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Intel SSD 525 Series Full Capacity Roundup - Intel Sweeps mSATA
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s good to see Intel keep pushing the mSATA form factor with their new 525 Series. These tiny drives should offer a solid performance upgrade to any of the growing list of mSATA-equipped devices, such as high end motherboards, ultrabooks, home theater front-ends, and even some embedded systems. The SandForce controller performed as expected and did quite well considering it was limited to four flash packages, with the higher capacities nearly matching Intel`s desktop-class SSD 520. If you have an mSATA-equipped device that is struggling on storage speed, the SSD 525 is an obvious upgrade."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Intel 335 Series 240 GB SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has released its new Intel 335 Series SSDs featuring 20nm MLC NAND and a SandForce SF-2281 processor. Its new MLC NAND boasts impressive power and write specifications. This SSD is geared for the budget market, but will it be able to compete with low-cost TLC alternatives?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB Professional High Performance External HDD Review
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think we can all agree to the fact that storage capacity needs increase every day especially as long as people get faster internet connections allowing them to download huge chunks of data from the Internet in surprisingly small periods of time. Luckily all the leading HDD manufacturers have released several 4TB hard disk drive models during the last year including mainstream models targeted towards casual users and gamers, high end models aimed at enthusiasts and of course enterprise class models for professionals. Unfortunately although we have that variety in standalone internal hard disk drives the same doesnt apply in external hard disk drives since for that purpose most manufacturers choose to use their mainstream models to keep the cost down. G-Technology by HGST (Former Hitachi GST) is amongst the very few companies that not only uses the high end and enterprise class models HGST has to offer but they also use some of the highest quality and performance external HDD enclosures we`ve seen to date and the latest USB 3.0 compatible version of the G-DRIVE is no exception."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-B and MB974SP-B SATA Review Update @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FlexCage MB97 series backplane cages feature tray-less mounting for 3.5 drives and offer full SATA 6 Gbps speeds. An additional USB 2.0 and eSATA connector is located on the front panel of the FlexCage modules as well as fan control options for the rear 80mm fan. The FlexCage MB973SP-B and MB974SP-B have front indicator LEDs for drive functionality and utilize a multi-lock design to prevent accidental ejection from the hot-swap bays. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Silicon Power Armor A15 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 1:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No matter how much advancement in technology we see through the years one thing continues to stay unaltered and that`s the continuously growing storage demands/needs for most enthusiasts and professionals. Personally for backup purposes only i use quite a few Terabytes and i know many others who use even more so i really hope that the 5TB HDD models will get released sooner rather than later (Q1 2013 is the projected date after all). Now as you all know lately we`ve been focusing most of our efforts into testing all the latest storage related devices to hit the market from internal devices such as SSDs and HDDs up to portable devices including USB flash drives and 3.5/2.5 external HDDs. Still the market is huge, new models get released almost on a daily basis and so today in our hands we have yet another such device the Armor A15 1TB USB 3.0 2.5 portable hard drive from Silicon Power."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Mushkin Chronos 240 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 05 2013 | 11:28A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mushkin Chronos 240 GB comes at an amazing price of just $165, which makes it one of the most affordable drives out there if you want to get going with SSDs. But does such a value oriented SSD offer the performance you need?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Mon, Feb 04 2013 | 12:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB solid state drive covered in this review has a respectable capacity of 120GB. Although marketed as a notebook bundle kit, this SSD will perform just the same in either a desktop or notebook environment. Overall, the V300 exceeded its advertised compressible sequential read and write rating of 450MB/s."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

 
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 03 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"SanDisk brings another consumer friendly SSD to the market. This four-channel controlled drive should hit a very low price point and the programming should keep it very quick."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD Review (256GB)
     Sat, Feb 02 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that our relationship with Plextor has had a shot of Adrenaline since our meet at CES Las Vegas 2013 and ‘first up’ analysis of the new Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD is the result. We did have a bit of a heads up when Plextor asked us to review the M5 Pro in this meeting, but definitely never expected the M5 Pro to arrive at our office, even before us, and not two weeks before this Xtreme we just finished testing! The Pro and the Extreme should be virtually identical, considering both contain the same controller, the same cache, same firmware and even 19nm NAND flash memory. The difference is that the Xtreme contains 16 modules of NAND flash memory vice the 8 of our M5 Pro review, the Xtreme also promising IOPS of 100,ooo. But wait…. didn’t we get that from the M5 Pro as well?
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

