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ADATA DashDrive HD650 External HDD Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA is back with the latest in the DashDrive Durable line-up. Read on as we take a look at it and see how it performs under our tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Icy Dock MB290SPB EZ-FIT Lite and MB343SP EZ-Fit Trio Hard drive & SSD Bracket Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 8:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock has delivered many products designed to make the most out of given storage space, and the new Flex-Fit Trio and EZ-Fit Lite do exactly that. Both the Flex-Fit Trio (MB343SP) and EZ-Fit Lite (MB290SP-B) are designed to mount multiple smaller drives in the space of one standard larger drive. In the case of the Flex-Fit Trio, one 3.5 and two 2.5 drives can be mounted into the space of a single 5.25 optical drive. In addition, the Flex-Fit Trio can use the aforementioned 3.5 drive space for internal drives or for 3.5 drives such as floppies or card readers with full access from the front. The EZ-Fit Lite has mounting for two 2.5 drives which can be mounted into a single 3.5 drive bay. In addition, using both together gives you the option of mounting a total of four 2.5 drives into a single 5.25 optical bay."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had originally planned to start this review off with a brief discussion of OCZ's potential fate and what the company's recent bankruptcy and looming acquisition by Toshiba could mean for its future. But in the 11th hour yesterday, news came through that the acquisition was complete and OCZ would go on producing solid state storage products and that it was now a "wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company". We've even got a fresh new logo to show you. Fittingly, the first product released after the announcement, and the drive we'll be showing you here, features all home-grown OCZ tech and bleeding edge 19nm Toshiba-built MLC NAND flash memory. The just announced OCZ Vertex 460 series drives will be available soon in 120GB - 480GB flavors and we've got the full scoop for you all here...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Vector 460 SSD review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Early November OCZ upgraded its Vector SSDs with a new generation firmware and 19nm Toshiba flash memory, releasing the Vector 150. Today OCZ's affordable series of SSDs received a similar upgrade. The new Vertex 460 is replacing the Vertex 450 with the same formula as the 150, it has new flash, is slightly faster and is more affordable.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

QNAP QTS 4.1 SMB Storage Manager Deep Dive
     Mon, Jan 27 2014 | 12:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP`s new Storage Manager for SMB products brings powerful SAN features to low-cost, business specific NAS products. Let`s take a close look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD
     Mon, Jan 27 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the market for a solid-state drive, the Kingston SSDNow V300 series offers a 120GB Serial ATA 3.0 SSD for less than $90 USD. How well does this SSD work on Linux? We have benchmarks at Phoronix done under Ubuntu and compared to a range of HDD and SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs.com
     Sun, Jan 26 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD market is literally saturated with competitors, and with SSDs being one of the must-have items these days, it`s easier to get overwhelmed with trying to decide which make/model of SSD to go with in your system. Many people initially approach this from a pure cost standpoint, which is has been a common approach when shopping for HDD`s in the past. Unfortunately, this approach can be dangerous when applied to shopping for your first/next SSD, as cheaper more than likely guarantees you end up with an inferior drive as it relates to performance, compatibility, and endurance. So what`s the safest general approach? Avoiding a lengthy write up, you`re safest approach is to look to companies that have been successful in the memory market. Since SSD`s leverage memory technology, over spinning platters, it stands to reason that memory companies have initially more experience. With that said, we will be taking a look at Kingston`s HyperX 3K 240GB SSD in this review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

 
Seagate U-Series 6 80GB
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has been around for a long time as a maker of hard drives. They have had their ups and downs comparatively against other companies, but overall have made a quality product for those looking for either performance drives or a more budget oriented unit. Seagate makes both, but they have just recently released a new drive in their budget U-Series, and TweakTown has the privilege of being one of the first sites to take a look at this behemoth."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Seagate Backup Plus Slim: The World’s Thinnest 2TB External Hard Drive
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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This new offering includes the backup software, Seagate Dashboard, which made the first generation of Seagate® Backup Plus drives so popular. The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed. Additionally, the Dashboard software will back up Facebook and Flickr albums to ensure that even video and photos shared through these networks are backed up and easy to find. Use the Save and Share features to download and upload content from these social media networks. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social networks to the drive.

