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OCZ Vertex 3.20 20nm 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 7:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ is certainly getting a lot of mileage from the Vertex moniker. First introduced way back in early 2009, it seems a lot longer than just four years ago. They have good reason to perpetuate the name as the Vertex drives have been one of if not the best selling line of SSDs ever. Back in 2011, we first had a look at the Vertex 3 drives featuring the then new SandForce SF-2281 controller. At the time, it featured 25nm -34nm (keep reading!) MLC NAND and set the bar for enthusiast level SSD performance. Fast forward to 2013 and OCZ has quietly released the latest Vertex 3 incarnation with a .20 mantissa tacked on to represent the 20nm MLC NAND contained within..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

News: WDs Black 4TB hard drive reviewed
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 6:32P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s Black 4TB the only desktop hard drive to combine that top-of-the-line capacity with a 7,200-RPM spindle speed and five years of warranty coverage. We take a closer look."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 5:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 335 Series is known as `That Intel Drive with 20nm Flash`, but it`s so much more. The 180GB capacity size gives you comfort room with Windows 8 and does very well in our power test."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

INEO I-NA321U PLUS Docking Station @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 5:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Try to imagine what the ideal external hard drive docking station might look like. It should be compact, intuitive to use, and ideally be a relatively good looking piece of hardware. And it should be fast. At first glance the I-NA321U+ seems to have all that and more. The I-NA321U+ is a USB 3.0 compatible dual hard drive docking system with a few very handy features. Perhaps the most interesting of the value-added features is a one touch drive copy function. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will take a look at this relatively new dual drive docking station from ineo Technology, Inc."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a mainstream SSD but need help deciding which to choose? Is that $10 difference really worth it? Whos got the most reliable SandForce based-SSD around? Why does Intel have so many SandForce SSDs anyway? All these questions and more are answered within!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

SSD News: KingSpec E3000S Challenger SSD Review - EMLC Endurance and LSI SandForce Performance
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD analysis this week displays only the second consumer available SSD to hit the streets with eMLC 10,000 P/E rated memory. The KingSpec Challenger E3000s SSD is enterprise grade, LSI SandForce Driven, and relies on Intel eMLC memory. Unlike other SSDs tested to date, the E3000s was able to provide great low 4K random write performance of 112MB/s, surpassing that 100MB/s 4k random write plateau that has eluded so many others."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

HighPoint RocketStor 5322 Dual eSATA 6Gbps Dock Review - True SSD Speed through an External Dock
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 3:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a storage reviewer, there is no better discovery than something that cuts the time of storage reviews as most can take a week or longer. We first spoke of this in 2010 when we reviewed the Vantec External Dock which didn`t quite meet our needs. This report examines the HighPoint 5322 Dual eSATA 6Gbps External Dock, along with their RocketRAID 2711 6Gbps RAID card and, to promote this gear as being a game changer just may be an understatement."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

 
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Travelstar 7K1000 from HGST is a speedy and silent HDD that should fit in most laptops (has a height of 9.5mm) and offers 1TB of storage at our disposal. The drive features Advanced Format and also best-in-class shock tolerance."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone. From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark. For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn`t get any better than this."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

SilverStone TS231U RAID HDD Enclosure
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Teratrend aims to deliver products with diverse features and the best in customer services. The Teratrend lineup includes 2-bay and 4-bay HDD RAID USB 3.0 enclosures with tray-less and tool free designs. Today I have with me Teratrend’s newest USB 3.0 RAID HDD enclosure the TS231U 2-bay enclosure. I’ve reviewed a fair number of HDD enclosures and I am excited to see how well the Teratrend performs.
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE

REVIEW: OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another in the list of SandForce SSDs is the latest from OCZ, the Vertex 3.20. It`s an interesting move because we`ve seen the Vertex 4 already from OCZ, so is this new drive a step backwards? Not really, according to OCZ. This drive shares the same features as its predecessor, showcasing the popular SandForce 2281 controller, but this latest version now comes with 20nm NAND flash memory. Well priced in the mainstream market for consumers who want a dependable upgrade, the Vertex 3.20 looks to offer improvements without the premium cost we typically see of similarly-designed SSDs. So can OCZ live up to its own expectations with the new Vertex 3.20? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Samsung SSD Magician and Data Migration Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Behind every piece of hardware is a hard working piece of software and Samsung are no different in this respect. Samsung are currently supplying all their SSDs with bundled software which includes the Samsung Magician and Samsung`s Data Migration Software. Today we see how well they fit together and explain the features and other aspects of the software. To test and showcase the software we will be using the Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Hardware.Info tests lifespan of Samsung SSD 840 250GB TLC SSD
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung’s Series 840 SSDs offer great value for your money, but they use the relatively new TLC type of memory chips. These have a shorter lifespan than the more commonly used MLC chips, but how much shorter exactly? Samsung of course has full confidence in the longevity of their Series 840 SSDs, but there really is only one way to find out just how long buyers can expect a TLC-equipped drive to function: by testing the hell out of it. That is exactly what Hardware.Info will be doing for the next weeks or months: however long it takes, we will find out how many times you can write to an SSD 840 before it calls it a day. We took two Samsung SSD 840 250GB SSDs, filled them to half capacity in order to mimick real-life use, and started writing to them last night. This writing test will continue without interruption until both SSDs fail. Anyone can check out the progress using our live video stream to see how the drives are holding up.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Ineo NA216U2 Plus External USB 3.0 Enclosure
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a budget friendly USB 3.0 external storage solution? Ineo may have the answer for you."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 256GB 840 pro SSD is one of the newest storage devices in the Samsung lineup. With this revision Samsung has included their triple-core MDX controller into the 840 line. The three cores allow the 840 and 840 pro drives to execute multiple instructions at a time improving performance under heavy use. Using a SATA 3.0 6GB/sec interface the Samsung 840 Pro is rated for 540MB/sec sequential read, 450MB/sec sequential write speeds, 100,000 IOPS in random read, and 90,000 IOPS in random write speed. All while using a minimal amount of power at an average of only .068 watts during active use and .042 watts in idle power. Samsung also includes their Samsung Smart Data Migration Software in the package to assist in the transition and Samsung Magician 4.x to assist with monitoring and maintaining the health of the drive, along with a 5 year warranty.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Examining Intel's Solid State Drive 525 Series
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been quite a while since we last an mSATA solid state drive (SSD) under the microscope. It's actually only been about two years, and if you care to jump into our time machine, you can see what we had to say about Intel's 310 Series mSATA SSD in 80GB form. The idea then was the same as it is now -- to offer full-size SSD features and performance in a smaller form factor that can wiggle into increasingly thinner Ultrabooks and mini PCs like Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Intel's forging ahead with mSATA SSD production and just recently released its 525 Series (Lincoln Crest), essentially a smaller version of the company's high octane 2.5-inch 520 Series...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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