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Adaptec by PMC ASR-8885 12Gb/s RAID Controller Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 4:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test a prototype of the new Adaptec 12Gb/s ASR-8885 RAID controller with two high-powered arrays in RAID 0 and RAID 5. Amazing performance inside."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Technology Vector 150 120GB SSD Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vector 150 120GB comes with 128GB of NAND flash. Overprovisioning moves the user capacity down to 120GB, but steady state performance gets a boost."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB)
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be exquisite. It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives we raved. Thats pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD. Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market. As we have discussed in previous reviews, a new category of enterprise SSDs has emerged; one that combines the low costs of MLC devices with enterprise SSD features, such as power loss protection. With its new SSDNow E50, Kingston is the latest company to venture into this market."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

LaCie Porsche Design P9223 USB 3.0 Slim SSD Enclosure Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 10:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie slims down its external line-up with the P`9223 Slim to just 11mm. This Porsche Design inspired product might be for you."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

LSI SandForce SF3700 SSD Flash Controller Announcement Overview
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 10:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LSI unleashes the 14-core SF3700 SSD controller series to address numerous applications, from high-end enterprise to low-end consumer applications."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SilverStone EP02 SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 6:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EP02 from SilverStone offers tremendous storage performance through USB 3.0. Let`s take a closer look at this affordable mobile storage option."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

LSI SandForce Announces Next Generation SF3700 SSD Controller @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 10:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a little over three years since we`ve seen a new controller from LSI SandForce and that was before the acquisition of SandForce by LSI. A number of competitors have released controllers that have really ratcheted up the competition so it`s high time LSI answered the call. That answer comes with the in the form of their third generation SF3700 series controller that promises a host of improvements and innovations to help them attempt to regain the crown they wore for some time. With the SATA III interface not yielding much more in bandwidth, they`ll need to do more than kick up read/write performance but rather focus more features. Not that performance improvements are absent. It mostly applies to enterprise applications but drive latency is much improved and claim tested client performance of 1,800MB/s in sequential reads (PCIe)."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA and BPU-124DE-SS HDD Docks @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 6:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the BPN-2535DE and the BPU-124DE-SS. Both are backplanes that will fit in either a 3.5 or 5.25 bay depending on the model that best fits your needs. Also, they each share the ability to house multiple 2.5 drives. For most average computer users today, these products are ideal for if you have problems with having lack of support for internal drives in your chassis. Getting either the BPN-2535DE or the BPU-124DE-SS will be a wiser solution than buying a larger chassis which would likely cost you more. Now, read on to check the differences of the two to determine the best for your need."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

HGST 6TB Ultrastar He6 Helium-Filled HDD Investigated
     Fri, Nov 15 2013 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HGST revolutionizes data storage with the advent of the He6 Helium-Filled HDD. Paul takes a close look at this exciting new storage development."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vector SSD 150 review
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,OCZ is updating their Vector series SSD with the all new Vector 150 which we review. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the 240GB NAND flash memory based model. The end result is an SSD that is extremely fast and amongst the fastest we have ever tested. This round though speed is not trivial as the purpose of the Vector 150 is to be extremely fast but also extremely reliable. Head on over into the review."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

OCZ Vector 150 SSD Review (240GB)
     Tue, Nov 12 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps one of the best mindsets I have seen in my six years in the SSD industry is the ambition to, not only improve SSD technology, but to also take them to the next level. Selling a consumer SSD as an enterprise one will always be a shot in the dark, but the appetite of SSD manufacturers to push their consumer SSDs into that very realm can only be seen as a huge plus to the consumer. The inevitable effect today has top manufacturers watching one another very closely, only to run back to the boardroom with their teams in hopes of creating a better product, all the while understanding that SSD pricing continues to decline. OCZ has traditionally done just this and today is no different as we provide analysis on their newest enthusiast level SSD, the OCZ Vector 150. Consider that, not so long ago many wrote about OCZ to be evacuating the consumer SSD market for enterprise, this release is a bit unexpected. Add to this the news that OCZ is also working on the new RevoDrive 400 to replace their longstanding king of the hill Revo 3 Series PCIe solutions, and we can see that OCZ still has their feet firmly planted in the consumer SSD world."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2.5 1TB Hard Disk Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Nov 11 2013 | 1:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The cost-efficient MQ01ABDXXX series from Toshiba comes with capacities between 250GB and 1TB, with one or two platters and were designed for low power consumption, operating temper"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

OCZ Vector 150 240GB and 120GB Full Review - Barefoot 3 pushes 19nm flash
     Mon, Nov 11 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has kept the Vector line fresh by introducing 19nm Toshiba flash into their top tier consumer product. Performance was not negatively effected by the smaller process, and the 50GB/day throughput rating over a 5-year warranty span shows that both OCZ and Toshiba are highly confident in the 19nm die shrink. I`d say it is a good combination. With most performance figuring leveling out among the SSD competition, what things boil down to more these days is pricing. Intro MSRP looks good, but the viabilitiy of this new Vector 150 will boil down to how low OCZ and retailers can push the cost of this SSD."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

OCZ Vector 150 240GB @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The latest in the OCZ “enthusiast” classed series is the Vector 150, which stays true to their winning formula of performance, features, and value. So it’s no surprise the Barefoot 3 controller still lies at the heart of the SSD, though there have been a few improvements made in terms of longevity and durability. A move to different NAND flash highlights more of the changes. Today marks the launch of the OCZ Vector 150, and we’re looking at the 240GB model. Set to retail for $240 at the price of $1/GB, it crosses into a slightly more mainstream pricing segment, while still looking to offer enthusiast-classed performance. Let’s take a closer look at the OCZ Vector 150 240GB and see how the evolution continues.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

OCZ Vector 150 240 Gigabyte Review @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vector series solid state disks OCZ has some very solid and well performing drives in their line-up. Today the US maker of SSDs launches the successor, which goes by the name Vector 150. Ahead of the actualy launch we received a Vector 150 with 240 Gigabyte for testing and we`re quite curious what it is that the Americans were actually able to improve, on the already good, Vector drive."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

News: OCZs Vector 150 solid-state drive reviewed
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s a new SSD in town. OCZ`s Vector 150 combines the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with 19-nm Toshiba NAND and additional spare area. We take a closer look at how it measures up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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