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Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5 Consumer HDD Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DT01ACA100 is part of the first wave of 3.5 hard disk drives to come from Toshiba. Let`s look at how it fairs in the market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review.
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

OCZ Vector 150 240GB
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall the Vector 150 is an updated version of the Vector, offering the latest MLC NAND flash memory which provides improved endurance along with lasting performance. The series has also been made more secure with 256-bit AES data encryption. Right now the suggested retail pricing for this new series seems to be its only downfall.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD Review
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From USB flash drives to solid-state drives, ADATA is worldly renown for their memory products. They routinely produce innovative products and this October ADATA released the DashDrive Elite SE720 external solid state drive, which is not only innovative, but stunning! The DashDrive is sleek, practically weightless, and has the performance potential to embarrass an external hard disk drive!
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

ASUSTOR AS-608T NAS Server @ NikKTech
     Sat, Dec 21 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most people out in the market looking to find a cost-effective NAS server for home/office use (media playback, downloading and IP surveilance are the three primary reasons most people want them for) we naturally tend to do our best to get entry/mid-end solutions on our test bench mostly. However from time to time we also have to cater to the needs of the more demanding consumers and enterprise users who are after high-end models packing enough punch and features for a variety of heavy uses. ASUSTOR may just be around for roughly 2 years but through their very good products so far they've made it quite clear that they are here to stay so it was just a matter of time before people started to ask from us to test their top NAS Servers. Well we obviously listened and so today we will be taking a very thorough look on their latest 8-bay NAS
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

WD Black² Dual Drive
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That said, when compared to any 2.5” HDD the SSD performance of the Black² is so much faster there is no comparing the two, so in a sense job done. If only the Black² came with a more potent controller than the pokey JMicron 667H we would have been really blown away by this product.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Netgear ReadyNAS 104 Four Bay Consumer NAS Review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the market for a low-cost networked storage solution? You may want to take a look at the Netgear ReadyNAS 104."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Samsung SSD 840 comparison
     Wed, Dec 18 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Samsung SSD 840 series, the SSD 840, 840 EVO and 840 Pro. In the review you can find the performance comparison and the pro and contras.
  FULL STORY @ VERGLEICH

Helium-filled HDDs
     Tue, Dec 17 2013 | 4:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has offered 3.5-inch hermetically sealed helium-filled 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) and is looking for orders from Taiwan-based storage equipment ODMs for data centers, according to HGST Taiwan.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Western Digital Black2 Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Tue, Dec 17 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Black2 crams both solid state and disk drive technologies into one drive, and does so in the simplest of ways. Similar to what desktop users have been doing for years, the Black2 makes the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage. The difference is that the Black2 only uses a single slot.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

QNAP TS-470 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 4:37P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP recently released their new TS-x70 line, and in this review, we are going to take a look at the TS-470, a 4-bay NAS suitable for SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business) environments. QNAP even claims this server to be capable of offering higher than 400 MB/s read and write speeds."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Synology DS114 and DS214 review: two very different NAS
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS114 is a fast entry-level NAS with room for one disk, and the Disk Station Manager (DSM 4.3) firmware is very versatile and comprehensive. We would still consider spending a little more for a two-disk model such as the DS214, because then you have the option of using a safe RAID 1 mirrored storage solution.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Western Digital Caviar Black V2 4TB (WD4003FZEX) review:
     Mon, Dec 16 2013 | 3:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5020/western-digital-caviar-black-v2-4tb-wd4003fzex-review-faster-black-hard-drive In late October, Western Digital released a new version of its Caviar Black Edition hard disks. WD calls the new ones 'Caviar Black' like the original series, but promises better performance compared to the first version. We tested the 4TB model.
  FULL STORY @ WD4003FZEX

ADATA DashDrive Choice HC630 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Dec 15 2013 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An external hard drive is something that is always in my laptop bag. With smaller devices like tablets and Ultrabooks becoming more popular the hard drives inside are much smaller than what you will find in a desktop. External hard drives give you that extra storage space that you need and are usually small enough to fit in your laptop bag or backpack. Today we are checking out the DashDrive Choice HC630 500GB External Hard Drive from ADATA. This drive not only has an attractive outer-casing, but it features a high speed USB 3.0 connection for fast transfers. Read on as we take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Western Digital RED 4TB Hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Dec 15 2013 | 5:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s $199 RED 4TB is aimed directly at NAS environments but it can actually sub in as a perfectly capable desktop drive too, despite a speed of just 5400RPM."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Western Digital Black Dual Drive Review Two drives in one! @ TechwareLabs
     Sat, Dec 14 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With prices continually falling, SSD drives are no longer a luxury for the enthusiast. There is no doubt that SSD drives have significant advantages over their spinning brethren, but pricing aside...capacity continues to be the SSD`s Achilles` heel. The current defacto solution to this conundrum is to pair your shinny SSD with a large capacity HDD. This pairing allows the user to decide how to handle their data management needs, performance or storage capacity. This works for most PC users, but in cases where design limitations prevent the use of two separate drives, the user is unfortunately forced into decision between one or the other. Will you ever be able to have your cake and eat it too?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

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