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Synology DS415play NAS Review at Hardwareheaven.com
     Wed, Jul 16 2014 | 7:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Synology update their Play range of NAS with the DS415play, a 4bay device with enhanced media features and we have one to review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480 GB Review
     Wed, Jul 16 2014 | 5:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Built for heavy duty workloads, the drive excels where simple SATA 6Gbps RAID arrays start to falter. A two-drive RAID 0 setup using a pair of OCZ`s own Vertex 450 drives equipped with OCZ`s Barefoot controller give the RevoDrive 350 a run for its money in some workloads, but as the workload increases, the RevoDrive 350 excels. After taking some time to take this drive for a spin, it`s tough to find something not to like. It`s fast, easy to set up, looks great (for a drive at least), and can handle anything you can throw at it. Equipped with a three-year warranty, you can rest assured that OCZ will be around to take care of any problems now that the company is a subsidiary of Toshiba."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Micron introduces next-generation SSD
     Wed, Jul 16 2014 | 12:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron Technology has announced a new personal storage class solid state drive (SSD), the M550, which is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing, ultra-thin and media/video applications, according to the company.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Western Digital expects growth in surveillance HDD demand
     Wed, Jul 16 2014 | 12:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital expects demand for surveillance hard disc drives (HDD) to grow 10% within the next 3-5 years and the growth will be contributed mainly by the Asia Pacific market, indicating that HDD makers will try to expand their cooperation with system integrators and surveillance product vendors in the Asia Pacific region.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 14 2014 | 11:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As technology progresses prices for current and previous"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB External Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Sat, Jul 12 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rugged looks, Halloween theme, and looks like a teddy bear? We took one in for review to see how this external HDD performs."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

The Vector is dead long live the Vector - Competition @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jul 09 2014 | 10:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Finally ... we killed it. The Vector is dead after an insane struggle. Actually insane enough to give it even more credit with this competition. In order to win a brand new Vector 150 240GB and an OCZ shirt, you guys can guess the amount of Host Writes the Vector 256GB was able to complete. The guess the closest will win! To participate, leave a comment in one of our comment systems or on Facebook, where we also post the competition."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition Review - Speed Capacity and Data Security
     Sat, Jul 05 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Capacity, performance and value are three things always being examined by the media professional to increase efficiency and productivity. Similarly, a large chunk of media production and editing still favors the Mac. Our report today examines the newest release of the OWC ThunderBolt 4 external storage device, a device that connects to the newest Mac Pro via dual ThunderBolt 2 cables and allows storage transfer to reach the next level. Our report today will examine the ThunderBay 4 in various configurations utilizing 12TB of Toshiba`s finest hard drives, along with four of OWC`s own Mercury Electra 6G SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung SSD 850 PRO Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Jul 05 2014 | 7:51A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State Drive technology has been revolutionary in that it delivers a very noticeable performance boost that surpasses upgrades to other components. As a result, companies who offer SSDs typically spend small fortunes marketing them to the consumer public. Samsung goes a different route, and relies on proven performance to sale units. This was especially true for the Samsung SSD 840 PRO, which generated its own interest by producing impressive transfer speeds. Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 PRO replaces the 840 PRO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 256GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO against the fastest solid state drives available."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 04 2014 | 10:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the price/capacity gap between normal HDDs and SSDs"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 03 2014 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems like the solid state drive market is booming right now. Many manufacturers are offering a wide variety of drives and pricing is getting very competitive. ADATA is one such company and today we are checking out one of their latest solid state drive offerings in their Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB solid state drive. This drive features Marvells 88SS9189 controller and Microns new 128 Gbit NAND. The 256 GB version of the drive that we are looking at today will have sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 360 MB/s respectively. Is this the perfect solid state drive for you? Read on as we take a look"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Crucial MX100 SSD Review (256/512 GB) Crucial Strikes a Victory For Value
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has been making reliable cost effective mainstream SSDs for years now. Each new product release striving for better performance, reliability, and value. The recent release of the M550 built upon their M500, offering even better performance, but at a higher price point per GB. Because of this, Crucial needed to release a more modern lower budget drive. They had already separated their product line of SSDs in the 2012 with their V4, offering a more budget friendly SSD. However, it turned out to be a bad move. To make the V4 cheaper they skimped out on the controller and used an unstable and slow Phison controller and firmware. This lead to users having windows freezing issues and real world performance was almost similar to HDDs besides boot times."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Seagate Surveillance ST4000VX000 4TB HDD Review
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s Surveillance HDD solution hits the market in two capacities. Read on as we look at the 4TB model and see just how it performs under our tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jun 18 2014 | 3:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took in not one, not two, not three -- but four -- of these buggers to see how they perform against the likes from HGST and Seagate. How will the Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB step up? We benchmarked it using our standard storage set, and did even more tests in our QNAP NAS in our review today here at APH Networks."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Crucial M550 256GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 4:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SATA-Express standard may be just around the corner"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Corsair Force LX 256GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 9:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Corsair Force LX range of SSDs replace the outgoing `LS` models. This means the LX will be the budget SSD in the Corsair range."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

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