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OCZ Vector 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 11:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector SSD is based on a brand-new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller which is a 100% in-house development by OCZ. We see outstanding steady state performance and excellent real-life results from this new drive that will strengthen OCZ`s position in the SSD market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Plextor`s SSD range is the subject of our review today and we are going to look at the M5 Pro, one of the first drives around to use Marvell`s newest controller. How does it stack up against the likes of OCZ`s Vector and the Samsung 840 Pro? Let`s find out..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Jan 13 2013 | 1:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though the read/write specifications by Kingston show 450MB/s performance for each, we were able to blow that out of the water on the ATTO benchmark by hitting speeds close to 100MB/s higher. However, we know that benchmark represents the best case scenario, especially for SandForce drives. When we moved to the benchmarks that use incompressible data we saw write speeds at sub 200MB/s and the read speeds meeting specification. Again, this is expected with the SF-2281 controller and represents some of the worst case scenarios. The true performance lies somewhere in between which is why we run our real world tests that showed the V300 to be no slouch against some of the best drives on the market..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Patriot Gauntlet (PCGTW320S) @ Bjorn3D
     Sun, Jan 13 2013 | 10:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need more portable file storage, but cant use the Cloud? The Patriot Gauntlet may just be the device that you are looking for."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

News: Samsungs 840 Pro Series SSD reviewed
     Sat, Jan 12 2013 | 5:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 830 Series has been our favorite SSD for some time. We`ve been testing its 840 Pro successor to see how the new model stacks up, and the results might surprise you."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB Solid State Drive MKNSSDCR120GB-DX7 Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Jan 11 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today fore review Ive got the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD, which is 120gb in capacity and it features the SandForce controller. The Chronos Deluxe also features trim and wear leveling functionality and should give you speeds of up to 560mb/s read and 515mb/s write, so read on to see if they Chronos Deluxe lives up to those specs and see how it compares to other SSDs and HDDs Ive got on hand. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 11 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is officially the first consumer solid state drive from OCZ that is using the new Barefoot 3 controller. This new controller is designed completely in-house by OCZ. OCZ is touting this new drive as the standard for performance users and it offers sequential read and write speeds of 550MB/s and 530MB/s respectively. The Vector is available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB versions and OCZ is backing it with a 5 year warranty. Will this be the drive that saves OCZ and puts them back on track or is the the last ditch effort of a dying company? Time will only tell."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Micron P320h PCIe Enterprise SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "With its superb performance and unbelievable endurance, Micron continues its assault on the enterprise SSD space with the Micron P320h. This SLC-driven beast features 50PB of endurance and the highest speeds available on a single PCIe slot today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Intel 335 Series 240GB SATA III SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since Solid State Drives (SSDs) were first introduced to the general public roughly 5 years ago they have been amongst my favorite hardware components and in a way monopolized my reviews up until a year ago. The reason behind that last part is that although up until a year ago there were large performance jumps with each new model released (making it more than worth testing to see the exact difference in speed with previous models) that no longer was the case and so inside 2012 the only thing that really changed was the price of such devices. Still many of you have asked several SSD reviews during the past 2 months and as always we obliged by starting to gather several samples from the leading manufacturers. This time over however in order to be more time effective we will not wait until we have 10-20 all together for a large comparison like the old days (more impressive but takes too much time to complete) and so on our test bench today lays the latest Intel 335 Series 240GB SATA III model."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

[Tech ARP] Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) 3 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 3:09P | 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. Of course, this begs the question - why choose a WD Red when the WD Green (formerly known as the WD Caviar Green) hard disk drive is also a low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drive? It mainly lies in the WD NASware firmware, its comprehensive compatibility testing with common NAS systems and a dedicated WD Red 24x7 support line. Today, we are going to take a look at Western Digital`s top Red drive - the *WD30EFRX* with 3 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features : - Exclusive NASware Technology - NAS Compatibility - 3D Active Balance Plus - Enhanced Reliability - Energy Efficient - Premium Support - Longer Warranty Coverage Now, let`s take a closer look at this big daddy of the new WD Red family of hard disk drives!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

SSD News: Acer Unexpectedly Introduces New SSD Form Factor In S7 Ultrabook
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I live for days like today. In less than 24 hours, I will be sitting back on some white sand Honduran beach in front of my villa yet my excitement is still right here in the SSD storage world; and so it should be. As it stands, we just ripped open a brand new Acer S7 because we had to see the very first ultra in the world with two SATA 3 mSATA connections. After all, this has to be as the S7 can easily spit out performance of just under 1GB/s.doesn`t it?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Western Digital Black 4TB
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even at $400 the Western Digital WD Black 4TB comes at a cost of just 10c per gigabyte, whereas the Samsung SSD 840 Pro 512GB costs $1.17 per gigabyte, making it almost 12x more expensive. Therefore when it comes to capacity hard drives still have a significant advantage over SSDs and the recent arrival of 4TB models such as the WD Black only solidifies this.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Mushkin has quietly held a price lead throughout 2012 on the 480 / 512GB capacity size. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn't always the absolute lowest priced SSD in this size, but it's the lowest priced SSD with synchronous / toggle mode flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

[DreamWare Computers] OCZ Agility 4 256gb SSD
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since their 2011 acquisition of SSD controller manufacturer Indilinx, OCZ has come to market with a variety of new drives over the last year that are all based on the latest Indilinx controller. One of the drive lineups that`s seen some new models was the mid-end Agility series, with the release of the Indilinx Infused powered Agility 4. Having an Agility 3 drive that`s still in regular use, I couldn`t wait to see what the latest Agility 4 had to offer."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

LaCie 5big NAS Pro Preview: User-friendly hybrid
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wuala software that's available for all the main platforms makes it a breeze to access your home entertainment collection or other data stored on your LaCie 5big Pro from any location. It's a strong selling point for this NAS. You can connect multiple of these NAS devices to your account, and it's also easy to add access for other users and manage their privileges.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

[Affiliates News] OCZ Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive @ APH Networks
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the OCZ Agility 4 256GB. Is it still one of the best mainstream performance drives?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

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