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Thecus N2560 NAS Server
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly a week ago some friends visited our testing grounds (lab as some people like to call it) to see how we do things and from all the things they saw in here what really piqued their interest was the QNAP TS-469U-RP rackmount NAS Server which has taken a permanent role as our download server, DVB-T server and surveillance station. Of course the moment our friends learned of the price tag that specific mode has (or had since it`s not widely available anymore) they were slightly disappointed since they too are looking to purchase NAS servers mainly for use as download servers and media players. Personally i also think that a NAS server used for media playback (thus placed close to your TV set) also has to be small in size and not just cost-effective something which obviously most NAS servers we`ve tested/used over the years are not. Thecus is trying to change that by introducing the latest N2560 2-Bay NAS Server which we`ve been testing for roughly a week now. Article Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/peripherals/network/nas-servers/2683-thecus-n2560-nas-server Image Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/images/pics/reviews/thecus/n2560/thecus_n2560a.jpg A News Post Would Be Appreciated."

Samsung 840 EVO 128GB mSATA SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 3:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following up the review of the impressive 1TB model, today Chris looks at the Samsung 840 EVO 128GB, the smallest EVO mSATA drive on the market."

SSD showdown: 36 256GB and 512GB SSDs tested
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 3:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs and which one is the best for you. Well, you've come to the right place. We tested 36 recent models.

OCZ Vertex 450 Review
     Thu, Jan 09 2014 | 10:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as drive performance goes. the Vertex 450 delivers good performance across the spectrum, especially when you look at read performance where as a single drive it easily meets the read/write rating for the drive of up to 525MB/s sequential read and 290MB/s sequential write in my testing. Adding a second drive to the mix in a RAID 0 configuration drives performance up and over the rated speeds of the 256GB and 512GB Vertex 450 drives. Really that is something you can expect, but then you start thinking of the costs of a pair of 128GB solid state drives. As of the date of this article you can pick up a pair of OCZ Vertex 450 128GB drives for less than $220 with free shipping from select e-tailers. At that price it is hard to overlook the performance generated by a pair of the Vertex 450 drives."

Synology DS1513+ Scalable NAS for SMB Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS1513+ NAS from Synology comes with a redesigned enclosure which features removable fans, new screwless trays, 2GB of DDR3 RAM (with the possibility of upgrade to 4GB), an Inte"

ASUSTOR NAS devices @ CES 2014
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quick preview from CES 2014 of ASUSTOR's new NAS storage devices, servers and iOS.

Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Jan 06 2014 | 4:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The rugged Armor A30 drives from Silicon Power have a body composed of plastic and silica gel; they come in both 500GB and 1TB capacities while operating on the USB 3.0 bus. For add"

Angelbird SSD2go Pro 640GB External SSD Review
     Mon, Jan 06 2014 | 3:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need a reliable, enterprise-class external storage solution? Read on as we take a look at the new Angelbird SSD2go Pro with SSD storage."

Comay BladeDrive G24 480GB PCIe SSD Review - World Exclusive
     Mon, Jan 06 2014 | 2:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes an exclusive look at the Comay BladeDrive G24 and defines a new product category. Are All-in-One RAID products right for you?"

News: Clash of the terabyte titans: Crucial M500 960GB vs. Samsung 840 EVO 1TB
     Mon, Jan 06 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite the fact that they both sell for over $500, the Crucial M500 960GB and Samsung 840 EVO 1TB are relative bargains. These SSDs have the lowest price per gigabyte around, and they`re very different drives. We`ve pitted them against each other in an epic clash of terabyte titans."

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 External Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jan 05 2014 | 3:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year we took a look at a very sexy external hard drive from ADATA. The DashDrive Elite HE720 was a great external hard drive, but it was limited by the mechanical hard drive that was inside of it. Well ADATA is back with the DashDrive Elite SE720, which looks almost identical to the HE720, but whats under the hood is completely different. This time with the SE720 ADATA has packed it with a 128 GB solid state drive. That means you will not be limited by the hard drive that is inside and this will be one of the fastest external drives we have ever tested! How fast? Read on to find out!"

Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Jan 05 2014 | 8:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair`s Force LS 240GB is a mid-tier drive with hopes of success."

Seagate 600 480 GB vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Jan 04 2014 | 4:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it`s now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. While 120/128 GiB units offer the best compromise between price and capacity in most cases, some users may opt for a 480 GiB model instead if extra storage space is required. Today, we are going to look at two of the latest 480 GiB models; the Seagate 600 and the Kingston HyperX 3K."

HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps Enterprise SSD Receives Editors Choice Award Through Multi-SSD Analyses
     Sat, Jan 04 2014 | 10:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have been following The SSD Review in 2013, you are probably familiar with our coverage of 12Gbps SAS. Throughout the year we have covered HBAs, RAID Adapters, Enclosures and SSDs. We have been incredibly busy reviewing new products, but one product in particular has stood out. In all of our 12Gbps SAS reviews we have sung the praises of the HGST SSD800MM. Since the SSD800MM was more of a means to an end when reviewing the LSI SAS 9300-8e, we never really gave it its proper due. With this update, we wanted to put this SSD into perspective after nearly a years worth of 12Gbps SAS testing."

WD Black 2 SSD + HDD Dual Drive Review
     Sat, Jan 04 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The price disparity between solid state and hard disk drives often forces mobile and small form factor users into the unenviable position of choosing performance over capacity. Provided they've got the budget, desktop users needn't compromise, because their systems can accommodate multiple drives of different form factors without issue. But SFF, all-in-one, and mobile systems are usually outfitted with only a single 2.5" drive bay, so if you want the performance of an SSD, but need a large capacity drive, you've got to shell out big bucks for a high-capacity SSD or settle for the lower performance of a hard drive. WD recently released a totally new class of product that aims to resolve this conundrum, however. The new WD Black 2 Dual-Drive (SSD + HDD) pairs 120GB of solid state storage with a 1TB hard disk, in a single 2.5" device. The WD Black 2 is not a caching solution, though, like some other hard drives outfitted with flash memory. Rather, the WD Black 2 operates as two independent drives-a fast SSD for your OS and most commonly used apps and a large hard drive for bulk storage...

Review: ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Fri, Jan 03 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Excerpt: "Today we’ll be doing a review on the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB. The DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB is a USB 3.0, bus powered portable SSD that, unlike portable hard drives, should easily be capable of saturating USB 3.0's 5Gbps bandwidth. The drive is unfortunately only offered in the 128GB variety and ADATA simply lists the drive as capable of..."

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