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WD Executive Summit: Trends in data storage
     Mon, Jun 24 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Storage solutions are evolving rapidly, that much was clear at the WD conference in Turkey. Western Digital, along with hard disk manufacturer HGST, provided a glimpse into the future.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Crucial M500 480GB SSD
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives. Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

SanDisk Extreme II SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Odds are, if you've bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late '80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it's should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company's own NAND flash memory and Marvel's popular 88SSS9187 controller. The new drives are members of SanDisk's Extreme II family of products and target PC enthusiasts, gamers, and multi-media aficionados...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

KingSpec Challenger E3000 120GB SSD
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Another in the list of SandForce SSDs is the latest from KingSpec, called the Challenger E3000. It’s an Enterprise-targeted drive, with great random write performance. While KingSpec may not be well known to many of our readers, they are a company based in Shenzhen, China and only produce SSDs, nothing else. Strictly speaking, based on such a specific product lineup, KingSpec has an enormous capacity to produce a huge volume of drives for the market. We love competition, so this new SSD should be interesting. Can the KingSpec Challenger E3000 live up to its billing? Let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive Review:
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ already offers a wide array of popular, high performance SSDs, but to the company's credit, it's not resting on its laurels. After employing SandForce controllers on some of the earlier Vertex SSDs, OCZ snapped up Indilinx and is using what is now its own proprietary silicon in many of its drives. Thus, the brand new OCZ Vertex 450 SSD we'll be showing you here today with an Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10 series controller inside, is very much a "vertical" effort, with the Indilinx and OCZ-owned PLX teams building both the silicon and firmware. The 256GB version, which is the model we put on the test bench, has sequential read/write speed ratings of 540/525 MBps and 85,000/90,000 4KB random read/write IOPS. Come take a look at the new OCZ Vertex 450...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Buffalo DriveStation DDR3 review: external
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost every part of computers have evolved rapidly over the past few years, with the exception of conventional hard disks. The performance of processors, graphics cards and other components has increased significantly, but the speed of hard disks has been a bit stagnant. Buffalo attempts the break the mold with its new DriveStation DDR3, an external hard disk with USB 3.0 and 1 GB of DDR3 RAM.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Monster Digital OverDrive 3.0 512GB External SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the gaining popularity of SSDs, it was only a matter of time until we started seeing large capacity external SSDs hit the street and the time has come. Whereas less than seven days ago we had never had an external SSD of 512GB capacity, today I have three 512GB and a 1TB external SSDs sitting in front of me as I type. As an added benefit, we can state right off that these external SSDs are probably the most powerful manufactured to date and surprisingly, all can be thrown in your pocket. Today we are going to rip apart and test the new Monster Digital OverDrive 3.0 External SSD seen here. Monster has just released this SSD in several capacities, ranging from 128GB all the way to 1TB. Regardless of capacity, the form factor is the same and this SSD is smaller and thinner than just about any cell phone at 60mm x 126mm x 8mm.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

 
A look at SanDisks Extreme II SSD Architecture
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today SanDisk launches a new flagship SSD for the enthusiast market. We`ll have three reviews with performance data, but to start today out, let`s take a look at what Extreme II has under the hood."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ADATA M.2 SSDs Performance Preview and the NGFF Story
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to old and new friends, we managed to piece together the parts needed to get a M.2 (NGFF) preview together before anyone else, and wrap our heads around how all of this is going to roll out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SanDisk 240 GB Extreme II SSD Review
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 3:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk releases its Extreme II series SSD, which features the Marvell 9187 controller in concert with 19nm eX2 ABL MLC NAND. The competition is heating up as another manufacturer with massive foundry capabilities releases a new SSD. Will the Extreme II "blaze through your day" and "keep you ahead of deadlines?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 20 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So let`s get down to brass tacks. Is the Patriot Supersonic Magnum worthy of its relatively high (in terms of dollars / gigabyte) cost? Honestly it really depends on how you`re intending to use it. The Magnum could easily serve as a high-speed backup drive, a LAN-friendly drive that holds game ISOs, or a storage device for high-speed dumps of raw HD video footage. There`s also the inherent shock and vibration resistance of Flash-based media that makes the Magnum far more rugged than any external HDD. If you need fast, reliable, and spacious storage on the go, this drive is certainly worth a few moments of your time to consider. After all, a few moments are all it needs to transfer your data anyway."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

[Affiliates News] ASUSTOR AS-602T Network Attac hed Storage System Review @
     Wed, Jun 19 2013 | 8:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is this the QNAP killer? Let`s see what ASUSTOR`s 2-bay NAS has in store for us."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

[Affiliates News] OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB Solid S tate Drive Review @ APH
     Wed, Jun 19 2013 | 8:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What does OCZ`s 20nm flash IC die shrink bring to the table? Let`s put it to the benchmarks."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Intel DC S3500 Data Center SSD Review (480GB x 4) Speed Great Features and Rock Bottom Prices
     Tue, Jun 18 2013 | 7:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let`s make it clear right from the start and not mix words when we say that the Intel DC S3500 is an enterprise/data center SSD through and through. Availability and pricing of the DC S3500 found early on the morning of release, however, is definitely going to tempt more than just the data center crowd. After all, the Intel DC S3500 has speeds above 500MB/s, 75K IOPS, AES 256-bit encryption, power loss data protection, advanced error correction, availability in 5mm and 7mm form factors, multiple capacities, up to 450TBW and a five year warranty. Compound this with great pricing (http://thessdreview.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3d9b6193ffd32dd60e84fc74b&id=1800a17b9f&e=00e2c00bf2) and a controller that many have been just itching to see in a consumer SSD for some time and Intel just may have unexpectedly stumbled on a new crowd of buyers."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Toshiba THNSNH 256 GB SSD @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Jun 17 2013 | 4:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently tested the 512 GB version of Toshiba`s latest SSD with 19 nm flash chips and a rebranded Marvell controller. Today, we are looking at the 256 GB version to investigate whether the smaller capacity reduces performance, or if it too manages to claim the performance throne."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

SilverStone DS322 Dual Bay USB 3.0 Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jun 17 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sometimes it can be hard to find an easy, affordable and reliable solution for external PC backups in one product. I have used several HDD enclosures and NAS products from several different makers and never really fell in love with any of them. Most of them have extremely complicated menus that you have to sift through to try and figure out how to change the RAID setup of the device. Then you have to wait several hours just for it to format a few hundred Gigs of space. In the past, when deciding on a RAID capable enclosure you really need to prioritize what is important to you and ask yourself a few questions. How much does it cost? How reliable it is? How easy is it to use? Keep all of those questions in mind as you read this review and I think you will be pleasantly surprised with this enclosure."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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