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Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt SSD HD-PATU3 Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Apr 27 2013 | 4:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt SSD HD-PATU3 Review @ HardwareHeaven.com So it is always great when we see a portable drive that contains an SSD and uses USB 3.0, both of which should remove the USB 2.0 connector and mechanical drive bottlenecks which we regularly see. Thats where the MiniStaion SSD Edition enters, but Buffalo havent stopped there, they also provide a Thunderbolt interface for Mac users (and those who have an appropriate motherboard for PC)."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

ASUS RAIDR 240 GB - Picture Madness @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 26 2013 | 12:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the RAIDR ASUS has their first ever SSD in their portfolio. The company decided to develop this enthusiast product under their ROG brand and what you get is quite a decent little PCI Express SSD. There are two SandForce SF-2281 controllers and 240 Gigabyte of Toggle NAND from Toshiba, which should boast up to 830 MB/s sequential read and up to 810 MB/s sequential write speeds. Regarding random IOPS, ASUS claim the drive can hit up to 100`000 for both random read as well as random write. We didn`t want to waist any time and took a few pictures from this little baby."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

SSD Charts: 62 SSDs - Crucial M500 480 GB @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 25 2013 | 11:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 62 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.CH

ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB PCI-Express SSD review
     Wed, Apr 24 2013 | 10:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS had to rely on a tried-and-true recipe by combining two normal Serial ATA SSDs with two normal SATA RAID controllers on a single card. ASUS did implement this solution in the best possible manner with the legacy and UEFI modes.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

[Tech ARP] Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 24 2013 | 10:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will be looking at the *Seagate Backup Plus* 1 TB portable USB 3.0 hard disk drive. It boasts the following features : - Comes with a super-fast USB 3.0 interface! - Upgradable to FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt interfaces. - Share directly to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. - Automatically back up photos you have shared online. - Two easy backup options included in the Seagate Dashboard software. Now, let`s take a look and see how this portable hard disk drive fares against the competition!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Crucial M500 480GB SSD review: Crucial m4's successor
     Wed, Apr 24 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial M500 doesn't set any new benchmark records, but that's also not what Crucial set out to do. Nevertheless, the Crucial M500 480 GB is one of the fastest SSDs in this segment. Moreover, the Crucial M500 480 GB has a very competitive price. Crucial has indicated that prices will likely go down even more in the coming weeks and months. And if they want to go toe-to-toe with the Samsung 840 (not Pro), that additional drop will be necessary. On the other hand, the benchmark scores show that the Crucial M500 480GB is slightly faster than the Samsung 840 500GB on average.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

gate Hybrid Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review
     Tue, Apr 23 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has introduced the next generation of Solid State Hybrid Drives, commonly referred to as "SSHD." These drives use a small amount of MLC NAND to accelerate the performance of a 5400 RPM spinning disk. Today we test the mobile version against other available SSD caching solutions.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

 
Corsair Voyager Air review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 12:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the Voyager Air from Corsair, it is a portable storage unit allows you to connect it towards USB 3.0 and Ethernet, but it also includes WIFI support and it actually comes on a 100 GB HDD model as well. This great looking device might just be what the doctor to move or stream your content from."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 11:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever had a craving for a hard drive the same size as those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies? Seagate has just the drive for you, and anyone else whos in the market for a svelte 7mm laptop drive but needs performance at an affordable price. Seagates Solid-State Hybrid Thin drive may be small, but it may just be the drive you`re looking for."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Intel 525 120GB mSATA SSD review: made for Ultrabooks
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 525 120 GB is an excellent SSD for putting in a laptop that already has a conventional hard disk, and thereby greatly enhancing performance. The SandForce controller is starting to show its age, however, it can no longer keep up with the latest generation SSD controllers.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 12:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new DashDrive UE700 is the latest brainchild of ADATA. Using USB 3.0 technology, the UE700 was designed for faster transfer speed of stored data at 200MB/s read and 100MB/s write. This is sure to be one of the faster flash drives we have ever tested, probably even the fastest. With such great advertised speeds, the UE700 is also a nice piece of visual work. Sleek and functional, it could very well be your next flash drive."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240gb SSD
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year when I reviewed OCZ’s Agility 4 SSD, their Vertex series was still the highest performing model they offered. The Vertex offered both speed and IOPS that managed to just slightly outdo the Agility series. In what feels like a short time since that review, OCZ’s SSD lineup has re-worked considerably; putting the Vertex as their middle end drive, dropping out the Agility 4 all together, and introducing a new Vector line as the king of the hill high performer. The 25nm flash chips in the Vertex 3 were upgraded to 20nm flash and the Vertex 3 was re-launched as the Vertex 3.20 to offer performance not far off from the higher end Vertex 4, just at a more reasonable price. I have a Vertex 3.20 on the test bed today, so let’s see just what kind of performance you can expect from this now mid-range SSD offering.
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Crucial M500 Solid State Drive (960GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Apr 20 2013 | 9:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial M500 Solid State Drive (960GB) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we see Crucial attempt to drive the SSD market forward with the introduction of a SSD which has a capacity up to 960GB (so the best part of 1TB) while maintaining a price point which competes with 512GB models from the likes of Samsung and OCZ. Can the new M500 compete in performance as well as cost? In a selection of synthetic and real world tests we find out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Crucial M500 480GB CT480M500SSD1 SATA3 SSD Review
     Sat, Apr 20 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since this week the new M500 SSD from Crucial is available is in the stores and this SSD has not only an enormously high performance, but now also offers a capacity close to the 1TB at a price where some other fast SSD starts with the half size. Today we have the smaller Crucial M500 480 GB SSD CT480M500SSD1 with integrated 256-bit AES encryption tested and extensively benchmarked. Crucial declares both the M500 480 GB SSD and the Crucial M500 960 GB SSD CT960M500SSD1 with the same read performance of 500 MB/s and with the same surprisingly high write performance of 400 MB/s. In the review we will see if the SSD is able to achieve this performance and in the SSD benchmark summary we will compare the new Crucial M500 SSD with the previously tested hard disk drives and solid state drives.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB Full Review - Vertex 3 Pushes 20nm Flash
     Sat, Apr 20 2013 | 6:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has done a lot of restructuring as of late. They have pared down their product lines and cut away some `excess` divisions in order to focus on a core group of products. This fared well with their launch of the Vector - a very capable drive which continues to outperform to this day. That said, the Vertex 3.20 in its current form seems out of place. It lacks the performance of other SandForce-based units and even underperforms when compared to competition using the same IMFT flash, yet it is priced only marginally lower than their own flagship Vector."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Vantec NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Apr 19 2013 | 10:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard drive docks are nothing new. They have been around for quite some time and we have reviewed a handful of them. The only thing that has really changed in the way of hard drive docks is the connections. When USB 3.0 came out we saw a new round of hard drive docks with the new, faster connection. So what is next for hard drive docks? Vantec seems to think WiFi is. It makes sense, we have so many wireless devices now with tablets and smartphones ruling our lives. So why not be able to access the information on any hard drive without having to have a USB connection on your device? This is where the NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock comes in. It is your normal hard drive dock supporting 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives and has a USB 3.0 connection, but it also has WiFi so you can use an iOS or Android device to connect to it and access your files. Lets dive in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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