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OCZ Challenge update: All 5 ARC 100 SSD’s
     Sun, Mar 08 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Regular readers will know of the challenge submitted to KitGuru by OCZ – to kill 5 of their ARC 100 Solid State Drives. They all hit 300TB today, but there are signs that one of them may be having problems.

VisionTek DataVault 3S Interlocking Stackable Storage Case Review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"VisionTek created a unique device to store your storage devices outside of your computer. Is the DataVault 3S storage case something you should consider?"

Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance of a wide range of hard drives? With 50 hard disk drives for comparison, the guide is fleshing out real nicely. In this performance comparison guide, we will test and compare the performance of all the hard drives we can get our hands on. This is similar to what we are doing in the Intel Core 2 Processor Performance Comparison Guide.

EDGE Boost Pro Micro SSD Review (1TB)
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Typically, we see a lot of 2.5? 7mm, M.2, and mSATA SSDs for review on our site, but rarely do we see 1.8? SATA SSDs. As a matter of fact, our first and only 1.8? SSD review was the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe, that we reviewed back in May 2013. Now, nearly two years later we finally have another with the Edge Boost Pro Micro SSD.

Inateck FE2006 2.5" USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you in need of a device to store your 2.5-inch SSD or hard drive? Inateck's FE2006 storage enclosure may be one for you to consider."

Toshiba 2.5-inch 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 3:59P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba is one of the world’s leading suppliers when it comes to OEM Hard drives, so it’s no surprise that they also want to be part of the Hybrid Drive wave led by WD, with their own OEM drives and range of consumer SSHD drives. Today we’re taking a closer look at the Toshiba 1TB 2.5? Notebook Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive, the MQ01ABD100H. Hybrid drives enter a sweet spot between traditional hard drives with spinning platters and solid state drives with their flash memory. They are giving us the capacity we’re used to from the hard disk but with a boost to the most-used-files on your system to near SSD speeds. Toshiba uses self-learning caching algorithms to determine your usage pattern and optimize file locations. There are several reasons one would pick a hybrid drive, where none of them have to be exclusive. If your laptop or notebook only has room for one drive while you need a lot of storage space, a SSD that size might be out of your price range. The hybrid drive will give us faster boot times as well as faster access to often used files. Compared to traditional hard drives this is a big bonus, but doesn’t cost much more. A lot of people might also feel it will be easier to just deal with one disk over setting up both a SSD for your system and a HDD for the rest.

Mushkin's STRIKER Line of Solid-State Drives
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announced the global availability of its STRIKER line of solid-state drives, which were initially revealed during CES 2015. The STRIKER is now available at Newegg.com as well as other authorized retailers worldwide. As originally announced at CES 2015, the STRIKER solid-state drive line is available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities. The SSD utilizes a Phison PS3110-S10 quad-core controller for maximum performance - boasting read speeds of up to 565MB/s, write speeds up to 550MB/s, and 4K random read and write transaction performance of up to 90,000 IOPS. To ensure reliability, the new SSD is equipped with end-to-end data path protection to eliminate errors along the data path, SmartECC to provide multiple levels of error correction, SmartRefresh which scans flash during idle and runtime to seek and replace weak blocks, and SmartFlush to minimize user data in volatile DRAM and help reduce write amplification. "STRIKER is aptly named for its purpose: to mark its place as the premier high-performance solid-state drive series," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin. The STRIKER will allow its users to experience highly-accelerated application load times, boot performance, multimedia editing, and general usage.

Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD Review - SSD Bling
     Thu, Mar 05 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor has certainly pushed the fit, finish, and looks of their M6e PCIe SSD with the new Black Edition. The new color scheme does well to match newer black and red motherboards and GPUs. While it is awesome to look at, Plextor`s changes were mostly cosmetic. The heatsink is functional but is not absolutely necessary for this relatively low power SSD. Since the power draw is on the low side, PCIe power is more than sufficient, rendering the SATA power connector a little more than an interesting talking point."

OCZ ARC 100 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives may have been around in the consumer market for roughly 8 years now but they are still considered to be amongst the hottest PC/MAC hardware components aimed towards people who are after something more in terms of reliability and performance compared to regular mechanical drives. Certainly although once such drives were very popular mostly amongst gamers and professionals due to their price decrease over the past 2-3 years they've become a lot more mainstream thus you can find them even in low-cost desktop systems and notebooks. Still not SSDs have the same target audience not only because of their performance, capacity and price but also because of their durability and today we'll be taking a look at the latest model launched by OCZ the ARC 100 which always according to them it excels on all four.

HIS Multi-View HDOCKP USB 3.0 Portable Docking Station Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you're interested in using a single ultra-thin laptop to power all of your work, a docking station might be on your mind to expand its capability."

Western Digital 3.5? Red 6TB NAS HDD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 2:58P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital RED family of NAS drives has been on the market for a while, and it keeps growing. There are 2.5-inch 750GB and 1TB drives just as there are 1TB to 6TB 3.5-inch drives in the WD RED series. The 6TB RED HDD was released last year and Western Digital provided us with samples to use for our storage reviews. So it is about time that I take one of them for a stand alone spin on the test bench. After all, there are a lot of other factors in play than just the hard disks themselves when we’re testing NAS devices and enclosures and it will be great to get some baseline figures for these drives.

Plextor M6e Black Edition 128GB PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor`s M6e Black Edition is designed for gamers, and performs well in benchmarks. However, we`re not convinced that 128GB is enough storage."

EXCLUSIVE! Patriot Ignite SSD Review (480GB) - Asynch Flash Takes On a Whole New Look
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 9:29A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up until recently, Patriot Memory seemed to have moved back from the SSD scene and become focused on phone accessories and portable devices for their retail makeup. Today is a new day, however, and Patriot enters the SSD arena once again. Read on as we put the new 480GB Patriot Ignite to the tes in our first review of a Patriot SSD for some time. As with many third-party SSDs in previous years, Patriots drives have typically been SandForce driven. Recently, Phison has become recognized as a solid competitor in the SSD controller game through their offering of great performance at a decent price. The end result seems to be a much closer look at Phison by SSD manufacturers, Patriot included with the introduction of their new Ignite SSD family."

Plextor M6 Pro 128GB SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes a look at yet another Plextor SSD, this time it`s the golden M6 Pro in the 128GB capacity. Is this a drive for you to consider? Read on."

Seagate Seven External USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate announced a handful of new products at CES 2015 and let it be known that this year will be the company’s 35th year in the storage business. Among the new products being announced was the Seagate Seven, which true to its name is a 7mm thick portable external drive. That makes it thinner than an iPhone 6 Plus and give it the title of being the World’s thinnest 500GB portable hard drive! Read on to see how it performs!

Crucial MX200 500GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 12:31P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Crucial MX200 SSD series is announced, which is not only very performant, but also designed for a higher reliability. The Crucial MX200 series is currently available with a capacity of 250 GB and 500 GB up to 1 TB. We have tested the new Crucial MX200 SSD CT500MX200SSD1 with 500 GB, compare it with the Crucial C300, m4, M500, M550 and MX100 and compete many more Solid State Drives and Hard Drives against it.

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