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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

News: Samsungs 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 8:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive`s unique buffering tech and explore how it affects performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all of the capacity sizes in hand, we`re finally ready to take a closer look at the Crucial M500 products. We start things off with the 120GB model, the smallest capacity size in the new SSD series."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 138: Samsungs snazzy SSD and Intels automagical data center
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 1:45A | 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.COM

 
Iomega PX6-300D Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Jul 27 2013 | 3:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the Iomega PX6-300D - a network storage device capable of housing up to six HDDs and coming equipped with a software UI to even the most demanding of requirements for the home/small office network."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Icy Dock MB882SP and MB982IP Hard Drive Converter Reviews @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 3:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have hardware that doesnt support 2.5 hard drives and would like to step up to a SSD or one of the new hybrid 2.5 hard drives, you have a few choices. One option is to get a bracket to install the 2.5 drive into a 3.5 drive bay. However, that is often times not a good option, Icy Dock has shown us a better way to convert 2.5 drives into the 3.5 form factor. Using either of their converter enclosures will allow you to use a 2.5 drive in a 3.5 drive bay, a NAS, server, external hard drive enclosure or virtually any device that uses 3.5 hard drives..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Western Digital SE 4TB Hard Drive Review (Single & RAID)
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s SE 4TTB is a drive which targets entry level enterprise customers who are seeking a scalable, large capacity solution that can easily be expanded should the need arise."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB RAID 0 3-Drive SSD Review
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hot on the heels of our Extreme II 3 drive RAID 0 Review we have another; this time featuring our current performance juggernaut the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SATA III SSD. This review will be our second official 3 drive RAID 0 review since migrating to Haswell.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

VisionTek GoDrive 480GB
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“As more consumers move to SSDs, the choices are many in terms of models and capacities. If you have need of a larger drive capacity, then budget certainly becomes a consideration for those who want something affordable without having to compromise performance. Choosing a SandForce-based SSD is a safe bet for most consumers, as these drives offer a strong blend of speed and affordability. There are many on the market, and today we’re looking at one from VisionTek, the GoDrive 480GB. With a larger capacity to suit those with such needs, and coming with a very attractive price tag of $400, the VisionTek GoDrive 480GB looks rather enticing. But what about performance? Can this SSD put up numbers worthy of the price? Let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB Portable HDD Review
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD has enriched the My Passport line-up with tons of new software features, and it all starts with the Ultra."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

The SSD Review has Posted a New Article!
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps the most respect an SSD review site can gain is to be trusted to report on SSDs that carry with them a great deal of confidentiality and secrecy in their purpose and design. Being consistently chosen as the first and one of the very limited evaluators is icing on the cake. Such is the case between The SSD Review and TCS and has been for some time as we have previously published reports for the TCS Galatea and TCS Proteus SSDs. Our report today is rather special as we are looking at an entirely new design from TCS, one that has been aptly named the TCS BGADrive. The TCS BGADrive was released in January 2013 and one can`t imagine the work it takes to get from a simple conversation to final hands-on analysis and report of such equipment. This has been months in the making and much more cooperation than we have ever seen for a review prior. As much as cannot be spoken of or shown, we think our end report will grab and hold your attention as the TCS BGADrive is definitely something we don`t get our hands on every day. Two things stand out when we speak of TCS products, and these are MIL-STD-810 and the fact that these SSDs are created and trusted for `mission critical applications`. Defined, a mission critical application is one in which the failure of the device could result, directly or indirectly, in personal injury or death. These applications demand equipment that can stand well above the norm in pressure, shock and weather conditions, and that is what MIL-STD-810 is intended for."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our search to find a Crucial M500 960GB for sale, we stumbled across a new high-capacity SSD. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 is a solid product, we`ve already tested the other capacity sizes, but today we see if the large capacity model does as well as the smaller versions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: OCZs Vertex 450 solid-state drive reviewed
     Fri, Jul 19 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s Vertex 450 SSD returns to the family`s roots, combining an updated Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with the latest 20-nm NAND. We explore how this mid-range drive stacks up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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