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Western Digital Sentinel DX4200 16TB Windows Storage Server
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 1:59P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has been expanding its presence in the network attached storage market, with a handful of products intended to appeal to the home user, as well as few more intended to appeal to small to medium businesses. A few years back they launched the Sentinel DX4xxx series of 4-bay Windows storage servers, and in this review we will be taking a look at the latest offering in this series - the 16TB Sentinel DX4200.

Voyager Air 2
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now, 18months after the launch of their first Mobile Wireless Storage device Corsair have a new revision, the Voyager Air 2. With USB 3.0 support, 1TB capacity and a more compact design it aims to provide for many of our storage needs, especially integration with smart devices."

Synology DS415play NAS Review
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 1:51A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology presents itself with another high-quality NAS model, the DS415Play which is oriented to home users with plenty of multimedia content for playback on different devices. Thanks to the Intel solution, unsupported file formats will be converted for different devices on-the fly so they will be played without additional issues. The 1.6GHz dual-core processor is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3 (non-upgradable) and the manufacturer is still using the proven 4-bay plastic chassis which we have seen with the DS412+.

All 5 ARC SSD drives hit 100TB mark
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 1:47A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The drives all passed the warranty figure of 22TB at the close of December – our next test was to get them all past the 100TB mark. Would any fail?

Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500GB
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:49P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung’s TLC flash-based SSD 840 Evo series set a new benchmark for affordable SSDs last year, going for just $0.65 and performing almost on par with the upper echelon of SSDs. Helping to build anticipation for its successor is the SSD 850 Pro, which to this day is the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy. Once again, the 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the Pro model, however by using TLC V-NAND it is much more cost effective.

Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Review (NAS Testing)
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:48P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Chris puts Seagate's Enterprise NAS hard drive through the paces as he installs it in a NAS to see how it performs."

Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we found the Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCI Express SSD to be pretty damn fast, but we really wanted to see what happened when we got two drives running in RAID. The Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD is a PCIe Gen 2.0 x2 device is available in 128, 256 and 512GB capacities and is factory rated as having up to 770MB/s sequential read and 625 MB/s sequential write speeds. . If you happened to put two of these drives together to create a RAID0 array, you are talking about having over 1.4GB/s on the sequential read speeds. You’d need at least three leading SATA III 6Gbps drives to hit those speeds...

Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you wanting to get beyond 550MB/s without having to do a RAID setup? Are you willing to try a new interface? Meet the Plextor M6e Series of PCI Express SSDs! Plextor is leading the charge for native PCIe SSDs and has come up with the first readily-available M.2 PCIe SSD on the consumer market. Other drives like the Samsung XP941 series have been around much longer, but they are OEM only and aren’t really meant for end users. Plextor has stepped up to the plate with a drive that had end user firmware updates, an impressive 5-year warranty and mouth watering speeds.

Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Three-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 3:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung is first to market with a consumer based 3D NAND SSD. Promising better performance and increased capacity, Samsung's V-NAND tech leads the way."

480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our review bench today is the 480GB OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, essentially a RAID array of four 128GB SSDs merged into a single PCB. With sequential read and write speeds of up to 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s, respectively, and up to 140,000 IOPS 4k random write, it's basically RAID 0 array with TRIM and SMART support but without SATA bottlenecks. At ought to be, costing $800!

Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD shows us what it takes to bring 3.5" form factor hard drives to enterprise class levels of performance and stability, and that's before looking at its beefy 6TB of storage capacity. While it may not attract the SSD crowd, it aims to deliver value for data center, cloud storage and other hyperscale computing applications. We test to see how it fares as a high performance mechanical drive.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SSD
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One could argue that any SSD will seem like a big step up in performance over a HDD, and I cannot disagree with that fact. There are, however, a few more features that bring the Extreme PRO upwards in the rankings, despite its semi-premium price compared to bottom-barrel value SSDs. First, and probably most importantly, the entire Extreme PRO line is offered up with a 10-year warranty. That in and of itself is enough to make it stand out among the rest of the SSD market. Coupled with the nCache technology for extremely consistent and fast speeds regardless of workload, and you've got a winning combination.”

Plextor M7e M.2 PCIe SSD Performance Numbers From CES 2015
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 10:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One most anticipated products of CES 2015 are the next round of PCI Express Solid-State Drives (SSDs) that so many have been waiting for. When we learned that Plextor would be showing off the upcoming M7e PCIe SSD at CES 2015 we couldn’t wait to see what Plextor had in store for enthusiasts. The Plextor M7e doesn't have a solid release date just yet, but it is coming in Q2 2015 and this next generation solid-state drive uses the PCIe Gen 2 x 4 interface. Read on to see what performance numbers we got in CrystalDiskMark!

Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB Solid-State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As some of my friends have pointed out recently i may have been doing SSD reviews for slightly over 5 years now (roughly 6) but although a large number of consumer oriented models have landed in my hands i can't say the same about enterprise/industrial grade models and so in the following months we will do our best to try and fix that. We already started by testing the SSDnow E50 100GB SSD by Kingston a couple of weeks ago a drive which offered very good read/write speeds with the data safety only an enterprise grade product can offer. However the E50 is not the flagship SSD model in the Kingston SSDnow line and so we decided that it would be in everyone’s best interest to get the top of the line E100 200GB variant (although quite older) and see not only how it does against its smaller brother the E50 but also against every single SSD in our charts.

Seagate Surveillance 3TB SATA III HDD Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although most surveillance systems right now used in small business and houses are still previous generation ones based on DVD-R video recorders large companies have moved to the far more advanced and current generation network video recorders which use hard disk drives to store recorded data. The good news is that the market is also filled with cost-effective NVR/DVR camera kits (we will be reviewing some soon) designed for home and office use so many people are obviously using them already but since most such solutions use a single HDD to store recorded data (and usually up to just 8 cameras) it's not really as crucial to choose a model with low electrical requirements and good read/write speeds as it is with multiple HDD NVR/DVR systems that have at least 16 cameras plugged into them (video streaming issues). For that exact reason Seagate has designed their latest Surveillance HDD line and today we will be taking a look at the 3TB variant.

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (480GB) Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently SanDisk launched their latest range of SSDs, the Extreme Pro range. Today we take a look at the 480GB version and compare it to the best the competition has to offer."

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