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Mach Xtreme Driver-less EXPRESS PCIe SSD Card
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 1:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Mach Xtreme Technology has just unveiled the EXPRESS Series PCIe SSD add-on card. The MX-EXPRESS is implementing advanced dual-controller technology and is based on an unique driver-less design.

Based on an innovative design, the low-profile MX-EXPRESS PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD card delivers an enhanced desktop computing experience with much faster application loading times, ultra-fast data access and shorter boot-ups of today’s and future high-end desktops featuring PCIe 2x / 4x /16x interface. “The MX-EXPERSS continues our tradition of catering to power users who want the fastest and smoothest performance. It meets extreme data transfer needs, utilizing a PCIe 2.0 bandwidth. This add-on card is fully compliant with AHCI standard and thus is truly plug and play solution where no drivers are needed” said Tomasz Swatowski, global marketing manager, MX Technology. The MX-EXPRESS PCIe SSD card puts the very latest storage technology in users' hands and sets a new benchmark for SSD add-on cards. In addition, this series maintains the highest level of read and write performance though the life of the SSD, making it a must have item for any serious enthusiast.

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The MX-EXPRESS drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 850MB/s read and 800MB/s write along with the stunning maximum of 100,000 IOPS and superior durability (2.5 million MTBF) compared to mainstream 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s generation drives.

Available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, Mach Xtreme Technology MX-EXPRESS PCIe SSD add-on cards come backed with 2 Year Warranty and outstanding after-sales service.

EXPRESS™ Series PCIe SSD at A Glance:
•    PCIe 2.0 x2 Interface
•    Driver-less Installation
•    Max. Read Performance up to 850MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
•    Max. Write Performance up to 800MB/s (512GB and 1TB)
•    IOPS: up to 100K
•    Dimensions: 152.5mm x 19.0mm x 69.0mm (low-profile PCIe)
•    Weight: 125g
•    Certification: ROHS, CE, FCC
•    Capacity: 128GB (MXSSDEPCIE-128G), 256GB (MXSSDEPCIE-256G), 512GB (MXSSDEPCIE-512G) and 1TB (MXUB3MLX-1T)
•    Warranty: 2-Years

http://www.mx-technology.com/en/product/ssd2.php?sid=3#fragment-17
 

  FULL STORY @ MX-TECHNOLOGY

Intel SSD 530 240GB review: updated SandForce SSD
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are really beginning to repeat ourselves in our SSD reviews lately. Time and again it's been clear in recent months that LSI needs to come up with a new generation SandForce controller. The SF-2281 was state-of-the-art when it came out, but now it's no longer capable of more than middle-of-the-road performance compared to other new SSDs. That's of course not a big deal if the SSD is priced accordingly, like Kingston did with its V300 series. And that's exactly the issue with Intel's 530 SSD. Intel will have to drop the price in order to make its new SSD series interesting in a competitive market.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 10:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After sitting on the sidelines as the SSD revolution progressed, Seagate is finally jumping head first into the solid state Enterprise market with their new 600 Pro 400GB."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 5:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever felt that data stored on your external hard drives is unsafe due to the risk of dropping it, or getting it wet? Fear no more, ADATA has provided a solution in the form of their waterproof, shockproof HD710 portable HDD. Although it won?t protect your data if dropped from a rooftop or into a lake, you can rest assured that your data will be safe after minor drops and coffee spills. Following suit, ADATA has used an USB 3 interface to ensure speedy transfers with compatible machines. The HD710 is a little more expensive than other portable hard drives of the same storage capacity, it is therefore up to the consumer to decide whether or not the extra protection is worth the added cost. There are many demonstrations of the rigidity of this product on the web, in this article, Benchmark reviews will taker a closer look at the construction of this device as well as evaluate it?s performance."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Plextor is well known for their SSD drives
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 5:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor is well known for their SSD drives. The Plextor M5 Pro series is designed for high-end consumers and workstation use. The capacity is from 128GB to 512GB. The sequential read and write the speed is up to 540MB/s and 330MB/s according to Plextor. But how is the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB SSD performing in real life?
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those who like a little extra when purchasing a portable drive, WD's My Passport Ultra offers a compelling package. In addition to the inclusion of a soft pouch that helps keep the drive looking new, a robust backup solution is also included that's easy-to-use and effective - and even sports the option of backing-up to the cloud, via Dropbox.
  FULL STORY @ PASSPORT