[DreamWare Computers] Vantec NexStar Wi-Fi HDD Dock
     Sat, Feb 02 2013 | 9:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
External hard drive enclosures are a dime-a-dozen. They come in all shapes, sizes, capacities, and colors with interface connections ranging from USB 2.0 and the new USB 3.0 to eSATA. However, very few hard drive enclosures let you untether from the enclosure itself and take your information to the cloud. Vantecs latest edition to their NexStar external hard drive enclosure allows you to do just that by giving you the ability to access your data over Wi-Fi. You can access your data with any Apple iOS device or Android device with the download of a simple, free app, and with smart TVs as well as Wi-Fi tethering and gaming consoles. With such a large selection of compatible devices, the Vantec NexStar Wi-Fi hard drive dock has wide application potential. So, without further ado, lets take a closer look at the NexStar Wi-Fi hard drive dock and see if this is the Wi-Fi enabled hard drive dock for you."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

SSD NEWS: MyDigitalSSD BP4 mSATA SSD Review (240GB) ? Best Value Available For an SSD To Date
     Sat, Feb 02 2013 | 9:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps one of the hottest tech items to hit in the last year is the ultrabook, a laptop typically measuring under 1/2 thick, weighing less than 3 lbs, having performance as high as 1GB/s transfer speeds and being capable of up to ten hours battery life. As new and amazing as the ultra is, the consumer also learned of the solid state drive and, more specifically, the mSATA SSD measuring 1/3 the size of a credit card, just over 3mm thick and weighing just under 7gm. As with any other new technology, such things as storage capacity are considered premium and, even now, we are seeing systems sell for as much as $500-$750 more, simply the result of a storage upgrade from 120 to 240GB. The smart consumer is one who buys the lower capacity system with full intent of upgrading the SSD themselves and, in doing so, saves themselves hundreds of dollars. If you are one of these consumers, you have come to the right place because our SSD analysis today is on the newly available MyDigitalSSD BP4 240GB mSATA SSD, this SSD quite possibly being the best value for the money on the market right now."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

KingFast F3 Series mSATA3.0 SSD KF1310MCF 120GB Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The F3 mSATA 3.0 SSDs from KingFast come in multiple storage variants and are especially made for fitting inside low profile HTPCs, high-end ultrabooks or light notebooks. Thanks to"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff'
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "You don't hear a lot about this drive since it's a business class product, but it does pack some new technology and innovative features straight from Toshiba's R&D department."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS 2x2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When solid state drives finally made it to the consumer market roughly 5 years ago no one could deny that they offered superior data transfer speeds compared to regular mechanical drives without at the same time producing noise and heat. However no one also could deny that such solutions had but two large drawbacks and that were their prices (for most people) and limited storage space. So the solution was quite simple for some and so back then Seagate immediately started working on a hybrid drive by marrying a standard 2.5" mechanical drive with a rather large storage capacity and a rather small 2.5" SSD. The idea was to use the HDD section to store everything you threw at the drive and the SSD section to cache the things you used mostly on your daily activities and thus provide you with increased speeds. The result was the Momentus (and later on the updated Momentus XT) hybrid drive which actually did quite well in the end and did produce better results than regular mechanical drives. Other manufacturers also decided to marry a regular HDD with an SSD but they followed a whole different path and so some did so with dual 2.5" internal enclosures (for example RAIDON), others by introducing cache SSDs and Hybrid PCIex models (OCZ) and a few by following the old RAID 0 solution which basically divides all your data evenly on two or more disks for increased performance. RaidSonic just recently jumped on that last wagon with their ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS 2x2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD RAID Converter and naturally we just had to check it out.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow V300 is yet another value-oriented SSD in Kingston's wildly successful line of mainstream solid state drives. With the pressures of TLC SSDs squeezing the value market we take a look and see if a standard MLC SSD with 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and an SF-2281 processor can keep up with the changing times.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Intel DC S3700 SSD
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's new DC S3700 SSD series is absolutely perfect for a datacenter environment but it relatively low cost virtually guarantees that home users will take these drive seriously as well. But how do they actually perform against some of today's most popular enthusiast level SSDs?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

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