PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides...
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
  More Seagate Reviews... and Hard Drives/SSD.
Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows

Hard Drives/SSD RSS News Feed - PCSTATS
... 14 news stories awaiting approval  
Icy Dock ‘Black Vortex’ MB074SP-B 3.5” 4-in-3 Cage Review
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of years I’ve reviewed a fair selection of products from the Icy Dock catalogue, ranging from external drive enclosures such as theBlizzard and the MB559U3S SuperSpeed to a variety of SATA backplanes and drive bay adaptors including the FatCage MB155SP-B, MB971SP-Band MB994SP-4SB-1 Quad 2.5? Backplane. Overall it’s a fair statement to say that they have a wide variety of angles covered and the tastes of many users fulfilled with their products, whether it be through the design or the functional capability. With so many items on offer, we are a little amazed to see that Icy Dock have once again come up with a new product and this time round the product is in principle a cooled multi-bay drive adaptor. Taking up three optical drive bays, the Black Vortex MB074SP-B is able to house four 3.5? hard drives in an open air frame design, offering a quick and simple access to one or more drives whilst offering the benefit of active cooling through a front mounted 120mm fan.

VisionTek DriveXpander Hot-Swappable 2.5" Expansion Adapter
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to add 2.5-inch HDD or SSD hot swap capabilities to your PC or Mac? The VisionTek DriveXpander could be something for you to consider."

Addonics Sapphire Blu-ray + eSATA
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 8:57P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Addonics' unique Sapphire Combo Blu-ray, eSATA, USB 3.0 storage enclosure gives you optical and HDD or SSD external storage in one. Let's take a look."

Crucial BX100 250GB SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 8:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD (Solid State Drive) prices have taken a huge dive compared to even just a couple of years ago but evidently that hasn't been enough to attract even casual users (at least not most of them) so it doesn't really come as a surprise to us that lately many manufacturers do their best to introduce even more affordable models in the market by cutting around some corners. Of course many people see this as something strange since not too long ago every single manufacturer was trying to get the performance crown but the way i see it is that priorities have changed over time so currently cost is basically their primary goal (at least for that segment of the market). Crucial recently launched the BX100 line of SSDs aimed primarily towards casual users and gamers and for the past week we've been testing the 250GB variant.

Transcend StoreJet 100 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for Mac Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:23P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Purpose built for Mac, Transcend's StoreJet 100 is a solid external USB 3.0 storage solution for those on the go."

SSD Endurance Experiment
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:19P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to find out. After 18 months of testing, the last of six drives is finally dead.

Mushkin ECO2 240GB Solid State Drive
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin has been slowly trying to build their name back up as a solid state drive manufacturer and what better way to do that then come out with a killer drive at a killer price. That is what the ECO2 line is all about, it is going to give you a no-frills drive with great performance that is also affordable. How affordable? The 240GB drive that we are reviewing today is currently selling for 84.99! That makes it only $0.35 per GB! This is the first Newegg exclusive SSD Series from Mushkin. The drive itself is powered by the SandForce SF-2241 controller and makes use of Micron MLC NAND. Will this drive give users the best bang for their buck and get an SSD in their hands for the first time? Read on as we investigate!"

Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 11:24A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The M6e comes in two flavours, the vanilla M6e and the Black edition which is much more pleasing to the eye and encompasses a range of evolutions from the standard M6e we have for review today. That said, the standard M6e has a lot to offer both in terms of performance and features which we will examine over the following pages. The Plextor M6e comes in three different storage sizes: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB and has a combination of the latest Marvel Controller and Toshiba toggle NAND Flash."

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB Review
     Wed, Mar 11 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the Plextor M6e Black Edition. This SSD product supports PCI Express Gen 2 x 2 and potentially delivers more performance than a simple SATA 3 capable Solid State Drive. Rated sequential speeds of the Plextor M6e Black Edition are said to hit 770MB/s. It uses the latest Marvell 88SS9183 controller alongside Toshiba synchronous Toggle NAND flash memory.

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we have the opportunity to be among the first to review what Samsung calls the Samsung 850 EVO, which as you may expect is Samsung’s successor to the Samsung 840 EVO launched last year. As most of us familiar with Samsung SSDs have come to expect, the Samsung EVO SSDs are designed for the mainstream SSD market..."

     Sun, Mar 08 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD segment is becoming more and more competitive. With the latest TLC NAND based SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, will it be fast, cheap, and good?

Crucial MX200 SSD Review
     Sun, Mar 08 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last week we tested Crucials new value orientated SSD, the BX100. Today its the turn of their mainstream model. This is our Crucial MX200 SSD Review."

OCZ Challenge update: All 5 ARC 100 SSD’s
     Sun, Mar 08 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Regular readers will know of the challenge submitted to KitGuru by OCZ – to kill 5 of their ARC 100 Solid State Drives. They all hit 300TB today, but there are signs that one of them may be having problems.

VisionTek DataVault 3S Interlocking Stackable Storage Case Review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"VisionTek created a unique device to store your storage devices outside of your computer. Is the DataVault 3S storage case something you should consider?"

Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance of a wide range of hard drives? With 50 hard disk drives for comparison, the guide is fleshing out real nicely. In this performance comparison guide, we will test and compare the performance of all the hard drives we can get our hands on. This is similar to what we are doing in the Intel Core 2 Processor Performance Comparison Guide.

EDGE Boost Pro Micro SSD Review (1TB)
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Typically, we see a lot of 2.5? 7mm, M.2, and mSATA SSDs for review on our site, but rarely do we see 1.8? SATA SSDs. As a matter of fact, our first and only 1.8? SSD review was the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe, that we reviewed back in May 2013. Now, nearly two years later we finally have another with the Edge Boost Pro Micro SSD.

Hard Drives/SSD NEWS PAGE: of 258    
Hardware Sections     03/20/2018 | 1:54PM  
Beginners Guides
RSS Newsletter
RSS News
Mouse Pads
Cases and Access.
Computers / SFF PCs
Cooling - Heatsinks
CPU / Processors
Digital Cameras
Home Theatre
MP3 Players
Technology Content    
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Feb 25 | Beginners Guides
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Jan 27 | Beginners Guides
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Dec 23 | Notebooks
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Nov 25 | Home Theatre
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Nov 18 | Beginners Guides
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
MORE » Complete PCSTATS Article and Review Listings...

The best Guides by the best writers on the internet; PCSTATS Beginners Guides explain computers, software, and all those other wonderful things that cause you frustration.

Learn how to use your computer better, master the internet while protecting yourself, and know what to do when your hard drive kicks the bucket.

  1. 10 Steps to a Secure PC
  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
  7. Assembling Your Own PC
  8. Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
  9. Browser Hijacking and How to Stop it
  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
  11. Burning CDs and DVDs
  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
"Get the 'Stats and Stay Informed!"

Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Comparison Charts

Recommended Tech Resources:

The PCstats Forums
PCstats Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCSTATS Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2018 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.