggressively. Their 840 series, including the EVO and PRO versions, sold very well and were looked upon favorably by many of the review sites including this one. As such, we were excited to get our hands on the new 850 PRO drive to see what Samsung has done to improve upon the 840.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 4:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 960GB model demands a premium price, but the 480GB Extreme PRO SSD delivers the same performance at a lower price. Follow on for our full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 4:09A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Extreme PRO only goes down to 240GB, but it tops our chart as the fastest consumer SSD you can buy today. Check out Chris' full review of this new SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Desktop HDD ST6000DX000 6TB HDD Review
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 3:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler spends time giving us his opinion on Seagate's new Desktop HDD 6TB hard disk drive model. Need a lot of storage space? Well, read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB Drive Review
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 3:57A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had a look with Seagate’s NAS HDD earlier. This time we’re taking a look at its Desktop HDD counterpart 4TB ST4000DM000 drive. Desktop HDDs are available in capacities up to 5TB. Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB uses an odd spindle spin speed of 5,900 RPM with 4x 1TB platters inside. The 5TB counterpart uses 1.25TB per disk.In the drive’s specification chart, its under “Desktop HDD.15? drive. Other than for desktops and AIO PCs, Seagate recommends this drive for home servers and even for entry-level direct-attached storage devices (DAS). This drive weighs 610 grams and its average operating power is only a 7.5w. Its obvious that Seagate is aiming for low-power consumption HDD drive, but how good this really is?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Samsung’s latest flagship consumer SSD
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 3:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Samsung 850 PRO is Samsung’s latest flagship consumer SSD which like the Samsung 840 PRO is targeted towards media professionals, gamers, and business users. It’ll come in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with the 1TB capacity being a first ever for the Samsung’s flagship line of consumer SSDs..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

 
Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 26 2014 | 4:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 840 Pro was one of the most successful high-end SSD series over the past few years, and now it's time for an update. Samsung's 850 Pro SSD is powered by the company's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Samsung 850 Pro SSD (512GB) Review
     Thu, Jun 26 2014 | 3:57A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It has been over a year since the 840 Pro hit the market and competitor drives have continued to evolve since then so now it’s time for Samsung to do the same. Launching today is their new 850 Pro SSD featuring many of the aspects which made the 840 Series so attractive, mixed with some evolutions in the tech used. We will be putting it up against some of the best drives the competition can offer to see how this new model performs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 26 2014 | 3:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Utilizing the most advanced NAND structure to date, the Samsung 850 Pro takes SATA past the Extreme. Today Chris gives us his full thoughts in this review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 25 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ's RevoDrive series has been a popular enthusiast and workstation-class storage product family for years now. The last time we looked at an OCZ RevoDrive, the RevoDrive 3 X2 offered smoking-fast performance and bandwidth of up to 1.5GB/sec for reads and 1.25GB/sec for writes, thanks to its PCI Express-based design, which basically comprises four Sandforce-based SSDs on a single card... Since then, OCZ was acquired by Toshiba and has been going through its product stack, revamping their SSD portfolio with fresh re-designs based on Toshiba NAND Flash memory... OCZ has now replaced the RevoDrive 3 series with an almost completely re-designed product that we'll be looking at today. The RevoDrive 350 is based on the same OCZ VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology as the previous generation but is now enabled with a PCI Express X8 card interface and up to 4 LSI SandForce SD-2282 SSD processors, along with 19nm Toshiba NAND Flash. The good news is, not only is the new RevoDrive 350 faster at 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth for sequential reads and 1.7GB/sec for sequential writes, but it's also significantly more affordable, at literally half the price of the previous gen RevoDrive...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Crucial MX100 series of solid state drives
     Wed, Jun 25 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has been on a tear as of late. In the last few weeks alone, the company has released a couple of new series of solid state drives, one targeting the enthusiast segment (the M550) and the other targeting data centers (the M500DC). Today, Crucial is at it again with the launch of the brand new MX100 series. The Crucial MX100 series of solid state drives is somewhat similar to the M550 in that they both use the same Marvell controller. The MX100, however, it outfitted with more affordable 16nm NAND flash, and as such, the drives are priced more aggressively. Take a look at the full line-up and their specifications in the chart below, and then step through the rest of the review to see how the 256GB and 512GB models perform... Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung SSD 850 Pro
     Tue, Jun 24 2014 | 4:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the performance of the Samsung SSD 850 Pro series as good as SATA SSD’s get now, how do they fare in terms of value? Well don’t expect to see the same level of value as we did with the Crucial MX100 series because the cost per gigabyte is nowhere near $0.40. As it stands the 128GB model costs $130 or $1.00 per GB, the 256GB model is $230 or $0.89 per GB, the 512GB model that we tested costs $430 which equates to $0.83 per GB. Then finally there is the 1TB model which costs $730 at a price of $0.73 per GB.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Plextor M6 SSD Series: SATA, mSATA and M.2 Drives Tested
     Sun, Jun 22 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Conventional hard drives are far from tapping SATA 3.0's 600MB/s bandwidth, yet those speeds have already grown inadequate for the quickest flash drives. With the arrival of SATA 3.2 Plextor is launching the new M6 range comprising a regular 2.5" SATA drive, and mSATA drive and a PCI Express/M.2 version. Today we're putting all three to the test.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Crucial MX100 SSD Review (256/512 GB) Crucial Strikes a Victory For Value
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has been making reliable cost effective mainstream SSDs for years now. Each new product release striving for better performance, reliability, and value. The recent release of the M550 built upon their M500, offering even better performance, but at a higher price point per GB. Because of this, Crucial needed to release a more modern lower budget drive. They had already separated their product line of SSDs in the 2012 with their V4, offering a more budget friendly SSD. However, it turned out to be a bad move. To make the V4 cheaper they skimped out on the controller and used an unstable and slow Phison controller and firmware. This lead to users having windows freezing issues and real world performance was almost similar to HDDs besides boot times."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you've been following everything related to SSDs (Solid State Drives) then you should be aware that for the past 3 years performance hasn't really changed since obviously the SATA 3 (III) standard with its maximum theoretical speed of 600MB/s has been more than enough for people unwilling to spend more for a PCIex based solution. The new SATA 3.2 standard was announced last year and according to its specs-sheet it will boost the maximum theoretical throughput for storage devices to 16Gb/s (2GB/s) since it's based on the SATA Express standard which uses up to two PCI Express 3.0 lanes. Some mainboards that make use of the new 3.2 standard have already been announced but it will take some time for it to be established and so for now SATA 3 compatible SSDs are the way to go (if you aim to win the masses). Today on our test bench we have one of the latest SSD models to hit the market the Q Series Pro 256GB by Toshiba.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

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