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QNAP TS-470 Network Attached Storage Review @ APH Networks
     Sat, Dec 28 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest from QNAP -- does the TS-470 trounce the ones in the past with QTS 4.0 and home theater capabilities?"

SanDisk Optimus Eco SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB)
     Sat, Dec 28 2013 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A lot has changed since the announcement of the Optimus Eco earlier this year. The most notable change is the company supplying it. When we last looked into SMART Storage Systems, they had just finished being acquired by SanDisk. At that point, though, nothing had really changed except for a SanDisk Company being added to their name. Many were unsure exactly how the SMART brand would fit into the SanDisk family. With the release of the SanDisk Optimus Eco SAS SSD, with full SanDisk labeling, we have a much clearer picture."

Crucial M500 480GB SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Sat, Dec 28 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Nearly two years after the release of the Crucial M4, Crucial unveiled the M500, which we'll be reviewing today. The Crucial M500 now follows the exact same naming scheme used by Micron, so as far as I’m concerned the Crucial M500 and the Micron M500 are pretty much the same thing, similar to what we saw with the Crucial M4 and the Micron C400. As usual..."

Crucial M500 M.2 NGFF SATA 3 SSD Review (480GB)
     Fri, Dec 27 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been almost a year since Crucial/Micron introduced their new M500 family and, with that, came the news of what we then termed as a new Crucial M500 NGFF SSD that would be introduced to retail consumers. Today, many are now searching for high-capacity M.2 SSDs both for their purchase and upgrade of new M.2 SSD contained systems, and as a replacement to current systems containing M.2 SSDs. There are absolutely no M.2 retail SSDs available for purchase as we write this report, however, our receipt and review of the first Crucial M500 M.2 SSD just may signal change in the very near future."

Mushkin 240GB Chronos Go Deluxe Review
     Wed, Dec 25 2013 | 4:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with 256GB of toggle-mode NAND flash managed by an LSI Sandforce 2281 controller, the Chronos Go Deluxe delivers excellent performance across the test spectrum. Rated to deliver read/write speeds of up to 560MB/sec read and 520MB/sec write, the drive meets or exceeds these performance parameters. Performance degradation over time should prove minimal with the drive supporting the TRIM command, if the operating system supports it, and 16GB of over-provisioning that reduces the capacity of the drive to 240GB; a common practice with SandForce controlled drives. Delivered with an MTBF rating of 2 million hours, or just over 228 years, you can reasonably expect the Chronos Go Deluxe to last well past the three-year warranty period. Outside of the pricing, I can say this drive performed up to expectations delivering its rated performance and then some more!"

SSD Charts 2013: 48 SSDs - Samsung 840 Evo mSATA 250GB @ ocaholic
     Wed, Dec 25 2013 | 1:32P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 48 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."

Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Dec 25 2013 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs such as the Transcend SSD320 make the migration from mechanicals disks a very easy experience. At 256GB, the Transcend SSD320 offers up a good amount of space for your OS, programs and quite a bit of data. The SSD320 is also built with reliability and performance in mind, using a proven combination of a Sandforce SF-2281 controller along with 25nm MLC NAND and SATA III interface. /"

Western Digital Black² 120GB+1TB review: combined SSD and HDD
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital Black² combines a relatively slow SSD with a mainstream HDD, but it's a unique and brilliant combination that's definitely more than the sum of its parts. The Black² is the perfect solution for when you only have one available storage slot but need both fast storage and a lot of it. This is the first time you can have both in a single slot, and is therefore a great storage solution for notebooks.

VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB)
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn’t much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards. The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven’t jumped aboard the ‘PCI Express’. VisionTek saw this opportunity and have come up with the Data Fusion PCIe SSD, a PCIe card that they believe is the perfect balance of both speed and pricing. A quick look at VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD prices definitely opened our eyes.

Seagate 600 Series 480GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's 600 series 480GB SSD is available in an elegantly designed, super-slim, 5mm configuration. Let's check out RAID 0 performance right now."

Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5 Consumer HDD Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DT01ACA100 is part of the first wave of 3.5 hard disk drives to come from Toshiba. Let`s look at how it fairs in the market."

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review.
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features :

OCZ Vector 150 240GB
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall the Vector 150 is an updated version of the Vector, offering the latest MLC NAND flash memory which provides improved endurance along with lasting performance. The series has also been made more secure with 256-bit AES data encryption. Right now the suggested retail pricing for this new series seems to be its only downfall.

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD Review
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From USB flash drives to solid-state drives, ADATA is worldly renown for their memory products. They routinely produce innovative products and this October ADATA released the DashDrive Elite SE720 external solid state drive, which is not only innovative, but stunning! The DashDrive is sleek, practically weightless, and has the performance potential to embarrass an external hard disk drive!

ASUSTOR AS-608T NAS Server @ NikKTech
     Sat, Dec 21 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most people out in the market looking to find a cost-effective NAS server for home/office use (media playback, downloading and IP surveilance are the three primary reasons most people want them for) we naturally tend to do our best to get entry/mid-end solutions on our test bench mostly. However from time to time we also have to cater to the needs of the more demanding consumers and enterprise users who are after high-end models packing enough punch and features for a variety of heavy uses. ASUSTOR may just be around for roughly 2 years but through their very good products so far they've made it quite clear that they are here to stay so it was just a matter of time before people started to ask from us to test their top NAS Servers. Well we obviously listened and so today we will be taking a very thorough look on their latest 8-bay NAS

WD Black² Dual Drive
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That said, when compared to any 2.5” HDD the SSD performance of the Black² is so much faster there is no comparing the two, so in a sense job done. If only the Black² came with a more potent controller than the pokey JMicron 667H we would have been really blown away by this product.

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