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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

Seagate Surveillance ST4000VX000 4TB HDD Review
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s Surveillance HDD solution hits the market in two capacities. Read on as we look at the 4TB model and see just how it performs under our tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took in not one, not two, not three -- but four -- of these buggers to see how they perform against the likes from HGST and Seagate. How will the Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB step up? We benchmarked it using our standard storage set, and did even more tests in our QNAP NAS in our review today here at APH Networks."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Crucial M550 256GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 4:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SATA-Express standard may be just around the corner"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
Corsair Force LX 256GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 9:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Corsair Force LX range of SSDs replace the outgoing `LS` models. This means the LX will be the budget SSD in the Corsair range."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to test a high-performance thumbkey from Patriot. Supersonic Magnum promises very high speeds, with a capacity of 128GB and USB3.0 header with eight channels. Patriot offers 5-year warranty and models with 64, 128 or 256GB."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jun 16 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Storage Solutions was the first to venture into the PCIe SSD drives for consumer machines back in mid 2010 and the last one we saw was a hybrid version from late 2011. Not many other companies were keen on putting out PCIe drives for consumer applications and back then, most if any, drives were hitting the SATA III threshold. However, as the SATA III bandwidth continues to be a limiting factor for a growing number of drives and the next generation SATA interface still out a ways on the horizon, it?s a good time to leverage the ample bandwidth PCIe brings. So, OCZ has forged ahead with the RevoDrive series and sent over the shiny new RevoDrive 350 480GB drive for us to bang on for a bit and as always, we were duly impressed..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V4 6TB SATA III HDD
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 10:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last night while i was discussing the future of hard disk"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Addonics ADM2PX4 PCIe 3.0 to M.2 SSD Adapter Review
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Addonics just introduced a low profile PCIe to M.2 SSD adapter. Read on as we check out the performance of its ADM2PX4 and give you our thoughts on it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Full Review - Mini Marvell
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was pleasantly surprised by the overall performance of the Plextor M6M. The Marvell controller does very well when coupled with Toshiba flash memory, and does not seem to suffer any penalties when linked to only four flash packages in the smaller mSATA form factor. Pricing is still a bit unstable as these have not been on the market for long, but if you can find one at a competitive cost/GB, it will be a great option for those needing an mSATA SSD."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Akitio Palm RAID Thunderbolt 256GB Portable Storage Review
     Sat, Jun 14 2014 | 4:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the latest from Akitio, the Palm RAID Thunderbolt. Built to put the power of Thunderbolt in your hand, follow as Tyler tells us all about it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel SSD DC P3700 800GB Review - Ludicrous Speed for the Masses!
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 4:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The speed advantages of the NVMe interface are now indelibly clear, especially as demonstrated by Intel`s new fire breathing Data Center product lines. This new interface removes many of the bottlenecks associated with SATA and AHCI, bringing the flash much closer to the CPU, both physically and logically. The end results are impressive to say the least, with Intel`s 18-channel controller turning in figures close to 3GB/sec and 4k random IO pushing half a million IOPS."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Expr
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed a RAID-infused Hyper Express storage device that's compatible with it. We take a closer look at SATA Express and the Hyper Express prototype to see what's what.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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