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ADATA Releases the Premier SC660 External SSD
     Mon, Sep 05 2016 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"ADATAR Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Premier SC660 external solid state drive and Premier HC660 external hard drive. The two share a luxurious, sandblasted metal design that measures just 9.6mm in thickness. The grooved enclosure featured in both models is highly durable, resistant to shocks, scratches, and chipping thanks to an electroplated coating. ADATA continues to offer customers more options for external storage, enabling content mobility with easy sharing, multi-OS compatibility, and enhanced durability. Whether in SSD or hard drive form, the shared design of the SC660 and HC660 makes them highly attractive and practical storage products for users that want a combination of eye-catching style and portability.

While just 9.6mm in height, the SC660 delivers high speed 440MB/s read and write performance to vastly boost data efficiency – an average full HD movie file at approx. 5GB takes just 26 seconds to transfer. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Android, the SC660 is available in 240GB and 480GB versions, and works in plug n play with everything from desktops and notebooks to smartphones and game consoles. The SC660 weighs just 80g for complete ease of mobility. In addition to being shock resistant.

The HC660 sets a new standard in external hard drive style and elegance, sharing the 9.6mm form factor of the SC660, which means it is roughly the same height as a bare 2.5” hard drive. This is quite an engineering feat considering most external hard drives are much thicker."


Drobo 5n NAS review
     Sun, Sep 04 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Drobo 5n is a 5-bay tower NAS designed for SOHO use that does away with conventional RAID arrays and instead uses Drobo’s proprietary BeyondRAID technology. Is Drobo a NAS you should consider over better known brands such as QNAP or Synology?

Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSDXC Memory Card Review
     Thu, Sep 01 2016 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung raises the bar on storage capacity with the EVO+ microSDXC memory card at 256GB. Let's take a close look at it now."

Seagate Innov8 8TB USB 3.1 Type-C Desktop HDD Review
     Thu, Sep 01 2016 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest Innov8 8TB USB 3.1 Desktop HDD by Seagate gets excellent scores in both performance and looks and ontop of those thanks to its ignition boost technology it eliminates the need for an external power adapter.

WD Pro Series
     Wed, Aug 31 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Designed for the creative community, the new WD Pro Series is designed to enable seamless transfer of content between devices, whether the users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing their work at home.

SSD adoption in notebooks to top 50% in 2018
     Tue, Aug 30 2016 | 2:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DRAMeXchange has maintained its estimate given earlier in 2016 that the adoption of SSDs in notebooks would exceed 30% in 2016. The proportion is forecast to reach 56% in 2018, according to the research firm.

Seagate IronWolf 10TB HDD review
     Tue, Aug 30 2016 | 2:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate’s latest behemoth of a hard drive is the 10TB flagship of the companies new Helium based IronWolf product line aimed at Home, SOHO and small business’s using up to 8-bay NAS devices.

ADATA Launches the Ultimate SU800 SATA 6Gb/s 3D NAND SSD
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 12:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Ultimate SU800 SATA 6Gb/s 3D NAND solid state drive, part of a complete range of SSD offerings that utilize advanced 3D NAND Flash. At the forefront of SSD innovation and development, ADATA has committed to transitioning to 3D NAND across its entire SSD portfolio, from mainstream consumer offerings to hardened industrial application models designed for the harshest environments. The Ultimate SU800 is a mid-range model that makes the most of 3D NAND, or stacked Flash, representing a considerable upgrade for existing 2D NAND SSD users and a massive step up for HDD users. With its incorporation of floating gate cell NAND and a high quality SMI controller, the Ultimate SU800 arrives in diverse capacities – 128GB! to 1TB. It embodies the 3D NAND generation with higher density, improved performance, and increased reliability when compared to 2D or planar NAND Flash SSDs. ADATA plans to expand the Ultimate series of solid state drives with higher-end SU900 by September.

With multi-layered 3D NAND Flash, the Ultimate SU800 packs exponentially greater storage density into the same 2.5” form factor of current SSDs. It therefore ships in 128GB to 1TB capacities, offering customers more choice. Whether as an OS boot drive or a mass storage location, the Ultimate SU800 has diverse needs covered. The increased storage density also makes 3D NAND Flash SSDs more energy efficient than 2D NAND Flash drives, as while density grows power draw remains identical. This is even more notable when comparing the Ultimate SU800 to 2.5” internal hard drives: power savings reach 80%, especially with DEVSLP (device sleep) low power mode support. The Ultimate SU800 is an easy fit in ultrabooks, notebooks, and desktops, measuring 7mm thin and bundled with a 2.5mm spacer. Its power-saving operation helps extend mobile PC battery life even more so than current SSDs.

