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WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Review
     Fri, Apr 29 2016 | 3:38P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra -bay NAS is the latest addition to WD’s My Cloud Expert series aimed at SOHO use and is an update of the previous My Cloud EX2. The biggest of these updates is the change of SoC, from a 1.2GHz Marvell Armada 370 to a Marvell Armada 385 1.3GHz. The dual cored 385 is the flagship of the latest 28nm process Armada processors powered by ARM’s Cortex-A9. Also tweaked is the memory, bumped up from 512MB to 1GB of DDR3 memory.

QNAP TS-453A Network Attached Storage Review
     Fri, Apr 29 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Virtualization is the new hit phrase: The QNAP TS-453A does everything short of making you breakfast in the morning.

PNY CS2211 XLR8 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Apr 29 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today’s review is a special one for me as it is the first time I get to review a PNY SSD. I got the XLR8 CS2211 2.5-inch gaming branded SSD on the test bench today and it will be interesting to see how well it does. The PNY CS2211 SSD is available in three capacities from 240GB over 480GB to 960GB from which I’ll be testing the 240GB model today.

Transcend SSD370S 512GB Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 2:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When thinking about which SSD to buy Transcend might not be the first name that springs to mind but they have been in the Flash storage game for many years. They have a range of SSD’s for both consumer and industrial market segments using a variety of controllers and NAND. The current flagship of the consumer SSD’s is the SSD370.

Asustor AS3204T NAS review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 2:31P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we take a look at the new Asustor AS3204T NAS. We review the 4-bay NAS server which has been designed to be extremely price competitive with a low price, yet offering serious performance as Asustor embedded an Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Quad-Core Processor with turbo to 2.24 GHz and 2 GB of system memory. The AS3204T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications and features as well. Heck you can even connect it towards your HDTV and run KODI from it.

Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You might want to buy an inexpensive SSD, but hardly anyone wants to compromise on safety and durability. After testing the Crucial MX200 1 TB and MX200 500 GB SSD, we have now also tested the Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD. The MX200 250 GB SSD is quite inexpensive due to its lower capacity, but offers reliability and data security. If you have to take compromising performance in buying, we show in the following review at OCinside.

Plextor M7V 512GB SSD and M.2 SSD review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor released a new value series SSD tagged under the M7V series SSDs, with that 'V' not for vendetta or victory, it's for value. At 26 cents per GB the M7V series is all about delivering a product at a low price to you. Street prices could be even lower.

ASUSTOR AS1002T Review
     Wed, Apr 27 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is the AS1002T – an entry-level two-bay NAS design for personal/home use. AS1002T is a stylish unit which can carry up to 16TB of storage and transform productivity across any home network.

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Apr 26 2016 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you place size over available capacity the latest Backup Plus Ultra Slim portable hard drive by Seagate with a thickness of just 9.6mm is the one to go for.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS Review
     Thu, Apr 21 2016 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Synology DiskStation DS216+ is the newest member of Synology's plus series. It also happens to be the cheapest of the series as well. The plus series of NAS typically features advanced multimedia and encryption features and their mid-series as the plus series sits between the J and XS+ series. The DS216+ is a dual bay NAS that features a …

Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 21 2016 | 11:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It may not do very well when it comes to write performance but for people looking for a high capacity SSD with very good read performance and a very tempting price/capacity ratio the BX200 960GB SSD by Crucial is certainly worth taking a closer look.

OCZ Trion 150 480GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Better write speed, better pricing: Is the OCZ Trion 150 a worthy successor to the Trion 100?

OWC Aura 1TB PCIe SSD Review (mid-2013 & Later)
     Tue, Apr 19 2016 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Considering my rather vocal opposition to Apple’s products over the years, it’s somewhat amusing that I make daily use of a 27? iMac, MBA and new iPhone. It is not so much the product as it is internal decisions on build that bothers me, my present MBA being the longest I have ever kept a laptop, eliminating any question whatsoever of product build. Because of its limited storage capacity and Apples horrendous cost for upgrades, it was very close to being replaced, at least until OWC contacted me a week ago asking if we might like to review their latest 1TB Aura PCIe SSD replacement for mid-2013 and later MacBooks.

Plextor M7V M.2 SSD with 256GB
     Tue, Apr 19 2016 | 10:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Plextor M7V M.2 SSD with 256GB.

Synology DS216 (with DSM 6.0) Review
     Sun, Apr 17 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DS216 is Synology’s 2016 edition of their popular two-bay NAS designed for workgroups and small offices. This elegant unit makes use of MARVELL Armada 385 88F6820, 512MB of DDR3 and can accommodate up to 16TB of data storage.

Swissbit X-60m2 Series M.2 SSDs for Industrial
     Sat, Apr 16 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Swissbit, a leading provider of memory and embedded storage products and services for high reliability computing systems, has released a new product series of M.2 SSD (solid state drive) modules. The SATA III durabit™ SSDs use MLC flash memory together with special hardware and firmware features to obtain the maximum possible endurance, data retention and performance from MLC technology. Compliant with the latest SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) interface specification, these drives meet the requirements of today’s industrial, network/communication and automotive applications.

The X-60m2 series offers exceptional performance, achieving sequential read/write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 340MB/s, respectively. Industrial applications with a need for random read/write performance will enjoy an impressive data rate up to 78,000 IOPS for transfer sizes of 4KB and queue depths of 32. X-60m2 drives are available in the three different sizes: 2242, 2260 and 2280. Some densities are available in ultrathin 2mm thickness thanks to single sided assembly.

Swissbit’s X-60m2 SSDs are designed and qualified to deliver reliable operation over both commercial (0°C to +70°C) and industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges. They support a maximum shock / vibration rating of 2000G / 20G as per MIL-STD810 and are rated at over 2,000,000 hours MTBF.

The durabit™ product family of SSDs is characterized by usage of MLC technology with DRAM supported page based FTL and increased overprovisioning within IDEMA standards.

All of these architectural and configuration features enable the highest in class performance and endurance. Customers can expect 1.9 TBW write endurance per GB drive capacity for embedded workloads.


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