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Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 23 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Neutron XT series SSDs is the latest storage drive to be released by Corsair. The Corsair Neutron XT 240GB drive is powered by a Phison 3110-S10 controller (aka Phison S10), which was just introduced in August 2014. This is the first time that we have seen the Phison 3110 controller on a consumer SSD, so we can’t wait to see how Phison’s brand new high-performance controller performs. Corsair sent over the Neutron XT 240GB drive to try out ahead of its official release and we gave it a test drive!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

QNAP TS-653 Pro NAS Review - Six Bays
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris gets in-depth with QNAP's new TS-653 Pro NAS, a six-bay network storage device with caching options. Read on for this full thoughts here."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We’ve seen some very impressive SSDs from Samsung in the recent past, as they’ve gone to considerable lengths to indeed push those boundaries, offering consumers something very special that can’t be found elsewhere with other SSDs: RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you’d be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you’ve seen before, promising astonishing performance increases. Buckle up and let’s take a closer look at the Samsung EVO 500GB and see just what this SSD can do.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 3D V-NAND SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Samsung's three smaller capacity 850 EVO SSDs use the new MGX controller. Chris looks at the new controller, and gives us his thoughts on the 250GB model."

  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 840 EVO is one of the best consumer SSDs on the market. The drive delivers good performance for its price. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the 850 Pro that uses the 3D V-NAND that boosts the performance, capacity and reduces power consumption for the SSDs over the 2D planar NAND. We were hoping that Samsung would deliver a consumer drive that also uses same 3D V-NAND as what it has done in the past. Well, our prayers have been answered as Samsung has unveiled the 850 EVO as the successor to the 840 EVO.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Two And A Half Geeks 12/10/14: Samsung SSD 850 EVO
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 3:37P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve got a brand new episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks up in our channel for your viewing pleasure. Although we’re sans our half geek again, Dave and Marco discuss the brand new design on the HotHardware page, the just-released Samsung SSD 850 EVO, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, our current giveaway featuring NVIDIA’s awesome SHIELD Tablet, and a whole lot more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Mushkin Reactor 1TB SSD Review - Amazing price with good performance
     Mon, Dec 22 2014 | 3:36P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Chris takes an exclusive look at a new SSD from Mushkin, the Reactor 1TB. This is the cheapest 1TB drive on the market, and also offers good performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Asustor AS7004T
     Sun, Dec 21 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustor has shown a strong commitment to keeping their software up to date by adding new features and squashing any bugs. The new ADM 2.3 software is excellent and we really appreciated the revamped design. The fact that existing customers using products based on the more affordable 2 and 3 series can also enjoy the new ADM 2.3 software speaks volumes. Overall we have been blown away by what can be achieved with the AS7004T and are therefore giving it our must have award.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review
     Sat, Dec 20 2014 | 5:56P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rarely does one find them self searching through shelves at a store trying to find the best USB flash drive. You have one goal and your focused on that: capacity. Things like looks and speed are sure to follow. What would you say if we told you that you could have all of that and more? How about a USB flash drive with incredible capacity, quick speeds, gorgeous looks and has a decent price tag to boot? Nope, were not joking welcome the newest gadget to be added to your holiday wish list! Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, at a whopping 128 GB capacity!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v5 600GB HDD Review
     Sat, Dec 20 2014 | 4:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s Enterprise Performance 15K v5 hard drive offers 600GB of capacity and provides enhanced performance with lower power consumption."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HP Z Turbo 512GB PCIe SSD Review - With RAID 0 Numbers
     Sat, Dec 20 2014 | 4:05P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The race past SATA`s 6Gbps limitation continues. In this review, Chris looks at HP`s Z Turbo SSD, and even puts two in RAID 0 to increase performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial MX100 256Gb SSD Review
     Sat, Dec 20 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial have been memory manufacturers for years now and they have a big product catalogue to browse. They are also a common name when considering components for any PC build, so many of you will be familiar with them, or will have owned one of their products. We are going to look at the Crucial MX100 256Gb Solid State Drive today and put it through a series of synthetic and real world tests. So with a popular and widely appreciated brand coupled with a decent sized 256Gb Solid State Drive, let’s see what it can offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 UASP External 2.5 SATA Enclosure Review
     Sat, Dec 20 2014 | 6:04A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as external USB to SATA enclosures go, the Inateck FE2005 is about as simple as they come. It`s only plastic, but more than adequate for most applications. The performance was very good considering its simplicity, and the price is low enough to pick one of these up even if only for the occasional OS cloning / upgrade process. I`m personally eyeing one of their new 3.5 docks, as desktop HDD`s also see a benefit from queued commands, making those media copies and backups even faster than before."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt 2 Quad-Drive RAID Array Storage Unit Review
     Fri, Dec 19 2014 | 9:09P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CalDigit adds RAID 5 support and launches the T4 Thunderbolt 2 four-drive RAID array external storage unit. Here`s our full review of the device."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Toshiba Announces 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDDs
     Thu, Dec 18 2014 | 4:49P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) announces the addition of 6TB[1] SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch form factor enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD). The new SAS interface models provide the benefits of 12Gbit/s[2] SAS transfer rates and enhanced power management features for seamless integration with the latest generation of data center infrastructure. The MG04 series is specifically designed for midline and nearline business critical workloads.

The new MG04 series 6TB models offer a 50 per cent[3] increase in max capacity from prior MG03 generation 4TB models and a 30 per cent[4] increase in sustained data rate. These enterprise HDDs support both industry-standard 4K native and 512e Advanced Format sector technologies for optimum performance in the latest generation servers and storage systems. Emulated 512e Advanced Format sector technology performs best in legacy applications requiring 512 sector lengths using aligned-write environments.

Both the 6TB MG04ACA and MG04SCA models offer Toshiba persistent write cache technologies, designed to help protect against data loss in the event of sudden power loss, while also helping to improve performance and data reliability. Model options supporting SAS and SATA commands to enable sanitize “instant” cryptographic erase (SIE) are also available.

Spinning at 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM), the MG04SCA and MG04ACA deliver nearline-class seek performance to improve application response times. At 6TB, the higher capacity per spindle saves rack space and reduces the footprint and operational burden of business-critical servers and storage systems to help optimize total cost of ownership in high-density scale-out environments. The 6TB models provide 50 percent better power efficiency (watts per terabyte) than the previous 4TB drive generation.

“Our customers expect to benefit from the increased capacity, efficiency and performance made possible by the latest industry-standard interface and long sector technologies,” said Martin Larsson, Vice President, Toshiba Electronics Europe, Storage Products Division. “These additions to the MG04 series deliver an impressive 6TB capacity and continue to provide the benefits of Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology to enhance performance for business critical server and storage systems.”

The 6TB MG04ACA 6Gbit/s SATA and MG04SCA 12Gbit/s SAS models will begin sampling to OEM customers in Q1 2015.

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  FULL STORY @ TOSHIBA

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Dec 18 2014 | 1:59P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

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