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How-to: copy HDD to SSD with correct 4k alignment
     Mon, Aug 12 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you copy the contents of a hard disk from a PC or laptop to an SSD you have to make sure that the placement of the partitions corresponds to the underlying hardware structure. The same is true for the latest generation of hard disks. Today we'll discuss what this so-called '4k alignment' really means and what you can do in order to prevent a decrease in performance.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review
     Mon, Aug 12 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 335 Series SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 80GB, 180GB, and 240GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 500 MB/s sequential read and 450 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, OCZ, ADATA and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review
     Sat, Aug 10 2013 | 10:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Three down, one to go. Today we look at the final capacity size in the Crucial M500 product family, the 480GB model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

EVO 750GB SSD Review
     Fri, Aug 09 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We would like to inform you about the latest review published on Myce.com. This time we published a review with the title Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD Review.
  FULL STORY @ MYCE

Seagate Slim Portable 500GB Hard Disk Drive
     Thu, Aug 08 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate, with its Dashboard software and Slim Portable, offers the best "Bang for your Buck" in portable backup solutions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Silicon Power Diamond D20 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     Thu, Aug 08 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m a firm believer that no matter how much storage space one has it`s never enough at least not the way things are currently so i always like to keep quite a few TB`s of empty space around just in case. Unfortunately although 5TB 3.5 desktop hard drives are just right around the corner the small size of 2.5 HDDs has kept things slightly less impressive and so it may be quite a few years before we finally see even 4TB portable drives. However in a way the very definition of portable means that you can`t expect to have the same things on the go like you do at the comfort of your home or work so for most people even 500GB are obviously more than enough to handle their mobile storage needs. Today on our test bench we have one such portable hard drive and more specifically the latest Diamond D20 500GB USB 3.0 model by our friends over at Silicon Power."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM Enterprise 12Gb/s SSD Review
     Thu, Aug 08 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM brings PCIe-like performance to a 2.5 form factor SSD with the new 12Gb/s SAS interface."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
QNAP TS-421 and TS-420
     Wed, Aug 07 2013 | 4:40P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we kick started our testing with the custom download file transfer tests this seemed to be very much the case. In fact the extra WD Red hard drives which formed a RAID5 configuration appeared to be putting the larger 4-bay models at an advantage. When moving a single large file the TS-421 was 5% faster than the TS-221, while the TS-420 crushed the TS-220 by a whopping 29% margin.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ADATA SX300 256GB mSATA SSD Review
     Wed, Aug 07 2013 | 4:35P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we did deep and take a close look at ADATA's SX300 256GB mSATA SSD. It uses new IMFT 20nm flash, but is that a good thing?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SanDisk Extreme II RAID 0 (3) Drive Array SSD Review @ RWLabs
     Wed, Aug 07 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 3 drive SanDisk Extreme II array broke a lot of lab records today and clearly displayed that SanDisk has on their hands a top tier drive capable of jaw dropping performance.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Seagate 600 Series SSD 480 GB ST480HM000 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Aug 07 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate is trying to establish a strong presence in the SSD market using their new 600 and 600 Pro SSDs, which are based on a Link-A-Media controller. Clocking in at $400 for the 480 GB version, our testing shows good price/performance, at affordable storage cost."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

budget-focused 840 Series
     Mon, Aug 05 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's a new lineup of Samsung solid-state drives on the way. This one seems poised to supplant the budget-focused 840 Series, and it claims to deliver both better write performance and higher-capacity options.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

entry-level 840 EVO SSD
     Mon, Aug 05 2013 | 9:01A | 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

240GB OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive
     Mon, Aug 05 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last time we tested the OCZ Vertex 4, it was powered by a dual-core Marvell controller that combined technology from separate sources. This time, the OCZ Vertex 450 solid state drive is made of in-house components. Featuring an Indilinx BF3-M10 Barefoot 3 controller that supports 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components with AES-256 encryption and Trim support, Vertex 450 is good for 540 MB/s read speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vertex 450 SSD, model VTX450-25SAT3-256G, against the leading competition.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

The Great SSD Flash Shortage of 2013 - EOL
     Sun, Aug 04 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Most SSD products with 25nm IMFT NAND are now end of life, but finding products with 20nm flash is difficult. Companies that traditionally used IMFT NAND are now turning to Toshiba and SanDisk to keep product going."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung intros faster SSD, sheds
     Sun, Aug 04 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At its event in Korea, Samsung just introduced the new 840 EVO series of SSDs. It's set to replace existing 840 SSDs, will have capacities of up to 1 TB and will be capable of much higher write speeds. Aside from introducing a new product series, Samsung also shared its vision on the future of SSDs. Serial ATA will be replaced by PCI-Express as primary interface, and the software controller AHCI will be replaced by NVM Express. Both should lead to a significant performance boost, especially when combined.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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