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Crucial MX100 SSD Review: Meet the New Price/Performance
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 10:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has become a trusted name when it comes to high-performance solid-state drives, and now they're taking another crack at producing a cost effective SSD with the MX100 series. Things look very promising thanks to an upgrade to the same Marvell chip used by the high-end M550 series.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Synology DiskStation DS414slim Review
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 7:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The DS414slim is a compact NAS from Synology which offers all of the benefits of their standard NAS range in a compact design which focuses on 2.5? drive compatibility."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

HighPoint Rocket 750 Enterprise HBA Review
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 5:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"HighPoint Technologies leverages Marvell controllers in its Rocket 750 HBA RAID controller. Read on as Paul gives us his full opinion on this product."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt 500GB External Storage SSD Review
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 1:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We take a look at the Rugged, a portable Thunderbolt solution from LaCie. Read on as Tyler tells us all about the 500GB SSD version and what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Intel 730K 480GB 6-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 10:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our RAID champion makes another appearance, and this time we've got six 480GB Intel 730K SSD's to max out our Lynx Point chipset. Let's take a look now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Silicon Power Armor A60 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 4:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While typing the review of a portable hard drive (PHD) roughly a year ago i mentioned that it was the first time that 2.5" drives closed in to 3.5" ones in terms of capacity since back then we had up to 1TB of the first and 4TB of the second (1/4). Unfortunately today things are not just as good and although the same 1/4 ratio still applies the end result is very different since aside the very popular 2TB 2.5" models in the market also available are 8TB 3.5" ones. So yes although the 1/4 ratio remains the same in the end 3.5" drives can still offer up to 6TB more compared to 2.5" ones. Regardless 2TB is still lots of space for data on the go and although some of you may argue that we now even have 1TB USB flash drives the price/capacity ratio gap between those and 2TB PHDs is huge. Today on our test bench we have the latest 2.5" USB 3.0 portable hard drive from Silicon Power the Armor A60 model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Dec 27 2014 | 12:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although we see new products get launched all the time that doesn't mean that we have to discard old ones and the best possible example i can come up with are cars since i bet there's at least 1 really old car that each and every single one of us likes. So cars like the Pontiac Trans-Am (1982 model) which made its debut appearance in the Knight Rider as K.I.T.T, the Lamborghini Diablo (1991 model), the Ferrari Testarossa (1985 model) or even the Dodge Viper RT/10 (1994 model) which started in another series (called Viper, surprised?) may not have the assortment of electronics and comforts most cars now come with in their standard versions but these are cars that many people would give everything they have to own. Well the same partially applies to electronics and PC hardware as well and so although we've tested many of the latest SSD models to hit the market we decided to take one step backwards and test the Slim S70 240GB SSD model launched by Silicon Power roughly two years ago.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
Hands-on testing with the 1.6TB Intel P3700 SSD
     Fri, Dec 26 2014 | 8:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"NVMe is the key to unlocking the performance of flash in client and enterprise applications. We take a hands-on look at the NVMe specification with tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OWC ThunderBay IV RAID 5 Edition External Storage Drive Review
     Fri, Dec 26 2014 | 8:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"Today Tyler takes the new OWC ThunderBay IV RAID 5 Edition external storage drive solution for a spin to see how it performs with its new RAID mode."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ICY DOCK EZConvert Air MB382SP Storage Enclosure Review
     Fri, Dec 26 2014 | 6:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Tyler reviews the ICY DOCK EZConvert Air. This inexpensive devices allows you to run a 2.5-inch drive inside a regular 3.5-inch storage enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung 845DC PRO Enterprise SSD
     Fri, Dec 26 2014 | 4:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"Samsung's 845DC PRO wields the power of 3D V-NAND, as they continue to expand their branded SSD portfolio. Read on as Paul tells us about this unique SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 Tool-Less 2.5? HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having an external enclosure for your Hard Disk and Solid State Drives can come in very handy for a multitude of reasons. You might have those old Hard Disk drives from a laptop you’ve upgraded with an SSD, or an old SSD you’ve upgraded to a bigger and better one, or maybe even both. If you could answer yes to one of those questions, the Inateck FE2005 tool free 2.5? external enclosure might be just the right choice for you. Inateck have designed the FE2005 as a tool-less solution and there is no need for any screws or other fastening tools. You just slide your drive into the enclosure, connect it to a USB port and you’re ready to go. It is compatible to all systems with USB ports; Mac OS, Windows and Linux and supports automatic sleep and spin down of the drives.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

OCZ challenge KitGuru to kill 5x ARC 100 SSD drives
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ have been creating Solid State Drives for as long as we can remember. They produced a massive amount of drives years ago featuring the Sandforce 2281 controller and sadly they ran into their fair share of issues. They were then bought over by Toshiba and have been recently focusing on their excellent Barefoot controller. OCZ are aware of negative public feeling and contacted us recently with a rather interesting proposal. They would send us some Arc 100 drives and we would stress test them over a short period of time, until they died – and all with full public disclosure.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

KingFast F8 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 6:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite the fact that we are dealing with a 240GB SSD, KingFast is proposing a very low price point of $124 for the drive and for this we get 20nm Micron MLC NAND Flash, a JM667H controller which is able to provide decent read/write performances but also 256MB of DDR3 for caching purposes.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

OCZ ARC 100 240GB
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 2:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From a company that previously gave us Vector’s, Vertex’s and was occasionally high on Octane for Agility we now have the ARC 100, an SSD that sounds like something that would be used to fuse metals together. As a welder the OCZ ARC 100 is pretty useless, but as a budget focused SSD it has potential.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

OCZ Arc 100 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 4:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Crucial's MX100 series recently arriving for as low as $0.42 per GB, becoming the new value king, the competition has been forced to respond. The OCZ Arc 100 SSD Series utilizes the tried and true Barefoot 3 M10 controller along with the latest 19nm Toshiba MLC flash memory and is priced at $0.50 per gig for its 480GB and 240GB models.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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