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OCZ Vertex 460 240 GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Feb 05 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2013 was another rough year for OCZ, they went bankrupt and their assets were sold off to Toshiba. We were not sure if we would ever see the OCZ name again, but it looks like OCZ is not going anywhere. With such a popular name know for great performance Toshiba is keeping OCZ around and their first product for 2014 is the Vertex 460 solid state drive. We happen to be taking a look at the 240GB version today. The Vertex 460 features the same Barefoot 3 M10 controller as we saw in the Vertex 450 drive, but has new Toshiba 19nm MLC toggle mode NAND. Now that Toshiba owns OCZ and is loading drives with their own flash this is going to bring costs down for the consumer. The Vertex 460 also really focuses on mixed workload and sustained performance. Will the Vertex 460 start off the year right for OCZ? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ToughArmor 6x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap
     Wed, Feb 05 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re like me you like to back up files, install every game in your Steam library just because and record your favorite TV shows to your hard drive to enjoy them on your own time. This unfortunately takes up a lot of space and more often than not means you need more and more hard drives to sate your unhealthy obsession with storage but what happens when you run out of space to put your drives or even worse, your media PC is in a small mATX case? Icy Dock looks to come to the data hogs rescue with their ToughArmor 6x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack which promises to give us a place to put 6 2.5” drives in a single 5.25” external bay. We’ll find out if this increase in storage is worth your time.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Thermaltake Max 5 Duet 2.5-inch Storage Rack Review
     Wed, Feb 05 2014 | 5:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the market for an internal 2.5 hot swap storage rack solution? Join us as we take a look at the Max 5 Duet from Thermaltake."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vertex 460 120GB SSD review
     Tue, Feb 04 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,OCZ Storage Solutions today releases their new Vertex 460 SSD series, we review it. The new Vertex 460 being tested is based on the latest revision Barefoot controller and now runs Toshiba NAND flash memory. These factors combined deliver a product that is not only blazingly fast, it is reliable and affordable as well."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

KingFast F8 Plus 240GB KF2510MCJ09 2.5 SATA 3 SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Tue, Feb 04 2014 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I get to try out one of these new JMicron based SSD controller offerings from New Shenzhen Kingfast Storage Technology Co., Ltd. This SSD is marketed in the company`s `C-Drive` product lineup as the F8 Plus Series. It`s called the KF2510MCJ09. This one comes with MLC flash NAND, the 240GB model being reviewed today sports a JMicron JMF667H 6.0Gbps SATA 3 interface SSD controller."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

DATA DashDrive HV620 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 04 2014 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks has published a new review that your readers might enjoy. A post in your site's news section would be greatly appreciated! Don't forget to send your site news to us. As we promise to post your news articles on APH Networks periodically, we would certainly appreciate it if you do the same as well. Thank you for your support in advance!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

iStarUSA BPN-DE110SS-WB Trayless Hot-Swap Cage with Wood Look Bezel Reviewed @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Feb 04 2014 | 8:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computer storage comes in many forms and we need to have it for everything really, Im the type of person who doesnt care of the cloud and I put everything on hard drives for my backups. I dont keep the drives in my computer because you never know what will happen, a virus can affect all the drives and that would be bad so I use something like the products I have for review today, a hot-swap dock. Today for review I have the iStarUSA BPN-DE110SS-WB Trayless Hot-Swap Cage with Wood Look Bezel which fits into a 5.25 bay and it allows you to put a standard 3.5 hard drive into it to transfer data back and forth and then just remove it when youre done. The iStar dock I have for review today is trayless meaning you can just put the drive in and thats it, no tray to mess with which I love as it makes life so much easier. What makes this dock special is the look of it, it has a wood finish, yes thats not something youd expect from something tech related but it works and it looks good. Read on "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

