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Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While not the newest drive on the block, Mushkin`s Chronos Deluxe 240GB offers legendary LSI SandForce performance, at a price that is hard to beat."

OCZ Vector 150 240 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vector series solid state disks OCZ has some very solid and well performing drives in their line-up. Today the US maker of SSDs launches the successor, which goes by the name Vector 150. Ahead of the actualy launch we received a Vector 150 with 240 Gigabyte for testing and we`re quite curious what it is that the Americans were actually able to improve, on the already good, Vector drive."

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 4:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA recently announced availability of their new DashDrive Elite SE720 External SSD and sent one along to us for analysis. Without stealing the thunder of this entire report, the SE720 is ultrathin, extremely well-built, has LSI SandForce speeds and we were floored at the Amazon pricing we found that brought this external SSD below that of many similar bare 128GB SSDs. Lets take a bit of a closer look and see just how well this external SSD is put together."

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* OCZ`s Vector 150 aims to capitalize upon the successes of its predecessor by creating a new niche that effectively combines the best of enthusiast-level performance with workstation longevity. *"

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i 6Gb/s 8-Port SATA+SAS ROC RAID Controller
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Description: When i first started using and testing SAS equipment several years ago the SAS standard wasn't really popular amongst non-professionals and so almost all of the available solutions back then were considered enterprise grade because of their somewhat high cost, wealth of features and performance levels. Fast forward a few years in the future and right now there are even consumer oriented mainboards that feature entry-level onboard SAS controllers in an effort to cover consumers who are not after the extra features and performance offered by mid and high-end add-on cards. Now as some of you know last year we paired the latest LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller and its main counterpart manufactured by ARECA the ARC-1882i 8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter with a total of 8 Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III SSDs to see just which solutions offered the best bang for your buck and in the end both produced impressive results. Well today we are placing both cards against one of the latest mid-end SAS/SATA RAID controllers to hit the market by LSI, the MegaRAID 9271-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller to see if LSI has brought anything new to the table.

Icy Dock FatCage MB155SP-B Drive Cage Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris looks at the FatCage MB155SP-5 from Icy Dock, a 5 HDD in 3 bay cage with 92mm cooling. Let's take a close look at it and see how it goes."

SSD Charts 2013: 46 SSDs - OCZ Vector 150 240 GB @ ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 12:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 45 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."

Mach Xtreme MX Express SSD Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 10:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Mach Xtreme MX Express released their PCI Express SSD, and we review it. Designed and based on PCI Express 2.0 x2/x4/x16 slot, the newcomers are 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1,024 GB SSDs powered by SandForce controllers. They developed a PCI-Express based SSD that can reach performance up-to 800~850 Mb/sec. Incredible numbers really, but is that performance across the board, or just here and there in certain conditions we figured ?"

Adaptec by PMC ASR-8885 12Gb/s RAID Controller Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 4:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test a prototype of the new Adaptec 12Gb/s ASR-8885 RAID controller with two high-powered arrays in RAID 0 and RAID 5. Amazing performance inside."

OCZ Technology Vector 150 120GB SSD Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vector 150 120GB comes with 128GB of NAND flash. Overprovisioning moves the user capacity down to 120GB, but steady state performance gets a boost."

Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB)
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nearly a year ago, we reviewed the Kingston SSDNow E100 200GB and found it to be exquisite. It could even be one of the finest MLC-based second-gen LSI LSI SandForce drives we raved. Thats pretty high praise for an enterprise SSD. Since that time, a lot has changed in the enterprise market. As we have discussed in previous reviews, a new category of enterprise SSDs has emerged; one that combines the low costs of MLC devices with enterprise SSD features, such as power loss protection. With its new SSDNow E50, Kingston is the latest company to venture into this market."

LaCie Porsche Design P9223 USB 3.0 Slim SSD Enclosure Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 10:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LaCie slims down its external line-up with the P`9223 Slim to just 11mm. This Porsche Design inspired product might be for you."

LSI SandForce SF3700 SSD Flash Controller Announcement Overview
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 10:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LSI unleashes the 14-core SF3700 SSD controller series to address numerous applications, from high-end enterprise to low-end consumer applications."

SilverStone EP02 SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter Review
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 6:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EP02 from SilverStone offers tremendous storage performance through USB 3.0. Let`s take a closer look at this affordable mobile storage option."

LSI SandForce Announces Next Generation SF3700 SSD Controller @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 10:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a little over three years since we`ve seen a new controller from LSI SandForce and that was before the acquisition of SandForce by LSI. A number of competitors have released controllers that have really ratcheted up the competition so it`s high time LSI answered the call. That answer comes with the in the form of their third generation SF3700 series controller that promises a host of improvements and innovations to help them attempt to regain the crown they wore for some time. With the SATA III interface not yielding much more in bandwidth, they`ll need to do more than kick up read/write performance but rather focus more features. Not that performance improvements are absent. It mostly applies to enterprise applications but drive latency is much improved and claim tested client performance of 1,800MB/s in sequential reads (PCIe)."

iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA and BPU-124DE-SS HDD Docks @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 6:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the BPN-2535DE and the BPU-124DE-SS. Both are backplanes that will fit in either a 3.5 or 5.25 bay depending on the model that best fits your needs. Also, they each share the ability to house multiple 2.5 drives. For most average computer users today, these products are ideal for if you have problems with having lack of support for internal drives in your chassis. Getting either the BPN-2535DE or the BPU-124DE-SS will be a wiser solution than buying a larger chassis which would likely cost you more. Now, read on to check the differences of the two to determine the best for your need."

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