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Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's MX100 512GB is a rarity in the SSD business. It performs in line with higher end drives but costs significantly less.

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ’s turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my favorite online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let’s jump in!"

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 Review
     Sun, Jan 04 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie, a company that is well known for high end storage devices has just released the d2 Thunderbolt 2. This new upgrade to their d2 desktop storage line is a great edition to LaCie family. The d2 Thunderbolt 2 is the first single drive solution to feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity as well as the first to include both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 together. If this wasn't enough for you, LaCie also allows users the to purchase an SSD Upgrade Kit to enhance the d2 thunderbolt 2's performance.

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jan 03 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is launching a new family of products today, but unless you follow the rumor mill pretty closely, it’s probably not something you’d expect. It’s not a new CPU or APU. And it’s not a new GPU or memory kit either. Well then, “what could it be” you ask? Today, AMD is launching its first line of solid state drives (SSDs), targeted squarely at AMD enthusiasts. Whodathunkit? AMD is calling the new family of drives, the Radeon R7 Series SSD, similar to its popular mid-range line of graphics cards. The new Radeon R7 Series SSDs feature OCZ and Toshiba technology, but with a proprietary firmware geared towards write performance and high endurance...

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 02 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ is launching a brand-new series of solid state drives today, targeted squarely at budget-conscious, mainstream consumers. The new ARC 100 series doesn’t stray far from its roots, however. The ARC 100 features the very same OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 as the higher-end Vertex 460, but these new drives feature more affordable Toshiba A19nm NAND flash memory. The ARC 100 also ships without any sort of accessory bundle, to further bring costs down. We’ve got a 240GB OCZ ARC 100 in-house and have put it through an array of benchmarks, comparing to a number of other popular solid state drives throughout...

Samsung SSD 845DC EVO Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 02 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was about a year ago that we first took a look at the Samsung SSD 840 EVO series of solid state drives. If you recall, those drives featured a new controller and the latest generation of Samsung’s TLC NAND flash memory, which allowed the company to offer the SSD 840 EVO series at very competitive prices, despite their relatively strong performance. Those the SSD 840 EVO series of drives was originally designed for client-PC applications, Samsung has since evolved and refined the design and deemed it suitable for read-centric enterprise applications. The Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series of drives we’ll be showing you here offer many of the same features as the 840 EVO series, but performance has been optimized for enterprise workloads and power loss protection is now built-in...

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 9:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring Micron's 16nm flash memory, how does it perform against the competition like the OCZ ARC 100?

Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silicon Power brings you a ruggedized portable hard drive with the Armor A60 drive. The Armor A60 is available in various capacities up to 2TB in size and is tested to the MIL-STD 810G (122cm) standard for the common issue of dropping the drive. The way Silicon Power has designed this drive is with additional casing, and a suspension system to absorb the shock of falls."

Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (1TB) – Differing
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 5:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 850 EVO is a third generation TLC NAND SSD, second 3D V-NAND product on the market, and the first SSD in the industry to feature 3-bit 3D V-NAND. At first people were weary of TLC NAND, due to the issues it presents. TLC NAND has much lower endurance and slower performance when compared to MLC and SLC. By the numbers, this speaks to a SSD that might be slower and have a lower lifespan than competing products, however, Samsung's TLC products have proven reliable, and after with two generations of planar (2D) TLC NAND products, more people are seeing TLC NAND products as a viable option. Now, Samsung have finally moved on to 3-bit 3D NAND manufacturing following their 2-bit 3D NAND manufacturing process. The simple truth is that, unless you are using your system for intense media projects, there won't be any visible difference whatsoever in what you see on your PC screen as compared to any other SSD, and, in fact, this might be the ideal consumer SSD.

Inateck FE2006 Review - 2.5-inch USB 3.0 External Drive UASP
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a 2.5-inch USB 3.0 external drive enclosure that supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) to get the fastest data transfer speeds possible? Inateck might not be a household name just yet, but they've slowing been becoming a force to reckon with on major retailers like Amazon. The area that Inateck is really turning heads in is the USB 3.0 external enclosure market where they offer several models that support that UASP transfer protocol. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 has a maximum bandwidth rate of 5 gbps (gigabits per second) or 640 MBps (megabytes per second) though you'll never see a drive running at that theoretical value. Inatek told Legit Reviews that with the right drive you should be able to reach speeds of up to 450MB/s on a system with a high-end SATA III SSD along with UASP suport. LR can't ignore speeds like that and got our hands on Inateck's latest USB 3.0 enclosure that is called the Inateck FE2006

Addonics Sapphire Write Protect Storage Enclosure Review
     Tue, Dec 30 2014 | 3:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"We take a look at the Sapphire Write Protect from Addonics, a unique external storage solution for protecting your data from being modified."

Silicon Power T11 240GB Thunderbolt External
     Tue, Dec 30 2014 | 11:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"Tyler reviews the first Thunderbolt solution from Silicon Power, the T11 SSD. If you're on the market for a fast external storage solution, take a look."

the coming wave of PCIe SSDs.
     Tue, Dec 30 2014 | 7:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
IN BETWEEN WORK on other projects, I've been running exploratory tests on PCIe SSDs to see how their performance characteristics differ from the SATA drives we've been reviewing for the past few years. This research is part of a larger effort to come up with a new collection of tests for our next-gen storage suite. Our old suite dates back to 2011, and though it's been tweaked here and there, it's long overdue for a major overhaul. The tests we conceived three years ago aren't ideal for the latest SATA drives, let alone the coming wave of PCIe SSDs. So, I've been testing some newer drives to see what it takes to exploit their full potential.

2 TB Portable External HDD Duel: Seagate Backup Plus
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 9:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Users are always damanding more and more storage space, not only inside their computers, but also as portable external hard disk drives. Nowadays, 2 TB portable external drives are becoming popular, and we will test two models: the Seagate 2 TB Backup Plus Slim and the Western Digital 2 TB My Passport Ultra. They are both compact drives and make use of the USB 3.0 interface. Let's check for the results!"

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix 512GB USB 3.0 External SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 5:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the market for a small, yet large capacity storage device to take around with you? Patriot's Supersonic Phoenix 512GB external SSD may be for you."

Synology DS115j Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The latest NAS price point to be refreshed by Synology is their single bay, budget conscious product. We take a look at the replacement for the DS112j in our Synology DS115j Review."

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