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ADATA SP610 SSD Review (512GB) Decent Speeds and a Wicked Price Point!
     Tue, Aug 05 2014 | 3:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silicon Motion (SMI) has met with success as of late with release of their SM2246EN SATA 3 SSD controller. It was just under a year ago that we sat with Robert Fan to discuss the future of SM2246EN, while today it can be found in the PNY Optima, Corsair LX, as well as the ADATA SP610 of this report. Our initial thoughts with respect to the SM2246EN were that its success was depend on two things, value and performance. We believe ADATA may have found just that mix in the SP610 and our opinion is that this report is indicative of just that success we hope to see in many of todays SSD purchases."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series 240GB Encrypted SSD Review
     Tue, Aug 05 2014 | 8:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel brings managed SSD storage encryption to the channel with the new Pro 2500 Series. Read on as Chris tells us about Intel`s newest solid state drive."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Virident FlashMAX II 2.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review
     Mon, Aug 04 2014 | 9:32A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Virident offers PCIe SSDs focused on boosting application performance and providing superior density, but its primary strength is in its software."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel DC P3700 800GB NVMe vs. Intel 730 Series SATA SSD RAID Report
     Sun, Aug 03 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"PCIe NVMe makes an appearance as our OS Disk in a consumer based enthusiast environment. Is it faster than our SATA RAID champion? Intel vs. Intel, go!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Intel P3700 NVMe SSD Installed In a Win 8.1 Consumer PC Drivers Benched
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 8:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In all fairness, our recent review of the Intel P3700 800GB NVMe SSD, both from an enterprise and enthusiast perspective, is the first look the storage world has really had at NVMe, and definitely the first taste of how it may appear for business use, enthusiast and even the consumer. In short, it is a powerhouse that revolutionizes the storage industry and will affect all segments within the next year. And then came the e-mail, PMs and comments once again Will it boot? Is it hot? What about start times? Can we migrate the system as a backup to a SATA 3 SSD? Is it difficult to install? Questions like this played right into our hands as we fully intended on creating just that enthusiast build this weekend."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung 845DC Pro SSD 800 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 845DC PRO 800 GB is Samsung`s flagship offering regarding enterprise-grade SATA SSDs. The series feature Samsungs latest 3D V-NAND with 24 layers and 128Gbit density. Paired up with this NAND flash the drive offers endurance rated at 10 Drive Writes per Day over a time of five years, which is a seriously high value. Furthermore this drive is recommended for write-intense workloads featuring high sequential as well as random throughput rates."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

ADATA SP610 512GB Versus Corsair Force LX 512GB
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid-State Drive (SSD) have been steadily growing in capacity and thanks to improvements to the manufacturing processes the price of NAND and SSD controllers has been falling at an impressive rate. This means that fairly large SSDs are now fairly affordable and something the for the average consumer can justify purchasing. 240GB and 256GB SSDs are the most popular capacity sold today, but there has been a number of budget friendly 480GB and 512GB drives that have come to market in recent weeks. Today we’ll be looking at two 512GB SSDs that are focused on the value segment of the market; the ADATA Premier SP610 and the Corsair Force LX.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 10:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who would had thought even just 5 years ago that a few years later one could just walk inside an electronics store and pick an SSD (Solid State Drive) out of a whole section filled with models from virtually every single storage media manufacturer out there? Well i always thought it would be just a matter of time but i have to admit that i never really expected to see SSD models get released even by companies which appeared out of nowhere and without any previous products in the market. That being said the competition with the leading manufacturers that hold the largest percentage of the SSD market as we speak is always a good thing since it helps keep product quality at good levels while it also helps control prices so i can`t say i mind. Today on our test bench we have one of the most recent SSD models to hit the market the Slim S55 240GB by our close friends over at Silicon Power."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In real world use, the mS200 240GB mSATA SSD proved to be exactly what I expected. It made a notebook computer that didn`t seem all that old seem so much faster and more enjoyable. The drive was capable of hitting its target read and write speeds (540MB/s and 530MB/s respectively) during the execution of benchmarks, but results will not look as impressive if the test selected uses incompressible data."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Plextor M6S PX-256M6S 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives (SSDs) based on the SATA standard may not have gone a very long way in terms of raw read/write performance levels during the past few years but they have advanced a lot both in features (AES hardware encryption, TCG Opal 2.0/IEE-1667 support, garbage collection/TRIM, power-loss protection) and build quality (higher controller MTBF, NAND Flash write endurance) effectively making them far more solid solutions compared to earlier models (there used to be a time when SSDs would just die on us after just being used for a few weeks). However until the next SATA standard makes its appearance in the market in numbers SATA III based solutions (along with PCIex ones) are ontop of our list and so although we don`t expect to encounter performance miracles still we need to check and compare all the models available in the market we can get our hands on. Today on our test bench we have the latest offering by Plextor the M6S 256GB SSD model."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Thecus N7510 7 Bay NAS @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 10:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Smaller, Cooler, more efficient, those are three things that I have been working on with both our LAN equipment and in my own office for a few years now. For years the enthusiast in me would get excited about adding a new server, more storage capacity, and new toys to play with. At some point you look back and realize that as much fun as the toys are, you could really get the same job done with one device when you were using two or three before. Not only are you wasting space, but you are also using substantially more electricity each month/year to power it all. On top of all of that when its summer time, you have all of this hardware putting out more and more heat, fighting against your air conditioning, or even worse its already hot and you are making it even hotter. Late last year I took at look at the hardware we use here in the LanOC office and decided to work on combining as much as I could. Today Im going to tell you about that experience."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

OCZ RevoDrive 350 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Speed isn`t the only feature of the RevoDrive 350 either. Aside from the utilisation of a PCIe port, freeing up SATA ports, especially if you use RAID, which may or may not be a positive, the RevoDrive is warranted for 50GB of host data writes per day. It comprises multi controllers so the host will see it as a single unit thus TRIM, Smart erase and SMART are features afforded by this drive."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 HDD v4 Review
     Tue, Jul 29 2014 | 10:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to your standard consumer level 3TB drive this thing is double the capacity and brings home the money with the performance. To have capacity and performance at the same time is the golden ticket. Although this drive has the added cost of being an enterprise drive, having dealt with some enterprise drives I can say it is well worth it if longevity and long up time is what you are looking for. They are just built to keep going all day and all night. Unfortunately at this time there is no non-enterprise version of this drive available so if you want this capacity in a single drive you are left with only this one for the time being (not that I really see that as a major problem)."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000 4TB Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Jul 27 2014 | 10:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last review of our 3-part NAS HDD series; how does the Seagate step up against WD and HGST?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Crucial MX100 256GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jul 27 2014 | 8:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial unleashes new 16nm MLC flash to combat Samsung`s 3-bit MLC in price and performance. Read on and see what Chris thinks of the new MX100 256GB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at Crucial`s newest budget drive, the MX100. This drive uses the same controller as Crucial`s high-end drives but a new, smaller NAND that helps to reduce the price per gigabyte significantly. With a low price and the promise of high performance this new drive could prove to be a big winner. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

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