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News: Samsungs 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 8:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive`s unique buffering tech and explore how it affects performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all of the capacity sizes in hand, we`re finally ready to take a closer look at the Crucial M500 products. We start things off with the 120GB model, the smallest capacity size in the new SSD series."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 138: Samsungs snazzy SSD and Intels automagical data center
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 1:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week on the podcast, we discuss the health of the PC gaming industry, Samsung`s newest budget SSD, Intel`s datacenter developments, and the current state of Internet surveillance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Iomega PX6-300D Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Jul 27 2013 | 3:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the Iomega PX6-300D - a network storage device capable of housing up to six HDDs and coming equipped with a software UI to even the most demanding of requirements for the home/small office network."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Icy Dock MB882SP and MB982IP Hard Drive Converter Reviews @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 3:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have hardware that doesnt support 2.5 hard drives and would like to step up to a SSD or one of the new hybrid 2.5 hard drives, you have a few choices. One option is to get a bracket to install the 2.5 drive into a 3.5 drive bay. However, that is often times not a good option, Icy Dock has shown us a better way to convert 2.5 drives into the 3.5 form factor. Using either of their converter enclosures will allow you to use a 2.5 drive in a 3.5 drive bay, a NAS, server, external hard drive enclosure or virtually any device that uses 3.5 hard drives..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Western Digital SE 4TB Hard Drive Review (Single & RAID)
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital`s SE 4TTB is a drive which targets entry level enterprise customers who are seeking a scalable, large capacity solution that can easily be expanded should the need arise."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB RAID 0 3-Drive SSD Review
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hot on the heels of our Extreme II 3 drive RAID 0 Review we have another; this time featuring our current performance juggernaut the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SATA III SSD. This review will be our second official 3 drive RAID 0 review since migrating to Haswell.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

 
VisionTek GoDrive 480GB
     Sun, Jul 21 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“As more consumers move to SSDs, the choices are many in terms of models and capacities. If you have need of a larger drive capacity, then budget certainly becomes a consideration for those who want something affordable without having to compromise performance. Choosing a SandForce-based SSD is a safe bet for most consumers, as these drives offer a strong blend of speed and affordability. There are many on the market, and today we’re looking at one from VisionTek, the GoDrive 480GB. With a larger capacity to suit those with such needs, and coming with a very attractive price tag of $400, the VisionTek GoDrive 480GB looks rather enticing. But what about performance? Can this SSD put up numbers worthy of the price? Let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB Portable HDD Review
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD has enriched the My Passport line-up with tons of new software features, and it all starts with the Ultra."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

The SSD Review has Posted a New Article!
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps the most respect an SSD review site can gain is to be trusted to report on SSDs that carry with them a great deal of confidentiality and secrecy in their purpose and design. Being consistently chosen as the first and one of the very limited evaluators is icing on the cake. Such is the case between The SSD Review and TCS and has been for some time as we have previously published reports for the TCS Galatea and TCS Proteus SSDs. Our report today is rather special as we are looking at an entirely new design from TCS, one that has been aptly named the TCS BGADrive. The TCS BGADrive was released in January 2013 and one can`t imagine the work it takes to get from a simple conversation to final hands-on analysis and report of such equipment. This has been months in the making and much more cooperation than we have ever seen for a review prior. As much as cannot be spoken of or shown, we think our end report will grab and hold your attention as the TCS BGADrive is definitely something we don`t get our hands on every day. Two things stand out when we speak of TCS products, and these are MIL-STD-810 and the fact that these SSDs are created and trusted for `mission critical applications`. Defined, a mission critical application is one in which the failure of the device could result, directly or indirectly, in personal injury or death. These applications demand equipment that can stand well above the norm in pressure, shock and weather conditions, and that is what MIL-STD-810 is intended for."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our search to find a Crucial M500 960GB for sale, we stumbled across a new high-capacity SSD. The MyDigitalSSD BP4 is a solid product, we`ve already tested the other capacity sizes, but today we see if the large capacity model does as well as the smaller versions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: OCZs Vertex 450 solid-state drive reviewed
     Fri, Jul 19 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s Vertex 450 SSD returns to the family`s roots, combining an updated Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with the latest 20-nm NAND. We explore how this mid-range drive stacks up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

VR-Zone Posts Intel SSD 5Q Roadmap LSI SandForce Based 530 and 1500/2500 Pro M.2 SSDs On The Way
     Thu, Jul 18 2013 | 11:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We aren`t quite sure how they do it but VR-Zone has discovered and published the Intel SSD Roadmap once again, revealing that we should be seeing a 530 release, along with new M.2 NGFF form factors released in the very near future. Believing to remain with LSI SandForce, the 5Q Roadmap identifies the 530 as being available in both SATA 3 and M.2 capacities, based on 20nm memory and reaching a top capacity of 360GB, with higher capacities to appear down the road."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

The History Of The Hard Drive @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 18 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In 1953, engineers in IBMs California-based laboratory invented the very first hard drive. Since that first disk drive, technological advances have been made at an astonishing rate, with data capacity increasing and size and price decreasing exponentially, year on year. 60 years on, the hard drives of today are unrecognizable from the first models, which took up an entire room. Hard drives today are measured in terms of gigabytes and terabytes, rather than megabytes-an amount of data that would have been almost unimaginable in the early history of computers. Here we take a look back at the evolution of the hard drive as it grew from 5MB to 4TB."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB / Barracuda XT 4TB review
     Wed, Jul 17 2013 | 6:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Desktop HDD.15 4TB is Seagate's official 4TB disk for use in desktop PCs. Unlike the 7200.14 disks, it runs at 5900 rpm, which means lower performance. The high data-density does make the Desktop HDD.15 4TB somewhat faster than most 5400/5900 rpm disks. Just like the 7200.14 disks, the Desktop HDD.15 contains 1TB platters, four of them in this case.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SanDisk Extreme II SSD Review (480GB)
     Wed, Jul 17 2013 | 5:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago we posted a review on the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB capacity SSD and it turned out to be one of the stronger contenders we have seen to date, and most definitely the strongest using a Marvell controller. We wanted to today follow that up with an analysis of that same drive, this time in the 480GB capacity, as a form of confirmation that this SSD has what it takes to stand up there with the best.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

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