By virtue of its higher density, 3D NAND Flash offers greater redundancy and reliability compared to planar NAND Flash. The technology is able to withstand more read/write cycles, endowing the Ultimate SU800 with an impressive MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2,000,000 hours. That equals a 25% increase when put next to 2D NAND SSDs, which average 1,500,000 hours. ADATA has incorporated LDPC (low density parity check) error correcting code, data shaping, and even a RAID Engine in Ultimate SU800 firmware to ensure the best durability possible. Combined with meticulous ADATA component design, sorting, and testing, the Ultimate SU800 offers assured quality, backed by a 3-year warranty.

MSRP SU800 SSD 128GB $59.99
SU800 SSD 256GB $79.99
SU800 SSD 512GB $139.99
SU800 SSD 1TB $269.99"


Plextor M8Pe NVMe SSD M.2 256GB
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 12:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Plextor M8Pe NVMe SSD M.2 256GB. The M8Pe series supports the high-speed interface of the new generation PCIe Gen3 x4. Powered by the latest NVMe protocol, the M8Pe boasts of extreme performances up to 2500/1400 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, and up to 270000/150000 IOPS random read/write performance.

ASUSTOR AS6204T 4-bay NAS Review
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 12:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS6204T 4-bay NAS from ASUSTOR, equipped with a low-power Celeron N3150 Braswell CPU and 4GB of RAM can handle without issue the well-optimized ADM OS which transforms it into a machine with multiple functions: backups, different service hosting, virtual machine installation and operation, media center for online and offline content, gaming computer thanks to the included emulators and more."

WD Gold 8TB Datacenter Drive (WD8002FRYZ) Review.
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive is filled with helium and boasts the HGST Media Caching Technology. Despite what some reviewers claim, the Media Caching Technology is NOT based on flash memory technology. Find out what it does, and why the WD Gold won our Reviewer's Choice Award

Asustor AS3102T review
     Tue, Aug 23 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AS3102T is one of a series of the latest Asustor NAS drives that use Intel’s Braswell processors and dual-channel memory. Sitting under the Personal/Home banner the two-bay AS3102T supports 4K video playback, real-time transcoding and has a dedicated hardware AES-NI encryption engine. It also features a new tool-free design.

WD Blue SSHD (WD10J31X) 1TB Review Rev. 2.0
     Sat, Aug 20 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSHDs offer pseudo-SSD performance with the storage capacity and lower cost of regular hard disk drives. Today, we will look at the 1 TB WD Blue (WD10J31X) SSHD, which is a 2.5? drive for laptops.

Seagate SkyHawk 10TB NVR and DVR HDD Review
     Fri, Aug 19 2016 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I’ve recently had a look at the 10TB IronWolf NAS HDD from Seagate and today it is time to take a closer look at its brother, the brand new SkyHawk DVR and NVR hard disk drive with a massive 10TB capacity. Sure, you could use NAS optimized drives for simple video setups, but having a video and camera optimized surveillance disk does bring advantages. Especially when your recorded video is critical.

Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SATA III SSD
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 2:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products, which includes solid state drives. They have SSDs with features and capacities for just about any application, but for those looking for the ultimate in performance, they have their HyperX series. In this review, we will be checking out the 960GB HyperX Savage SSD, which is powered by a quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller that gives it read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds up to 530MB/s.

Toshiba OCZ RD400 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While the speeds of graphics cards, memory, and CPUs continue to increase it seems solid state drive speeds have been bottlenecked for a while now. With that we have seen storage start to move over to the PCI-Express bus as it is closer to the CPU and that brought with it the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol. NVMe drives are currently some of the fastest storage options out there for consumers and we took a look at our first NVMe product, the Intel 750, not that long ago. Well now it is Toshiba's turn with their OCZ RD400. Toshiba has turned OCZ into their "enthusiast brand" so new products will still hold the OCZ name, but they are indeed Toshiba products. The OCZ RD400 has sequential read and write speeds up to 2600 MB/s and 1600 MB/s respectively. Let's see what it is all about!"

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