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Kingston mS200 120GB mSATA SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Oct 29 2013 | 8:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that mSATA drives are really starting to grow in popularity, we are seeing more models pop up from various SSD manufacturers. Kingston has the latest one we`ve received powered by a SandForce controller paired with Toshiba NAND. The SSDNow mS200 line is part of their `System Builders` series which they state is specifically designed for use in OEM branded servers. What this means for most is that it`s geared toward mobile hosts with a focus on value (it comes with no accessories) and power savings while still pumping out up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write performance. Read on to see how it performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB Review
     Mon, Oct 28 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Offering ample storage capacity and performance, the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo offers everything the creative professional desires."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Hard Lesson Learned With Late-2013 Apple Products Containing Lesser Performing 128GB SSDs
     Mon, Oct 28 2013 | 12:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The practice of using unbranded peripherals in computers is a common one, and even more so in the case of Apple, who takes it a step further by demanding that components such as the SSDs are proprietary through small the reassignment of circuitry within the SSD. Not only can the SSD in Apples new Mac products not be upgraded with third-party SSDs, but also, they cant even be switched off with SSDs of previous Apple releases. Simply, the high-capacity SSD of your 2012 Apple MBA will not work in your 2013 MBA."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Synology DiskStation DS114 NAS Review
     Mon, Oct 28 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at the latest entry in Synology's single bay NAS solutions, the DS114. Running the same OS we find on their more advanced models it could be the ideal model for the storage novice to use for their first network based device."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

News: The SSD Endurance Experiment: 200TB update
     Mon, Oct 28 2013 | 1:57A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re in the process of hammering six SSDs with an unrelenting torrent of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Today, we check in on the drives after 200TB of writes."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Thecus N5550
     Sun, Oct 27 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thecus is a key player in network storage solutions, and today, we get the chance to closely examine one of their newest NAS offerings, the N5550. Targeting enthusiast users or small business environments, it is equipped with an Intel Atom CPU and can take up to five HDDs for a total of 20 TB storage.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

QNAP TurboNAS TS-420 NAS Server
     Sun, Oct 27 2013 | 4:40A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the popularity of NAS devices (or NAS servers as we like to call them) keeps increasing every day naturally many of you expect from us to focus in getting some of the latest models to hit the market from all the major players for testing purposes. Well lately we`ve seen the introduction of not only expensive models designed and manufactured by both old and new companies with business customers as their main target audience but also low and mid-end ones developed mostly for house and office use. That being said with the current state of HDD prices it really doesn`t come as a surprise to see that consumers are not as interested in single bay models as they are in dual and quad ones and who can blame them since having at least one more available bay for future expansion is the obvious choice. So for the past two weeks we`ve been putting the latest quad bay NAS servers to hit the market by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-420 through rigorous testing to see if it has what it takes to win the hearts of home and office users."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Sat, Oct 26 2013 | 1:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Price, capacity, and most of all, performance. The Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB has it all, and it gets even better when we RAID a pair of them."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston Navi Limited Edition 240GB SSD review: gaming SSD
     Sat, Oct 26 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've mentioned this a few times recently, but you really can't deny the fact that the controller used for the Kingston HyperX Navi Limited Edition is becoming obsolete. The LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller came out in 2011 and was state of the art, but today there are many better options. There is a good reason for why it's still a popular controller, and that's because it's the only turn-key solution complete with software.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SSD Charts 2013: 45 SSDs - Plextor M5 Pro 256 GB @ Ocaholic
     Sat, Oct 26 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our SSD Charts 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.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

ASUSTOR AS-304T 4-Bay NAS Review
     Sat, Oct 26 2013 | 8:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our second product review from ASUSTOR is the AS-304T, a consumer NAS for the family or power user use, with an affordable price point."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Thecus N4510U Rackmount NAS Review
     Fri, Oct 25 2013 | 11:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a while since we published a rackmount NAS review, but with our multi-client office test proven, more product reviews are coming soon."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Vantec NexStar HX2R Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Oct 25 2013 | 9:51A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who says you can never have enough storage. Well you really can not have too much. I myself have a few different computers around my house for different tasks, and I like to back them up and also share files over the network. External hard drives and enclosures are a great tool for keeping around your house or even on the go. There are so many different enclosures and NAS boxes on the market. Some do RAID, others do JBOD, some can hold only 1 drive and some can go up to 4 drives. Some of the cool things with the technology of the past few years is that we now have eSATA and USB 3.0. USB 3.0 offers up to 5 Gbps while eSATA offers less speed at around 3 Gbps. So today we will be reviewing the Vantec NexStar HX2R dual SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, so stick around and see if it would make a nice addition to your desk or office."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD (HDTS325XZSTA)
     Fri, Oct 25 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
’Toshibas competing product comes in the form of the Toshiba Q Series Pro, which we’ll be reviewing today. Toshiba appears to have modeled their SSD lineup off of Samsung’s highly successful 840 Series with Toshiba releasing their latest Q Series and the Q Series Pro SSDs. The Toshiba Q Series Pro offers greater performance in comparison to its vanilla sibling..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Samsung 840 Evo 120 Gigabyte Review
     Fri, Oct 25 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their 1 Terabyte Drive we've already had on new Samsung 840 Evo SSD for review and we were quite surprised. Now it's time we have a closer look at the 120 Gigabyte version of the drive. Usually 120 Gigabyte Drives don't offer the same performance level bigger drives offer, which is why we're really curious to see if Samsung has found a way around this issue.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review
     Fri, Oct 25 2013 | 2:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s 4TB NAS HDD provides a direct competitor to the WD Red line from WD. We place them head-to-head to see which comes out on top."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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