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Netgear ReadyNAS 104 Four Bay Consumer NAS Review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the market for a low-cost networked storage solution? You may want to take a look at the Netgear ReadyNAS 104."

Samsung SSD 840 comparison
     Wed, Dec 18 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Samsung SSD 840 series, the SSD 840, 840 EVO and 840 Pro. In the review you can find the performance comparison and the pro and contras.

Helium-filled HDDs
     Tue, Dec 17 2013 | 4:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has offered 3.5-inch hermetically sealed helium-filled 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) and is looking for orders from Taiwan-based storage equipment ODMs for data centers, according to HGST Taiwan.

Western Digital Black2 Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Dec 17 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Black2 crams both solid state and disk drive technologies into one drive, and does so in the simplest of ways. Similar to what desktop users have been doing for years, the Black2 makes the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage. The difference is that the Black2 only uses a single slot.

QNAP TS-470 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 4:37P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP recently released their new TS-x70 line, and in this review, we are going to take a look at the TS-470, a 4-bay NAS suitable for SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business) environments. QNAP even claims this server to be capable of offering higher than 400 MB/s read and write speeds."

Synology DS114 and DS214 review: two very different NAS
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS114 is a fast entry-level NAS with room for one disk, and the Disk Station Manager (DSM 4.3) firmware is very versatile and comprehensive. We would still consider spending a little more for a two-disk model such as the DS214, because then you have the option of using a safe RAID 1 mirrored storage solution.

Western Digital Caviar Black V2 4TB (WD4003FZEX) review:
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 3:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5020/western-digital-caviar-black-v2-4tb-wd4003fzex-review-faster-black-hard-drive In late October, Western Digital released a new version of its Caviar Black Edition hard disks. WD calls the new ones 'Caviar Black' like the original series, but promises better performance compared to the first version. We tested the 4TB model.

ADATA DashDrive Choice HC630 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Dec 15 2013 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An external hard drive is something that is always in my laptop bag. With smaller devices like tablets and Ultrabooks becoming more popular the hard drives inside are much smaller than what you will find in a desktop. External hard drives give you that extra storage space that you need and are usually small enough to fit in your laptop bag or backpack. Today we are checking out the DashDrive Choice HC630 500GB External Hard Drive from ADATA. This drive not only has an attractive outer-casing, but it features a high speed USB 3.0 connection for fast transfers. Read on as we take a look..."

Western Digital RED 4TB Hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Dec 15 2013 | 5:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s $199 RED 4TB is aimed directly at NAS environments but it can actually sub in as a perfectly capable desktop drive too, despite a speed of just 5400RPM."

Western Digital Black Dual Drive Review Two drives in one! @ TechwareLabs
     Sat, Dec 14 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With prices continually falling, SSD drives are no longer a luxury for the enthusiast. There is no doubt that SSD drives have significant advantages over their spinning brethren, but pricing aside...capacity continues to be the SSD`s Achilles` heel. The current defacto solution to this conundrum is to pair your shinny SSD with a large capacity HDD. This pairing allows the user to decide how to handle their data management needs, performance or storage capacity. This works for most PC users, but in cases where design limitations prevent the use of two separate drives, the user is unfortunately forced into decision between one or the other. Will you ever be able to have your cake and eat it too?"

ASUS ROG RAIDR Express 240GB PCIe SSD Review
     Sat, Dec 14 2013 | 10:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PCI Express is the future of performance storage, but native PCIe SSDs are rare. Are these RAID controlled SATA products worthy of their high price?"

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive Full Review - 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD in a single 2.5 package
     Fri, Dec 13 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has certainly broken the mold here. No longer are you stuck with either an SSD or HDD. You`re not stuck with a cached HDD, either. Now you can have a full blown SSD with 1TB of HDD storage, all in one package that fits into a single laptop HDD bay! The new JMicron controller may not be the best performer out there, but it is definitely competitive where it matters. The linking of SSD and HDD into a single logical device may be confusing at first, but it makes sense once you wrap your head around the concept."

The State of Solid State 2013 Edition
     Fri, Dec 13 2013 | 5:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been two years since Chris released his signature series that covers the SSD market. Today he talks about OCZ, next-generation NAND and more."

Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5 Consumer HDD/SSD Review
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD launches the Black 2 Dual Drive, and we have it in house for testing. Let`s take a look at this unique HDD / SSD product."

Understanding M.2 NGFF SSD Standardization (Or The Lack Of)
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I cant help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports. If you are confused and not an industry professional, dont be embarrassed. Many others are just as confused and also realizing that there really is no standardization with M.2 SSDs. To compound things, there were no PCIe X4 M.2 SSDs on display at the AIS, and with good reason, according to the SandForce Marketing Team. While everyone at the show might have expected LSI to build and show a PCIe x4 M.2, it looks like they are initially focused on the larger majority of PCIe x2 M.2 systems out now. The standard PCIe x4 HHHL board they did show certainly proved the SF3700 can hit the PCIe bus 1800 MB/s limit."

ADATA HE720 500GB Slim External Hard Drive Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the slimmest external drive currently available, the ADATA HE720 takes portability and convenience to a whole new level while making no sacrifices in terms of performance. Looking from the outside, the 8.5mm thick ADATA HE720 is wrapped in a stylish, stainless steel shell that embodies a classic high quality look. On the performance side, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface allows the drive`s full speeds to be utilized without interface bottlenecks, and powers the drive with a single connection."

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