“Today, digital storage is important for everyone who uses a personal computer or a mobile device,” said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing for Seagate. “We are all creating content, whether that be photos from our last activity, video of a baby’s first steps or a proposal for your next project. All of these files hold a special place of importance and Seagate is in the business of providing products that can store those valuable files.”

“Seagate Backup Plus has been designed to make the chore of backing up as simple as possible. This compact, attractive external storage is hassle free and includes our Dashboard backup software for easy backup of social media albums, PC content and now even your mobile devices. Seagate is committed to continue our product innovation in order to provide our customers with the quality they expect and new benefits to address their current storage needs.”

New for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the addition of a mobile backup application to provide protection for one’s digital data on nearly every device. By simply installing the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, one can easily back up all of the pictures and videos from that device to the drive or a cloud service. While on a home network, content from mobile devices can be sent directly to the drive via a Wi-Fi connection. Cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive can be used for backup while on the road.

“Mobile devices account for the largest amount of captured video and photos today,” said Chris Chute, research director for IDC’s Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice. “Seven out of every ten pictures captured in 2013 were taken with a smartphone. As a greater portion of our memories are captured by the handheld devices, it becomes increasingly more important that these files be backed up either to a cloud service or locally.”

Backup Plus external storage is available in a range of capacities to fit every size of job. The USB 3.0-powered, 2TB drive is the highest capacity drive fitting into a 12.1mm form factor. The metal-top case of these drives, available in red, blue, black and silver, is designed to resist scratches and fingerprints. :

Seagate Backup Plus storage is currently available from Amazon and Seagate.com by capacity: for Backup Plus Slim portable: 500GB Slim - $99.99, 1TB Slim - $119.99 MSRP, 2TB Slim - $179.99 and the 4TB Fast - $299.99.

The high-capacity Seagate Backup Plus desktop 3.5-inch is available in 2TB - $129.99, 3TB - $159.99, 4TB - $229.99. All prices are MSRP.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : 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

Western Digital Black Gen
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktop power users on a budget will often pair an SSD boot drive with a cheap, spacious 5400+ RPM desktop drive like the 3 TB Western Digital Green (WD30EZRX). However, while the latest 5400+ RPM hard disk drives can deliver very good throughputs, they are still much slower in random accesses. So, those who can afford it will still go for high-performance 7,200 RPM hard disk drives, like the new-generation Western Digital Black hard disk drives. The new-generation Western Digital Black family differs from the previous generation by its use of Advanced Format Technology, which allows for greater capacity and throughput. The new Western Digital Black family now consists of five models, which differ only in their storage capacities.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com
"The focus of this PCSTATS review is Seagate's 2TB Backup Plus Slim external USB 3.0 hard drive. The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer. The whole package weighs 150 grams and is just over 12mm thick - about the size of a smart phone. Power for the drive is supplied via the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port. The Backup Plus Slim looks every bit like the Monolith from Kubrick's 2001:A Space Odyssey, but inside is a not particularly remarkable 5400RPM, 3-platter hard disk with 32MB of cache."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Seagate NAS and WD Red HDD DAS RAID Performance Analysis
     Thu, Jan 23 2014 | 3:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate NAS and the WD Red hard drives go head-to-head in our DAS RAID 0 and RAID 5 tests. Let`s see which one is the best choice."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: The SSD Endurance Experiment: 500TB update
     Thu, Jan 23 2014 | 12:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached the half-petabyte mark, so it`s time for another checkup."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Western Digital My Cloud 2TB NAS Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jan 22 2014 | 4:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since the emergence of Solid-State Drives, there?s been a conundrum facing laptop users in regards to storage options. Storage could be fast, large capacity, or low price ? pick two of the three. We?ve seen hybrid drives that mesh SSDs with HDDs using a caching method to boost performance but generally the SSD portion is less than ideal. Western Digital has a new spin on this concept with a hybrid drive of a different sort that they?ve aptly named Black². With it, they?ve actually combined a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD on a single drive, although separate save for the the SATA III interface they share. Before you go wetting yourself with anticipation, have a look at the performance numbers and our impressions to see if it truly delivers full SSD performance with HDD capacity..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Incoming Blu-ray Release Deluge - September to December 2012
     Wed, Jan 22 2014 | 12:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ben takes a look at the incredibly busy upcoming Blu-ray release schedule covering September till the end of 2012. Time to get excited?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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