 
OCZ Vertex 460 120 GB Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Feb 03 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vertex 460 marks a new chapter in the history of OCZ. Meanwhile Toshiba has bought OCZ and the company now operates under the name OCZ Storage Solutions as a subsidiary of Toshiba. When it comes to the Vertex 460, we have basically a Vertex 450 lying in front of us with the latest NAND flash memory from Toshiba. Other than that the firmware needed to be upgraded an optimized in order to sequeeze maximum performance out of the drive."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ADATA DashDrive HV620 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Feb 03 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A sleek and shiny 1TB USB 3.0 HDD from ADATA is put to the tests. How well does it step up?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA SATA Hot-Swap Drive Cage Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Feb 03 2014 | 8:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago I reviewed a hot-swap cage from iStarUSA that allowed you to simply and easily transfer data to and from standard sized hard drives and I liked it very much. Today for review I have another hot-swap cage from iStar called the BPN-2535DE-SA which allows you to fit two notebook or SSD sized drives into the space of a standard hard drive. The cage is hot-swap capable meaning you can just put the drives in and pull them out as you need to, the cage also locks to secure the drives in place and its very simple to install and use. Read on"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Weekly Giveaway: Win one of five Seagate 600 Pro 200GB SSDs (Global)
     Sat, Feb 01 2014 | 4:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time for another giveaway - Seagate 600 Pro SSDs, one per week for five weeks!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

VisionTek 120GB mSATA SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Feb 01 2014 | 3:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mSATA rush is officially on as desktop PC usage plummets and laptops, especially ultra-portables are the hot sellers. These devices are cramming more and more hardware into an ever shrinking space so why use a 2.5? x 1/4? drive when you can use an mSATA drive that?s roughly the size of a matchbook. VisionTek, best know for their graphics card products, has dipped their toes in the SSD pond and what better controller to start out with than the über-popular SandForce SF-2200 series controller that has been used by nearly every SSD maker on the planet. We also saw them leverage this same controller paired up in their PCIe SSD recently. They sent us over a 120GB version to test out so we rolled up our sleeves and got to work..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Toshiba PX02SMF020 200GB SAS SSD
     Fri, Jan 31 2014 | 3:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just like with most computer hardware components compared to just 2 years ago continuous price drops have finally rendered SATA SSDs (Solid State Drives) almost as mainstream as HDDs allowing more and more system manufacturers to integrate them into their systems regardless of target audience. Certainly SSDs are still at a huge disadvantage in terms of price/capacity compared to regular mechanical HDDs but on one hand most consumers don`t really have very large capacity needs while on the other you can always use the SSD just for OS (Operating System) needs and have everything else on a second or even on a third drive. However things are not the same for professionals and especially enterprise clients since both performance and storage capacity are crucial with cost following far behind. Thus far we`ve only focused in testing SAS HDD models manufactured by the leading companies in the field but since SSD prices have dropped quite a bit (both consumer and enterprise models) we decided to also start on SAS SSD reviews and what better way to do that than with the latest release by Toshiba, the PX02SMF020 200GB SAS 6Gb/s SSD"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Western Digital WD10EZEX: A 1TB SATA 3.0 HDD For $60
     Fri, Jan 31 2014 | 12:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the market for an affordable, large-capacity hard drive, the Western Digital WD10EZEX offers 1TB of storage for about $60 USD. If you are curious how this low-cost Serial ATA 3.0 hard drive performs against other SATA HDDs and SSDs under Ubuntu Linux, here`s a set of new disk benchmarks as we test out this SATA 3.0 HDD."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Dispelling Backblazes HDD Reliability Myth - The Real Story Covered
     Fri, Jan 31 2014 | 6:26A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We chronicle Backblaze`s failed attempt to provide credible HDD reliability data. Read on to find out why you should pay no attention at all."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Toshiba PX02SS 12Gbps SAS Enterprise SSD Review (400GB)
     Thu, Jan 30 2014 | 10:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba is a world leader in many different technologies and applications. In the NAND market, for instance, they supply components for some of our favorite SSDs. But, they havent really been known as a major player in turn-key storage products. While they have an impressive offering of mechanical drives, especially for automotive and industrial uses, they are dwarfed by the duopoly that is Western Digital and Seagate. For SSDs, they are a major OEM supplier, but dont have a major presence in the consumer market. Toshiba is a member of a select group that produces their own NAND. This puts them in the enviable position where they get to pay cost for the most expensive and important SSD component. They have the technology and manufacturing capabilities to put them on par with the Samsungs of the world in the SSD market, but that hasnt seemed to be a priority for them."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

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