Kingston SSDNow mS200 / RunCore
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston and RunCore recently sent us their new mSATA SSDs, which we are taking a closer look at today. From Kingston we received the 60GB and 120GB versions of the mS200 SSDs, and RunCore provided the 120GB version of the Pro V mSATA SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
Icy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ HiTech Legion
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 10:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB973SP-1B and the MB974SP-2B are very similar to each other in that they both sport an aluminum chassis with an 80mm cooling fan. The Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-1B is able to fit three 3.5 SATA HDDs in two 5.25 drive bays using a trayless design. Both FlexCages are powered by two 4 pin power connectors or by adapting two 15-pin power connectors via the included adapters. The tray less design means that not only is installation of drives toolless -- it is as simple as sliding the drive in and closing the door. This makes it an ideal platform for hot swapping hard drives with minimal hassle. They are both cooled by an included 80mm fan that, in its shipped configuration, pulls air from the front of the drives and exhausts it out of the back. Each of the hard drive bays has an individual hard drive activity LED that is only active when a hard drive is successfully inserted. Both fans can easily be removed and replaced with any 80mm fan using a 2-pin or a 3-pin connector. The aluminum chassis makes it both very durable and far better at dissipating heat than plastic. The main difference between the two is that pricier of the pair, the MB974SP-2B, has 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front connected via a standard USB 3.0 motherboard header, and can hold one more drive than the MB973SP-1B. This can be very useful for older cases that may not have as many places to mount a hard drive or don`t have any USB 3.0 ports on the front panel./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

News: SanDisks Extreme II SSD reviewed
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With MLC main storage and an SLC flash cache, the SanDisk Extreme II is unlike any other SSD we`ve encountered. We explore the drive`s unique design and see whether it can keep up with the fastest SSDs on the market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB
     Wed, Aug 21 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago we reviewed the first serious attempt by Seagate to enter the consumer SSD market with their 600 SSD model which was surprisingly good for a first attempt especially since together they also launched two extra SSD models the 600 Pro SSD and 1200 SSD both of which are considered as enterprise-class solutions. However in order to cover pretty much every user out there Seagate did not stop there and so they also released their 3rd Generation of 2.5" Hybrid drives they like to refer to as SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drives) which much like their Momentus XT predecessor are mostly aimed towards laptop owners who want to have the best of both worlds meaning the low cost and high capacity ratio of HDDs coupled with the superior performance of SSDs. Currently Seagate has two SSHD models in the market the 1TB Laptop SSHD and the 500GB Laptop Thin SSHD which we have on our test bench today.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Plextor M5 Pro 256 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Aug 21 2013 | 10:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor`s M5 Pro is the company current flagship SSD, based on a combination of Marvell flash controller and Toshiba 19 nm NAND flash. In our testing we see solid results that can easily compete with other high-end drives. The included five year warranty is another bonus."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Intel 530 SSD review
     Wed, Aug 21 2013 | 9:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Intel has released the series 530 SSD, and we review it. This is the arrival of the new 20nm MLC based 530 series for consumers, with more 530 models to follow later this quarter. Intel doesn`t plan any other new consumer SSDs until Q2 2014 at the earliest, other than the occasional product optimization."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

HGST Travelstar 5K1500 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Aug 21 2013 | 7:18A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new Travelstar 5K1500 2.5 drive from HGST we get plenty of storage space and a silent drive which can be used in most notebooks, our gaming PCs for secondary storage purposes or in game consoles if we use to install a lot of content on them."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

News: Introducing the SSD Endurance Experiment
     Wed, Aug 21 2013 | 1:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know that flash memory has a limited tolerance for write cycling, but what does that mean for SSD endurance? We`re testing six SSDs to failure to find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review
     Tue, Aug 20 2013 | 9:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HGST`s Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5 7,200 RPM Enterprise-class HDD geared for cloud storage, massive scale out, RAID arrays and NAS. Let`s take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless External Hard Drive Review @ TechwareLabs.com
     Tue, Aug 20 2013 | 8:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So you have an Apple IOS based device or an Android and you find yourself spending more time managing your media and files on the device than enjoying the content. Constantly plugging the device in to sync, move, delete, and upload new media to enjoy? You like many mobile users have discovered the fatal flaw for many of these devices. . . storage space. There just isn`t enough for all your stuff. Well the Gauntlet 320 aims to give you some breathing room and make that management easier. It serves to provide more storage on the go and without the need to plug your device in an upload new files because the Gauntlet 320 is wireless. No more syncing, no more decisions about what to save and what to toss. Sound interesting? But does it work?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

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