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Samsung 840 EVO 750GB Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 8:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new 840 EVO arrives with a new 3-core MEX controller and 1x nm Samsung toggle NAND. Improvements have been made to the hardware specification and an exciting new RAPID mode feature will be available for EVO with Magician V4.2 which pushes transfer speeds beyond 500MB/s. Later in our review we will be delving into the advantages of RAPID mode and seeing how it benefits the user."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Crucial M500 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 4:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve seen the large 960GB M500 and the smaller 120GB drives. Today we look at the sweet spot for enthusiasts and power users, the 256GB class model. Sold with 240GB of user capacity, does the mid size model suffer from the same performance issues that plague the 120GB model or does this one take after big brother?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

KingFast E-Drive Pro KF2510SCF 120GB SLC SSD Review
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a novice regarding SSDs and SSD technology, the names ‘Runcore’ and ‘KingFast’ should at least strike a chord. The two companies recently merged, with KingFast becoming the sub-brand of RunCore; neither have shown signs of slowing down. Being two of the top SSD manufacturers, we will be looking at their newest SLC creation. Between the three NAND memory types – SLC (Single Layer Cell), MLC (Multi Layer Cell), and TLC (Three Layer Cell) – consumers typically are accustomed to MLC. SLC has the best endurance and best performance, but is also more expensive and lower in capacity due to cost and technical limitations. TLC is the exact opposite, and hence is not seen due to its lack of productivity, especially since MLC fits as the best intermediate between the two – solid performance, high density, low cost, decent endurance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Asustor AS-604T NAS Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today on our test bench we`ll be taking a look at the AS-604T NAS from Asustor. Asustor are a relatively new entrant into the home and small business digital storage business however as a division of the Taiwanese PC giant Asus they certainly have the backing to make a big splash."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

newest budget SSD
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week on the podcast, we discuss the health of the PC gaming industry, Samsung's newest budget SSD, Intel's datacenter developments, and the current state of Internet surveillance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Silicon Power Velox V55 240GB SSD
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Judging by all the SSDs I’ve used and reviewed during the past 5 years or so it's really safe to say that currently in the market we have three types of models, the majority that focus mostly on performance, some that focus in reliability and finally a few ones that try to combine the best of both worlds and offer the best performance/reliability ratio possible. This of course is directly tied to the type of controller used and as many of you know the most popular controllers used by most manufacturers are manufactured by LSI SandForce and Marvell with Indillinx and Samsung ones currently used only in OCZ and Samsung SSD models. Controllers manufactured by these companies are probably used in 99% of all the SSD models out in the market however that doesn't mean that there aren't any other capable controller manufacturers and so today we will be taking a closer look at an SSD model based on a controller by one of the less-known manufacturers the Silicon Power Velox V55 240GB SATA III SSD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB @ Bjorn3D
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate 600 Pro SSD comes in storage capacity ranges from 100GB to 480GB. It comes in multiples of 100GB or 120GB. Technically, the 120GB and the 100GB drives contains the same numbers of NANDs but the smaller capacity drives have a greater amount of space reserved for over provision. The drives will all come in 7 form factor."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

 
SanDisk Extreme II Solid State Drive SDSSDXP
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD, model SDSSDXP-240G-G25, against the leading competition. This slim 7mm solid state drive is advertised to reach 550 MB/s reads and 510 MB/s writes with its Marvell 88SS9187 SSD processor, while also reaching 95,000 IOPS for random reads. SanDisk then goes beyond simple transfer speeds and TRIM garbage collection by including proprietary nCache non-volatile write cache technology for its 19nm Toggle NAND Flash.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Plextor PX-M5M mSATA 256GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At this point nearly every notebook and ultrabook ships with an mSATA slot. Some products ship with the slot populated and others hide the connector under the keyboard. Upcoming products based on Haswell CPUs will bring more SATA III mSATA ports to notebooks. It`s time to find products to populate them."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

QNAP TS-421 & QTS 4.0 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 1:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP recently released a major upgrade of their operating system, the QTS 4.0, and they were kind enough to send us a 4-bay NAS for testing, the TS-421, which comes with their latest operating system pre-installed. The TS-421 is a mid-level NAS best suited to home and SOHO environments."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Seagate Business Storage 2-bay 6TB review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 5:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You get USB 3.0 in the front and back, a solid build quality, good trays for the disks and even a slot for a USM hard disk. It's really a distinguishing factor, and if you need a business-oriented NAS that will only be used for back-ups, then the Seagate Business Storage 2-bay is an interesting option. USM disks can be used in the same manner as tapes, and thanks to the SATA port it's fast. It's also very user-friendly, and using this NAS for making back-ups doesn't require a degree in IT.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Corsair Voyager Air 500GB
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 3:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing we were quite pleased with was the overall ease and friendliness of this unit, with both setting up and changing configurations really only one or two clicks away and at most waiting one minute for it to reboot. The quick start guide was also an improvement over the Patriot version with a simple and easy to digest manual, for even the most novice of users to be up and running in no time.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB PCI-Express SSD review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 2:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's a known fact that the Serial ATA 600 bus has become the performance bottleneck of SSDs. And it's also known that we can't expect to see Serial ATA 1200 in the near future. We'll first get the SATA Express, where storage devices are basically connected to the much faster PCI-Express bus. You can read an in-depth article about it here. While we applaud and encourage ASUS' entry into the SSD market, and no matter how much we like the design, hardware and software of the ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB, the new ASUS SSD isn’t quite there yet.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

RunCore Pro IV 1.8 Inch ZIF SSD @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past we have taken a look at a variety of different SSDs of all different sizes and shapes. Today we are going to check out something completely different. Today we are taking a look at a tiny 1.8 inch SSD that uses a PATA ZIF connection. For those of you who dont know what a ZIF connection is, that is a zero insertion force connection. You typically see them inside of laptops and in this case this drive is normally used on small laptops and in some handheld devices. Being a PATA based (think IDE) these arent all about speed, but I wanted to check the drive out due to its size. So lets take a look."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

[Tech ARP] Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 5.2
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions. As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time. So, let`s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them! *Here are the changes in this update : * *- Added Myth #58 on knocking on a malfunctioning hard disk drive to unlock its bearings and get it spinning again. - Added Myth #59 on why hard disk drive cannot go faster than 15,000 RPM. - Added Myth #60 on keeping a tablet (iPad / Nexus / Surface) in the same bag with a notebook to prevent the magnets in the tablet and its smart cover from wiping out data in the notebook`s hard disk drive. * *We now have 60 HDD myths in this article!*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As expected, pairing a couple of drives like the Neutron GTX`s which already put up superb performance numbers singularly, really kicks up performance to a whole new level. In fact, in most of our tests, the throughputs nearly doubled from what we saw on a single drive. With the LAMD controller, we barely saw any difference between compressible and incompressible data which translates to a more even real world experience..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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